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WATCH: Analyzing photos of Ping’s new “Blueprint” forged proto irons

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Louis Oosthuizen recently unveiled photos of new Ping “Blueprint forged” prototype irons. On this video episode of Two Guys Talking Golf, Editor Andrew Tursky and equipment expert Brian Knudson analyze the photos of the irons, and speculate on designs/technology.

Enjoy the video below!

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  1. ogo

    Oct 5, 2018 at 2:23 am

    It’s not a “prototype” because they will not change into a final design. These are normal production models they put into Tour pro bags to show gearhead fantasy players that it is “tour proven”… so it must be good enough for their fantasy game.

  2. stevet

    Oct 3, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Good discussion fellas, and I’m pleased you are questioning the “forged” claim on these and other new model hollow irons. The OEMs can only stamp “forged” on them if some part is forged, like the faceplate. This is deceptive advertising to scam the willingly gullible golfers. I and only I started questioning the bogus “forged” claim and I’m glad now you are too.

    • shawn

      Oct 4, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      If they stamped the faceplate ‘forged’ that would be legit, but on the cast hosel and back of the club that’s deceptive. Gearheads don’t care because once they fall in love with a club the lies don’t matter.

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