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Ping unveils 2015 innovations


Ping has unveiled three brand new products that is says were inspired by ‘game-changing innovation and expanded custom-fitting opportunities’.

Designed to help you make measurable performance gains without sacrificing any important attributes, the new Glide wedges, G30 LS Tec (Low-Spin Technology) driver, and Cadence TR putters each feature something that sets them apart from the rest of Ping’s offerings in those categories.

“Engineering performance without sacrifice means as we achieve more distance, for example, there’s no trade-off in forgiveness, accuracy or feel,” said John A. Solheim, Ping chairman and CEO. “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.”

Glide wedges

The Glide wedges were engineered from the hands down – from grip to sole – in a way that has allowed Ping to optimise the versatility and control it offers. It features a proprietary Dyla-wedge grip that is ¾ of an inch longer to encourage you to grip down the wedge to control the ball flight, while the CFS Wedge shaft is optimised in weight, flex and balance to give a stable feel and lower ball flights.

It is offered in three versatile sole design which vary in width – standard, wide and thin – enabling players to be fit for their angle of attack and common turf conditions.

Glide wedges are available in standard sole (SS), thin sole (TS) and wide sole (WS) models with 13 loft/sole options ranging from 47º through to 60º.

RRP – £105 (steel), £120 (graphite)

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G30 LS Tec (Low-Spin Technology) Driver

The G30 LS Tec driver is Ping’s third G30 driver model and combines lower spin with a high MOI. It utilises a sole weight that positions the centre of gravity extremely low and back but slightly more forward than the standard G30 driver. This helps to generate low, stable spin with a high MOI for more control of your ball flight and more distance on off-centre performance.

The Turbulator Technology on the crown reduces aerodynamic drag on the downswing to help increase clubhead speed, and the thin T9S titanium face increase ball velocity for more distance. Using Trajectory Tuning+ Technology, players can add or subtract up to one degree of loft.

RRP – £299

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Cadence TR Putters

Cadence TR putters offer both traditional and heavy-weighted models to match a player’s stroke tempo and feel preference. They offer advanced putter fitting by using different-weight face inserts.

The traditional-weight models feature an aluminium insert (blue in colour) and typically fit golfers with mid-to-fast tempos and can help with lag putting. Heavy versions (black in colour) 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 ace to significantly improve ball-speed consistency on putts of any length.

With eight models on offer, RRP’s range from £163 to £209.

Ping product-line availability

From today, the product line can be pre-ordered at Ping-authorised golf shops around the world. For more information on all of these new models and the full range of Ping clubs, log-on to ping.com

Originally published on bunkered on January 13, 2015.

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