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I hit a demo today at Golf Galaxy. 8.5 LS with the pro XS shaft. Very food feel and felt solid. Was a great feeling club. There simulator seems way off so I do not have any real numbers from the swings. Going to try one at a different shop where they have a better launch monitor to see the results. I am pretty sure I will be getting one in a few weeks. Fit my eye well and felt solid. Great driver!

 

 

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Going to the shop tomorrow to see if they have any for some testing.

 

 

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The G400 irons have moved to the top of my ponder list

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The G400 irons have moved to the top of my ponder list

Me also although Driver makes more sense for me. I will only be one generation behind with irons when the new batch comes out. I will be three generations behind driver wise as new one he's come me out which is time to do more than ponder.

 

Still I would love to bag Ping Irons one more time while I have a little game and the Ping nostalgia is pulling at my heart strings.

 

 

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Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

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Me also although Driver makes more sense for me. I will only be one generation behind with irons when the new batch comes out. I will be three generations behind driver wise as new one he's come me out which is time to do more than ponder.

 

Still I would love to bag Ping Irons one more time while I have a little game and the Ping nostalgia is pulling at my heart strings.

 

 

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Yep I'm leaning towards jumping on the Ping bandwagon this year.  

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Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Callaway  Rogue X Irons 5 - AW 
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Yep I'm leaning towards jumping on the Ping bandwagon this year.

It's the "in" thing to do.

 

 

- Alan

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I think tonight is the night I head over to Golftown and try out the G400.. Going to take my G5 with me and compare the two against each other and see what the results are..

 

Not sure which way I'm going to spend my money.. new driver or a new set of wedges.... the internal debate is still raging on!


Driver - Ping G5 10.5

3W & 5W - Taylormade aeroburner 

Irons - Cobra Amp cell 4-GW 

Wedge - Titleist Volky 60deg

Putter - Odyssey V-7 tank superstoke long grip

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I think tonight is the night I head over to Golftown and try out the G400.. Going to take my G5 with me and compare the two against each other and see what the results are..

 

Not sure which way I'm going to spend my money.. new driver or a new set of wedges.... the internal debate is still raging on!

Would love to see some launch monitor data comparing the 2

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Club Champion with a 30 minute free-trial!!!! I called-in and they told me I could tell the guys what shaft to put me in to start the trial. This will be my opportunity to try a Hzrdus Black in the LST!!!!!

 

 

 

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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, :Nippon:Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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G400 irons going in the bag tomorrow - they've been beastly on the range, and so easy to hit.

 

How'd the g400's work out ?

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Hit them today. Love everything but the Crossover sound def unusual. Driver about 8 yards longer than my G LST. The 3 wood shape not as good looking as the G imo. But they are really good looking line as a whole.

 

 

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So I went last night and tried out the G400 (standard 10.5deg with stock stiff shaft) and was hitting it great! average drive was right around the 300 yrd mark with. I did try the Hazard Yellow low spin shaft and wasn't a fan which surprised me.

 

Typical shot shape was a nice little draw that started right of the center line and came back to center. Also hit the Callaway Epic (did not like it much but was consistently longer like 315-325yrds..but more off center and bigger miss hits..) Club head speed was averaged around 108, with a spike of 113! up from my current of 105-107mph..

 

I'm going back tomorrow to do a proper club comparison as I got there late and go stuck on a launch monitor that only picked up about 1/3rd of my shots.. They eventually moved me over to one that work.. but was pretty tired by that point.

 

So once I get that data on the comparison I will post it here for you guys to see.

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Driver - Ping G5 10.5

3W & 5W - Taylormade aeroburner 

Irons - Cobra Amp cell 4-GW 

Wedge - Titleist Volky 60deg

Putter - Odyssey V-7 tank superstoke long grip

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So I went last night and tried out the G400 (standard 10.5deg with stock stiff shaft) and was hitting it great! average drive was right around the 300 yrd mark with. I did try the Hazard Yellow low spin shaft and wasn't a fan which surprised me.

 

Typical shot shape was a nice little draw that started right of the center line and came back to center. Also hit the Callaway Epic (did not like it much but was consistently longer like 315-325yrds..but more off center and bigger miss hits..) Club head speed was averaged around 108, with a spike of 113! up from my current of 105-107mph..

 

I'm going back tomorrow to do a proper club comparison as I got there late and go stuck on a launch monitor that only picked up about 1/3rd of my shots.. They eventually moved me over to one that work.. but was pretty tired by that point.

 

So once I get that data on the comparison I will post it here for you guys to see.

What didn't you like about the HZRDUS Yellow? Did it feel harsh or was it too low spin? I'm just curious because I'm seriously considering trying that shaft out and like to hear other's thoughts. I know that when I tested the G400 LST I was only hitting the stock Alta shaft okay, but then they put in a older Fujikura VC 7.2 TS low spin shaft they had in the fitting room and I gained 5 mph ball speed with lower spin and started crushing it. Because of that I've been considering the Ping tour shafts or the HZRDUS Yellow. I'm also thinking about just picking up one of those Fujikura shafts on eBay since they can be had for cheap now. 

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I went to the only place in my town that sells golf equipment now (Dick's) and all they had was the standard G400 with standard stiff shaft.  No shaft options, no other loft options, no other head options.  Kind of hard to get fit for a new driver when they only have 1 option.  My town sucks!  When I get some decent time off I'm gonna track down one of those top 100 fitters and give it a whirl.  

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Ping G400 SFT, 10 degree, HZRDUS Yellow 6.0

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I was actually able to hit the G400 line last week.  The driver and 3 wood are amazing.  I love the shaft that Ping has put as the stock shaft.  The way it changes colors adds class to them both.  When you have looking down at the ball it allows you to focus in on just the head and the golf ball.   It takes away any glare/distraction the shaft might otherwise have.  The first couple hits with the driver launched off the face.  Even though I knew it was a small CC driver than my Ping G LS tec, it didn't look that much small down by the ball.  I didn't feel like I lost confidence in it at all.  I did notice, however, that my swing speed picked up compared to my driver.  Whether that's the aerodynamics or the size or both I don't know.  I wasn't on Trackman to get official numbers.  I was just going off feel.  

 

The 3 woods, the stretch and regular, had a bit of a louder sound than I was expecting.  I don't mind the sound at all.  It just wasn't the dead sound that you're used to when hitting a 3 wood.  Both of them were very easy to launch and were a lot of fun to hit.

 

The irons looked amazing.  You could tell that Ping wanted to keep the same look of the i200's in these irons.  It makes it look more like a family of irons rather than individuals having a similar styling.  I think that the finish and everything is 100% improvement over years past.  I've never put Ping up for the prettiest iron and I think these helped that a lot.  I'm not sure how much difference I noticed between the G irons and the G400's, which isn't a bad thing the way the G's have performed.  These irons would be great for anyone starting out or wanting that little extra help.


Driver: PXG 0811 X Gen 2
3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Vokey SM7 M Grind
LW: Cleveland RTX 4 X-Low
Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

 

 

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I just left Club Champion in Plano, TX, after doing the free G400 30 minute fitting. I had great numbers, once again, with Epic SZ, so I was glad to have a similar baseline to my last fitting. He didn't have Hzrdus Black in a 6.5, so he put me in the Hzrdus T1100 6.5 75g with the LST set at its lowest loft. Spin came down quite a bit vs the last shaft I tried, the Atmos Black 7X, but I really didn't see any advantages over what I have. When we finished he told me that the only advantage I might see with the Ping is a little more forgiveness and tighter dispersion, but because the shaft I hit had a standard grip, and I use midsize plus two wraps, I didn't get the tighter dispersion in my numbers, so it was speculative that that's what I might see.

I'm glad I did one more fitting. Nothing there, though, to make me want to come out-of-pocket for a new driver.

 

 

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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, :Nippon:Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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I tried the G400 with the Tour 75 S shaft and couldn't feel the ball off the face. I had no idea if I was hitting it flush or off the toe, heel, etc. The LST was pretty good distance wise and the regular G400 was fairly consistent and forgiving. I'd have to experiment with other shaft combos to kick the gamer out of the bag. 


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  • :cobra-small: F7+ 3W 14.5* w/ Hzrdus Black 75 6.5
  • :adams-small: Pro DHy 18* w/ Hzrdus Black 85 6.5
  • :callaway-small: X Forged 21* w/ Dynamic Gold X100
  • :mizuno-small: 919 Forged 5-PW w/ Dynamic Gold X100
  • :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth 50*, 54* & 58* w/ AWT 2.0 
  • :ping-small: Vault Arna w/ KBS CT Tour
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I hit the driver yesterday. I currently play a G20 and I'll be honest I didn't gain any distance at all. I'm not the longest hitter by any stretch but to me after hitting the g400, the new m2 and my current driver all at 12 degree and then the m2 and g400 at 10.5 my G20 performed just as well for me as the newer drivers. So I'm not going to be putting any money into a driver at this time. I'm going to keep taking my lessons and working on the Indian instead of the arrow.

 

My coach and I did talk about working on figuring out my best combo of loft, shaft and tempo to maximize my launch conditions n the future and then retesting some things to see if a new driver would be of any benefit for me in the future but even at this time he suggested not buying a new driver

 

 

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I just tested the G400 driver and it's tremendously forgiving. I don't recall any driver in my hands that did not have a sliced shot. Not the M1, M2 (2017) or even the 917s. The Tour 65 stiff shaft was a great fit although I do prefer the Kurokage XT60 stiff(their fitting carts was not updated with the Silver Dual Core yet). However the upcharge for the XT is mind boggling (I can buy it brand new at that price).

 

Factoring in exchange rates, taxes and local dealer markup in Singapore, this driver costs USD 536 based on the Alta shaft and USD572 for a Tour 65 shaft.

 

I really love the look, the great sound and especially the performance but it's too close to 6 big ones for my liking. Hard to justify spending that amount for a driver at this moment.

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Irons: Miura PP9003 KBS Tour 90 R 5-P

Wedges: Miura New Wedge Series 51 Deg, Cobra Tour Trusty 56 Deg

Driver: Bridgestone JGR 10.5 with Tour AD J16-11W Reg stock JDM

3 Wood: Bridgestone JGR 3W with Tour AD J16-11W Stiff Reg stock JDM

Hybrid: Bridgestone JGR 4H with Tour AD J16-11W Reg stock JDM

Putter: Ping Sigma G Kinloch C 

Right handed, lives in Singapore

Playing in the mid 90s and trying my best to break 90 consistently.

 

 

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I tried out the G400 driver (LST) & fairway yesterday night. I found the driver to be fairly forgiving but I struggled to find the sweet spot (I'm blaming the limited shaft options and the terrible weather on the night). The fairway was interesting - it was going as far as my Sub Zero with similar ball flight, and I liked the overall look of the club at address.

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Driver (main): Cobra F9 Speedback (9.0) with Fujikura Atmos 7X (Avalanche White) 

Driver (back-up): Titliest 915 D3 (9.5) with Fujikura Speeder Shaft 757 (Tour Stiff)

3 Wood: Callaway Epic Sub-Zero (15 degrees) in Rogue Max 75g stiff shaft

Hybrid: Callaway Apex 20 degree with Kurokage 80g Stiff Shaft

Irons: PING i200 4-PW in XP 95 shafts with S300 flex (+ 3 iron)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 - 50

              Callaway MD4 - 56 & 60 degrees

Putter: Taylormade TP Collection Soto

Golf Ball: Titliest Pro V1X, Srixon Z-Star ZV & Taylormade TP5X

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