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PING introduces new G10 Metal Wood Series

10.00am 13th August 2007 - Corporate

PING’s quest to improve golf equipment performance and lower the scores of golfers through innovation and custom fitting continues with the introduction of the G10™ Metal Wood Series.

“Technology is moving fast and we’re finding ways to improve our products like never before,” said John Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “The design and research tools available to our engineers are amazing. It’s a lot of fun to be a golf club engineer right now. The G10 family and our other new products are evidence of our desire to continually push technology with the goal of helping golfers lower their scores and enjoy the game more.”

G10 Driver & G10 Draw Driver
The 460cc G10 driver is engineered with a cast body and fully machined face from high-grade 6-4 titanium. The 460cc club head features a larger profile with a taller face and deeper crown that produces a higher moment-of-inertia for greater forgiveness and increased ball velocity.

Using finite element analysis driven by a Cray Supercomputer, company engineers optimized the crown, sole and face structure interaction to ensure maximum energy transfer to the ball. Thinner crown and face designs provided discretionary weight which was positioned inside the club head to lower the centre of gravity for reduced spin and higher launch. PING’s patented variable face thickness technology produces a thin, highly responsive hitting surface for increased ball velocity and greater consistency across the face.

Initial response from PING’s worldwide tour staff has been positive, with several players switching to the new driver, including Chris DiMarco and U.S. Open Champion Angel Cabrera. The long-hitting Cabrera first used the G10 driver at the Barclay’s Scottish Open where he led the field in driving distance.

“We’ve engineered a lot of little improvements into the G10 driver which added up to significant performance gains,” said John K. Solheim, PING’s vice president of engineering and the grandson of company founder Karsten Solheim. “Golfers of all skill levels will see improvement in distance, accuracy and consistency.

A G10 Draw version is available to promote a right-to-left ball flight. The internal weight pad is positioned farther back and closer to the heel to help club head rotation. Together with a hosel positioned .25” farther forward, the strategically placed weight pad helps provide golfers a custom-fit option to help correct a left-to-right ball flight.

Available TFC 129D shaft flexes: Soft R, R, S and X. Also offered in Grafalloy ProLaunch Red (R, S & X) and UST V2 High Launch 65 (R, S & X).

The standard G10 driver is available in 7.5˚., 9˚, 10.5˚, 12˚ and 13.5˚ lofts. The draw version is offered in 9˚, 10.5˚, 12˚ and 13.5˚ lofts.

UK RRP is £239 per club (Graphite shaft only)

Shipments begin 1st September 2007.

G10 and G10 Draw Fairway Woods
The G10 Fairway Woods are engineered with a crown that intersects the sole to create a low profile head that combines with a shallow face for improved performance from all types of lies.

The intersection of the crown and sole results in a skirt-less design which allowed PING engineers to reposition mass for a lower centre of gravity location. The low centre of gravity (CG) is achieved by positioning a large weight pad on the sole. The weight pad is formed from discretionary weight repositioned from the crown, face and hosel. The location of the CG provides higher ball velocity and reduced spin.

The shallow face is longer heel to toe to increase the effective hitting area for added forgiveness and consistency. Its low lead edge and bounce angle effectively lower the centre of gravity which produces increased energy transfer and makes getting under the ball easier.

A G10 Draw version is available to promote a right-to-left ball flight. The internal weight pad is positioned farther back and closer to the heel to help club head rotation. Together with a hosel positioned .15” farther forward, the strategically placed weight pad helps provide golfers a custom-fit option to help correct a left-to-right ball flight.

Available in 3-wood (14˚), 3 (15.5˚), 4 (17˚), 5 (18.5˚), 7 (21.5˚) and 9 (24.5˚). Draw version available in 3 (15.5˚), 4 (17˚), 5 (18.5˚) and 7 (21.5˚).

Available TFC 129F shaft flexes: Soft R, R, S and X. Also available in Grafalloy ProLaunch Red (R, S & X) and UST V2 High Launch 75 (R, S & X).
UK RRP is £165 per club (Graphite shaft only).

Shipments begin 1st September 2007.

G10 Hybrids
The 17-4 stainless steel G10 hybrid is engineered with a sloped crown to create a high-launching, solid feeling, versatile alternative to mid and long irons. Six lofts provide replacement options from the 1-iron through 6-iron and fairway woods.

Discretionary weight from the crown and face is combined into a weight pad running parallel to the ground that positions the centre of gravity low and back to increase launch angle and reduce spin. The variable face thickness design is machined and plasma welded for higher ball velocity and consistent response across the hitting area.

The sole design is tapered and the bounce height is increased in the higher lofted hybrids to provide performance from all conditions.

Available in 15˚, 18˚, 21˚, 24˚, 28˚ and 32˚ lofts.

Available TFC 129H shaft flexes: Soft R, R, S and X. Also offered in Grafalloy ProLaunch Red Hybrid (R, S & X) and UST V2 High Launch Hybrid (R, S & X).

UK RRP is £114 per club w/steel shaft and £129 w/graphite shaft.

Shipments begin 1st September 2007.

PING TFC 129 Graphite Shaft
The PING TFC 129, a new PING proprietary graphite design, is one of three standard shaft options in the G10 Metal Wood Series. The shaft is designed to match the player profile and ball flight characteristics of the intended user. The X-flex, for example, features a stiffer tip and heavier butt weight to reduce spin and produce a boring trajectory. The R-flex is designed with a softer tip to promote a higher trajectory.

According to John K. Solheim, this new approach to shaft design will benefit golfers of all abilities. “In the TFC 129 Series, each of the four flex offerings is engineered to match the specific profile of the golfer,” he said. “Faster swing speed golfers will reduce spin with the stiffer tip while golfers with slow swing speeds who need help launching the ball higher will benefit from the softer tip.”

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