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Anybody know anything about Ping TFC100 shaft from a few years back?


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#1 KSP

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:09 PM

I picked up a nice and cheap set of Zing 2 irons in my preferred orange dot.  However,  they had a graphite tfc 100 shafts.  For the price I bought them, I figured it was worth a shot.  I like the clubs overall, but I’ve never played superlight graphite shafts in my irons, so I’m having a little adjustment.  I’m not necessarily even planning on playing these full time, but I always liked the zing 2s and wanted to own a set.  

Anyway, I can’t find anything on these except for the weight, which is apparently 71-86 grams for reg-stiff.  

I was just curious if anyone had experience or have heard much about these stock ping shafts from a few years back.   Also, generally speaking, what kind of dispersion do you expect from graphite shafted irons (vs steel) now and 10-15 years ago.  

Thx

Edited by KSP, 16 April 2018 - 12:11 PM.


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#2 Stuart G.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:32 PM

I played them (the stiffs) for a few years (in a set of i5's). Generally somewhat soft to flex and mid-high launch.   Not really a good fit for me, but that's not really  the shafts fault.   I struggled with both the soft profile and the light weight for a couple of years before I gave up and went to a graphite shaft in the 95-100 gm range with a firmer profile  (e.g. like the recoil 95, SF i95 and vs-proto 100's).

Dispersion is not about age (at least not for anything less then 20 years old) - or even whether they are graphite vs steel.   It's not even a characteristic of the shaft at all.   It's ALL about how well the weight and the stiffness profile fit your swing and your personal preferences.

EDIT: If they feel too light or too soft - they probably are and dispersion can suffer because of it. Although keep in mind that Ping's generally swing weight lighter then most other OEM irons - and that can also be a source for the club feeling too light.

Edited by Stuart G., 16 April 2018 - 12:35 PM.


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:43 AM

The TFC 100 was a bit before the Pro Launch Blue and VS Proto  were put in Ping gear.
The Blue and VS were a big step forward !!
I had stock graphites, a 350 shaft, in Ping i 3 oversize in around 1999/2000  after some upper back issues....
With my then slow swing speed i wasn't over working the shafts.
Fast forward 10 years, more healthy, back repaired, i'm over powering NS Pro 950's in...Titleist 681's !!!
2018  9th Nov

Ping i15  11 degrees
Ping i 25 5 wood 18 degrees or
Cally X2Hot 4 wood 17 degrees

Mizuno MP37  4 to PW (47)  DG R300 The Find LOVE EM


Vokey 54/10 SM Vokey SM5 50 08 F and 60 11 K

Titleist Scotty Mid Slant Pro Platinum at 35.

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