New Ping super-game-improvement Karsten set revealedJanuary, 2014
This combo set includes long, high-flying hybrids and irons to deliver the ultimate in forgiveness and performance
The long, high-flying Karstenhybrid/iron set will make the game easier than ever before to golfers of a wide range of abilities.
The set is designed to blend longer hybrids into short irons, ensuring that each club is easy to use and delivers consistent gapping.
The 3 and 4s are both hybrids, 6 and upwards are irons with the 5 available in both according to your preference.
“Our constant push for innovation continues to inspire technologies that help every type of golfer play better,” said John Solheim, Ping’s chairman and CEO.
In the 17-4 stainless steel irons, longer distance comes from precision-engineered loft and club length progressions scientifically paired with widesole designs that yield a deep centre of gravity (CG).
The Custom Tuning Port (CTP) integrates with the sole, which reinforces the thinner face to increase ball velocity for greater distance and maximum height. Made of soft elastomer, the CTP produces asolid feel, an attribute that is often sacrificed in distance-focused irons.
The 3 and 4s are both hybrids, 6 and upwards are irons with the 5 available in both
The forgiving sole positions the CG low and back for higher maximum height while helping the club glidethrough the turf for increased forgiveness. The hybrids have a deeper head profile and a wide sole to blend seamlessly with the irons for proper distance gapping and trajectories.
The CG locations are progressive – farther back in the lower-lofted heads to promote higher launch; they are lower and more forward in the higher-lofted options to reduce spin.
Extreme internalheel-and-toe weighting raises the MOI, so golfers don’t always have to hit it perfectly to get maximum performance.
Available: 3H, 4H, 5H, 5-9, PW, UW, SW
Shafts: Steel Ping CFS Distance (Soft R, R, S, X), graphite Ping KS 401 (Soft R, R, S)
SRP: £86 per club steel, £102 per club graphite. (Hybrids available only with graphite shaft and not sold separately)
Available: February 14
Ping Karsten hybrid irons set