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A guy beside me at the driving range said “Man, check this out,” and showed me his brand new six iron.   He said it was his first time using them. Ordered in March, delivered in May, and in pie

After seeing that, I’d be tempted to return the whole set and get something different! 

Gonna have a hell of a gap in his bag until that's replaced.

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Gonna have a hell of a gap in his bag until that's replaced.

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7 minutes ago, me05501 said:


I told him I was sure Ping would take care of him. He understood but said he was just disappointed. I felt for him! 

 

Oh they definitely will but how fast they can get him a replacement is another question.

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What is the old saying - “cast in China, cracked in America”

 

well, maybe not an old saying, but…

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Wow!  Never seen that before.  

 

The face is thin so it flexes.  Hopefully this is just an anomaly and not a case of the metal not being strong enough for the purpose.

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2 hours ago, Nessism said:

Wow!  Never seen that before.  

 

The face is thin so it flexes.  Hopefully this is just an anomaly and not a case of the metal not being strong enough for the purpose.

Isn't the G series of Ping irons GI irons with strong lofts?  Seems like companies are making the faces thinner these days for even more rebound/spring effect off the face like drivers hence the distance increases.  I should say I'm not surprised that the face cracked, but honestly I am this time. 

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G10s with USA on them, last G set cast in the USA with virgin 17-4 stainless. Don’t know what this new stuff is or where it’s melted down from.
 

Ping has sunk for me, love the company and the service though. 
 

 

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21 minutes ago, tgoodspe1991 said:

This definitely seems bizarre but PING will fix it no problem. I still would be skeptical that this happened on the range and not from some other incident, lol. Sure he wasn't try to see how far he could hit that rock instead of a golf ball?

 

He was a stick, and he was pretty upset that he'd spent $1100 on new irons just to have one go to pieces on him at the driving range, so I'll go with no, I don't think he abused the club. It's possible that something happened in shipping? You never know I guess. 

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To be fair, this would appear to be a one of. I get it, the OP is disappointed as anyone would be. That little voice would be asking which iron is next.

But unless there are a rash of these then it is possible to get a bad casting. Ping probably ordered 50,000 of these 6 irons and to date no significant numbers. The casting probably was not allowed to cool properly.

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