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First Look – PING Forged Tour Irons & GLIDE Forged Wedges

https://mygolfspy.com/2018-ping-forged-tour-irons-glide-forged-wedges/

 

 

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:ping-small:  G410 FW 5, 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:callaway-logo-1: MAVRIK 5-A Nippon Modus 105 S 

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I wonder: do they feel like they NEED to offer forged irons/wedges in order to stay competitive? Are they feeling pressure from other OEM's or do they have customers asking why they don't have anything forged?

 

Ping is nothing if not traditional ... hopefully they're not straying from that, but I do understand the need to remain aggressive in this market.

 

Will be curious how these compare to their cast offerings.


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:cobra-small:  King F7 3w Fujikara 
:callaway-small:  Apex 20 Catalyst 6.0
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:cleveland-small:  RTX Zipcore 54/58 
:ping-small: Sigma G Kinloch C 
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I was trying like hell to post the hyperventilating Sheldon Cooper meme before you posted, saying "A live look at Shankster" but ran into technical difficulty.
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:callaway-logo-1:  MAVRIK Sub Zero 9.0 Adilia MSI 60S

:ping-small:  G410 FW 5, 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:callaway-logo-1: MAVRIK 5-A Nippon Modus 105 S 

:callaway-logo-1: MD5 Jaws 54.10 and 58.12 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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Very cool. I love how they mention PING's reliable product cycles. The integrity they carry with their business practices is one big reason their clubs are in my bag.

 

I would put their engineering / R&D against anyone and would expect these to be top notch.

 

Thanks for sharing!!

 

 

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  • PING G400 LST 8.5 Evenflow Black 65g 6.5
  • PING G 3W HZRDUS Yellow 75g 6.0
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Maltby TS1 4-G Nippon Modus3 120S
  • Maltby TSW 52 Nippon Modus Wedge
  • Maltby TSW 58 Nippon Modus Wedge
  • Bettinardi BB8 Wide 2020
  • Oncore Elixr

Currently testing the Ben Hogan PTx Combo irons https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/38486-2020-official-member-review-ben-hogan-icon-ptx-proicon-combo-irons/

 

 

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I wonder: do they feel like they NEED to offer forged irons/wedges in order to stay competitive? Are they feeling pressure from other OEM's or do they have customers asking why they don't have anything forged?

 

Ping is nothing if not traditional ... hopefully they're not straying from that, but I do understand the need to remain aggressive in this market.

 

Will be curious how these compare to their cast offerings.

Every time someone puts PING in a category with players blades (718mb / MP18 / 730 / Callaway Forged MB) the first thing we always hear is yeah, well they're cast, they aren't true blades. This is their way of turning the tables on the skeptics.

 

If these are half as good as they look, they'll turn some opinions as well as heads.

 

 

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  • PING G400 LST 8.5 Evenflow Black 65g 6.5
  • PING G 3W HZRDUS Yellow 75g 6.0
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Maltby TS1 4-G Nippon Modus3 120S
  • Maltby TSW 52 Nippon Modus Wedge
  • Maltby TSW 58 Nippon Modus Wedge
  • Bettinardi BB8 Wide 2020
  • Oncore Elixr

Currently testing the Ben Hogan PTx Combo irons https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/38486-2020-official-member-review-ben-hogan-icon-ptx-proicon-combo-irons/

 

 

Rochester, NY

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I was trying like hell to post the hyperventilating Sheldon Cooper meme before you posted, saying "A live look at Shankster" but ran into technical difficulty.

If anyone finds my meme offensive I will gladly remove it. But that was the first thing that came to mind when I saw that beautiful club. Plus his glasses match the clubs.
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I guess that means all that talk about castings not being inferior they did all those years was a lie?

Forged sells...

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oh wow...didn't take long for this to diverge into a forged vs. cast debate.  :lol:

 

I thought this was settled long ago.... HELP @GolfSpy_X !!

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:tour-edge: EXS 220 HZRDUS Smoke
:cobra-small:  King F7 3w Fujikara 
:callaway-small:  Apex 20 Catalyst 6.0
:callaway-small:  Apex 23 Catalyst 6.0
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:srixon-small: Z785 KBS CTaper lite
:cleveland-small:  RTX Zipcore 54/58 
:ping-small: Sigma G Kinloch C 
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I will definitely be following this very closely, especially since I'm looking to get into some new/better wedges soon. I've read & heard a bit about PING's one and only forged irons (Ansers I believe) in the past that were apparently very expensive to make & market and ultimately didn't sell very well at the time. I understand that PING stated not long after they stopped making those that the forging process was simply too expensive. Perhaps that has changed, but I suspect this time around this may be more of a "keeping up with the Joneses" thing...I hope I'm wrong.


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Driver
:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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I think everybody is going to be asking the same thing... Do they really need to go forged? They have done such an amazing job with cast clubs. I have hit every PING iron over the last 10 years and their S series always has felt so pure. Maybe they feel like they are missing a piece of the market? They did do the Anser Forged Irons a few years back and those were a hit

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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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I love the iBlades, but make them FORGED?! The feel was the worst part about them, so this could be unreal!

 

 

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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: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

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

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Very exciting to see. I love the simple look that ping has been going for in their irons recently. Makes them very classic and smart looking!

 

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Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic Sub Zero - Set at 10* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

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Forged is nothing more than a marketing tool now. Companies have the ability to make cast clubs that sound/feel like a forged iron. Ping iblade is a prime example.

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* Tour AD BB 6X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
Putter ?????
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
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Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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Forged is nothing more than a marketing tool now. Companies have the ability to make cast clubs that sound/feel like a forged iron. Ping iblade is a prime example.

100% I bet they could just stamp forged on the current iBlade and no one would even know the difference.

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I'm a big ping guy, but these are pretty boring looking. Doesn't really look like they designed any tech into these at all. I get that they are "tour' irons, but even the pros look for tech advantages. I do like that they are jumping back into the forged game though, I think they gave up on the forged anser line too soon and should have evolved it. Just my opinion of course.

 

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I like the no nonsense over use of carbon fiber or graphics. Just the brand name and a number on the sole.

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100% I bet they could just stamp forged on the current iBlade and no one would even know the difference.

Yup. And a lot of irons today that are marketed as forged are only face forged
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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* Tour AD BB 6X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
Putter ?????
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
SuperSpeed Forum Tester
Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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If I were a shoe salesman and I said “these are the softest running shoes, they're grain flow foam” you would automatically think, wow these must be soft. Now if I was a competitor shoe maker and said my “non grain flow foam is soft” you'd probably automatically think they'd be harder.

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And don't forget feel is sound. Sound can be engineered. Ping is incredible at that

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* Tour AD BB 6X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
Putter ?????
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
SuperSpeed Forum Tester
Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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