Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 45
  1. #1
    Medal Winner
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    31

    Hit ping 4 iron 170 and taylor made 6 iron 170 WTF !

    Hi All

    Im on my second set of pings since returning to playing golf 1st set was i3+ second set was i5 both i like very much however being 6'3" with apparently a good consistent swing i got no length at all so i compared my freinds new taylor mades and found i hit my i5 4 iron 170 yards and his taylor made 6 iron the same distance WHY is it down to technology or just the brand dont suit me

    H/C 15

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Money List Winner Lord Tyrion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Northumberland
    Posts
    5,936

    Re: Hit ping 4 iron 170 and taylor made 6 iron 170 WTF !

    It may not suit you but it is also likely that the loft of the TM 6 iron is similar to your Ping 4 iron. Check the lofts out online before deciding the Pings are rubbish, it may surprise you.

    Don't forget to beware the "trying another club" syndrome. This guarantees a fantastic strike but that does not necessarily continue when you actually buy said club.
    Nike Covert 2.0 Driver, Cobra Baffler 5w, Nike Covert Hybrid, Cleveland CG16 Irons , Cleveland Wedges, Ping Cadence Anser W Putter

  3. #3
    Journeyman Pro ADB's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    2,299

    Re: Hit ping 4 iron 170 and taylor made 6 iron 170 WTF !

    lofts are stronger - your I5 has 24 degrees of loft and the TM M2 6 iron (as an example) has 25 degrees - add in some new tech and its no wonder the distances were similar.
    Ping G25, Mizuno MP60 - 2 iron, Mizuno MX-23 3-PW, Mizuno TP 9 SW, Odyssey No.7
    H'Cap 2015 - 9.2, 9.0, 8.7
    Member: www.pyecombegolfclub.com
    Formerly: snaphookwedge

  4. #4

    Re: Hit ping 4 iron 170 and taylor made 6 iron 170 WTF !

    It will most likely be the lofts. Taylormade lofts have been strengthened throughout the bag. The Ping i3+ 4 iron is 24 degrees of loft and the Taylormade rsi1 6 iron is 26.5 degrees of loft and the new M2 6 is 25 degrees!!

    So basically the 4 iron in the pings is nearly exactly the same as the 6 iron in the new M2 irons. Check the lofts of both of the clubs and i'm sure you'll see a big difference between them. The numbers don't mean anything anymore
    H/C: 16.9 Carnalea Golf Club, Bangor, Northern Ireland. Driver: Ping G LS tec. 3 wood: TM M2 HL Hybrids: TM M2 3, TM RBZ Stage2 4. Irons: Ping G 5-PW. Wedges: SM6- 50, 56, 60. Putter: Odyssey 2-ball Fang Tank

  5. #5
    Medal Winner
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    31

    Re: Hit ping 4 iron 170 and taylor made 6 iron 170 WTF !

    some very interesting reading there thanks guys

  6. #6
    Q-School Graduate
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    985

    Re: Hit ping 4 iron 170 and taylor made 6 iron 170 WTF !

    Some newer TMs will also be built to put less spin on the ball. This may increase distance (which is why people get excited about minimizing driver spin rates), but may not be what you want in an iron. Spin, after all, is what helps a ball stop on a green. Always a nice thing to be able to do, even with a 4 iron.

  7. #7
    Tour Rookie Hosel Fade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Surrey/Berks
    Posts
    1,103

    Re: Hit ping 4 iron 170 and taylor made 6 iron 170 WTF !

    Depends which TM iron but there are some GI ones M2 for example with very very low lofts and very light shafts (80 odd grams vs 120odd for your standard dynamic gold or KBS tour). They manage to maintain decent launch angles due to weighting in the clubhead and the very low kickpoint in the stock shaft but don't put much spin on the ball helping distance but reducing stopping power when it lands.

    M2 7 iron is 28.5* whereas the 7 iron in a Mizuno JPX-900 Pro or a Titleist AP2 is 34*. The move towards stronger lofts in anything but the most "player" focused models is common across all the brands, for example the JPX-900 Forged is already down to 31.5* compared to the Pro. In the end all that matters is that you have consistent yardages with good gaps.
    Last edited by Hosel Fade; 15-May-2017 at 15:13.
    9.5* Ping i20 Stock Stiff
    15* Taylormade R15 Fujikura FUEL 60 S
    18* Adams Pro DHY Aldila Tour Blue 85 S
    4-PW John Letters Master Model S300
    52*,56*,60* John Letters Tour Black DG Spinner
    34" Odyssey Metal X Milled #1
    2016 Handicap par 73 SSS71 - 10.0 -> 10.1 (NR,95 adj) -> 10.2 (net 79)
    http://www.driftgolfclub.com/golf/

  8. #8
    Club Champion
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Darlington, Co Durham
    Posts
    81

    Re: Hit ping 4 iron 170 and taylor made 6 iron 170 WTF !

    Ignore the number on the bottom and all the talk about 'jacked lofts', if companies put out irons in what people called traditional lofts these days, the ball would travel further up than it would travel forward

    The new technology that allows players to launch the ball easier means that to maintain distances the lofts have to be made stronger, and you will also probably find that the newer clubs will spin less due to this technology. In some cases you might think this would be a problem, but more often than not, the ball will be descending at a much steeper angle and therefore doesn't need as much spin to get it to stop

    Even with the new technology and lower spinning irons, I find that full shots with almost any of my irons has very little roll-out when hitting into a green from a fairway

    At the end of the day, as long as you know how far you hit each iron in your bag it doesn't matter what number is on the bottom, play your own game
    Driver - Callaway Great Big Bertha (Speeder 665 Evo II TS) Fairway - Taylormade RBZ 3W, 5W (Matrix Ozik Xcon 5) Irons - Srixon Z545 4-PW (Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130) Wedges - Cleveland RTX 2.0 48CB / 52 / 58 (Nippon WV Wedge Shafts) Putter - Odyssey O-Works 1W Ball - Callaway Chrome Soft

  9. #9
    Assistant Pro
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    243

    Re: Hit ping 4 iron 170 and taylor made 6 iron 170 WTF !

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDoctor View Post
    Ignore the number on the bottom and all the talk about 'jacked lofts', if companies put out irons in what people called traditional lofts these days, the ball would travel further up than it would travel forward

    The new technology that allows players to launch the ball easier means that to maintain distances the lofts have to be made stronger, and you will also probably find that the newer clubs will spin less due to this technology. In some cases you might think this would be a problem, but more often than not, the ball will be descending at a much steeper angle and therefore doesn't need as much spin to get it to stop

    Even with the new technology and lower spinning irons, I find that full shots with almost any of my irons has very little roll-out when hitting into a green from a fairway

    At the end of the day, as long as you know how far you hit each iron in your bag it doesn't matter what number is on the bottom, play your own game
    finally someone who gets it......

  10. #10
    Club Champion
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Darlington, Co Durham
    Posts
    81

    Re: Hit ping 4 iron 170 and taylor made 6 iron 170 WTF !

    Quote Originally Posted by BristolMike View Post
    finally someone who gets it......
    Too much time spent somewhere else.....How's the herniated disc
    Driver - Callaway Great Big Bertha (Speeder 665 Evo II TS) Fairway - Taylormade RBZ 3W, 5W (Matrix Ozik Xcon 5) Irons - Srixon Z545 4-PW (Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130) Wedges - Cleveland RTX 2.0 48CB / 52 / 58 (Nippon WV Wedge Shafts) Putter - Odyssey O-Works 1W Ball - Callaway Chrome Soft

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest Golf News

Tiger Woods Says He “Hasn’t Felt This Good In Years”

The 14-time major winner has successfully undergone surgery on his back for the fourth time

May 25, 2017

BMW PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips

A stellar field has assembled at stunning Wentworth, check out who we think will do well with these BMW PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips

May 23, 2017

DEAN & DELUCA Invitational Betting Tips

The PGA Tour are still in Texas for a newly named tournament, check out who we think will do well with these DEAN & DELUCA Invitational Golf Betting Tips

May 23, 2017

Jordan Spieth defends Dean & Deluca Invitational

The PGA Tour remains in Texas this week for the Dean & Deluca Invitational in Fort Worth. Jordan Spieth defends the title at Colonial Country Club.

May 23, 2017

Chris Wood defends BMW PGA Championship

The European Tour heads home to Wentworth this week for the circuit’s flagship event. England’s Chris Wood defends the BMW PGA Championship.

May 23, 2017