Ping has made three significant new product announcements with the G30 LS Tec (Low-Spin Technology) driver, Glide wedges and Cadence TR putters.
With the G30 LS Tec driver a sole weight positions the CG extremely low and back (slightly forward of the standard G30 driver) to generate low, stable spin (approximately 400 rpm less) with a high MOI for flight control and distance on off-centre performance. Ping’s Turbulator Technology on the crown reduces aerodynamic drag on the downswing to help increase clubhead speed, and a thin T9S titanium face increases ball velocity for more distance. Using Trajectory Tuning+ Technology, players can add or subtract up to one degree of loft. The high-balance-point TFC 419D shaft has a CG closer to the grip end, promoting a simultaneous increase in the clubhead’s energy, momentum and inertia. RRP £299.
The Glide wedges proprietary Dyla-wedge grip is three-quarters of an inch longer to encourage gripping down to control ball flight. The CFS Wedge shaft is optimised in weight, flex and balance to provide a stable feel and lower ball flights. Three versatile sole designs vary in width – standard, wide, and thin – enabling players to be fit for their angle of attack and common turf conditions. In lofts from 47 through to 54, loft-optimised Gorge grooves have a 16º sidewall to maximise groove volume for improved performance on full shots. A 24º sidewall and tighter radius in lofts 56 to 60 optimise spin on chips and pitches. The chrome-plated 431 stainless steel head repels moisture to create more friction for improved spin and consistency in wet conditions and lies in the rough. RRP £105 steel shaft; £120 graphite shaft.
Ping says its Cadence TR models advance putter fitting by using different-weight face inserts. Traditional-weight models feature an aluminium insert (blue in colour) and typically fit golfers with mid-to-faster tempos and can help with lag putting. Heavy versions (black) add mass with a stainless steel insert to match slower-tempo strokes, and can lead to better results on shorter putts. Both face inserts feature the next generation of True Roll (TR) Technology grooves that provide forgiveness by normalising ball speeds across the face. They vary in depth and width from the centre of the face to significantly improve ball-speed consistency on putts of any length. RRP starting from £139.
John A Solheim, Ping chairman and CEO said, “Engineering performance without sacrifice means as we achieve more distance, for example, there’s no trade-off in forgiveness, accuracy or feel. Our Glide wedges have several innovations to make it our most versatile and consistent wedge line ever. In the Cadence TR putters, different-weighted face inserts represent a new approach to putter fitting for better results on the greens. The G30 LS Tec driver complements our industry-leading G30 driver family and is a great fit for golfers looking for that elusive combination of low spin and forgiveness.”