I Recently was so lucky to purchase an old set of PINK K1’s on Ebay and all I had to do was to change the grips to new ones..
As you can see on the picture, the irons are virtually unused, with no scratches whatsover on the soles..
I already have a set of original EYS’s and EYE 2’s and when I tried to compare the 3 different 7 irons and wedges they were very similar in performance.. Actually it seemed like the older design of the K1’s felt better than the two other PINGS..
I was very surprised, as I only bought the K1’s for fun, and because they were brand new (or at least unused).. I also have a set of Maltby Logic Tradition True Forged M-05, and compared to the other 7 irons the Maltby seemed to launch way higher..
Anyway.. -My question is this : even if the K1’s are almost 45-50 years old in design, can they compare to newer irons ?
Did these irons just fit me better, since they feel better, or is it really that good a design to still be able to compete with brand new designs ? -even the brand new ones from PING and other popular brands (also Maltby ofcause) ?
The MPF’s for the irons mentioned here are: (just for comparison)
K1’s : 826 (1972 Design) -First ping K1’s are from 1969 accordng to PING
EYE : 821 (1981 Design)
EYE 2 : 724 (1983 Design)
Maltby M05 : 716 (2003 Design)
Thanks for reading, and btw the PING K1’s are now a serious competitor to my Maltby’s for going in the bag.. -But I guess I could mix and match a set with both PING and Maltby irons ..