my partners tease me that my clubs belong in a museum....
I've used them since the 1980's. However I have put away the 1 and 3 irons for 5 wood and 4 hybrid.
Still love the brown patina :)
Anyone else who won't switch to new technology?
I never liked the way they looked. The shape was funny and the lack of ferrules turned me off. However, they were and still are an excellent iron that are as good as many models out now. Nothing wrong with gaming that set, not hurting you at all.
I gamed my BeCU+ until 2017, mostly original shafts (one snapped at the range and Ping reshafted it for me: go Ping!)
It was 50/50 with the bag appeal between people giving me the high five and others calling them antiques. Didn't bother me one bit, the clubs work. And to me they are art.
This thread had me perusing Ping BeCu and Beni Eye2 and ISI sets at 2nd Swing, last night when I couldn't sleep. Damm enablers!
Eye2’s were never produced in nickel. I do own 2 sets of BeNi isi’s though. I own 3 sets of eye 2’s in becu and 1 set in stainless (my first non hand me down set). I also have numerous “extra” eye 2 wedges In both stainless and becu.
ive had a stainless eye 2 lob wedge in my bag since I bought it new in a barrel in 1990. Swapped it out short term over the years but it always returns. I still isi it today and I can’t imagine playing bunker shots without it.
the ping eye 2 iron sets in both stainless and becu are still solid. I’m not currently gaming the sets but wouldn’t be upset to. Great clubs.
I admit I was being a bit lazy in my post, not making the distinction. 😉
No but they're my dream irons. Used the stainless for best on 2 decades... They were the greatest irons ever made for me. But I'd love a set of BeCu.... Had a look while on lock down as there's a 6-pw in red dot and I'm so tempted but.... Mrs not having it considereding I've got brand new mizunos in my locker
I have a brand new complete set of the BeCu Eye2. Some of the clubs were hit, but the set never got played. The 7 iron still has the sticker on the grip! Good luck finding one like that. And I have the complete set from Driver to Putter (PAL-4).
Sadly, I’m never going to play them or even hit them at home. It all sits in a box packed up.
Yes I still play my set of eye 2 + becu irons.Best rounds of my life with those clubs.
I've always been partial to the steel EYE2s, but the nickel and copper ISIs have made their way into my bag on more than one occasion. The copper EYE2s are pretty special and just seeing them sitting in a bag makes me wax nostalgic...
Driver PING G400 SFT (10); Alta CB 55Wood PING G400 (15.5); Alta CB 65Hybrid PING G400 (22); Alta CB 70Irons PING G400 (6-9, W, U); Alta CBWedges PING Glide 3.0 (54, 58); AWT 2.0Putter PING Vault Arna (35")
Woods Callaway Big Bertha Warbird (12, 18, 24)Irons PING Eye2 (6-9, W, S)Putter PING Darby (35")
Mine are retired...but still admired...
That bag is sweet!!
Sold my 1-LW 2+ set last year, wrong lie angle. Still play a steel set of regular Eye 2's
They are one of the best selling irons of all time - so I’d say a lot! At one time I had over 150 sets of ping irons. I’m now down to I think 8 now, but I may be missing some LOL:
Have a set of eye 2 be 3-SW that we’re my dads gamers. Wondering what to do with them.
X forged U21
Mizuno S5 52/58
Scotty Futura 5W
The irons of a golf connoisseur.
I had these in 1-LW with a GBB driver and old Anser putter. These were great to play. Even on an off day, I still was able to hit greens. Sadly, I sold the irons and someone stole the driver and putter.
I hated the way they looked back in the day. Rented some G400 irons on vacation and loved them. Bought a set when I got home and continue to love them. Thought that would temper my eye. Came across a set of Eye 2 at the local Play It Again store. Still hate the way they look. Still might buy a set and try to get over their looks. Picked up a Eye2 1 and 3 woods at the local Goodwill and need some irons to round out the vintage bag.
Just got a set of BeCu ISI irons this Friday! I’m a lefty, and these had JZ still shafts 1” long - felt terrible. Just restarted with a set of my trusty Nippon Modus Pro 120 only 1/2” over. Gonna be able to hit them today. They do look awesome though
My son Gordon and I shared a love of golf and the skills to repair golf clubs. Years ago, when he was in college, he was working at a local club. Part of the job was to help members get their clubs loaded onto carts, but a tournament had been played in the morning and carts were scarce for players ready to tee off, so he was helping players put clubs back in their cars to free up carts. He had helped a gentleman and noticed that he’d left behind a Ping BeCu L wedge. In two pieces. Gordon held up the club and the gentleman (whose wedge play had apparently not been sharp in the tournament) said, “I don’t want the g***amn thing!” Gordon brought the head to me that afternoon and I had a new shaft in it about 15 minutes later. I put it in my bag and loved it.
Ten years ago, Gordon was a mud engineer aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and was one of the eleven men killed in the explosion that led to the huge discharge of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. I get reminded of how that lob wedge made it into my bag every time I use it, which is often. It will be in my bag for as long as I play the game.
Thanks for the chance to tell my story.
I had that exact same bag in same color. It's been years and I still regret the day I gave it away.....
When I first saw good players hitting the Eye2 BeCu irons first-hand in the 1980s... the ball flight was like nothing else... the trajectory had a "turbo boost" that didn't look like ballooning... just a rocket booster that allowed the penetrating flight to continue skyward longer than you thought possible. I'm from White Plains, NY and remember seeing Frank Bensel hit them (look him up... he grew up to be a great teacher and multiple PGA Club Professional National Champion who has played in multiple PGA Championships with the big boys)... watching that flight was intoxicating. I had to have them. Of course I could only afford clones first... but I remember the pride I had when I bought my first set of the coppers... I might have slept with them. They remain, in my mind, the greatest iron set of all time. Still own three Eye2 BeCu original square groove sand wedges... which I also believe to be the best "S" of all time. However, I think the new Glide 3.0 Eye2 wedges even improved on them... with the heel grind making them even more versatile than before.
Tried everything and these still win. Tried different sets of modern tech. Today's clubs have "hotspots" in the club that's too drastic for my swing. One swing it goes 145, the next swing it goes 160.
My old ping eye 2s have no hot spots. And goes the same distance every time. Now, they may not go straight, but that's on me:-)
Love becu wedges in eye 2 and zing 2 and isi ... have an assortment
picked up beni isi wedges this winter in 54.5 and 61, good blend into a pm grind 64*
I have always wanted a set of copper Pings. I am loving the pictures of these setups.
Callaway Epic Flash 10.5* with Tensei Blue
Callaway XR 15* with UST Proforce V2
Ping I3 O-size 3-SW with JZ Cushin
Vokey SM 58*
Srixon Z Star
Four years ago realized hybrids did not work for me so went back to long irons. I had a 3 iron, but was looking for a 2. Found a BeCu Eye 2 black on eBay. Including shipping it was just under $20. Put in a Project X psi shaft & had to add some lead tape at the bottom of the cavity. That club will never leave my bag! So I will be going the club. Next winters project will be looking for a full iron set.
I play with a guy in the winter when we're down south, he's been playing the same BeCu set since high school! He's about a 3 hndcp.
My brother still has his original set of BeCu Eye 2s 1-SW matching serial #s and a LW....I’ve tried to pry them away but no luck 🤨
Ping G400 10.5 Alta 55 Stiff
Callaway Epic 3 15* Hazrdus 6.0
Callaway Epic 5 18* Hazrdus 5.5
Cobra Fly-z Hybrid 19* Matrix 65g Stiff
Titliest H1 Hybrid 23* Tensei Red 60g Regular
Callaway Rogue Pro 5-PW UST Recoil ES 460/F3
Ping Glide 2.0 50*/12 AMT 1* Flat
Callaway PM Grind 54*/14 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 1* Flat
Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R
I will put the sand wedge in my bag if playing a track that has elevated greens.
Truly sorry to hear of your loss. Golf is a wonderful game and it is meant to be spent with friends and family. It is a good thing that you have a connection to your son every time you play even though he is not with us any longer. God bless you.
I have a mint set of BeCu Eye 2+'s, 3-LW. I reshafted them with X100's and regripped them with the GP green Victory grips...how I would have played them BITD. It always amazes me how, performance-wise, these can still hang with my current, modern irons. They were crazy ahead of their time. And they look absolutely ace!
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