Today we’re back with another look at new product from the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida. For those unfamiliar with the PGA Merchandise Show, it offers an opportunity for an in-depth look at 2016 product before it is released later this Spring. In today’s blog we turn out attention to one of the most celebrated manufacturer’s in all of golf – Ping. Ping’s new G line up is poised and ready to take golf by storm in 2016 and, based on what we were able to see at the show, Ping enthusiasts are certainly in for a treat!
The new Ping G driver has been designed to allow the player to gain speed and distance from the box. Ping markets the G driver as “faster, straight and longer.” Perhaps the most impressive design aspect of the G driver is the Dragonfly Crown Technology. Inspired by an approach called biomimicry, Ping engineers analyzed the dragonfly’s intricate wing pattern to design ultra-thin crown sections for extreme CG and maximized MOI. Ping says that their Dragonfly Technology in combination with Vortex Technology, turbulators and a strong T9S face has created their longest and most forgiving driver ever.
With the new G fairway woods, Ping promises that getting your ball in the air will be easy with the club’s lower lead edge, which will allow the club to get under the ball so impact occurs higher on the face. Similarly to the design of the G driver, the G fairway also packs an ultra thin crown that allows for a low-back CG to ensure high launch, low spin and extreme forgiveness.
It seems as if every year manufacturer’s talk about technology that has allowed them to produce their most effective hybrid to date and that’s exactly what’s being said about Ping’s new G hybrid. The G hybrid boasts an innovative-tiered internal sole, which helps activate face flexing to power the ball off the face faster for greater distance. The G hybrid’s ultra-thin crown allows for a low-back center of gravity to ensure high launch, reduced spin and a higher MOI for maximizing forgiveness.
As if Ping’s Gmax irons weren’t already impressive enough, the legendary manufacturer comes along and drops a brand new set of irons that are sure to be a hit this Spring. The new Ping G irons are designed with revolutionary COR-EYE Technology that helps provide four times the amount of face flexing for consistently faster ball speeds across a hotter face. A gain in ball speed and shot height will generate more carry distance and a steeper landing angle. A specialized heat treatment creates Hyper 17-4 stainless steel, allowing for thinner, faster faces to gain distance.
With all the talk of innovation of design technology at this year’s PGA Merchandise Show there is one club that stands out amongst the rest – the G Crossover. With the G crossover, Ping created a new category of club (Crossover) that combines the precision, workability and control of an iron with speed and forgiveness of a hybrid. Are you excited yet? Yeah, we thought so. The thing to keep in mind with the new G crossover is that the club isn’t designed as a driving iron; the Crossover is far more forgiving, higher launching and more versatile. An innovative cascading internal sole engages the entire face, sole and top rail in flexing to maximize distance.
As you can see Ping packs the promise of distance this year and our early impression of their new G line up seems rather promising. We’ll have a full review and breakdown of product testing results available on the GX Report later this spring.
Ping’s new G line up will be available in all Golf Exchange locations this February.