Released in 2009, the Ping i15 Irons are primarily designed and intended for use by the better standard of player, mainly the mid to low handicapper.
They're quite nice looking and well designed irons, and do sport some sharp graphics. They usually come equipped with the Ping AWT steel shafts, which were the shafts on the i15 models we tested, in regular flex.
In comparison to the i10 irons from Ping, the heads on the i15s appear slightly larger, and have a thicker top line. Though they do sit behind the ball quite well at address, and certainly don't give off the appearance of a club that would be difficult to hit.
In fact we actually found them quite straight forward to hit, even the longer irons aren't really that intimidating at all. Through out the set the i15s feel good at impact and the golf ball generally comes off the face fairly solid most of the time, regularly producing a very penetrating and powerful ball flight.
We weren't really sure if the i15 irons would be all that forgiving initially before we played them, but that's what we saw. Very bad miss-hits will still be punished to some degree, but it was pleasant to see that there is a reasonable margin for error.
However despite providing golfers with a decent amount of forgiveness, the i15 irons still provide enough workability to please the better player. It doesn't take a great amount of effort to produce a fade or a draw when hitting a shot.
The shorter irons in particular give you a lot of control of the golf ball, spinning approach shots can be done with relative ease, and the ball flight is still quite penetrating, even with the wedge.
On the whole the Ping i15 irons are a very efficient set of golf clubs. They have the combination of providing enough forgiveness and being easy enough to hit for the mid handicappers, and offering enough control to the low handicappers.
In terms of value for money, the Ping i15 Irons are quite reasonably priced just now in 2012. Prices can vary slightly but brand new the clubs generally retail at around £450 or $732.
|Easy To Hit||7/10|
|Value For Money||8/10|