The Ping iron that turned Bubba’s headOctober, 2013 Equipment
Meet the latest Ping iron that has captured the hearts of the brand's Tour staff, including notoriously-picky Bubba Watson…
5 Ping S55 irons Rewind 10 years and Ping’s better player iron offerings were average-looking at best.
No-one could argue with the performance but if you were after timeless, traditional shapes, you had to look elsewhere.
The 2010 release of the S56 iron changed all that. A true thing of beauty, the iron also performed amazingly and transformed the way customers saw the brand.
Its successor has just been revealed.
The S55 features subtle but noticeable modifications to the S56 that elevate the club’s visual appeal and performance.
Customers can expect improved workability, control and forgiveness.
"Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, and Ángel Cabrera are some of the players who switched right away, and validation from the game’s best players tells us that we got it right." A stainless steel body complete with a tungsten toe weight improves forgiveness massively, while a stabilising bar on the back of the club gives feedback and soft feel. Other features include a thin face for more ball speed and a precision-machined face for consistent performance.
Ping CEO John Solheim said the club has already proved a hit on the professional Tours: “Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, and Ángel Cabrera are some of the players who switched right away, and validation from the game’s best players tells us that we got it right.”
Indeed, it’s the first time Bubba Watson has changed irons since 2004.
In shops: November
Shafts: Ping CFS, KBS Tour, Dynamic Gold, Ping TFC
SRP: £118 per club (steel); £140 per club (graphite)