Ping Golf today launched its new G series of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons after developing knowledge and drawing inspiration from unlikely sources that include dragonfly wings. And Ping went one step further, creating a new club category with the G Crossover, combining the best of hybrid and iron technology. The new products, which are all custom fit and built to precise specifications, can be pre-ordered now at Ping-authorized golf shops around the world.
G Drivers (Standard, LS Tec, SF Tec): A close-up photograph of a dragonfly taken by John A. Solheim, Ping Chairman and CEO, was the inspiration for the primary innovation in the driver. Solheim was intrigued by the wing structure and shared the photo with a group of engineers. Inspired by biomimicry, an approach to innovation that emulates nature’s time-tested patterns, they created Dragonfly Technology. The complex exoskeleton design yields Ping’s thinnest (0.43 mm) and lightest crown to date, saving eight grams while creating an intricate and stable structure. The weight savings helped drive the centre of gravity lower and deeper than any Ping driver, increasing dynamic loft and elevating MOI significantly for maximizing distance and forgiveness. CDN MSRP $550
G Irons: The G iron utilizes revolutionary COR-Eye Technology (introduced in the GMax irons), which activates the sole, face and top rail in flexing for consistently faster ball speeds across the hotter face. The entire G set is heat treated using a specialized process that creates Hyper 17-4 alloy, which is 40% stronger than traditional 17-4 stainless steel. Metallurgical advancements combined with COR-Eye Technology provide four times the face flexing with improved stability. Weight saved from the face was allocated to the low toe and perimeter, creating a high MOI for extreme forgiveness. The new Ascending Weight Technology 2.0 shaft contributes to the improved performance of the G iron. The shafts get lighter as they progress from the short irons and pitching wedge to the long irons. Lighter long-iron shafts help square the clubface to increase club head speed and optimize flight for distance and accuracy. Heavier short iron shafts improve trajectory control and feel. CDN MSRP: $137.50 per club w/steel shaft; $156.25 per club w/graphite shaft
Crossover: Ping created a new category – the Crossover – to combine the precision, workability and control of an iron with the ball speed and forgiveness of a hybrid. The high-strength Carpenter 455 steel face is precision machined to an optimal thickness for greater face flexing, faster ball speeds and longer results. The flat face, narrow top rail and appropriate offset deliver iron-like accuracy and workability. An innovative cascading internal sole engages the entire face, sole and top rail in flexing to maximize distance. Extreme heel-toe weighting helps locate the center of gravity low-back and expands the perimeter weighting to create a high MOI for maximizing forgiveness. CDN MSRP $300
G Fairway Woods (Standard, SF Tec, Stretch): Nearly all golfers struggle getting the ball in the air easily with fairway woods. To solve that, the G fairway woods have a lower lead edge that yields 12% higher face impact, relative to the G30 series. The G SF Tec fairway woods have weight closer to the heel, a lighter swing weight, and higher lofts to produce right-to-left shot bend for players whose typical miss is to the right. CDN MSRP $370
G Hybrids: An innovative tiered internal sole helps activate face flexing to power the ball off the face faster for greater distance. The ultra-thin crown allows for a low-back center of gravity to ensure high launch, reduced spin and a higher MOI for maximizing forgiveness. The high- strength Carpenter 455 steel face is precision-machined to variable thickness, which saves weight and maximizes flexing to generate faster ball speeds across the face for consistently longer results. Like the G fairways, a unique process adds friction to the face to reduce spin. Crown turbulators and contrasting grooves on the face help provide a captured look and assist in aim and alignment, creating a consistently centered impact position. CDN MSRP $300