Ping has announced two new iron models, a new Glide wedge and two additions to the Cadence TR putter family. The new GMax iron (pictured) introduces ‘COR-Eye Technology’, an innovative design said to increase flexing across the entire face for faster ball speeds that produce distance and forgiveness. RRP: £96 per club steel shaft; £108 per club graphite shaft.
The new i iron, Ping’s first model to utilise 431stainless steel, is a softer players-style head that offers workability and ball-flight control with the forgiveness to ensure accuracy and consistency. Both new models are available with the Ping CFS Distance shaft. Golfers can also choose one of four popular after-market shafts with no surcharge. RRP: £112 per club steel shaft; £124 per club graphite shaft.
Ping’s new Glide ES (Eye Sole) wedge combines the technology of the original Eye2 sand wedge, including the tapered hosel and scooped sole, with the high-performance features of the Glide design to add another choice for improved play from bunkers and around the green. It joins the Glide standard sole (SS), thin sole (TS), and wide sole (WS), creating 16 loft and sole combinations to suit a player’s swing and most common turf conditions. RRP: £110 steel shaft; £125 graphite shaft
The Cadence TR putter series sees the addition of the Craz-e-r and Ketsch Mid. The Craz-e-r is an evolution of the successful Craz-E design, with a high-MOI featuring a floating sightline that extends from the top to the back of the putter for improved alignment. The Ketsch Mid, a smaller version of the award-winning Ketsch, provides golfers with a fully machined, high-MOI mallet-style head with advanced alignment features. Both models are engineered with ‘True Roll Technology’ grooves and are available in two weight options.
John A Solheim, Ping chairman and CEO said, “Our commitment to engineering without sacrifice continues to produce measurable performance benefits across our entire product line. For example, COR-Eye Technology in the GMax iron provides the rare combination of distance with control, giving you significantly more ball speed for shots that fly further and land softer. The i iron is a players-style design that appeals to golfers of all skill levels because of its all-around performance. It has a great look and provides workability, trajectory control and just the right amount of forgiveness. It’s already in the bags of several of our tour professionals.”
Solheim added, “The two new Cadence TR models bring golfers proven designs with some exciting advancements. When we introduced the Craz-E in 2003, it quickly became a top-selling alignment-style model due to its shape and optics. In the Craz-e-r, we’ve added a new sightline that makes alignment even easier. The Ketsch Mid provides the benefits of the original Ketsch in a smaller head size.”