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5 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

All of you are doing a great job so far! I'm interested in seeing how the iron only round goes for you, they're challenging and fun at the same time. Also, since you'll be sweeping some dew it'll be interesting to hear how the hydropearl finish work for you in terms of both spin and ball flight. 

We’re going to probably the best course around for a iron only round too. It’s not overly long, so he should still have some short irons in, and then there’s a few where he’ll need a really good 4 iron to have another long iron approach.

should be some good fun. I’ll try to get some more videos for you guys to enjoy of @Lacassem blistering some golf balls. 

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1 minute ago, B.Boston said:

We’re going to probably the best course around for a iron only round too. It’s not overly long, so he should still have some short irons in, and then there’s a few where he’ll need a really good 4 iron to have another long iron approach.

should be some good fun. I’ll try to get some more videos for you guys to enjoy of @Lacassem blistering some golf balls. 

If anything my 4 irons my $ club lol. I’ll be happy to go 4 iron 4 iron on a par 5. If these suckers are flying at 230 a whack truly, we’ll find out Thursday.

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So anyone that follow my initial impression. One thing I noted was the post round buildup of debris on the sole of the numbers. The numbers look great but the brush wasn't getting the stuff out well. I took a toothpick to it today and got it out, cleaned up well. Only downside I can not see myself hitting every club post round and I am sure a bath would get it out...I don't know anyone that gives them a bath every round though (3-4 times a year for me). One negative I have found so far and only because I have OCD

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1 minute ago, Lacassem said:

So anyone that follow my initial impression. One thing I noted was the post round buildup of debris on the sole of the numbers. The numbers look great but the brush wasn't getting the stuff out well. I took a toothpick to it today and got it out, cleaned up well. Only downside I can not see myself hitting every club post round and I am sure a bath would get it out...I don't know anyone that gives them a bath every round though (3-4 times a year for me). One negative I have found so far and only because I have OCD

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Just in time to get them filthy with an early morning dew round!  😎  Looks like the finish held up through some sandy fairway and tee shots last week. 👍

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Congrats to you Testers!

Look forward to the results!

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Other than the dirt build up in the numbers, it looks like you guys are seeing decent wear with the black finish on these after the first few rounds.  I was all set last year to grab a set of G700's, but saw a lot negative feedback on wear issues even after just a couple of rounds.  I love the look of these G710's, but frankly have not seen many irons with a black finish hold up well.  I'm hoping Ping has found the answer with these.

You guys are doing a great job on the reviews here.  I really appreciate the insight.  These are high on my radar this year.

A question for y'all.  I'm sure in might have been covered somewhere earlier, but did any of you get fitted for the Power Spec lofts on these.  I'm an old coot and need extra help with distance, but have no trouble getting the ball in the air--in fact hit my irons very high.  I find that with senior flex shafts it accentuates that, and am thinking the stronger lofts might mitigate it a bit.  I couldn't test out that theory when I was demoing the G700 last year because no store I could find had a Power Spec head for me to demo.

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5 hours ago, kgv0622 said:

Other than the dirt build up in the numbers, it looks like you guys are seeing decent wear with the black finish on these after the first few rounds.  I was all set last year to grab a set of G700's, but saw a lot negative feedback on wear issues even after just a couple of rounds.  I love the look of these G710's, but frankly have not seen many irons with a black finish hold up well.  I'm hoping Ping has found the answer with these.

You guys are doing a great job on the reviews here.  I really appreciate the insight.  These are high on my radar this year.

A question for y'all.  I'm sure in might have been covered somewhere earlier, but did any of you get fitted for the Power Spec lofts on these.  I'm an old coot and need extra help with distance, but have no trouble getting the ball in the air--in fact hit my irons very high.  I find that with senior flex shafts it accentuates that, and am thinking the stronger lofts might mitigate it a bit.  I couldn't test out that theory when I was demoing the G700 last year because no store I could find had a Power Spec head for me to demo.

Not for me, plenty of distance don’t need the added distance. The round I have played (more to come tomorrow after my round) had plenty of spring off the club face with good distance.

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On 5/26/2020 at 11:09 AM, Berg Ryman said:

Ok, so I've played 36 holes over the past 72 hours with these irons and have some opinions, some ok, some that raise a slight red flag. Scoring wise I didn't really keep a running score, only kept notes of good swings, save for starting with a birdie on the first hole of the season for the third straight year.

The Positives

- I love the sound of these irons, as it's been said in this thread so far it has a distinct feel, almost like a crack and that's pretty true to form. They feel solid and sound solid, regardless of where you strike the ball, and that's something I can get behind.

- The finish is holding up pretty damn well, and given where I was hitting some shots that's an impressive feat. The club frames the ball well, especially the famous white line-up line on the bottom of the clubs

- My my Modus, what a nice feeling shaft. It really feels like I can be more aggressive on swings with it and it makes the irons feel wonderfully balanced and swingable.

The Negatives

- Distance so far has been lacking. Part of me wonders if this is because my swing is still in early days, but yesterday shots were coming up 5+ yards short of what I would have expected. I will put some blame of this on me because my swing is a bit of a shambles right now, but I will keep checking these numbers, especially when I get Arccos up an running on these bad boys.

- I know many of you see SGI irons as irons with training wheels, but let's be real, a bad swing = a bad result. I've adjusted to the wedges length and the short irons as well, but the longer irons will decidedly take time. I haven't struck a good 4 iron yet in multiple attempts and 5 iron is a rare beast at this point in time as well.

What Comes Next

Well, what comes next is some range sessions this week/weekend leading to one of the more interesting decisions I've made in a while. I signed up just under the wire to compete in the Local Newspaper Amateur qualifying tournament in 6 days. Yep, you read that right, a guy with a swing that isn't ideal with a bag he's pretty much played only 2 rounds with is gonna try and make the cut in a local amateur tournament after not playing in one for nearly... 8 years? What's the worst that can happen?

Nice write up!

 

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1 hour ago, joen said:

Nice write up!

 

Are you playing at Cazenovia Country Club or Timber Banks for the qualifier?  I played a practice round at Timber Banks the other day...it is in the best shape that I have ever seen it. Greens were fast AND rolling true. Good luck to you in your quest!

I'm at Timber Banks. I wanted to play Caz but they were on the waiting list. Good to know on the greens. Luckily I'm rolling it pretty ok right now so maybe I can steal a few strokes on the greens.

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19 hours ago, kgv0622 said:

Other than the dirt build up in the numbers, it looks like you guys are seeing decent wear with the black finish on these after the first few rounds.  I was all set last year to grab a set of G700's, but saw a lot negative feedback on wear issues even after just a couple of rounds.  I love the look of these G710's, but frankly have not seen many irons with a black finish hold up well.  I'm hoping Ping has found the answer with these.

You guys are doing a great job on the reviews here.  I really appreciate the insight.  These are high on my radar this year.

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I did NOT do the power spec lofts. These lofts are already like 4-5deg stronger than my current gamers so i get like 1.5  more clubs out of them. I used to hit a 7-iron (33.75 deg) 155yds and now i hit the new G710 7-iron (29.5deg) a good 170 yds. A lot will depend on what gamers you are coming from. I'm a very strong advocate of getting fitted so changing your shaft might help you as well. The key is the trajectory and decent angles.

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On 5/27/2020 at 6:11 PM, Lacassem said:

Not for me, plenty of distance don’t need the added distance. The round I have played (more to come tomorrow after my round) had plenty of spring off the club face with good distance.

Thanks for the feedback.  Great write-up today, man.  Loved the pics.  Happy to hear the early results you're seeing on finish durability.  We'll keep an eye on that.

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10 hours ago, JonMUSC08 said:

I did NOT do the power spec lofts. These lofts are already like 4-5deg stronger than my current gamers so i get like 1.5  more clubs out of them. I used to hit a 7-iron (33.75 deg) 155yds and now i hit the new G710 7-iron (29.5deg) a good 170 yds. A lot will depend on what gamers you are coming from. I'm a very strong advocate of getting fitted so changing your shaft might help you as well. The key is the trajectory and decent angles.

You're  on point on getting fitted for these, and it is my plan.  I compared the regular lofts of the 710 with my current Cleveland gamers and my previous TaylorMade M2's.  The 710's are very close to the Clevelands (exact same on all but the 6-7-8 which are .5 stronger in the Pings).  The M2's are stronger than the regular 710 lofts, and the Power Spec lofts are about .5 stronger than the M2's across the set.    

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Getting 2 9ers in Thursday/Friday before work (morning rounds again). Anything you guys want to see specifically. Really focusing on the wear aspect and moisture part of the club because I think that is their biggest selling point on top of the forgiveness/distant aspect.

Let me know will incorporate anything you folks want to see specifically.

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Tomorrow is the tournament round for me in the morning. Gonna be interesting to see how I hold up in my first regional comp in nearly a decade and by proxy, how the irons can help me along.

Put two range sessions in the last 2 days, hit around 100 balls total with the irons. The swing thought I have is pretty simple right now. 

SEND IT

Full commitment on making these swings with speed and power instead of trying to get cutewith it. Live with the results of the full send whenever possible, your swing is decent and ingrained enough to be repeatable. 

Shota are currently flighing in a nice window with a slight fade the lower the lofts get, which is pretty much what I'd expect. I'm more in control of 5 iron, it's 4 that continues to baffle, slightly steering with a hook swing

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Those are some pretty irons. Excited to see how they perform for the chosen testers.


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On 5/31/2020 at 3:29 PM, Lacassem said:

Getting 2 9ers in Thursday/Friday before work (morning rounds again). Anything you guys want to see specifically. Really focusing on the wear aspect and moisture part of the club because I think that is their biggest selling point on top of the forgiveness/distant aspect.

Let me know will incorporate anything you folks want to see specifically.

How are they out of the rough? 

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How are they out of the rough? 

I touched on that a little in my first impression and for that my first thought was that “if there was any grab  I didn’t notice”. I am still in this camp today. For a large sole club they cut really well through the rough from what I have seen. 
hopefully I am not in the rough this week (a man can hope) but if/when I am (most likely the ladder) I will keep an eye and get some pictures of the rough with some video.

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I touched on that a little in my first impression and for that my first thought was that “if there was any grab  I didn’t notice”. I am still in this camp today. For a large sole club they cut really well through the rough from what I have seen. 
hopefully I am not in the rough this week (a man can hope) but if/when I am (most likely the ladder) I will keep an eye and get some pictures of the rough with some video.

The rough at Highfields was pretty thick that day too. I’ll be happy to root for one of your tee shots to go into the rough “so I can get your recovery shot on video for the thread” [emoji23]


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13 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

I touched on that a little in my first impression and for that my first thought was that “if there was any grab  I didn’t notice”. I am still in this camp today. For a large sole club they cut really well through the rough from what I have seen. 
hopefully I am not in the rough this week (a man can hope) but if/when I am (most likely the ladder) I will keep an eye and get some pictures of the rough with some video.

Appreciate it. That's the thing with MGS review threads - they get so long and detailed you tend to forget or miss things from earlier on 😆

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