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The Hogan’s are in reserve for me at the moment. I replaced them with my old i5’s that I’ll never sell (sentimental reasons as they were a product of becoming a ping certified fitter at HQ).

I’m going to blow up my bag and start from scratch next season. Anything is up for grabs and thankfully I am now reminded of the MPF.

Fact of the matter is these clubs are gorgeous and if they are playable they’ll get a long hard look.


I really think you’ll be surprised how much “help” you’ll actually get with the Blueprint’s.

I was truly amazed at how well they performed on my bad days.

That tiny little tungsten screw does something for mishits.

I tend to get streaky with good strikes for a few rounds, then have a blow up round that makes me want to quit the game. I’ve had two of those rounds with these. But it was tee shots, and course management that cost me the strokes.
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I really think you’ll be surprised how much “help” you’ll actually get with the Blueprint’s.

I was truly amazed at how well they performed on my bad days.

That tiny little tungsten screw does something for mishits.

I tend to get streaky with good strikes for a few rounds, then have a blow up round that makes me want to quit the game. I’ve had two of those rounds with these. But it was tee shots, and course management that cost me the strokes.


Absolute same. The blowup rounds and the average rounds are almost never a product of bad irons. Unfortunately, my lack of confidence in my current set doesn’t set me up for success.

I want to learn more about these and I’m hoping for a demo day soon enough.
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Absolute same. The blowup rounds and the average rounds are almost never a product of bad irons. Unfortunately, my lack of confidence in my current set doesn’t set me up for success.

I want to learn more about these and I’m hoping for a demo day soon enough.


I hear you. My old gamers never stood a chance. I brought the 5 iron with me the first two range sessions, but they’ve since been collecting dust in the corner.

I’ve put all of my effort into working with the Blueprint irons. But sadly I think I’ll have to part ways with them at least for a short time. I am going to get ahold of PING and see what my options are for getting the lie flattened, and maybe add another 1 or .5 on the swingweight scale.

They just feel a bit upright, and I feel like I need to stand up straight, don’t like that.

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I hear you. My old gamers never stood a chance. I brought the 5 iron with me the first two range sessions, but they’ve since been collecting dust in the corner.

I’ve put all of my effort into working with the Blueprint irons. But sadly I think I’ll have to part ways with them at least for a short time. I am going to get ahold of PING and see what my options are for getting the lie flattened, and maybe add another 1 or .5 on the swingweight scale.

They just feel a bit upright, and I feel like I need to stand up straight, don’t like that.


I think that's smart. They will adjust it no problem - they are really great about that. I ordered mine with specific swing weight and they hit it perfectly. Makes a huge difference.


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Regarding forged blades in general, and the opposite spectrum of MPF, where do these rank?  The i500 forged are a "188", Mizuno MP-18's are "135", and Hogan Ft. Worth's are "90" (WHAAT?). I couldn't find a rating for the BluePrints... how much lower can an iron design go and not enter into the niche market? 


That shocks me on the i500 - iBlades are higher - in fact, every Ping iron listed is higher! According that scale Titleist MB's are more forgiving!


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That shocks me on the i500 - iBlades are higher - in fact, every Ping iron listed is higher! According that scale Titleist MB's are more forgiving!


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I find that MPF odd on a lot of the clubs. There are a few they just don’t fit where they put them.

If hey add the Blueprint’s I bet they’ll be near the iBlade.
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I find that MPF odd on a lot of the clubs. There are a few they just don’t fit where they put them.

If hey add the Blueprint’s I bet they’ll be near the iBlade.


Across the board, the PING scores made me do a double take. Mizuno JPX also scored quite well.

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3 hours ago, Shankster said:

 


I find that MPF odd on a lot of the clubs. There are a few they just don’t fit where they put them.

If hey add the Blueprint’s I bet they’ll be near the iBlade.

 

I wouldn't be a bit surprised. When I hit them side by side - I couldn't honestly tell much difference in terms of forgiveness.

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13 hours ago, golfertrb said:

 


That shocks me on the i500 - iBlades are higher - in fact, every Ping iron listed is higher! According that scale Titleist MB's are more forgiving!


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Well, to the best of my knowledge, MPF is purely a calculation based number - not even robot ball flight data, which, I believe, would make the rating less controversial.  Hopefully this coming winter, one of the PING demos will have the BP's available for test.

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Well, to the best of my knowledge, MPF is purely a calculation based number - not even robot ball flight data, which, I believe, would make the rating less controversial.  Hopefully this coming winter, one of the PING demos will have the BP's available for test.


You are absolutely right. I have seen some interesting articles proposing some changes to the formula or a completely new one. Without actual testing it seems a bit arbitrary even if it is meant to not be. That said, I've always been a "feel" player which is COMPLETELY arbitrary so what do I know!


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100 yard shots out of the rough with the PW... take this all day long.

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45ish yard shots over a bunker with the PW, blind landing area... take all of these all day long too.

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100 yard shots out of the rough with the PW... take this all day long.

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45ish yard shots over a bunker with the PW, blind landing area... take all of these all day long too.

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Those shots with a PW are EXACTLY why I need a change in the lower end of my bag. I love hitting that dead arm 100 yard shot with a wedge. Good stuff Shankster


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Those shots with a PW are EXACTLY why I need a change in the lower end of my bag. I love hitting that dead arm 100 yard shot with a wedge. Good stuff Shankster


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For comparison here are some 56° from around 80... nowhere near as tight of a group.

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For comparison here are some 56° from around 80... nowhere near as tight of a group.

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Right? The ability to flight the ball and control spin is so great. Such a good comparison - so cool


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Right? The ability to flight the ball and control spin is so great. Such a good comparison - so cool


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I don’t think I am going to take a full swing with my PW, GW or SW again.
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I don’t think I am going to take a full swing with my PW, GW or SW again.


I feel the same way. That's honestly how I have played the last several years. I play in windy conditions constantly and that is the only way I have found to consistently control spin and launch conditions. Your proximity to the hole will definitely get better and if you are like me, your ball-striking will increase in general. I love that.


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Roll the 8 track

 

Check 1, 2.

 

Sound, another selling point for this type iron. These are a muted, acoustically pleasing sound. They want to be hit.

 

Have a listen to the nice high bomb pure 2 iron fade. Carried around 215.

 

 

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