There are more than 10 million possible combinations with PING irons, which are custom built to different color 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 Color Code Chart below:
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 color code (lie angle) and shaft-length recommendations. 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 color code within one color code of the static recommendation, while 95% will fit within two color 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: