Posted 16 October 2005 - 03:41 PM
Posted 17 October 2005 - 08:47 AM
G2: 3-PW, Rifle 5.2, D3, 3-PW - red dot
I5: 3-PW, Flighted Rifle 5.0, D3, 3-5 iron - black dot, 6-PW - red dot
Have been playing the G2's for one season and the I5's for only 2 rounds.
The I5's have a cleaner appearance and the offset is not very noticeable. Offset in the G2's the short irons is quite noticeable.
Hit the I5's mid-high with a penetrating trajectory. Where the G2's have a high trajectory. Distance wise, both are about the same. However I feel the distance with the I5's will increase slightly as I become more accustom to the clubs. Also, have noticed less run out with I5's over the G2's on approach shots.
Definitely, more feel with the I5s. The feel in G2's is very muted with the Rifles. Where the I5's does provide feedback on mishit and well struck shots. Find the new standard PING Grips to be quite soft and prefer them to the I3 grips.
The G2's are definitely more forgiving than the I5's. Not by a large margin though. Found the I5's almost as easy to hit as the G2's in the mid to short irons. Unfortunately, only had a couple of opportunities to hit the long irons and did not put a very good move on most of those opportunities. However the long irons that went, went well.
Both are great clubs and do not really have any regrets with either sets. The I5's just seem to suit me better than the G2's. Mostly because the I5's have less offset and bounce than the G2's. When the I5's were ordered, I ordered them with Std Rifle shafts and a 5.0 frequency. Upon receiving the clubs noticed the FR 5.0 shaft bands - judging by the feel of the short irons they are FR's. The shaft error appears to be PING's - confirmed via Purchase Order and Order written on box. Told retailer, I will play the I5's w/FR to see how they feel and if I do not like the feel will have clubs sent back to PING for reshafting with Std Rifle. Right now, I really like the I5's w/FR combination. Hope to get a couple more rounds in before making a decision to reshaft or not.
Posted 16 February 2006 - 12:33 AM
Posted 02 March 2006 - 04:32 PM
Posted 13 March 2006 - 05:40 PM
Posted 02 August 2006 - 11:48 PM
Posted 21 August 2006 - 02:28 PM
I have recently ordered a set with the stock stiff graphite. These will replace my current set of WRX Rifle 6.0's. I ordered a set of i5 Rifles for my son's college graduation gift - he previously played i3 O-Size with ZZ65's. He loved the Rifle i5's and I ordered a set for myself. However, at +3/4" for me they came in at D5 and the 50* was E6! - since I have been battling a sore elbow I've opted for the graphite. I found myself swinging harder with the heavier club (and swingweight) - and I definitely play (timing) better with the lighter club. I have used the ZZ65 in several sets over the years and as I get older I am coming around to Ping's original concept of stiff, but lightweight shafts. Ex my elbow problem - I think i5's with ZZ65's would be a great combo.
Posted 14 September 2006 - 09:38 AM
Edited by EZPINCHER, 14 September 2006 - 09:42 AM.
4 wood: PING Anser tfc 800f stiff
Irons/wedges: PING S58 3-pw zz65 w/cushin Cleveland CG14 52, 56, 60 dgsl stiff
Putter: Odyssey Black Series #2 (2007 version)
Bag: PING Hoofer
Posted 06 October 2006 - 04:33 PM
Posted 20 March 2007 - 07:39 PM
Posted 21 March 2007 - 05:12 PM
nice set my friend....here's my '07 set up
Posted 16 April 2007 - 10:26 AM
Posted 09 May 2007 - 11:32 AM
I thought I countede 15-clubs in that bag? Are you allowed 14, plus the putter, or is it 14 total?
Posted 09 May 2007 - 09:38 PM
Posted 03 June 2007 - 03:25 AM
Posted 24 June 2007 - 10:58 AM
I have only been playing about 10 months now and could not break 90 to save my life. I was playing with a set of Adams A1's and felt like I had gone as far as I could go with them. The one thing I liked about them though was the distance I got from them.
I definately wanted something that would keep me around the same distances [6 iron: 190yrds]. I tried the S58's, R7TP's, and the i5's. I liked the way all of them felt but I just couldn't get over the forgiveness of the i5's. So I got fitted for them and recieved them this past friday. I took them out on Saturday and was a little nervous about playing them. Warmed up on the range and was impressed. Took them out on the course and was wow'd by them. Not only did I have more distance. My ball would stop on a dime, where my previous irons would've bounced off the green. I BUSTED my previous low  with a round of 83!!! Having a set of clubs that fit me perfect made all the difference. The confidence seemed to carry over to my short game, where i was able to get up and down when i needed to.
The highlight of my day would be one of two birdies I hit on a very short Par 3. I was 135 out with a flag I could take dead aim at - PW should do it. I hit the most impressive shot I have ever hit! Not because it came down past the pin and rolled back to about 6ft for an easy birdie. It was the ball flight that floored me. The ball just compressed off the face and climbed higher than I normally hit a PW, then sharply turned left [draw spin] and dove into the green and spun back. My buddies could only laugh with amazement.
If you're in the market for some irons, go try these!!!
Edited by Geddin Dahol, 24 June 2007 - 10:59 AM.
Posted 30 June 2007 - 02:09 AM
Posted 02 July 2007 - 04:25 PM
TE Exotics CB2 3w 15 degree Proforce V2
Mizuno JPX 825 19 deg Hybrid fujikura s
Ping i20 blue dot, Rifle Project X 5.5
Cleveland RTX 588 56 degree, Rotex 2.0
Ping Anser 2i isopur
Posted 20 July 2007 - 10:37 AM
Posted 20 July 2007 - 11:25 AM
They're refering to different lie angles. Look at the PING GOLF website and they have a break-down.
Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:47 PM
Posted 12 January 2008 - 06:34 PM
I really like my Ping I5 irons. They are a considerable step up from what I had before, and after 10 rounds I am very pleased with them. It was a choice between these and the CG golds, but these just seemed to give a more consistant ball flight. They feel very solid on slight misshits, but are not too wide that you lose all workability. Ping also do great custom fitting which I would strongly recommend.
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