Ping have launched a complete new range of ladies’ clubs called Serene.
It comprises a driver, fairway woods, hybrids, irons and putters.
The Serene driver’s large, forgiving head, expansive hitting surface, and high-balance-point shaft offer longer, more accurate tee shots.
Ultra-thin-crown technology in the wide-profile 460cc head created discretionary weight that was used to optimise the CG and elevate forgiveness. The lowest portion of the clubface is wide to ensure solid contact and maintain distance and accuracy, even on mis-hits.
With the optimised CG and spin rate provided by the Serene fairway woods, women will be more confident – and longer – off the tee and off the ground.
The fairways are available in 3 (18˚), 5 (22˚) and 7-wood (26˚) models.
An external weight pad in the wide-profile head positions the CG back and slightly lower to produce a high launch and increase the moment of inertia.
The clubface is slightly shallower to inspire confidence at address, and additional hitting surface low in the face ensures the ball will launch cleanly from a variety of lies.
With the optimised CG and spin rate provided by the Serene fairway woods, women will be more confident – and longer – off the tee. With the hybrid/irons set, Ping have made a clever move by offering the 5 and 6 in both iron and hybrid versions so that golfers can have a choice based on which they prefer and the recommendation of their fitter.
The 4 is only available in a hybrid version while from 7 upwards they are conventional irons.
The head shape and design is based on the phenomenally popular G20 iron.
The traditionally shaped hybrids are larger and the CG is positioned to maximise distance in slower swing speeds. Camber and sole relief ensure playability from all lies.
In the irons, the wide sole promotes a higher launch and carves easily through the grass to launch the ball high and straight, even from the toughest lies.
The Serene putters feature variable-groove-depth technology. Ping have discovered there is a significant increase in ball-speed consistency when measured at nine points across the face insert. The grooves are deepest in the centre, and get gradually shallower out to the perimeter of the insert, ensuring predictable distances and accurate results, even when the ball is struck toward the heel or toe.
The insert is made of 6061-T6 aluminum and provides a crisp feel and sound similar to a traditional steel face. Perimeter weighting in the stainless steel heads and a well-balanced geometry add to forgiveness.