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I have been playing 714 AP2's the last few years and starting to play less and less. I have been offered a set of Ping I irons for my set. I just wanted to get an input on the trade and if I should do it because I'd like an iron with more forgiveness.

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Welcome to MGS!  As to your question, I've only hit AP 2's on the range and liked them. I had a set of Ping I 20's that I regret to this day ever selling. I am going back to Pings this Summer.

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Which “I” iron? Personally I'd keep your AP2's, depending on your ball striking.

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They're the E1's, I don't compress the ball much anymore so I need something a little easier than my AP2's

 

 

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There's a few guys on here that play that model. Did you try them out? Same specs as your AP's?

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Haven't been able to hit them yet, and they are slightly stronger. I think 1 or 2 degrees lower per club

 

 

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Well the first thing is, you be giving up the “forged feel” if that is something you like. We did an i200 review last year, which is the update to the i, they were great irons. Obviously not quite the same thing, but you'll get a little bit of an idea of what our group thought.

 

OFFICIAL FORUM MEMBER REVIEW - PING i200 IRONS

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/index.php?/topic/20071-OFFICIAL-FORUM-MEMBER-REVIEW---PING-i200-IRONS

 

You could also try a softer compression ball.

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Would you say the I E1's are the in between of the forged and the “game improvement” irons? Similar to an AP3?

 

 

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They fit in that new category “players distance iron”, more offset, stronger lofts, cast, which will “sound” harder.

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Now as far as the trade, would you say I'm getting fleeced by trading the AP2's for the E1's? He will be driving a couple hours to meet and it will save me the hassle if I were to sell and buy again.

 

 

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I'd definitely take them for a spin. Titleist clubs and PING have a totally different approach to golf.

 

My boss has the AP's you are talking about that I've hit a few times. Personally they look better, and felt better to me than the i200. But I prefer a smaller, more compact/traditional look.

 

A good fitting and or lesson is always an option.

 

As far as getting fleeced, I believe they were around the same price new retail. Depending on the shaft combo you have.

 

So you'll have to make that call yourself.

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AP2's can be pretty tough, especially since you say your swing isn't what it used to be. My dad had AP2 but just doesn't have the time to maintain the ball striking for them.

 

There is an adage round here that you should play the most forgiving club you can stand the sight of. The PINGs sound like a great option for you. Like Shankster said, hit them and see what you think, but based on my experience, a more forgiving iron can make the game a little more fun.

 

PS - Southwestern Ontario, born and raised.

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Welcome to MGS! Personally, I would keep the AP2s and keep looking. But, hit the PINGs and see what you think. Are the AP2s custom fit?

 

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They AP2's aren't custom fit, I thought about it but like chem club said about his dad I don't play enough to maintain the ball striking so it's getting a little thin

 

 

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Do you know which color code the pings are?

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