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I'm purchasing a set of I5 irons (4-pw,uw,sw,lw) :drinks: . I was wondering if I should go with I5 sw, lw, or Ping tour sw 54*, lw 58*. I would normally go with the Tours but I see alot of pro's using the old ping eye or eye2 wedges. I was wondereing if the I5 wedges measure up to the eye's. :dntknw:

Thanks in advance.

[font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]Driver: Yonex Ezone 380 9*
Fairway: Tour Edge cb5 15*
Hybrid: Tour Edge cb5 19*
Irons: Hogan Ft Worth (15) 21*, 25*, 29*, 33*, 37*, 41*, 45*
Wedges: Hogan TK 49*, 53*, 57*
Putter: 2007 Odyssey Black #1
Bag: PING Hoofer[/font]

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I play i5 irons (3-PW) with Tour wedges (52* and 56*) and love my setup. I personally think the Tour wedges are the best wedges I have ever played. Tour players keep older clubs because of comfort level and when something works are relunctant to change. I find myself using my Tour 52* more than my pitching wedge simply because I like it so much.

TaylorMade M2 (9.5*)
Exotics CB5 (15*)
TM Rescue TP (19*)
Mizuno JPX 850 Forged (4-GW)
PING Anser Forged (54*,58*)
PING Vintage Pal 2 (35")

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Sorry that was a mistake on my part. The wedge lofts should have read 54*, 58*. I'll change my post. The uw loft is 50* so I figured sw 54* and lw 58* seemed logical.

[font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]Driver: Yonex Ezone 380 9*
Fairway: Tour Edge cb5 15*
Hybrid: Tour Edge cb5 19*
Irons: Hogan Ft Worth (15) 21*, 25*, 29*, 33*, 37*, 41*, 45*
Wedges: Hogan TK 49*, 53*, 57*
Putter: 2007 Odyssey Black #1
Bag: PING Hoofer[/font]

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I would go with Tour wedges. With less offset and a thinner top line they will look better behind the ball and they would give you more spin control with your shots and will be more versatile out of a vairety of lies. The Tours are great wedges too. Certainly up there with the best. In my opinion it would be a good purchase.

Titleist TS3 10.5° w/ Tensei AV 55 Stiff
Titleist TS2 16.5° w/ Tensei AV 65 Stiff
Titleist TS2 21° w/ Tensei AV 75 Stiff
Titleist U510 23° w/ Tensei Blue AM2 Stiff
Titleist 714 AP2 5-9 w/ XP 95 S300
Vokey SM8 46°, 50°, 54°, 60° w/ XP 95 S300
Scotty Cameron California Del Mar 34"

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For what it is worth, I play the I5 predecessor (i3+ Blades) and use the i3+ Blade PW (47 degrees -- 120/125 yards) and UW (52 degrees -- 100/105 yards) and the Ping M/B (58 degrees -- 80/85 yards). The M/B is my sand and lob wedge. I previously had a 54 degree M/B, but never seemed to hit it as well from the fairway as the UW. I still have my 1990 Ping Eye2 L wedge (61 degrees), but I hit the M/B 58 better from all lies. I am a 12 handicap.

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Thanks for all the help. I'm going to go with the ping tour wedges.

[font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]Driver: Yonex Ezone 380 9*
Fairway: Tour Edge cb5 15*
Hybrid: Tour Edge cb5 19*
Irons: Hogan Ft Worth (15) 21*, 25*, 29*, 33*, 37*, 41*, 45*
Wedges: Hogan TK 49*, 53*, 57*
Putter: 2007 Odyssey Black #1
Bag: PING Hoofer[/font]

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The Tour wedges probably have more options in the way of sole grinds; however, the I5's have an advantage that I find compelling. Consistency with irons.

 

With the same grips and shafts, the I5 wedges willl look and feel exactly like your 3-PW. This should inspire confidence over the ball and better results.

 

That is why I play Mizuno wedges that have the same swingweight as my MX-23's.

 

Good luck and Merry Christmas.

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