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Just curious. I play i5's also. For some reason I thought they were non conforming with the grooves. It just made me think a little more into it if they are. It's not like he just took an oud set out to play then. I'm assuming he would have to go deeper and have Ping put conforming grooves in the old head.

To me it just makes the whole thing a little more interesting.

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[quote name='Golf Ball Wacker Guy' timestamp='1364784270' post='6734147']
Just curious. I play i5's also. For some reason I thought they were non conforming with the grooves. It just made me think a little more into it if they are. It's not like he just took an oud set out to play then. I'm assuming he would have to go deeper and have Ping put conforming grooves in the old head.

To me it just makes the whole thing a little more interesting.
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The retail versions are non-conforming. However, Ping made conforming sets for touring pros.

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The Ping 5-series are really solids sticks. I've played both the i5's and g5's at one point in the last 4 years. While I prefer the forgiveness of the g5's (currently in my bag), I would have to rank the i5's as one of Ping's best offerings ever (in terms of looks, playability and forgiveness), and I've owned and used 8 different models over the past 10 years.

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Mark calcivecia (spelling) played a conforming i5 derivative for a long time. There's no questioning thier solidarity.

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[quote name='KYMAR' timestamp='1364777429' post='6733327']
[quote name='Pearly Spencer' timestamp='1364775812' post='6733125']
[color=#000000]You really have to smile at the whole scenario[/color]
[color=#000000]TM Tour bag full of old Ping irons + putter[/color]
[color=#000000]It’s like trying to sell a fake damaged Rembrandt out a thrift store[/color]
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Not really. As stated, this is pretty common practice. Jim Furyk does driver and ball only with Callaway too.
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???

Furyk has almost an entire Callaway bag, including irons and wedges.

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Apex CF19 Combo #5-P KBS $-Taper 120
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[quote name='KYMAR' timestamp='1364777429' post='6733327']
[quote name='Pearly Spencer' timestamp='1364775812' post='6733125']
[color=#000000]You really have to smile at the whole scenario[/color]
[color=#000000]TM Tour bag full of old Ping irons + putter[/color]
[color=#000000]It’s like trying to sell a fake damaged Rembrandt out a thrift store[/color]
[/quote]

Not really. As stated, this is pretty common practice. Jim Furyk does driver and ball only with Callaway too.
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Pretty sure Furyk is all Callaway now.

[url="http://www.tourprogolfclubs.com/players/jim-furyk"]http://www.tourprogo...ayers/jim-furyk[/url]

Edit - Just saw DTown's post right now. Didn't read through the whole thread.

I remember Furyk gaming mostly callaway stuff for a while now.

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D.A. has had those I5's since his days at ILLINOIS at the very least. PING dropped him as a staffer awhile ago, we'll see if that continues. I believe his only equipment deal is with Taylormade. He was basically forced to switched to the R11s last year even though he loved the R9. Love the putter story, his mom is a very good player as well! Great win!

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[quote name='Cwing' timestamp='1364778475' post='6733465']
Ping staffer wearing TM gear. Tm getting alot of bang for the buck.
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He's not a PING staffer though, they aren't paying him anything to play 11 clubs. Not sure what TaylorMade pays for the hat, bag, and driver deal but it is the #1 Driver in Golf for a reason.

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[quote name='Sidetracked' timestamp='1364792383' post='6734767']
Pretty sure Furyk is all Callaway now.

[url="http://www.tourprogolfclubs.com/players/jim-furyk"]http://www.tourprogo...ayers/jim-furyk[/url]

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Pfft, I wouldn't be so quick to believe that. It also says he's 26 years old and I could swear he was in his 40s now ;)

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[quote name='duffer987' timestamp='1364794582' post='6734899']
[quote name='Sidetracked' timestamp='1364792383' post='6734767']
Pretty sure Furyk is all Callaway now.

[url="http://www.tourprogolfclubs.com/players/jim-furyk"]http://www.tourprogo...ayers/jim-furyk[/url]

[/quote]

Pfft, I wouldn't be so quick to believe that. It also says he's 26 years old and I could swear he was in his 40s now ;)
[/quote]

Furyk is pretty much an all Callaway bag now, I think an old TM hybrid may be the only non-Callaway club he uses currently - check out the WITB threads here for further evidence of that.

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[quote name='Golf Ball Wacker Guy' timestamp='1364778134' post='6733423']
[quote name='bullie76' timestamp='1364777286' post='6733307']
[quote name='hound25' timestamp='1364776930' post='6733259']
At the very end of the coverage, it showed a Slo-mo swing with him and it was either an Anser or I20 8 iron. Wasn't an I5. Saw him hit a pitch shot that looked like the I5s though.
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He's playing a weird mix bag then. I know I saw a i5 5 iron during the round....or maybe yesterday's highlights.
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It's a full i5 iron set. I was out there today and thought I saw the same thing. Made it a point to get another closer look. I5's, g10 hybrid, ping wedges.
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Yep, here you go........

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So, I looked at this a different way... Are the i5's not illegal irons for professional play? I thought they were on the non conforming list? I could definitely be wrong though..


Edit:
Never mind, just googled it and saw they cut a set for him with legal grooves... Must be nice to be a pro...

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[quote name='chirotennis' timestamp='1364820806' post='6735743']
So, I looked at this a different way... Are the i5's not illegal irons for professional play? I thought they were on the non conforming list? I could definitely be wrong though..
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DA points has been using these irons for years, they must be conforming or this would have been picked up by the Tour before now.

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[quote name='adkping' timestamp='1364773186' post='6732851']
watching the tourney...he is playing Ping I 5s...
[/quote]He has played the i5s for years . Don't know how long but as long as the years I knew of him. I have owned over 30 sets of irons since 1975 and most within last 20 years. Current set are X Hot Pros 4-pw that might be "the set" ,LOL. Anyway my backup set are 3-pw WRX i5s, S300, I bought from a head pro's personal stash maybe 5 years ago or so that I highly doubt I will ever part with. Rarely play them if ever last few years but probably still as good as any set out there.

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So, if I may ask a dumb question, did PING have to make a conforming set of i5, or how does that work? re machine the head?

Also, Ryan Moore has a bag full of s56, yet has a TM bag/hat.

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[quote name='DTown3011' timestamp='1364790083' post='6734611']
[quote name='KYMAR' timestamp='1364777429' post='6733327']
[quote name='Pearly Spencer' timestamp='1364775812' post='6733125']
[color=#000000]You really have to smile at the whole scenario[/color]
[color=#000000]TM Tour bag full of old Ping irons + putter[/color]
[color=#000000]It’s like trying to sell a fake damaged Rembrandt out a thrift store[/color]
[/quote]

Not really. As stated, this is pretty common practice. Jim Furyk does driver and ball only with Callaway too.
[/quote]

???

Furyk has almost an entire Callaway bag, including irons and wedges.
[/quote]

Yeah it may well be that callaway makes up most of his bag. But as far as his deal goes with them it's for ball and driver only.

Callaway XR Pro Attas Tour SPX X
Taylormade Tour issue 15* V Steel 3 wood
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[quote name='Fore(ged)' timestamp='1364787960' post='6734455']
Points using an i15 3 wood too. Whatever works. His BeCu Anser looked like it had a real dark finish.
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His FW club is an '07 Burner TP, another club that has a large cult following here on WRX.

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[quote name='duffer987' timestamp='1364794582' post='6734899']
[quote name='Sidetracked' timestamp='1364792383' post='6734767']
Pretty sure Furyk is all Callaway now.

[url="http://www.tourprogolfclubs.com/players/jim-furyk"]http://www.tourprogo...ayers/jim-furyk[/url]

[/quote]

Pfft, I wouldn't be so quick to believe that. It also says he's 26 years old and I could swear he was in his 40s now ;)
[/quote]Maybe that's 26 wins? or is it his Official Golf World Ranking?

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[quote name='Audreyone' timestamp='1364834190' post='6737195']
[quote name='duffer987' timestamp='1364794582' post='6734899']
[quote name='Sidetracked' timestamp='1364792383' post='6734767']
Pretty sure Furyk is all Callaway now.

[url="http://www.tourprogolfclubs.com/players/jim-furyk"]http://www.tourprogo...ayers/jim-furyk[/url]

[/quote]

Pfft, I wouldn't be so quick to believe that. It also says he's 26 years old and I could swear he was in his 40s now ;)
[/quote]Maybe that's 26 wins? or is it his Official Golf World Ranking?
[/quote]

It stands for 26 career wins.

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[quote name='duffer987' timestamp='1364794582' post='6734899']
[quote name='Sidetracked' timestamp='1364792383' post='6734767']
Pretty sure Furyk is all Callaway now.

[url="http://www.tourprogolfclubs.com/players/jim-furyk"]http://www.tourprogo...ayers/jim-furyk[/url]

[/quote]

Pfft, I wouldn't be so quick to believe that. It also says he's 26 years old and I could swear he was in his 40s now ;)
[/quote]

It says that he is 42 years old on the bottom.

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Oh dear... I'd have hoped the ;) would have been enough to indicate I was taking the piss, sorry about the middling humour attempt on my part there.

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I'm always amazed at how caught up we are on the latest and how much we're willing to spend. While most of the guys (pros) we aspire to play like are playing older equipment. These irons are 7 yards longer. This driver is 10 yards longer. We need the latest to play municipals and pros are winning tournaments from the championship tees with older equipment. This is why I started building my own clubs this year.

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