Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

* * * * * 3 votes

New Mysterious PING Iron that looks like iBlade/G700 Combo


247 replies to this topic

#241 phatchrisrules

phatchrisrules

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,716 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 20680
  • Joined: 10/17/2006
  • Location:Southern Ontario, Canada
  • Handicap:6.5
GolfWRX Likes : 610

Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:58 PM

I just spoke to a local pro who has hit them.  He said the thing is ridiculous.  I don't have any info on specs but according to him, the Ping rep told him they are directly attacking AP3 and P790 with this guy.  So, those offended by "loft-jacking", this might not be the iron for you.  However, as the guy above me stated, G700 and and i500 combination might be the filthiest combo you could create in terms of performance across the bag while still maintaining a clean look that blends well.

I'm all for it!

Callaway Rogue SZ 9* - Diamana BF 60
Callaway Rogue SZ 13.5* - Fubuki V-Series 70
Callaway Rogue 17* - Diamana Thump 85
Ping G700 4 - Fujikura Atmos Black 95
Ping G700 5 - Accra 105CWT "Master's Green"
Ping i500 6-PW - Accra 105CWT "Master's Green" (Most likely as it looks awesome)
Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50/SS, 54/ES, 58/ES - Modus 105 Wedge Master's Green
Bettinardi Inovai 3.0 Centre Shaft

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#242 2Bad4u

2Bad4u

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 77 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 389676
  • Joined: 08/05/2015
  • Location:Atlantic Canada
  • Handicap:17.3
GolfWRX Likes : 23

Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:04 PM

 phatchrisrules, on 13 June 2018 - 07:58 PM, said:

I just spoke to a local pro who has hit them.  He said the thing is ridiculous.  I don't have any info on specs but according to him, the Ping rep told him they are directly attacking AP3 and P790 with this guy.  So, those offended by "loft-jacking", this might not be the iron for you.  However, as the guy above me stated, G700 and and i500 combination might be the filthiest combo you could create in terms of performance across the bag while still maintaining a clean look that blends well.

I'm all for it!

Sounds like my winning ticket... :nyam:
Ping G400 Max Driver 10.5* | XXIO Driver 9.5*
XXIO 4w, 7w, 4h, 5h, Cobra OS 6h
Callaway Apex CF16 7-PW, AW
Ping Glide 54ss, 58es
Ping Sigma G Tyne Putter | Cleveland Smart Square Blade
Callaway Chrome Soft X Truvis (Yellow/Black) | Snell MTB Red (Yellow)

Callaway Chrome Soft #1 Lost Ball on Tour - Mark Crossifield #TaylorMadeFunnyThings

2

#243 Cottonseed.

Cottonseed.

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 55 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 381910
  • Joined: 06/22/2015
  • Location:Atlanta, GA
GolfWRX Likes : 8

Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:20 PM

 2Bad4u, on 13 June 2018 - 08:04 PM, said:

 phatchrisrules, on 13 June 2018 - 07:58 PM, said:

I just spoke to a local pro who has hit them.  He said the thing is ridiculous.  I don't have any info on specs but according to him, the Ping rep told him they are directly attacking AP3 and P790 with this guy.  So, those offended by "loft-jacking", this might not be the iron for you.  However, as the guy above me stated, G700 and and i500 combination might be the filthiest combo you could create in terms of performance across the bag while still maintaining a clean look that blends well.

I'm all for it!

Sounds like my winning ticket... :nyam:

No doubt about it.
But I think an iblade II and i500 combo would be the most delicious.

3

#244 SwooshLT

SwooshLT

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,742 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 5901
  • Joined: 09/09/2005
  • Location:Loxahatchee,FL
  • Handicap:5
GolfWRX Likes : 1116

Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:27 PM

 Cottonseed., on 13 June 2018 - 08:20 PM, said:

 2Bad4u, on 13 June 2018 - 08:04 PM, said:

 phatchrisrules, on 13 June 2018 - 07:58 PM, said:

I just spoke to a local pro who has hit them.  He said the thing is ridiculous.  I don't have any info on specs but according to him, the Ping rep told him they are directly attacking AP3 and P790 with this guy.  So, those offended by "loft-jacking", this might not be the iron for you.  However, as the guy above me stated, G700 and and i500 combination might be the filthiest combo you could create in terms of performance across the bag while still maintaining a clean look that blends well.

I'm all for it!

Sounds like my winning ticket... :nyam:

No doubt about it.
But I think an iblade II and i500 combo would be the most delicious.


You got some inside info that you aren't sharing?

4

#245 2Bad4u

2Bad4u

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 77 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 389676
  • Joined: 08/05/2015
  • Location:Atlantic Canada
  • Handicap:17.3
GolfWRX Likes : 23

Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:28 PM

Looking forward to when Ping publishes all of the specs for the new iron sets. I've never blend/combo a set of irons before but a G700/i500 seems like a natural to me. Approaching mid sixties now so I'm looking for a little more help and some additional distance for sure.

Ping G400 Max Driver 10.5* | XXIO Driver 9.5*
XXIO 4w, 7w, 4h, 5h, Cobra OS 6h
Callaway Apex CF16 7-PW, AW
Ping Glide 54ss, 58es
Ping Sigma G Tyne Putter | Cleveland Smart Square Blade
Callaway Chrome Soft X Truvis (Yellow/Black) | Snell MTB Red (Yellow)

Callaway Chrome Soft #1 Lost Ball on Tour - Mark Crossifield #TaylorMadeFunnyThings

5

#246 Cottonseed.

Cottonseed.

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 55 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 381910
  • Joined: 06/22/2015
  • Location:Atlanta, GA
GolfWRX Likes : 8

Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:40 PM

 SwooshLT, on 13 June 2018 - 08:27 PM, said:

 Cottonseed., on 13 June 2018 - 08:20 PM, said:

 2Bad4u, on 13 June 2018 - 08:04 PM, said:

 phatchrisrules, on 13 June 2018 - 07:58 PM, said:

I just spoke to a local pro who has hit them.  He said the thing is ridiculous.  I don't have any info on specs but according to him, the Ping rep told him they are directly attacking AP3 and P790 with this guy.  So, those offended by "loft-jacking", this might not be the iron for you.  However, as the guy above me stated, G700 and and i500 combination might be the filthiest combo you could create in terms of performance across the bag while still maintaining a clean look that blends well.

I'm all for it!

Sounds like my winning ticket... :nyam:

No doubt about it.
But I think an iblade II and i500 combo would be the most delicious.


You got some inside info that you aren't sharing?

Haha, nope.

I am NOT your huckleberry for insider Ping info.

6

#247 tbone18

tbone18

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 210 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 93319
  • Joined: 08/30/2009
  • Location:COLUMBUS, OHIO
  • Handicap:+0.2
GolfWRX Likes : 44

Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:41 PM

 poppman2142, on 11 June 2018 - 10:32 PM, said:

 Jordan Speeth, on 10 June 2018 - 04:47 PM, said:

 sandy, on 10 June 2018 - 03:55 PM, said:

Filled with air. Rep. had a cross sectioned 7 iron. (other hollow body irons like P790 and PXG all leave filler for cross sectioned irons).  Nobody specifically asked if there was filling assuming it was near production piece. Swing-weight controlled by screw in toe, like those horrible G700s. Didn't appear to have a huge slab of tungsten in the sole like the Ansers did. The only hope for these irons is forged face will improve sound and feel compared to G700. Rep. did say that awful wearing hydropearl finish is gone..

Great news about the hydropearl going away.  So you're saying that all of the swingweighting will be done solely at the toe?  That doesn't sound like either a good idea or a usual Ping solution but you've seen the club.....hard to argue with that.  I assume they'll tell us all we need to know soon enough.  Anyone wanting a D-5 or heavier is going to have a slice-machine on their hands with the addition of 10 grams of weight in the toe of a club....or will the screw extend into the cavity?

If I had to guess, lets say they had to add 4 grams to the head they would add 2 grams of hotmelt in the cavity by the heel then change the toe screw to a 2g heavier one.  That would keep it from being so toe heavy.
my local rep said they have 24 different weighted screws plus they are using hosel weight to achieve proper swing weight. That is for the G700. So I guess the i500 will be the same.
PING G400 LST 8.5 / ALDILA RIP ALPHA 70 X-FLEX
MIZUNO ST 3 WOOD 15*/ TENSEI CK WHITE 70 X-FLEX
CALLAWAY Epic Hybrids 20
MIZUNO MP18 FLI-HI 4
MIURA MC-501 5-PW
CALLAWAY MD4 RAW 50,54,58
TM TP COLLECTION ARDMORE BLACK COPPER

7

#248 Radeon962

Radeon962

    Major Winner

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 1,250 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 331
  • Joined: 04/25/2005
  • Location:Howell, MI
  • Ebay ID:DCI86
GolfWRX Likes : 264

Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:48 PM

 tbone18, on 13 June 2018 - 08:41 PM, said:

 poppman2142, on 11 June 2018 - 10:32 PM, said:

 Jordan Speeth, on 10 June 2018 - 04:47 PM, said:

 sandy, on 10 June 2018 - 03:55 PM, said:

Filled with air. Rep. had a cross sectioned 7 iron. (other hollow body irons like P790 and PXG all leave filler for cross sectioned irons).  Nobody specifically asked if there was filling assuming it was near production piece. Swing-weight controlled by screw in toe, like those horrible G700s. Didn't appear to have a huge slab of tungsten in the sole like the Ansers did. The only hope for these irons is forged face will improve sound and feel compared to G700. Rep. did say that awful wearing hydropearl finish is gone..

Great news about the hydropearl going away.  So you're saying that all of the swingweighting will be done solely at the toe?  That doesn't sound like either a good idea or a usual Ping solution but you've seen the club.....hard to argue with that.  I assume they'll tell us all we need to know soon enough.  Anyone wanting a D-5 or heavier is going to have a slice-machine on their hands with the addition of 10 grams of weight in the toe of a club....or will the screw extend into the cavity?

If I had to guess, lets say they had to add 4 grams to the head they would add 2 grams of hotmelt in the cavity by the heel then change the toe screw to a 2g heavier one.  That would keep it from being so toe heavy.
my local rep said they have 24 different weighted screws plus they are using hosel weight to achieve proper swing weight. That is for the G700. So I guess the i500 will be the same.

Ping quoted me $13.75/club to swing weight my G700's.  I'm just going to try some lead tape and see how that goes as I just want to go from stock D0 to D2

8



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors