Current handicap: 5.7
Home Club: Greenmount GC
Current equipment line up
Driver: Nike SQ 10.5°
Fairway wood(s): Adams 4 wood
Irons: Titleist DCI 752
Wedges: Wilson Pro Staff
Putter: Rife Mallet
Ian is a six handicap golfer that has been out of the game for a while but is now coming back in to it. He is currently using some old Titleist irons and while they were quite consistent, fitter Steve Harrison knew the new Ping G irons could offer improvements in performance across the board.
“Ian was carrying the ball 150 yards with his current 7-iron. We got that up to 160 yards and produced a tighter dispersion with the Ping G irons, so he’s a full club longer now and his bad shots are more accurate.”
Ian was equally impressed with how the new Ping G iron performed.
“The big thing I noticed is how much more forgiving they were than my current irons. My dispersion was narrower, you can get away with more. They’re just generally easier to hit.”
Ian uses a square-headed driver which historically are known for being very forgiving but not necessarily the most aerodynamic.
“It was actually his dispersion that could have been tightened with his current driver,” Steve continued. “He hit the ball too high and both his launch and spin came down with the Ping G driver. We went to a lower loft, which helped increase his ball speed. In the end he gain 15 yards more carry with better accuracy as well, win win.”
‘The look of the club in the ground is completely different,” Ian said of the Ping G driver. “The club feels really nice, it has a nice balance to it and is easy to hit and very forgiving.”
To fill the gap between his four wood and his 4-iron, Ian deliberated between a hybrid and Crossover. Although he hit them both very well, he went with the Crossover as it provides a slightly stronger flight, which will help Ian as he plays on quite a windy course.”
New equipment line up
Driver: Ping G 9°
Fairway: Ping G 17.5°
Hybrid: Ping G Crossover 21°
Irons: Ping G 4-PW
Wedges: Ping Glide 50° SS, 54° SS and 58° SS
Putter: Ping Cadence TR Mid Ketch Heavy