I500 Questions and reviews...

russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,527 ✭✭
I am wondering everyone's feedback thus far on distance, workability forgiveness and all of the above??



I am gaming the forged tec Black cobras now and have shop credit to burn.



I never got along with any ping irons with the big bounces of their clubs except the S59 and Anser irons and S55 I liked.



Are the I500 players irons but longer and more forgiving but still look clean at address?



I heard they go way high so not sure what shaft to pair with them.



Thank you.
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  • WarEagleGolfWarEagleGolf Members Posts: 300 ✭✭
    edited Aug 21, 2018 #2
    Lots of threads on this but, I find them workable, flight able (is that a word?), And easy as heck to hit. Coming from s55, only real difference is they get bigger as you go up in irons. Looks are amazing, blade looking, sole about the same as s55, feel is subjective but I'm a fan. Huge fan. Irons have not been the problem with my game as of late.



    I use same shafts as my S55, don't think they launch higher but fly higher and stop right next to their pitch mark, even with longer irons. Wind hasn't affected them yet, but I haven't had a real windy day yet.
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  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,527 ✭✭


    Lots of threads on this but, I find them workable, flight able (is that a word?), And easy as heck to hit. Coming from s55, only real difference is they get bigger as you go up in irons. Looks are amazing, blade looking, sole about the same as s55, feel is subjective but I'm a fan. Huge fan. Irons have not been the problem with my game as of late.



    I use same shafts as my S55, don't think they launch higher but fly higher and stop right next to their pitch mark, even with longer irons. Wind hasn't affected them yet, but I haven't had a real windy day yet.




    Sweet, i watched some reviews and guys were saying low spin was an issue holding greens
  • TheBoomer TheBoomer Members Posts: 3,375 ✭✭
    They’re not an issue holding greens. I just didn’t like the feel coming from Miura , PXG and Epon

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  • jjfcpajjfcpa Members Posts: 373 ✭✭
    Previously played the Apex CF 16's from Callaway and the Rogue X from Callaway and recently got a set of i500s. I find them very similar to the Apex CF 16's only about 1/2 club longer and much more pleasing to the eye than the Rogue X, but not as long.
  • dre72dre72 Members Posts: 486 ✭✭
    I have 36 holes on mine and have had zero problem stopping them. I also have a set of 790's and had more of an issue stopping those than the i500's, although I did go with a different shaft. TBH I believe it is more the shaft than the head with the 790's. I have PX 6.0 in the i500's and Modus 130's in the 790's.
  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,527 ✭✭
    Good stuff thanks guys
  • blazman11blazman11 Members Posts: 453 ✭✭
    Came from i200 and using the same Steelfiber 95 shaft. Had the lofts changed to match i200s. So far through 3 rounds distances are equal but I get more stopping power with i500 due to additional height. I’m also seeing the same level of forgiveness.
  • bogey777bogey777 Members Posts: 106
    dre72 wrote:


    I have 36 holes on mine and have had zero problem stopping them. I also have a set of 790's and had more of an issue stopping those than the i500's, although I did go with a different shaft. TBH I believe it is more the shaft than the head with the 790's. I have PX 6.0 in the i500's and Modus 130's in the 790's.
    Dre72 if you could only play one or the other i500 or 790 which would it be ? i have the i500 with 6.0 LZ an i ordered a set of p790 to see which one stay in the bag
  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,527 ✭✭
    I hit them finally in s300 dg120 s300 and modus 105, similar results with all, modus i lost distance with but gelt good.



    Great looks super hi launch but i really liked them and will most likely order some to try
  • chisagchisag Members Posts: 2,934 ✭✭
    edited Aug 24, 2018 #11
    russian7 wrote:



    Lots of threads on this but, I find them workable, flight able (is that a word?), And easy as heck to hit. Coming from s55, only real difference is they get bigger as you go up in irons. Looks are amazing, blade looking, sole about the same as s55, feel is subjective but I'm a fan. Huge fan. Irons have not been the problem with my game as of late.



    I use same shafts as my S55, don't think they launch higher but fly higher and stop right next to their pitch mark, even with longer irons. Wind hasn't affected them yet, but I haven't had a real windy day yet.




    Sweet, i watched some reviews and guys were saying low spin was an issue holding greens




    ... You have to read negative WRX comments with skepticism. P790's are UNPLAYABLE with terrible feel, hot spots and fliers galore. With the black finish you can add 10 adds to those fliers image/derisive.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':derisive:' /> . i500's are pretty much the same and the lack of spin that can't hold a green is just silly. Yes, they spin less than most players irons but that means instead of backing up a foot or two they will hit and release a foot or two. I have never had any trouble holding greens with my P790's or ever experienced a flier unless there was grass between the face and ball, just like any other irons I have played. Distance irons are certainly not for everyone for a variety of reasons, but if you are a solid ball striker and can use the forgiveness on your off days as well as the few additional yds in the mid and long irons, they are a great iron for single digit players as well as mid and some high index players. I have not hit the i500's but imagine they are very similar in performance. One aded feature of a little less spin is they are excellent irons in the wind and I love playing knockdown shots with mine.



    ... So just like ignoring the man behind the curtain in OZ, do the same for those saying distance irons are UNPLAYABLE, have hot spots, produce fliers and cannot hold greens. I am a smooth swinging 100mph speed driver of the ball and at age 65 playing to a +1.3, distance irons have been a real boon to my game. And covering a broad spectrum, TollBrothers is a young 120ish mph player at a +1.4 and he plays a full set of P790's.
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  • WarEagleGolfWarEagleGolf Members Posts: 300 ✭✭
    Agree, it's all relative. I was backing up 6i down, now they just sit next to the ball mark. No negative there. Leave monster ball marks though, because of descent angle. Wind play is still out there so far but 10mph or so, seen very little I'll affects. We'll see when that TX wind picks up again.
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  • specimaniaspecimania Members Posts: 584 ✭✭
    Ya the ball leaves craters but I haven't noticed any blown greens. They are good irons and I will keep mine as I live the height. So high
  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,527 ✭✭
    Thanks guys, im going give them a shot
  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan Members Posts: 6,800


    Lots of threads on this but, I find them workable, flight able (is that a word?), And easy as heck to hit. Coming from s55, only real difference is they get bigger as you go up in irons. Looks are amazing, blade looking, sole about the same as s55, feel is subjective but I'm a fan. Huge fan. Irons have not been the problem with my game as of late.



    I use same shafts as my S55, don't think they launch higher but fly higher and stop right next to their pitch mark, even with longer irons. Wind hasn't affected them yet, but I haven't had a real windy day yet.




    Yes, I noticed the sole of the i500 has noticeably less width than the i210 - which I thought was odd. I've hit the i210 on grass and liked it; the i500 was only hit on inside mats, and results were good with Recoil SmakWrap.
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  • Justin2017Justin2017 Members Posts: 15
    I just returned from hitting both the i210 and i500 outside on grass with range balls. Both were standard length and lie with stock steel shafts. Honestly, I didn't notice a major difference between the two in terms of feel, height, distance, or forgiveness. I could game either and be thrilled. Gun to my head, I would give the i500 the slightest edge in forgiveness, but only in the loss of distance category. Up against my gamer clubs (z765 with Modus tour 130) all 3 flew the same distances and even heights. All can stop on a dime. With any club it all comes down to strike. One of these sets will be mine once I can test on course with my game ball, but right now I can't decide. They look, feel, and perform so well. Hats off to Ping, they are making some great equipment right now.
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  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,527 ✭✭
    Justin2017 wrote:


    I just returned from hitting both the i210 and i500 outside on grass with range balls. Both were standard length and lie with stock steel shafts. Honestly, I didn't notice a major difference between the two in terms of feel, height, distance, or forgiveness. I could game either and be thrilled. Gun to my head, I would give the i500 the slightest edge in forgiveness, but only in the loss of distance category. Up against my gamer clubs (z765 with Modus tour 130) all 3 flew the same distances and even heights. All can stop on a dime. With any club it all comes down to strike. One of these sets will be mine once I can test on course with my game ball, but right now I can't decide. They look, feel, and perform so well. Hats off to Ping, they are making some great equipment right now.




    Good to hear!
  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,527 ✭✭
    I ended up putting in an order with S300 as I know they have always worked for me I was tempted to do the 120s but I wanted to go with a sure thing so we will see how it goes
  • Justin2017Justin2017 Members Posts: 15
    The i210 had the 120 s300 and the i500 had the 105 s300 when I hit them. The only difference I noticed was the i500 felt more head heavy and the i210 felt more like a consistent weight throughout the club, if that makes sense.



    I personally would have to hit on a launch monitor to see what kind of spin rates each shaft was producing. But both shafts felt nice and produced a great ball flight for me anyway.
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  • jjfcpajjfcpa Members Posts: 373 ✭✭
    Played 9 holes in Laughlin, NV this morning at Laughlin Ranch Golf Course. I did notice that the ball did launch a little higher but they also carried at least a 1/2 to full club longer than my Apex CF16's. When hit flush, they just feel wonderfully solid and inspiring.



    The Wedge doesn't seem to be gapped correctly, but I'll have to test it a little more.
  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,527 ✭✭
    jjfcpa wrote:


    Played 9 holes in Laughlin, NV this morning at Laughlin Ranch Golf Course. I did notice that the ball did launch a little higher but they also carried at least a 1/2 to full club longer than my Apex CF16's. When hit flush, they just feel wonderfully solid and inspiring.



    The Wedge doesn't seem to be gapped correctly, but I'll have to test it a little more.




    What did you notice with the wedge?



    I happened to notice that myself I did the power spec Lofts and it's really odd that they would go very short increments on the long irons and then 1-2* degree bigger gaps in the short irons, I wonder what the theory is behind that??



    I wasn't so sure about that....
  • jjfcpajjfcpa Members Posts: 373 ✭✭
    It just seemed like the gap between the W and the 9 iron was too great. I wasn't getting the distance I expected from the W. I did the standard lofts because I did not want to adjust all my gaps that much.
  • GreCra83GreCra83 Members Posts: 31 ✭✭
    I'm seeing the same issue with about a 20 or more yard gap between my PW and 9 iron. The PW seems to be flying much higher. All other gaps seem good. Hit the 4-9 on average 4-5 yards longer than my Power Spec i200's.
  • dre72dre72 Members Posts: 486 ✭✭
    bogey777 wrote:

    dre72 wrote:


    I have 36 holes on mine and have had zero problem stopping them. I also have a set of 790's and had more of an issue stopping those than the i500's, although I did go with a different shaft. TBH I believe it is more the shaft than the head with the 790's. I have PX 6.0 in the i500's and Modus 130's in the 790's.
    Dre72 if you could only play one or the other i500 or 790 which would it be ? i have the i500 with 6.0 LZ an i ordered a set of p790 to see which one stay in the bag


    For me it’s the pings. Maybe because of the different shafts but I have been hitting the ball much better with the pings.
  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,527 ✭✭
    Is anyone out there using them with power spec lofts? How do you feel the gaps are? Seems odd short gaps in long irons and large gaps in short irons...
  • WarEagleGolfWarEagleGolf Members Posts: 300 ✭✭
    All specs are like that. Gives me 15 yd gaps from PW through 8 iron, then 10 yd for all the rest. Seems the logic is that the smaller clubs (higher lofts) don't get as much spring. I've actually though about lifting up the PW through 8 to even then out a bit, and my 46* wedge fills the gap. Funny though my PW is 45, and gets 10 more yards than my wedge. That's the face doing it's job.



    I think minor adjustments can clean that up, or since they are scoring clubs, swing adjustments can be made, i.e. choke down, saw'd off, open face, etc. Easier to drop a few yds off a higher lofted club than a 4i for example.
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  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,527 ✭✭


    All specs are like that. Gives me 15 yd gaps from PW through 8 iron, then 10 yd for all the rest. Seems the logic is that the smaller clubs (higher lofts) don't get as much spring. I've actually though about lifting up the PW through 8 to even then out a bit, and my 46* wedge fills the gap. Funny though my PW is 45, and gets 10 more yards than my wedge. That's the face doing it's job.



    I think minor adjustments can clean that up, or since they are scoring clubs, swing adjustments can be made, i.e. choke down, saw'd off, open face, etc. Easier to drop a few yds off a higher lofted club than a 4i for example.




    Thanks, yeah for me with most of my clubs I actually Gap my lower end 15 yards apart and it works for me but with the power spec Lofts that may throw things off a bit and I really don't have any room in my bag for an extra wedge so I will have to play around with things
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,721 ✭✭
    TXG on You Tube just did a review on all the specs. Very interesting finds!? image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,527 ✭✭
    Golf64 wrote:


    TXG on You Tube just did a review on all the specs. Very interesting finds!? image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    Send me the link I can't find it
  • 62@Oakmont[email protected] Members Posts: 66 ✭✭
    russian7 wrote:

    Golf64 wrote:


    TXG on You Tube just did a review on all the specs. Very interesting finds!? image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    Send me the link I can't find it




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  • illum1na71illum1na71 Members Posts: 295 ✭✭
    The i500 is just a better looking version of the P790. They are legit. I don't even like Ping.
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