Ping G or G400 Crossover 5

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Anyone with a mid-90s mph driver swing speed play the Crossover 5?



I like the look (and offset) of an iron vs a hybrid. I can hit the G25 5-iron (26*) about 175-180 yards carry and reasonably high enough to hold most greens. However, I don't really have enough speed to elevate this club off of a downhill lie or questionable lie in the rough.



Wondering if the Crossover 5 would be more playable or if the loft (24*-25*) and lack of speed will still make the club difficult to hit unless the lie/stance is ideal. Many comments say these clubs are more irons than hybrids so I worry it could be tough.



Also, if anyone can comment on whether the Crossovers have more or less offset than the comparable G series irons, that would be great (only read that they have a fair amount of offset but it is unclear what the reference point is).



Unfortunately, I probably can't test one out before buying it...
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Titleist 915 D4 10.5*, Diamana S+ Blue 60 S-Flex
Titleist 915F 16.5* & 21.0*, Diamana S+ Blue 70 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
Backup Lob Wedges:  PING Eye 2+ (58*) or PING Eye 2 XG (60*)
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  • herdmanherdman Members  744WRX Points: 88Posts: 744 Golden Tee
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    agolf1 wrote:


    Anyone with a mid-90s mph driver swing speed play the Crossover 5?



    I like the look (and offset) of an iron vs a hybrid. I can hit the G25 5-iron (26*) about 175-180 yards carry and reasonably high enough to hold most greens. However, I don't really have enough speed to elevate this club off of a downhill lie or questionable lie in the rough.



    Wondering if the Crossover 5 would be more playable or if the loft (24*-25*) and lack of speed will still make the club difficult to hit unless the lie/stance is ideal. Many comments say these clubs are more irons than hybrids so I worry it could be tough.



    Also, if anyone can comment on whether the Crossovers have more or less offset than the comparable G series irons, that would be great (only read that they have a fair amount of offset but it is unclear what the reference point is).



    Unfortunately, I probably can't test one out before buying it...




    I have one and have near that driver swing speed. I take it in and out the bag. I have mixed results with it. I bought it to replace my regular 5 iron and really and am having more luck with a 6 hybrid to replace the 5 iron(and 5 Ping G Crossover). I tend to fade it our push it right. I don't find it particularly easy to hit.
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  • agolf1agolf1 Members  1915WRX Points: 1,089Posts: 1,915 Platinum Tees
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    herdman wrote:

    agolf1 wrote:


    Anyone with a mid-90s mph driver swing speed play the Crossover 5?



    I like the look (and offset) of an iron vs a hybrid. I can hit the G25 5-iron (26*) about 175-180 yards carry and reasonably high enough to hold most greens. However, I don't really have enough speed to elevate this club off of a downhill lie or questionable lie in the rough.



    Wondering if the Crossover 5 would be more playable or if the loft (24*-25*) and lack of speed will still make the club difficult to hit unless the lie/stance is ideal. Many comments say these clubs are more irons than hybrids so I worry it could be tough.



    Also, if anyone can comment on whether the Crossovers have more or less offset than the comparable G series irons, that would be great (only read that they have a fair amount of offset but it is unclear what the reference point is).



    Unfortunately, I probably can't test one out before buying it...




    I have one and have near that driver swing speed. I take it in and out the bag. I have mixed results with it. I bought it to replace my regular 5 iron and really and am having more luck with a 6 hybrid to replace the 5 iron(and 5 Ping G Crossover). I tend to fade it our push it right. I don't find it particularly easy to hit.


    Thanks. I kind of what to get one and give it a try. But objectively, I think the results are going to be OK at best, with the bad swings being really bad.
    Posted:
    Titleist 915 D4 10.5*, Diamana S+ Blue 60 S-Flex
    Titleist 915F 16.5* & 21.0*, Diamana S+ Blue 70 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
    Backup Lob Wedges:  PING Eye 2+ (58*) or PING Eye 2 XG (60*)

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