Victories by Mark Hensby on the US PGA Tour and Karen Stupples in the Weetabix Women’s British Open, have hustled the arrival for club golfers of the latest G2 drivers from Ping, with a recommended price of £249.
Says John A. Solheim, chairman of Ping: "We brought the G2 driver out on Tour in early July and the response was very encouraging. Within a week, Mark won the John Deere Classic and since then we’ve had four more wins, including the Weetabix. Nearly all of our staff players are using it because it’s consistently long and consistently straight. The buzz is very positive."
The G2 driver, with a ‘confidence-inspiring’ 460cc head is made of titanium and features an internal weighting system that reduces spin and ‘launches the ball higher for added distance and accuracy.’
"Its size and high moment of inertia makes it our most forgiving driver ever," adds Solheim. "The design and shape actually make it appear smaller than it is and several Tour players have said it doesn’t look like a 460cc driver."
He adds: "It has a great sound which gives the golfer a feeling of power knowing they’ve made solid contact."
In addition to the 460cc version, men and women with slow swing speeds can choose a 400cc version (G2 EZ and G2 Ladies), with 15.5 degrees of loft.
"The higher lofted versions are very exciting," Solheim said. "A 400cc head with that much loft has never been available to golfers before. When matched with the proper shaft flex, it’s a combination that will provide huge benefits to golfers with slower swing speeds."
Four lofts are available in the 460cc version (7, 8.5, 10 and 11.5 degrees) and three shaft choices plus a Soft R and Ladies flex for the 400cc version. For your nearest Ping stockist, call 01427 619224 or email email@example.com