Ping Unveils New Products For 2015

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PHOENIX (Jan 12, 2015) – Game-changing innovation and expanded custom-fitting opportunities provided the inspiration for PING’s newest products, which the company announced today. The Glide wedges, G30 LS Tec (Low-Spin Technology) driver, Cadence TR putters and Rhapsody women’s line each showcase PING’s primary point of difference: its ability to make measurable performance gains without sacrificing any important attributes.
The Glide wedges are engineered from the hands down (grip to sole) to optimize versatility and control. The G30 LS Tec driver (PING’s third G30 driver model) combines lower spin with a high MOI. Cadence TR putters offer traditional- and heavy-weighted models to match a player’s stroke tempo and feel preference. Rhapsody clubs for women are engineered for slower swing speeds. Beginning today, the product line can be pre-ordered at PING-authorized golf shops around the world.

“Engineering performance without sacrifice means as we achieve more distance, for example, there’s no tradeoff in forgiveness, accuracy or feel,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “Our Glide wedges have several innovations to make it our most versatile and consistent wedge line ever. In the Cadence TR putters, different-weighted face inserts represent a new approach to putter fitting for better results on the greens. The G30 LS Tec driver complements our industry-leading G30 driver family and is a great fit for golfers looking for that elusive combination of low spin and forgiveness. For women, the Rhapsody family offers lighter overall system mass to launch the ball higher and farther. We’re excited to offer this game-changing technology that will lead to great shot-making and lower scores for golfers of all abilities.”

Glide Wedges
Solheim said PING took a first-ever approach to the Glide wedges, engineering them from the hands down to provide short-game performance and trajectory control on shots of every length. “For all golfers, being able to flight your ball with the ideal spin and trajectory will produce consistent, predictable results on any type of shot for hitting the ball close to the pin. The name says it all: these wedges glide through the turf better than anything we’ve ever seen.”

The proprietary Dyla-wedge grip is ¾ of an inch longer to encourage gripping down to control ball flight. The CFS Wedge shaft is optimized in weight, flex and balance to provide a stable feel and lower ball flights. Three versatile sole designs vary in width – standard, wide, and thin – enabling players to be fit for their angle of attack and common turf conditions. In lofts 47 through 54, loft-optimized Gorge grooves have a 16º sidewall to maximize groove volume for improved performance on full shots. A 24º sidewall and tighter radius in lofts 56 through 60 optimize spin on chips and pitches. The chrome-plated 431 stainless steel head repels moisture to create more friction for improved spin and consistency in wet conditions and lies in the rough.

– Available in standard sole (SS), thin sole (TS), and wide sole (WS).
– 13 loft/sole options: SS: 47º, 50º, 52º, 54º, 56º, 58º, 60º; TS: 58º, 60º; WS: 54º, 56º, 58º, 60º
– Dyla-wedge grip: ¾-inch longer, grip-down markings at 1 3/8″ intervals, softer tapering profile
– Stock shaft: CFS Wedge (stiff flex, 118g)
– U.S. MSRP: $140 w/steel shaft; $160 w/graphite shaft

G30 LS Tec (Low-Spin Technology) Driver2151378
“With the addition of the LS Tec, all golfers now have a G30 driver fit for their game,” Solheim said. “It’s engineered with less spin and an extremely high MOI to deliver the industry-leading distance and accuracy of the standard G30 driver. Our engineers met the difficult challenge of reducing spin while maintaining forgiveness across the face.” A sole weight positions the CG extremely low and back (slightly forward of the standard G30 driver) to generate low, stable spin (approximately 400 rpm less) with a high MOI for exceptional flight control and distance on off-center performance. Turbulator Technology on the crown reduces aerodynamic drag on the downswing to help increase clubhead speed, and the thin T9S titanium face increases ball velocity for more distance. Using Trajectory Tuning+ Technology, players can add or subtract up to 1 degree of loft. The high-balance-point TFC 419D shaft has a CG closer to the grip end, promoting a simultaneous increase in the clubhead’s energy, momentum and inertia.

– Lofts: 9° & 10.5° (5 settings: Standard, +0.6º, +1º, -0.6º, -1º)
– Std. length: 45.75″, Std. swingweight: D3, Head weight/size: 206g, 460cc
– Stock graphite shaft: PING TFC 419D (Soft R, R, S, X); Optional shafts (Std. length: 45.25″): Tour 65 and Tour 80 (R, S, X) provide low spin with a stable feel.
– U.S. MSRP: $385 ($30 upcharge for Tour 65 and Tour 80 shafts)

Cadence TR Putters2151377
Engineered to fit a golfer’s stroke tempo and feel preference, Cadence TR models advance putter fitting by using different-weight face inserts. Traditional-weight models feature an aluminum insert (blue in color) and typically fit golfers with mid-to-faster tempos and can help with lag putting. Heavy versions (black) add mass with a stainless steel insert to match slower-tempo strokes, and can lead to better results on shorter putts. Both face inserts feature the next generation of True Roll (TR) Technology grooves that provide forgiveness by normalizing ball speeds across the face. They vary in depth and width from the center of the face to significantly improve ball-speed consistency on putts of any length.

Eight models, including four new designs (Anser W, B65, Tomcat C, Rustler) and a counter-balanced option (Anser 2 CB), are available to fit all stroke types (Straight, Slight Arc and Strong Arc). Each features a black PVD finish and white alignment lines. Weight differentiation in the high-MOI Ketsch model is achieved with different 17-4 stainless steel sole plates that vary in thickness. All models available with adjustable-length shafts ($35 upcharge).

NEW Anser W (High-MOI blade, alignment line extends through face)
– Traditional, 350g; Heavy, 375g
– Slight Arc stroke type; lie angle +/- 4º
– U.S. MSRP: $185

Anser 2 (Blade, clean top rail and single alignment line)
– Traditional, 340g; Heavy, 365g
– Slight Arc stroke type; lie angle +/- 4º
– U.S. MSRP: $185

Anser 2 CB (Counter-balanced, 38″ std. length, 50g counterweight, 17″ grip)
– Traditional insert only, 400g
– Slight Arc stroke type; lie angle +/- 4º
– U.S. MSRP: $235

NEW B65 (Face-balanced blade, Anser-style hosel and rounded design, single alignment line)
– Traditional, 340g; Heavy, 365g
– Straight stroke type; lie angle +/- 4º
– U.S. MSRP: $185

NEW Tomcat C (Center-shafted mid-mallet, sight line and ball-width alignment guides)
– Traditional, 355g; Heavy, 380g
– Straight stroke type; lie angle +/- 2º
– U.S. MSRP: $185

Shea H (Heel-shafted mid-mallet, rounded shape w/single alignment line)
– Traditional, 345g; Heavy, 378g
– Strong Arc stroke type; lie angle +/- 4º
– U.S. MSRP: $185

NEW Rustler (High-MOI mallet with alignment line extending from top rail to back of putter)
– Traditional, 350g; Heavy, 383g
– Straight, Slight Arc, Strong Arc stroke types (achieved by different shaft bends); lie angle +/- 2º
– U.S. MSRP: $215

Ketsch (Machined aluminum mallet, milled TR grooves, 17-4 SS sole plate, ball-width alignment aid extending from top rail to back of putter)
– Traditional, 355g; Heavy, 388g
– Straight, Slight Arc, Strong Arc stroke types (achieved by different shaft bends); lie angle +/- 2º
– U.S. MSRP: $245

Rhapsody for Women
“Based on our studies of women’s swing dynamics, we engineered the Rhapsody Series with a lighter overall system mass, higher lofts and optimized lengths,” Solheim said. “As a result, women will have an easier time getting the ball airborne and hitting it straight, and that’s going to improve performance and inspire confidence.”

Rhapsody Women’s Driver
To generate longer drives, the Rhapsody adjustable driver offers a lighter total system mass and a pearl-colored 460cc head that is centrifugally cast, which allowed us to optimize the CG and increase the MOI for greater accuracy. The thin face helps maximize ball speed for adding distance. Turbulators in the crown of the Ti 8-1-1 head reduce aerodynamic drag, leading to increased clubhead speed and ball velocity. Turbulators also help frame the ball at address for improved alignment. Heel weighting promotes head rotation to square the face for consistently solid impact.

– Loft: 12° (5 loft settings: Standard, +0.6º, +1º, -0.6º, and -1º)
– Stock graphite shafts: PING ULT 220 (Lite, 51g; Ultra Lite, 40g)
– Std. length: 45″, Std. swingweight: C7, Head weight/size: 194g, 460cc
– U.S. MSRP: $385

The high-MOI 3-, 5-, and 7-woods launch the ball easily from the tee or the turf for greater distance and accuracy. Heel weighting promotes rotation in the 17-4 stainless steel head to square the face at impact for longer, straighter results. A lighter overall system mass helps generate clubhead speed, and a thin face produces faster ball velocity for added distance. Turbulators on the crown help frame the ball at address to aid in aiming and aligning the clubface to inspire confidence.

– Available 3W (18º), 5W (22º), 7W (26º)
– Stock graphite shafts: PING ULT 220 (Lite, 49g; Ultra Lite, 39g)
– U.S. MSRP: $220

Rhapsody Women’s Hybrid/Iron Set
This blended set combines easy-to-hit hybrids and high-launching, forgiving perimeter-weighted irons to optimize distance control and gapping. The stainless steel irons and hybrids offer lighter overall system mass for generating clubhead speed, ball velocity and distance, especially from slower swing speeds. In the irons, an elastomer cavity badge ensures a soft yet solid feel. Slightly longer shafts and stronger lofts optimize trajectory, distance, and gapping. In the hybrids, the face is thin to generate faster ball speeds for greater distance. A low-back center of gravity promotes higher launch and elevates the MOI for increased forgiveness and accuracy.

– Available irons 5-9, PW, UW, SW
– Available hybrids 4H (22º), 5H (26º), 6H (30º)
– Stock graphite shafts: PING ULT 220 Irons: (Lite, 51g; Ultra Lite, 44g) Hybrids: (Lite, 58g; Ultra Lite 50g)
– U.S. MSRP: $125 per club

Rhapsody Women’s Putters
The Rhapsody putters feature the next-generation of True Roll Technology grooves that vary in width and depth for unmatched distance control, accuracy, and ball-speed consistency across the face. Perimeter weighting in the 17-4 stainless steel heads and a well-balanced geometry have made the B60, Anser 2 and Craz-E models among the most successful, enduring designs in PING’s history.

Available in Anser 2 (Slight Arc), B60 (Slight Arc), and Craz-E (all stroke types)
– U.S. MSRP: $185 (Anser 2, B60); $215 (Craz-E) Adjustable-length upcharge: $35

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