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Spotted: Ping i200 irons

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PGA Tour winner Ted Purdy hasn’t finished in the top-10 of a PGA Tour event since 2009, but he’s a favorite with golf equipment fans tonight.

The 43-year-old posted a photo on social media of a set of Ping irons marked “i200” that the company is yet to announce. “Now these are sweet,” he said. “The NEW @PingTour i200.”

What’s new about the i200 irons? What makes them “sweet?” It appears that Ping may be spilling the beans sooner rather than later.

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the irons in our forum.

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  1. Michael

    Jan 12, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Also see link: http://clubping.jp/product/. From there you can get to i200 specs, new putter line the Sigma G and Ping Glide 2.0 specs

  2. DevilDog18

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Mizuno T-Zoids! Yet cast….

  3. Big lefty

    Jan 8, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Most likely these are miura / shaped by / or custom shaped for x player by ping clubmaker then stamped with “ping” for the tour pro. The masses will get something that looks similar and plays very different. Wake up folks the stuff the big boys are playing is not at all the same so don’t let the marketing fool you. Get fit for something that suits your game and stick with it. I played on small tours and saw this first hand when moving up to the big tour for Monday’s believe me this was over fifteen years ago and this is the way it was and it has never changed.

  4. Chunkiebuck

    Jan 6, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Sure looks familiar, didn’t TM do the ribbed look back in 2001?

  5. Dave R

    Jan 6, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Ping has not made a good iron since the eye2. I have hit them all when they came out. Will stick to my mizuno …… thanks.

    • The Stallion

      Jan 7, 2017 at 11:32 am

      No …… thank you for that incredible comment! Enjoy your mizuno!

  6. Guia

    Jan 6, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Basically, just another deep cavity iron, low back weighting, etc. I am sure it will work because all the others work also. Nothing to get excited about.

    I have a number of sets of pings, Eye2 BeCu, ISI Nickel, ISI BeCu, G30, G30 Max, and any number of drivers and putters. They all work well, but dependent on the lofts they all play the same.

    • Tom

      Jan 7, 2017 at 11:19 am

      or the person playing them. I played with a member who had the same set I have, His results are vastly different than mine

  7. Brian

    Jan 6, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Finally, Ping has made a club I may actually put in my bag since the 1990s. Last Ping I played were Eye2s.

  8. GolfBum

    Jan 5, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Hope they offer decent shafts on this model. I am looking at this release to see if they might go that direction. If other manufacturers like Mizuno can offer decent shafts at no upcharge for irons, why can it not be done by PING?

    No upcharge shafts by some manufacturers is classified as upcharge by PING, where I am from it is a very expensive to go outside the normal offerings, especially if you play regular shafts.

    Currently play PING clubs but might venture elsewhere if the shaft selections does not improve.

    • bob

      Jan 6, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      look at the base price of mizuno irons and you can understand why there is no upcharge.

    • The Stallion

      Jan 7, 2017 at 11:35 am

      There are 6 no charge steel shafts available. Most golfers can be well-fit into one of those. The I200 will retail for $125/club. Most Mizuno irons retail for $150/clubs. Would you rather Ping up the price across the board like that? I wouldn’t.

  9. Mat

    Jan 5, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    At an equipment website, you see a leaked photo, and you’re meowing about not seeing it top-down? What, are you going to be “that guy” that yells FINALLY when it is officially released? Ugh.

  10. Brian

    Jan 5, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Agreed…I’d really like to see the topline and the sole.

  11. bogeypro

    Jan 5, 2017 at 11:27 am

    They look like TaylorMade RAC LT2 irons from 2005ish. I like them!

  12. TexasSnowman

    Jan 5, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Look VERY GOOD. Note to OEMs; lose the large logos, bright colored badges, etc and give us more options like this.

    This goes for everything in my opinion; for example, as a recreational golfer why does my golf bag need a giant manufacturer logo painted on the it?

  13. Brian

    Jan 5, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Decent looking Ping irons, for a change. I would consider those if they were forged and the production models looked like that. Knowing Ping, they’ll slap a colored badge on and Ugly them up.

  14. JR

    Jan 5, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Look like some 20 year old Taylor Made clubs!!

  15. Excited

    Jan 5, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I saw these in person and at address they look similar to the iblade iron (AWESOME). I was also told from someone I consider a highly reliable source that the MOI on this iron is BETTER than the wide soled G15 from a few years back. With the great looks, if it is truly that forgiving…. THEY WILL HAVE A WINNER!

  16. CARSON

    Jan 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

    these Irons are awesome on of my tour players were telling me about them and he said that there the best iron they have some out with in 10 years. the top line is super thin and the PW to the 4 iron look great the offset is perfect and the performance is great yall are going to love these most of the tour players will switch other then the guys playing the Iblades

    • Excited

      Jan 5, 2017 at 8:33 am

      They look flat awesome! I was unable to hit one though 🙁

  17. Jim

    Jan 5, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Look like a TM iron with a Ping CTP weight. After the elegance of the Ping I series this is a major disappointment at visually. And what’s with the name, shouldn’t it be Ping I-e2 to keep with the simpler names they were loud about with the recent releases, saying that the name would remain the same for each new release? They might still be a very good iron but they’re off to a poor start in my opinion.

  18. Prut

    Jan 5, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Ping RACs?

  19. Johnnylongballz

    Jan 5, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Sweet! Looks like the I25 and S55 made a beautiful baby.

    • Jack

      Jan 5, 2017 at 4:08 am

      Agree! Whoever designed these clubs, S55, iBlade should definitely get a raise. These are beautiful clubs.

    • Excited

      Jan 5, 2017 at 8:34 am

      TOTALLY AGREE!

  20. Nu

    Jan 5, 2017 at 2:44 am

    Wow. Talk about a straight up TM rip. With just the Ping CTP.

  21. Neil Cameron

    Jan 5, 2017 at 1:15 am

    look like miura cb57

  22. rymail00

    Jan 5, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Wow, they look great from the pics.

  23. Johnny Wells

    Jan 4, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    this looks reminds me of TM’s 360 irons a little bit

  24. NolanMBA

    Jan 4, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Love the simplicity.

  25. coolhandbirdman

    Jan 4, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Hope they stay this way, I don’t like badges on the iE1’s.

  26. Andrew

    Jan 4, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Sexy. Looks like the i25 with a cleaner cavity.

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Tigers Woods WITB for each Masters win

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At its core, Tiger Woods’ equipment hasn’t changed by much over the better part of the last two decades. However, Tiger Woods’ equipment is constantly evolving, and there is no better tournament to witness that evolution than to take a peek into the equipment he used to win all five of his Masters Tournaments.

A couple of major notes to consider is Tiger used a steel-shafted driver playing less than 45 inches all the way up until the 2004 season when he finally made the move from his trusted Titleist 975D long after the rest of the PGA Tour had swapped in newer technology. It was still another two years before Tiger made the move to a 460cc driver head in the pursuit of greater ball speed and forgiveness.

Tiger also held onto his 2-iron for a long time, and up until a few years ago would rotate it in and out of the bag with a 5-wood. 2019 was the first major tournament Tiger won using a 5-wood instead of his trusted 2-iron.

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Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

3-wood: Titleist PT (15 degrees)
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Irons: Mizuno MP-29 (2-4) and MP-14 (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTG (Raw Tour Grind) (56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport TeI3

Ball: Titleist Professional 90

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Winning Score: -16, beat David Duval by 2 shots and Phil Mickelson by 3.

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Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft

3-wood: 
Titleist 970 (15 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Irons: 
Titleist 681 Forged (2-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: 
Titleist Vokey Design 200 Series (58 bent to 56 degrees, 6o degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: 
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Winning Score: -12, was 3 shots better than Retief Goosen and 4 better than Phil Mickelson

Driver: Nike Forged Titanium (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

3-wood: Titleist 970 (15 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Irons: Titleist 681 Forged Prototype (2-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design 200 Series (58 bent to 56 degrees, 6o degree)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:
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Ball:
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Shafts: Mitsubishi Diamana 83 TX

3-wood: Nike T60 Ignite (15 degrees )
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Irons: Nike Forged Blades (2-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

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Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

Ball: Nike One Platinum TW

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Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

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In our forums, WRXer ‘jjfcpa’ dedicated a thread to irons that fellow members with a handicap in the 10 to 18 range play. ‘Jjfcpa’ himself currently plays Callaway Apex CF19’s, and our members have been discussing the irons they currently play and why in our forums.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • tangojay: “Ping G-700, Alta CB graphite shafts, hitting them long, high and straight. Hitting them same distance and higher than my seven-year-old G-25’s with steel shafts, am 58.”
  • SouthLand: “Right now it’s a set of Cobra Amp Cells (~2013 GI), but I am in the process of upgrading. Need more spin on the ball, as I’m way below the desired range for spin metrics mainly. Pro thinks I could pick up some distance with improvement there. Driver too.”
  • Twinsgroupie: “Coming from Cobra Tour Forged and just ordered a set of PXG 0211’s. I tend to like a little bit more of a players iron than game improvement. Ball striking of the irons is better than my handicap would lead you to believe – let please not talk about my short game and putting…”
  • pat_kato: “Was playing Nike Vapor Pro Combos then went with the Mizuno MP-20 MMC, and I love them.”
  • BPetry: “Just got a set of Cobra Forged Tec players distance irons and so far I really like them. I came from hitting Callaway Razr X MB’s or a set of MP-54’s that I still hit well when I swing well but needed the extra distance with a bit slower swing speeds as I get older.”

Entire Thread: “10-18 handicap: What irons?”

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In our forums, our members have been talking about Ping’s classic Eye 2 Berylliums after WRXer ‘mywong23’ kicked off a discussion on the irons. ‘Mywong23’, who refuses to replace them with newer technology, reaches out to fellow members who give their thoughts on the vintage clubs.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Old Tom Morris: “I never liked the way they looked. The shape was funny, and the lack of ferrules turned me off. However, they were and still are an excellent iron that are as good as many models out now. Nothing wrong with gaming that set, not hurting you at all.”
  • need2golf: “The rich kids had the Eye 2’s back in the late ’80s, nothing wrong w/ that. I had Wilson 1200 GE’s. Years ago, I bought my very own Eye 2’s, loved them, but sold them. Just bought BeCu Eye 2’s a little while back, can’t play golf yet but dying to game them. I shot some great scores w/ the Eye 2’s several years ago, can’t go wrong.”
  • scruffynick: “No but they’re my dream irons. Used the stainless for best on two decades… They were the greatest irons ever made for me. But I’d love a set of BeCu…. Had a look while on lockdown as there’s a 6-PW in red dot and I’m so tempted but… Mrs not having it considering I’ve got brand new Mizunos in my locker.”
  • 14max: “I’ve always been partial to the steel EYE2s, but the nickel and copper ISIs have made their way into my bag on more than one occasion. The copper EYE2s are pretty special and just seeing them sitting in a bag makes me wax nostalgic…”
  • BobV56: “I played mine until 2018. Sometimes I still miss hitting them.”

Entire Thread: “Ping Eye 2 Berylliums”

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