PING team at The UK Golf Show

Chance to demo latest Rapture driver and woods as well as iWedges as the NEC event starts the countdown to its opening on November 24.

Bob Warters's picture
Thu, 26 Oct 2006

PING will have its demo team at the UK Golf Show at Birmingham National Exhibition Centre from November 24-26 offering the opportunity to try its range of innovative new clubs.

As well as the latest Rapture driver and woods and S58 irons, PING will have on show its 2007 iWedges with a sole design similar to that found on the company’s Eye-2 model. The 'sand cup' styling is designed to be extremely easy to use from all types of sand and without losing playability when used from a variety of turf lies.

This concave sole, says PING, moves the pivot point further from the leading edge. and combined with a tapered heel and toe, allows the clubhead to cut through the sand for higher, softer-landing escapes.

iWedges are available in a choice of five lofts (50, 52, 54, 55, 58 and 60 degrees) in both right-hand and left-hand models with a recommended price of £80 (steel shaft0 or £95 (graphite).

The Rapture series of PING equipment - a new driver, fairway metals, irons and a range of hybrids - has been introduced to compliment the popular G5 range of clubs and already the 460cc driver has been causing shock waves around the country as the PING demo team discover new converts on their travels.

As continues its countdown to the show in the coming weeks, we'll reveal what other top manufacturers - including Callaway, TaylorMade, Wilson Staff and Cleveland will be bringing to the party, which aims to focus on interactivity, appealing to golfers of all ages and standards.

Also supporting the event on the 30-bay driving range will be Mizuno, Titleist and True Strike. There will also be putting greens, simulators, mini golf and a short game area on which to try the latest products.

And in a major bid to attract a new generation of golfers, Young Masters Golf will run its renowned training area exclusively for children to develop their game. Within the YMG Junior Village there will also be a dedicated ‘fun putting’ zone for women backed by advice from a panel of teaching professionals.

A Fashion Area, previewing the new golfing trends should also appeal with four daily shows. Visitors can also drop in on a seminar session with an expert PGA speaker or seek advice from PGA National Golf Academy manager Gary Alliss and his 20 teaching assistants.

Beat the likely queues and save money by ordering your tickets online or by calling the ticket hotline on 0870 352 2222. Prices are £12.50 (£10 in advance) for adults and £7.50 (£6) for juniors under 14. Children under enter four are free and a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children cost £35 (£30).



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