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You are about to enter another dimension.  A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. There's a signpost up ahead – your next stop?

 

The Crossover Zone.

 

PING Golf is many things, but satisfied with the status quo isn't one of them.  PING offers some of the easiest to hit long irons and hybrids on the market, and with every new offering they always have a compelling story to tell. This year's G line, from driver to pitching wedge, is loaded with technology PING believes will make the game a boatload easier and more fun to play. 

 

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The Crossover

You first read about PING's new Crossover on MyGolfSpy back in January. PING says it combines the precision, workability and control of an iron with the speed and forgiveness of a hybrid, but you can't quite call it a “hybrid-iron.” Oh, and don't go thinking it's a driving iron because according to PING it's NOT – it says so on their website and they've told us so many times – they say it launches higher, is way more forgiving and way more versatile than a driving iron. 

 

Is this a club you need in your bag? Are you one of the unfortunates who can hook virtually any hybrid made off the face of the planet? Do long irons scare you to the point that you want to curl up in the fetal position in the middle of the 8th fairway and cry “Mommy?”

 

Or would you just like something that's easier to hit and more accurate?

 

If you're any one of those listed above, we might be able to help.

 

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MyGolfSpy Wants You!

We want to put PING's Crossover clubs to the test, and we need your help to do it. We're looking for four intrepid and energetic golfers to test and review PING's new creation and tell us if these things really are as precise, workable, controllable and forgiving as PING claims. 

 

Are these the real deal?

 

Is the Crossover a reliable replacement for a long iron? Will it fit seamlessly between your longest iron and hybrid or fairway wood?

 

Are they just as easy to hit as a hybrid, but stay in the same zip code as your target?

 

Real golfers want to know.

 

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How To Apply:

We need four folks to try out and review these new Crossovers, which PING will build to your specifications and to fit into your existing set. To apply, please tell us the following::

  • First name
  • Home state
  • Current handicap
  • Current long iron/hybrid, plus shaft and flex

This is an exciting opportunity for you to test out and review one of 2016's more unique niche products. Could it be the one that helps your long game? We want you to let us know!

 

For more information:

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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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First name Robert

Home state. Wisconsin

Current handicap 12

Current long iron/hybrid, plus shaft and flex Ping Rapture 2i, Ping i20 3,4,5 irons all x flex.

 

MGS is really stepping it up this looking forward to this review weather or not I'm chosen. Thanks guys.

 

 


Chippewa Falls Wisconsin

10.3 Index

Right Handed

What's in the bag:

 

Driver: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 8* Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution Tour Spec X-flex, :ping-small: Anser 8*, Black Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X-Flex; :cobra-small: King LTD Pro Orange Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X-Flex

 

 

FW Wood: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 15* Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution Tour Spec X-Flex :ping-small: Anse14*, Fujikura Speeder 757 US Open Edition , X-Stiff

 

 

Irons: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V4 2 utility Iron, 3-PW, +0.25, 2* Upright, True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100

 

 

Wedges: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour PMP Gun Blue 52* bent to 51*, 56* True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100 Shafts

 

 

:edel-golf-1: E2 35", :wilson_staff_small: 8802 35.5", :ping-small: Scottsdale, Wolverine C 35" :ping-small: Anser Milled, Anser 2 34"

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Alright, I'm down for a challenge. Let's see if it can knock a hybrid out of my bag.

 

First name: Tom

 

Home state: California

 

Current handicap: 11

 

Current hybrids: 16* and 20* Callaway X2 Hot Pro with UST Mamiya VTS Silver 85 hybrid shafts.


Driver: Callaway XR16 Pro 9.0*. (Oban Kiyoshi Purple 65)

FW: Cobra F9 3W (MC Diamana RF 60)
Hybrid: Callaway Apex 4H (MR - Kuro Kage 80 HY)
Irons: Callaway XR Steelhead 5I - AW (Project X 6.0 Steel)
Wedges: Callaway MD3 54* Standard; PM Grind 58* (Project X 5.5 Steel)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Newport (35")
Ball: Bridgestone B330-RX, Callaway Chrome Soft, Titleist Pro-V1, Whatever is in the Weeds
Resident of Southern California

 

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  • First name: J.J.
  • Home state: BC/Washington
  • Current handicap: +1.7
  • Current long iron/hybrid, plus shaft and flex: Ping Rapture 2i TFC X Flex, Ping i 3,4,5 X-100

In my bag:

Driver: :honma: TR20 460 9.5* Vizard TR20 60X

Wood: :mizuno-small: ST200 TS Dimana D+PLUS Limited Edition 70X

Hybrids: :mizuno-small: CLK 19* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

Irons: :honma: TW 747 Rose Proto 4-PW Modus Tour 120X

Wedges: :honma: TW-W4 52*, 56*, and 60*Modus Tour 125 Wedge 

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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That is one great looking long iron--er crossover iron! I love it when the response to a challenge is met with engineering prowess. My current long irons are 3i & 4i Cobra Oversized, stiff graphite shafts, navy Lamkin cross line grips.

 

I am a 20+ handicap looking for game improvement. And I am filled with enthusiasm! I love the opportunity to revolutionize an aspect of my game and help struggling golfers do the same.

 

--Mark

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy mobile app

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Name: Casey

State: California

Handicap: unofficial 20

Current Hybrid: Wilson FG Tour M3 Aldila RIP Phenom 85 X set to 21 up

 

 

Thanks for the opportunity MGS!

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy mobile app


What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  TBD... 

Fairway  :cleveland-small:  Launcher HB 15° Aldila Tour Blue 75X 

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

Irons:   :cleveland-small:  CBX 4i - 9i, TT DG S300 HS 1x

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX 45.8, 50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S300

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

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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US only Barbajo?

 

Just ordered a crossover, 3 iron with reg steel to drop into my combination set of ping irons - G30 (4 and 5 iron) and i25 (6 to pw)

 

But would happily cancel my order to try out on behalf of MGS!


Rest in peace long sticks - I'll remember you

 

TM Burner Superfast 2.0 TP Regular

TM RBZ Stage 2 Fairway 14.5 stiff

Adams Blue Hybrid No. 3 stiff

Adams Super xtdHybrid 21.5 Stiff

 

Ping G30 4 and 5 Iron - Regular CFS Shaft

Ping i25 6 - PW Regular CFS Shaft

TM Y Groove Gap Wedge

Cleveland CG10 Sand Wedge

 

PingTR Piper Putter, adjustable shaft, SuperStroke Fatso

 

Titleist StaDry Cart Bag

 

Motocaddy S3 Pro Trolley

 

Foot Joy City, Adidas Boost Boa and Adidas Superstar shoes

 

Pro V1x in the summer, Titleist Velocity in the winter.

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I actually swung a demo of these (both a 3 and 4) recently, just messing around. They didn't have the correct shaft and consequently didn't have good feel. Definitely wouldn't mind giving them a go.

 

  • First name - John
  • Home state - OH
  • Current handicap - 20
  • Current long iron/hybrid, plus shaft and flex - 4 Hybrid (Ping i25), PWR80 Stiff 

 

FYI: I just changed my username for the forum. When I signed up I created one "on the spot", but didn't care for it much. So greengrassdreams is now jrmull (parts of my name).


WITB:
Driver: Cobra King LTD
Fairway: Ping G25 (3)
Hybrid: Ping i25 (22 degree)
Crossover: Ping G 5
Irons: Ping i25 (5 -PW)
Wedges: Bridgestone J15 forged 50 and 55 degree
Putter: Cleveland TFi Elevado w/ Winn Pro grip.

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It would be interesting to compare these to my Malty iron hybrids...I'm in.

 

Name: MattF

Home State: Ohio

Handicap: 16.4

Current Hybrid: Maltby KE4 HDI hybrids with FST90 R flex 1/2" short

 

Thank you Ping and MGS.


In the bag:
:taylormade-small: M5 Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Fairway: Sub 70 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 4-GW UST Mamiya Recoil 680 F4
:cleveland-small: Smartsole S
:yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8

God Bless America🇺🇸, God save the Queen🇬🇧, God defend New Zealand🇳🇿 and thank Christ for Australia🇦🇺!

 

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I'd be interested to see how this performs for me.

 

Jeremy

Pennsylvania

9.5

Titleist T-MB 3 iron with C-Taper Lite in Stiff


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'd be quite interested in seeing how they perform vs. current hybrids.

 

Bruce

Connecticut

2.7

Ping Anser 20 degree hybrid

Ping Anser 23 degree hybrid


:ping-small: G400 Driver 10.5* Mitsubishi Tensei Blue CK Pro 60 Stiff

:ping-small: G400 Fwy 16.5* Mitsubishi Tensei Blue CK Pro 70 Stiff

:titelist-small: 818 H1 Hybrids 20* & 24* Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 80 Stiff

:titelist-small: TMB Irons 5 - 9 Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 105 Stiff

:titelist-small: Volkey SM-7 Wedges Black 50* & 54*

:callaway-small: Mack Daddy PM Grind Black 60*

:cameron-small: Select Newport 34"

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First Name: Max

Home State: Minnesota

Current Handicap: 10

Current Long Iron (plus shaft and flex): Mizuno MX-23 3 & 4 irons. Dynamic Gold steel shaft, Stiff flex

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I've always felt I could use a little extra forgiveness in my long irons--specifically my 4i and this could really fit the bill.  I've been dying to try this club!

 

  • First Name:  Mike
  • Home State:  Illinois
  • Current Handicap:  -3.7
  • Clubs:  I bag a Mizuno MP53 4i with a TT DG S400 shaft and an OG Taylormade RBZ 22* hybrid with an original Diamana Blueboard Stiff flex 83g shaft.

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David

North Carolina

10.5

Last season I was using an X2Hot 3 hybrid (Matrix Hybrid Stiff Shaft) but couldn't keep from hooking it.  I hit my 4 iron much better than the 3 hybrid so I recently bagged an Adams Pro DHy 21° with an Aldila Tour Blue Hybrid Stiff Flex and have only hit it at the range (haven't played this year as I hurt my wrist and it's just getting to the point where I can swing again) and I'm impressed with how much straighter I hit it, but it doesn't get up like I would like.  It would love to play with the Ping alongside the Adams and see how they compare.  I currently play i25s and a G30 driver.


2016 M1 10.5 Fujikura Pro 60 Stiff
Callaway X2Hot 3W Aldila RIP Stiff
Callaway X2Hot 19° Matrix Radix S7 Stiff 
Ping i25 4i-PW KBS Stiff (soft-stepped)
Titleist SM7 52 8° F Stiff
Titleist SM7 56 8° M Stiff
Titleist SM7 60 4° L Stiff
Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke Flatso 2.0
Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 grips
Snell MTB Red (Optic Yellow)
Powerbilt TPS Cabretta Tour Glove
Callaway RAZR Laser

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  • First name - Rob
  • Home state - Tennessee
  • Current handicap - 3.6
  • Current long iron/hybrid, plus shaft and flex - Currently play 3 Taylormade Rescue 11 hybrids.  16, 19 and 22 degrees, all with Aldila RIP 85 stiff shafts

My bag is a revolving door!

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  • Chris
  • Minnesota
  • 12.7
  • Hybrids (3,4): Taylormade Rocketballz (Stock RBZ shaft: R)
  • Long Irons (5): Snake Eyes 685OS (TT Dynamic Gold: R300)

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Clay

Louisiana

5.4 handicap

Adams V3 3 hybrid w/ Accra 80i stiff 

Ping i20 4-iron w/ c-taper stiff

 

This club is intriguing to me. I like the idea of having more trajectory and shot shape control than my hybrid.

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Marty


 


KY


  • 12

  •  

  • Currently playing PING G30 26 deg Hybrid, Graphite Stiff

PING WRX fit me into the 26 Hybrid ... would love to replace with the 5 Crossover.


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  • Miles
  • Iowa
  • 17.4
  • Ping G2 HL 2 iron (18°) w/ JZ LIte stiff flex or Ping Eye 2 3 iron with ZZ Lite stiff flex.  Looking for more distance on second shots but can't hit a hybrid or a fairway off the deck with any consistency

WITB
Driver: :callaway-small: Big Bertha Alpha udesign
Woods: :callaway-small: XR 3w, 7w
Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX EZ Forged 2016 4-G
Wedge: :ping-small: Eye 2 Gorge S
Putter: Odyssey Works Versa 2-Ball Fang

Ball: :callaway-small: Supersoft 2017

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