Iron Fitting

Iron Fitting

There are more than 10 million possible combinations with PING irons, which are custom built to different colour codes to fit players of varying sizes, swing tendencies and ball-flight preferences. From these measurements your fitter will build a club and begin the dynamic testing.
 

Wondering where you might fit? Take a look at the iconic PING Colour Code Chart below or use our Colour Code "calculator".

PING Color Code Chart
PING Color Code Chart chart that allows a golfer to look up the correct color code based on their height and wrist-to-floor measurement. Color Code Chart Plot the player's height and wrist-to-floor measurement and use the intersection point to determine the static shaft length and color code recommendation. If the player's intersection point falls outside of the highlighted diagonal band, slide the new intersection point horizontally until it meets the edge of the highlighted band. Use this point for the most accurate length and color code recommendation. 5'0" 5'1" 5'2" 5'3" 5'4" 5'5" 5'6" 5'7" 5'8" Height 5'11" 6'0" 6'1" 6'2" 6'3" 6'4" 6'5" 6'6" 6'7" -1 ½" -1" -½" Standard Length +½" +1" +1 ½" Maroon 5° Upright Silver 4° Upright White 3° Upright Green 2° Upright Blue 1° Upright Black Red 1° Flat Orange 2° Flat Brown 3° Flat Gold 4° Flat -1 ½" -1" -½" Standard Length +½" +1" +1 ½" 151-155 156-160 161-168 Height 169-183cm 184-191 192-196 197-201 Wrist To Floor (in) 40" 39" 38" 37" 36" 35" 34" 33" 32" 31" 30" 29" Wrist To Floor (cm) 100 95 90 85 80 75
To determine a starting point, plot your static color code by measuring your height, and wrist (on your glove hand) to floor.

The PING fitting mix and our process of elimination will identify an optimal model, length, color code, shaft, and grip. PING offers a variety of irons, ranging from compact players irons to game-enjoyment models.  During your initial interview, you will gain insight regarding the model best suited for you.
 

At the start of your fitting, we will measure your height and wrist-to-floor length (biometrics), which allows us to calculate your initial colour code (lie angle) and shaft-length recommendations. Establishing your most effective colour code is very important because it influences shot direction.
 

The Effects of Lie Angle
The Effects of Lie Angle TOE HEEL +2 +1 -1 -2
Establishing your most effective color code is very important because it influences shot direction.


Ideally, you will be fit outdoors where you can hit balls from natural grass, enabling a true evaluation of spin rates and turf interaction. PING uses Dual Doppler Radar technology that captures the greatest amount of detail and accuracy of club head movement and down-range ball flight. 
 

Indoors or out, PING’s time-tested fitting process is highly accurate – especially knowing we can rely on your biometrics to inform your specifications. PING research suggests that 75% of the time a player will fit into a dynamic colour code within one colour code of the static recommendation, while 95% will fit within two colour codes.
 

In addition to lie angle, another integral part of your sustained success will depend on optimizing your iron landing angles, which will enable greater stopping power. A steeper landing angle will help stop the ball more quickly, and a flatter landing angle can yield increased roll and cause you to miss more greens long. 
 

The decision to strive for a steeper or shallower landing angle is a key custom-fitting attribute personal to your launch conditions, goals, and playing conditions.  To determine the best landing angle for your desired stopping power, please refer to the landing angle guideline chart below:


Optimizing Your Stopping Power
Optimizing Your Stopping Power Imperial Metric LOW STOPPING POWER MID STOPPING POWER HIGH STOPPING POWER SWING SPEED [MPH] [KPH] BALL SPEED [MPH] [KPH] CARRY DISTANCE [YARDS] [METERS] LAUNCH ANGLE [DEGREES] SPIN RATE [RPM] LANDING ANGLE [DEGREES] LAUNCH ANGLE [DEGREES] SPIN RATE [RPM] LANDING ANGLE [DEGREES] LAUNCH ANGLE [DEGREES] SPIN RATE [RPM] LANDING ANGLE [DEGREES] 40-50 64-80 50-60 80-97 30-60 27-55 13°-16° 3000-4250 14°-19° 15°-18° 3750-4250 19°-24° 18°-21° 4000-5250 24°-29° 50-60 80-97 60-75 97-121 45-90 41-82 14°-17° 3500-4750 17°-23° 16°-19° 4250-5250 23°-29° 19°-22° 4500-5750 29°-35° 60-70 97-113 75-90 121-145 69-110 75-120 14°-17° 4000-5250 21°-28° 17°-20° 4750-5750 28°-35° 20°-23° 5000-6250 35°-42° 70-80 113-129 90-107 145-172 110-155 101-142 15°-17° 4750-5750 29°-34° 17°-19° 5250-6000 34°-40° 18°-21° 5500-6500 40°-46° 80-90 129-145 107-122 172-196 145-180 133-165 14°-16° 5550-6250 36°-40° 16°-18° 6000-6500 40°-44° 17°-19° 6250-7000 44°-49° 90-100 145-161 122-136 196-219 170-200 155-183 13°-15° 5750-6500 41°-44° 14°-16° 6250-6750 44°-47° 15°-17° 6500-7250 47°-51° 100+ 161+ 136+ 219+ 190+ 174+ 12°-14° 6000-6750 44°-46° 13°-15° 6500-7000 46°-49° 14°-16° 6750-7500 49°-52°

 

Ping Moments in History

Photo of Karsten and Louise Solheim circa 1970
1970
Karsten and Louise embark on a world tour to spread the word about PING.  They are involved in a car accident while visiting missionaries in India.  Karsten slices his chin in the accident and soon after grows his familiar goatee to hide the scar.  The goatee becomes Karsten's "trademark."

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