PGA Tour player Scott McCarron called it a “scam,” but later apologized to Mickelson for the remark. Mickelson said he simply played with the club to assert the loophole that made it legal to use Ping Eye 2 irons. What you really want from this link is this statement; “Clubs that complied with the rules in effect before January 1, 2010 will continue to comply with the rules of golf until at least 2024, unless the condition is in effect. When the condition is in force, clubs must comply with the specifications applicable from 1 January 2010. Zing 2s, considered medium-sized iron, are still popular today and are considered some of the best irons ever made. The rackets are made of stainless steel covered with cavity, slightly weighted toes with an anti-drag sole. Most clubs were equipped with Ping JZ or ping 350 graphite steel shafts (regular to extra rigid). If I remember correctly, the USGA said in 1990 that the ping violated a rule already in place based on how the USGA defined the measures. There was no rule change, Ping just introduced new grooves on the Eye2. Ping filed a lawsuit and they settled out of court. Ping changed the way they made their grooves, and the USGA was essentially a forever grandfather in the “old” Eye2 clubs. If the sleeping angles of your clubs are 1 degree larger than the manufacturer`s standard, your clubs are 1 degree flat. If your sleeping angles are 1 degree lower, the clubs are straight by 1 degree. It has nothing to do with whether it is a good rule or even a fair rule.
It has to do with the facts. The fact is that this is not a scam. Ping Eye 2 rackets (iron and wedges) became a lifetime grandfather in 1993 as part of a settlement in a lawsuit brought by Ping against the USGA. In short, any Ping Eye 2 manufactured before March 31, 1990 is subject to the rules as long as the USGA regulates the game. Most importantly, this fact was visible to everyone in August. From 2008. That`s when the USGA announced it would implement the condition of competition in 2010. And if you happen to talk about the changes of 2010 (which had very little to do with the Eye2 clubs before 1990), who among us was really affected? Some very high level players had to change quickly, the rest of us still have 5 years before we had to stick to it. I have already gone through at least a few sentences of “compliant” iron, it has had no effect on me.
As you say, why are WE making it a big deal? Big Bertha is the name that Callaway Golf has given to a number of its lines of golf clubs. The name was chosen to commemorate the famous German howitzer Big Bertha. The original Big Bertha pilot was launched in 1991. The following information explains how PING clubs introduced after 1982 are affected by various USGA/R&A groove rules, including the new “Competition Condition” announced in 2008. NOTE: Due to the competitive conditions of 2010, at a later date for models introduced before 2009, there will be no replacement/filling of clubs that match the original crack dimensions of the models. Currently, the clubs that PING provides as a replacement and/or replacement for these models have the original ribar dimensions of this model and are protected by the USGA and R&A rules of golf for most amateurs – as described in section 2 above. If these “Original Groove Pattern” rackets are no longer available to provide a replacement/fill in order, PING will either cease to (1) offer a replacement/fill for that racquet; or (2) change the groove model of that replacement/filling club to meet the 2010 competition conditions. The square grooves were briefly banned from the PGA Tour, simply because of a PGA rule that had nothing to do with the legality of the clubs themselves. According to the study you believe, square grooves do not provide a competitive advantage or they offer slightly higher crude turnover rates. There have been a few publications recently suggesting that there are still people (including, unfortunately, some club professionals) who believe that square grooves are illegal. The truth is that while tourism professionals search for clubs on the Internet, there must be a small caveat. Ping continued Eye 2s after 1990.
Potential buyers should get the club`s serial number and call Ping to make sure the clubs are the ones that have the grandfather before closing a deal. Or they could just call Lee Westwood. “I could do it more than anyone else because I have thousands of ping corners,” said the Englishman, who has been playing ping since he was young. “I have the option to [use] them, but I don`t use them.” “A line has been crossed,” Mickelson said after the third round at Torrey Pines. I was publicly slandered. I agree. A Google search for “Mickelson cheat” yielded 685,000 visits. Not the kind of publicity you want if you`re Lefty – who didn`t do anything wrong – or the other two players (Tim Herron, Hunter Mahan) who use Eye 2 Wedges in San Diego before 1990 (nine players had Eye 2s in the game, but six of them were post-1990 clubs with the new grooves). I probably have a bias. As an engineer and creator of amateur clubs, I have great respect for Karsten Solheim.
As an engineer and a citizen, I have a great deal of contempt for legal eagles who try to solve business and technical problems, either through litigation or, worse, through legal intimidation. Therefore, I tend to be biased towards Karsten and against the PGA Tour. But the USGA? I have served on the regulator`s technical committee in another sport (sailboat racing in the Albacore class) and I understand and respect the POSITION of the USGA; I think they have behaved impeccably throughout the case, but I do not think that is what it is all about. The auction was lively. More than 20 of the auctions had received more than 10 bids, and one club — a Ping Eye 2 BeCu Copper Black Dot sand corner with the words “SQUARE GROOVE” in capital letters — had 29 bids, bringing the price to $129. However, this price level is not enough for some. Fourteen enterprising souls listed clubs for $200 or more, one trying to squeeze $499 for a single club and another trying to squeeze $1,000 for a beryllium-copper combination at 54 and 58 degrees. Not bad considering the value of a Ping Eye 2 coin is $23.15, according to the value guide PGA.com, which bases its prices on eBay sales of the product.
Paul Lawrie, who won the 1999 British Open in the playoffs with Jean Van De Velde and Justin Leonard on Wilson clubs, is back in the business. Prior to joining Qatar Masters commercial bank, Lawrie signed with Wilson (he backed the company`s products in 1993) and put the Wilson Staff FG Tour iron and Tw9 coins in his pocket. Lawrie missed the cut at Doha CC. In the late 80s, I bought a set of Ping Eye 2 irons. I`m pretty sure they have the square grooves. I know there was a problem with the grooves, but I assumed that my clubs were included in every change. Yesterday, someone I played golf with said to me (with a wry smile as I looked at my irons): “Then you like to play illegal clubs.” I never thought about it, but now I`m curious. Are my irons illegal??? Every contribution is appreciated. Thanks, Ed All ping rackets made until 2010 were made with square grooves. The PING logo is located on the back of the iron with the club brand, name and serial number of the manufacturer Karsten. Ping clubs include: G10, V2 Rapture, i10, S57, S59, Rhapsody, G5, Zing, Eye 2 and Eye 2+. A deal reached 20 years ago that settled Ping`s lawsuits against the PGA Tour and the U.S.
Golf Association became a grandfather in ping clubs as long as they were made before April 1, 1990 and did not change. But Ping agreed to waive his rights under the settlement. Stating that the use of square or U-grooves in golf irons “changed the nature of the game,” the PGA Tour Policy Board today declared clubs with square grooves illegal for use in PGA Tour events beginning January 1, 1990. Simply breathtaking sticks. And you`re fine until 2024, unless you`re really good and you`re playing in a USGA championship or [email protected]. But just get the serial number of the hostel and ping via email, they are excellent at giving you the information you need. Have fun with the eye2s! Are vice golf balls legal then? Are vice balls legal? Yes, all five (professional balls and others) are 100% legal. They are a USGA and R&A approved golf ball, so you can play them in tournaments around the world. Yes, it`s funny how the conversation started during an economic downturn and went into effect towards the end.
“I have an idea, we`re really going to fuck with the lofts and tell them that the clubs are going further.” “Hey Bob, now we`re really going to be able to finally move those scrap corners.” The wording of the settlement included the USGA`s approval that the dispute was “of a technical nature” and not a conviction for square grooves; In addition, “there was no competitive advantage for a club user.” At this point, the PGA Tour has been suspended dry. Their argument was never that of the USGA, and they could no longer hide behind the rock of the USGA. I think this stupid groove rule is supposed to be for club makers to make more clubs to sell us. The standard sleeping angle of pilots and woods is between 56 and 60 degrees, hybrid / rescue rackets between 58 and 62 degrees, iron between 61 and 64 degrees. For corners, it is almost always 63 or 64 degrees.