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I'm with the rest of the group wondering how the finish will hold up. I'm also curious to see how much distance you all gain compared to your current setups and how well these will hold a green. Any of you guys planning on doing an iron only round or two?

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3 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

I'm with the rest of the group wondering how the finish will hold up. I'm also curious to see how much distance you all gain compared to your current setups and how well these will hold a green. Any of you guys planning on doing an iron only round or two?

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If the demand is there, I'll guarantee I'll do one.

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22 hours ago, Berg Ryman said:

So, since we're in a bit of uncharted territory here I figured I'd open up to the thread with this question. What's the one thing you want to know most about these irons through the testing process?

I'd be curious on how you went about the fitting process.  Did you match your current set up?  If so, were you fit for that setup, and do you feel like your current setup works or is there a "big miss?"  Did you have a recent fitting before all of us were shutdown that you're matching?

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21 minutes ago, goaliewales14 said:

I'd be curious on how you went about the fitting process.  Did you match your current set up?  If so, were you fit for that setup, and do you feel like your current setup works or is there a "big miss?"  Did you have a recent fitting before all of us were shutdown that you're matching?

Oh don't worry Goalie, if there is one thing I make sure to throw in these threads it's my fitting that I go through,  that's a forsureski

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On 3/20/2020 at 4:20 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:

Official Review Thread: PING G710 Irons

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It's a special joy for me to announce the reviewers of the PING G710 irons. PING iron tests are always among our most-applied-for, (dare I say) most wanted review opportunities. I had the privilege of getting in on the test of the predecessor to the G710s and have shot the best rounds of my life with my G700s. I am absolutely looking forward to seeing how the sequels perform in the hands of our four forum testers!

Without further ado, our reviewers will be:

Join me in congratulating these four and in following their reviews here!

Congratulation to this fab four!

Looks like a great group...enjoy the ride!

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Congrats testers! How cool is this?!!!

im most curious about spin, green holding on the scoring irons, and distance gains. I’m pretty sure they’ll be so point and shoot units, but will they stay stuck to the short grass once you get there...

looking forward to your experiences, gitter done,!

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Congrats guys. Start the season off right. What a great group... 

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Congrats everyone!  These look so nice.

 

 

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I'd be curious on how you went about the fitting process.  Did you match your current set up?  If so, were you fit for that setup, and do you feel like your current setup works or is there a "big miss?"  Did you have a recent fitting before all of us were shutdown that you're matching?

Well it could be a few weeks before we get fit for obvious reasons.
I currently game TM Rocketbladz Tour irons I was fit for back when they came out. These Pings will be much more aggressive in loft in comparison. I’m anticipating 1 or 2 clubs difference from my current set up. My main issue is hitting GIR so if I’m able to hit shorter clubs a longer (more controlled) distance than I HOPE to hit more GIR. We’ll see....


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On 3/20/2020 at 5:20 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:

Without further ado, our reviewers will be:

Join me in congratulating these four and in following their reviews here!

Congratulations gents!  Looking forward to it.


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Congrats everyone. Hope this BS clears up and the courses open for you all!

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Been watching and reading a bunch of reviews on the G710 in preparation. Sounds like the black finish is easily scratched up. Similar issue that the G700 had except more prevalent given the black color.

On the flip side, everyone seems to be impressed with the performance. At the end of the day, if you drop a few strokes, isn't that what matters?

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On 3/22/2020 at 1:13 PM, sirchunksalot said:

I'm with the rest of the group wondering how the finish will hold up. I'm also curious to see how much distance you all gain compared to your current setups and how well these will hold a green. Any of you guys planning on doing an iron only round or two?

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Im with you all.... wondering how the finish holds up. Seems to be a common theme.

I KNOW i'll gain at least 1 extra club. In perspective, my 2013 TM Rocketbladez Tour 7-iron is 33.75deg. The Ping G710 7-iron is 29.5deg (can be power spec'd to 28deg)! I could get nearly 6deg more!

Assuming I can hit this 4-iron well and also get at least 200yds from it, i might try an all-iron round.

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  • 3 wood: :taylormade-small:  M4 with 60g Atmos red stiff shaft
  • 4-pw irons: :ping-small:  G710 with stiff KBS shafts (MGS Tester '20)
  • Wedges: 52, 56, 60 :titelist-small: SM5 & SM6
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13 minutes ago, JonMUSC08 said:

Im with you all.... wondering how the finish holds up. Seems to be a common theme.

I KNOW i'll gain at least 1 extra club. In perspective, my 2013 TM Rocketbladez Tour 7-iron is 33.75deg. The Ping G710 7-iron is 29.5deg (can be power spec'd to 28deg)! I could get nearly 6deg more!

Assuming I can hit this 4-iron well and also get at least 200yds from it, i might try an all-iron round.

End of last year I got the g410 and I hadn't hit a 4 iron in years. My previous set was 5-P, but I wanted to try one so I included it in my set.

I've hit it both off the turf and off the tee and more times than not it has been fantastic - 200+ yard straight shots. I was really surprised.

I don't think you should have any problems with the 4 iron.

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On 3/22/2020 at 7:42 PM, goaliewales14 said:

I'd be curious on how you went about the fitting process.  Did you match your current set up?  If so, were you fit for that setup, and do you feel like your current setup works or is there a "big miss?"  Did you have a recent fitting before all of us were shutdown that you're matching?

The testers already know this, but to update everyone on the forum so you don't start wondering where the hold up is.

PING is currently in the middle of a two week mandated shutdown.  When they do open, we don't know at what capacity it will be.   PING is 100% committed do doing this testing, but will do so without putting their field reps and fitters at risk.   So it may take a while to get everyone's  fitting done, but I know the wait will be worth it for the testers and ultimately for the forum readers. 

We will keep you up to date on any information we get.  

In the meantime,  keep  the conversation going!! 

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So, I'll jump in here with a look at my past iron history, of which I've never been through a full fitting for. 

The first set of irons I ever had past the box set level was a set of Nike CPR irons, and this was a set before Nike included the CPR hybrid in these iron sets so it was a typical 3-PW set, with nice wide soles. I played these irons through high school and college. They were not very techie, just a red badge cavity back iron with wide soles. I loved those clubs and still have them. Admittedly, and you'll notice this trend, I didn't strike the long irons well on a consistent basis. However, that 3 and 4 iron were good for stingers, punches, and recovery, but maybe not my best weapon off the fairway.

The next set was a controversial selection. You see, I had found a great deal on a brand new set of Adams A7 irons on eBay. I bought them for around 300 bucks, but they were never delivered. Turned out, the guy was a sham artist and I had been had in my early 20's. I called up eBay and threatened to sue the guy unless my money was returned. They helped me get my cash back so I went to Dick's and picked up a similar set, and the set that would take me through the middle part of the 2010's, the Nickent 6DX combo set. This set was Hybrids in 3-5, then 6-PW. Again, I enjoyed playing these clubs for what they were. There was a much up near the top of my bag because I was carrying a 5 wood at 19 and a 19 degree hybrid. The one problem with this set was that the hybrids had a bit of offset and turned them into hook machines if you weren't careful, plus the shafts were regular flex in the graphite, something that I knew wasn't an ideal fit.

Then, we got to my current set, the OG Cobra One Length's in the f7. I kinda self fit these knowing what I knew about shaft performance, my tendencies, and what I was looking for. The set ran 5-SW, but with some interesting modifications. The 5 iron was custom with a graphite Recoil Stiff shaft and I took a degree of loft off it, making it 22 degrees. The rest were stock loft, 1 degree up, with KBS Tour R+ shafts, which did a good job of hitting the windows. I'll be honest in my assessment of these, they did exactly what I wanted them to do as far as consistency, to a point. Yes, you know that some people have issues with long irons in these sets, and that's why I set my 5 iron the way I did, but it still was lacking. I got the flights I wanted out of the higher lofted irons, but on the lower lofts 5 and 6, I just never got the ball flight and launches I was looking for.

So now, the opportunity comes to try a new way. I cannot wait to go through a full iron fitting for the first time. I too, like @JonMUSC08 wonder how my hatred of long irons may exist when it comes to the potential of a 4 iron. I'm keeping a totally open mind as to shafts, both in material and flex. The one thing that does make me sad is that I will not be able to give you guys a full one to one as it relates to my old Cobra set. I have traded that set before I was selected for this testing opportunity for the new fairway woods that make up my bag. Now, I do have old measurements and notes from my practice logs as to distances for carry and total to help in the comparison, so I can give you that information as we ratchet this up. 

As @Golfspy_CG2 mentioned, we are all in a bit of a holding pattern due to what's happening, but you can all rest assured that we are just as willing and ready as you are to get through this. Hopefully this breaks in a safe way soon so that we can all move on safely and without threat. I'll leave you with this potential tease. I have a week vacation I need to take from work before April 30, and it's not like flights are that expensive, plus Phoenix is nice this time of year compared to the Syracuse area. 😉

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Do all of the testers think they will use the Arccos grips to help with this review?  

Also, what's one thing that excites you most about these irons based on your readings?

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