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Spotted: Ping i210 irons and Glide Forged wedges

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Last week, Bubba Watson was spotted with Ping Glide Forged wedges in his bag. Now, Ping i210 irons have been spotted as per our forums.

We haven’t seen a new iron from Ping since its release of the G700 irons back in January, and we haven’t seen players irons from Ping since the i200. Obviously, based on nomenclature and looks, the i210 seems to be a replacement for the i200 irons, which blended cavity back forgiveness with the sleekness of a blade.

Check out more photos of the Ping i210 irons here.

Ping i210 irons

See more photos and join the discussion about Ping’s new irons here.

Ping Glide Forged wedges

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  1. @LivenearPar_Golf

    Jul 15, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Scroll up to see clowns complaining about how a PING is cast not forged….

    SMH same dudes think Vokeys are forged.

  2. Travis

    Jun 9, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Tungsten in the toe of the forged wedges?

    • ogo

      Jun 10, 2018 at 4:10 pm

      The wedges are not truly “forged”…. they are “coin” or stamp forged to achieve the milled look … because you can’t “mill” the back of the wedges…. the face yes, the back no.

      • ogo

        Jun 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm

        p.s. … coin forged is “cold” forged…. not “hot” forged”. Colf forging only changes the surface metallurgy while hot forging affect the entire club body. I call cold forged “fake-forged”.

  3. Mr Muira

    Jun 8, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    …. and I bet the ping eye 2s from the 80s will show better numbers on trackman.

    • ogo

      Jun 10, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      … even the ping zing2’s are better for most rec golfers…

  4. Eric

    Jun 8, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Those wedges look amazing. i210 looks like an older Mizuno.

  5. Richard Douglas

    Jun 8, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Waiting for single-length. I guess Bryson will have to win next week….

  6. shawn

    Jun 6, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Looks like they got a hatch door on the back of the irons for the elastomer jello-filled cavity… following PXG and TM …. 😮

    • Ray Charles

      Jun 7, 2018 at 5:49 am

      Even I can see that that is simply a weight. Not no hatch door.

    • Tyler

      Jun 7, 2018 at 9:09 am

      That is clearly a weight and it nothing new to Ping irons. That weight allows Ping to change swing weights unlike any other brand in golf. Without that weight the swing weight on my set up would be D9, with it Ping easily brought my iBlades down to a D4.

  7. Matt

    Jun 6, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    That’s kind of a weird rough finish on that wedge in the cavity; hopefully they change that.

    • Josh

      Jun 6, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      Milling is in and they aren’t going to change it. I think these are the best looking Ping wedges ever.

      • shawn

        Jun 7, 2018 at 1:16 am

        It’s not ‘milled’…. it’s cast and then coin (punched) forged and then called ‘forged’ for gullible golfers in love with Ping.

        • Jwells

          Jun 8, 2018 at 2:25 pm

          The design he is speaking of is absolutely milled, he’s not talking about the whole thing being milled. They look fantastic but will have to see how they feel because that’s everything

        • bob

          Jun 9, 2018 at 9:27 am

          you mean like taylormade, callaway and mizuno?

    • Bill

      Jun 10, 2018 at 3:10 pm

      I’ve seen the wedges. They are beautiful.

      • ogo

        Jun 10, 2018 at 4:03 pm

        Bill… girls are ‘beautiful’…. clubs are ‘powerful’…!

    • Thomas A

      Jun 13, 2018 at 10:25 am

      You don’t hit the ball with the cavity. They can finish it any way they want. I’m sure they are awesome.

  8. Nolanski

    Jun 6, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Ohhhh I like them! The last iron set I truly liked were Ping G25s. I’m on my 3rd set since and I learned a valuable lesson… Quit tinkering. But tinkering is fun and I’m stupid.

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In-hand photos of prototype Ping “Blueprint” irons

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Our Johnny Wunder paid a visit to Ping HQ in Phoenix, and in addition to getting to step inside to company’s legendary gold putter vault, The Gear Dive host got an exclusive in-hand look at Ping’s new prototype Blueprint irons.

While we can’t provide any additional details at present, we do have these photos of a 6-iron for your viewing pleasure.

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the irons in the forums. 

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Bargain Challenge: Putting together a set of clubs for $500

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You have a golf trip planned in two weeks. One day after work, you head to your car to hit the range and get some grinding in for the trip. As you walk to your car you notice your car has been broken into and your clubs are gone. Not good. You need new clubs for the trip but aren’t in a position to shell out the $2,000-$3,000 for a brand new set. What are your options? I recommend hitting the used market.

Every year, thousands of used golf clubs go on the market. Some of the clubs had a rough life and some have barely been hit. As an exercise to see what you can get for your dollar, I browsed one of the web’s largest used golf equipment sites (3balls.com) with a budget of $500 for a full set of clubs in my specs. What I found was really interesting.

Rules: 14 clubs for under $500 shipped. As close to my specs as possible.

Driver

Since I play a low loft driver with a low launch, low spin shaft, I knew I was in for a challenge with finding a driver. Once I took a minute to search, I found this beauty of a driver. I remember hitting the Ping G10 back in the day, and it was one of the most forgiving drivers at the time. Plus, it was very close to my specs at standard length, 7.5 degrees, and a mid-launch Grafalloy shaft.

Wood

While searching for a 3-wood, I had two things in mind, I needed a X-stiff shaft, and I needed it to be heavy. After about five minutes, I found this great Titleist 913 with a heavier X-stiff shaft. Normally I play a 13-degree 3-wood, and this 3-wood would allow me to loft it down to get the desired flight. Really a solid deal for $50.

Hybrid

In an ideal world, I’d be hitting a 2-iron or a driving iron here. The problem is that driving irons can sell for $100-plus fairly easily, so that was out of budget. After searching, I found a nice 17-degree hybrid from Ping with an X-stiff shaft. The shaft is a little lighter than I would like, but it is not a bad pick up for 80 bucks.

Irons

I knew I would want to spend the majority of my money on some solid irons. After searching, with the parameters being a 3-PW set with X100 shafts, I found this great Titleist combo set. I current play a MB/CB combo from another company, so this set fits well with what I am looking for if I was to replace my current set. All of this for $200.

Wedges

Wedge shopping was hard because I needed a lob wedge with good grooves and a gap wedge that wasn’t trash. I got really lucky with the Ping lob wedge. It is in very good condition which is really what matters for the grooves since I will be using it greenside. Since it is blue dot, I can get it sent to ping to be adjusted for my specs. For the gap wedge, I picked up a heavily used 52-degree. Ideally, I would have more money for a slightly better grooved GW.

Putter

Can’t go wrong with a White Hot in my preferred length. Not much more to say.

Total

 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Is it easier to hit players irons?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day was created by lazyjc4, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for their opinion on what they feel are some of the easiest to hit players irons on the market. Our members have mentioned a multitude of players irons, with plenty of detailed reasoning behind their choices.

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.

  • thewral: “New Level 902. Single piece forging, feel great, smallish head, low offset, distance lofts.”
  • naj959: “I went through a couple of sets of irons this year which included 765s, flyz+, and finally settled on the…..Bridgestone J15 DPF. There are some great reviews of these irons. The 765s are forgiving, but the j15s are even more so. They have a very thin top line, are workable, and are lonnnng.”
  • Casper_golf: “Take a good look at the Wilson V6, or if you are looking for something older, guys really like the V4’s that can be found as a steal.  Way underrated irons. Soft feel forgiving and long for the weaker lofts they have. No offset.”
  • Sonja Henie: “Very interested in the comment about the 745s being similar to the 545s in forgiveness.  I’ve been very tempted by the 565s but might do better with the 765s.”

Entire Thread: “Easier to hit players irons?”

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