We were lucky enough to get a chance to try the new Ping Anser Forged iron at the Japan Golf Fair yesterday. The Anser Forged is slated for an April release here in Japan and features a sharp toe and straighter toe matched with a premium forged 8620 Carbon Steel body (this is a correction as I mistakenly said S25C earlier, 8620 Carbon is used in Adams Idea Pro Forged irons for example) and Tungsten Sole.
Ping fans are surely excited about a forged offering and they have every right to be as we hit the forged Anser and it is soft and easy to hit. The sole of the cavity which is hollow allows the weight to be pushed low with the heavy tungsten sole making for an easy and forgiving launch. The Anser Forged back cavity features a thicker sweet spot area for a pure feel. Look for the Ping Anser Forged to be available soon for pre -order at TSG!