PHOENIX (April 6, 2015) – PING announced today it will sell 5,000 limited-edition all-pink PING G30® drivers, inspired by the one used by two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, and donate $60 to the Bubba Watson Foundation for every pink driver sold.
The bright-pink G30 drivers are available for pre-order today through authorized PING retailers around the world. U.S. MSRP is $550.
“Bubba has a huge heart and continues to use his success on the golf course to help people in need, especially children,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “As we’ve seen on the golf course with his shot-making skills, he’s a creative thinker and his decision to distinguish himself by using a pink driver and shaft helped make this program possible. We’re blessed with the opportunity to partner with Bubba and are very grateful to golfers who choose to support this program for the benefit of the Bubba Watson Foundation.”
Widely recognized as the longest driver in golf, Watson has used a pink PING driver since 2012, the year he won his first Masters. Following that victory, PING introduced a similar program with its pink G20 driver. Those funds were donated to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and used to help build the recently opened Bubba Watson-PING Golf Motion Analysis Lab — the first and only dedicated pediatric Motion Analysis Laboratory (MAL) in the state of Arizona. The MAL uses advanced assessment tools to evaluate and treat children and adolescents who have movement disorders or walking difficulties caused by conditions like Cerebral Palsy.
“I’ve been playing PING clubs since I was eight years old,” Watson said. “Besides making great equipment that helps me have success on the golf course, PING and the Solheim family are incredibly generous in giving back to the game through ideas like the limited-edition pink G30 driver program. I’m excited golfers have the opportunity to participate in this great cause knowing they are also contributing to help improve the lives of the less fortunate.”
The limited-edition G30 drivers will have a bright pink shaft and clubhead featuring the same technology, including turbulators on the crown, that has earned the G30 high marks for its performance from golfers of all abilities. The pink G30 drivers are offered in 9º and 10.5º lofts (adjustable +- 1º) for right-handed players; 10.5º (adjustable +- 1º) for left-handed players. It is available in R and S flexes. All come with a matching pink-accented head cover.