PING i530 Irons feature a hollow body construction

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By Ed Travis

PING’s new i530 irons are hollow body construction for those wanting more distance from a blade looking iron with higher launch.

PING knows just because some players have more skill than average doesn’t mean they aren’t looking for more distance and the premium i530s are built to create more ball speed which translates into added yardage. All the design buttons are pushed in the i530: high flex face, low center of gravity, strong lofts and a polymer layer inside face for more solid feel at impact.

At address the new i530 look like a blade with minimal offset and a thin top line plus the sole is narrow for lesser turf interaction, all features batter players want in their irons.

“The continued popularity of distance irons has been an interesting and fun challenge for our engineers, especially in the players category where there is such an emphasis on the look of the iron,” said John K. Solheim, PING CEO & President. “In the case of the i530 iron, we’ve developed a stunning design that delivers significant distance gains through its innovative face technology along with the added benefit of control. We refer to it as a ‘playable distance’ iron. It appeals to the golfer whose primary goal is more distance who also relies on the precision of a players-style iron. That means longer iron shots with the consistency and predictability to stop the ball closer to the hole.”

Fast Facts PING i530 Irons
Better player distance iron
Hollow construction compact head
Maraging stainless steel forged face
Internal weighting pad
Toe weight screw
Tighter spaced milled grooves
Hydropearl 2.0 finish
Standard lofts: 5-iron 22°, pitching wedge 41°
Optional Power Spec & Retro Spec lofts
Stock shafts: Dynamic Gold Mid 100 & 115, PING Alta CB Black graphite
Stock grip: Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet
$205 each stock steel shaft & $220 each stock graphite shaft


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Ed Travis

Ed Travis is a national award winning golf journalist and has had a life long love affair with the game. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and as a senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him he still plays regularly and carries a handicap of 2. He and his wife live in suburban Orlando.