Ping's New "Anser" to Forged Irons
Ping Golf has never been a company to follow the crowd. Hence, it's taken the company more than 40 years to make a new forged iron. That iron has a familiar name: Anser.
Most people at first glance would think that the Anser forgings (suggested retail price $190 per club) are named after Ping's popular putters. Nope. The irons are named after an early iron model that Ping founder Karsten Solheim produced before he transitioned to the popular investment-casting process that spawned the Eye 2 irons, perhaps the most popular irons in golf history.
Combining an 8620 steel body and tungsten sole, Anser forged irons offer what people have come to expect from a Ping iron, forged or cast. The Anser features a machined face and grooves for better spin and control--something Ping knows more than a little about--as well as a set design for forgiveness in the long irons and greater control in the short irons.