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    GC70 got a reaction from BNewton51 in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - PING i500 Irons   
    Stage Two
     First off I'd like to apologize to Ping, MGS, and all the members. I'm sorry I haven't been participating in this review like I should have been, but unfortunately I was unable to with some family issues.. 
     

     
    I played 5 rounds on my home course in 60-70 weather and 5 rounds out in Arizona in 100+ degree weather. 
    Looks (9 out of 10) 
      I don't believe that any club is a 10 in the look department, you can always find something that could be better or left off the iron all together. The look and shape are beautiful. With that being said I still can't get over the notch that all Ping irons have on the hosel. The back of the club is out standing nice and clean. No bling is a big winner for me. in Just the 10 times I had the irons out, everyone noticed them and everyone had the same response. Wow what a great looking iron!  
     

     
    Sound and Feel (7 out of 10)
     Sound and feel is so subjective, everyone has a different taste for feel and sound. For a forged iron It just didn't screem FORGED FEEL! It felt like all other cast Ping irons. Which isn't bad, it's just not the Forged feeling I was looking for. The sound was clicky (like hitting rocks or top flight balls) on off center hits. flushed hits felt and sounded much better like they should. 
    Range Performance (20 out of 20)
     The only time I had for the range was warming up for my 10 rounds that I got in. So I gave them a 20, because all I was doing is warming up and wanted to see what the ball was doing. Its so hard to really evaluate a club on the range with range balls.
    On-Course Performance (25 out of 40)

    Accuracy was really good, not any better or worse that any other iron in this category.  Trajectory was high, but I had no problems hitting it lower.  Forgiveness wasn't what I was expecting. I thought these would be a lot more forgiving. I would easily loose 10 yards on toe shots and shots higher on the face. Workability was a little harder for me. I could really hook it if had to. hitting a fade was a little easier than a controlling the draw. Raw distance I was really disappointed with. It wasn't any longer than any new iron out today and was at least a club shorter than the CF16's, Ap1's Ap3's, and 565's. Workability Was not the best, but I'm sure someone with better paying ability would think different. Distance control was really hard for me with these. The gaping between some off the clubs was not good.  20 yards between the 9 iron and PW.  Under pressure with these I really struggled. Maybe I just didn't trust these or what it was. it seemed like Par 3's I'd over draw it or come up short. Laying up was really off too. All I know is when ever I needed to really hit my target, I didn't.  Play it or Trade it? 

     
     Over the 10 rounds I played with the i500's not once did I play to my ability or HCP. As of right now there is no way I'd play these irons anymore in money games, match play, or the CC. I defiantly think these irons are for lower HCP or  a mid HCP with great iron play. 
     No disrespect to Ping! These are great looking clubs that need better feel and sound for me. Gaping and distance control was a problem for me. So I'd have to Trade them, but I won't! I'm going to give them another try in the spring.
     
    Final Score (61 out of 100)
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    GC70 got a reaction from JohnSmalls in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 got a reaction from JohnSmalls in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 got a reaction from M. Parsons in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 got a reaction from M. Parsons in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 got a reaction from MattF in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 got a reaction from MattF in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 got a reaction from Rickp in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 got a reaction from Rickp in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 got a reaction from edingc in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 got a reaction from THEZIPR23 in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 got a reaction from sirchunksalot in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 got a reaction from cnosil in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 got a reaction from yungkory in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 got a reaction from yungkory in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 reacted to Ben Ross in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Swapped my Epic Flash SZ driver for an M5

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    GC70 reacted to chisag in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    ... Update on my Black to Raw SM8 M Grind 58.8. I left it out in the rain over night and hit it with a new Scotch Brite and it finally looks like what I was hoping for. The sparkle is gone and the finish should turn duller as I put it in play:






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    GC70 reacted to yungkory in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Interesting, maybe a QC issue? My Navy Spider X looks brand new and has a year of weekly play on it.


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    GC70 reacted to Rickp in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Now that’s a beautiful thing!


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    GC70 reacted to PMookie in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
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    GC70 reacted to PMookie in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    She has arrived! Great presentation! The grooved-out foam is pretty cool!


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    GC70 reacted to josmi15 in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    I’m so excited


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