New Ping utility iron that Tony Finau is testing - shot @ 2018 US Open

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  • LaLongDriverLaLongDriver Members  84WRX Points: 55Posts: 84 Fairways
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    What's the point of that milled out section of the club?
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  • DizzDizz J.W. Members  14258WRX Points: 2Posts: 14,258 Titanium Tees
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    Looks like tinkering with the weight to change the CoG would be my best guess unless it’s totally for looks... LOL.
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  • From_Parts_UnknownFrom_Parts_Unknown Members  1945WRX Points: 301Posts: 1,945 Platinum Tees
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    Dizz wrote:


    Looks like tinkering with the weight to change the CoG would be my best guess unless it's totally for looks... LOL.




    Maybe that's where the badge will go for production? I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this won't be a utility club and Ping will actually make a full set of these irons. Furthermore, I'm just going to randomly throw out a name, the i500. I could be wrong, have been plenty of times in the past.
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  • Olson12Olson12 ClubWRX  2206WRX Points: 125Handicap: 3Posts: 2,206 ClubWRX
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    Theres another thread in here speculating that this is the new I500 irons and the part that is milled out is the i500 badging.





    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1651134-ping-i500-pics-incl/
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    Dizz wrote:


    Looks like tinkering with the weight to change the CoG would be my best guess unless it's totally for looks... LOL.




    Maybe that's where the badge will go for production? I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this won't be a utility club and Ping will actually make a full set of these irons. Furthermore, I'm just going to randomly throw out a name, the i500. I could be wrong, have been plenty of times in the past.




    Interesting, I didn't know random and quoted by multiple other places meant the same thing...
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    Dizz wrote:


    Looks like tinkering with the weight to change the CoG would be my best guess unless it's totally for looks... LOL.




    Maybe that's where the badge will go for production? I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this won't be a utility club and Ping will actually make a full set of these irons. Furthermore, I'm just going to randomly throw out a name, the i500. I could be wrong, have been plenty of times in the past.




    That’s probably also true but it looks like that screw is in the same area of the club head. So there’s definitely weight being moved in some capacity but I don’t know how much can be moved and how much effect it can really have.
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  • TdsjfbTdsjfb Members  371WRX Points: 91Posts: 371 Greens
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    Tough to see, but looks like a fair amount of offset.
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    swgolf12 wrote:

    Dizz wrote:


    Looks like tinkering with the weight to change the CoG would be my best guess unless it's totally for looks... LOL.




    Maybe that's where the badge will go for production? I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this won't be a utility club and Ping will actually make a full set of these irons. Furthermore, I'm just going to randomly throw out a name, the i500. I could be wrong, have been plenty of times in the past.




    Interesting, I didn't know random and quoted by multiple other places meant the same thing...




    This is the kind of crap you get when people start creating multiple threads for the same thing. Hopefully mods will merge this one with the original thread to stop the shenanigans.
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  • wfrogge1wfrogge1 Members  1282WRX Points: 218Posts: 1,282 Platinum Tees
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    You sure that is a utility iron?
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  • Orange HogOrange Hog Members  377WRX Points: 60Handicap: 12Posts: 377 Greens
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    wfrogge1 wrote:


    You sure that is a utility iron?




    My thought exactly. Seems pretty thin for a utility iron.



    Now if this happens to be a replacement for the iblade then these will be hot! I wonder if the screw on the toe means Ping is tinkering with a filled cavity?
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    Too soon?
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    sandy wrote:


    Got to love it another beat a dead horse thread that is becoming the norm around here. First appearance January 2018. Mods used to do a better job of consolidating threads.For the 1,000,000,000 time——hollow iron, no foam, screw for swing weighting..7 threads on same thing on front page. Who will start the 8th??




    Well i heard ping might be coming out with an i500 iron so I might start a thread about that.
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    sandy wrote:


    i500 not coming out after all. You can order it but release date not until February 2019...Might just sell the 3 iron to test the waters..




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    Ping i210 and i500 irons are being released in July. 100% confirmed from reliable source that receives a pay check from Ping.
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    What's the point of that milled out section of the club?




    I imagine it's either been milled out to remove the model number before an official announcement or they're going to pop a little medallion in there with the model number. I doubt it has anything to do with the clubs performance. I think the screw is to fine-tune club and swing weight at the factory, they can add more hot melt or propriety Ping Goo™ to dial the heads in.
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  • dave_3dave_3 Members  97WRX Points: 22Handicap: 7Posts: 97 Fairways
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    chip75 wrote:



    What's the point of that milled out section of the club?




    I imagine it's either been milled out to remove the model number before an official announcement or they're going to pop a little medallion in there with the model number. I doubt it has anything to do with the clubs performance. I think the screw is to fine-tune club and swing weight at the factory, they can add more hot melt or propriety Ping Goo™ to dial the heads in.




    correct. i saw one today with i500 hard stamped into the head. this has been milled out to protect identity.



    Definitely coming out this july
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