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"Classic" Ping Eye 2 + 's (Are they really "classics") and should I sell my set???

post #1 of 11
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Let me throw this out to you all...

First of all, are Ping Eye 2's really "The Classic Golf Club" everyone says they are? They are the #1 selling irons in history, according to Ping, and the only set of irons on ebay still commanding a price tag of half to full retail compared to a new set of sticks. Do they deserve this high praise or has it all been over hyped?

Second, I have a set of Ping Eye 2 + Blue Dot (1.o Upright and 1" over standard shaft length) (Stiff Flex ZZ Lite) w/ matching serial #'s. I am in the process of switching to a set of Titleist 775.CB's that are 2.0 Upright and 1/2" over standard length (my true Titleist fitting). Since the Eyes are just a little off my specs, I will more than likley not play them much after the Titleist switch. I also have a set of Bertha Irons that I am using until my 775's arrive. They too are off the shelf and not fitted to me personally.

I'd like to have a back up set of clubs for an emergency (golf emergency???), friends, travel, etc, but don't know if I should keep the "classic" Eye 2's (some say they will only go up in value) or hang on to the 2004 Bertha's (a set that will probably sell for under $100 on ebay in the near future).

Both are "game improving" irons. Both are cast instead of forged. Both are considered great "beginner" clubs. Our club champion still has 2 sets of Eye 2's, and although he plays Callaway Fusions now, he swears he has never hit a club that is any better that the Eye 2. Plus, Lumpy just won on tour with them just a few weeks ago.

What is your opinion?
post #2 of 11

Re: "Classic" Ping Eye 2 + 's (Are they really "classics") and should I sell my set???

I don't know about them being beginner clubs. Like you pointed out, Tim Herron still plays them. Other pros do too (at least singles like the sand wedge). I guess the question is, do you play them well? The second question is, will you sell them to me cheap?

Kidding. You should get a good chunk of change out of both sets on eBay.
post #3 of 11

Re: "Classic" Ping Eye 2 + 's (Are they really "classics") and should I sell my set???

I'd just keep them both. You can still order brand new Ping Eye 2 sets (see our site today, Bag Drop column).

But then again, I've never liked selling things to people. Usually someone feels they could have gotten more or paid less.
post #4 of 11

Re: "Classic" Ping Eye 2 + 's (Are they really "classics") and should I sell my set???

keep them for sentimental value... you'll be glad you did later on in life

I sold away my original r7 quad and now everyone has the 425 and 460 models with fancy colors and a bunch of crap made to appeal to the daily hacker where I had the original badASS model... stainless steel with a single red 7... those days are now long gone in golf it seems (aside from Titleist)
post #5 of 11

Re: "Classic" Ping Eye 2 + 's (Are they really "classics") and should I sell my set???

I'd hang on to them. They're not that far off your specs and they are a great baseline club to return to when the swing goes off. Plus they really are a classic... and virtually indestructible!

I have a set of Ping Eye's that I once sold to a friend. After experimenting with several weird and weirder sets of irons I bought them back... to his profit. I'm glad I still have them.
post #6 of 11

Re: "Classic" Ping Eye 2 + 's (Are they really "classics") and should I sell my set???

My buddy has the "classic" Pings the original Karsten One's and they are worth much more now then when they were new.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

Re: "Classic" Ping Eye 2 + 's (Are they really "classics") and should I sell my set???

Decided to keep the Pings as a 2nd set (see below). Think I would regret it if I ever let them go. Besides, you can never have too many golf clubs, right? Thanks all.
post #8 of 11

I have a set 3 - SW of Eye 2+ and my original set of Eye2 1 - L missing the 2 iron. I found the Eye 2+ in old/brand new condition in a garage sale and bought it. The original owner bought it about 20+ years ago, tried the 5 and 7 in the range, and decided he did not want to take up Golf. I'm bagging it now and it feels like old home week. c3_clap.gif Fresh grooves really have a flavor that's attractive. My foges and blades are now in storage.

 

 

Shambles

post #9 of 11

I love my old Eye 2 irons! I would never get rid of mine even if I did switch to something newer.

post #10 of 11

There's a good topic about Ping Eye 2's over in the clubhouse>golf talk forum!

post #11 of 11

Don't believe it-it's only a troll thread.  But I agree that you should keep 'em, just as I agree that the 775s are superior sticks.  Sell the Berthas for what you can get and be happy with the PINGs as a backup set.  They hold their value well, but they're not so valuable that you need to sell 'em, and they're enough sets out there that they're not going to jump up in value anytime soon.  And if they ever do and you never play 'em, sell 'em in the future.
 

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Originally Posted by Roy Munson View Post

There's a good topic about Ping Eye 2's over in the clubhouse>golf talk forum!



 


Edited by max power - 6/30/11 at 4:02am
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