PING G410 irons or PXG 0211 irons

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joljol Members  1355WRX Points: 120Posts: 1,355 Platinum Tees
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Both are discounted now and I'm on the fence. Which would you choose?

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  • VolnutVolnut Members  78WRX Points: 58Posts: 78 Fairways
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    39 pages of reading on the 0211 here. IIRC there are some comparisons to the G410s in there. I went to the 0211's from the G400's and couldn't be happier.

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  • hammergolfhammergolf St. LouisMembers  381WRX Points: 190Handicap: 3Posts: 381 Greens
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    I’ve been a Ping guy for over 20 years. However I’m still playing G25 irons because I don’t like the feel and low spin all of Ping’s new irons have. But I was interested in PXG 0211 irons so I went for a fitting and was blown away by the feel, forgiveness, and consistent spin and carry numbers. I ordered a set on site. The only two drawbacks of the 0211’s is the delivery time is about 4-6 weeks, and the stock grip they use is really bad.

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    Ping G400 Max 9 Tour 65 Stiff
    Ping G410 3wd @ 15.5 flat Tensei Orange Stiff
    Ping G410 7wd @ 19.5 flat Tensei Orange Stiff
    Ping G410 22 hybrid @ 21 flat Alta CB Stiff
    Ping G25 5-PW Steelfiber i95
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50*, 56* @ 55, 60* Modus 105 Stiff
    Evnroll TR8 33"
  • Bt31Bt31 Members  17WRX Points: 70Handicap: 5Posts: 17 Bunkers
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    I played G400s for a year and a half and loved them. Eventually went back to player's type irons because I didn't love the offset of the Pings. I'm a 5 handicap and my misses are left so I've never liked a lot of offset. Other than that and being ugly in the bag the G400s were great. I still have them in fact.

    I got the PXG 0211s this week on the $95 per iron deal they'd been running. Never had any interest in their products until I saw this deal. Played my first round with them today and I'm extremely impressed with them. Best feeling cast iron I've ever played. Sound and feel better than my MP20 HMBs and way more forgiving. I love the size and lower offset. I think they are about as forgiving as the G400s while looking like a slightly larger Ping i210. If you like Pings you will love these. They look like a Ping iron at address.

    For the money, I'd get the 0211s over any Ping iron out there. You can always get a Ping iron for a reasonable price but the deal on the 0211s is just insanely good. Rumor is they are discontinuing them too so you may never be able to get a PXG iron for this price again. Don't get me wrong, the Ping G series irons are great. But the 0211s are better and cheaper. Plus you can always return the PXGs if you don't like them. No brainer.

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  • hammergolfhammergolf St. LouisMembers  381WRX Points: 190Handicap: 3Posts: 381 Greens
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    Ping G400 Max 9 Tour 65 Stiff
    Ping G410 3wd @ 15.5 flat Tensei Orange Stiff
    Ping G410 7wd @ 19.5 flat Tensei Orange Stiff
    Ping G410 22 hybrid @ 21 flat Alta CB Stiff
    Ping G25 5-PW Steelfiber i95
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50*, 56* @ 55, 60* Modus 105 Stiff
    Evnroll TR8 33"
  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members  19527WRX Points: 1,606Posts: 19,527 Titanium Tees
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    0211's are smaller and less forgiving. No doubt they look and sound better but I don't care, I'll take the forgiveness over beauty all day long.

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    Ping G400 Max driver w/Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 5 wood w/Aldila Rogue Black 70S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 Hybrid w/Aldila Kuro Kage 80S
    Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S
    Ping Glide 55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
    Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"
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  • Radeon962Radeon962 ClubWRX  2196WRX Points: 265Posts: 2,196 ClubWRX
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    Would have agreed with you Ness but I have played G irons back to G5 and through G700 and several i series in between (when I thought I was too good for shovels) but always seemed to end up back with my G25’s.

    Play 0211 now and they have the look of the iE1 and the forgiveness of the G25 with much better feel. I only play 5-GW so that may make a difference.

    I never thought I would play anything other than Ping long term as I always had short flings with other irons like the P790 but always ended up with a set of Pings in my bag.

    0211 have been that good for me as I reshafted mine with Nippon NS Pro 1050GH and set them off 37.75” 5 iron like my old set of G25’s and they have been fantastic.

    I was a PXG hater at one time as I thought they just produced over priced equipment. I still would not pay the premium for the Gen 3 irons but with the price drop of the 0211 I gave them a go with a used set I found from 2nd Swing and have been more impressed with them than any set of irons I have played in years.

    Sold my G700’s that had beat out a set of i210’s and the 0211 are now my only set of irons.

    I have been tempted by the G710’s but that is fading with each round I play with the 0211.

    0211’s have been so good I even ordered the 0211 SW & LW to see if they can beat my Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54 & 58 but waiting on them to arrive still.

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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29687WRX Points: 2,645Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,687 Titanium Tees
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    No iron will ever have the "im good but can still play these" panache of the Ping G series.

    They are easy to hit and cool no matter what your handicap

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    Cobra F9 w/Fujikura Atmos TS Black 7
    Cobra F9 FW w/ Matrix Black Tie 80
    Ping G400 Crossover 20 w/KBS Tour Proto Hybrid
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 60 w/S300
    SGC NorthWood center shaft 400g
  • joljol Members  1355WRX Points: 120Posts: 1,355 Platinum Tees
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    Thanks for all the feedback!

    Especially from those that have played G type irons in the past. I currently game a set of Ping G irons with their CFS graphite shafts (my first graphite) and once I got use to the graphite have really enjoyed them. I hit them well and have no issue with how they look. BTW, I really have never played with anyone that has really been that interested in what irons you play, only on how well you hit them. I have hit the Ping 410's in the past and know that it would be an easy transition into them. Unfortunately, with the current situation I can't try the PXG's, but since they seem to be cousins of Ping irons I think there would not be any issues.

    Any more feedback would be appreciated. I'll probably pull the trigger pretty soon. Thanks

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  • hammergolfhammergolf St. LouisMembers  381WRX Points: 190Handicap: 3Posts: 381 Greens
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    I have played Steelfiber shafts in my G25 irons since they were first introduced. I’ll never go back to steel. Besides all of the other great things I’ve mentioned about the 0211’s, PXG has a great selection of graphite shaft options for their irons. I tried four different brand shafts, Mitsubishi MMT, Accra Tour i, KBS, and Steelfiber. In the end Steelfiber are just better for me in every way. Just for fun I hit a set with the Elevate steel shaft, and the Steelfiber actually had better dispersion and less distance deviation. My recommendation is contact customer service and ask where the closest fitter is. Do not be afraid of graphite shafts in your irons. Your hands, wrists, and shoulders will thank you.

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    Ping G400 Max 9 Tour 65 Stiff
    Ping G410 3wd @ 15.5 flat Tensei Orange Stiff
    Ping G410 7wd @ 19.5 flat Tensei Orange Stiff
    Ping G410 22 hybrid @ 21 flat Alta CB Stiff
    Ping G25 5-PW Steelfiber i95
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50*, 56* @ 55, 60* Modus 105 Stiff
    Evnroll TR8 33"
  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX  2967WRX Points: 475Handicap: 7.6Posts: 2,967 ClubWRX
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    If you’re playing for score, my advice is don’t fall in love with a discount, look at all your options. 0211 to me tries to compete with i210, not the G series, which are more forgiving. I did buy a 0211 6 iron and it looked pretty but was an immediate no. Not a fan of the elongated head shape. About as nimble as a winnebago. Feel was OK, nothing memorable. Sold it. Certainly respect the opinions of wrxers who love it. I thought it was decidedly OK. I hit it side by side versus an M5 iron and a Bridgestone Tour B X-CBP and it finished third. 0211 vs. Ping i210 is not even close IMO.

    If I wanted a bit more forgiveness, instead of the 0211, I’d take the Mizuno Hot Metals, Bridgestone JGR HF2, TaylorMade M5, Ben Hogan Edge, Wilson D7 Forged or Titleist T200/300. Several of those competitors are also at $100 per head now.

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    Ping G30 SFT driver, 10 degree, Oban Kiyoshi HB 75 stiff
    Cobra F9 Speedback, 14.5 degree, Fujikura Atmos Blue 7S
    Callaway Epic Flash, 17 degree, HzRDUS Smoke 70 stiff
    Callaway Rogue, 21 degree, Diamana BF 80 stiff
    TaylorMade GAPR Hi 24, KBS TGI 80 stiff

    Srixon z765 (5-7(, z965 (8-P) Fujikura 95i TS stiff
    Callaway MD4 50 S grind, 54 W grind
    Ben Hogan Ft. Worth TK 58
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line putter w/Pure grip
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  • RacineBoxerRacineBoxer Members  887WRX Points: 170Posts: 887 Golden Tee
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    Upgrading equipment is fun and lord knows I do it more than I need to.  I would not expect an upgrade going from the Ping G irons to the G400's, G410's or PXG0211's unless you have the wrong shafts.

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  • gdb99gdb99 Members  1895WRX Points: 255Handicap: 3.3Posts: 1,895 Platinum Tees
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    I just got a set of 0211 irons.

    I have been playing 712 AP1's, and I had a set of Titleist T200 irons that I bought last year.

    I like the 0211 irons. They feel better than my other sets, I like the look a lot more.

    T200's were $185 an iron. Sure took a bath on that set!

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    Cobra King LTD, Diamana Blueboard stiff flex
    Ping G400 5 wood, stock stiff
    Cobra DWS 4 hybrid, stock stiff Nippon steel shaft
    Titleist AP1, 5-AW, Dynalite XP R300
    Vokey SM7 56M
    Vokey SM7 60M
    Odyssey #2 White Hot
  • joljol Members  1355WRX Points: 120Posts: 1,355 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  edited May 23, 2020 10:30pm #15

    I've had the Ping G irons for over(?) 4 years. I'm lucky enough to be able to play 6 months in the south and 6 months in the north, so I tend to put a lot of mileage on the clubs. The Pings seem to be indestructible, only needing to regrip them once a year. I've demo'd most of the comparable irons and have liked several, but not fallen in love with them. I am realistic and don't expect that my iron play will all of a sudden shave strokes off my game with new sticks.

    I'm like most of you and like new toys, so I just placed an order for a new set of PXG 0211's. I know that there are delays, but I'm in no rush. If I hate them, I'll send them back within 30 days.

    Thanks again for ALL the feedback.

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