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BEST PING IRONS ALL TIME


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#61 duffer888

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:58 AM

I was never a Ping fan, but the i5s got me interested.  Never purchased them, but the i15s I just found used a few weeks ago seem to be working pretty good.  I'm not thrilled about all the junk, but that junk makes them feel (or is that sound?) more like a forged iron, which is what I started with.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 11:10 AM

 inkoo4, on 12 July 2010 - 10:26 AM, said:

The i3+ blades.

+2

Mine have Rifle 6.5s from Wrx. Pure sweetness. Still in the bag.

And yes, I have owned a set of BeCu Eye2s as well. Just play better with the i3+ for some reason.

Do wish I still had that old copper set though. Damn. :(

Edited by CVGolfer, 21 July 2010 - 11:10 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:07 PM

Owning (or owned at one time) the following sets: Eye2 Plus No Plus, Eye2 stainless, Eye2 BeCu, ISI Nickle, ISI Becu, i3 blade, i5s, G10s and S58s I would say this:

Best peforming - tie between S58s and ISI
Most Nostalgic - Eye2 Becu
Best Looking - Tie, Eye2 and ISI BeCu

I sold the 58s and regret it.  
I sold the i5s and really regret it (stupid CS lite shaft)
I sold the G10s (soles were too wide and they were just too big)
I game the ISIs (both Nickle and BeCu) and love them, like throwing darts  Easier to get the long irons up with the offset
I would game the Eye2 BeCus but I just hit the ball too high with them.
I may be in the minority, but I never liked the Eye2 Plus wedge sole grind.

Edited by dieselglen, 21 July 2010 - 01:09 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:11 PM

 pdx5, 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.

UHHHHHHH The win list for Ping including all tour's this year is amazing.....they have a lot of gold plated putters to make, and one solid gold so far.


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:29 PM

 weissdabigman, on 13 July 2010 - 01:34 PM, said:

Eye 2 BECUs are the best.

Would they be appropriate for a newbie


My BeCu Eye 2, equipped with G Loomis Tour shafts are one of the best sets I have ever played.(Still have them, but do not play them).

For a beginner, I would recommend finding a set of Eye 2 or Eye 2+ in stainless (much less expensive, and unless abused unlikely to depreciate significantly). If the 2(s) work well then think about the BeCu's. If you need repair or regrooove, it is impartant to note that Ping will not work on BeCu irons due to the toxicity of berrylium.)


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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:40 PM

The I5's are just sick.  The Eye2's were great and still some guys around bagging them.  But I can think of quite a few tour players that are not contracted still playing the I5's.  Love them...just love them.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:45 PM

Zing 2's, and Im serious. Phenominal irons in terms of forgiveness, distance, and playability

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:00 PM

 PingG10guy, on 11 July 2010 - 07:29 PM, said:

 pdx5, 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:

I forget, what was the guy swinging who just dismantled the old course and the field playing it...that's right

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:52 PM

My first set of Pings is my Rapture V2s.  They replaced my R7 XDs which replaced My Great Big Berthas....

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:53 AM

 pdx5, 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.

mmmm. 1st and 2nd in the open this year at St Andrews?

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:41 AM

I've tried all of the new Ping irons and keep coming back to the G2's. Narrower sole, less junk in the cavity, and the interaction with the turf is better for me.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:30 AM

 pdx5, 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.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 01:40 PM

I've used Pings since the eye2+ days and for me the best irons are the i5's. (uk scratch and + during most of this time).

I had some i3+ irons which i really really liked, but the offset was just a bit too much.

If they built some i3+ irons with minimal offset, the nice long blade length and legal for elite play  after the recent changes grooves i would immediately buy 2 sets and retire from the club purchasing game for ever.

As an aside, what the hell happened to pings easy to hit clubs in the last few years. They now all look like bricks on a stick. Massive soles. No thanks.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 02:13 PM

+1 on the Eye2 BeCu.   Quite possibly the best Irons ever....from any manufacturer!

I play Ping irons, Eye 2 stainless early season to get the game in shape, and S59's once we're in "full swing" (excuse the pun!)

Eye2 though, has to be the easiest to hit, do it all iron ever produced doesnt it?!!

Oh and the SW.......well nuff said!

Edited by kilmidyke, 24 July 2010 - 02:14 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2010 - 04:03 PM

The Eye2BeCu's are the holy grail of Ping irons, hands down, they are with out a doubt IMO the coolest looking golf clubs ever made.  

I have owned a set of Eye 2+ SS's and thought they were great but played 1/3 blades for many years and think they are great, just something about how they look at address.  

Currently I am playing the I15's and they are great clubs, I did take my I/3 blades to the range with me to day and hit a few shots, I am seriously thinking about switching back to them, the amount of offset is just perfect for my eye, and while the I15 long irons are easier to hit the amount of offset in them throws off my alignment.  

As others have said the I5's are great, as well as the S58's which may be the easiest to hit blade style of irons ever made...EVER.  

So Best Ping irons of all time? depends on what you are looking for:
Cool factor-BeCu Eye 2's, still great performers as well
Blades-S58
Combo of forgivness and workability I15's
Pure forgivness-Rapture series.  
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Posted 25 July 2010 - 06:35 PM

Hands down its got to be the Eye 2s.  I wanted a set of these so bad when I was growing up.  I truly believe I would played 4 or 5 shots better had I been able to afford them.  They were truly revolutionary.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:23 PM

Played ISI BeCu for 12 years.  Upgraded to the s58's (z-z65 shaft).  They are IMO the best player's irons out there.  I've tried the s56's and although they are great clubs, just something about the s58's...

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:31 PM

Good timing on this post, just put the old faithfuls back in the bag and LOVE THEM....i3+ Blades with AWT's and WRX radius grinds and swingweights...butter! Most of my irons come and go but these babies will always have a home with me...BB
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:54 PM

This may be my favorite forum.  I'm a Ping fan who used to play Titleist irons. 6 handicap.  For my money, you can't go wrong with the i5s or the i15s.  I have both sets.  The i5s are very forgiving, the i15s have a better ball flight and are very long; 1/2 club on full shots.

Either way, you get a great set of irons solid thru the whole set.  I had i10s for a while, but the long irons were tough to hit.  

Good responses to this question BTW. Except that Callaway guy; not sure what that was about.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:36 PM

 Big Ben, on 03 October 2010 - 04:31 PM, said:

Good timing on this post, just put the old faithfuls back in the bag and LOVE THEM....i3+ Blades with AWT's and WRX radius grinds and swingweights...butter! Most of my irons come and go but these babies will always have a home with me...BB


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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:39 PM

 Big Ben, on 03 October 2010 - 04:31 PM, said:

Good timing on this post, just put the old faithfuls back in the bag and LOVE THEM....i3+ Blades with AWT's and WRX radius grinds and swingweights...butter! Most of my irons come and go but these babies will always have a home with me...BB


The only irons that I regret selling were the i3+ blades.  I have tried each Ping offering since, and nothing since has suited me as well.  I was thinking about ordering a set of the i3+ blades with modern shafts.  I was thinking about the KBS Tours, but the AWT is an interesting idea.  How do you like the AWT in these heads?

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:03 PM

S56 Irons are the best Ping irons of all time.  You select the shaft, these irons are money.  Look at the results on the tours.  Cha ching$!

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:10 PM

 lrl, on 03 October 2010 - 06:39 PM, said:

 Big Ben, on 03 October 2010 - 04:31 PM, said:

Good timing on this post, just put the old faithfuls back in the bag and LOVE THEM....i3+ Blades with AWT's and WRX radius grinds and swingweights...butter! Most of my irons come and go but these babies will always have a home with me...BB


The only irons that I regret selling were the i3+ blades.  I have tried each Ping offering since, and nothing since has suited me as well.  I was thinking about ordering a set of the i3+ blades with modern shafts.  I was thinking about the KBS Tours, but the AWT is an interesting idea.  How do you like the AWT in these heads?
Fantastic! I've been a huge fan boy of AWT's, I too regreted selling mine and stumbled upon this set which was ordered as new 2yrs ago with AWT's factory installed, lucky. Promptly sent them back for radius grinds and haven't looked back since. I think these shafts marry this head style amazingly, simply feel like butter. Next stop back to Ping to have a bit of the offset removed, expensive but totally worth it. Should make this set pretty darn rare and highly customized Ping style!  :)
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:39 PM

 pdx5, 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.

That's one way to look at it, though that isn't what the thread is about.

Another way to look at it is that if YOU were good enough NOT to play Pings, you might be on Tour playing Callaways instead of posting here.  Just sayin...

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 12:15 AM

I have three sets right now.  i3 blades, i5's and i10's.  There's something about those i3 blades I keep coming back to.  Those old zz65 shafts generate a really nice ball flight.


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Posted 11 December 2010 - 12:57 AM

Started with the old Ping Zings...then Zing 2's...ISI's...I5's....I10's (didn't like those), S58's...and now S57 irons.  16 years of hitting Ping irons, and i would say the best is the S57.  Technology has come a long way.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 01:01 AM

I played i3+ blades all through high school and would have said that they were the best..until I demoed the S56 the other day at the range. And with all the tour wins that they have been notching lately, Ping has a real winner on it's hands.
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 08:54 AM

 lawrencedc1, on 11 July 2010 - 08:43 AM, said:

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


All time would have to be the Eye2s. For me it would be the i3+ blades. I have had about 7 sets. For a mid single digit handicap I dont think there is anything better.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 09:28 AM

Just added a PingZing 1 Iron as an driving iron. In my home course are 2 long par 3  (210 & 220 yards)  just prfect. Play it from the fairway too on windy days - men this "old stuff" woohh........

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 12:19 PM

 bigbore56, on 11 December 2010 - 12:57 AM, said:

Started with the old Ping Zings...then Zing 2's...ISI's...I5's....I10's (didn't like those), S58's...and now S57 irons.  16 years of hitting Ping irons, and i would say the best is the S57.  Technology has come a long way.

....and then he tried the S56....."Oh Yeah!!!!"      :smilie_ping:


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