Ping i500 Irons Review
Not going to lie, when the demo heads came through I did question as to what on earth these irons were but after I’d looked down on them and hit a few I suddenly changed my mind.
These irons look great but unlike other irons in their category they are LONG so are really going appeal to those better players who might be needing some more distance. As with the g700 irons, these are hollow and the 17-4 stainless steel body has a forged maraging C330 steel face that is plasma welded which really gives a great ball speed. These features do, however, come at a bit of a price in that the sound is rather tinny so whilst the look and playability are great, some better players may want to consider this.
Nonetheless, these are a great set of irons, they produce a great ball flight go a country mile and look fantastic. If you want even more distance, as with the i210 irons these come in a power spec which delfts them bit be mindful of the effect this may have on your distance control and the likely lowering of the ball flight as I’ve seen myself in fittings.
Andy's Pro Tip
Avoid the power spec in these irons unless you have been fitted at Ping. It’ll be hard to get these great irons airborne so accept the great distance gains already made.