PING G710 Irons Review

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The PING G710 irons are long and easy to hit.  Some of slickest looking SGI irons available.  Much improved sound and feel.

Introduction

PING is best known for the remarkable engineering that goes into their golf clubs, but the G710 irons show that they know how to make a club good looking, too.  While packing in more distance and forgiveness than any other PING iron, the company also upgraded the subjective elements so that players will not only benefit from having these in the bag, they’ll want to.

Looks

Any discussion of the PING G710’s looks has to start with the finish.  The shiny Hydropearl Stealth finish is an eye catcher in the bag.  This sleek color choice is complemented by the minimalist branding: “G710” in the cavity, “PING” on the hosel, and the iron number on the sole.  That’s it.  This is a master class in giving bag appeal to a super game improvement iron.

At address, the dark finish does its job by making the G710 irons look slim.  The top line is thinner than expected and well shaped.  This is a long club from heel to toe, but the contrast in the face makes it appear smaller by focusing your eye only on the grooved section.  There is a considerable amount of offset.

Sound & Feel

If the G700 irons had a shortcoming, it was their sound and feel.  They were a little loud and the sound was a bit unorthodox.  With the G710, PING has upgraded the impact sensations immensely.

Contact produces a solid feel that belies the thin face.  The sound is a bass-y “click” that’s rather quiet, especially for an SGI iron.

The one carryover from the G700 is the limited feedback.  With a MOI this high, it’s hard to locate impact precisely.  I could distinguish flush shots from big misses, but the in between shots were hard to pinpoint.

Performance

One of the things that PING is best known for is making easy to hit irons, so when they say that the G710 is their longest and most forgiving, that’s saying a lot.  The MOI is 5% higher than in the G700 irons (review HERE) thanks to the high density tungsten weights in the heel and toe.

In my testing, I saw exactly what I expected from the G710 irons: long shots landing in a tight circle.  These irons have plenty of ball speed, launch easily, and carry adequate spin to hold a green.  If you’re tired of distance irons that do nothing but fire knee-high rockets and knuckleballs, the G710 irons are the antidote.  I picked up a club of distance but maintained my landing angle.

More than any other club in the set, the 4-iron really impressed me.  As a low launching player, I struggle to get enough distance and consistency out of long irons.  With the G710 4I, the ball got up into a playable window, carried a long way, and landed as softly as I can reasonably expect.

As has become their norm, PING is offering a boatload of shaft options standard on the G710.  The new PING Alta Distanza is their lightest (43 grams), highest launching iron shaft yet.  In addition to two other proprietary PING shafts, there are options from Nippon, KBS, True Temper, UST, and Project X.

Finally, every set of PING G710 irons comes with Arccos Caddie Smart Grips.  The sensor is built directly into the grip of the irons so that you can track each shot.  PING also provides each customer with one free year of Arccos Caddie.  Additionally, if you order six or more irons, PING includes eight additional Arccos sensors so you can capture data from every club in your bag.

Conclusion

For many golfers, bagging the forgiving irons that they need is done reluctantly.  With the sharp looks and improved feel of the PING G710, that decision will be much easier.  Get to your local PING fitter to try a set for yourself.

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Matt Saternus

Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Plugged In Golf. He's worked in nearly every job in the golf industry from club fitting to instruction to writing and speaking. Matt lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

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52 Comments

  1. Is Arccoss working on anything that would make it possible to use their system without a phone in your pocket? That’s a nonstarter for me, and I have 4 clubs with the sensor and have never used it.

    • Matt Saternus

      Brandon,

      Their website shows an unavailable product called the “Link” which appears like it might be a solution for your problem (which I share). But for now, the short answer is no.

      Best,

      Matt

  2. Enjoyed comparisons to the G700 (my current gamer). Left unanswered was whether you think it would be worth considering an upgrade vs the G700 given the price (with the “get fitted” caveat of course).

    • Matt Saternus

      Mike,

      I always think it’s worth considering if you have a place where you can hit your current gamer against the latest and greatest. For me, the sound alone would make me give the new one a run.

      -Matt

  3. For a player looking to maximize distance while still maintaining a ball flight that provides plenty of spin and descent angle, would you say the Ping outperformed the Cobra Forged TEC regarding those 3 metrics??

    -Bobby-

    • Matt Saternus

      Bobby,

      The PING was longer for me, but it’s not really a fair comparison in my opinion. The PING G710 is a super game improvement iron, the Cobra Forged TEC is more in the “game improvement tech slammed into a players irons” category.
      Also, there’s the standard caveat of “it depends on the player.” If you can’t stand offset, the G710 will be a non-starter.

      Best,

      Matt

  4. Steven M.

    Are these clubs available in chrome finish or only in black?

  5. Glenn Funamoto

    I’ve used Archos for 3-years. I leave my phone in my push cart. That’s close enough for the signal to reach.

  6. I had a set of Pinseeker RB 350’s in the black, melatonin finish. Black stock graphite shafts. Great looking clubs. 20 years ago.

  7. Is it an iron for pro or easy to use for a week end golfer?

  8. Great review! Is there any word on the durability of the black finish? Do they scuff very easily? I think I he G700’s were a little notorious for this. Thanks.

    • Matt Saternus

      Ryan,

      Given that they just hit retail about a week ago, I don’t think anyone has that info yet.

      -Matt

    • Philip lowe

      Hi. I’ve got some g710
      Had them for 8 weeks and they have scratched really badly on the face ,and show little rust colour spots where they have scratches
      What’s yiur thoughts pleas

  9. Curtis Rountree

    What about controlling the trajectory with knockdowns.
    Is it easy?
    I’m still playing the I3 blades and I have yet come across a set of irons that perform the way they do. I’ve reshafted them 4 times due to wear.
    But the 710’s are very nice looking.

    • Matt Saternus

      Curtis,

      These are SGI clubs, so they’re designed to launch easily. Yes, you can flight them down, but that’s not really what they’re designed for.

      Best,

      Matt

  10. Rick Harrison

    Howdy… What’s the reasoning on “off set”… Does it help the higher handicap golfers.. And how is that accomplished!?

    • Matt Saternus

      Rick,

      Offset moves the CG back which promotes higher launch and also, in theory, provides help in closing the club face, thus combatting a slice.

      Best,

      Matt

  11. Arc cos can pair with Apple watch

  12. Jay Shinman

    Good!!!

  13. Michael flynn

    NEW PING IRONS ARE CLASSY LOOKING SAME AS A FABULOUS NEW 3 PIECE SUIT MY PROBLEM IS THAT I STRUGGLE TO GET A DEMO SET TO TRY ITS THE ONLY WAY FOR ME TO UPGRADE MY CLUBS Ping golf equipment has stood the years and years of time with standards always improving so these clubs have to be excellent

  14. Michael flynn

    WHAT SHAFT WOULD YOU RECOMEND FOR A HIGH HANDICAP GOLFER ON THE NEW IRONS WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

    • Matt Saternus

      Michael,

      There is a price difference between steel and graphite, but all the options within those categories cost the same. I would suggest seeing a PING fitter to find the best option for your swing.

      Best,

      Matt

  15. It is past time the mfgrs start putting lofts rather than calling them what they are not, like calling a 44 degree club a PW, it is or was a few years ago an 8 iron. So what is in a number, nothing other than at 44 degrees I can hit my PW farther than yours. Of course mine is 44 and yours is 47 to higher like the old Pings at 50. This is nothing but a marketing scheme for what we all have to have which is distance and we don’t care about fines, nothing but how far it goes. I have a set now that features a 44 degree wedge and it does go, of course it goes, but it does not stop going when it hits the Green. When will people learn, you can not learn distance, but you can workability.

    Get rid of what is common and just go to call them what they are, and that is lofts. If you want a 44 degree PW then call it 44 and then people will know what they really are hitting., and 5 degrees between clubs is plenty. What good is 3 degrees over 5 degrees. You can argue all you want but that is what I have found with one 60 yrs in the business as a player, club maker, club repair, and teacher, and my gamers are forged with my 47 degree PW and if I need more I hit more club, and all my Irons are 5 degrees apart.

    • I totally agree! Obviously your irons will go farther if the lofts are lower. Now people are forced to carry 3-4 wedges (other than pw). It’s getting ridiculous!

  16. Matt Flamm

    Matt, I went to Club Champion in Schaumburg for a fitting. Mike gave me a lot of choices. The Ping G710 irons really clicked for me. I can hardly wait to take delivery. Thanks for your advice.

  17. ORDERED MY IRONS OVER 3 WEEKS AND IT APPEARS THEY HAVE NOT EVEN STARTED MANUFACURING THEM AS OF YET. THIS MEANS IT COULD TAKE MORE THAT 2 MONTHS TO GET MY IRONS. WITH GOLF BEING SUCH A SHORT SEASON THIS IS VERY FRUSTRATING.

    • I ordered mine a few weeks after you. I called ping in AZ, due to COVID, they were waiting for heads. They associate expressed to me they were waiting for a large shipment in mid July. If you have your order number they can give you an approximate shipping date.

  18. How would you compare these to the Callaway Mavriks?

    • Matt Saternus

      Steve,

      They’re very comparable: both are at the leading edge of distance and forgiveness.

      Best,

      Matt

  19. Hi, how would you compare these to the Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo and their UHX irons? I hit around 100, swing pretty slow and like a good loft.
    Thanks.

    • Matt Saternus

      Raj,

      I haven’t hit the Launcher UHX or HB Turbo, but broadly speaking, yes, these are all SGI irons.

      Best,

      Matt

  20. Zachary Grayum

    I play in the pacific nw do you think these G710s or the Titleist T300 would get through the turf easier? Looking a buying one of the two sets shortly.

    • Matt Saternus

      Zachary,

      I would strongly suggest getting a fitting or at least demoing these irons on grass if turf interaction is a major concern. Both of these irons have wide soles and thus won’t want to dig very much.

      -Matt

  21. Can you get the 710’s without Arccoss?

    • Matt Saternus

      Keith,

      That’s an interesting question. I imagine that you could order them from PING without Arccos if you wanted to, but I believe that all stock sets have Arccos.

      Best,

      Matt

  22. Hi Matt
    I am 68 years old and playing to a 2 handicap. I have a set of ping 700 and like them. I went to champion clubs and they fitted me in apex 19 iron. They are great club But I hit my 700 a lot better. I’d like 710s and thinking of selling the Apex even though I am a 2 handicap at 68 I appreciate the help From the ping irons does that make sense.

  23. Gary W Dougherty

    Great review! I have a set of G410 irons 6-UW, regular graphite shafts. I am a 14 handicap and in my mid 60’s. Are the 710’s worth the upgrade?

    • Matt Saternus

      Gary,

      The 710s aren’t necessarily an upgrade, they’re just a different club. They’re going to be larger, possibly longer, more forgiving.

      Best,

      Matt

    • I am 68 and now play to a 14 handicap (previously was 16) and bought the G710’s last summer after doing an extensive fitting with numerous different sets. I have no regrets. Easy to hit. Frequently I have had a good shot and commented that the shot was “bought and paid for”.

  24. what is the hosel diameter of the ping g710 irons

    • Matt Saternus

      David,

      I’m not sure. All the other PING irons I’ve used have been .355, but the G710 could be different.

      -Matt

  25. Awesome review. I am planning on upgrading my irons to these. I am curious when the next generation of the g710 irons (ping g720?) will be coming out? 2021? Early 2022? Will the next generation of the g710 include the aggressive spin inducing grooves on the higher lofted clubs like the g425 offers?

    • Matt Saternus

      Josh,

      Those are all good questions, but unfortunately I don’t have any inside knowledge of PING’s release calendar. They typically follow a product cycle of about 18 months, so that would put a new 700 series iron around the end of this year.

      Best,

      Matt

  26. Could you strengthen the 4 iron to make a decent driving iron in these Matt???

  27. im a senior golfer and need a lighter shaft in graphite. cam they be purchased with a shaft weight in the 65 gram range?

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