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BEST PING IRONS ALL TIME


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#31 SOONERMAGIC

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:38 AM

Dont get me wrong my course is a Ping course, but am I the only one who thinks Ping irons are repulsive?  I just cant get used to the hideous look of their irons.  Now the i15 driver thru hybrid are just sexy.


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#32 mat562

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:41 AM

The beryllium copper Eye 2 was Ping's magnum opus.

I've got a set in the cupboard that will never be sold. Find a nicely aged set that haven't been dunked in Brasso by some muppet and you've got some bona fide classics.

Edited by mat562, 12 July 2010 - 07:45 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:06 AM

Really like my S58 irons...

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:18 AM

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

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


BeCu Eye 2s. I like them much better than the +s, despite the weaker lofts.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:26 AM

The i3+ blades.


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Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:15 PM

Eye 2 + no +.

The best of both worlds and only made for around 6 months.

Like Mat, I have a set of 1 thru LW BeCu that will never be sold.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:26 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.

Thanks for sharing the middle school world view.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:27 PM

I don't think it's fair for me to vote seeing how my i15's are the first set of Pings I have ever owned! But they are fantastic! Everything you could want in an iron. They are accurate enough for the good days and forgiving enough for the bad days. I have never played a better all around iron before, and trust me, like many of you, I have played nearly every irons set out there!! I liked them so much I immediately went to an all Ping bag! Great Stuff!

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:35 PM

Eye2+ or plus-no-plus. I have both sets and could put them in the bag anytime and go out and shoot a decent round. Would just have to club up due to loft difference over today's irons but they are just as forgiving.
TM AB TP 9.5 -White Tie 60X4
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or Ping Eye2 4-L zz65
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:42 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.
Picking the beryllium Eye 2 as the answer to the OP's question was a doddle.

A much harder proposition is trying to come up with a reason to justify this utterly pointless post. Aside from contributing precisely nothing to the thread, it's patently duff info.



Edited by mat562, 12 July 2010 - 03:55 PM.


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Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:55 PM

i3+ (no blades) with z-z65 shafts for this mid-handicapper.  Forgiving enough when I'm not at my best and able to hit "all the shots" (well, at least all the shots I have) when I'm on.  Hit it low, hit it high, hit a hook around a tree ... I can't fade the ball very well, its either straight or a horrific slice (but I think that's the "indian not the arrow" as they say).

I hear this i5 talk constantly, but can't comment as I've never played them.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:56 PM

View PostORLANDOZAC13, on 12 July 2010 - 07:38 AM, said:

Dont get me wrong my course is a Ping course, but am I the only one who thinks Ping irons are repulsive?  I just cant get used to the hideous look of their irons.  Now the i15 driver thru hybrid are just sexy.
Pings look better and better every time I miss a shot that ends up close.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:56 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.


It must the the "get in the hole" guy. You're the man.
Anyways - it has to be the Eye2 in whatever guise. Anything else in the PIng range is transient at best compared to the longevity and mass appeal of the Eye2.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:28 PM

Take your pick.  i3 Blade, i10, i15.  All three outstanding irons.
Play the most forgiving clubs that you like the looks of.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:28 PM

View Postsuavemilagro, on 11 July 2010 - 03:15 PM, said:

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.

suavemilagro or anyone - I purchased a used set of eye2+'s because I like the lower bounce compared to the more current Ping offerings.  I really picked up on your statement "with a modern shaft", I think my current eye2+ shaft is just a little too stiff for me.  Which "modern shaft" would you recommend?

Thanks,
paul


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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:20 PM

I'm on my second set of ISI-S and have played everything going back to the Ping EYE.  I hope to hit the Ping Anser iron as soon as they come out.  Not a fan of the S58 or S57

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:37 PM

This thread makes me laugh but in a good way. I play ping and have done so since i started playing golf three years ago when i was handed my grandfathers old set of zing irons w/ becu wedges plus tisi tec woods but thats not the point. The point is that you can ask five different ping guys and get five different answers for there favorite irons. Fans of ping find there niche in an iron line, and live and die by that line until they can no longer play it.

Another interesting thread would be to ask a scotty ho to pick his favorite putter and see how many times he weebles and woobles (kinda like the football lol).

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:34 PM

Eye 2 BECUs are the best.

Would they be appropriate for a newbie

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:02 AM

I like my i3+Blades

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:36 AM

1)  Eye2 - S400
2)  G15 - ZZ65
3)  i3+ - ZZ65

I have owned them all - time will tell on the G15s but these are solidly in the bag for the foreseeable future.  I do have a set of Eye2s (1-LW) just in case.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:39 AM

I3+ blade were great irons :good:
TM M2 460 9.5* w/Rogue 70X
TM SLDR 15* w/Whiteboard 83X
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:44 AM

[/quote]

suavemilagro or anyone - I purchased a used set of eye2+'s because I like the lower bounce compared to the more current Ping offerings.  I really picked up on your statement "with a modern shaft", I think my current eye2+ shaft is just a little too stiff for me.  Which "modern shaft" would you recommend?

Thanks,
paul
[/quote]

You could always try the JZ shaft - stiff or regular.  I don't think it is available for new orders, but for a re-shaft, who knows?  They apparently play a little softer to flex.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:59 AM

Trying to be unbiased its difficult to say anything but the eye2s.

But I think for a personal answer, the Ping player will always tell you either the first set they got fit to them, or the set they played their best golf with.

Rapture v1 for me.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:01 PM

S57 with KBS are very good. Prior to that I hit the O size 3 with JZ stiff and I liked them as well.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:07 PM

Eye2 in any variation followed closely by the i5, which in my opinion has been the closest replacement to the Eye2.


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Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:38 PM

I have s57 in 5-PW and they are so nice and easy to hit, that said I have a set of s56's on order with a tour S GW (thx to being runner up in our member guest)
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:03 PM

30+ year Ping man here....I have owned and played every model of Ping irons since the Ping Eye (except the s series)...Played the Eye 2 for 19 years and guess it would be #1 but the G series are great for many...love my G15's...Bob 6 hdcp

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:14 PM

I love the look and feel of newer PING irons but the GOAT is the EYE2...

Edited by 1970.gpp, 18 March 2017 - 08:23 AM.

Driver: PING G (10.5) : PING Alta 55 (S)
5-Wood: PING G (17.5) : PING Alta 65 (S)
4-Hybrid: PING G (22) : PING Alta 70 (S)
5-Hybrid: PING G (26) : PING Alta 70 (S)
7-Iron-LW: PING G30 : PING AWT 2.0 (S)
Putter: PING Cadence TR Ketsch Traditional
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Driver: Cobra F7 (10.5) : Fujikura Pro 60 (S)
5-Wood: Cobra F7 (17.5) : Fujikura Pro 65 (S)
6-Iron-SW: Cobra F7 OL : UST Mamiya Recoil 110 (S)
Putter: PING Cadence TR Rustler Heavy

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 03:10 PM

I replaced my 15 year old Lynx Parallax with new i5's. I didn't keep them long. It was before I understood the custom port tech. Even though I liked Ping I keep thinking the port took away from a pure strike. I kick myself now for getting rid of them. I came back to Ping last year with some Eye +no+. Had them reshafted with PX satin 5.5. Just regripped with leather Gripmaster perforated. I plan on keeping these. My favorite Ping irons. (I also love my G5 hybrids)

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:44 PM

One of the saddest day of golf was in Feb. I sold my eye 2 3-lw during groovegate.
Made a killing, but those are the best irons of all time.
Have not hit an iron shot worth anything since.


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