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  1. One of my favorite sets, still have in my basement somewhere. Very low offset for such a forgiving iron and great feel for a cast head. Would make a perfect starter set for someone. GLWS
  2. I just received a set of these on Thursday. Played the G15 irons for a few years and loved the performance, not the look so much. Several iron sets later I decided to go back to that "G" performance and , to me, these (G25) are by far the best looking of G line of clubs. Now, personally I do not care for the ferrule on the last few G designs, so that fact limited my options. Warm yesterday for February here in Michigan, so off to range to try them out and all I can say is "it is good to be back!!!". Now range balls were still cold, so feel was not spectacular, but no hiding what these clubs shine at even with a rusty swing. Has me looking forward to warmer weather. Picked up 5-UW with steelfibers and now thinking I need a couple G25 hybrids to fill out the set, just because.
  3. With all due respect, I'm not sure where you (or anybody else) are getting the size difference thing. I hit the G700 and the G400 THIS WEEK, and couldn't tell any difference in that regard, except that the G700 appeared to have a slightly thinner topline and slightly less offset. The offset, I think is an illusion; the specs on the Ping website seem to be the same for the G400 and the G700, and for that matter, the G30's that I currently use. I think the thinner topline in the G700s is marginally true. But heel to toe difference? I didn't see any in any of the G irons, current or past. All of that said, I'm not sure the engineers at Ping have ever done much other than "form follows function" when they design clubs. The objections you have to the G700, whether accurate or not, are EXACTLY the things that people said about the Eye2 and pretty much every Ping iron since. The offset on both (G400 & G700) is the same. For example on both 5 irons, 0.26". Length heel/toe just appears longer. I haven't measured but heres a pic. You can decide. G700 on the right. Bigger? sure, ridiculously bigger? not by that pic. Toplines appear pretty much the same, G700 looks a little longer heel to toe. Too much offset in both for my taste, but play what YOU like to look down at. Only thing that i would wonder about is do they feel and most importantly play that much better than the G400, relative to the difference in price. Really cannot see Ping ditching the "G" line anytime soon, way too successful. The G700 would have do incredible sales wise and I think the premium price point will keep that from happening. Beautiful club design though(minus the offset).
  4. Do you guys think these young guns will wilt in Tigers presence? They are kind of molded in his image, fearless and such. He really created that "killer instinct" for most of these kids and wouldn't it be great TV to see them measure themselves against the man himself.
  5. yup, if Tiger stays healthy and keeps playing well, should be a VERY entertaining year.
  6. Yes they are... of course I would have to get one in hand and give it a roll, but I like these. :good:
  7. Interested in hearing about your misses if you didn't consider the 919thi very forgiving. The MOI is over 5000 and is in the same realm as the Callaway Fusion, Cobra F7, Epic Sub Zero, and Ping G400. Not many would argue those clubs as not forgiving enough. Also the variable face design is very well done and good at maintaining ballspeed well off of center strikes. The majority of reviews are usually the opposite and call the 919thi super forgiving but not quite as long as some other clubs. I found it took a good fitting to get the 919thi spin down but other than that it kept up with most drivers on the market. ^^^ would agree with this assessment, I've had mine for years and well not the longest, i have struggled to find anything more forgiving. A fairway finding machine, that being said, I still try and buy a few more yards every year:) However I would never part with my 919!!
  8. They were going to, however Ping beat them to it... great idea though.
  9. A much better looking Mactec nvg2 iron. That was a hollow body, spring face design and they were cannons, but I found them too fugly. Really have to get them in hand and see what they feel like. Any idea when they would hit stores?
  10. Looks like maybe a bevel on the topline? Interested to see an address view, thanks for posting that.
  11. That doesn't look bad, all depends how they hide the offset. couldn't have less offset than 400? offset really does not affect me much shot wise, just don't care for the look.
  12. Thanks, tons of great info. how would you compare the TE's and the Hogan BH-5's? I've been playing the low offset BH-5's forever and the TE's (actually the DBM's) have got my attention. Thanks.
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