The new Ping G range of woods and irons utilises ground-breaking technology and improved aerodynamics to deliver more distance and forgiveness for all golfers
New Ping G range unveiled
Ping have officially revealed the new G Series range of woods and irons replacing the popular G30 series. Within the range is a new Ping G driver, which features ground-breaking Dragon Fly crown technology that saves eight grams of weight, allowing Ping engineers to move the CG position deeper in the head for higher launch and forgiveness.
Three new fairway woods join the driver, giving golfers even more options off the tee and a new category in the form of the unique Ping Crossover has been opened. Topping off this exciting new product line is the Ping G iron, which comes boasts a fresh look and lots of new technology to improve distances, feel and accuracy.
Click on the links below for more information on the new Ping G range as well as full video reviews of the signature products.
Ping G driver
The new Ping G driver features revolutionary Dragon Fly technology on the crown creating a striking look at address and saving weight, allowing the club to launch the ball higher and be more forgiving on off-centre hits. Changes to the turbulators as well as the addition of Vortec technology on the rear of the clubhead reduces aerodynamic drag for increased clubhead speed.
Ping G fairways and hybrid
The Ping G fairway woods and hybrid features a cascading sole design, which produces more face bending at impact for faster ball speeds. The adjustable Ping G fairway wood comes in three versions – standard, SF Tec and Stretch, the latter being a larger and with a more forward CG. A lower leading edge aids playability from the turf while the hybrids now feature turbulators on the crown to assist alignment.
Ping G Crossover
Ping have opened up a new category with the creation of the Ping G Crossover, designed to offer the control and accuracy of an iron with the distance of a hybrid. It has a thin, flat face for increased ball speed, toe-weighting for hybrid-like forgiveness and a tiered internal sole design to create a larger sweetspot.
Ping G irons
The Ping G irons bring a fresh look and new technology to Ping’s game improvement iron model. Cor-Eye technology, which also features on the Ping GMax irons, increases ball speed and distance as well as launch angle while a more rounded top edge creates a thinner look.
The Custom Tuning Port (CTP) now connects to the sole to move the weight lower and further back, increasing forgiveness. A new AWT (Ascending Weight Technology) 2.0 shaft is lighter in the long irons to increase launch and speed and progressively heavier toward the short irons for improved trajectory and control.
Ping G on Tour
The first sighting of the new Ping G driver came last week when Ping staff player Bubba Watson tweeted a video of himself hitting a shot apparently with a new Ping G Series prototype driver.
While technical details about the Ping G driver were unclear, it appeared to have a number of sections on the back of the crown which could possibly be designed to save overall weight in the head.
There were also turbulators on the crown, which featured on the current Ping G30 driver. There were also some cavities on the sole and a weight port at the back.
Watson was competing in the opening event of the 2016 PGA Tour season, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, at the plantation course in Kapalua, Hawaii. He put the new Ping G driver in play, finishing T-10th for the second year running at the event. He also finished T-2 in driving distance, average 320.1 yards off the tee. Sweden’s David Lingmerth also put the new driver in the bag, eventually finishing T-15.
Bubba Watson’s drivers are usually pink, unlike the versions usually found at retail and in the hands of other Ping tour players.
The Ping G30 driver has been one of the best-selling drivers in the last couple of years. It comes in three versions – standard G30, a low spin LS Tec version and an SF Tec version. SF stands for Straight Flight, and features more draw bias for those golfers that tend to slice the ball.
The turbulators on the crown of the Ping G30 driver are said to reduce aerodynamic drag during the downswing, therefore increasing clubhead speed and distance.
Here is a link to Bubba Watson’s tweet with the hashtag #GDriver
The Ping GMax irons are super game improver clubs geared towards beginners and high handicappers by offering maximum forgiveness and distance through their size, construction and strong lofts. They have lighter shafts in the long irons to make them easier to hit.