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?