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I just recently picked up a set of the Ping Eye 2 + no + irons, 3-PW, ZZ-Lite shaft, Red Dot for $89 and Play it Again sports and they were in mint condition.  Barely played.  I went out and shot a 71 with them and that's the best round I've had all year.  I can't explain how wonderful these irons feel.  It's a crisp yet soft feel and the ball just explodes off the face.  The ZZ-Lite shaft is perfect in that it's a stiff shaft, lightweight with a soft feeling tip.  The ball just springs off of the club with a penetrating trajectory.  The best thing about the Ping Eye 2s are the long irons.  I have tried ALL of the irons that come out over the years and there are no long irons that compare.  The 3 iron takes off like a rocket with a medium ball flight and penetrating trajetory.  The pitching wedge is deadly from 70 to 110 yards and there is no need for a gap wedge because the PW is 50.5 degrees.  If you have the means I highly recommend procuring a set.  There is nothing like Ping Eye 2 bliss. 

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I've had this on my mind lately. A buddy of mine owns a golf shop and he just took in a set of mint condition Eye 2 BeCu black dots. He wants too much for them IMO ($279) or else I would've bought them already.

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You're crazy if you think $287 is too much to spend for a mint set of BeCu Ping Eye 2 irons.  A set in mint condition will easily fetch $400+ on Ebay.  When I graduated from high school my parents bought me set of Ping Eye 2 Copper irons 2-LW and I think it cost them around $900 at the time.  It was great because they also paid for me to go to Hawaii with my class and I played 5 times in a row with my brand new Ping Eye 2 BeCu irons.  They are better feeling than any iron ever produced and that absolutely includes forged clubs. 

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i would spend 300 dollars on a new set of ping eye 2's.. 

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I suspect you're a troll.  I belong to three private clubs, including two of the most exclusive west of the Rockies, and I find that Ping irons are an almost infallible indicator of someone who flat can't play.  I've seen good ballstrikers with Mizunos, Wilsons, Macgregors, Titleists and Powerbilts (In fact, often PB's), but Ping guys hardly ever parachute one close to the pin on one of our slick greens.    I think Ping might appeal to the same type of guy who buys Cadillacs, i.e. someone who never got the memo that BMW's, Audis and Infinitis exist.  Oh well, that's cool, someone has to keep the Chinese economy from imploding.       

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Anyone who claims to belong to 3 private clubs could only be a basement dweller living with his mom.  If anyone is trolling it's you my friend.  I posted this thread because I was excited about my Ping Eye 2 + no + with ZZ-Lite shafts purchase.  Red Dot by the way.   You come on here and flame me for no reason.  Gee, thanks for the warm welcome.  Now, why don't you go back to raking leaves for your mommy so she can give you your $5 allowance for the week.  Then you can take the big $5 bill, get some quarters and play Asteroids. 

 

Now, for the rest of you who are serious about golf, your game will surely flourish by playing Ping Eye 2 irons.  Karsten was the allmighty and I am his prophet. 

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They are great clubs, and I love the old school loft gaps.  Still, I've hit multiple sets in excellent shape (regular and BeCu) and found my MX-200s and 775s superior.  Just a tad too much offset and a slightly harsher feeling out of the PINGs.  I still lust after them though.

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I'm surprised to hear that because I've tried the Titleist 775 and I found them much harsher than the Ping Eye 2 BeCu.  Now, if you're hitting off of mats I can understand why the 775 might feel softer.  However, on the course the Ping Eye 2s feel much better.  As for the MX-200, I tried those and they just ballooned up into the air with those Dynalite Gold shafts.  Plus the PW is much larger than the Eye 2.  Eye 2s feel and play much different on the course than they do on the range.  It's as if they know where they are.  I'm not saying that's a likely scenario but you never know.  There are advances in nano technology and psychic stuff that none of us understand yet.

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I suspect you're a troll.  I belong to three private clubs, including two of the most exclusive west of the Rockies, and I find that Ping irons are an almost infallible indicator of someone who flat can't play.  I've seen good ballstrikers with Mizunos, Wilsons, Macgregors, Titleists and Powerbilts (In fact, often PB's), but Ping guys hardly ever parachute one close to the pin on one of our slick greens.    I think Ping might appeal to the same type of guy who buys Cadillacs, i.e. someone who never got the memo that BMW's, Audis and Infinitis exist.  Oh well, that's cool, someone has to keep the Chinese economy from imploding.       


Mahan, Westwood, and Watson would disagree

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Thanks Kieran123, someone had to put that bully in his place.  I personally think he should get banned for what he said to me. It's one thing to belong to a country club but it's another to call someone poor because of the clubs they play.  I would never stoop so low.  To each his own I guess. 

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Originally Posted by neurodoc View Post

I suspect you're a troll.  I belong to three private clubs, including two of the most exclusive west of the Rockies, and I find that Ping irons are an almost infallible indicator of someone who flat can't play.  I've seen good ballstrikers with Mizunos, Wilsons, Macgregors, Titleists and Powerbilts (In fact, often PB's), but Ping guys hardly ever parachute one close to the pin on one of our slick greens.    I think Ping might appeal to the same type of guy who buys Cadillacs, i.e. someone who never got the memo that BMW's, Audis and Infinitis exist.  Oh well, that's cool, someone has to keep the Chinese economy from imploding.       


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Originally Posted by famousdavis View Post

Anyone who claims to belong to 3 private clubs could only be a basement dweller living with his mom.  If anyone is trolling it's you my friend.  I posted this thread because I was excited about my Ping Eye 2 + no + with ZZ-Lite shafts purchase.  Red Dot by the way.   You come on here and flame me for no reason.  Gee, thanks for the warm welcome.  Now, why don't you go back to raking leaves for your mommy so she can give you your $5 allowance for the week.  Then you can take the big $5 bill, get some quarters and play Asteroids. 

 

Now, for the rest of you who are serious about golf, your game will surely flourish by playing Ping Eye 2 irons.  Karsten was the allmighty and I am his prophet. 


 

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What?

 

They're really good clubs-legendary for a reason, and I do prefer the Eye 2 PW to the MX-200 GW.  I've hit the PINGs, and my irons, and many others on mats and on the course-no comparison in softness (or perceived softness).  There is no iron that "magically" feels better because it's being hit off of grass instead of a mat, or vice versa.  You got a screaming deal-I'd buy 'em 3 times at that price.  But they are just golf clubs-nice, large offset, perimeter weighted cast cavity backs (that hold up forever).

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 There are advances in nano technology and psychic stuff that none of us understand yet.


 

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This might be a bit of a newsflash for some but the golf ball has no idea what iron it's being hit with.   A golf ball doesn't care if it's being struck with vintage Pings or 2011 forged Mizzy's.   A ball can only react to the physics applied to it.

 

If you think your course are somehow special and only certain brands of irons will work you need to rethink your position.   People buy new clubs because it feeds their ego.   A square faced Eye 2 moving at 100mph will produce a pretty solid ball flight regardless of what the ad agencies have implanted in your head.   Some of the best forged irons of today are not radically different from their counterparts of 50 years ago.

 

Case in point:

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I played with a set of eye2's for the longest time.  Amazing clubs. 

 

In fact I only recently replaced them with a mint set of used I5's and that was only because I got fitted for clubs and needed something a few degrees upright with regular vs stiff shafts.  The I5's, to me, feel very much like the eye2's - that's why I bought them.  Now that I am used to them I actually like the I5's better. 

 

And I actually own several country clubs and a small airline.  Ever heard of Texas?  I own that, too.  All my friends, like President Obama and George Clinton always want to hit my I5's when we go to one of the many, many country clubs I own or belong to. 

 

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Ping irons may perform, but I can't look at them on a full stomach.  Those who aren't offended at their appearance are overdue for an eye exam.

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I too have searched in vain for a superior iron to the Ping Eye 2.  It started as a curiousity and over time led to visiting golf stores every week.  Eventually I realized that I couldn't fight these demons on my own.  I needed help.   It all started with the Ping Zings.  I received them as a graduation gift for my post graduate work.  What was I to do....not play them and disappoint the ones I love?  After 6 frustrating months I tried to play with the Zings but it was an exercise in futility. 

 

The Ping i5 irons were the first that gave me the impression that they could replace my Eye 2s.  Less offset, stronger lofts and a slightly lighter and more flexible shaft in the CS-Lite.  They started out great, like a good set of muffins ready to be cooked.  But, like every other iron, they squatted to rise but got cooked in the squat.  To be fair, the CS-Lite shaft is an abomination that doesn't resemble the ZZ-Lite in any way, shape or form.  The Ping Eye 2s are back in my bag now.  It's like looking at old friend.  I put my ego in check and realized that they play every bit as good as any iron I've ever tried and I've tried them all.

 

To the man who said I need my eyes checked, my eyes are fine.  You need to put your ego in check and go venture into that dark world to see what keeps you from playing the greatest iron ever invented...the Ping Eye 2. 

 

 

post #18 of 219

The OP just discovered the awesome power of PINGs then he had them in high school then . . . he lost me.

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