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I have recently made a move into the world of Ping with a new Ping G410 driver and a set of G425 Irons. After 20 years of playing I got myself fitted and found I needed a 2 degree flat iron. Ping was easy to get fitted. I like the 410 driver with its 8 different adjustment hosle.  Hitting much longer and straighter. I would love to try more Ping clubs at a Demo day if I could find one.

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26 minutes ago, snow bird said:

I have recently made a move into the world of Ping with a new Ping G410 driver and a set of G425 Irons. After 20 years of playing I got myself fitted and found I needed a 2 degree flat iron. Ping was easy to get fitted. I like the 410 driver with its 8 different adjustment hosle.  Hitting much longer and straighter. I would love to try more Ping clubs at a Demo day if I could find one.

I've attended 3 demo days this year... Titleist, Callaway and Taylormade.  In my life I've never been to a Ping demo day.  Not saying they don't exist...

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4 hours ago, snow bird said:

I have recently made a move into the world of Ping with a new Ping G410 driver and a set of G425 Irons. After 20 years of playing I got myself fitted and found I needed a 2 degree flat iron. Ping was easy to get fitted. I like the 410 driver with its 8 different adjustment hosle.  Hitting much longer and straighter. I would love to try more Ping clubs at a Demo day if I could find one.


You can find the nearest demo day with this site.

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I’m a Tech Rep for Ping... meaning I do the demo/fitting days.  I live in Massachusetts and due to COVID there are no “demo days “here or in NH.  Everything is done by appointment.  The facility offers it as a “fitting” day and people that sign up are assigned a time slot.  I am then given the paper with the scheduled appointments.  Around here Taylormade and Callway have been instructed to do the same per state regulations.

 

So there are no more “free for all “demo days where anyone and theirs brother just walks up to hit clubs.

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30 minutes ago, Typhoon92 said:

I’m a Tech Rep for Ping... meaning I do the demo/fitting days.  I live in Massachusetts and due to COVID there are no “demo days “here or in NH.  Everything is done by appointment.  The facility offers it as a “fitting” day and people that sign up are assigned a time slot.  I am then given the paper with the scheduled appointments.  Around here Taylormade and Callway have been instructed to do the same per state regulations.

 

So there are no more “free for all “demo days where anyone and theirs brother just walks up to hit clubs.

Yes, of the 2 demo days I've attended this year and the one I'm about to attend... they're all by appointment... half hour sessions.  No line up of guys up and down the range whacking drivers and irons like in the old days.

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On 5/21/2021 at 9:07 PM, Typhoon92 said:

I’m a Tech Rep for Ping... meaning I do the demo/fitting days.  I live in Massachusetts and due to COVID there are no “demo days “here or in NH.  Everything is done by appointment.  The facility offers it as a “fitting” day and people that sign up are assigned a time slot.  I am then given the paper with the scheduled appointments.  Around here Taylormade and Callway have been instructed to do the same per state regulations.

 

So there are no more “free for all “demo days where anyone and theirs brother just walks up to hit clubs.

I understand the Covid shutting down demo days.Governor Baker is reopening things this weekend. Do you think Ping will consider starting up demo days again?  

I understand your frustration with having "Free for all" Demo days but how else are you going to get people to try your product? I have recently bought a set of G 425 Irons and a G410 Driver all new. I love them both and would like to add a Ping 7 wood to my lineup. At $300 I want to at least have a chance to try it along side Ping Hybrids. Most stores allow you to try them with a fitting that cost $50. The $50 is credited toward the club purchase but that kind of makes the experience less than enjoyable to say the least.

 

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On 5/21/2021 at 9:07 PM, Typhoon92 said:

I’m a Tech Rep for Ping... meaning I do the demo/fitting days.  I live in Massachusetts and due to COVID there are no “demo days “here or in NH.  Everything is done by appointment.  The facility offers it as a “fitting” day and people that sign up are assigned a time slot.  I am then given the paper with the scheduled appointments.  Around here Taylormade and Callway have been instructed to do the same per state regulations.

 

So there are no more “free for all “demo days where anyone and theirs brother just walks up to hit clubs.

Can I order a Ping club without those Arrcos grips? I have grips I would be happy to get the club with no grip rather then the Arrcos grip.

 

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You can order without Arrcos... don’t think you can order with no grip though.

On 5/28/2021 at 6:37 PM, snow bird said:

I understand the Covid shutting down demo days.Governor Baker is reopening things this weekend. Do you think Ping will consider starting up demo days again?  

I understand your frustration with having "Free for all" Demo days but how else are you going to get people to try your product? I have recently bought a set of G 425 Irons and a G410 Driver all new. I love them both and would like to add a Ping 7 wood to my lineup. At $300 I want to at least have a chance to try it along side Ping Hybrids. Most stores allow you to try them with a fitting that cost $50. The $50 is credited toward the club purchase but that kind of makes the experience less than enjoyable to say the least.

 

Ping actually doesn’t want to do the demo days.  Rather “by appointment “ fittings.  Seems to be their post Covid direction.

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10 minutes ago, Typhoon92 said:

You can order without Arrcos... don’t think you can order with no grip though.

Ping actually doesn’t want to do the demo days.  Rather “by appointment “ fittings.  Seems to be their post Covid direction.

Grrr... that's unfortunate.  I was debating getting new Glide wedges (I have first-generation Ping Glides) and getting fit for them.  Maybe that's the impetus to get me to go with the Edel wedges.

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22 hours ago, Shindig said:

Grrr... that's unfortunate.  I was debating getting new Glide wedges (I have first-generation Ping Glides) and getting fit for them.  Maybe that's the impetus to get me to go with the Edel wedges.

I bought the G425 Irons and hated the Arccos grips. Sent them back to Ping and they regriped them for me. Since they were my first Ping clubs I ever owned. I love them and since have repacked most of my bag with new Ping G 410's  not G425 because you don't have to deal with the Arccos grip. The G410's are hard to find new. Still looking for a G 410 7 wood with regular shaft.

I can't help but think that Ping made a big mistake by offering the Arccos standard when most golfers don't want it. They should at least offer a non Arccos grip standard also.

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On 6/14/2021 at 11:52 AM, Shindig said:

Grrr... that's unfortunate.  I was debating getting new Glide wedges (I have first-generation Ping Glides) and getting fit for them.  Maybe that's the impetus to get me to go with the Edel wedges.

I hear ya Shindig... I grew up going to demo days!!  Loved them!!  All you have to do is look when there is a Ping day somewhere, call the place and get a time slot.  It’s free, no obligation to buy.... and you get individualized attention instead of just flying blind.

 

Right now lead times on stick items... not custom orders is 12 weeks.  A lot of the events have been cancelled because of that.  I know all mine are.

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Pre-COVID, Ping would show up at the St. Louis Golf Expo, and a few of the course-based demo days during season. The Ping team always had at least two of their experienced product reps.

 

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