Equipment news: Ping launch new G30 driversJuly, 2014 Golf Equipment
Ping's new G30 drivers feature Turbulator Technology to improve the aerodynamics and increase distance.
5 Ping G30 driver Ping’s new G30 drivers feature Turbulator Technology to improve the aerodynamics and increase distance.
Engineered on to the crown, the turbulators reduce aerodynamic drag by significantly delaying airflow separation, maintaining attached airflow around the clubhead as it approaches impact, leading to more speed.
“The turbulators are really exciting,” said John Solheim, Ping’s chairman and CEO. “Wind-tunnel testing verified with clarity the role they play in reducing drag on the driver head, but its real benefit was confirmed through our player testing.
“When Bubba Watson first tested the turbulators, he picked up two miles per hour in clubhead speed and four miles per hour in ball speed, which meant 10 more yards for him. We can’t promise that for everyone, but with the turbulators’ powerful, inspiring look we’re confident all golfers will be longer off the tee, thanks to Turbulator Technology.”
The G30 driver is also available in an SF Tec version engineered for players whose shots typically end up right of the intended target.
The SF Tec, which features weight closer to the heel and lighter swingweights, improved shot bend by 12 yards when tested by Ping against the standard G30.
The Turbulators also assist with aim and alignment. The higher strength/weight ratio of the T9S face material allows for a thinner, hotter face and saves 4 grams of weight.
The weight savings are allocated to help position the CG lower and farther back than any Ping driver to date, ensuring high launch and optimised spin with a high MOI.
SF Tec heads promote a right-to-left ball flight for players whose shots typically end up right of the target.
To optimise launch angle and spin, golfers can add or subtract up to 1˚ of loft using Trajectory Tuning+ Technology.
A high-balance-point TFC 419D shaft has a CG closer to the grip end, promoting a simultaneous increase in energy, momentum and inertia.
The custom tuning port can accommodate a range of fitting weights and allows Ping to achieve the desired swing weight across a variety of proprietary and after-market shafts.
Lofts: 9° & 10.5°;, 10° & 12° in SF Tec (adjustable +- 0.6 or 1˚)
Shaft: PING TFC 419D (Soft R, R, S, X)