G700 long term reviews

gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,180 ✭✭

Anyone playing these?

Anyone combo them with i210 power spec 8 to PW?

On Sundays, I used to play hickory

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  • 1Mordrid11Mordrid1 Members Posts: 572 ✭✭
    edited Mar 24, 2019 7:11pm #2

    I am still playing mine. I have played a few rounds with rental clubs of 2019 offerings(F9 & M6 sets) and neither of them even came close to
    knocking my G700s out of the bag.
    At one point I explored the possibility of doing a combo with the i210's or i500's, but neither offered me any performance benefits over my G700s. And the i500s even spun less for me.

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    Callaway Rogue driver w/ Oban Tour Limited 4 60g
    Callaway Rogue 4 wood w/ Oban Kiyoshi White 4 65g
    Nike Sasquatch Sumo #4 hybrid(cut down 1") w/ H Diamana s
    Srixon U65 20° Miyazaki Kaula 7 s
    Ping G700 5-UW AWT 2.0(1°flat, 2° weak)
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 19 54/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
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  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,180 ✭✭

    Anyone else?

    On Sundays, I used to play hickory
  • DavidvDavidv Posts: 690 ✭✭

    Playing mine since November have the 5 thru SW in power spec. No need or desire to combo them with anything they are good all down the line. Forgiving, long, and high launch.

  • bluedotbluedot Members Posts: 3,355 ✭✭

    I'm almost a year in with mine; 6 thru UW, with Glide 54* and 58*, all with Recoil shafts. I love them; they have been as good as I hoped they would be after the fitting.

  • AC in TXAC in TX Members Posts: 723 ✭✭

    5 to UW reg graphite Power Spec with Glide 54 and 60 ... So good I've stopped looking at other irons ... really!

    The Ping Hoofer 14 bag:
    Ping G400 Max Tour 65
    Ping G400 5W Alta CB 65
    Ping G400 3H Alta CB 70
    Ping G700 5-UW Alta CB
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54° Alta CB
    Ping Glide 2.0 SS 60° Wedge
    Scotty Circa 62 no. 6
  • ChazbChazb Posts: 911 ✭✭

    I still have mine but I also have the cobra one length.

  • Pinging77Pinging77 CO, NM, AZMembers Posts: 67 ✭✭

    Had a set for a few months. Still among the longest distance wise in this category. Just didn’t like the look especially after they came out with the i500s

  • gc444gc444 Lefty Boomers Posts: 404 ✭✭

    I have had mine since November with Recoil shafts. I have stopped looking at other irons to try which is really a big deal for me. They are ridiculously easy to hit (even easier than my Big Bertha 2002 irons I so dearly love). I really think they will be in the bag for quite some time.

  • tangojaytangojay Members Posts: 924 ✭✭

    I moved from the G-25's to these, I was a little skeptical at first due to the numbers I was getting while getting fit, this is my 1 year plus views:
    1) Seemed too light , I weighted these versus my G-25's and IDENTICAL swing weight.
    2) Once I learned to swing these (first set of graphite shafted irons I've owned) I had to re-learn my yardages, easy 1/2 club longer, my average 8 iron is now 150 yards, once I hit that 8 iron 10 yards over a laser measured 150 yard pin, yes I was using a Kirkland 4 piece golfball .
    3) You can have any flight you want as long as it is high and straight, again, had to adjust, used to medium height, semi-fade
    4) Easy to hit.

  • agolf1agolf1 Members Posts: 681 ✭✭

    @tangojay said:
    I moved from the G-25's to these, I was a little skeptical at first due to the numbers I was getting while getting fit, this is my 1 year plus views:
    2) Once I learned to swing these (first set of graphite shafted irons I've owned) I had to re-learn my yardages, easy 1/2 club longer, my average 8 iron is now 150 yards
    4) Easy to hit.

    The G700 8 iron is 2* stronger than the G25 8 iron so that is part of the difference.

    How are the G700 long-irons at your swing speed (I am similar)? The G700 5 iron is 23* and the 4 iron is 20*, which would be the 4 iron and 3 iron lofts in the G25s. Realistically, I don't think I could play those lofts effectively in the G25s. I know the G700s with the hollow-body, thin steel face are supposed to launch higher, etc, etc, etc. But would you say they are comparable to hitting a hybrid or is it still "long-iron like" (CG still relatively close to the face and need serious clubhead speed to keep the ball in the air)?

    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
  • tangojaytangojay Members Posts: 924 ✭✭

    @agolf1 said:

    @tangojay said:
    I moved from the G-25's to these, I was a little skeptical at first due to the numbers I was getting while getting fit, this is my 1 year plus views:
    2) Once I learned to swing these (first set of graphite shafted irons I've owned) I had to re-learn my yardages, easy 1/2 club longer, my average 8 iron is now 150 yards
    4) Easy to hit.

    The G700 8 iron is 2* stronger than the G25 8 iron so that is part of the difference.

    How are the G700 long-irons at your swing speed (I am similar)? The G700 5 iron is 23* and the 4 iron is 20*, which would be the 4 iron and 3 iron lofts in the G25s. Realistically, I don't think I could play those lofts effectively in the G25s. I know the G700s with the hollow-body, thin steel face are supposed to launch higher, etc, etc, etc. But would you say they are comparable to hitting a hybrid or is it still "long-iron like" (CG still relatively close to the face and need serious clubhead speed to keep the ball in the air)?

    The log irons are definitely easier to get airborne, my natural shot pattern is in the low side, with these I actually get them airborne, I have to say my 5 iron (which is the longest iron in the bag) flight is pretty close to my 4 hybrid flight. When I got them I hit shots with G-25 and G-700, the flight was higher and longer with the G700’s, might have to take a 7 G-25 and an 8 G-700 and compare.
    The thing I do like is that I know when I hit a pitching wedge or a similar short club into the green, it will go high, bounce and stop, it won’t back up an unknow distance or bounce and stop like the G-25’s.
    The only thing is the sound, that took me a while to get used to.

  • agolf1agolf1 Members Posts: 681 ✭✭
    edited Mar 28, 2019 7:38am #13

    @tangojay said:

    @agolf1 said:

    @tangojay said:
    I moved from the G-25's to these, I was a little skeptical at first due to the numbers I was getting while getting fit, this is my 1 year plus views:
    2) Once I learned to swing these (first set of graphite shafted irons I've owned) I had to re-learn my yardages, easy 1/2 club longer, my average 8 iron is now 150 yards
    4) Easy to hit.

    The G700 8 iron is 2* stronger than the G25 8 iron so that is part of the difference.

    How are the G700 long-irons at your swing speed (I am similar)? The G700 5 iron is 23* and the 4 iron is 20*, which would be the 4 iron and 3 iron lofts in the G25s. Realistically, I don't think I could play those lofts effectively in the G25s. I know the G700s with the hollow-body, thin steel face are supposed to launch higher, etc, etc, etc. But would you say they are comparable to hitting a hybrid or is it still "long-iron like" (CG still relatively close to the face and need serious clubhead speed to keep the ball in the air)?

    The log irons are definitely easier to get airborne, my natural shot pattern is in the low side, with these I actually get them airborne, I have to say my 5 iron (which is the longest iron in the bag) flight is pretty close to my 4 hybrid flight. When I got them I hit shots with G-25 and G-700, the flight was higher and longer with the G700’s, might have to take a 7 G-25 and an 8 G-700 and compare.
    The thing I do like is that I know when I hit a pitching wedge or a similar short club into the green, it will go high, bounce and stop, it won’t back up an unknow distance or bounce and stop like the G-25’s.
    The only thing is the sound, that took me a while to get used to.

    Thanks. I've been thinking about the G700 5-iron (possibly bent to 22*) as a replacement for a 4-hybrid. I've also wondered how this club would compare to the G/G400 Crossovers at the same loft (many people mention that these are not easy to hit, and the G410 Crossovers look like they have even less help). I like how the G700 5-iron retains a fair amount of offset (more than the Crossovers), but worry I don't have enough speed to use it effectively off of anything but a perfect stance / lie (hybrid much easier to just hack the ball out of the rough with).

    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
  • tangojaytangojay Members Posts: 924 ✭✭

    @agolf1 said:

    @tangojay said:

    @agolf1 said:

    @tangojay said:
    I moved from the G-25's to these, I was a little skeptical at first due to the numbers I was getting while getting fit, this is my 1 year plus views:
    2) Once I learned to swing these (first set of graphite shafted irons I've owned) I had to re-learn my yardages, easy 1/2 club longer, my average 8 iron is now 150 yards
    4) Easy to hit.

    The G700 8 iron is 2* stronger than the G25 8 iron so that is part of the difference.

    How are the G700 long-irons at your swing speed (I am similar)? The G700 5 iron is 23* and the 4 iron is 20*, which would be the 4 iron and 3 iron lofts in the G25s. Realistically, I don't think I could play those lofts effectively in the G25s. I know the G700s with the hollow-body, thin steel face are supposed to launch higher, etc, etc, etc. But would you say they are comparable to hitting a hybrid or is it still "long-iron like" (CG still relatively close to the face and need serious clubhead speed to keep the ball in the air)?

    The log irons are definitely easier to get airborne, my natural shot pattern is in the low side, with these I actually get them airborne, I have to say my 5 iron (which is the longest iron in the bag) flight is pretty close to my 4 hybrid flight. When I got them I hit shots with G-25 and G-700, the flight was higher and longer with the G700’s, might have to take a 7 G-25 and an 8 G-700 and compare.
    The thing I do like is that I know when I hit a pitching wedge or a similar short club into the green, it will go high, bounce and stop, it won’t back up an unknow distance or bounce and stop like the G-25’s.
    The only thing is the sound, that took me a while to get used to.

    Thanks. I've been thinking about the G700 5-iron (possibly bent to 22*) as a replacement for a 4-hybrid. I've also wondered how this club would compare to the G/G400 Crossovers at the same loft (many people mention that these are not easy to hit, and the G410 Crossovers look like they have even less help). I like how the G700 5-iron retains a fair amount of offset (more than the Crossovers), but worry I don't have enough speed to use it effectively off of anything but a perfect stance / lie (hybrid much easier to just hack the ball out of the rough with).

    I did try the G400 4 crossover in the PGA Superstore simulator, could not get it up with a fistful of viagra, the G400 hybrid was OK.

  • AC in TXAC in TX Members Posts: 723 ✭✭

    I have a G700 Power Spec set 5 to PW and normal UW ... 5-iron Power Spec is 21.5*, 6 to PW Power Spec go 24.5/ 28/ 32/ 37.5/ 43* and Normal UW goes 49*.

    The Ping Hoofer 14 bag:
    Ping G400 Max Tour 65
    Ping G400 5W Alta CB 65
    Ping G400 3H Alta CB 70
    Ping G700 5-UW Alta CB
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54° Alta CB
    Ping Glide 2.0 SS 60° Wedge
    Scotty Circa 62 no. 6
  • ChazbChazb Posts: 911 ✭✭

    Well,I traded in my 700s for a new of 700s with a graphite shaft....all I can say is wow.I been having trouble with my shoulder and on a whim and with a little winnings from the casino I bought them.
    I am a very happy camper after playing 9 holes and being only two over and missing two short birdie putts.

  • oiler45oiler45 Members Posts: 250 ✭✭

    I played Apex irons for the last six years. I sold them this winter and bought the G700's. Have played 2 rounds so far - everything as advertised.
    Long, high and super forgiving. Sound will take a little getting used to - tee shots or thin shots sound "hollow" - but performance is still there.

  • chivachiva Members Posts: 2,419 ✭✭

    I have a G700 5 iron as my longest iron. I like the performance but can’t stand the feel. I might try the G410 to replace it. The G700 might be fractionally longer but not enough to matter to me.

    OB and water hazards you flunkies
  • agolf1agolf1 Members Posts: 681 ✭✭

    @chiva said:
    I have a G700 5 iron as my longest iron. I like the performance but can’t stand the feel. I might try the G410 to replace it. The G700 might be fractionally longer but not enough to matter to me.

    How would you compare the G700 5 iron to a similarly lofted (22-23) hybrid or the crossovers if you've hit them? I commented more above but basically wondering if this design is really much much easier to hit or if it's still a long (or low lofted) iron. For reference, I probably wouldn't try to play the G400/G410 5 iron on the course (I have a 25* G25 5-iron and I think this is about as low of a loft that I can play well on the course without more help from the head design or possibly a lighter/softer shaft).

    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
  • phatchrisrulesphatchrisrules Members Posts: 1,812 ✭✭

    I had them. They didn't overly blow me away. I had ordered 700 long irons and i500 short and they sent all 700s. I decided to play with them anyway. I really liked the 4-5 but the 6-P seemed spinney and really high launch (which is exactly what they are supposed to do). I ended up going a different direction this year, and while I lost a bit of forgiveness for sure, the thinner soles seem to be working better with my shallow swing a lot better.

    Callaway Rogue SZ 9* - Accra TZP (TZ5 Prototype) 455
    Callaway Rogue SZ 13.5* - Diamana Thump 75F
    Callaway Rogue SZ 18* - Diamana Thump 85F
    Hybrid empty but have a Diamana Thump 90H waiting
    New Level 1031 Black 5-PW - Dynamic Gold 105 Black Onyx
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50/SS, 54/ES, 58/ES - Dynamic Gold 105 Black Onyx
    Bettinardi BB0 "Gotta Sting" Prototype 1 of 1 - Stability
  • chivachiva Members Posts: 2,419 ✭✭

    @agolf1 said:

    @chiva said:
    I have a G700 5 iron as my longest iron. I like the performance but can’t stand the feel. I might try the G410 to replace it. The G700 might be fractionally longer but not enough to matter to me.

    How would you compare the G700 5 iron to a similarly lofted (22-23) hybrid or the crossovers if you've hit them? I commented more above but basically wondering if this design is really much much easier to hit or if it's still a long (or low lofted) iron. For reference, I probably wouldn't try to play the G400/G410 5 iron on the course (I have a 25* G25 5-iron and I think this is about as low of a loft that I can play well on the course without more help from the head design or possibly a lighter/softer shaft).

    I would say they would play similar in length. I’m not a fan of hybrids generally speaking but haven’t hit the new G410 which I heard are not hook machines. I hit the iron straighter than the hybrid all day every day.

    OB and water hazards you flunkies
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