Chris_NH, on Nov 16 2009, 04:17 PM, said:
CosmosMpower, on Nov 16 2009, 01:30 PM, said:
Wait a second. You want to go from Ping's most forgiving SGI style iron to their least forgiving nearly blade style iron? That is a big difference in forgiveness. I would say if you're not a single digit probably jump to something like the i5/i15 before going to the S57. Even the i10's are pretty harsh compared to the Raptures.
I'm about a 15 and couldn't even deal with the punishment from miss-hits on the i5's so I ended up with all G10's and couldn't be happier. I had several approach shots that I caught on the toe yesterday and thought would be short but still trickled onto the green. You won't get that with a S57.
My experience has been a bit different. I've been playing Zing2s and am a 14 handicap (although my iron play is probably the strongest part of my game, overall), and looking to buy something newer (I'll admit - I just want some "new toys"). I bought the S57s and was, frankly, a bit afraid of them before they arrived - primarily because of many of the "unforgiving" comments.
I personally think the forgiving-vs-unforgiving thing is overplayed a bit. I have found I hit the S57s very well and, in just about all cases, a bad shot with the S57s comes from a swing that would produce a bad shot with the Zing2s or anything else I was holding at the time. I really haven't been able to identify any shots where I felt like the S57s were more "penal" than the Zing2s or Callaway X20 Tours (the other club that is under consideration for me).
My suggestion to the original poster - try them as much as possible at a golf shop, or a loaner set if you can make that happen. But then, buy some used ones in good condition. If you find them unduly penal, sell them and move onto something else. There's no reason to get married to a set of irons (especially since we're in the forum for "golf swingers") ;-)
Thanks you very much for your comments. This is exactly what I wanted!
Yes CosmosMpower, I am very tired at my crappy irons and I am going to buy something harder.. It is no feel in my irons and I am looking forward to be able to control the ball all little more than this. I can hit a draw, fade, low and high with this irons. But it is not so controlled as I could be. I am way better than this s*** clubs. I bought this golfclubs for 900$ in Stockholm, Sweden because I felt like now after my 4 years brake I wanted to hit forgiving Irons. My handicap was then 18 and now I am down at 9. This club has helped me a lot when I couldn't his the ball so well but now I am hitting the ball very well.
I am looking forward to try the S57 and i15 at Golfsmith in Florida. Someone that has been to a Golfsmith store? Anything else I should try?
Maybe I shouldn't buy the S57 now because Ping are releasing a new one in Sep 2010 and then mine will be less valuable.
Edited by William Odin, 17 November 2009 - 02:04 AM.