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post #1 of 8
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Hey guys, just looking for a little advice here im about a 20 handicap(cant putt) but I hit my irons pretty well and Im currently playing Callaway diablo edge irons. I was at golfsmith the other day and hit a set of ping i10 purple dots(5"10) and I loved the feel and my results on the simulator, and to purchase them after trading my irons in they would be 30$. My question is with my handicap can I handle these irons or am I screwing myself here. Any input would be awesome! Thanks in advance
post #2 of 8

Ping purple dot are best suited to golfers between 5'0" to 5'7", with a wrist to floor distance of 31¼" to 32½".

 

Not too much to do with your handicap, more to do with your physicality.

 

http://www.usedping.co.uk/ping_dot_colour.html

 

You might need the lie angles adjusted to suit your height.

post #3 of 8
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I hit them for a half hourish and they felt find height wise and I was the hitting the 6i about 175-180 with a nice draw but I'm not sure how much the mat helped me. I really want an iron I can grow with and learn to work the ball and I feel like the diablo irons arent something I could do that with. I just don't want to screw myself trying to be overzealous.
post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by burner View Post
 

Ping purple dot are best suited to golfers between 5'0" to 5'7", with a wrist to floor distance of 31¼" to 32½".

 

 

The UK "used Ping" color fitting chart can be a bit misleading.

Take a look at the Ping company site chart to see how the full color grid works.

http://www.ping.com/uploadedFiles/Custom_Fitting/PING_Color_Code_Chart.pdf

 

Wrist-to-floor is just a rough starting point for clubfitting. A fitter will have you hit some shots and check for best lie angle before making a final decision on upright, std or flat lies. The Ping company chart also gives a starting recommendation on shaft length, based on your height.

 

As far as the i10 irons go, if you have good numbers they might be a good match. What shaft (model, flex, weight) do the irons have?

 

As far as working the ball goes, you can hit a basic fade and draw with most any iron model, if you understand how the swing works. An i10 might allow you to flight the ball up and down a little more, but you would have to put in the practice time to learn to do it consistently.

 

What problems do you have with the Diablo Edge irons when it comes to working the ball?

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply! They are the awt stiff shafts and my main issue with the diablos is the size and lack of true accuracy. One day ill my six 150yds the next 180 and it will feel almost the same. So I'm looking for something with now feedback to produce a better consistent swing. Also I figure I can develop as a player with the pings over the diablo.
post #6 of 8

The i10 irons will have a different set-up and look than the Edges. If you get the i10 irons, you might get a lesson to help you break them in. A pro could give you some tips on the to get the most out of the i10s.

post #7 of 8

The Pings are going to better for you in the long run if you are serious about wanting to improve. If you are at least a decent striker of the ball then you shouldn't have any trouble with the Pings. I have always been a fan of the ping i-series. The I-10s are no exception

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Originally Posted by leftslice007 View Post

I hit them for a half hourish and they felt find height wise and I was the hitting the 6i about 175-180 with a nice draw but I'm not sure how much the mat helped me. I really want an iron I can grow with and learn to work the ball and I feel like the diablo irons arent something I could do that with. I just don't want to screw myself trying to be overzealous.

Never swung the Diablo Edge irons, so I can't compare, but I too like Ping irons.

In my case, I have decided to go away from irons "I can work", If they go straight, I'm happy. My irons world "work" when I wouldn't want them to. Any iron you can draw and fade when you want to.
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