This post provides a detailed analysis of the Ping G425 Irons Specs, together with a simple loft chart.
The Ping G425 irons are outright game improvement irons, catering for handicaps ranging from 5 all the way to 25. They are extremely easy to hit and they travel a country mile. They also manage to offer this game improvement technology in a relatively compact package.
Unlike so many game improvement irons which basically look like space ships attached to the end of a shaft, the G425 actually look like really nice golf clubs. It’s a very good combination of looks, performance, and forgiveness.
Ping G425 Irons Loft Chart
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As you can see from the Ping G425 Loft Chart above, the standard lofts of the G425 Irons are actually quite strong. This means that you should find that pretty much every iron from 4 iron to gap wedge travels a very healthy distance.
The scoring clubs still offer enough loft, with the sand wedge being 54.0° and the lob wedge being 58.0°. All in all, you should find that the standard loft offers the best combination of distance, trajectory, and gapping between clubs, for most players.
Power Spec Lofts
As you can see in the table above, the Power Spec lofts of the G425 irons range from 1.5 degrees to 2 degrees stronger than the standard lofts, across the entire set.
The strength of these lofts is most noticeable when looking at the 7 iron specifically. The standard loft 7 iron is 30 degrees. The power spec loft 7 iron is 28.5 degrees. That is an exceptionally low loft for a 7 iron. It is comparable to a traditional 5-iron loft.
From our perspective, the standard loft versions of the Ping G425 irons are well suited to the mid-handicap players that they are designed for. The lofts Power Spec versions are just a bit too extreme for most players.
With that being said, if you are a senior golfer or you have a very slow swing speed, the power spec versions could unlock a little bit of extra distance. For most players, however, the standard lofts should be perfectly fine.
Retro Spec Loft
The retro spec Ping G425 irons are between 1.5 and 2.5 degrees weaker than the standard lofts, across the set. The retro spec loft versions are most well suited to high swing speed players that still want the forgiveness and accuracy that the G425 irons can offer.
Importantly, if you have a fast swing speed (ie 100+mph) you might find that the distance gapping of the retro spec versions is actually a better match for your needs.
Said differently, having a bit more loft with the scoring clubs (8 iron to sand wedge) can improve your ability to stop the ball quickly on fast greens. It also ensures that the yardage gap between the scoring clubs isn’t too extreme. So instead of having a 15 yard gap between pitching wedge and gap wedge you are more likely to have a 10-12 yard gap, which can be preferable for high swing speed players.
Ping G425 Irons Length & Lie Angle Specs
Ping G425 Irons Offset Specs
Ping G425 Product Technology
A tungsten toe screw and hosel weight expand the perimeter weighting to create a new standard in forgiveness for an iron its size. The resilient hydropearl chrome finish repels moisture to improve performance from wet conditions.
A variable-thickness, Hyper 17-4 stainless steel face in the metal-wood-style design delivers our fastest ball speed ever in the G-Series for generating higher, longer results with stopping power.
A patented cascading sole and top-rail undercut combine to perform like a hinge, flexing to launch the ball faster and higher with green-holding precision consistently and predictably.
The G425 blade length is shorter than the G410 iron but the head has a higher MOI, and the clean, compact design presents an eye-pleasing address view that inspires confidence.
Extensive finite element analysis was used to develop a three-piece, multi-material cavity badge that covers more of the face to damp undesirable frequencies for superb feel and sound.
In the PING AWT 2.0 steel shaft, lighter long-iron shafts help square the clubface; short iron/wedge shafts are heavier for trajectory control and feel. The PING Alta CB Slate graphite option delivers high launch with stability and a consistent feel.
Ping G425 Irons FAQ
In a word, NO. There is not a single professional golfer that uses the Ping G425 Irons. This makes sense because the Ping G425 irons are designed for mid and high-handicap golfers with moderate swing speeds.
In terms of handicap range, the Ping G425 Irons cater to players ranging from a 5, all the way to a 25 handicap. If you are a pretty good golfer and you want irons that combine distance, accuracy and forgiveness in a reasonably compact iron head, you should definitely consider the G425s.
If you are a professional with a fast or super fast swing speed, you will probably need something sleeker, with weaker lofts and less offset. In other words, the technology that is specifically designed for mid-handicap players doesn’t necessarily benefit a professional golfer with better technique and a much faster swing speed.
The Ping G425 irons are designed for mid handicap and high handicap players, but some single figure golfers also choose to put them in the bag.
The Ping G425s can cater to golfers ranging from a 5, all the way to a 25 handicap.
That being said, the handicapp sweet spot is somewhere between 10 and 20. Players in this category stand the most to gain from strong lofted yet highly forgiving irons. If you have a moderate to medium fast swing speed, the Ping G425s could be a very good match for your game.