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#1 kepeollie

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 04:27 PM

Hello All,

Need you all’s advise on which iron to go with.

I’m currently playing to about a 16 and have decided that I’m going to buy my first set of brand new irons. I’ve hit both the above, the G400s most definitely are more forgiving and the ones I’m leaning toward, but wondering if in a couple of years if I (and will) get down to single digits if I will regret my purchase.

My thoughts is to get the G400s and play them for a couple of months and if I feel like I’m not sticking the greens I can replace them with the i200s (using Edwin Watts great playability guaranteed). Or should I do it the other way with the i200s?

What do you all think? I tried to talk with the “fitter” (Edwin Watts) and didn’t believe anything he said as he didn’t even know what Ping had for shaft offerings.

My other question is how do you believe the rubber on the back of the g40s will hold up?

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 05:19 PM

Ping's G series irons can be played by all ability levels - from plus indexes to higher handicappers. Based on your post, you can't go wrong with a properly fitted set of G400's.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 07:00 PM

I know a lot of people on here are big i200 fans but I actually thing the i e1 irons feel and perform much better. You should include those in your testing and those can be found at significantly cheaper prices.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 08:03 PM

View PostGrip It & Rip It 82, on 23 September 2017 - 07:00 PM, said:

I know a lot of people on here are big i200 fans but I actually thing the i e1 irons feel and perform much better. You should include those in your testing and those can be found at significantly cheaper prices.
I will. The price isn’t much different as I’m military so with the rebate we are talking about 10 or so a club.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 08:20 PM

I200. It justs looks sexier in the bag.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 08:56 PM

View Postkepeollie, on 23 September 2017 - 08:03 PM, said:

View PostGrip It & Rip It 82, on 23 September 2017 - 07:00 PM, said:

I know a lot of people on here are big i200 fans but I actually thing the i e1 irons feel and perform much better. You should include those in your testing and those can be found at significantly cheaper prices.
I will. The price isn’t much different as I’m military so with the rebate we are talking about 10 or so a club.
Your probably better off with the 400's forgiveness wise, the i200's are great looking thou, and there are a few sets on the BST. I had a set of i200's and sold them and kept my ie1's. They are getting to be dirt cheap on the BST. Very cheap experiment.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 10:23 PM

I went with the i200 when they came out, but had the Power Spec lofts added. Without the Power spec lofts the i200 will play shorter than the G400. Golf is hard enough, play the G400's and get the matching wedges to. I'm on the fence as to get a set of G400's w/Nippon N.S. Pro 105 Tour in Regular flex.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 10:37 PM

I play with quite a few guys that rock the Ping G irons and shoot in the 70s.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 10:46 PM

I200 are right there with the g20s imo. My pops just got the g400 and loves them so roll the dice. My love with the i200 is the shorts are great for chipping and the long irons are easy. If you work at it your swing will improve and you are either the type of guy to stick with the date that brung you or go looking for the skinnier model.
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:01 AM

I currently play the "G" irons not the 400's, coming from the i25 and s59 tours , i10's and i15's., the g was my best choice for my game. And I regularly shoot in the the high 70's with these clubs. For what it's worth


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:02 AM

Billy Mayfair plays G400s in the Champion's tour. The G400s remind me of the G25s, very playable for all cappers. If you want longer/higher ball flight, go with the G400s. Shorter/more spin more workable, go i200s. From what you have said OP, sounds like G400s is your best bet!? Don't worry about 'the rubber on the back of the G400s', Ping make great quality sticks! If there is a problem, they will fix it. ;)
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 11:56 AM

Try both clubs with your favorite iron.......this might give you a better idea which model to buy.
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:11 PM

Agreed both great choices...I like ie1 as well over both of these choices...I would say the biggest differences being feedback and forgiveness..one of my closest friends is a 5 handicap he played the i200's but moved on to g400's he hit them both great he just likes the point and shoot of g400's a bit better
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:36 PM

View Post18thbunker, on 24 September 2017 - 11:56 AM, said:

Try both clubs with your favorite iron.......this might give you a better idea which model to buy.

I have hit both already. Was just looking for reassurance that the G400s suitable down to signal handicap or better.
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 11:13 PM

16 handy - G400's for sure. I200 would be way too inconsistent for you. Why make it harder? Do you shape your shots or just want to keep straight?

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:08 AM

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:15 AM

Here is how I see it, G400 is more of a GI iron, still good looks and performance, the i200s are more of a players club, looks are amazing and performance is great...I play the iBlades, at the fitting I was more consistent with them, the i200s were a very close second, so I chose the looks of the iBlade over the i200s...good luck.
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:17 AM

I played the G25's to a plus handicap last year (fell back to about a 2-3 this year).  I did buy the i200's late in this year and really like them.

Really need to assess what your strengths and weaknesses are in your golf game.  If you hit your irons well but struggle with driving, then i200s will be fine.  If you smoke the driver and chip and putt well, but can't hit a green outside 125, get the g400s.
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 02:54 AM

If you hit both equally good, go with i200, it looks better

If you hit both equally good, go with i200, it looks better
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:24 PM

I vote i200. Great club to grow into and they look FOINEEEEE.


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:43 PM

just buy the 718 mb. super forgiving
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:45 PM

lol, i play every one of pings iron i my bag. G400 was a solid choice. I felt like id never miss a green. They do feel ever so slightly more hollow, but the easiness of hitting them is great. I200 is essentially a smaller and imo beter feeling. I tend to hook most of irons which is the main reason i dont bag the g400 full set. If you dont hook the ball, go g400. A combo set would look nice as well
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 10:59 PM

At a 16 hdcp I'd go with the G series. In fact, you could save a lot of money and get a clean set of G30's or G's and I promise you will like them.
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:23 AM

can't go wrong with either. Just ask yourself what's more important to you... forgiveness, distance or look, workability etc?
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:51 AM

At a 16, G400 all day. Once you hit a 10 or 11, i200 all day.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:36 PM

View Postgolden543, on 27 September 2017 - 09:45 PM, said:

lol, i play every one of pings iron i my bag. G400 was a solid choice. I felt like id never miss a green. They do feel ever so slightly more hollow, but the easiness of hitting them is great. I200 is essentially a smaller and imo beter feeling. I tend to hook most of irons which is the main reason i dont bag the g400 full set. If you dont hook the ball, go g400. A combo set would look nice as well

I am about to combo set like this: G400 4-6 iron and I200 7-PW power spec lofts.

I am just worried I would have issues with gapping between the 6 and 7 irons, its a 5 degree difference between the 26.5 degree G400 6 iron and 31.5 I200 7 iron.

Can anyone tell me if those 5 degrees will make a mess???

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:44 PM

View Postkepeollie, on 23 September 2017 - 04:27 PM, said:

Hello All,

Need you all’s advise on which iron to go with.

I’m currently playing to about a 16 and have decided that I’m going to buy my first set of brand new irons. I’ve hit both the above, the G400s most definitely are more forgiving and the ones I’m leaning toward, but wondering if in a couple of years if I (and will) get down to single digits if I will regret my purchase.

My thoughts is to get the G400s and play them for a couple of months and if I feel like I’m not sticking the greens I can replace them with the i200s (using Edwin Watts great playability guaranteed). Or should I do it the other way with the i200s?

What do you all think? I tried to talk with the “fitter” (Edwin Watts) and didn’t believe anything he said as he didn’t even know what Ping had for shaft offerings.

My other question is how do you believe the rubber on the back of the g40s will hold up?

i200 are probably okay for you. I agree that fitted G400 would be great too.

It really depends upon your preference.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:38 PM

All I can say is I bought the G400's this summer and I'm not the least bit interested in getting anything else for next year.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:43 PM

If you hang around here, "in a couple years" you'll have gone through multiple sets of irons anyway.  I'd get the g400.  Golf is tough enough as it is.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:15 PM

View PostLeoLeo99, on 23 September 2017 - 10:37 PM, said:

I play with quite a few guys that rock the Ping G irons and shoot in the 70s.

The Gs are excellent, and they can be had cheaper than the G400.


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