2019 Ping Plans

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  • bullsfanbullsfan Members Posts: 466 ✭✭
    norge5 wrote:


    I am not in the golf industry but have been a long time ping user and fan. Am I imagining it or are they coming out with more models than usual and with greater frequency? I don't remember them having so many different sets in the past.




    They use to never come out with new stuff except putters. And it was awesome! Long time fan myself and I did work in the golf industry, Their catalog had woods, Irons and putters (more emphasis on putters and this of course when the only had the Eye 2 and Eye 2 woods, in black and blond) lol. But it does seem like they come out with something new every time the wind changes directions. Drives me nuts.


  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members Posts: 18,209 ✭✭
    agolf1 wrote:


    It also seems like Ping keeps making the G series a bit more "playable" with reduced offset. The difference isn't much but I hope they don't keep ratcheting it down.






    G series offset has remained constant since the G25's.
    Ping G400 driver w/Adila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    Cobra F7 5 wood w/Aldila Black 70S
    TEE Pro 21* hybrid (hook machine)
    Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S (i200 backups)
    Ping Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
    Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"
  • rkelso184rkelso184 Members Posts: 156 ✭✭
    bullsfan wrote:

    norge5 wrote:


    I am not in the golf industry but have been a long time ping user and fan. Am I imagining it or are they coming out with more models than usual and with greater frequency? I don't remember them having so many different sets in the past.




    They use to never come out with new stuff except putters. And it was awesome! Long time fan myself and I did work in the golf industry, Their catalog had woods, Irons and putters (more emphasis on putters and this of course when the only had the Eye 2 and Eye 2 woods, in black and blond) lol. But it does seem like they come out with something new every time the wind changes directions. Drives me nuts.




    They have def brought out alot of NEW equipment recently with the G700, I500 and forged wedge but in regards to replacement equipment all that has been release was the 2.0 wedge i210 and the 2.0 putters.



    I think everyone is getting the impression there is alot of new ping equipment hitting the market and on no special time line but it isn't the case I feel. It's simply new products not released already and then replacement of the above which have all been out for over 12 months
    Driver - G410 Evenflow Black 70S
    4W - F9 Fuji Speeder XLR8 Pro 73S
    6W - F9 Fuji Speeder XLR8 Pro 73S
    4H - JPX900 Fuji Pro 73HS
    5 to P - P790 1" Over KBS Tour S
    50-54-58 - MD4 Black DGS200 TI 
    P - Spider X 35"
    Ball - Chrome Soft

  • doublehansdoublehans Members Posts: 641 ✭✭
    edited Dec 6, 2018 #35
    bullsfan wrote:

    norge5 wrote:


    I am not in the golf industry but have been a long time ping user and fan. Am I imagining it or are they coming out with more models than usual and with greater frequency? I don't remember them having so many different sets in the past.




    They use to never come out with new stuff except putters. And it was awesome! Long time fan myself and I did work in the golf industry, Their catalog had woods, Irons and putters (more emphasis on putters and this of course when the only had the Eye 2 and Eye 2 woods, in black and blond) lol. But it does seem like they come out with something new every time the wind changes directions. Drives me nuts.




    Is it really that much more tho. A few years ago they had G series, I series, S series, K series and anser forged in irons, thats 5 lines. Right now they have g400, i700, i500, i210, iblade, thats also 5 lines. even iblade 2.0 is different than blueprints, its still not all that different. In the woods, Ping might even be viewed as consolidating their lines since they used to run out G, I and K series, plus other lines like anser/rapture. Even in wedges, they had two lines with the standard tour wedges plus the eye2 line.



    I agree it feels like more stuff, but is it actually, they have gone to an 18mo schedule it seems so perhaps that has had an effect, but maybe the bigger thing is that before a lot of players only paid attn to a couple of their product lines, but now their product lines overlap a lot more. For instance, the i500 and the i210 are in the same traditional category, forgiveness etc. but there will people that would buy the i500 that aren't coming from the i210. you will get some iblade players that like the lower offset and aesthetics, but want more distance, these are players that want a distance iron and more forgiveness than the iblade but never went to the i210 because of how it looks to the eye at address (and for some also how it looks in the bag), however the i500 they don't have to compromise on distance to get the shape they want. but you will also get some g400 players that go to the i500 too, players that want the same thing, a distance iron with a more traditional look, but in the past always just always made the opposite compromise opted for more distance over the look at address, so they went g series. That's also true for g series players that the offset helped in launch, but now the i500 is able to get launch without needing as much offset. Ping has made options available that weren't there before.



    So perhaps the interesting thing about Ping's new lineup is the distinctions aren't as stark as they used to be, there's a lot more crossover between types of players that might use the different models than before. So they are giving us all more to think about when deciding which one we like.
  • norge5norge5 Members Posts: 1,492
    DonOmar wrote:

    norge5 wrote:
    mikpga wrote:


    There are more iron heads in their line up than I can ever remember...



    Ping G410

    Ping G700

    Ping 1500

    Ping iBlade

    Ping i210



    and currently a forged blade on tour right now...



    am i missing anything?
    I keep thinking the same thing. Too many I think.




    Good point. I think the total irons is okay, but the categories aren’t correct. I think they could have gone with two players irons (iBlade and i500) two mid irons (i210 and something else) and one game improvement (g410).
    Is the I500 considered to be more of a players iron than the I210's?
  • Jordan SpeethJordan Speeth ClubWRX Posts: 1,084 ClubWRX
    I'm not exactly understanding how the consumer (us) are suffering by Ping having released so many new irons. They've brought out some really innovative stuff to choose from and I hadn't considered a Ping iron in decades until the i500. I'll also be ordering the "blueprint" the day it's available. If they want to offer more variety, overlapping series don't bother me a bit as long as one of them fits. A few of their latest offerings are in categories that didn't even exist a few years ago so I, for one, am not complaining.
    Cobra F8+ Driver 9.5*- XCaliber Superlite 45 S
    Callaway XR Pro 16* FW- Handcrafted PX LZ 6.0
    Ping G400 17* 2-Hybrid- Xcaliber Superlite Stiff
    Ping G 22* Hybrid- Altus S- Xcaliber Superlite Stiff
    Callaway Apex/Pro Combo 5-Gap- Recoil 760 Smacwrap
    Callaway MD-3 Black Milled 52*/10, 56*/12- KBS Black Tour Custom-S
    Callaway MD-3 Black Milled 56- KBS Black Tour Custom-S
    Odyssey White Hot #7 38"- Superstroke Tank Slim 13"
    Golf Pride MCC Grips
    Bridgestone Tour B330
    MG Elite Glove
    2018 Ping Hoofer, Eliott Alistair Leather Bag
  • agolf1agolf1 Members Posts: 683 ✭✭
    Nessism wrote:

    agolf1 wrote:


    It also seems like Ping keeps making the G series a bit more "playable" with reduced offset. The difference isn't much but I hope they don't keep ratcheting it down.


    G series offset has remained constant since the G25's.


    By "numbered club" it is very similar (the same or within 0.01). But loft for loft, I think it has gone down (ie the 29 degree iron has less offset in the newer models). I've looked at it the second way - maybe better to look at it by club (although now I think I need 1 fewer irons in a new set)?
    Titleist 910 D2 11.25*, Diamana Ilima R-Flex (tipped 1')
    Callaway X Hot Pro 19* Fairway, Project X Velocity 6.0
    TaylorMade Raylor 22*, Raylor RE*AX S-Flex
    Ping G25 5-PW (25*-44*), UW (49*), SW (54*), CFS R-Flex
    Ping Zing 2 L/S (57*)
    Ping Cadence TR Ketsch Putter
  • Marco ColoMarco Colo Members Posts: 435 ✭✭
    At the end of the day, they just have 3 lines of irons:



    Game Improvement: G700 (hollow) and G400 (cast)

    Players: i500 (hollow) and i210 (cast)

    Blades: Blueptrint (hollow ??) and iBlades



    One line of woods G:

    G400 SFT, G400, G400 LST and G400 Max



    Two (three??) lines of blades:

    Glide 2.0

    Glide 2.0 Stealth

    Glide Forged



    And then the putters.



    Doesn't look too much or too confusing, when you know what you are talking about
  • csiachoscsiachos Members Posts: 1,983 ✭✭
    Yes, they could easily remove one version in each category and cut costs significantly
  • Green ValleyGreen Valley Members Posts: 770 ✭✭
    Any updates on the g 410 irons?
  • rkelso184rkelso184 Members Posts: 156 ✭✭
    csiachos wrote:


    Yes, they could easily remove one version in each category and cut costs significantly




    I completely disagree. Players using a G700 would not just jump onto a G400 iron or the other way. I used to play G400 but would never game G700, I now game i500 but would not game the i210.



    Why is everyone else allowed bulk irons but ping not?



    TaylorMade have 7 irons

    Cobra have 7 irons

    Titleist have 6 irons

    Callaway have 11 irone



    Ping have 5 irons - 6 including the proto blade
    Driver - G410 Evenflow Black 70S
    4W - F9 Fuji Speeder XLR8 Pro 73S
    6W - F9 Fuji Speeder XLR8 Pro 73S
    4H - JPX900 Fuji Pro 73HS
    5 to P - P790 1" Over KBS Tour S
    50-54-58 - MD4 Black DGS200 TI 
    P - Spider X 35"
    Ball - Chrome Soft

  • WoodersonWooderson Members Posts: 1,977 ✭✭
    I agree this is absurd Ping. I WANT LESS OPTIONS!!
    Let me tell you what Wooderson is packin'
    Ping G400 Max 9° Tour 65 Stiff

    Callaway Epic Flash 15°/18°
    Ping G410 22°
    Titleist 818 H1 25°
    G410 6-8/i200 9/PW
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth GW/SW
    Ping Eye2 LW
    Piretti Potenza
  • KonkliferKonklifer Thinkin' of a master plan... location, location.Members Posts: 7,803 ✭✭
    It astounds me how many people on here care about the number of iron models an OEM offers.
    PING G400 Max 10°
    PING G400 16.5°
    PING G400 hybrid 19°
    PING i25 hybrid 22°
    Callaway XHP 5-AW
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth, 54° SS, 58° ES
    Kevin Burns 9306
    Snell MTB Red Optic Yellow
  • mrmikeacmrmikeac Members Posts: 365 ✭✭
    Konklifer wrote:


    It astounds me how many people on here care about the number of iron models an OEM offers.




    Right. It’s like being upset that the grocery store carries 2 brands of Mac and Cheese....
    Driver: Ping G410 Plus, 10.5 Degrees set at 9.5, Weight Neutral, Tensei Orange 60 Gram Stiff
    3 Wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero, HZRDUS Smoke 70 Gram 6.0
    3 Hybrid: Ping G410 19 Degrees, Tensei Blue 80 Gram Stiff
    2 Iron: Taylormade P790 UDI, Project X HZDRUS Black 85g 6.0
    5-PW: Taylormade P760’s, Nippon Pro Modus Tour 120 Stiff
    50 Degree: Cleveland RTX 4, 10 Bounce, Mid Grind, Black Satin, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    54 Degree: Cleveland RTX 4, 10 Bounce, Mid Grind, Black Satin, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    58 Degree: TaylorMade Hi-Toe, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Putter: 34” Scotty Cameron Phantom X #8 
    Ball: Taylormade TP5
  • Jordan SpeethJordan Speeth ClubWRX Posts: 1,084 ClubWRX
    edited Dec 7, 2018 #46
    csiachos wrote:


    Yes, they could easily remove one version in each category and cut costs significantly




    Ping is a hugely profitable, valuable, privately owned company. I'm not sure that they're interested in "cutting costs" as much as increasing sales and broadening their market share with the best products they can design and build. In the mid to late 70's well into the 80's, Ping had some ridiculous share of the entire worldwide golf club/putter market; I've read that it was as high as 80% during the peak years. It looks like they're returning to their roots by leading in cutting edge design and engineering again. Ping is doing just fine. The family is one of the world's wealthiest....not worried about money, or shareholders, or boards of directors, or bankers but rather about adding to Karsten's legacy.
    Cobra F8+ Driver 9.5*- XCaliber Superlite 45 S
    Callaway XR Pro 16* FW- Handcrafted PX LZ 6.0
    Ping G400 17* 2-Hybrid- Xcaliber Superlite Stiff
    Ping G 22* Hybrid- Altus S- Xcaliber Superlite Stiff
    Callaway Apex/Pro Combo 5-Gap- Recoil 760 Smacwrap
    Callaway MD-3 Black Milled 52*/10, 56*/12- KBS Black Tour Custom-S
    Callaway MD-3 Black Milled 56- KBS Black Tour Custom-S
    Odyssey White Hot #7 38"- Superstroke Tank Slim 13"
    Golf Pride MCC Grips
    Bridgestone Tour B330
    MG Elite Glove
    2018 Ping Hoofer, Eliott Alistair Leather Bag
  • norge5norge5 Members Posts: 1,492
    mrmikeac wrote:

    Konklifer wrote:


    It astounds me how many people on here care about the number of iron models an OEM offers.




    Right. It's like being upset that the grocery store carries 2 brands of Mac and Cheese....
    I'm a firm believer in grocery stores only carrying one brand of Mac and Cheese. Kraft makes a great Mac and Cheese. Is it really necessary to carry any other? As far as golf clubs go, I could care less how many they offer. But don't mess with a man's Mac and Cheese.
  • Breezy-3-Breezy-3- Members Posts: 287 ✭✭
    ^^This!!
    Ping G400 LST 8.5* Kuro Kage DC XT 70TX
    Titleist 915h 2H Veylix Rome X
    Taylormade P790 3i Nippon Modus 120x
    Mizuno MP18 MMC 4-9 Nippon Modus 120x
    Titleist Vokey SM6 46* & 50* Nippon Modus 120x
    Cleveland RTX4 54* Mid & 58* Mid TT TI s400
    Toulon Atlanta
    Taylormade TP5
  • Kirch17Kirch17 Members Posts: 93 ✭✭
    Is Ping keeping the Glide Stealth 2.0s for 2019?
  • johngalt312johngalt312 Member ClubWRX Posts: 362 ClubWRX
    norge5 wrote:

    DonOmar wrote:

    norge5 wrote:
    mikpga wrote:


    There are more iron heads in their line up than I can ever remember...



    Ping G410

    Ping G700

    Ping 1500

    Ping iBlade

    Ping i210



    and currently a forged blade on tour right now...



    am i missing anything?
    I keep thinking the same thing. Too many I think.




    Good point. I think the total irons is okay, but the categories aren’t correct. I think they could have gone with two players irons (iBlade and i500) two mid irons (i210 and something else) and one game improvement (g410).
    Is the I500 considered to be more of a players iron than the I210's?




    No.
    G400 Max Driver
    G400 3-Wood
    G400 5-Wood
    i210 Irons 3-P
    Glide 2.0 Wedges 52*, 58*
    Vault 2.0 Dale Anser
    Jani-King Towel
  • 3_Putt_Par3_Putt_Par Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man. Members Posts: 879 ✭✭
    Kirch17 wrote:


    Is Ping keeping the Glide Stealth 2.0s for 2019?




    Since they've been out for a little less than a year, I suspect they will keep them at least until the mid year release time period.
    9* Ping G400 Max w/ Tour AD GP 7
    14.5* PRGR EGG HD w/ P9003
    18* Titleist 917F2 w/ Diamana BF 80
    24* Honma TW-U w/ Vizard IB 105
    5-PW Callaway Legacy Black (2011) w/ Modus3 125
    52/08 OnOff 2015 Kuro Forged Wedge Black Finish
    56/12 Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth w/ Modus3 125
    60/08 Fourteen RM 21 w/ Modus 125 Wedge
    Ever rotating 3 Putting implement of humiliation
  • nic19nic19 Members Posts: 505 ✭✭
    Im getting itchy .... Has anyone seen this stuff? I need in depth description or pics!!! ☺ So I know where my hard earned pounds are going
  • indianalawnguyindianalawnguy Members Posts: 418 ✭✭
    Wooderson wrote:


    I agree this is absurd Ping. I WANT LESS OPTIONS!!






    Bahahaha
  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 30,368 ✭✭
    nic19 wrote:


    Im getting itchy .... Has anyone seen this stuff? I need in depth description or pics!!! ☺ So I know where my hard earned pounds are going




    Knowing Ping, we still have a long wait before we see the new stuff..
  • psygolfpsygolf Members Posts: 1,150 ✭✭
    bullsfan wrote:

    norge5 wrote:


    I am not in the golf industry but have been a long time ping user and fan. Am I imagining it or are they coming out with more models than usual and with greater frequency? I don't remember them having so many different sets in the past.




    They use to never come out with new stuff except putters. And it was awesome! Long time fan myself and I did work in the golf industry, Their catalog had woods, Irons and putters (more emphasis on putters and this of course when the only had the Eye 2 and Eye 2 woods, in black and blond) lol. But it does seem like they come out with something new every time the wind changes directions. Drives me nuts.




    How about when the ISI & ISI-K irons came out in 3 different metals-?
  • taylorx300taylorx300 Members Posts: 1,252 ✭✭
    edited Dec 14, 2018 #56
    Hit everything yesterday official, had hit the iron about two weeks ago. Ping will be having a great season this year. G410 irons look great, not even close to the 400 it replaces. Adjustable hybrids. And the Crossover finally looks like a Blueptint driving iron.
    M3 9.5* / Atmos Black Tour Spec
    M4 16.5* / Hzrdus Black
    M4 Hybrid 19* / KBS Prototype
    P-770 / Project X LZ 6.0
    52* / 58* Black Milled Grind Wedge / KBS Custom
    59* Original Trusty Rusty / Hump shaft
    60* Raw Milled Grind Wedge / KBS Custom
    Toulon Garage Columbus Triple Black
  • IvyguyIvyguy Members Posts: 1,408 ✭✭
    psygolf wrote:

    bullsfan wrote:

    norge5 wrote:


    I am not in the golf industry but have been a long time ping user and fan. Am I imagining it or are they coming out with more models than usual and with greater frequency? I don't remember them having so many different sets in the past.




    They use to never come out with new stuff except putters. And it was awesome! Long time fan myself and I did work in the golf industry, Their catalog had woods, Irons and putters (more emphasis on putters and this of course when the only had the Eye 2 and Eye 2 woods, in black and blond) lol. But it does seem like they come out with something new every time the wind changes directions. Drives me nuts.




    How about when the ISI & ISI-K irons came out in 3 different metals-?




    Mind= BLOWN
  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX Posts: 2,186 ClubWRX
    taylorx300 wrote:


    Hit everything yesterday official, had hit the iron about two weeks ago. Ping will be having a great season this year. G410 irons look great, not even close to the 400 it replaces. Adjustable hybrids. And the Crossover finally looks like a Blueptint driving iron.




    So is it true the G410 offset is substantially less than the 400?
    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • KParksKParks Members Posts: 68 ✭✭
    dmeeksDC wrote:

    taylorx300 wrote:


    Hit everything yesterday official, had hit the iron about two weeks ago. Ping will be having a great season this year. G410 irons look great, not even close to the 400 it replaces. Adjustable hybrids. And the Crossover finally looks like a Blueptint driving iron.




    So is it true the G410 offset is substantially less than the 400?




    Where did you hear that? I'm intrigued by the g410s for sure. I know we likely won't get a full release until the PGA Show but what are the chances we at least get some spyshots before then?
  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX Posts: 2,186 ClubWRX
    KParks wrote:

    dmeeksDC wrote:

    taylorx300 wrote:


    Hit everything yesterday official, had hit the iron about two weeks ago. Ping will be having a great season this year. G410 irons look great, not even close to the 400 it replaces. Adjustable hybrids. And the Crossover finally looks like a Blueptint driving iron.




    So is it true the G410 offset is substantially less than the 400?




    Where did you hear that? I'm intrigued by the g410s for sure. I know we likely won't get a full release until the PGA Show but what are the chances we at least get some spyshots before then?




    Somewhere in one of these Ping threads, a poster said he had seen the entire 410 line as well as a Ping presentation, and that one of the points the Ping rep mentioned was less offset in the G410 irons compared to the G400 (and G, G30 and G25, as it really has not changed. And the figure the poster used was 50 percent less. If so, that makes the 410 more appealing to me and I am eager to see if it is true. I like the G line but in the longer irons the offset is very visible and a little too much for me.
    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • Green ValleyGreen Valley Members Posts: 770 ✭✭
    taylorx300 wrote:


    Hit everything yesterday official, had hit the iron about two weeks ago. Ping will be having a great season this year. G410 irons look great, not even close to the 400 it replaces. Adjustable hybrids. And the Crossover finally looks like a Blueptint driving iron.




    Anymore info on the G-410 irons please... Color, offset, price, etc, etc, etc?
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