Ping K15 Fairway Woods
From Golf Magazine (May 2011)
Category: Fairway Woods
We tested: 16°, 19° and 22° with Ping TFC149F graphite shaft
Key Technologies: Extra weight is concentrated in the sole, near the heel, making it easier to square the clubface for straighter shots. The large face and low, deep CG promote faster ball speeds and a higher, quicker launch.
OUR TESTERS SAY: High marks for feel, distance and accuracy/forgiveness.
PLAYABILITY: High and straight is its motto; easy to launch high from all lies; handles rough with ease.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: One of the easier woods to keep in play; shots seem to want to stay on-line; right side misses are nowhere to be found.
DISTANCE: Several testers get up to 10 yards more than with their own woods.
FEEL: Extra-large profile preserves feel on toe and other off-center hits.
LOOK: Oversize, low-profile design sits low behind the ball and reinforces confidence; the elongated face says "can't miss."
Difficult to keep ball flight down; lacks workability and can be punishing to someone who already draws the ball.
From Golf Magazine (Janaury, 2011)
The K15 is built for players who tend to lose shots to the right. A substantial amount of sole weight is concentrated near the heel, which helps to square the face. (Ping dubs it "Straight Flight Technology.") The elongated head shifts the CG low and more rearward for a higher launch, while the extra-wide face promotes faster ball speed (more distance) and added stability across the face.