The PING G30 iron gets a makeover in looks while still delivering the forgiveness and performance that have defined this line of irons over the years. A truly easy-to-hit iron that makes the game more fun.
No one in their right mind has ever accused PING’s G-series irons of being tough to play. In fact, they’re always some of the most forgiving, most fun-to-hit irons on the market. But, for those with “refined” (snobby) taste, they can be tough to look at. Enter the PING G30 irons which retain the forgiveness but offer a more “refined” look at address.
The G-series iron line has been around for more than a decade, but it gets a fresh update with the G30. The lofts are stronger than the previous G25, and the sole contours and the bounce profiles more closely match the i25 players iron. Why? To prevent digging into the ground and keep it moving on its path through the turf. Also, don't overlook the value of the stock CFS Distance shaft.
Are you sitting down? The PING G30 iron is really forgiving. I know that’s shocking news. Feel free to take a minute.
Jokes aside, the G30 is a great game improvement iron. It does exactly what it’s supposed to do: takes shots that are hit away from the center of the face and produces results that are nearly indistinguishable from pure strikes. From the PW to the 4-iron, my dispersion was tighter with the G30 than with my current gamers. Someone remind me why I don’t game these? Oh right, a potent mix of vanity and stupidity.
There was one surprising thing that I discovered in my launch monitor testing: the strong trajectory that these irons produce. One would expect that an iron that gets every shot airborne would also launch shots a mile into the air with uncontrollable spin. Not so. The G30 PW hit the exact same peak height as my i25 PW. When comparing the 4-irons, both launched at the same height, but the G30 spun slightly less despite launching more consistently. Damn you, PING, you’ve shot another hole in the story I tell about why I don’t play GI irons!