Ping launch aerodynamic new G30 woods and ironsJuly, 2014 Golf Equipment
New drivers, fairway, hybrid and irons are designed to offer extra distance without compromising on accuracy
5 Ping’s new G30 range of woods and irons is headlined by a driver that features 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 G30 series also includes fairway woods, hybrids and irons. With an emphasis on significantly increasing ball velocity and accuracy through a combination of advanced aerodynamics, plus new face designs and materials, Ping say their latest innovations will provide golfers measurable distance gains without sacrificing key performance attributes such as control and forgiveness.
We have elevated performance significantly in key areas without sacrificing other important attributes – John Solheim Ping have also increased the range of adjustability to five loft positions in the driver and fairway woods while maintaining the same mass and outer diameter as the company’s fixed hosels, providing the benefits of adjustability with no sacrifice in performance.
The lightweight hosel allows golfers to increase or decrease loft 0.6˚ or 1˚ (typical Ping precision here) to optimise launch conditions.
“Our engineers once again accomplished something that is unique to Ping products – they elevated performance significantly in key areas without sacrificing other important attributes,” said Solheim. “Across the product line, we’ve proved you can hit the ball higher and farther while increasing forgiveness and control.
“We’ve also continued our focus on advancing custom fitting in the driver and fairway woods by offering five loft positions. All of this promotes the consistent, reliable results that will help golfers of any skill level shoot lower scores and enjoy the game more.”
The entire G30 series benefits from new face technologies and materials, including the introduction of T9S titanium in the drivers, which results in thinner faces and weight savings that help position the CG low and back.
The fairway woods utilise a high-strength Carpenter 475 steel in the face, and the hybrids are heat treated with an H900 process. Both result in hotter, more forgiving faces.
The G30 iron face is thinner for higher ball speeds while being stabilised by a new custom tuning port design for predictable distance control.
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