Just inherited a set of Ping Eye2s but the SW is missing. I am just starting out and trying to learn so I don't know which way to go. Should I contact Ping and inquire about a replacement SW to complete the set again or just pick up a modern day SW (like Vokey or any other)? What would you'll do?
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Ebay is your friend. A complete set of Ping Eye2's won't hurt if you decide to sell later on. You'll get your money back and then some.
Looks like I have a third option that I'm going with. I called Ping and was informed they no longer have any SW molds left for the Eye2s. I was speaking to my brother-in-law who stated he had a complete set (GW, SW, LW) from another family member that was never used and offered them to me. Since I am trying to get started without breaking the bank right now (and since I probably can't tell the difference) I took him up on his offer. I will now have the Eye2 PW and will add in the SW and LW. That will give me a 50.5*, 56* and 60*. I believe he stated they were Warrior Custom Golf clubs but I have never heard of them. I'm sure their not the best since he is basically throwing them out. Hopefully they are good enough to learn on. Anyone have any experience with them?
Warrior is an economy-brand golf club maker. Not sure what to say on their wedges.
A possibility on upper-loft Eye2 wedges: In 2010 Ping issued the Eye2 XG wedges, an upgrade of the original design. Comes in 56.14 SW, and 60.13 LW. I have seen a couple of these here and there the past year. If interested, contact Golf Galaxy or Golfsmith and see if any regional shops still have any.
its not about brand. for some i base most of my purchases on feel. i play a knight 56 and a callaway 60 and a pin seeker 52 so im all over the place. dont buy so much into brands right now as all my buddies tell everyone that starts out with us you can not buy buy a golf game you learn and earn your game. game what you can afford. the score card can not see whats in your bag. play the warriors if ya like them keep them. if not demo demo demo. hope this helps
It depends. Lots of people like to keep their specialty wedges (GW, SW, LW) all from the same model. That way, it's easier to get wedges that work together as a team, to get a consistent distance matrix for partial shots. This could be custom Edel wedges (close to $200 each), or basic Adams Tom Watson wedges ($100 for a G-S-L Three-Pak).
Other people like a "mixed bag" when it comes to wedges, or clubs in general. With some small brands, you have durability problems.