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Official Ping G-15 on the PGA Tour Thread!!!


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Posted 15 March 2011 - 10:47 PM

Ok we will have to keep this thread going. As we find more Pros gaming these we will add the Pics then. Here is from 2011 to date...


Rich Beem Tranistions...

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Jasper Parnevic...

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KJ Choi...

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Garrett Willis...


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Billy Mayfair at the Transitions (thanks Beckman4)


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Chris Couch Transitions (thanks Beckman4 for the good eyes)


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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:12 PM

Nobody shall ever again say that they are 'Too Good' to play game improvement irons!

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:29 PM

i think with the ball technology now flying so straight the need to 'work it" is not such an issue... it looks like these guys are hitting it straight at the middle of greens now.. plus the money they are playing for now whatever is the easiest seems to be winning out...

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:36 PM

Hacks  :rolleyes:
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:40 PM

Seriously, these clubs would be great for anyone that doesn't mind looking at a club with some offset.  The wide soles would be great for anyone who takes deep divots, which I am pretty sure Choi and Beem do on occasion.  Personally I went with the I15's but I honesly don't think my scores would be much different with either, I have been thinking about picking up a G15 3 iron just to see if can hit a 3 iron again.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:04 AM

How do we know these aren't J-Spec or most of the offset hasn't been pressed out?

I'm sure they've got some grinds on them too. Not trying to be hater but if I knew they were basically untouched offset-wise, I'd be more enthusiastic about jumping on the G15 bandwagon.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:09 AM

Good to see all those G15's.  What a great club, surprising that more people don't accept it and still feel they have to hit blades.  While there are a lot of G15's out there, I'm sure there is a much larger population of S56's.



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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:23 AM

View Postsharkiesj, on 16 March 2011 - 12:04 AM, said:

How do we know these aren't J-Spec or most of the offset hasn't been pressed out?

I'm sure they've got some grinds on them too. Not trying to be hater but if I knew they were basically untouched offset-wise, I'd be more enthusiastic about jumping on the G15 bandwagon.

I will find out.


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:52 AM

Can't speak for all of them but I can tell you that Jesper's G15's are standard heads with a slight leading edge grind.

Given the amount of offset shown in the last picture, I'm willing to guess that Garrett Willis' irons are fairly standard as well.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:31 AM

billy mayfair was playing them last year. they still in the bag?


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:51 AM

I understand the big deal with the status quo on playing blades but I've seen guys add as much shape to the ball with either a blade or massive cavity back iron. Not counting slices either, lol. In my mind a larger sweet spot on your irons means that you will simply be transferring more energy to the ball more often with the intended amount of shape on a miss. Blades are way too punishing considering todays advancements in club head, shaft and intended ball flight technology.

Everyone is hitting the ball much further than before at the cost of FIR/GIR so why can't we focus on improved accuracy with easier to hit clubs on TOUR? I always laugh when the only guy in our foursome playing blades missed %70 of the greens but boy can he spin the ball. While the rest of us who are in touch with reality are playing a game improvement iron with a low launching shaft. If a manufacturer designed a GI iron that was as freakin' cool and rare as the tour issue stuff it would sell very well. Honma and Maruman comes to mind.Posted Image

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 06:24 AM

More popular with the older guys.  Willis is 37 but others are 40+.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:24 AM

Chris Couch....Pic from the Transitions WITB Thread

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:31 AM

Here's Billy Mayfair's bag, also from Transitions thread

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:54 AM

What shafts are they playing in these?  Seems to me x100 would be a great setup combined with all that forgiveness.


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:59 AM

View PostBeckman4, on 16 March 2011 - 08:24 AM, said:

Chris Couch....Pic from the Transitions WITB Thread


View PostBeckman4, on 16 March 2011 - 08:31 AM, said:

Here's Billy Mayfair's bag, also from Transitions thread

Great eyes. Thanks and I added them to the top post also!!

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:58 AM

P.S. K.J. Choi has been testing the s56 irons lately to replace his g15s

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:33 AM

View PostLorenRobertsFan, on 16 March 2011 - 09:58 AM, said:

P.S. K.J. Choi has been testing the s56 irons lately to replace his g15s

I saw that in the Transitions pics. There's a shot of him with his bag and clearly a set of S56s.

I'm pretty sure that in the Doral pics, he had I15s in the bag.

Considering how well he hits the Gs, I'm surprised at any switch, but hey if there wasn't any club ho-ing going on, we all wouldn't be here! :rolleyes:
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:55 AM

Great idea for a thread...keep it going!
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:46 PM

View Postsharkiesj, on 16 March 2011 - 12:04 AM, said:

How do we know these aren't J-Spec or most of the offset hasn't been pressed out?

I'm sure they've got some grinds on them too. Not trying to be hater but if I knew they were basically untouched offset-wise, I'd be more enthusiastic about jumping on the G15 bandwagon.

Ok I found that none are the J spec. Not one.


View Postvilla, on 16 March 2011 - 12:52 AM, said:

Can't speak for all of them but I can tell you that Jesper's G15's are standard heads with a slight leading edge grind.

Given the amount of offset shown in the last picture, I'm willing to guess that Garrett Willis' irons are fairly standard as well.

I was also told Jasper has a grind because of the swing. Al the other sets are standard off the rack heads with no grinds. Straight from the Ping Tour Dept today.


View Posteddie_max, on 16 March 2011 - 08:54 AM, said:

What shafts are they playing in these?  Seems to me x100 would be a great setup combined with all that forgiveness.

All sorts. From X100 to zz. They are playing everything you would expect.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:54 PM

My theory - longer and longer courses require maximum height for a soft landing, increasing the chances of a relatively short birdie putt.  G15s will give you that major hang time...

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:39 PM

Not only is the amount of G15's in play surprising me, but also how they are all in other manufacturer's staff bags.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:44 AM

View PostHackerD, on 16 March 2011 - 06:24 AM, said:

More popular with the older guys.  Willis is 37 but others are 40+.
Chris Couch 36, Mayfair 44.
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:06 AM

View PostBeckman4, on 16 March 2011 - 10:33 AM, said:

I'm pretty sure that in the Doral pics, he had I15s in the bag.
K.J has put i15's in the bag a couple of times due to wind conditions.

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View Postvilla, on 16 March 2011 - 12:52 AM, said:

Can't speak for all of them but I can tell you that Jesper's G15's are standard heads with a slight leading edge grind.

Given the amount of offset shown in the last picture, I'm willing to guess that Garrett Willis' irons are fairly standard as well.

I was also told Jasper has a grind because of the swing. Al the other sets are standard off the rack heads with no grinds. Straight from the Ping Tour Dept today.
Thanks for the confirmation easyyy.

By the way, he's still using Callaway Diablo Forged 3, 4 & 5 irons.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:09 AM

Chris Riley (finally an actual Ping staffer!)

Pic is from last year but I believe they're still in the bag.
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:07 PM

View Posteasyyy, on 16 March 2011 - 12:46 PM, said:

View Postsharkiesj, on 16 March 2011 - 12:04 AM, said:

How do we know these aren't J-Spec or most of the offset hasn't been pressed out?

I'm sure they've got some grinds on them too. Not trying to be hater but if I knew they were basically untouched offset-wise, I'd be more enthusiastic about jumping on the G15 bandwagon.

Ok I found that none are the J spec. Not one.


View Postvilla, on 16 March 2011 - 12:52 AM, said:

Can't speak for all of them but I can tell you that Jesper's G15's are standard heads with a slight leading edge grind.

Given the amount of offset shown in the last picture, I'm willing to guess that Garrett Willis' irons are fairly standard as well.

I was also told Jasper has a grind because of the swing. Al the other sets are standard off the rack heads with no grinds. Straight from the Ping Tour Dept today.


View Posteddie_max, on 16 March 2011 - 08:54 AM, said:

What shafts are they playing in these?  Seems to me x100 would be a great setup combined with all that forgiveness.

All sorts. From X100 to zz. They are playing everything you would expect.

easyyy, thanks for finding that out and workin' hard for us. Great info. Wow, I'm really torn now, trying to decide between S56's, Anser's, and now I've got to consider the G15. Gotta find me a demo day and hit 'em all.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:24 PM

just goes to show you tour issue, etc matters none!!! fitting first then what feels and works with your swing, I still see everybody trying to make excuses, these irons work period!  maybe not for all, but these so called shovels are on tour that is the reality of this, which is great!!
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:30 PM

Are the guys using these more low-ball-hitter types. I think the new fitting cart with the removable heads will finally allow us to demo the G15's in other shafts.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:04 PM

View Postnewk, on 17 March 2011 - 06:30 PM, said:

Are the guys using these more low-ball-hitter types. I think the new fitting cart with the removable heads will finally allow us to demo the G15's in other shafts.
Can't speak for the others but Jesper is certainly not a naturally low ball hitter.

He's had his fair share of GI/SGI irons in the bag over the years ranging from Ping Eye 2's to standard X-12's. At the same time, he was using a set of Wilson Pi5's for several seasons.

Jesper can pretty much hit any shot with any iron. He is also one of the best ballstrikers you will ever see. He doesn't use SGI's for forgiveness, he uses them because they launch high and land soft. Because he plays most of his golf in the U.S, he doesn't have to combat any severe wind conditions so the higher you hit it, the better.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:16 PM

i demoed them and they felt way to forgiving as in offset and sole width wise....... they felt very clunky and i couldent hit them well at all went back to playing with my x22 tours and played great again lol


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