• Bubba Watson’s pink driver available to buy
• Ping will donate $60 from each pink Ping G driver sale to charity
• Every driver comes with a Bubba ‘caricature’ headcover
Ping has made 6,000 limited edition pink Ping G drivers with $60 from each sale donated to the Bubba Watson Foundation.
The pink Ping G drivers are available for pre-order now through authorised Ping retailers around the world. The driver also comes with Bubba’s ‘caricature’ headcover. The RRP for the driver and headcover is £500.
The announcement marks the third time in four years that the company has partnered with Watson on the fundraiser, which will now surpass $1million.
“Ping and the Solheim family are incredibly generous in giving back to the game through ideas like the limited-edition pink driver programme,” said Watson. “I’m very grateful for all of their support, on and off the golf course.
‘He has a huge heart and continues to use his success in golf to help people in need, especially children.’ – John A. Solheim, Ping chairman and CEO
“The response from the first two driver programmes was amazing, so I’m excited to continue this tradition for the third time. We’ve been able to do a lot of great things together that truly help improve the lives of the less fortunate and those in need.”
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) August 25, 2016
Ping chairman and CEO John A. Solheim added: “Bubba’s a creative thinker and his decision to distinguish himself by using a pink driver and shaft helped make this programme possible.
“I first met him as a teenager and he’s been on our staff since turning professional in 2003. He has a huge heart and continues to use his success in golf to help people in need, especially children.”
All of the limited edition drivers will have a bright pink shaft and clubhead featuring the same technology as the standard G driver.
Lofts 9˚, 10.5˚ (adjustable up or down by one-degree)
Available Now. Only 6,000 to be sold.
Price $500 ($60 donated to the Bubba Watson Foundation)
More information ping.com
Originally published on bunkered on August 26, 2016.