The new PING G series are coming with 5 major changes. One of this changes reminds me Titleist 816H hybrids (irons vs hybrids).
5 innovations in the new PING G series
- 3 driver options — standard, SF Tec (Straight Flight Technology) and LS Tec (Low-Spin Technology) — along with 3 kinds of fairway woods (standard, SF Tec and Stretch), hybrids and irons.
- New golf club category: G-Crossover –> to provide the distance of a hybrid with the control and accuracy of an iron.
- The newly designed crown, which utilises Dragonfly Technology (enables mass to be redistributed low and back in the clubhead for optimal center of gravity placement)
- The Stretch 3; a larger headed driving 3-wood with a deeper, less-lofted face for golfers seeking a versatile driver alternative or hotter-faced fairway wood.
- The new G series hybrids now also incorporate Turbulator Technology + the use of Carpenter 455 steel (it can also be found in Wilson Staff D200; Titleist new 716 irons, Callaway Golf Apex family etc.) in order to save weight in the face and crown, as well as a rougher face for higher friction and reduced spin.
PING G Driver
The Dragonfly Technology yields PING’s thinnest (0.43 mm) and lightest crown to date, saving 8 grams while creating an intricate and stable structure. The new PING G driver also features Vortec Technology which improves clubhead aerodynamics by minimising wake turbulence for faster clubhead speed and stability.
- Lofts 9 °& 10.5° in standard and LS Tec heads, and 10° & 12° in SF Tec head (adjustable +/– 0.6° or 1°)
- Std. Length 45.75”, D3, 206g (standard), D4, 207.5g (LS Tec), D1, 203g (SF Tec), 460cc
- Stock graphite shaft: PING Alta 55 (SR, R, S, X); Optional shafts (Std. length 45.25”): Tour 65 & Tour 80 (R, S, X)
- UK: RRP £349; US: MSRP $435
PING G Fairway Woods
The PING G fairway woods have a lower lead edge that yields 12% higher face impact, relative to the G30 series. We will be able to optimize launch conditions prior to a game by adjusting loft up to +/- 1º with five settings utilizing a lightweight, aerodynamically efficient and high-strength 7075 aluminum hosel sleeve.
Like with the driver, a thinner crown means discretionary weight has been used to move the center of gravity lower and further back, making it easier to get the ball airborne and launch it higher.
- Lofts 3W (14.5°), 5W (17.5°) & 7W (20.5°) in standard head, 3W (16°) & 5W (19°) in SF Tec head and 3W (13°) in Stretch.
- Stock graphite shaft: PING Alta 65 (SR, R, S, X); Optional shaft (US: $30 upgrade): Tour 65 & Tour 80 (R, S, X).
- Price: UK: RRP £220; US: MSRP $287.50
PING G Hybrids
As you can see on the picture above, the PING G Hybrids have an innovative tiered internal sole. This enables the ball off the face faster for greater distance. The ultra-thin crown allows for a low-back center of gravity to ensure high launch, reduced spin and a higher MOI for maximizing forgiveness.
The high-strength Carpenter 455 steel face is precision-machined to variable thickness, which saves weight and maximizes flexing to generate faster ball speeds across the face for consistently longer results.
- Available 17°, 19°, 22°, 26°, 30°
- Stock graphite shaft: PING Alta 70 (SR, R, S, X); Optional PING shaft ($30 upcharge): Tour 90 (R, S, X)
- Price: UK: RRP £180 US: MSRP $247.50
PING G Crossover
The PING G Crossover provides golfers the distance of a hybrid with the control and accuracy of an iron. An iron-style Carpenter 455 steel face coupled with a tiered internal sole (see picture above) maximizes both trajectory control and distance while extreme heel-toe weighting expands perimeter weighting to provide hybrid-like forgiveness.
- Available 18°, 21°, 24°
- Stock graphite shaft: PING Alta (SR, R, S, X); Optional shafts (with $30 upcharge): Tour 90 (R, S, X), PING AWT 2.0 (R, S, X)
- Price: UK: RRP £180; US: MSRP $247.50
PING G Irons
The new PING G iron’s thinner face facilitates more flexing which results in additional carry with a higher max height for increased stopping power. The newly designed cavity structure houses the concealed Custom Tuning Port that connects to the sole, enabling each iron’s center of gravity to be moved lower and further back for extreme forgiveness.
Also new in the PING G iron is the Ascending Weight Technology (AWT) 2.0 shaft (Nippon Shaft) which provides improved distance and accuracy with long irons and more control with short irons and wedges.
- Available 4-9, PW, UW, SW, LW
- Stock steel shaft: PING AWT 2.0 (R, S, X)
- Stock graphite shaft: PING CFS Graphite (65 SR, 70 R, 80 S)
- Aftermarket stock shaft options (no upcharge): Dynamic Gold S300, X100; Project X 5.0, 6.0; XP 95 (R, S), N.S. Pro Modus3 105 (S, X)
- UK Price: RRP: £92 per club w/steel shaft; £104 per club w/graphite shaft
- US Price: MSRP: $110 per club w/steel shaft; $125 per club w/graphite shaft
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