I have not found any loss of distance with the I3+ irons. They are classic Ping creations. Ball peen blasted finish and feel similar to other Ping irons. They are certainly a very forgiving iron.
I have found them to be accurate and the spin rate off the scoring clubs remains more than acceptable.
I'm a 3 handicap and unlike many of the reviewers I cannot hit a 6 iron 180 yards. My six with the Mizuno's MP30's and the I3+ carries 160. I see no apparent diffence in carry.
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THey are very easy to draw or baby fade, but I confess that a power fade around a tree is not in the cards when it comes to this club. Baby fades (enough to suck it back 4 feet), draws, and power draws are pretty much the repertoire of these clubs.
As with all Ping irons, you cannot kill the surfaces of these PIng's even if you tried to. They are almost indestructable, excluding having them run over by your local Callaway rep.
I'm a member at one of the most difficult courses in Canada (Le Blainvillier). Fred Couples played here about 7 years ago and said that our greens were some of the fastest and most difficult that he had seen in a long time. To both stick and also to putt.
Its the only place that I know of where landing it pin high will still leave you in trouble if you cannot fade or pinch the ball. Yes, our greens are that tight. They usually roll around a 15.
So it suffices to say that these irons can stick it plenty.