Ping G430 10K Driver, G730 & i530 Irons and s159 Wedges

Ping’s new G430 10K Driver, G730 and i530 Irons and s159 Wedges could be the perfect clubs for your golf game. Let’s check them out.

G430 10K Driver

The G430 Max 10K is Ping’s most forgiving driver yet according to the American brand, which says it’s going to appeal to a huge range of golfers, from professional players to high handicappers. It’s called MAX 10K because it goes past the 10,000 g-cm² combined MOI threshold, making it the brand’s straightest and most forgiving driver ever.

Ping Driver

Firstly, this driver has a larger profile than the previous G430 Max. It’s Ping’s largest driver head yet. This will give confidence at address particularly to higher handicap golfers. The larger head also allows the extension of the perimeter weighting. This adds to the forgiveness.

 It also features the Carbon Fly Wrap seen before on the LST model and a fixed-back 28 gram weight. This weight pushes the mass down and back to add yet more forgiveness. It also optimises the centre of gravity position, lowering spin for fast ball speeds which adds distance.

The driver also has a shallower and thinner forged face for more face flexing, increasing ball speed. Then there’s the Trajectory Tuning 2.0 which uses a lightweight and aerodynamic hosel sleeve that provides eight positions to customize your trajectory.

Ping Driver

In terms of shafts, The PING Alta CB Black offers mid to high launch, the PING Tour 2.0 Chrome mid launch, and the PING Tour 2.0 Black the lowest trajectory.

If you have a slower swing speed, there is also the G430 max 10K High Launch option. This has an 18-gram back weight and lighter weight shafts to increase swing speed.

G730 Irons

Ping’s brand new G730 irons have been designed to increase distance and ball speed. This has been achieved through lowering the centre of gravity along with custom-engineered stronger lofts and a thinner face. But the brand says forgiveness has not been compromised.

A key design aspect is the PurFlex cavity badge that increases flex for more ball speed across the face. Ping has also included a 41 degree pitching wedge. This allows even gapping options across your irons and wedges set-up.


On these irons, one degree more bounce throughout the set improves turf interaction and the high-density tungsten toe and shaft tip weights pushes up forgiveness There is also the hydropearl 2.0 chrome finish which delivers even strikes in wet or dry conditions.

The stock shaft is True Temper’s new Dynamic Gold Mid 100 in multiple flexes, and the slightly heavier Dynamic Gold Mid 115.

i530 irons

These are player’s distance irons for golfers who want a compact, blade-style head with a goal of achieving more distance. They have been designed to launch the ball higher and further which comes from a forged, highly flexible steel C300 face and the 17-4 stainless steel hollow body.


Golfers who prefer blades will also like the compact head’s thin top line, narrow sole and shallow face height. There’s also precision-milled MicroMax grooves – tighter spacing with more grooves – which gives consistent launch and spin.

There’s a tungsten toe screw and shaft tip weights for swingweight fine-tuning, and the stock shaft are True Temper’s new Dynamic Gold Mid 100 in multiple flexes, and the slightly heavier Dynamic Gold Mid 115.

s159 Wedges

The Ping s159 wedges have recently been seen in the golf bag of Viktor Hovland. These are very clean looking with straighter leading edge and a classic chrome HydroPearl 2.0 finish. They are made from 8620 carbon steel with an elastomer insert behind the face for soft and responsive feel.

The wedges are available in two performance-enhancing finishes – Hybropearl 2.0 Chrome and Midnight – in all 25 loft/grind combinations. The 46 to 52-degree wedges are milled for greater control on full shots, while the 54 to 62-degree options have more tightly spaced MicroMax grooves.


They come with Ping’s lightweight Z-Z115 shaft and Ping’s 360 Dyla-wedge Lite grip, which is almost an inch longer than a traditional grip with a reduced taper. There’s also are quite a few grind options.

W Grind – Maximum forgiveness and a steep angle of attack. Available in 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°.

B Grind – Shallow angle of attack, neutral face delivery and low-bounce. Available in 58°, 60°.

S Grind – For a variety of conditions and techniques with ample bounce. Available in 46°, 48°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°.

H Grind – Steep angle of attack with a Half-Moon grind for softer conditions. Available in 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°.

T Grind – Most versatile option for medium to firm turf conditions. Available in 58°, 60°, 62°.

E Grind – Bunker club with relatively low bounce on square or slightly open face shots. Available in 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°.

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