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Ping i3 O-size Irons Review

Ping i3 O-size


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Price for steel shaft


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Review Abstract
Consumers say the i3 O-Size irons from Ping are “wonderful” clubs. Hailed for their forgiveness, solid feel, high trajectory and great spin, they are “easy-to-hit” and “accurate.” The i3’s boast an “aggressive look,” and players have seen an immediate difference in their accuracy. One of the only drawbacks of these irons: they are expensive. However, reviewers say the "playability of the i3’s make them well worth the cost."


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March 18, 2015

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Reviewed by: noslice ,  Shoots in the 80s

Model Reviewed:
Ping i3 o-size irons

Summary:
I recently picked up a set of Ping i3 O-size irons (3-sw) with True Temper stiff Tri-gold shafts. Apparently, these shafts were only available for one or two seasons back around 2000. From what I've read, they didn't get much love and were discontinued. In any event, I like them a lot. This is my second set of i3 O-size irons. I should have kept the first set a decade ago. I love these clubs. It has taken me about 20 sets to find my way back. I've tried Ping i3+s,i3+ blades, i5s,g2s,g10s,and i15s as well as other brands. My latest set was the g10s. I just couldn't get used to the high ball flight and wide soles.

I've played just a few rounds in cold, windy weather so far, but these irons just want to stay straight. The lower, boring trajectory is perfect- not high like many of the newer game improvement irons. I do think these might be a half club to one club shorter than some of what I've played recently, but won't be sure until I'm able to hit these in warmer weather without 20 mph swirling winds. I really don't care if they are a little shorter because they just feel so right with good contact. They have a bit of a thud sound instead of the clicky sound of newer models.

I've always been partial to Ping irons, and I think these will be my go to clubs for now on. Oh yeah, they are built like tanks.

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8 sets of Pings, Callaway x-12s, x-22 tour, x-hot(hated), Diablo forged(my backup set, very nice and long), 3 sets of Mizunos, Titleist 822 OS, Adams CB3s, Cleveland TA5s and TA7s, and others.



Review Date
June 17, 2012

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Reviewed by: shagnut ,  Shoots in the 80s

Model Reviewed:
ping i3 o-size

Summary:
bought a set of the i3's a few weeks ago,blue dot,so far they feel very comforable when i'am swinging them,even when useing the longer irons(3-4)distance with these irons for me has increase about 10 yards per club.really like the jz shafts in regular flex steel also.if you get a chance try these irons out you may be surprised how much you like them,but make sure you have the proper fit for you.



Review Date
June 3, 2012

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Reviewed by: Dimplings ,  Shoots in the 90s

Model Reviewed:
Ping I-3 OS

Summary:
No need for yet another post about playability. Let's talk about durability. These, and a handful of other irons from Ping and Callaway, are among the most durable ever made. Newer clubs, even from Ping, are not even in the same category. Case in point, look at two year old Titleist AP1s or AP2s, TaylorMades, Clevelands. Wear is already evident.

Ping used to be an engineering company. Now, like everyone else, it is primarily a marketing company.

Ping's legendary relationship with its customers is a direct result of how well its early clubs were engineered and how well they kept their looks. That may change in the future.

The I-3s I have are the best irons out of 20 or 30 sets I've owned over the years.

They are probably the last of a dying breed of well engineered, well constructed irons.



Review Date
May 28, 2012

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Reviewed by: bkbroilr ,  Shoots in the 80s

Model Reviewed:
Ping i-3 O Size irons

Summary:
For the midhandicapper, these are very good irons that many before me have stated, i use the 3-6 irons with TA Evo 31s 7-PW , the Ping longer irons give me that forgiveness and consistency from 220 yds. and the Evos give me that dead accuracy and flight from 160 yds. in , a nice balance. I do intend to take these to a Ping dealer to get the clubheads adjusted, i have the black dots in this model but i find with the 6-PW that i overdraw too much therefore im probably suited for the face to be a bit flatter, probably a red dot code , i do however like the bit of draw i get from the 3 to 5 irons especially in windy conditions so when all is said and done my set will be a mixture of black and red dot lies. Overall, well balanced clubs , they do a little bit of everything , i think next i will venture in the i-3 Blades just being the club junkie i am !



Review Date
July 31, 2010

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Reviewed by: HCC ,  Shoots in the 100s

Model Reviewed:
Ping i/3 O-Size

Summary:
I've been playing off and on for over a year now and these were the set my Dad gave me to start out (steel shaft). I've been very happy with them. Whenever I go home, I borrow my Dad's spare Ping G10 set, but I notice I tend to hit the i/3's a little further and just as straight. Without swinging very hard (I have no business putting any real power yet into my golf shots), I can carry my 7 iron about 135 yards. The same shot with the G10 are definitely under 130 to carry. (To put in perspective, I'm about average height and when I've put more around a 90-95% swing and happen to make good contact with the ball, my 7 iron will carry 150)



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