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So I just picked up a beauty from the bay....its a tour issue Ping G15 with a Ping Prototype 824X shaft. It is a 9 degree head, but the digital loft is 9.83* and the shaft is 45.25". Swingweight is D3.

 

From what I can tell, these are pretty damn close to Hunter Mahan's exact specs and I know that by the time the G15 came around, he was pretty much the only guy who still used a Ping Prototype 824X shaft.

 

Thoughts?

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[quote name='shoveler' timestamp='1339123893' post='5050708']
haha, i don't think hunter is hurting for cash to ho out his drivers. dunno
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Haha, no I didnt think that it came directly from him. I just thought maybe when Ping made a bunch of them for him to test, a few of the turn downs eventually made their way to ebay. It happens a lot when tour pros give their old clubs to friends.

Regardless of whether or not it was a test model for him, it is a sweet stick and it hits high tumbling bombs. Love it.

Now, if only I hadnt also just purchased one of the ping bubba G20 drivers as well....not sure what to do. Thinking about maybe putting the Ping 824X prototype shaft into the pink G20. Thoughts on that combo?

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Yeah, because most tour issue gear makes it's way to the public from tour pro's looking to pick up some quick cash.

OP. Who knows, it is certainly a replica of what he was using that in itself it pretty sweet! But you likely won't ever know. But who cares? It's a very sweet set up so just enjoy it!

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[quote name='KYMAR' timestamp='1339124472' post='5050750']
Yeah, because most tour issue gear makes it's way to the public from tour pro's looking to pick up some quick cash.

OP. Who knows, it is certainly a replica of what he was using that in itself it pretty sweet! But you likely won't ever know. But who cares? It's a very sweet set up so just enjoy it!
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I totally agree! Who cares how it ended up in my hands, right? The important thing is that its in my hands and it fits me well.

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That's pretty sick! What does the shaft perform like?

Titleist TSi3 10* (at 9.25*) w/ Tour AD DI 6X 
Titleist TSR2 15* w/ Tour AD MJ 8X
Titleist TSR2 18* Hybrid w/ Fuji Atmos Blue Tour Spec 8X

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I nearly bought a Rapture V2 that was his but then realized I don't just have $700 laying around. Had the shaft, grip, spec sheet and even was one of the V2 heads that was "only available on tour" (I'm not to familiar with this club, not sure if he meant from the tour van or they made different V2's for the tour, apparently Louis plays one?)

Anyway, that's really cool if you got his driver. I can imagine it must be tough to use

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Pics?

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[quote name='tbomb' timestamp='1339165545' post='5052448']
Guys, it's PING...Call them and give them the serial number. They might just tell ya...
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Agreed - Ping is great with telling you everything about their products. Just give the phone number a call and give them the serial number: (800) 474-6434

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Send me a PM with the Serial number and I can look it up for you and see if it says anything.

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A little of topic but i picked up a rapture v2 built for Jimenez with a GD Quattrotech MD 7X at the Hagging Oaks golf expo last year for $100. Went over to show it to the Ping guys and they went "uhm.... you're not supposed to have this." Well too bad for them. They had all kinds of tour builds there with crazy upgraded shafts, including some ping prototype shafts

Ping G15 10.5* w/ Prolaunch Red S
Ping G15 18.5* w/ Prolite fairway X
Ping G10 21* w/ Oban Revenge S
Ping i15 4-W w/ PX satin 6.0
Ping Tour S 52* & 56*, Eye 2 60*
Ping Anser 2 Pat. Pending Black satin

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