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post #1 of 8
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Hello all,

I'm happy to be making my first post here at the sand trap. I just ordered a set of PING G25s from my local Golf Exchange. I was fitted and ordered the yellow dot irons 5 through gap.

When the clubs arrived at the retailer from the PING factory, I was surprised at the packaging. My last set of clubs, Taylormade Rocketballs, came very nicely wrapped in foam sheets and place holders with all of the club heads individually shrink wrapped in plastic. After opening the box, I found my G25s "floating" individually in the box with only brown paper in between them. There were thin black fabric covers over each head, but there was no plastic on the club heads. I noticed a few blemishes on the neck of the club heads.

Is this standard packaging for PING? Having spent $700 on these irons, I expected much better packaging.

I love the clubs all the same, but I'm curious if others who have purchased PING irons have experienced similar packaging. Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by GeorgiaLefty87 View Post

Hello all,

I'm happy to be making my first post here at the sand trap. I just ordered a set of PING G25s from my local Golf Exchange. I was fitted and ordered the yellow dot irons 5 through gap.

When the clubs arrived at the retailer from the PING factory, I was surprised at the packaging. My last set of clubs, Taylormade Rocketballs, came very nicely wrapped in foam sheets and place holders with all of the club heads individually shrink wrapped in plastic. After opening the box, I found my G25s "floating" individually in the box with only brown paper in between them. There were thin black fabric covers over each head, but there was no plastic on the club heads. I noticed a few blemishes on the neck of the club heads.

Is this standard packaging for PING? Having spent $700 on these irons, I expected much better packaging.

I love the clubs all the same, but I'm curious if others who have purchased PING irons have experienced similar packaging. Thanks in advance!
First of all, welcome!!

Secondly ... I don't remember how my i20s were packaged, though I do know that they were in a box from the fitter, not a Ping box. I love my irons too!!
post #3 of 8

I have a set of G25s. They came in a couple of boxes with each iron individually wrapped in plastic bubblewrap.

post #4 of 8

My last set was G20s and your description of the packaging rings a definite bell, particularly about the little head "booties" that I recall pitching.  I understand that some clubs come with fancier packaging, but from a pragmatic perspective just about all of them are fated to be dropped into a bag and carted around in a car trunk.

 

Congrats on the G25s, nice sticks for sure!  And welcome to the forum.  Let us know how the clubs work out for you.

post #5 of 8

Bridgstone has a test drive program for the clubs they sell. I got a J40 Pocket Cavity test set containing:

  • 5i and 9i with NS Pro 1150GH Regular
  • 5i and 9i with DG R300 SL

 

The clubs came in a long box, about 6" square. Each clubhead was inserted into itsr own individual slot in a gray, soft foam cushion bloc. At the grip end, the clubs were held about 1/2" apart from the stabilization of the cushion. Very interesting packaging scheme!

 

Inside the box was a UPS return-address label sticker. After the tryout, I just had to put the clubs back in the box, tape it shut, put on the label and drop it off at UPS.

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by GeorgiaLefty87 View Post

Hello all,

I'm happy to be making my first post here at the sand trap. I just ordered a set of PING G25s from my local Golf Exchange. I was fitted and ordered the yellow dot irons 5 through gap.

When the clubs arrived at the retailer from the PING factory, I was surprised at the packaging. My last set of clubs, Taylormade Rocketballs, came very nicely wrapped in foam sheets and place holders with all of the club heads individually shrink wrapped in plastic. After opening the box, I found my G25s "floating" individually in the box with only brown paper in between them. There were thin black fabric covers over each head, but there was no plastic on the club heads. I noticed a few blemishes on the neck of the club heads.

Is this standard packaging for PING? Having spent $700 on these irons, I expected much better packaging.

I love the clubs all the same, but I'm curious if others who have purchased PING irons have experienced similar packaging. Thanks in advance!

 

Yes that is standard for PING now. They aren't wrapped in plastic because they have to work on your clubs, add the paint fill, weight ports and hammer them to get the lie and loft correct. Previously they came wrapped in bubble wrap and paper towels, always liked that best.

 

BTW I use those "booties" as club covers when I travel.

post #7 of 8
Welcome aboard!

I also play the G25's and received them exactly the same way. Mine had the booties as well, I kept them like mvmac for traveling. They're resilient clubs and you're going to love them.
post #8 of 8

Yep, mine came the same.  Just the booties, direct from PING.  It seemed sufficient to me.  

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