Ping G425 closer than we think?

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martinvan09martinvan09 MemberMembers  25WRX Points: 44Handicap: 1Posts: 25 Bunkers
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I know it's been mentioned elsewhere that G425 has been trademarked by PING for clubs, headcovers, hats, etc., but it's not too clear when that update is coming. With that said I think it's worth noting that the G410 line is nowhere to be found on the GD hot list for 2020, whereas the iBlade is listed. Could be an indicator that an update to the G lineup could be closer than we think, and an iBlade update may not be?

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PING G410 9* Tour AD GP 7x
Taylormade SLDR 14* Accra Tour Proto M5-85
Taylormade SLDR 19* Accra Tour Proto M5-85
Cobra King Forged 4-P $-Taper 120 S+
Ping Glide 50* Glide Stealth 56* 60*
Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 or Toulon Atlanta
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  • IrishSugarIrishSugar Members  20WRX Points: 13Handicap: 8.8Posts: 20 Bunkers
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    GD sent out a message that Ping G410 and others that were part of 2019 Hot List would not be included on the 2020 Hot List, that it was for new equipment only.

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  • IrishSugarIrishSugar Members  20WRX Points: 13Handicap: 8.8Posts: 20 Bunkers
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    We review the current marketplace with a key stipulation: only products still at their full price will be considered.

    The Hot List is our review of the best clubs on the market, but you might find a few well-known and well-received products not on the following pages. Those noteworthy clubs include the G410 FAMILY OF WOODS AND IRONS FROM PING, including the G410 Plus, G410 SFT and G410 LST drivers and fairway woods; the G410 hybrid and the G410 game-improvement iron. Also, you won’t see the CLEVELAND RTX-4 WEDGE. Although these clubs are available and all of them earned Gold medals in their respective categories in the 2019 Hot List, they fail to meet one key stipulation for our annual review of the game’s current equipment. Under Hot List rules, only “new” equipment is considered. “New” is not specifically a reference to how long a product has been in the marketplace. In fact, more than a fourth of products on this year’s Hot List also were on last year’s list. However, in the context of the Hot List, “new” means a product’s current price has not been permanently reduced from its introductory price. The Ping G410 clubs and the Cleveland wedge all reduced their price late last year, and thus we removed them from consideration in our Hot List judging. —THE EDITORS

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    Knuth High Heat 257+ 19 deg 5 Wood w/ Fujikura Pro 2.0 7S

    Mizuno MP-53 3i w/ Dynalite Gold XP

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  • vstensrud23vstensrud23 Members  19WRX Points: 9Posts: 19 Bunkers
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    You can put about as much faith in the GD Hotlist as you can in a **** with the flu. Vague descriptions of tools that should be fitted to every individual.

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    Ping G400Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange V3 60TX

    Taylormade M6 Rocket 3W 14* w/ ATMOS Black Tour Spec 7X

    Taylormade M5 5W 21* w/ ATMOS Black Tour Spec 7X

    Cobra King Forged ONE 4-PW w/ KBS Tour 130X Black Nickel

    '15 Vokey Cold Forged 50.08, SM5 Indigo 54.10 & 58.07 all w/ DG AMT TI S400

    Taylormade Spider Tour Black (DJ) 34" w/ SS Pistol Traxion Tour 50g

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  • erock9174erock9174 North Canton, OHMembers  4150WRX Points: 244Handicap: 10.5Posts: 4,150 Titanium Tees
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    Hmm

    g400 Max is still at its initial new price.

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    Callaway Epic Flash Heavenwood

    Exotics Xrail  4h | 5h

    Cobra  T-Rail 6-SW

    Cleveland CBX 60* 

    Callaway Sure Out 64*

    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne 4 Platinum

    Titleist ProV1x Yellow

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  • IrishSugarIrishSugar Members  20WRX Points: 13Handicap: 8.8Posts: 20 Bunkers
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    True, not sure why they even bother anymore...I used to look forward to the hot list every year, but it has been worthless for the past 6 or 7 years....there is nothing insightful or unique offered, no testing data shared...

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    Mizuno MP-53 3i w/ Dynalite Gold XP

    Mizuno MX 300 4i-GW w/ Dynalite Gold XP

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  • DpavsDpavs OverWRX'ed MichiganClubWRX  3754WRX Points: 481Posts: 3,754 ClubWRX
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    I always wondered about how they actually collected their data and came to the ratings.... apparently there are some amazing tools involved in the process.

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  • j.a.j.a. Members  1748WRX Points: 191Posts: 1,748 Platinum Tees
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    I stopped believing in GD hot list ages ago when I realised how subjective was and objective methods were not clearly explained

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  • beedub96beedub96 Laguna BeachMembers  19WRX Points: 31Handicap: 17Posts: 19 Bunkers
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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members  6615WRX Points: 558Handicap: GolfPosts: 6,615 Titanium Tees
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    This. It's utterly worthless, other than as a record of who spent most 💰 with GD during the preceding year.

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  • 3_Jack_Par3_Jack_Par Winter is stupid Members, ClubWRX  6308WRX Points: 344Posts: 6,308 ClubWRX
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    LOL, that is some industrial grade bullcrap right there

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    Ping G410 LST 9* (set to -1.5*), 44.5", Fujikura Ventus Black 7X
    Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Aldila Synergy Tour Green 80TX
    Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) HZRDUS Black 85X (or Srixon Z u45 18* Nippon Modus3 120x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x)
    Scratch SB-1 3-PW, Nippon Modus3 120x
    Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200 (sometimes)
    Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34"
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  • IrishSugarIrishSugar Members  20WRX Points: 13Handicap: 8.8Posts: 20 Bunkers
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    agreed, thats why I had to share...thought it was so ridiculous

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    Knuth High Heat 257+ 19 deg 5 Wood w/ Fujikura Pro 2.0 7S

    Mizuno MP-53 3i w/ Dynalite Gold XP

    Mizuno MX 300 4i-GW w/ Dynalite Gold XP

    Taylormade ATV 56

    Taylormade ATV 60

    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 with Custom paint fill

  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members  3273WRX Points: 1,390Handicap: 1.7Posts: 3,273 Titanium Tees
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    Likely for search engine optimization. "G420" would probably return too many non-golf results. 😅

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    Titleist 915FD 15* Kuro Kage DC 80TX || Taylormade RSI UDI 16* Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour-Spec X
    Titleist 915FD 18* Kuro Kage 100XTS || Srixon Z U65 Utility 18* Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 9.8 Tour-Spec X
    Callaway X-Forged UT 20* Kuro Kage XT 100TX Hybrid
    Callaway X-Forged UT 23* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Bridgestone J40 DPC 5i-7i 27*- 35* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Bridgestone J40 CB 8i-PW 39*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey Mild Raw 8620 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
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  • DpavsDpavs OverWRX'ed MichiganClubWRX  3754WRX Points: 481Posts: 3,754 ClubWRX
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    Exactly! It just needed translation as beedub provided or possibly "I have no idea which way the ball is going every single time I take a swing."

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  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX Members  3884WRX Points: 599Posts: 3,884 Titanium Tees
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    There will be a limited edition G420 released in a matte green with hints of purple accents.

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  • forrester_fireforrester_fire Members  175WRX Points: 106Handicap: 11Posts: 175 Fairways
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    Yeah, but I imagine your clubhead speed will be much slower than you think with that model.

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  • SUMM1TSUMM1T Members  968WRX Points: 131Posts: 968 Golden Tee
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    Any new products outside of the Heppler Putter line as well as the G710 Irons will released in the fall of 2020.

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  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War Members  3556WRX Points: 571Posts: 3,556 Titanium Tees
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    all this for an extra 2 yards..give and take

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    Ping G400 LST Oban Devotion 06/Ozik F6M2
    Cobra LTD PRO /Ozik TP6HD/Project X LZ 6.0 71g HC/ 

    Cobra LTD 3/4 Kai'li 80
    Cobra LTD 4/5 Kai'li 80
    Cobra F6 Baffler
    TM Mid_Rescue TP 22*
    Mizuno MP20 HMB 120x 4-pw
    RTX 3.0 50, 54, 60 Modus 125
    TM Spider DJ Sightline Black Tour Spider 
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  • SUMM1TSUMM1T Members  968WRX Points: 131Posts: 968 Golden Tee
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    It's not all about distance now-a-days. It's about forgiveness across the face, sound/feel, looks and all around performance. We've been fairly maxed out for quite a while when it comes to gains.

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  • BlkNGldBlkNGld Members  3068WRX Points: 227Posts: 3,068 Titanium Tees
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    They'll stop bothering when we stop paying attention to it.

    The Hot List / Club Test issues are the most popular ones. Whether in print form, or people going to the web site they drive sales/traffic.

    It goes back to the old adage of "no such thing as bad publicity".

    If you're checking it out just to complain about it, you're still looking and they're getting to put ads in front of you. Posting a complaint about it still gets flagged as being talked about.

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  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX  4683WRX Points: 488Handicap: 4Posts: 4,683 ClubWRX
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    It would probably make for a great video from Randy and Fried Eggs though!!!!!

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    Ping G400 9*
    Ping G400 14.5* 
    Titleist 915h 21* 
    Bridgestone J15 CB 4-P
    Titleist Vokey SM5 50/56
    Mizuno M Craft I 34"

  • DFS PFDDFS PFD Members  1598WRX Points: 809Handicap: 1.8Posts: 1,598 Platinum Tees
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    And when every driver but 2 get the "gold" recognition. Gold level contributions is all it is.

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    G410 LST  HZRDUS Smoke Hulk 6.5TX 60g 
    Epic Flash SZ 15* Tensei PW 80TX
    2-PW Ping Blueprint DG X7
    55* MG Raw Tour issue S400
    60* Hi-Toe Tour Issue S400
    TOULON Garage San Diego

  • jjljjl Members  1353WRX Points: 161Handicap: 11.3Posts: 1,353 Platinum Tees
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    Think the better indicator the G425 is coming is the price drop on the entire G410 lineup. Ordered a 5 wood to go w my G410 driver and hybrids. Struck me a little early to be dropping prices for a Ping line but I wasn't monitoring that closely.

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    Ping G410 Plus 10.5 
    Ping G410 5 Wood 17.5*
    Ping G410 Hybrid 21*
    TaylorMade P790 4i
    TaylorMade SLDR 5i - AW
    Titleist SM6 Jet Black 56*
    TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe 60*
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  • SUMM1TSUMM1T Members  968WRX Points: 131Posts: 968 Golden Tee
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    They have to do that in order to stay competitive. Other companies are bringing a new lineup of woods now, so if Ping left their products the same, they'd be "lost" in the mix of the shiny new products. New stuff is coming in Fall.

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  • TomBomb51TomBomb51 Members  518WRX Points: 141Handicap: 2.7Posts: 518 Golden Tee
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    I find it odd that the G400 series came out in feb 2018 and the G410 series came out in jan 2019....yet we have ZERO info on the G420/G425/G(insert number here).

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    Ping G410 Plus 9* - Diamana DF 60s
    Taylormade M5 14* - Diamana DF 70s
    Taylormade M2 18* - Diamana DF 70s
    Mizuno 919 Tour 4-PW - S300 AMT Tour White
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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX  25621WRX Points: 800Handicap: GolfPosts: 25,621 Titanium Tees
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    The reps are more tight lipped these days. If there is any knowledge out there, they're not saying. I've heard of reps being fired if any information is traced back to them. Many companies troll site like this one to make sure information they don't want out isn't leaked. All our rep said was to "possibly" look out for the late summer to early fall timeframe for new woods and hybrids. He didn't commit one way or the other. All I wanted to know if the current adapters would work and he wouldn't even tell me that!

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    G410 9 Degree - Accra FX 2.0
    G410 3, 5 & 9 Woods - Accra FX 2.0
    G410 4-5 Hybrids - Accra 80i
    G410 6-UW - Accra 80i
    Glide 3.0 54WS, 58WS Accra 80i
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