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Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by subsonic, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    They look nice, FWS!!
     
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  2. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    I'm excited about them, prolly no different than the i3's but at that price it was a steal!
     
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    They look like they have less offset than the i3 blades to me. Nice lookin sticks FWS!
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Agreed and the lofts are a bit different, going to be a fun summer between the 2 sets! :)
     
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  5. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    S59's arrived today. Going to pull the heads and re-shaft this weekend. :)
     
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    subsonic Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You a ho!
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    IdaHo...............
     
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    subsonic Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    you da MegA Ho IdaHO!!
     
  9. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    nututhugame Winter Sucks! Supporting Member

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    I remember selling some mint S58's a little while back...
     
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    They were too upright for me though. Looking forward to seeing how these play.
     
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    So the S59's and the i3's are both mated to the PX5.5's. I'm going to probably switch between both sets this year. If I bag a 3 iron my wedges will be 48, 54, 60. If I leave the 3 iron out it'll be 48, 52, 56, 60. 48 will always be the PW in the S59 bag and unless it misbehaves will be the PW in the i3 bag.
     
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    You need to do a review of both sets on the same shafts...like a comparison. Very curious to see how much difference there really is between the 2 sets.
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    And buy a set of I5s.
     
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    Will do!
     
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    So my FiL has an old set of Ping Eye 2+ irons 2 iron to SW (10 irons) red dot. He's looking to off-load them. Talk to me about these irons.

    What is red dot? Can it be adjusted (black I think is standard) - is there a Ping page outlining what's what?
    How much are they worth? Decent condition, ping shafts and new'ish grips.
    Should I experiment with them? Or should I just help him get rid of them?
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Red dot is 1* flat and most likely they can be adjusted back. Some builders might not want to as they are older and have an increased likelihood of breaking, but I wouldn't worry about it. Or you can send them back to Ping and they will adjust them for $17+ shipping both ways for the set. That's probably what I would do, they will also clean them up and update their system and serial # so it matches the new color dot.
    If you go to their website there is a form you can fill out with all sorts of adjustment/refurb options.

    I've never done this but have been close several times.
     
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    Those are probably worth $150-200 based on condition. Matching serial numbers?
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    If Eye 2+, they probably have the KT shaft. (Gold shaft band.) That shaft is fairly stiff, but has an extremely thin wall. Where the shafts would completely fail at the hosel in the Zings, they would sometimes "bend" in the Eye 2+ series. Usually, a slight bend just above the hosel is noticable if one really looks them over. Also, check for any kinks/binds anywhere else on the shafts.

    As Jim said, the red dot is 1 degree flat... for that era of club specs. Understand that today's OEMs seem to have slowly migrated to a little more upright as "standard". Compare a Mizuno "standard" lie angle to Callaway or Cobra "standard". So, depending on what you are playing, you might even need to take the red dot to a blue dot... 1 degree upright... to match today's clubs.

    The "+" series should be bendable 2 to 3 degrees with no problem. If they were mine, I'd send them to Ping. Ping bends clubs with a rubber mallet instead of the more typical bending machine. They know these clubs and will be quite honest about the chances of metal fatigue that could result in a snapped hosel. Freight from Ireland to the U.S. might be prohibitive. I'd rather sell them to someone else than hand them to a "self-shingled" club jockey to bend.

    If the shafts are in good shape and you can get them to Ping for lie adjustment, they would make an excellent set to play. If you're going to sell them, keep in mind the sand wedge has significant stand-alone value. I'd price them at $200 w/SW or $175 w/o SW. Anyone would be "capital S stupid" to take them less SW. But, you might get $50 - $75 out of the SW if you sold it separately.
     
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    Thanks guys, good answers. Hmmm, I might swing 'em first for shits and giggles and then decide.
     

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