With a very small blade design clubhead, less offset and relatively narrow soles the new Blueprint irons from PING are targeted for use by only the best players like Tour pros.
“As the name suggests, we’ve applied a Blueprint approach to the new irons,” said John Solheim, PING’s president. “Every detail is extremely precise and carefully calculated. The resulting design is spectacular in every way for the elite player — performance, feel and looks. It’s a true shot-maker’s iron crafted with precision, and for precision.”
“With that in mind,” Solheim continued, “we know the Blueprint iron isn’t for everyone. We encourage golfers interested in the Blueprint to get fit and compare it to other PING iron designs to find the best solution for their game. To paraphrase the warning sign next to the first tee at Bethpage Black that we saw so often last week during the PGA Championship, ‘The Blueprint is an extremely difficult iron to play, which we recommend only for highly skilled golfers.’ ”
Blueprints are made with a four-step forging process from 8620 carbon steel with a tungsten toe screw that provides help to resist twisting at impact and improve feel.
Brand & Model:
PING Blueprint irons
Four-Step forging from 8620 carbon steel
Tungsten toe weight
2-PW with ± 2° lie angle adjustability
Retail Price & Availability:
$230 per iron steel shafts. May be preordered now
Need to Know:
Arccos Smart Grip to collect data from each swing available as option. Five after market shafts at no upcharge. Being used on Tour my Louis Oosthuizen and Tony Finau.
In Case Anyone Should Ask:
Gear at Colonial:
Titleist continued to grab the most slots in the majority of players’ bags at Colonial Country Club (a.k.a. Hogan’s Alley) in Ft. Worth at the Charles Schwab Cup Challenge. Titleist’s number one categories in the field of 122:
Drivers – 37 with 35 being the 2019 TS model (TS2 – 8, TS3 – 22, TS4 – 5)
Hybrids – 18
Irons – 31
Wedges – 187 Vokey Design in sand, lob and approach categories (55% of all wedges)
Putters – 45 Scotty Cameron
Balls – 94 or 77% Pro V1 or Pro V1x (Callaway Chrome Soft Chrome Soft X 11 or 9%)
Kevin Na played mostly Callaway equipment for his win at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. This is his third career win and comes in the first year of his endorsement contract with Callaway.
Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic (9°) – Graphite Design Tour AD GP 6-TX shaft
Fairway wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (13.5°) – Project X Evenflow shaft
Hybrid: PXG 0317X Gen2 (19°) – Graphite DesignTour AD DI shaft
Irons: Callaway Rogue Pro (4), Callaway Apex Pro 16 (5-PW) – all True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (50°, 54°), Titleist Vokey Design Tour proto (60°) – all True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
Putter: Odyssey Toulon Madison
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x