In 2003, Ping released its G2 High Launch irons to coincide with the standard set of G2 irons. They were meant to make the more difficult long irons a little easier to manage and are thus only available in 2,3,4 and 5 irons. They match the standard G2 set but have a few features that separate them for the purpose of their intent. Also available are G2 L, for ladies, and G2 EZ, for golfers with a weaker swing.
These irons are given a deep-cavity back and widened sole to produce more forgiveness for off-centre shots as well as a heavy perimeter weighting to lower the centre of gravity and allow for a higher trajectory. These features may promote accuracy and consistency but they are not ideal for working shots left or right, making them more suitable for golfers of a novice skill set.
The standard shaft for Ping G2 HL irons are strong flex True Temper steel which respond to an array of swing speeds and can minimise miss-hits. Graphite shafts can be inserted in place of steel and will add force and spin to every ball flight, but they can also lead to the magnification of slight fades or draws, turning them into uncontrollable slices or hooks.
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