PING Anser Irons – Story, Video, and Pictures Inside!

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  • javierruisjavierruis Members Posts: 262 ✭✭
    I think the irons are beautiful, definitely a huge improvement over the original. One thing I would like to know is why Ping would choose 8620 instead of 1025 or 1020? Is there a design/ performance reason? I only ask because I always here how 8620 is not in the same league as the other 2 in terms of feel, and at that price point, you normally only see forgings out of 1025 or 1020...

    Thanks!
  • WVPWVP Members Posts: 2,897 ✭✭
    I like 'em, though I was hoping the rumor that they'd fall between the G and I offerings would be true. That's the Ping iron I'm waiting for!
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  • kg92leftykg92lefty Members Posts: 2,309 ✭✭


    Can't say I'm totally convinced by the aesthetics... the anser branded insert is plain ugly. I also hate it when manufacturers lump an enormous piece of tungsten on to the sole of a forged iron. In my mind, a forged iron should be a pure, one piece iron.



    That said, if they perform I'm sure I'd forget about all that.




    Right. 1500 and you cant even forge me an entire club. Also stop with the huge offset.
  • SheriffBoothSheriffBooth Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 4,438 mod
    Is there something about the photo set that makes people think these irons have excessive offset? The 6 through PW have the same or less offset than MP-69 Mizunos.
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  • JinxyJ08JinxyJ08 Members Posts: 2,034 ✭✭


    Is there something about the photo set that makes people think these irons have excessive offset? The 6 through PW have the same or less offset than MP-69 Mizunos.




    I sure don't see it and large offset is one of my pet peeves.
  • jaiellojaiello Members Posts: 473
    No one pays MSRP.
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  • Instant OffenseInstant Offense Members Posts: 1,514
    jaiello wrote:


    No one pays MSRP.


    They do on Pings...
  • ufgatrs82ufgatrs82 Members Posts: 463
    They look good but I have to say to myself and many others have to be thinking... 1200 + for these ping forged irons or 200+ dollars less for some new mizunos that will feel and in somes opinion look better? Unless the price goes down I think their only selling to Ping fanboys.
  • RedmanRedman Members Posts: 2,743 ✭✭

    Redman wrote:



    My guess is that they think the i20 irons are more GI, while the woods are more on the player end.




    Don't most of the tour guys use the G series for their woods?


    Personal preference.




    Of course it is personal preference. My point is that more guys on tour are using G series versus I series for their woods.
  • NueveNueve Members Posts: 26
    Considering Ping products barely see any discount (I'm no authority, but I've never seen a Ping product that is current production get discounted a penny), that is a serious premium to pay over a set of Mizuno or Titleist forgings. And if they stick with an upcharge for KBS or Nippon shafts, talk about a price gouge.



    Not sure who the target market for these will be. Most golfers looking for forged players' heads are probably going to be aware of Scratch and Miura etc, and I doubt there will be a lot of them that would choose a Ping over the more custom options with price being essentially equal.
  • SheriffBoothSheriffBooth Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 4,438 mod
    Ping says that all shaft options listed on their site, other than PXi, are available to Anser iron buyers at no upcharge. This would include C-Tapers and Modus 3's.
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  • mtnbiker5mtnbiker5 Members Posts: 310 ✭✭
    No one has yet to answer the question as to why these clubs are $1500. I'd seriously like to see how they really stack up against the AP2's in a test.
  • ron lefthanded holmesron lefthanded holmes Members Posts: 2,648


    Golfsmith is showing $1270 for 4 through PW and a Mid-August ship date. So around $180 per club, MSRP.






    yes there look amazing but ping will price these out of the market,you can pick mizuno and titliest up for a lot less than these
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  • bjacksonbjackson Win The Day Marshals Posts: 5,689 mod
    mtnbiker5 wrote:


    No one has yet to answer the question as to why these clubs are $1500. I'd seriously like to see how they really stack up against the AP2's in a test.




    They cost a lot for the consumer because they cost a lot for PING to produce. I'm not sure of the exact production cost, but I know it is significantly higher than anything else PING manufactures.
  • Sean25rpSean25rp Members Posts: 3,007


    Ping says that all shaft options listed on their site, other than PXi, are available to Anser iron buyers at no upcharge. This would include C-Tapers and Modus 3's.




    People seem to be missing this point.
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    Very nice looking irons.
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  • toprtopr Members Posts: 1,969 ✭✭
    bjackson wrote:

    mtnbiker5 wrote:


    No one has yet to answer the question as to why these clubs are $1500. I'd seriously like to see how they really stack up against the AP2's in a test.




    They cost a lot for the consumer because they cost a lot for PING to produce. I'm not sure of the exact production cost, but I know it is significantly higher than anything else PING manufactures.




    Other OEM's don't seem to have a problem selling forged clubs for under a grand?
  • BNich0622BNich0622 Members Posts: 4,244
    Those look great! All hail PING!
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  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 30,502 ✭✭
    I wonder what the shafts will be the best option for these irons. These irons will definitely have the bling factor in the bag!!!
  • gophergutsgopherguts Banned Posts: 2,511
    Ummmmmm, I'm confused.



    Weren't these irons out in the stores 3 or more months ago ? I seem to remember seeing them in a PGA Tour Superstore in Delray Beach.
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  • Tiptx1122Tiptx1122 TMPing Members Posts: 1,651 ClubWRX
    Ok yes everything looks very nice as Ping has always been my favorite clubs to play. I play Anser irons now with KBS Tour C-Tapper shafts which I love & I don't see any reason why these new Ansers would perform any better than what I now have as I'm really digging the old look over the new ones. I'm sure the price will be up there so that will be an issue for most. Oh well nice job PING, beautiful looking irons
  • W2_GolferW2_Golfer Jr. Boomers Posts: 569
    gopherguts wrote:


    Ummmmmm, I'm confused.



    Weren't these irons out in the stores 3 or more months ago ? I seem to remember seeing them in a PGA Tour Superstore in Delray Beach.


    Maybe you saw a set adams a4s?? Are you sure it was the ansers?
  • bazinkybazinky Members Posts: 1,654 ✭✭
    I personally am glad that these irons are $1500. Otherwise, I would be second guessing my i20 purchase!
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  • gophergutsgopherguts Banned Posts: 2,511
    edited Jul 27, 2012 #85

    gopherguts wrote:


    Ummmmmm, I'm confused.



    Weren't these irons out in the stores 3 or more months ago ? I seem to remember seeing them in a PGA Tour Superstore in Delray Beach.


    Maybe you saw a set adams a4s?? Are you sure it was the ansers?




    Yes, definitely the Ping Ansers. I distinctly remember laughing my a** off at the $1400 price tag,,,,,,,,
    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]Cobra Bio Cell+
    Adams A12 Pro 16, 20, 23
    Ping G20, 5-SW, C-Taper stiff
    TM xft wedge 64
    Scotty Futura X[/font]
    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]ProV1x[/font]
  • bjacksonbjackson Win The Day Marshals Posts: 5,689 mod
    gopherguts wrote:


    gopherguts wrote:


    Ummmmmm, I'm confused.



    Weren't these irons out in the stores 3 or more months ago ? I seem to remember seeing them in a PGA Tour Superstore in Delray Beach.


    Maybe you saw a set adams a4s?? Are you sure it was the ansers?




    Yes, definitely the Ping Ansers. I distinctly remember laughing my a** off at the $1400 price tag,,,,,,,,




    Must be thinking of the last generation Ansers.
  • scubabumsterscubabumster Members Posts: 156
    Drooling. Must stop drooling. I want, I want.
  • igmanigman Members Posts: 344
    Any idea why the PXi isn't included in the "no up charge"? Is it performance related? I didn't think the PXi were any more than C-tapers.
  • Sean25rpSean25rp Members Posts: 3,007
    igman wrote:


    Any idea why the PXi isn't included in the "no up charge"? Is it performance related? I didn't think the PXi were any more than C-tapers.




    Also interested in this.
  • PexeterPexeter Members Posts: 126
    Does Ping offer a "Sorry we released exactly what you were looking for 2 months after you purchased a full bag with Ping S56's, heres a trade in credit" ?
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  • gophergutsgopherguts Banned Posts: 2,511
    edited Jul 27, 2012 #91
    bjackson wrote:

    gopherguts wrote:


    Yes, definitely the Ping Ansers. I distinctly remember laughing my a** off at the $1400 price tag,,,,,,,,




    Must be thinking of the last generation Ansers.




    Is that possible ? "Last generation" from what year ?



    I am in golf shops at least 5 days a week. These were forged, just out and $1400.



    Has Ping made these clubs before 2012 ? If so, I never saw them.



    And could they have made an "Anser II" ALREADY ???
    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]Cobra Bio Cell+
    Adams A12 Pro 16, 20, 23
    Ping G20, 5-SW, C-Taper stiff
    TM xft wedge 64
    Scotty Futura X[/font]
    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]ProV1x[/font]
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