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What happened with Ping? They are no longer the boring beige OEM's of golf!  Now they are bold, sexy and authoritive. 

 

Amazing looking irons - G425 easily the best looking CB iron in a decade

Ping drivers looking amazing - and authoritive!

 

I know it wont last and they will go back to their awful designs lol - But for the last 2 years the team as stepped up big time! 

 

 

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1 hour ago, sonnygolf said:

What happened with Ping? They are no longer the boring beige OEM's of golf!  Now they are bold, sexy and authoritive. 

 

Amazing looking irons - G425 easily the best looking CB iron in a decade

Ping drivers looking amazing - and authoritive!

 

I know it wont last and they will go back to their awful designs lol - But for the last 2 years the team as stepped up big time! 

 

 

They have made some good moves but i still think there is a ton of room for improvement. The fairways without turbulators was a good move imo. Blueprints were a hit. But man, their putters, yeesh... they really need to bring the pld to retail.

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8 hours ago, starrman77 said:

They really need to get rid of their hydropearl finish. It just looks bad very quickly. Either chrome plate or go back to natural finish SS.

 

Agreed with you. I have the Ping IE1 irons I like them a lot still. I want more forgiving irons and the G425 irons are eyeing me but I had the glide wedges awhile ago and I did not like the hydropearl finish at all. So the new G irons have that finish where my Ping IE1 don't and I still hit them great.  

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10 hours ago, starrman77 said:

They really need to get rid of their hydropearl finish. It just looks bad very quickly. Either chrome plate or go back to natural finish SS.

It’s funny I keep hearing this but my g410s look great after 100 rounds since I bought them and my old mans g400s have had probably four times that many rounds and he’s had no issues either. Maybe we just got lucky.

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I herd the old Pings went too PXG and made Sandwiches..springy clubs with no Feelings🤣 the 410/425 fairway/drivers look superb....im in Rapture but not trading up!

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I played Ping for a long time, but had some issues. Shafts snapping with Cushin inserts, heads flying off with the old Tisi driver, TPU's flying out with irons, bubbling finish with my S55's. I had factory iron swing weight issues, a G5 driver rattle, a cracked G400 driver. I don't play Ping anymore even though I like their drivers and irons, however, their putters just seem a bit average these days. 

PXG PROTO 0811X 9*
CALLAWAY X2 HOT 3 DEEP 14.5*
PXG PROTO 0317X  HYBRIDS 19*, 22*

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56 minutes ago, vman said:

Shafts snapping with Cushin inserts


This happened to me. I think the Cushin insert design is flawed. 
 

I was punching out with my 6 iron. My follow through hit a twig branch no bigger around than my pinky, and my Modus 105 snapped at the exact location of the Cushin insert.  I was shocked since there was so little force involved. But, if you think about it, it makes perfect sense.  Even a bit of force applied to the shaft with a string of BBs somewhere in the middle...boom.  I put ProSofts in my next set. 
 

I do like the Hydropearl finish. I like chrome, too. I guess some people care more than others. Whatever gives me the most hydrophobic spinsistincy 😄

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Hybrid: Titleist 816 H2 21 @ 22, Diamana D+ 100 Hybrid
Irons: PING i210 (5-U), Nippon Modus 120S
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I hear Parsons took several peeps from Ping, including designers, when he started PXG. Paid them a LOT.

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As long as they threw the guy that designed the I15 line into the pit of sarlacc, i am happy

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I’ve gamed a set of Eye 2’s since the mid to late 80’s.  Memory is a little fuzzy.  Bought sets for each of my three boys as they came into golf, and they still play them. 
 

After a golf hiatus, and making the mistake of reading the equipment threads on this forum, I succumbed to some new shiny metal sirens and bought a set of Apex 19’s.  Now I’m not so sure and have been recently cleaning the Eye 2’s....

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I love Ping, but for real..... it's about time to do something about the sound of the drivers.  Say what you want about Parsons and his snatching of the engineers and designers but they make some really nice sounding clubs at PXG.  If Ping could do even just a little bit to calm it down, I can not see anyone touching them in sales.  I would probably never buy anything but Ping ever again.

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31 minutes ago, Duct Tape said:

I’ve gamed a set of Eye 2’s since the mid to late 80’s.  Memory is a little fuzzy.  Bought sets for each of my three boys as they came into golf, and they still play them. 
 

After a golf hiatus, and making the mistake of reading the equipment threads on this forum, I succumbed to some new shiny metal sirens and bought a set of Apex 19’s.  Now I’m not so sure and have been recently cleaning the Eye 2’s....

I have no idea why they dont reissue the eye 2 and ISI ranges. It's difficult when you get it right early on.

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16 hours ago, animalgolfs said:

Screw this thread

 

I'll take a no ferrule, stainless eye 2 that will last for 40yrs 

 

Offset and all......while everyone & their mother throw tantrums 

 

 

I played Ping irons from 1986 until two years ago. I want my old Pings back! Don’t like the new ones, and the new driver sounds horrible !

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12 hours ago, bladehunter said:

Lol.  Old ping hates new ping.  Cant all ping just get along ?  

 

:classic_laugh:

 

Let's see now. What is in blade's bag today ?

 

Ahhhhhhhh, not the Blueprints, not the Miura's, it's the T100s !!!!

 

Yes, but how long ?!?!?!  :classic_biggrin:

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12 hours ago, bladehunter said:

Lol.  Old ping hates new ping.  Cant all ping just get along ?  

I've seen more worn out glide wedges than original Eye 2 wedges already 

 

That was part of the allure with the originals.....you could simply drag the old Eye 2 down the cart path after hitting a bad shot. Yet not even think about it damaging that old POS iron any! 

 

 

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I could care less whether an iron is sexy or not.  I expect results.  To me there is nothing sexier than irons producing the right flight on a well struck shot straight at the pin (or my intended target).  I find simple forged blades to be very sexy!  To me these two irons are ultra sexy!!!!

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6 minutes ago, RobotDoctor said:

I could care less whether an iron is sexy or not.  I expect results.  To me there is nothing sexier than irons producing the right flight on a well struck shot straight at the pin (or my intended target).  I find simple forged blades to be very sexy!  To me these two irons are ultra sexy!!!!

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I was playing these when I got my 1st real taste of Eye 2.

 

Beautiful they were.......

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4 minutes ago, animalgolfs said:

I was playing these when I got my 1st real taste of Eye 2.

 

Beautiful they were.......

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The Apex Grind was a terrific iron, very small sweet spot and could be hard to hit without a terrific swing.  Super sexy!!!

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3W:  TaylorMade M4 15°, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S

Hybrid:  TaylorMade Sim2 2 Iron Hybrid 17°, Mitsubishi Tensai AV Raw Blue 80 stiff

Irons:  Ben Hogan 1999 Apex blade 3-E, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

GW / LW:  Scratch Golf 1018 forged 50°(bent to 52°) / 58° DS, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

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2 hours ago, Nixhex524 said:

I love Ping, but for real..... it's about time to do something about the sound of the drivers.  Say what you want about Parsons and his snatching of the engineers and designers but they make some really nice sounding clubs at PXG.  If Ping could do even just a little bit to calm it down, I can not see anyone touching them in sales.  I would probably never buy anything but Ping ever again.

G400 and g410 drivers sound great. However the 400 woods sound how the g425 driver sounds. Even the g425 driver sounds ehhh. Lol idk how dudes are really blown away. I’ll take my 400 or if I do want the adjustability then I’ll take the 410. But the g425 y’all can have it lol

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15 minutes ago, SylvesterLundgren said:

G400 and g410 drivers sound great. However the 400 woods sound how the g425 driver sounds. Even the g425 driver sounds ehhh. Lol idk how dudes are really blown away. I’ll take my 400 or if I do want the adjustability then I’ll take the 410. But the g425 y’all can have it lol

I'll agree with the 400, it is by far their best sounding driver, but why couldn't they carry that over to the 410??  The 410 LST sounded ok, but the + was not good.  I know they can mute them a bit, why don't they is all I'm asking.  If you have never hit a PXG driver, I suggest you do just to hear what the potential is with the Pings... 

 

I agree with you so much on the G400, I have started looking again even though I do own a PXG 0811 Gen 2 XF.  Lol

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37 minutes ago, Nixhex524 said:

I'll agree with the 400, it is by far their best sounding driver, but why couldn't they carry that over to the 410??  The 410 LST sounded ok, but the + was not good.  I know they can mute them a bit, why don't they is all I'm asking.  If you have never hit a PXG driver, I suggest you do just to hear what the potential is with the Pings... 

 

I agree with you so much on the G400, I have started looking again even though I do own a PXG 0811 Gen 2 XF.  Lol

I’ve never got a chance to swing a PXG club, I’ve seen them but never tried them out. I’ll have to check er out when I get to Carl’s 

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3 hours ago, Nixhex524 said:

I love Ping, but for real..... it's about time to do something about the sound of the drivers.  Say what you want about Parsons and his snatching of the engineers and designers but they make some really nice sounding clubs at PXG.  If Ping could do even just a little bit to calm it down, I can not see anyone touching them in sales.  I would probably never buy anything but Ping ever again.

Is it really true PXG poched Ping staff? That will explain Pings new improvement in asthetics

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