PING Launches New G710 Iron Loaded Arccos Caddie Smart Grips

Ping is a big name in golf and their latest G710 iron is built for distance and also for high tech aficionados. The new G710 distance irons are built to deliver more forgiveness and distance than ever before, and they boast a dark, sleek finish, and, what’s most important, they’re now available (as standard) with Arccos Caddie Smart Grips. On top of that, you’ll get a free trial of the famous Arccos Caddie app, you know, that gizmo we told you about in a previous article.

Here’s PING President John K. Solheim on the new G710 irons:

“The G710 iron is our longest, most forgiving iron to date. It’s engineered for golfers who want to maximize both distance and forgiveness. In designing it, we also advanced other important attributes such as consistency, sound and feel without sacrificing performance. The hydropearl stealth chrome finish gives it a very sleek and attractive look. It’s a beautiful, high-performance design that will have broad appeal for golfers who want to hit the ball longer and straighter.”

PING Launches New G710 Iron Loaded Arccos Caddie Smart Grips

And speaking of “golf tradition meets high technology and they have a beautiful baby called G710”, Solheim was quoted as saying:

“I personally started using Arccos more than a year ago and have seen significant improvement across my entire game. It helps me during a round with club selection, and I really enjoy analyzing all the data after the round to uncover areas to help me play better. The Arccos Caddie app is a tremendous shot-tracking tool to help golfers lower their scores and have more fun on the course.”

Here’s the deal: the new G710 irons from Ping are the longest and most forgiving to date, and they continue the company’s tradition of making golf more fun and more easy for the average Joe Golf. And if you’re wondering how they managed to pull that off, we will tell you why these babies are better than others. It’s a well known fact that titanium is one of the best and toughest materials on the planet, which makes it ideal for using it for club faces. However, maraging steel is even better (and cheaper), and that’s why we see it used everywhere, in driving irons, fairway woods and hybrids. And it comes as no surprise that the new Ping G710 iron is designed with a maraging steel face, as the company’ engineers tried to hit the “masses of hungry golfers” with a relatively affordable product that’s also capable of delivering where it really counts: higher launch, faster ball speeds and greater moment of inertia or MOI.

PING Launches New G710 Iron Loaded Arccos Caddie Smart Grips

The new Ping G710 irons have an incredibly thin face, which was made possible by the maraging steel’s properties, i.e. its durability and high strength attributes. Hence, Ping’s engineers managed to create a thinner face, and another advantage of having a paper-thin (and light) club face is that you are able to move more discretionary mass around the head, in order to increase forgiveness and raise the moment of inertia. See how good engineering comes with all sorts of advantages? But Ping’s engineers did not stop at having a thin face: the face of the new G710 irons boasts variable wall thickness, i.e. it’s machined to perfection to deliver more speed around the hittable surface. Basically, you can say goodbye to those annoying miss hits, and you’ll be able to keep distances and ball speeds consistent with the new irons from Ping.

But the story doesn’t end here, as the face is just a small part of Ping’s technology love-story. The body of the G710 irons is specially designed to flex along with the face, so it does a great job in assisting with energy transfer to the golf ball. But don’t worry, having a maximized body doesn’t mean you won’t benefit from Ping’s iconic solid and pleasant feel. Forgiveness is a nice thing to have in a premium iron, but it doesn’t mean anything if the feel is lost. And trust us, this is not the case with the Ping G710.

PING Launches New G710 Iron Loaded Arccos Caddie Smart Grips

For math lovers, the G710 is claimed to be five percent faster compared to the previous generation, and we’re talking about a five percent boost in moment of inertia vs the older G700 generation. How did they do it, you asked? The G710 has a strategically placed tungsten weights in the heel and to, a nice engineering trick that allowed Ping to make the head smaller in size, while boosting forgiveness. For fashion conscious golfers the good news is that the new Ping irons look absolutely phenomenal, due to their hydropearl chrome finish with black PVD coating. This fancy sounding finish actually does a good job with the G710, as in it makes it hydrophobic (it repels water basically) and so you’ll benefit from better performance in wet conditions and through the turf. The finishing process employs two different stages in order to improve durability, i.e. don’t worry, the hydropearl thing will last you for a long time.
New-gen irons also mean new-gen shafts, hence the Ping G710 feature a brand spanking new (we know, we said new a lot in this phrase but we can’t help it) Alta Distanza Black 40 graphite shaft, which amazingly enough is researched and developed by Ping itself, and hence comes stock with no upcharge. The shaft is also incredibly lightweight and it’s designed to produce the maximum trajectory available in an iron shaft made by Ping, which means it’s great for golf players with slower swing speeds.

But what’s very avantgarde about the G710 irons is the fact that they came “stock” with Arccos Caddie Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet sensors, in three sizes. We all know that data is the name of the game in 2020, and gathering game-data is an important asset for every golfer looking to improve his game. Here the Arccos gizmo comes into play, and along with the sensors, you’ll get a free 90-day trial of the app, which is one of the best in the industry, as well as 8 extra screw-sensors (for free, mind you) if you order at least 6 G710 irons. After the ninety days free trial, you’ll have to cough-up almost $100 annually though for the Arccos app, so be advised. Finally, you must learn that the G710 irons from Ping are available for purchase for $175 in steel and $190 in graphite. Stock steel shafts are Ping AWT 2.0 (R, S, X), while the graphite options are more generous, including Alta CB Red powered by AWT (SR, R, X), Alta Distanza Black 40, UST Recoil 760 ES SmacWrap (A), UST Recoil 780 ES SmacWrap (R, S).