First post here... I started playing WGT a little over two months ago, and am now at the Tour Pro tier, with an average just over 67.3, so I guess the Master tier should, in theory, be just around the corner. I reached Level 59 a couple of nights ago (am now at Level 60) and, per almost all the recommendations I have read, went ahead and bought the Level 59 Ping i500 irons after the free two hour demo.
My first club purchases came a few weeks prior to that, with the 56/60/64 degree Vokey wedges (high 20s/low 30s level), and those have proven incredibly useful. Full swing, full power shots with them are just fantastic, and I am also learning to punch, pitch and flop pretty effectively with them. When I hit Level 55, I bought the TM SIM driver at that level, and have been extremely happy with it as well, though at times the distance gets the better of me and I overhit it.
So far, however, I am struggling with these L59 Ping irons. I play exclusively on mobile (iPad) and so hitting the ding can be somewhat challenging; that said, they're only slightly faster (4 vs 4.5) than the Starters, which I had managed pretty well in the past, so I don't think I am missing the ding significantly more often or by greater amounts than I was before. They also have slightly less forgiveness (2.5 vs. 3) than the Starters, but my non-dinged shots with the Pings are much less predictable than they were with the Starters. Sometimes shots will come up way short, others will fly super long, and still others will veer off to the side - and I am usually not missing the ding by much at all. Do you really have to hit flat on the ding for these clubs to work as advertised? I have found the PW to be pretty dang effective, and would buy that club by itself if that were possible, but I am so far having a really hard time adjusting to the numbered irons.
I have tried several different balls with these - the Starters, the WGT GI-2S, the L34 Callaway ERC Soft Slow Meter, and now the Srixion L11 ball. The L34 Callaways were probably the best - the slower meter did help, but I still wasn't wild about the results I was getting, and those are a bit pricey considering the amount I like to play. (We have taken the quarantine quite seriously, so this is a fun and useful way to pass the time.)
Any suggestions as to how long I should stick it out getting used to these clubs, or other steps I should take to help me better acclimate to them? I know that I need to be patient, but it's quite irritating to see my game regress with gear I actually spent good money on; I am not someone who typically spends much time at all gaming, period, much less pays for in-game upgrades, so my frustration is mounting! I actually am giving some thought to trading them in and going to the L54 Ben Hogan clubs, which I demoed a few weeks ago and liked pretty well. I would also entertain any other club suggestions that more experienced players might have. I know that the consensus is that high-loft irons eventually become imperative, but if I can't control them, I do wonder if this set is just not for me.
Thanks for any feedback!