Equipment

Ping S57 Irons

Photo: Schecter Lee

From Golf Magazine (Buyer's Guide, May 2009)
It's for: Highly-skilled players
Construction: Cast stainless steel

Mike Nicolette, senior design engineer: "The S57 represents the third-generation Ping blade and is the most sought after by our Tour pros. We tested the prototypes with several pros early in the year and they wanted to take sets with them. Unfortunately, we weren't ready to give them their sets. It was worth the wait, as several guys switched immediately."

How it works: Cast stainless steel heads come complete with a thin topline, narrow sole and machined face and grooves. Vertical weight bars reinforce the face for consistent feel and distance control. Tungsten toe weight locates the club's center of gravity in the middle of the face. The black pad, made of thermoplastic urethane, tempers vibration. Choose to be custom-fit for shaft length, grip size and one of 12 lie angles.

More information at pinggolf.com

From Golf Magazine (November 2008)
• Tungsten toe weight locates the club's center of gravity directly in the center of the face.
•Thermoplastic urethane (black pad) squelches vibration.
•Two vertical weight bars reinforce the face for consistent feel and distance control.
•You can be custom-fit for shaft length, grip size and any one of 12 lie angles.

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