If you're a Ping fan then it's time to get excited as the company has launched the brand new G Series of woods, irons, and crossovers that are aimed at providing more distance and forgiveness for a wide range of players. Check out the full line below and see one or all might have a future place in your bag:
Like the popular G30, Ping's new series consists of three models -- the G, G LS Tec and G SF Tec -- that come with loft adjustability (+/- 1°), a high balance point shaft, and aerodynamic ridges on the crown. The ridges combine with a more rounded transition from the face to crown plus indentations a long the back of the head, to reduce drag by 37% compared with G30. The result is faster swing speeds and up to four yards more carry.
A new crown that's 8 grams lighter allows extra mass to be placed low and rearward, which increases MOI. Compared to the G, the LS Tec spins 350 rpm less, while SF Tec has up to 9 yards of fade correction. The standard and LS Tec heads are available in 9° and 10.5° lofts while the SF Tec comes in 10° and 12° lofts.
G Fairway Woods
The new G fairway woods are designed with a lower leading edge that positions the effective hitting area 12% higher than the previous G30 model to make them easier to launch. Added ballspeed and distance comes from a thinner, variable thickness face as well as a unique sole design that supports the flexing of the face more efficiently.
The G fairway woods also feature a thinner crown that allows the CG to be positioned lower and deeper in the clubhead for a higher MOI, added forgiveness, and improved launch conditions. An adjustable hosel allows for loft adjustments with five different settings. The G fairway wood family also includes an SF Tec model with more weight closer to the heel for players who struggle with slicing and a Stretch model with 13-degrees of loft for players looking for a driver alternative off the tee or just maximum distance from the fairway.
Like the fairway woods the G hybrids feature a very thin crown that helps position the CG in a low and deep part of the clubhead for more MOI and forgiveness on off center hits. A tiered design in the internal portion of the sole contributes to more flex at impact of the very thin, variable thickness face for added ballspeed and distance. The G hybrids are available in 17°, 19°, 22°, 26°, and 30° models, making them easy to integrate into any iron set.
The unique design of the G Crossover is aimed at players who want the forgiveness of a traditional hybrid with the control of a game improvement iron. Like the G hybrids the Crossover features an internal sole design that helps the strong, thin clubface flex more at impact for improved ballspeed and distance while significant heel-toe weighting contribute to higher MOI and forgiveness. 18°, 21°, and 24° models are available in choice of steel or graphite shafts.
$110/club, steel; $125/club, graphite
The new G irons are a slimmed down take on a modern Ping game-improvement iron, with a thinner topline and sole than the previous G30. The biggest change, however, is the addition of a new “COR-Eye,” technology that activates the sole, top line, and face to create approximately four times the amount of face flex as the previous model, resulting in significantly more ballspeed and distance.
A new alloy used to construct the clubface is approximately 40% stronger than traditional alloy, allowing designers to save weight, which has been moved to the perimeter of the clubhead for a higher MOI and forgiveness. In addition, the new custom tuning port is connected to the sole, further helping to lower the CG for improved launch angles.
G irons are available in 4-9, PW, UW, SW, and LW with Ping AWT 2.0 steel shafts or Ping CFS graphite.