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#1 sfdoddsy

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:00 AM

On a drunken whim the other day I bought some Ping G700 irons. Being impatient (and drunk) and since they were on sale I bought them with the stock AWT shaft, stock blue dot lie, and stock grips.

After a couple of practice rounds I'm a little concerned.

I've hit some great shots with them (albeit not as many as I hit in the simulator). But also more pull hooks (my bad shot) than I'd like.

It could be me adjusting to the extra offset. Or the lie being too upright. Or the shaft being a little flexy.

But they also feel very light to me.

Ping (in Australia) are quoting $40 a club to adjust the swing weight. This seems a tad excessive.

So has anyone removed the removable screw and experimented with foam or yarn to change swing weight and/or feel?

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:27 AM

They were on sale ??
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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:10 AM

There is some sort of goo already in the head. It has not filled the whole cavity but there is some in there. I canít see yarn changing the swingweight much.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:21 AM

Lead tape can be used to increase swingweight.  I'd experiment that way to see if that helps with the problem before exploring options involving removing the screw and stuffing the head.
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Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:44 PM

Put some lead tape on the head to get to the weight you like then weigh it and remove the grip and put lead powder/cork down the shaft.


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:08 PM

View Postlawsonman, on 13 April 2018 - 06:27 AM, said:

They were on sale ??

He's still drunk mate
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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:15 PM

I can't answer your question - but I will agree with you on how light they are. I liked them in the bay at PGA SS, but outdoors I didn't like them at all.

They head is incredibly light and felt like hitting a hollow pipe at impact. Definitely need to get these fitted because I feel like some people will need higher swingweights than stock and that'll change the shaft behavior.
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:16 PM

View Postlawsonman, on 13 April 2018 - 06:27 AM, said:

They were on sale ??

Yep, got them for 20% off.
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 08:01 PM

You could try this stuff:

https://www.golfwork...ringe/p/gw0035/

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:14 PM

Tip weights...

Try lead tape first, see what weight works well for you, then add tip weights. They are cheap and not permanent.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:25 AM

I thought Ping pulled licenses of any seller selling their clubs at a discount?

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:01 AM

View PostMr. Wolfe, on 16 April 2018 - 10:25 AM, said:

I thought Ping pulled licenses of any seller selling their clubs at a discount?

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They do IF they catch the retailer doing that.  No way of knowing what the OP was told, but I'd be surprised if a retailer discounted a new set from either Ping or Titleist; losing your account with them will cost you far more than the additional sales you might make on that club.  And you WILL lose your account.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:52 PM

View PostNessism, on 13 April 2018 - 07:21 AM, said:

Lead tape can be used to increase swingweight.  I'd experiment that way to see if that helps with the problem before exploring options involving removing the screw and stuffing the head.

sound advice right here.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:31 PM

View Postbluedot, on 16 April 2018 - 11:01 AM, said:

View PostMr. Wolfe, on 16 April 2018 - 10:25 AM, said:

I thought Ping pulled licenses of any seller selling their clubs at a discount?

Mr. Wolfe

They do IF they catch the retailer doing that.  No way of knowing what the OP was told, but I'd be surprised if a retailer discounted a new set from either Ping or Titleist; losing your account with them will cost you far more than the additional sales you might make on that club.  And you WILL lose your account.

And Ping is very good at catching those retailers. I'm not sure why a retailer would be that stupid to discount a brand new release.
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 04:26 AM

View Postlawsonman, on 16 April 2018 - 06:31 PM, said:

View Postbluedot, on 16 April 2018 - 11:01 AM, said:

View PostMr. Wolfe, on 16 April 2018 - 10:25 AM, said:

I thought Ping pulled licenses of any seller selling their clubs at a discount?

Mr. Wolfe

They do IF they catch the retailer doing that.  No way of knowing what the OP was told, but I'd be surprised if a retailer discounted a new set from either Ping or Titleist; losing your account with them will cost you far more than the additional sales you might make on that club.  And you WILL lose your account.

And Ping is very good at catching those retailers. I'm not sure why a retailer would be that stupid to discount a brand new release.

The retailer was having a Masters sale and offering 10% of everything. I conned them into adding more since I am a regualr.

:)

But back to the topic in hand.

Being the experimental type I removed the plug in the toe of the PW and did some exploration.

Firstly, the head is indeed hollow.

It is, however, not empty.

There is an amount of sticky stuff (hot melt?) in there that can be discovered adhering to things you insert. I assume that is how Ping swingweights them.

I resisted the temptation to go straight to squirting flexible low expansion foam into the hole.

Instead I have stuffed as much yarn as I could squeeze in.

It was a tedious process and I have no idea how much is in there or how much it weighs.

Iím going to take them out tomorrow and see if there isany difference in feel, sound or performance.

I hope not because Iím not looking forward to repeating the process with the other clubs.

Edited by sfdoddsy, 24 April 2018 - 04:27 AM.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:49 AM

Any updates??

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:30 AM

Yep. Took it out today. I only had a couple of shots with the wedge but I couldn't detect any real difference either positive or negative.

I'll try it again on the weekend.
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Posted 02 May 2018 - 03:36 PM

You should add some speed foam that TM uses... Iím in debate to add some to a iron or 2

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 06:18 PM

I’d try the Golfworks Head Tac with Tungstwn Powder added to get the weight up. Otherwise I would think it would take a lot of the Head Tac alone to change the weight very much.
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Posted 27 June 2018 - 08:35 PM

DONT TRY SPRAY FOAM !

I decided to try and fill my Gap wedge with "Great Stuff" spray urethane foam, didn't go so well.

The straw fit snugly into the hole, I then pressed the trigger for about 2 seconds, watched the foam go inside.

When I pulled the straw out,,  BAM!!!!!! it blew  all over my work bench and me. An hour later and one pissed off wife the garage was cleaned and very little in wedge.


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 02:32 PM

You could add hotmelt (rat glue) inside the heads.

The screw comes out easily enough just use a driver wrench (T25 Torx) and that gives you access to the inside of the head.

When I say hotmelt I donít mean the type you get from Bunnings for a craft project.

Iíve got a Champ 3 hotmelt gun and the ďgolf specificĒ hotmelt pellets to go with it, this is the same as what is used on Tour for swing weight/acoustic purposes etc.
This type of hotmelt doesnít go hard and brittle, it stays tacky for the life of the glue.


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:58 PM

How much does the hot melt change the sound & feel of the 700 iron ?   Any experience ?

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 03:12 AM

View PostDblEgl, on 28 June 2018 - 06:58 PM, said:

How much does the hot melt change the sound & feel of the 700 iron ?   Any experience ?

I havenít done one yet, but based on experience having done driving iron hollow style clubs before it should make a big difference to the acoustics.

Must lower resonant frequency at lower amplitude, so softer and lower pitch 😉

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 08:16 PM

Couldnít a heavier screw be added ?
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