“The Blueprint is an extremely difficult iron to play, which we recommend only for highly skilled golfers.”
On Monday (May 20, 2019), PING introduced the Blueprint iron, a forged-blade iron sized and shaped to ensure the workability and confidence required to play with score-lowering precision.
“As the name suggests, we’ve applied a Blueprint approach to the new irons,” said John K. Solheim, PING 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. The Blueprint is an extremely difficult iron to play, which we recommend only for highly skilled golfers.”
The PING Blueprint iron is a shot-makers design engineered for golfers seeking more precision from their iron game. Fully forged from 8620 carbon steel, it’s small, muscle-back design appeals to the player who puts a premium on workability and trajectory control. Shorter blade lengths and sole widths optimised for a variety of conditions give golfers the control to swing with confidence.
- 100% forged from 8620 carbon steel
- Muscle-back design for workability and versatility
- Clean, small profile for precise control
- Shorter blade lengths and narrower soles
- Machined face and grooves
- Tungsten toe weight
- Hydropearl 2.0 chrome finish
Tour inspired, Tour validated
Based on requests from several PING professionals for a blade-style iron sized and shaped to deliver more control and workability, PING’s engineering team took a scientific, methodical approach to the development and design of the Blueprint iron. Through on-course observation sessions and conversations with the players about the shots they rely on to excel in competition, the engineers be
gan the prototyping process to apply their learnings and gather additional feedback. After extensive in-house research with varying head sizes, the findings revealed the theory of “aim small, miss small” was validated by many of the highly skilled players in the test, who produced tighter stat areas when hitting the more compact head. That design was prototyped in limited quantities and released on tour nine months before the official introduction.
“When we launched it on tour, a few players put it in play immediately and it wasn’t long before we had our first win,” continued Solheim. “Based on a lot of their input, we were able to deliver exactly what they were looking for while expanding our iron offerings into a new category. We’re very pleased with the development process we went through and are looking forward to applying our learnings to future PING products.”
The 8620 carbon steel iron is available for pre-order and custom fitting at select On Course Golf shops beginning today. Find your nearest pro shop here.