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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 lo

Mine are retired...but still admired...

Play 90% of my rounds with these.

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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.

Driver: Titleist 915 D2 9.5° A-1 setting Graphite Design YS-6+stiff

Wood:  Titleist 980F 17° Aldila NV stiff

Hybrid: Titleist 909H 21° Aldila Voodoo stiff 

Irons:  Titleist 716 AP2 4- W  DG AMT S300

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7  54°,  58° DG S200

Putter:  Odyssey White Hot #1 Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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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!

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The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour 2h, NV105 S

Irons grab bag:  2-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft pending); 1-PW Golden Ram TW282 or Vibration Matched Golden Rams, RIP Tour 115 R (coin flipping for the reshaft project); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
Wedge grab bag:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, DGS400; Scratch 8620 DD 53*, SteelFiber i125 S; Ram Watson Scoring System 55*, DGX 7i shaft; Ram TG-898, DGS400; Ram TG-898, NV105 S; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS300; Ram 1982 Commemorative Nickel 58*, Dynamic S; Ram TW282, DGS; Ram TW276, DGS; Ram Troon Grind 58*, Dynamic S; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, DGS400; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, NV105 S
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34"
Balls: Wilson Staff Duo Professional or TaylorMade TP5

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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.

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I admit I was being a bit lazy in my post, not making the distinction.

The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour 2h, NV105 S

Irons grab bag:  2-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft pending); 1-PW Golden Ram TW282 or Vibration Matched Golden Rams, RIP Tour 115 R (coin flipping for the reshaft project); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
Wedge grab bag:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, DGS400; Scratch 8620 DD 53*, SteelFiber i125 S; Ram Watson Scoring System 55*, DGX 7i shaft; Ram TG-898, DGS400; Ram TG-898, NV105 S; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS300; Ram 1982 Commemorative Nickel 58*, Dynamic S; Ram TW282, DGS; Ram TW276, DGS; Ram Troon Grind 58*, Dynamic S; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, DGS400; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, NV105 S
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34"
Balls: Wilson Staff Duo Professional or TaylorMade TP5

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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.

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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 Max (10.5*) // G SF Tec (10*)

Fairway Wood Callaway Steelhead XR // GBB Hawk Eye (18*)

Irons PING G400 (5-7)/i200 (8-UW) // ISI-S (4-SW)

Wedges PING Glide 2.0 Stealth ES (56*/60*) // Eye2 XG (60*)

Putter PING Karsten 1959 Anser X // Anser X (35")

Bag Datrek DG Lite II // Superlite

Cart Clicgear 3.5+

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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:

4 sets of becu eye 2’s with the original square grooves (2 sets brand new)1 set becu set of zings (brand new)2 sets of BeNi isi’s (1 set brand new)1 set of eye 2 stainless which was my first non hand me down set my parents bought mebeyond that I have about 40 “extra” sw and lobs in becu and stainless. Most eye 2. Not a fan of the plus models.i also have about 50 various ping puttersi also have about 6 sets of ping laminate woods - zings, eye 2’s, as well as various karsten sets

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The irons of a golf connoisseur.

10.5 deg Titleist 905R with stock UST Proforce V2 Shaft (Stiff flex)
Titleist 990 (3-PW) with stock Dynamic Gold in S300
Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts (Regular Flex)
2011 Adams Tom Watson signature wedges in 52 and 56 degrees with stock steel shafts (Player's Grind)
Rife Island Series Aruba Blade Putter

 

"Loft for loft, length for length, and shaft for shaft, the ball will go the same distance when hit on the sweet spot regardless how old the iron."

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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.

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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.

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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*


Ping G400 Max Fuji Ventus Red 6x

Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard 73x 

Cally Apex '16 3h 20* KK Silver 80x

Cally Apex '16 4h 23* KK Silver 80x

Srixon ZX7 5i  AD DI di 95x 

Srixon ZX7 6 - PW Nippon Modus 3 Tour 120s
Vokey SM2 50*, SM2 TVD M 56* & 60*, SM2 64.07

Scotty GoLo 7
 

 

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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.

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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 ?

  • Driver - Ping G400 10.5 Alta 55 S
  • Woods - Callaway Epic 15* Hzurdus 6.0 /  Callaway Epic 18* (19*) Hzurdus 5.5
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  • Wedges - Ping Glide 3.0 50* AWT /  Callaway PM Grind 54* KBS HiSpin 115
  • Putter - Odyssey O-Works 7 34.5” ... Golf Pride SNSR Contour Pro
  • Ball - Titliest ProV1x left dash
  • Grips -  Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R 
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