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1. Cincinnati, Ohio (Northern KY 41076)
2. 14
3. Srixon ZX4 
4. Players distance is my category and I played Ping G series for several years before improving and trying other brands. Interested to see how Ping compares to other brands in the players distance category.  

6. Absolutely. 

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Wow, what an incredible opportunity!  Would be absolutely THRILLED to test these - thank you @GolfWRX_Official & @PING!!!

 

1. City, State? Atlanta, GA
2. Handicap? 7
3. What is your current set of irons? Cobra Forged Tec w/ KBS Tour shafts
4. Why would you like to test the new Ping i530 Irons? Yes - I've been looking to upgrade my irons recently with the marked improvement in my game.  Ping has always been at the top of my list!  

6. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? Yes, of course!  Would love to provide an in-depth review and provide continuous updates throughout the testing journey!

Driver: Callaway Paradym 10.5* with Hzrdus Smoke Blue RDX 60 Stiff

Fairways:  Callaway Paradym 3W & 7W with Hzrdus Smoke Blue RDX 70 Stiff

Irons:  Cobra Forged TEC 4-PW with KBS Tour Stiff

Wedges:  Callaway Jaws Raw Plasma 50, 54 & 58

Putter:  Scotty Phantom X 5.5

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  • GolfWRX_Official changed the title to APPLY NOW: PING i530 Irons Member Testing | 5 Testers Needed!

1. City, State? San Antonio, TX
2. Handicap? +2.5
3. What is your current set of irons? Ping i230 4-P, DG Tour Issue 120 X100
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons?  Would be great to test direct against my fitted i230.  I have a great environment at my club to test at, and can provide the data with my Bushnell Launch Pro

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? YES!!!

Ping G425 LST 9* / Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X

Taylormade BRNR Mini Driver 13.5* / Fujikura Atmos Blue TS 7X

Callaway UW 19* / Fujikura Atmos Blue TS 8X

Ping i230 4-P / Dynamic Gold Tour Issue 120 X100

Titleist SM10 50.08F / Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Titleist SM9 54.10S / Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Titleist SM9 60.04T / Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Ping PLD Custom Prime Tyne S / BGT Stability Tour Black

Titleist ProV1

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1. City, State?  Germantown, TN
2. Handicap?   9
3. What is your current set of irons?   Srixon ZX5
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons?   Favorite irons were my Titleist DCI 96.  Favorite iron shaft was the Project X.  Looking for head size closer to the Titleists, but with more forgiveness.  This DG Mid shaft looks to be almost like a lighter weight version of the PX, and I need lighter shafts after a couple of shoulder surgeries.  I wanted to like the ZX7s when I tested them, but I didn't love the feel.  But the Modus 105 was a pretty good replacement for the heavier PX shafts that I had, so I went with ZX5 / Modus 105.  i530 look like they might be the best of all worlds for me - compact head, forgiveness, feel, plus PX performance in a lighter shaft.

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates?   yes

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1. City, State? Scottsdale, AZ
2. Handicap? 12
3. What is your current set of irons? Paradym with KBS $ tapers
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? I’m looking for a player’s distance iron as my ball striking is getting better and have long been a Ping guy before switching (i20, i10s).  These irons are gorgeous!  Looking for a player’s distance iron and these are at the top of my wish list to try.

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates?  Yes and I’m local 🤪!

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1. City, State? Breckenridge, TX
2. Handicap? +2.6
3. What is your current set of irons? Titleist 712 MBs
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? I've never hit a set of Ping irons. I see them get a lot of love. I'm interested

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? I'd love to

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1. City, State?  Birmingham, AL
2. Handicap? 7 and rising fast
3. What is your current set of irons? MP-18 MMC
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? Senior golfer with rapidly declining swing speed.  I would love to test the i530's as I have yet to see the i525's in the wild and fell many of my other senior golf buddies could benefit from the distance add.  Most are still good ball strikers but we all lose swing speed as we age.  These could provide that without the usual trappings of game improvement irons.  My health is finally recovering after a year of concern.  Ready to get back on the course all summer again.

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? Of course.

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1. City, State? Houston, TX
2. Handicap? 8
3. What is your current set of irons? Ping i230
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? I'm a big Ping fan and would love to give a players distance a go to see how it compares to my i230s. I wouldn't mind a little extra height and distance, and I'm interested in checking out a forged iron again as well.

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? Absolutely

Ping G430 Max 10K 9° shaft???

Callaway Paradym AI Smoke TD 3w Ventus Red 7

Callaway Paradym AI Smoke TD 7w Ventus Red 7 

Srixon UX 4 23° Ventus Blue 8

Ping i230 5-U Dynamic Gold 105

Titleist Vokey SM9 54.10 (55°) and 60.08 Nippon Modus 105

Scotty Cameron 2024 Phantom 5.5

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1. City, State? Pittsburgh, PA
2. Handicap? 10.1
3. What is your current set of irons? Mizuno JPX923 Tour
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? More forgiveness/ball speed in a forged profile

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? Yes!

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1. West Palm Beach, FL
2. 7.1
3. 2021 T100
4. I currently get out on the course about 4-5 times a month and don't have much time to practice. With my current setup the bad days are very bad, so I would like to try something that is more forgiving and hopefully gain some control when I'm not hitting it on the screws.  

5. Yes.

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1. City, State? Denver, CO
2. Handicap? 6
3. What is your current set of irons? Cobra Forge Tec Black
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? As someone who prefers compact, blade-style irons, I'm intrigued by the opportunity to test the new PING i530 Irons. While I appreciate the sleek look of a compact blade, consistency in distance control is ultimately my top priority to help get my game to the next level. I'm eager to experience how these irons perform and whether they can provide the optimal blend of visual appeal, feel and distance control that I'm seeking from my next iron set.

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? Definitely, I love doing reviews and write-ups

Cobra LTDx LS - Oban Kiyoshi HB-65
Cobra F8 4w - Tour AD IZ-7s
Cobra 4h - SmacWrap 780 ES x
Cobra Forged Tec Black - AMT x100
Titleist Vokey 50/54/58 SM9
Edel E-1

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1. City, State?  Manti, Utah
2. Handicap?  8
3. What is your current set of irons? Srixon mkii ZX5's 
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? More Distance with less dispersion.   Who doesn't want that?

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates?  Yes

Callaway Epic Max LS
Callaway Epic Speed Fairway
Callaway X Forged 21* UT
Callaway Apex 21, 5-AW
Callaway MD4, 52, 56, 60
Scotty Cameron, Squareback 2

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1. City, State? Golden Valley, MN
2. Handicap? 6.3
3. What is your current set of irons? Ping i230
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? I'm a Ping guy. Been curious about the i5xx lines in the past as an I-series line player. I could definitely use a bit more iron distance, would be helpful on course. Would love to test these! 

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? Absolutely! 

Ping G425 Max, 9, Ventus Blue 6S

Titleist TS2, 15, Hzrdus Smoke Black 70, 6.0

Apex UW, 19, AD-DI 8S

Srixon ZX, 23

Ping i230, 5-PW, Modus 120x

Ping S159, 48.12 S (at 49)

Vokey SM10, 54.12 D

Vokey SM9, 60.12 D (at 59)

Odyssey Triple Track Ten S, 33.5"

Z-Star Diamond 

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1. Alexandria, La
2. +1
3. Callaway Apex CB
4. I'm getting a little older and lost some distance.  I've heard these new irons not only add distance but spin more and FEEL BETTER than prior gen.  

6. Absolutely!  

🤖 A.I Smoke TD 10.5 w/ GD VF 5S

Sim 2 Ti 5W w/Diamana TB 70S

2024 Apex UW w/Tensei 1K Pro Blue 70S

Apex Pro 4-5 Nippon Modus 105S 

Apex CB 6-PW Nippon Modus 105S 

Jaws Raw 50S, 54W, 58Z

DF3

Chrome Tour X

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City, State? Altoona Wi
2. Handicap? 12
3. What is your current set of irons? Ping anser 2012 5-w awt 2.0 stiff matte black
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? Looking for more forgiveness, consistency, little more distance in a compactish shape. Saw them in store and they look like they tick all the boxes. 

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? Of course!

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1. City, State? Annandale, VA
2. Handicap? 8.2
3. What is your current set of irons? Taylormade P790s
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? - Yes, absolutely! 

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? - Yes, I would happily review the new Ping i530s!

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As with everyone above, would certainly love the opportunity to be chosen.

 

1. City, State?  Lebanon, OH
2. Handicap? 5.8
3. What is your current set of irons? Ping i525's with Project X I/O 5.5
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons?  I have had the G700s, G710s, and then moved into the i525's.  Now that I am over 60, definitely needing some help and looking to move into a lighter weight graphite from steel.  Always intriqued with the newest irons that Ping offers.  Also as a lefty, it is nice when a manufacturer offers a great assortment for the other side of the ball.

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates?  Absolutely.  

Ping G430 10K w/ Chrome Tour 2.0
Ping G430 3W  

Ping G410 3H, 4H

Ping i525 6-PW Project X IO
Cleveland CBX 2 48*
Cleveland CBX Zipcore 52*
Cleveland CBX Zipcore 56*
LAB Mezz Max 

Alphard V2 wheels

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1. City, State? San Leandro, CA
2. Handicap? 16
3. What is your current set of irons? Ram FX
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? Have never owned ping irons. Always liked them when trying friends pings. Would love the chance to put them to the test. Higher, farther, more consistent! What’s not to like?

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? Yes!

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1. City, State? Salem, NH
2. Handicap? 7.5
3. What is your current set of irons? Srixon ZX7 
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? I have never played ping irons and could benefit from a modern players distance iron in the bag. High launch, better spin and tight dispersion is right up my alley! 

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? Absolutely! 

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1. City, State? Lisle, Illinois
2. Handicap? 10.2
3. What is your current set of irons? Ping i230 4-UW with Axiom 105X, red dot, D4 swing weight, standard length/loft
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? I'd love to have just a little extra distance and forgiveness. I think they're fantastic looking irons -- love the relatively thin top line and the blade length is perfect. I also want to go to a 52/58 wedge set-up, so the 42 degree PW and 47 degree UW would work perfectly for me. 
5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? Absolutely, yes! I have a Trackman rental package and my own RCT balls, so I can gather data indoors as well as sharing on-course experiences. 

Driver: Ping G430 LST 9* | Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6X

3W: Ping G430 Max @14* | Fujikura Speeder NX Blue 70X

Hybrids: Ping G430 3H, 5H @25* | Tour 2.0 Chrome 85S

Irons: Ping i230 5-UW | Fujikura AXIOM 105X

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw 54/12W@55/13W, 60/12X | Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Putter: Bettinardi 2024 BB1 Wide 

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1. City, State? Bothell, WA
2. Handicap? 16
3. What is your current set of irons? PXG Gen 6 0311P
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? I am a big Ping fan, and admire Ping's innovation and engineering mindset. I would like to test the i530 irons to represent the mid to higher handicap players who are dedicated to improvement. I want to see how playable these irons are for that segment of golfers.

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? Most Definitely

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1. City, State? - Lima, Ohio
2. Handicap? - 5.5 
3. What is your current set of irons? - Srixon ZX5 MK II 4-5, ZX7 MK II 6-PW
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? - Any iron that says "Ping" on it is guaranteed to be a great iron, but I am curious to test these out as I really enjoyed the i500, and think that these would be great in the RetroSpec option! 

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? - Yes, absolutely!

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1. City, State? Cleveland, OH
2. Handicap? 12
3. What is your current set of irons? - PXG 0311P Gen4
4. Why would you like to test the new PING i530 Irons? - I am a huge PING fan - PING driver and hybrids, PING putter, bag(s), PING hat, PING den caddy in my garage. Just not irons. Wanted to pick up the i525s when they were released, but ended up staying with my PXGs (which are kind of PINGs) to save the dough.

5. Are you willing to do an in-depth written review, with high quality photos, and future updates? - Yes, I have a GC3 setup in my garage that I can use to gather some data versus my gamers and a few other sets I have sitting around as well, and I usually hit the course once or twice a week. Arccos can provide good on course data as well.

 

 

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