The Ping i59 irons are Ping’s premium player blades and they definitely look the part. Compact clubheads with a thin top line and minimal offset make these clubs feel and sound very much like forged irons and they produce a high, penetrating ball flight. The i59s are aimed at lower handicap players and they deliver on their promise of forgiveness in a players package.
The i59s are built with a forged 1025 carbon steel face, 17-4 stainless steel sole and an aluminum insert (called AlumiCore) that frees up 30 grams of mass to be moved to the perimeters by putting it in the heel and toe. This boosts the MOI so that the i59s have the same MOI as its older and bigger brother, the iBlade.
To prevent those dreaded fliers, the i59s have MicroMax Milled Grooves. These tighten the spacing between grooves to cram in four more grooves than the iBlade and they feature a new sidewall design that increases consistency of spin with distance. They also use a Hydropearl 2.0 finish to shed moisture for improved performance in wet conditions.
Corey Conners, Viktor Hovland and Hunter Mahan have all swapped their iBlades for the i59s and they are popular among tour pros as well as mid to high handicappers. The i59s are not for players who need huge amounts of forgiveness, but for those who can consistently strike the ball well they provide excellent value. You can buy ping s59 online.