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Ping Irons

  • 09-02-2022 5:44pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,414 ✭✭✭

    A quick one, I seen a great deal on a set of Ping Irons but they’re blue dot (1 deg upright).

    I would need to adjust the lie somewhat and flatten these out a touch. Is it possible to get that done with anyone or would a golf fitter only work on clubs he is selling to you? 


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,790 ✭✭✭The Big Easy

    Think your club pro would do it for you, especially if you were having them regripped or something as well. Think most people are glad of the work and lots of times we don't ask because we think we're offending them in some way.

  • Registered Users Posts: 717 ✭✭✭CowboyTed

    A club maker will do them as well... They can also check the shafts and swing weights..

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,208 ✭✭✭AyeGer

    They could bring them down to a red dot easily enough.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,414 ✭✭✭Ottoman_1000

    Cheers lads, I think I'll get them anyway and I'll get them adjusted....

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,027 ✭✭✭big_drive

    I think ping actually do it for free if you send them directly to Ping UK

    You just have to cover delivery costs

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,316 ✭✭✭CalamariFritti

    A decades long clubmaker - now retired - told me that cast irons do not take to bending very well or at all. And Pings even less so due to material and their peculiar hosel shape. That's the main reason why Ping have that dot system.

    But like I said this is only 2nd hand info and its a few years old too. I'm not really having club maker know-how myself.

    Either way before I'd buy Pings with the intent to bend them I would really confirm that with someone who knows their stuff ideally with Ping directly.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,790 ✭✭✭The Big Easy

    Thought the whole idea of the notch out of the hosel was to allow them to be adjusted more easily, but maybe it's like the shaft sleeves and only Ping have the right equipment to do so?!

    Yeah, best to find out before you buy them just in case.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,316 ✭✭✭CalamariFritti

    I wouldn't debate it one way or the other like I said not an expert myself. But the clubmaker I knew was well regarded and he didn't want to bend my Pings at the time. They were i10s, a few years back now. Would definitely err on the side of caution especially with an expensive new set - I'd confirm with an actual expert.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,892 ✭✭✭RoadRunner

    Agree above, if they are cast then bending is very hard (physically extremely tough) and possible for clubs face to actually snap rather then bend. Guys likely wont want to attempt to bend them in-case they get the blame if one of them snaps. If it's forged heads then they are way more amenable to bending.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,414 ✭✭✭Ottoman_1000

    They're Ping i500 forged heads. I live fairly close to the Spawell so I am going to talk to the guy in the repair shop there to see what he says.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭newport2

    The guy in the Spawell is good and he has adjusted Vokey's for me before, which are cast. Last time I was there, I think he charged €5 per club or €25 for the whole set.

    The general rule of thumb when adjusting cast irons is up to 2 degrees change is ok, no more than that or risk snapping. If yours are forged, then no issues at all.