The Serene club head is designed with a 17-4 stainless steel and appears very similar to the G20. It features a thick top line and wide sole for increased forgiveness. In addition, the offset design will help players get the ball in the air. The purple grip and accents are sure to grab women’s attention. The Ping Serene iron has an appealing look, rating 9 out of 10.
I tested the Ping Serene iron with a Ping ULT 210 Lite stock shaft in a women’s flex. I also recruited a few of the women at my club to try the Serene irons. I felt it was important to allow women to be part of the review since a women’s club would give skewed results for a male golf professional. Obviously, the specs of the Serene are way off from my standard specs.
Ping did a great job of designing a forgiving iron for women players. The Ping Serene iron produced long and straight shots. Even with a women’s flex shaft I was hitting the Serene 7 iron approximately the same distance as my Ping 7 iron. Ball flight tended to be a piercing mid to high ball flight. My results were better than I expected. The ball traveled extremely straight even with the ladies flex shaft. The Serene irons are super easy to hit.
Three of the ladies on the range also tested out the Serene irons. They basically produced a mid ball flight. The Serene irons are designed with ultimate forgiveness in mind and designed to hit the ball high. However, the ladies just did not generate a very fast swing speed to launch the ball with a high trajectory. The Serene excelled from good lies where the ball is sitting up in the fairway. Results were not as good from bare or tight lies. Balls generally came out thin and a line drive. The ladies were all impressed and were looking forward to trying the hybrids that complement the set. Overall, I rate the performance of the Ping Serene irons at 9 out of 10.
The Ping Serene has a light weight feel to the club. In fact, the swing weight per iron is C4. The gap wedge through lob wedge are a bit heavier starting at C6 and ending at D0. Ladies should enjoy the light weight which will likely help increase swing speed. Impact with the Ping Serene irons feels very solid, especially shots struck in the sweet spot. The ball jumps off the face when you hit the sweet spot. It is easy to feel how forgiving the Serene irons perform on off center hits. The Serene irons offer a nice feedback and rate 9 out of 10.
Ping Serene irons are one of the best value clubs in the industry for women. With a solid price point and quality product women can’t go wrong with the Serene irons. The Serene set is typically sold with hybrids as a replacement to the 4 – 6 irons. However, players can pick and choose what irons they prefer and the price per Serene iron with a graphite shaft is $106 per club. With all this in mind, Ping’s Serene iron rates 9 out of 10 in terms of value.
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