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Ping Irons By Year

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Author Ned Howard - Golf PGA Teaching Professional

Author: Ned Howard – Retired PGA Teaching Professional

List Of All Ping Irons By Year

Ping Irons by Year Table:

Year ReleasedPing Iron Model
Blueprint Irons
2016i Blade Irons
G Irons
2015G Max Irons
i Irons
Ping Karsten Irons
2011Anser Irons
Ping G20 Irons
2008Rapture V2
Rhapsody Irons
2004S 59 Tour
2003S 59
G2 L
i3+ Blade
2000i3 Blade
i3 O Size
ISI Nickel
1994Zing 2
Zing 2 BeCu
Zing BeCu
Eye2 Dot
1989Eye2+ No+
1986Eye2 BeCu
1985Eye2 Square Groove
1984Eye2 EZ Lite
1969-1976Karsten I
Karsten II
Karsten III
Karsten IV

Ping Irons Over the Last 5 Years

2022 brought the newest edition of Ping irons with the i525. The i525 is considered a Players Distance Iron, a lot like the TaylorMade P790 irons. The i525 joins Ping’s current lineup of offerings.

Ping I525 Iron

Ping has the most iron selections it has ever had, to fit any style of player. Player irons such as Blueprint, iBlade, i525, and i210 are available alongside game improvement options such as G400, G410, and G425.

The Ping i210 Iron

The newest game improvement iron is the G425 irons. Released in 2021, they offer a more compact game improvement look than the G410. Although released in 2017, the G400 irons are still available at retail, and make for a decent cost friendly set of irons.

The 4, 6, 7, and Wedge of the Ping G425 Iron set

The player’s irons have seen a lot of technology improvements to gain distance and control in a player preferred compact look. The purest iron set available is the Blueprint irons, which are fully forged from 8620 carbon steel.

Photo of the Ping Blueprint Forged Iron

The last five years at Ping have brought some innovative iron options for all sorts of players. offering nearly 10 options, with different skill levels in mind, Ping has an iron available for every golfer.

Ping G Series Irons by Year

Ping G irons are specifically game improvement offerings. Starting in 2003 with the original G2, Ping’s goal was to make the game easier and more enjoyable for all comers. The line has been very successful for almost 20 years, and a top choice for weekend warriors.

The Ping G2 Iron

Over the years, Ping has made minor improvements to each model, which means every few years, you will see marked improvement over a previous set. The 2015 GMax used COR-EYE Tech for improved forgiveness on a larger area of the face.

Ping Gmax 7 Iron

Moving from the 2017 G400, to 2019 G410, and now the G425, Ping has mastered the variable face thickness in an iron, much like a driver, to increase distance and forgiveness. Higher MOI and offset in the long irons have positioned the G lineup of Ping as the ultimate game improvement iron.

Ping Irons History

Ping started in a garage in 1959, making putters, but it wasn’t until a decade later, in 1969, when the K1 irons were first made. For most of that decade, Ping was experimenting with milling a cavity back, and perimeter weighting for forgiveness, to make a revolutionary iron.

Karsten I 5 Iron

Ping then released the Ping Eye Irons in 1978. They featured an eye shaped scoop behind the face, which improved feel, and the overall look. Four years later though, Ping released the Eye2 Irons, which changed the game and put Ping on the map.

Ping Eye2 Iron

The Ping Eye2 became the best selling iron of all time. From origination in 1982, until the last iteration in 1990, the Ping Eye2 went through several changes in shape, sole, and groove design. The square groove design in 1985 was so effective, and ahead of the competition, they were deemed nonconforming by the USGA.

Sand Wedge from the Ping Eye2 set

Ping brought on a lawsuit regarding the groove design and measurements. The result was that the Eye2 square groove manufactured from 1985 to 1989 was grandfathered into competition. Ping has been regularly releasing new iron sets ever since.

How Often Does Ping Release New Irons

Ping began with just making slight changes to the same models, such as the Karsten, Eye, and Eye2. Starting in the 1990s Ping started releasing new iron models regularly. Every couple years in the 90s Ping would release a new iron set.

Ping i5 Iron

Going into the 2000s, with the discovery that there is a need for different iron sets for different skill levels, Ping started releasing a new set every year. Sometimes multiple models in the same year. With demand for golf clubs at an all time high, and the need for improvement, Ping has fallen in line with OEMs releasing new and improved sets every year.

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