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Got my G700 irons!!


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#241 brent

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:09 AM

G700's perform but they are some of the worst sounding and feeling clubs I have hit. Really disappointing.  I've never been one to say this but its the first club I truly have zero idea if I hit the shot well. Everything feels bad/same.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:19 PM

View Postbrent, on 16 April 2018 - 11:09 AM, said:

G700's perform but they are some of the worst sounding and feeling clubs I have hit. Really disappointing.  I've never been one to say this but its the first club I truly have zero idea if I hit the shot well. Everything feels bad/same.
I agree. Somebody please tell me they sound okay with a premium ball! Been comparing them for days now outside with range balls and they perform similar to my 718 AP1s ( okay better than my Titleist irons:-). But sound is indeed terrible!  You guys who own them...are they sweeter on the fairway grass??
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:33 PM

How much does ping charge for adjusting the swing weight with hot melt?  I don’t mind the sound but wouldn’t mind a more of a thump


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:54 PM

View PostSteelhead, on 17 April 2018 - 09:19 PM, said:

View Postbrent, on 16 April 2018 - 11:09 AM, said:

G700's perform but they are some of the worst sounding and feeling clubs I have hit. Really disappointing.  I've never been one to say this but its the first club I truly have zero idea if I hit the shot well. Everything feels bad/same.
I agree. Somebody please tell me they sound okay with a premium ball! Been comparing them for days now outside with range balls and they perform similar to my 718 AP1s ( okay better than my Titleist irons:-). But sound is indeed terrible!  You guys who own them...are they sweeter on the fairway grass??

Was really excited about the g700ís but tried the 718 AP1ís as well and am more impressed with those.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 04:58 AM

I tried a full fitting yesterday, G700 and I200.  Same shafts in both (I'm looking to move to graphite due to nagging hand injury).  While the G700 7i was longer (by about 7 yards on average), I ended up leaving with the i200's.  Better feel, better spin, better sound, and frankly better dispersion (and as a kicker, better price)

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 05:58 AM

Lordy these puppies are long. I took my new set out today and flew three Par 3s. The forgiveness means this length is consistent too.

I’m not driven crazy by the sound, but would be curious what filling the heads with foam does.
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:30 AM

Is it against the rules of golf to fill theses heads with foam?

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:46 AM

Sound is great as is feedback particularly compared to the i200 I am coming from that had to be the deadest feeling club in pings long history of dead feeling castings. Best feeling clubs ping made were original machined forgings and then the S55s everything else feels like dead mush.. come on i500s

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 11:31 AM

View Postsfdoddsy, on 18 April 2018 - 05:58 AM, said:

Lordy these puppies are long. I took my new set out today and flew three Par 3s. The forgiveness means this length is consistent too.

I’m not driven crazy by the sound, but would be curious what filling the heads with foam does.

I wouldn't make that assumption.  There's a good amount of potential for inconsistent distance on most unsupported iron head designs.  Time will tell of course.
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:35 AM

View PostAzSuperHack76, on 25 March 2018 - 02:50 PM, said:

View PostWeritoK2, on 25 March 2018 - 02:26 PM, said:

How is distance control against G400 irons? I can't make up my mind between G700 or G400, what I love about G400 is that they stop on a dime and even come back a couple feet when going for the green. I fear G700 won't have that... anyone with some answers about this?

Rick Shiels has his full review up and he addresses the issue. He had very low spin numbers on the launch monitor but quite the opposite response on the course review, pretty cool to see his experience.

https://www.youtube....h?v=hIIJ9_cMBA0

I demo'd the g700's against my g400's, the 700's launched higher and spun more, no noticeable distance gain, that was with the AWT 2.0. Put the Nippon Modus Tour 105 shaft in and the launch went higher, spun even more and saw a significant distance gain.

I was able to hit them side by side on the range today for the first time today and was blown away by the 700's. Felt better, looked better and performed better. I have played the g400's since they have come out and really thought they were awesome. I was hitting the ball pretty good this morning. The poor strikes still really got out there and tended to stay on line a bit more than the 400's.

I look forward to getting the irons on the course sometime this week and I will let you know how they do into the green.

I got fitted for Ping irons.  Hit the G400, I200 and G700's.  The i200 had accuracy but I lost 5 yds of carry over my gamer (588 Altitudes) which are pretty accurate in their own right so I hated to lose distance.
The G700's and G400 got within 2 yds of the distance of my 588's with the AWT and Alta graphite but it took the Modus 105 R flex to switch the G700 into another gear.  It was the last club I tried after hitting balls for over 90 minutes so I was dead tired.  Only one round with them but the distance gains held up on the course and stopping power was not an issue even with surlyn balls.

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G700 Modus ----- 150.2 | 5120 | 18.7*
588's stock steel--145.2 | 5096 | 18.7*
G700 with Alta ----142.8 | 4997 | 19.4*
G700 with AWT----142.6 | 4641 | 18.6*
G700 with PX LZ--140.6 | 5148 | 19.6*
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:15 AM

View Posterock9174, on 19 April 2018 - 08:35 AM, said:

View PostAzSuperHack76, on 25 March 2018 - 02:50 PM, said:

View PostWeritoK2, on 25 March 2018 - 02:26 PM, said:

How is distance control against G400 irons? I can't make up my mind between G700 or G400, what I love about G400 is that they stop on a dime and even come back a couple feet when going for the green. I fear G700 won't have that... anyone with some answers about this?

Rick Shiels has his full review up and he addresses the issue. He had very low spin numbers on the launch monitor but quite the opposite response on the course review, pretty cool to see his experience.

https://www.youtube....h?v=hIIJ9_cMBA0

I demo'd the g700's against my g400's, the 700's launched higher and spun more, no noticeable distance gain, that was with the AWT 2.0. Put the Nippon Modus Tour 105 shaft in and the launch went higher, spun even more and saw a significant distance gain.

I was able to hit them side by side on the range today for the first time today and was blown away by the 700's. Felt better, looked better and performed better. I have played the g400's since they have come out and really thought they were awesome. I was hitting the ball pretty good this morning. The poor strikes still really got out there and tended to stay on line a bit more than the 400's.

I look forward to getting the irons on the course sometime this week and I will let you know how they do into the green.

I got fitted for Ping irons.  Hit the G400, I200 and G700's.  The i200 had accuracy but I lost 5 yds of carry over my gamer (588 Altitudes) which are pretty accurate in their own right so I hated to lose distance.
The G700's and G400 got within 2 yds of the distance of my 588's with the AWT and Alta graphite but it took the Modus 105 R flex to switch the G700 into another gear.  It was the last club I tried after hitting balls for over 90 minutes so I was dead tired.  Only one round with them but the distance gains held up on the course and stopping power was not an issue even with surlyn balls.

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G700 Modus ----- 150.2 | 5120 | 18.7*
588's stock steel--145.2 | 5096 | 18.7*
G700 with Alta ----142.8 | 4997 | 19.4*
G700 with AWT----142.6 | 4641 | 18.6*
G700 with PX LZ--140.6 | 5148 | 19.6*
i200 with Alta-------140.4 | 4950 | 20.1*

Did you demo the G400's with the Modus? I would bet the performance difference between the 400's and the 700's would have been minimal. :)
When I've demo'd both with the AWT and Modus shafts the differences in distance and accuracy were very small (except the $40.00 per club difference).
Enjoy the 700's as both the 400's and 700's are great clubs. I personally prefer the slimmer look on the G Series and 400's but I could game the 700's.
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:47 AM

The G700's are very interesting and may be on to something. A lot of  GI and SGI segment irons deliver on their promise of distance but at the cost of spin and stopping power. The G700's may not be as long as the longest distance irons out there. And they will not spin anywhere close to what a blade can. But Ping seems to have found a way to give a little bit of both worlds which could possibly start putting them in the hands of mid and possibly high single digit handicappers.
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 04:17 PM

View Postbrew4eagle, on 18 April 2018 - 11:31 AM, said:

View Postsfdoddsy, on 18 April 2018 - 05:58 AM, said:

Lordy these puppies are long. I took my new set out today and flew three Par 3s. The forgiveness means this length is consistent too.

I’m not driven crazy by the sound, but would be curious what filling the heads with foam does.

I wouldn't make that assumption.  There's a good amount of potential for inconsistent distance on most unsupported iron head designs.  Time will tell of course.
I have had very consistent distances with the G700 irons.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:45 PM

I just picked up my new G700s today. I canít wait to get to the range this weekend to hit all through the set. Iíve got a round booked next weekend, which will be a good test for turf interaction.



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:27 AM

Ended up going to the range tonight. Iím cautiously optimistic. My new shafts are longer than my old set, so setup needs to be different. It was more noticeable on long irons, and hard to get used to. Ball flight was high and these clubs are super easy to hit with minimal effort. Sound was fine. Feel was mixed, as I could tell when a shot was bad, but not why. This meant I spent lots of time checking the club face to look for a ball pattern.

Back to the range tomorrow I think....

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:32 AM

View Postmjf34g, on 19 April 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

View Posterock9174, on 19 April 2018 - 08:35 AM, said:

View PostAzSuperHack76, on 25 March 2018 - 02:50 PM, said:

View PostWeritoK2, on 25 March 2018 - 02:26 PM, said:

How is distance control against G400 irons? I can't make up my mind between G700 or G400, what I love about G400 is that they stop on a dime and even come back a couple feet when going for the green. I fear G700 won't have that... anyone with some answers about this?



I got fitted for Ping irons.  Hit the G400, I200 and G700's.  The i200 had accuracy but I lost 5 yds of carry over my gamer (588 Altitudes) which are pretty accurate in their own right so I hated to lose distance.
The G700's and G400 got within 2 yds of the distance of my 588's with the AWT and Alta graphite but it took the Modus 105 R flex to switch the G700 into another gear.  It was the last club I tried after hitting balls for over 90 minutes so I was dead tired.  Only one round with them but the distance gains held up on the course and stopping power was not an issue even with surlyn balls.

______________Carry / spin / launch
G700 Modus ----- 150.2 | 5120 | 18.7*
588's stock steel--145.2 | 5096 | 18.7*
G700 with Alta ----142.8 | 4997 | 19.4*
G700 with AWT----142.6 | 4641 | 18.6*
G700 with PX LZ--140.6 | 5148 | 19.6*
i200 with Alta-------140.4 | 4950 | 20.1*

Did you demo the G400's with the Modus? I would bet the performance difference between the 400's and the 700's would have been minimal. :)
When I've demo'd both with the AWT and Modus shafts the differences in distance and accuracy were very small (except the $40.00 per club difference).
Enjoy the 700's as both the 400's and 700's are great clubs. I personally prefer the slimmer look on the G Series and 400's but I could game the 700's.

Just to clarify.. the Modus 105 is a 'no charge' upgrade from Ping as they added the G700 line.  
Since they retroactively apply shaft offerings to their older clubs, you can now order the Ping G or Ping G400 with the Modus 105 for the normal price of $87.50 and $112.50 per club respectively.
I just checked TGW.com to confirm this.  $0 upcharge for Modus on G and G400 irons if you enter the custom specs area on their site.

Getting back to your question, I did not try the Modus in the G400's or i200's which was a fail on my part.

I hit my Altitude irons first at the fitting to get a benchmark and the numbers on those were leading the pack still after 85 minutes into the fitting.  I will say the i200's had better dispersion but were 5 yds shorter.
I really wanted to end up in the g400's or g700's though as I felt like the i200's might be above my skill level in the long run.  Especially not being used to iron heads that small coming from the Altitudes which are hybrid iron like.  Also not getting any younger (turn 42 this year) and wanted to gain a little distance too.  So we shifted the focus back to the G irons.  

Anyhow I was getting tired and I asked if there were any other shafts he thought may work for me.  We tried the Px and it was a mess and then one last ditch effort he threw in the Modus shaft in the g700 and it was like turning on a switch.  First combo that really showed worthwhile gains across the board.    I was exhausted at this point and just said order them.   Had I thought about it more, I probably should have asked the fitter if he could fit in a quick 10 min session at a later date just to get some numbers on the g400/i200 with the Modus just to know what the Modus effect was.  Regret that but at the end of the day I am very happy with the G700's.  I think if it were reversed and I hit the g400 with the Modus, saw gains and never had a chance to try the Modus in the G700's I definitely would have always wondered what the results would have been with that combo.  So I am glad it worked out like it did even though it did cost me $225 more to get the G700's instead of the G400's for my 6 pc set.
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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:10 AM

The modus 105 was a no charge upgrade for the G400 last year as well, at least on my order. Very nice shaft and I have gone through a bunch!!!  Ordered my G700s with it too, now just waiting for some better weather to get them outside.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:58 AM

I received my 5 iron. To my surprise, it wasn't as big as I thought. Maybe I was expecting it to be bigger since reading everyone's thoughts. It appears the same size as my G25's unless I have them side by side and then you can see a difference. With lead tape, the 5i sounded fine, but sound really isn't a deal breaker for me. I am slowly introducing the G700's in my bag, 1 or 2 clubs at a time. I just ordered a 6 and 7 iron. Once I play those, I will decide if I want to order more or keep some g25's in my bag.

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 07:59 AM

View Postbrent, on 16 April 2018 - 11:09 AM, said:

G700's perform but they are some of the worst sounding and feeling clubs I have hit. Really disappointing.  I've never been one to say this but its the first club I truly have zero idea if I hit the shot well. Everything feels bad/same.
Agree 100%. Have owned 47 sets of irons including Pings from way back models to G30s -S56s. The G700s look good but have a cheap feel although that might not be a proper description.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:02 AM

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View PostRodrigoNicely, on 28 March 2018 - 10:07 AM, said:

Always struck me as odd that people would care what something looked like that is designed to strike the ground at a high velocity multiple times. I don't care what they look like as long as they perform

Same could be said for vehicles. Do you wash your car ever ?

Not all that often, thank you.  IF the G700's get scratched up, it bother me in the least if they go straighter and longer than what I am playing currently.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 01:07 PM

Have played a dozen or so rounds since I have had them. I have not noticed any excess wear or unusual bag chatter.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 03:57 PM

View Posthardten, on 22 April 2018 - 07:59 AM, said:

View Postbrent, on 16 April 2018 - 11:09 AM, said:

G700's perform but they are some of the worst sounding and feeling clubs I have hit. Really disappointing.  I've never been one to say this but its the first club I truly have zero idea if I hit the shot well. Everything feels bad/same.
Agree 100%. Have owned 47 sets of irons including Pings from way back models to G30s -S56s. The G700s look good but have a cheap feel although that might not be a proper description.

IMO they look awful and Ping continues with that horrible finish and those irons look even worse after a few rounds.  It's difficult to understand their thinking.

Edited by wjdpar1, 25 April 2018 - 03:58 PM.


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#263 AzSuperHack76

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 04:09 PM

View Postwjdpar1, on 25 April 2018 - 03:57 PM, said:

View Posthardten, on 22 April 2018 - 07:59 AM, said:

View Postbrent, on 16 April 2018 - 11:09 AM, said:

G700's perform but they are some of the worst sounding and feeling clubs I have hit. Really disappointing.  I've never been one to say this but its the first club I truly have zero idea if I hit the shot well. Everything feels bad/same.
Agree 100%. Have owned 47 sets of irons including Pings from way back models to G30s -S56s. The G700s look good but have a cheap feel although that might not be a proper description.

IMO they look awful and Ping continues with that horrible finish and those irons look even worse after a few rounds.  It's difficult to understand their thinking.

You have a set that has worn badly?

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:15 PM

Have played a few more rounds, and have hit them at outside range a number of times and indoors on launch monitor, since my initial post.  No unusual wear.  Still perform very well.  And unlike others, I'm not bothered by the sound nor is it hard for me to feel when I've hit a bad shot--those do happen, alas, due to operator error and I usually feel it instantly as it leaves the club.  Very happy with them and they ain't goin' nowhere.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:05 PM

I was looking for a 6-iron that would be easy to hit, forgiving, and give me the distance I was hoping to get from the longest iron I play in my bag. The G700 with one of the stock Recoil shafts has been fantastic and has exceeded my expectations. The graphite shaft probably provides softer feel in this head than would be possible with a steel shaft, and I would describe the feel at impact as pleasantly "crisp" rather than harsh. I haven't seen any unusual clubhead wear - at least not yet. Turf interaction has been good, and the clubhead hides its size very well. I have been so pleased with the G700 that I may decide to replace a few more of my Ping G irons with this amazing club.


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:20 AM

I had my first round with my G700s today. Overall, Iím really happy. First impressions are:

1.  The clubs are long, and the high flight from the simulator happens on the course.

2.  I found some clubs didnít interact well with the turf. This is me, not the clubs, but means I need to be careful to set different irons up differently.

3. Pitching and chipping from less than 80 yards was ok, but the clubs didnít feel as good when I was taking speed off them. Again, maybe thatís me.

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 07:42 PM

Everyone finding these a club longer?

Bag: PING Hoofer Camo
Driver: PING G30 11* SF Tec

Wood: Empty

Hybrid: Cobra F8 22*

Irons: Wishon Sterling SL 5-GW
Wedge: Vokey SM5 54/58/62*

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 08:15 PM

They look incredibly easy to hit...I wonder if they'll release the next i-series with same  design

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 08:20 PM

View Post9woodfan, on 29 April 2018 - 07:42 PM, said:

Everyone finding these a club longer?

I came from 588 Altitudes.  
After 4 rounds with The G700ís according to Game Golf my typical distance with the 6, 7, 8 and 9 irons is 6 yds longer with the G700ís. The UW and and PW go the same as my Altitudes thus far.
Driver: Taylormade M3 12* FGS+
Hybrids: Exotics Xrail 20*/23*/26*
Irons: Ping G700 6-UW
Wedges: Cleveland CBX 56* / Callaway Sure Out 60*/64*

Putter: Ping Tyne H
Bag: Sun Mountain Four 5

Tracking: Game Golf

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 08:27 PM

View Postjunior79, on 29 April 2018 - 08:15 PM, said:

They look incredibly easy to hit...I wonder if they'll release the next i-series with same  design
I saw a picture somewhere of what was believe to be an I version of these in a pros bag... not a whole set but at least one.

Bag: PING Hoofer Camo
Driver: PING G30 11* SF Tec

Wood: Empty

Hybrid: Cobra F8 22*

Irons: Wishon Sterling SL 5-GW
Wedge: Vokey SM5 54/58/62*

Putter: TaylorMade Ardmore Red
Work done by Dan's Custom Golf


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