Huge fan of your measurements and collection of irons stats over the years.
When available, could you please measure the new PING irons coming out in July?
Thanks, much appreciated!
When comparing the I E1 at 570 points to the S55 at 594 points, realize that that is very little difference and insignificant in terms of being able to tell a difference. Ralph will tell you that for most players it might be difficult to actually tell difference in clubs with a 100 to 150 point spread. You can look at the individual numbers and see where the slight differnces are, like the vertical cg. The .025 higher actual vertical cg on the I E1 does not necessarily make it more likely to hit thin shots. Hitting it thin is a swing problem. The slightly higher cg simply means that that there is less margin for driving the cg under the balls cg, which is critical for solid shots. Still, not much difference in terms of palaybility.
We received the new GMax and the I E1 Ping irons. I did the preliminary measurements and the GMAX came out 941 points (Ultra Game Improvement category) and the I E1 came out 570 points (Game Improvement category). These are just preliminary numbers, but should be close to the final. I hope to have the final numbers done this week.