Can we lower our score utilizing the new PING G430 LST-3 wood?

By: June 22, 2023

In January, we were able to get acquainted with the new PING G430 driver (the most-read article among Golf Business Monitor readers), a member of the PING G430 family.

Now can show you a new member of the PING G430 family, the PING G430 LST 3-wood. The new PING G430 LST 3-wood is built on 4 technology innovations (3 of them can be found in the PING G430 driver too):

  • multi-material technology;
  • Carbonfly Wrap, Ti-Facewrap, and
  • Spinsistency
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Ti-Facewrap increases face flexing, distance

The variable-thickness, high-strength titanium face wraps into the crown and sole of the lightweight titanium body, generating more flexing for faster ball speed and a higher launch for greater distance.

The combination of the titanium body and high-density 80-gram tungsten sole plate helps position the CG lower and farther back to produce higher-launching, lower-spinning, and longer shots.

Face curvature optimized for speed

The low-profile, 169cc head also benefits from Spinsistency, a proven clubface innovation engineered with a variable roll radius that improves performance across the face (especially on shots hit low on the face) by reducing spin for more distance.

A tighter bulge radius increases ball speed and minimizes off-line dispersion.

PING G430 LST-3 wood technology details
Carbonfly Wrap crown saves weight, lowers CG

The LST (Low Spin Technology) model joins the MAX and SFT (Straight Flight Technology) designs in completing the line of G430 fairway woods introduced earlier this year.

Like those models, the LST 3-wood is engineered with a Carbonfly Wrap crown to help deliver more distance by positioning the CG lower and closer to the force line to maximize ball speed, resulting in higher, longer carries.

The 8-layer composite crown, which saves approximately 5.5 grams compared to a titanium crown, wraps into the heel and toe sections of the skirt.

The discretionary weight is reallocated to achieve a lower CG and increase ball speed. The composite crown weighs 8.5 grams fully installed and contributes to the club’s pleasing sound.

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PING G430 LST-3 wood – Specifications

  • Loft: 15° (Adjustable +- 1.5°)
  • Std length: 43”
  • Swingweight: D2
  • PING-engineered shafts: PING Alta CB Black 65 (SR, R, S), PING Tour 2.0 Chrome 65/75 (R, S, X), PING Tour 2.0 Black 65/75 (S, X)
  • Optional custom shafts: Mitsubishi Kai’Li White 70 (S, X), PRJX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 60 (5.5, 6.0, 6.5), 70 (6.0, 6.5)
  • Stock grip: Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet in six sizes (Blue -1/16”, Red -1/32”, Aqua -1/64”, White-Std, Gold +1/32”, Orange +1/16”)
  • RRP: €660