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  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan Members Posts: 6,800
    Glad Ping discovered the issue. Now we can all breathe and buy... :-)
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  • AndrewkpkAndrewkpk ClubWRX Posts: 128 ✭✭
    Duckgolfer wrote:


    UPDATE: Ping engineer called me today to clear it up. He informed me that it was a batch of irons that had been laser welded with an inaccurate weld material. They have corrected the issue and are replacing my full set. They sent me a label and are sending my sticks 2 day. If for whatever reason it has additional issues or does not meet my satisfaction they will work with me to find a new set within the current range and give me credit for the difference. All in all, fantastic experience with the exception of the issue itself.


    Great news for you! Good to hear they are taking care of the issue. My experience with Ping was a little different. The rep I talked to seemed a little skeptical when I described what was happening.
  • kcsfkcsf Members Posts: 1,025 ✭✭
    Fantastic news that they acknowledged, and hopefully solved, the weld issues. Never a doubt in my mind Ping would take care of any issues the proper way.
  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,518 ✭✭
    Andrewkpk wrote:

    Duckgolfer wrote:


    UPDATE: Ping engineer called me today to clear it up. He informed me that it was a batch of irons that had been laser welded with an inaccurate weld material. They have corrected the issue and are replacing my full set. They sent me a label and are sending my sticks 2 day. If for whatever reason it has additional issues or does not meet my satisfaction they will work with me to find a new set within the current range and give me credit for the difference. All in all, fantastic experience with the exception of the issue itself.


    Great news for you! Good to hear they are taking care of the issue. My experience with Ping was a little different. The rep I talked to seemed a little skeptical when I described what was happening.




    I agree....I called yesterday and they said they hadn't heard of issues an that I shouldnt worry...I told him I'd send him pictures and he said it was like 1 in 1000 deal...hmmmmmm not too confident now
  • buntabunta Members Posts: 540 ✭✭
    russian7 wrote:
    I agree....I called yesterday and they said they hadn't heard of issues an that I shouldnt worry...I told him I'd send him pictures and he said it was like 1 in 1000 deal...hmmmmmm not too confident now




    Theyre trained to tell you that. "hadnt heard of issues". Its a method to subdue.
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  • jjfcpajjfcpa Posts: 318 ✭✭
    Played at least a 1/2 dozen rounds with the i500's and each one leaves me more and more confident. I'm seeing much better dispersion than I've experienced in the past and the distance is definitely there; however, I've had just a slight issue holding some greens. I think it's still more than I'm trying to get too much out of the clubs.



    I just love the feel of the i500 "in your hand". Inspiring is the only word that comes to mind.
  • GolfTurkeyGolfTurkey Posts: 541 ✭✭

    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









    Michael Newton did the same test (although he hit the 7 iron if memory serves and the TXG guy hit the 5) and hit the retro loft higher with more spin i.e. the opposite result.



    I think this is why it's important to hit clubs for yourself and not base decisions off other people's results.

  • mdwacmdwac Members Posts: 20 ✭✭
    I am a big Ping fan. If they make the club, I try and usually buy it. I trust that if they bring something out it is likely to be an improvement.



    I have been gaming the Srixon 765 and they are fantastic, but I am always looking for something else. I am a 2.4 index now



    The Good:
    • Great looking, little offset, buy the time you get down to 5 and especially 4 iron they get a little long
    • Ball is not ballooning and I believe after 3-4 rounds
    • I am getting a little more distance I think versus Srixon (which are pretty long for a "traditional" iron)
    • Not getting any "hot spots" or crazy long shots
    • Seem to be reasonably forgiving


    The Bad:
    • At first I thought they felt and sounded terrible. Really bad. After a few rounds, I would upgrade that a bit, but it is hard for me to figure out where I hit the ball on the face, the sound is not very pleasing.


    Overall I think they are good irons. I happen to love the irons I have previously am going to keep playing them head to head
  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,518 ✭✭
    jjfcpa wrote:


    Played at least a 1/2 dozen rounds with the i500's and each one leaves me more and more confident. I'm seeing much better dispersion than I've experienced in the past and the distance is definitely there; however, I've had just a slight issue holding some greens. I think it's still more than I'm trying to get too much out of the clubs.



    I just love the feel of the i500 "in your hand". Inspiring is the only word that comes to mind.




    That's awesome!
  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,518 ✭✭
    OH BOYYYY! I got mine today, cannnnnt wait to hit them!
  • ginringinrin Posts: 95 ✭✭
    FWIW the i500 irons are not hollow but has a fair amount of hot melt.
  • KamenKamen Kamen Members Posts: 531
    How do you know about the hot melt? Never heard of this before and my own irons seem to feel/sound like they are hollow.



    In any case, I send my irons back to Ping for some kind of warranty as I could see the weld line on half the irons and the 5i had little crack along the weld line as well. They are very good irons so I hope they get replaced and I will continue to game them.
    1)
    Ping G400 Max 9* Xtorsion Copper
    Titleist TS2 15 Fairway Tensei AV Blue 65
    Ping G400 7 Fairway Alta CB
    Cobra King F7 3/4 Hybrid Tour AD DI-85 Hybrid
    Ping i500 5-PW Project X LZ 5.5
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50SS, 54WS, 60ES
    Nike Method Origin B2-01

    2)
    Epon AF-503 5-PW Fujikura MCI 100
    EVNROLL ER8 Tour Mallet
  • kcsfkcsf Members Posts: 1,025 ✭✭
    They are indeed hollow. They do have a hot melt-like material that can be seen/felt by removing the **** on the toe. I inserted a tee to "feel around" and the cavity is nearly full with the material.
  • KamenKamen Kamen Members Posts: 531
    kcsf wrote:


    They are indeed hollow. They do have a hot melt-like material that can be seen/felt by removing the **** on the toe. I inserted a tee to "feel around" and the cavity is nearly full with the material.




    Interesting, so that should provide some structural integrity then to the iron heads. Funny, if that's the case I would assume they would feel more muted like the P790.
    1)
    Ping G400 Max 9* Xtorsion Copper
    Titleist TS2 15 Fairway Tensei AV Blue 65
    Ping G400 7 Fairway Alta CB
    Cobra King F7 3/4 Hybrid Tour AD DI-85 Hybrid
    Ping i500 5-PW Project X LZ 5.5
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50SS, 54WS, 60ES
    Nike Method Origin B2-01

    2)
    Epon AF-503 5-PW Fujikura MCI 100
    EVNROLL ER8 Tour Mallet
  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,518 ✭✭
    The question is....how many sets were in the bad run with issues, i just got mine and im worried, it's great that they take care of the issue as they should but the problem is you're then without clubs for several weeks
  • KamenKamen Kamen Members Posts: 531
    I am not sure but I hope I get my clubs back within a couple weeks as I am using my other irons for now. I originally wanted to take them with me to Mission Hills in China but if they don't get back in time then so be it.
    1)
    Ping G400 Max 9* Xtorsion Copper
    Titleist TS2 15 Fairway Tensei AV Blue 65
    Ping G400 7 Fairway Alta CB
    Cobra King F7 3/4 Hybrid Tour AD DI-85 Hybrid
    Ping i500 5-PW Project X LZ 5.5
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50SS, 54WS, 60ES
    Nike Method Origin B2-01

    2)
    Epon AF-503 5-PW Fujikura MCI 100
    EVNROLL ER8 Tour Mallet
  • kcsfkcsf Members Posts: 1,025 ✭✭
    Looking good for my set so far, no visual issues. I"ve had them for about 3 weeks and ~10 rounds. Fingers crossed it was a small batch issue that has been corrected.
  • DuckgolferDuckgolfer rhbrook721 Posts: 121
    Final update: got RE-Fit with my local fitter and decided on a combo set with lofts adjusted. Went iblade 6-P, i500 3,4,5 loft adjusted to meet 46* wedge. Got them in 2 days, gap tested on flightscope yesterday. They are amazing. Feel great, go the right distances. Carry: 148PW, 157yd 9, 169yd 8, 182yd 7, 195yd 6, i500: 208yd 5, 222yd 4, PowerSpec 3 iron - 238yd 17*



    All in all I couldn’t be more pleased with the look and feel, not to mention the customer service. They stood out for me here and made me a ping believer for life.
  • DuckgolferDuckgolfer rhbrook721 Posts: 121
    Duckgolfer wrote:
    Final update: got RE-Fit with my local fitter and decided on a combo set with lofts adjusted. Went iblade 6-P, i500 3,4,5 loft adjusted to meet 46* wedge. Got them in 2 days, gap tested on flightscope yesterday. They are amazing. Feel great, go the right distances. Carry: 148PW, 157yd 9, 169yd 8, 182yd 7, 195yd 6, i500: 208yd 5, 222yd 4, PowerSpec 3 iron - 238yd 17*



    All in all I couldn’t be more pleased with the look and feel, not to mention the customer service. They stood out for me here and made me a ping believer for life.




    FYI- All distances on flightscope with local elevation of 1700ft local course in Vegas.
  • AndrewkpkAndrewkpk ClubWRX Posts: 128 ✭✭
    Duckgolfer wrote:

    Duckgolfer wrote:
    Final update: got RE-Fit with my local fitter and decided on a combo set with lofts adjusted. Went iblade 6-P, i500 3,4,5 loft adjusted to meet 46* wedge. Got them in 2 days, gap tested on flightscope yesterday. They are amazing. Feel great, go the right distances. Carry: 148PW, 157yd 9, 169yd 8, 182yd 7, 195yd 6, i500: 208yd 5, 222yd 4, PowerSpec 3 iron - 238yd 17*



    All in all I couldn’t be more pleased with the look and feel, not to mention the customer service. They stood out for me here and made me a ping believer for life.




    FYI- All distances on flightscope with local elevation of 1700ft local course in Vegas.


    One of my buddies did the exact same split set thing and loves that setup. Congrats!
  • matchavezmatchavez Members Posts: 4,072 ✭✭
    Duckgolfer wrote:

    Duckgolfer wrote:
    Final update: got RE-Fit with my local fitter and decided on a combo set with lofts adjusted. Went iblade 6-P, i500 3,4,5 loft adjusted to meet 46* wedge. Got them in 2 days, gap tested on flightscope yesterday. They are amazing. Feel great, go the right distances. Carry: 148PW, 157yd 9, 169yd 8, 182yd 7, 195yd 6, i500: 208yd 5, 222yd 4, PowerSpec 3 iron - 238yd 17*



    All in all I couldn’t be more pleased with the look and feel, not to mention the customer service. They stood out for me here and made me a ping believer for life.




    FYI- All distances on flightscope with local elevation of 1700ft local course in Vegas.




    Gosh I miss playing at elevation...
  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,518 ✭✭
    edited Sep 17, 2018 #83
    Went and hit a few balls at the range, feel isnt as soft as my forged tec black... I put s-300 shafts in mine and I did not notice the extreme High launch everyone else did.



    The irons were very easy to hit and consistent and man are they long! I was like 1 club longer, more in long irons.



    The blade length is definitely longer in the long irons and they have a very thin Top Line giving them more of a blade appearance but they seem to be fairly forgiving and workable.



    I really like the thinner sole on these irons as most other pings I have had trouble with the really wide soles.



    I was able to work them both ways and flight them on the Range.



    I swear the 3-iron was like a 3-wood it was going so far.
  • TaylormadegackTaylormadegack Members Posts: 60
    matchavez wrote:

    Duckgolfer wrote:


    UPDATE: Ping engineer called me today to clear it up. He informed me that it was a batch of irons that had been laser welded with an inaccurate weld material. They have corrected the issue and are replacing my full set. They sent me a label and are sending my sticks 2 day. If for whatever reason it has additional issues or does not meet my satisfaction they will work with me to find a new set within the current range and give me credit for the difference. All in all, fantastic experience with the exception of the issue itself.




    That's the one right there. And nor should they send you a third... that's the right thing.




    Without looking does anybody know how the ping warranty would work for a non original owner? Looking at buying a used set but if the warranty doesn’t transfer may not be a good idea. Thanks
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,174 ✭✭
    I have been thinking more and more about getting a set of I500s with X7 shafts.
    driver: SRIXON Z745
    fairway: NIKE VAPOR 13*
    3-4 IRON: MIZZY MP18MMC FLIHI
    5-9 IRONS: MP5 DG AMT X100
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX 4: 48, 53, 58, 64
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  • russian7russian7 Members Posts: 2,518 ✭✭
    QuigleyDU wrote:


    I have been thinking more and more about getting a set of I500s with X7 shafts.




    I found them pretty awesome, great looks for sure, very similar to my old s59s but better. I found them long but consistent and easy to hit.
  • AndrewkpkAndrewkpk ClubWRX Posts: 128 ✭✭
    Andrewkpk wrote:

    Duckgolfer wrote:


    UPDATE: Ping engineer called me today to clear it up. He informed me that it was a batch of irons that had been laser welded with an inaccurate weld material. They have corrected the issue and are replacing my full set. They sent me a label and are sending my sticks 2 day. If for whatever reason it has additional issues or does not meet my satisfaction they will work with me to find a new set within the current range and give me credit for the difference. All in all, fantastic experience with the exception of the issue itself.


    Great news for you! Good to hear they are taking care of the issue. My experience with Ping was a little different. The rep I talked to seemed a little skeptical when I described what was happening.


    Just wanted to give a shout out to Ping regarding their customer service. Got my replacement 5i and 8i today. Total turn around for replacement was about 10 days and the process was very easy and Ping reps were all very professional making the process super simple. Great customer support!
  • lawsonmanlawsonman Members Posts: 5,156 ✭✭
    ginrin wrote:


    FWIW the i500 irons are not hollow but has a fair amount of hot melt.




    Not true.
    Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

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  • specimaniaspecimania Members Posts: 574 ✭✭
    There is some kinda goo in there. Each one I took the **** out of had goo. I believe it is for sw
  • matchavezmatchavez Members Posts: 4,072 ✭✭
    specimania wrote:


    There is some kinda goo in there. Each one I took the **** out of had goo. I believe it is for sw




    I just picked mine up. It had a tiny amount of semi-sticky goo outside the weight ****. So ya, it's mostly hollow, but something gets put in... mine was ordered standard length, midsize grip, and D3. Probably needed a few grams.
  • ginringinrin Posts: 95 ✭✭
    lawsonman wrote:

    ginrin wrote:


    FWIW the i500 irons are not hollow but has a fair amount of hot melt.




    Not true.


    Well,I unscrew the nut and indeed there was hotmelt in every head. Some more than others plus there are different weight screws as well, probably for swing weight.
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