Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:56 PM
I have a set of these and I love them. To me, was worth the extra premium for these irons for the bling factor, the looks, the feel and the playability. I am a 15 handicap and I was playing Cobra FP's and Mizuno MX-100's prior to these clubs. When Richard said these are the super car of irons he was not kidding. Here is my story.
I was playing the Mizunos and I lost the 8-iron at a local muni. Needless to say, I didn't get it back despite repeated calls to the pro shop. I went to golf town and found that the Mizunos were not in production any longer and I could not order an 8 iron so what to do? I went home and though about it and decided it was time for a new set of irons that were fit for me, forged, and forgiving. Actually, being forged was a consideration as I really don;t mind a cast club with a softer ball. I went to my local Golf town and mistook the price on the Ansers to be 799.00 due to a misplaced price tag. I went to the sim and hit the 6 iron I got off the shelf with a standard lie and the Project X 5.0 shaft. I hit shot after shot and was totally impressed with the feel and the dispersion I was getting with the Pings. Then I found out the price and I thought that that was the end of that.
In the next week I went back to golf town several times and hit Callawy Razr's, Taylor r-11's, CB's and Burner 2's, Mizuno JPX-800 Pro's, Ping I-15's and G-20's, and compared all to the Ping Ansers. Funny thing was that after doing the comparisons I told the sales guy that the Ansers were like driving a Ferrari and the rest were like driving a Chevy. No comparison for me. I seriously considered the Callaway Razr;s and the Taylor Burners for the price and performance and I priced each with the Project X 5.5 shaft which I had settled on the shaft for me. All of a sudden, these clubs price point climbed dramatically on a custom order with the Project X shafts, a 1/2 in. extra length in the shafts and midsize grips. The extra 100.00 that it was going to cost me for the Pings became insignificant as I stated before, the Ferrari to Chevy comparison. Also you can't beat Ping's custom fitting. So nuff said.I bought the Ping's and couldn't be happier. This iron flat out performs as a good buddy of mine found out in Palm Springs back in January. LOL :-]
If your buying off the rack maybe the Ansers are not for you They are pricey. If you care about your game, are going to keep your clubs for a few years. like the idea of a custom fit club that feels as sweet as can be with no extra charge shaft options, and like the fact that you are playing something unique that will get noticed then seriously consider the Ping Ansers. Like I said, compared to the Anser, the rest are just Chevy's, produced and made for the masses.