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Ping G425 closer than we think? (In hand Pics Pg. 16)

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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?



edit: In hand pics page 16 in this thread... Click link here



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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Happened to be around when the rep was in the shop.  Love the color combo in person.  Saw the hybrids and fw’s as well.  Turbulators are gone in the fw’s I believe.   Amazing how flat the soles are in

You're attempting to connect some rather disparate dots with a theory. You may be right for all I know. But I'll just say this about the GD Hot List: If it were a newspaper and I was a fish, I'd re

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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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You can put about as much faith in the GD Hotlist as you can in a fart with the flu. Vague descriptions of tools that should be fitted to every individual.

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Callaway Mavrik SZ 9* (N/-1) w/ Ventus Blue 7X

Titleist TS2 15* (A1) w/ HZRDUS Red 75 6.5

Callaway Super Hybrid 20* (N/-1) w/ Tour-AD DI 95X

TM '17 P790 3i w/ Steelfiber FC115X 

TM '19 P790 4-PW w/ $-Taper 130X Black Nickel

Cleveland CG16 50.10, TM Hi-Toe Raw 60.09 w/ DG S400

TM Spider X Copper/White 35"

TM TP5x pix 2.0

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g400 Max is still at its initial new price.

Callaway Epic Flash 12*

Callaway Epic Flash 7w / 11w

Exotics Xrail 5h

PXG 0311 Gen 2 SGI 6-SW

Cleveland CBX 60* 

Callaway Sure Out 64*

Bettinardi BB29

Titleist ProV1x Yellow

Handicap: 9.2


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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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LOL, that is some industrial grade bullcrap right there

Ping G410 LST 9* (set to -1.5*), 44.5", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) HZRDUS Black 85X or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Ben Hogan Icon Black 4-PW, Dynamic Gold X100
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34"

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Likely for search engine optimization. "G420" would probably return too many non-golf results. ?

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Mizuno ST190 9.5* Diamana X'17 70XX || Taylormade M1 430 8.5* Tensei Pro Orange V2 70TX
Titleist 915FD 14.25* Kuro Kage 80XTS || Taylormade TP UDI 16* Kuro Kage 100XTS Hybrid
Titleist 915FD 17.25* Kuro Kage 90XTS || Titleist 818 H118.25* Diamana Kai'li s103x Prototype
Callaway X-Forged UT 20* Kuro Kage XT 100TX Hybrid || Taylormade RSI UDI 20* Kuro Kage 100XTS 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
Scotty Cameron Newport Tour Red Dot || Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Pro Platinum

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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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“I think getting advice from guys who are sitting at the computer in their underwear while taking a break from porn is a very solid way to choose clubs.” - bluedot
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all this for an extra 2 yards..give and take

SIM 10.5 Ozik F6M2/Ozik TP6HD
Cobra LTD PRO EVO III FUJI/ Graffaloy Blue
Cobra F9 Avalanche 3/4 Atmos 7
Cobra F9 Avalanche 5/6 Atmos 7
Adams XTD TI Hybrid 21-23*
Ping iBlade 3-pw DG XP S300/Original Nike Blades 3-PW s300
RTX 3.0 50, 54, 58 Modus 120
Toulon Columbus

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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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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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It would probably make for a great video from Randy and Fried Eggs though!!!!!

Ping G400 Max 9* PX Evenflow black 75 6.0

Titleist 917f2 16.5* Aldila Rogue silver 70s

Titleist 915h 21* Aldila Rogue black 85s

Ben Hogan Icon 4-P S300

Titleist Vokey SM6 52/12, 58/12 TI S400

Ping Anser Milled 2

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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.

Ping G410 Plus 10.5

Ping G410 5 Wood 17.5*
Ping G410 Hybrid 21*
TaylorMade P790 4i
TaylorMade SLDR 5i - PW

Titleist Vokey SM8 50*
Titleist SM6 Jet Black 56*

TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60*
EVNROLL ER1.2 Tour Blade 33.5"


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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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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!

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
PING Bruzer
PING Vault 2.0 Craz-E **Backup**
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