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PING unveils i59 player’s irons and new Glide wedges

Low handicappers who appreciate the precision of hitting forged blades may not necessarily be looking for forgiveness in their irons, but PING has taken the leap to combine the two in their new i59 player’s irons.

“It’s a true forged blade on the outside, but inside it’s like nothing ever engineered in golf equipment,” said PING President John K. Solheim. “Our team took on the challenge of disrupting an iron category and they developed an iron unlike any other.”

Using a patent-pending technology called AlumiCore, approximately 30 grams of weight has been redistributed to the perimeter of each iron, elevating the moment of inertia to match PING’s larger i210 irons. The result is a forgiving, forged iron with a crisp, solid feel at impact that delivers lower launch and trajectory control with the precision expected from a blade design.

PING’s engineers designed the new Glide Forged Pro wedges for golfers who put special focus on saving shots into and around the green.

The tour-inspired, high-spinning design is offered in two grind profiles and multiple loft options to fit players who rely on precision and control to shoot lower scores. The new Emery face blast adds more texture to the hitting surface, creating higher friction and more interaction between the club and ball for more spin and lower launch.

“When you look at the Glide Forged Pro wedge, everything about it stands out,” Solheim said. “It’s a great-looking club with an amazing feel that performs beautifully. And,  it has the versatility to attract and benefit a lot of different skill levels.” 

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