Ping’s new Rhapsody clubs for women are said to be engineered for slower swing speeds. The new Rhapsody range includes, driver, fairway woods, hybrid and iron set, plus putters.
The adjustable Rhapsody driver has a pearl-colored 460cc head that is centrifugally cast allowing an increase in the MOI for greater accuracy. Ping says the thin face helps maximise ball speed for adding distance. Turbulators in the crown of the Ti 8-1-1 head reduce aerodynamic drag, leading to increased clubhead speed and ball velocity. Heel weighting promotes head rotation to square the face for consistently solid impact. RRP £289.
The high-MOI three, five and seven woods are designed to launch the ball easily from the tee or the turf for greater distance and accuracy. Heel weighting promotes rotation in the 17-4 stainless steel head to square the face at impact for longer, straighter results. A lighter overall system mass helps generate clubhead speed, and a thin face produces faster ball velocity for added distance. RRP £165.
A blended hybrid-iron set combines easy-to-hit hybrids and high-launching, forgiving perimeter-weighted irons to optimise distance control and gapping. The stainless steel irons and hybrids offer lighter overall system mass for generating clubhead speed, ball velocity and distance, especially from slower swing speeds. In the irons, an elastomer cavity badge ensures a soft yet solid feel. Slightly longer shafts and stronger lofts optimise trajectory, distance, and gapping. In the hybrids, the face is thin to generate faster ball speeds for greater distance. A low-back centre of gravity promotes higher launch and elevates the MOI for increased forgiveness and accuracy. Irons available are from five to nine with three wedges at RRP £95 per club. Three hybrids are available, 4H (22º), 5H (26º), 6H (30º), also at £95 per club.
Rhapsody putters feature Ping’s True-Roll Technology with three models available, the B60, Anser 2 and Craz-E with RRPs from £130 to £173.
John Solheim stated, “Based on our studies of women’s swing dynamics, we engineered the Rhapsody Series with a lighter overall system mass, higher lofts and optimised lengths. As a result, women will have an easier time getting the ball airborne and hitting it straight, and that’s going to improve performance and inspire confidence.”