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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

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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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Product: TaylorMade M5 fairway Rocket 3

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