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BEST PING IRONS ALL TIME


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#1 lawrencedc1

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:43 AM

as title suggests, wondering which set has led the pack?


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:48 AM

For me it's the i5's. Will never get rid of my set. Followed by i3's and eye 2's.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:55 AM

definitely i5's. followed by eye2 becu's.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 09:00 AM

I would second the i5's.  I have had a couple of sets of these.  Now, I am approaching 40, my swing has changed and slowed a bit.  I just picked up a set of i5's with WRX DGR300's...the R300's help keep the ball down with the i5 head.  It is a great combination.

1. i5
2. i3 and eye2
3. S58's

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:24 AM

S58's


BeCu Eye 2


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:26 AM

I'd say toss up between the i5 and Eye 2.  The i5s have a bit more modern lofts and look, but there's something nice and alluring about the Eye 2s.  I play the Eye 2, but I wouldn't hesitate to pick up i5s to alternate if I found a good deal.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:38 AM

I/3+ blades
Titleist 905S 8.5º 757x

Titleist 906f2 13.5º PX 7A3

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:41 AM

Hi,  I would have to go with the eye two.  While some others like the i5 are great, the eye twos were so ahead of their time. So many eye two users skpped upgrading to many new  Ping models and stuck with the eye twos.  People still purchase them now.  Mac

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:00 PM

Eye 2+ are the best of the best IMO.  PING engineers took the best qualities of the Eye2 and made it better. For an iron to be a staple on all the tours 20+ years after its debut says it all.
The new Anser forged look to be pretty amazing.
TM M2'16 10*  Project X - Even Flow Blue - 65 6.5
Bridgestone J15f 3+ 14* - GD Tour AD TP 7x
Bridgestone J40 18* Diamana Ahina 70x
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Bridgestone J15DF 4-W N.S.Pro Modus3 120x
Bridgestone J15 Black 50* DG S400
Fourteen RM-22 58/12 KBS 610 S+
Odyssey White Hot Pro #7 w/Super Stroke Slim 3.0
Bridgestone B330s

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:05 PM

View PostDallasPanic, on 11 July 2010 - 12:00 PM, said:

Eye 2+ are the best of the best IMO.  PING engineers took the best qualities of the Eye2 and made it better. For an iron to be a staple on all the tours 20+ years after its debut says it all.
The new Anser forged look to be pretty amazing.


No doubt that the eye2's were the most popular iron ever and ahead of their time.  The thing I didn't like about them was the amount of offset in the short irons.  It seemed like progressive offset in irons came within the last 10-12 years.


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:09 PM

Looking at performance only, I'd have to give it to the G15 irons.  They are silly easy to hit and provide very consistent yardage/trajectory.

Overall, I'm still a big fan of the Zings.  Not sure how something so ugly could look so pretty.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 03:04 PM

Longevity proves Eye/Eye2+ is best ever Ping design.

View Postlawrencedc1, on 11 July 2010 - 08:43 AM, said:

as title suggests, wondering which set has led the pack?

Yonex ezone 380 10* Rexis M-1 shaft
Cleveland Mashie hybrid 15.5* Miyazaki
Cleveland Mashie hybrid 20.5* Miyazaki
Ping S56 4-9 Nippon 950 steel shaft
Ping Gorge 47*, 52* ,56* Nippon 950
KZG 100% milled center shaft putter

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 03:15 PM

yes, Eye 2/+ with a modern shaft cannot be beat for the recreational golfer.   One of the few sets that the wedges are as good as the irons, you can have a smooth transition all the way to lob wedge.   And by smooth transition I mean the 3/4 iron is as easy to hit as the wedges.  Just fantastic top to bottom, and very affordable.  Fantastic club.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 03:45 PM

G10's
Cobra Orange Bio Cell 'ahina 70
Adams 3446-F 16* Diamana Redboard 73 (Tour issue)
Adams Super LS XTD Fairway 19* Matrix 7X3 White Tie (Tour issue)
Adams Super Hybrid XTD Ti 21* Fubuki Axe
Ping i20 5-UW KBS Tour
Callaway X-forged MD C-grind 53* and 58* KBS Tour
Scotty Cameron Squareback w/ Salty Jumbo

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:25 PM

SO I guess its a race between the Eye 2's and I5's . what's the clear differentiation btw the two?



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Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:38 PM

i5's... but i still punch myself when i remember selling my s58's...

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:52 PM

View PostChief71, on 11 July 2010 - 09:00 AM, said:

I would second the i5's.  I have had a couple of sets of these.  Now, I am approaching 40, my swing has changed and slowed a bit.  I just picked up a set of i5's with WRX DGR300's...the R300's help keep the ball down with the i5 head.  It is a great combination.

1. i5
2. i3 and eye2
3. S58's

Play the same setup and has been the best of the PINGs that i have played.   turn 41 next week and the R300 are great.
Cobra Fly Z, Fubuki
Cobra Fly Z 3 wood
18 Cobra DWS
PING Rapture Hy 21
PING G series 5-pw
PING Glide 56
Odyssey Milled #9

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:57 PM

If Pings were any good, there would be more winners playing Pings on the PGA. Callaway irons rule the roost.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 07:29 PM

View Postpdx5, on 11 July 2010 - 06:57 PM, said:

If Pings were any good, there would be more winners playing Pings on the PGA. Callaway irons rule the roost.

lol nice.  there's a few guys on tour now that have been there for years and if you check the witb pics week after week they have the same i5, i3 blades, eye 2, etc.  wait didnt bubba just win with s59s?

Those cally guys just put the newest cally iron in the bag.  The Ping players are playing their holy grail, and the cally guys are waiting for callaway to make something worthy of the title holy grail.  Phil Mickelson would shoot in the 50's with i5's and you know it.   :smilie_ping:

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 07:58 PM

ISI.  All three (steel, copper and nickel) are great.

PING  G 10.5°
PING  G 16.5°
PING  i25 22°
Callaway  XHP 5-AW
PING  Glide 2.0 54° ES, 58° ES
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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:27 PM

1. i15
2. S57

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:43 PM

I bought some TM R7's in 2007 instead of i5's (I was torn between the two). As I got better (and a set of Bridgstone GC Mids in between), I made the move to Ping this March.
However, instead of buying the new i15's, I ordered the i5's with KBS Tour shafts.
I will never look back. These are the best irons out there whether you are a 2 or a 20.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:47 PM

If the thread is about the best performing Ping irons of all time, rather than nostalgia (i.e. it was a great iron for its time), then for me it is the S-58's with zz-65 shafts, hands down.

Edited by Ugo DeRosa, 12 July 2010 - 11:41 AM.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:53 PM

i10

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 11:46 PM

I don't think anything will ever surpass the longevity and sales numbers for the Eye/Eye 2+ series because manufacturing cycles and intended product life are much shorter, but I have a funny feeling the new Ping forged irons will register some impressive numbers when it comes to sales.


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 11:50 PM

I sure like my s59's.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 11:52 PM

Love my i5s with z-z65 shafts.  Last good looking Ping iron IMO.  Have my eye on the i15s, but can't get over all the plastic in the cavity.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:06 AM

If we are all agreeing its between the Eye 2+ and the i5, I would go for the Eye 2+.  The main difference being the steel shaft.  The Ping Eye 2+ came in the KTM or JZ steel which most people could play.  The i5 steel shaft CS Lite was a terrible shaft that so many on this site, including me, have stated ballooned their golf ball.  Sure if you had the same Dynamic Gold shaft in both irons and then compared, I would still go for the Eye 2+ as their wedges are much better.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 04:42 AM

I'd have to say the i15's.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:32 AM

Ping eye 2's were revolutionary... They may not be the best structurally, but historically they win. hands down


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