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So have you had the chance to read up on the new PING Fairway woods, hybrids and crossovers?

 

Some personal observations --

 

I've never found a hybrid I couldn't hook off the planet, and the new G hybrid fits that mold...although they are easy to hit and when I did keep the face open I really liked the ball flight.

 

My favorite club of the trip was the Stretch 3 Fairway wood...that thing was a friggin' mawnsta!  There's a VERY good chance one of those might find its way into the bag this year.  It was GREAT off the tee and remarkably easy to hit off the deck.  I had gamed a Cally 2Deep and while I loved it off the tee, hitting it off the deck was an adventure.  This guy was FUN to hit!

 

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The other star of the show was the Crossover - as T says, it's NOT a driving iron.  PING made sure to tell us that several times -- it's NOT a driving iron.  You know what? It's not -- it can be, but its pretty easy to hit off the turf.  For guys like me who hook hybrids to Hoboken, it's an intriguing alternatives.

 

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Check the links for the blog posts, and report back with your thoughts....

 

PING G FW Woods

 

PING G Hybrids

 

PING G Crossovers

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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The crossover looks nice but I don't see myself switching to it from my 3 iron

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Five hybrids from 17 to 30º for those who enjoy hitting them.

 

I like the look of the crossovers even more, except that they labeled 1, 2, and 3-irons as 3, 4, and 5-irons. I won't try them just for that.

 

I don't know what's wrong with just stamping the lofts like on my Epon or the old Mizuno Fli-Hi irons. Or the Hogan FW-15hi.

 

Hogan is evolving into the only company that's making any effort to pitch me.

 

 

 

 

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I didn't think Ping would come out with a driving iron. Woops.... I mean hybrid iron, er... crossover. Whatever that thing is. Like the man on the corner said... "It's not a rug or a toupie. It's my real hair".  

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I didn't think Ping would come out with a driving iron. Woops.... I mean hybrid iron, er... crossover. Whatever that thing is. Like the man on the corner said... "It's not a rug or a toupie. It's my real hair".

They had a true driving iron come out a couple seasons ago

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Five hybrids from 17 to 30º for those who enjoy hitting them.

 

I like the look of the crossovers even more, except that they labeled 1, 2, and 3-irons as 3, 4, and 5-irons. I won't try them just for that.

 

 

You're getting dangerously close to "Get Off My Grass" territory Nifty!!!   :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:

 

BTW - was in your neck of the woods yesterday/today - with wife, sister-in-law & Mother-in-law in Hampton, NH.

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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Let's be serious - it's a driving iron.

 

Or not.... ^_^

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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It's a driving iron. Ping knows we're not stupid :)

 

My theory; Ping makes a pretty terrible driving iron - Rapture. They want to make a new one. Golfers would go "That first one was terrible, this is probably just 99% the same awful club". Solution - fix it up a little and create a new word or club category. This club has no history. 

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It's a driving iron. Ping knows we're not stupid :)

 

My theory; Ping makes a pretty terrible driving iron - Rapture. They want to make a new one. Golfers would go "That first one was terrible, this is probably just 99% the same awful club". Solution - fix it up a little and create a new word or club category. This club has no history.

Kinda like the mini driver so tmag didn't look like it was copying cally

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Ditto with Kenny, not sure what it'd replace, especially at that price. I could get 2-3 2015 clubs for that pricing and you know there's never any applicable discounts.

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What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Aldila Rogue White 80X

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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Five hybrids from 17 to 30º for those who enjoy hitting them.

 

I like the look of the crossovers even more, except that they labeled 1, 2, and 3-irons as 3, 4, and 5-irons. I won't try them just for that.

 

I don't know what's wrong with just stamping the lofts like on my Epon or the old Mizuno Fli-Hi irons. Or the Hogan FW-15hi.

 

Hogan is evolving into the only company that's making any effort to pitch me.

As long as I can rely on a club, I know how far it's going to go, and it does it's job filling a gap in my bag, I could care less what it says on the bottom of it.

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Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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I don't see a place in my bag for it.

Mine either nor would the stretch 3 wood. What most players need are hybrids and more lofted fairway woods. How about a stretch 5 wood, that's what I need in my bag.

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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Agree Jbill8802!  Course conditions dictate what iron you use, who cares whats stamped on the bottom. 

Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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I hate to say this but I actually hate the driver.I have hit it in the Sim and at a demo day. It sounds awful. It feels awful (goes hand in hand with sound). I spun it like crazy. Right next door the Cobra LTD was hands down better. 

 

As far as the crossover- Its ugly but like most PING irons it just works. It looks like they grabbed a G20 filled in the cavity took out some offset and said have fun!

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I hate to say this but I actually hate the driver.I have hit it in the Sim and at a demo day. It sounds awful. It feels awful (goes hand in hand with sound). I spun it like crazy. Right next door the Cobra LTD was hands down better. 

 

As far as the crossover- Its ugly but like most PING irons it just works. It looks like they grabbed a G20 filled in the cavity took out some offset and said have fun!

 

Had the chance to hit the Crossover at Ping last December -- like most of the G line, I really liked it.  As stated earlier and in other threads - there's not a hybrid made that I can't hook off the planet, but this thing was decidedly easier to hit straight and was mighty long.  

 

When I'm swinging well I keep the FG Tour V4 utility 2 and 4 in the bag -- awesome sticks, but I think the Crossover's are a good bit more forgiving.

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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