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Ping"s i25 Family Hits Retail In Early 2014

Ping's i25 Family Hits Retail In Early 2014

Jan. 3, 2014 - Ping Golf's 2014 product line is highlighted by the i25 lineup of clubs. The Ping i25 line includes an adjustable driver and adjustable fairway woods, irons and hybrids.

The golf clubs in the Ping i25 line serve to introduce two new features from Ping: "racing stripes" on the crowns of the driver and fairway woods; and Ping's PWR shaft series.

The "racing stripes" are, collectively, the same width as a golf ball and are there to provide a visual cue that helps with clubface alignment and the golfer's own alignment.

The PWR (which stands for Performance, Weighting, and Responsiveness) shafts come in different weights and flex profiles, but do not alter the club's swingweight.

The i25 clubs can be pre-ordered now from Ping; retail availability begins on Feb. 13, 2014.

On the following pages are brief looks at the i25 clubs, including photos.

Ping i25 Driver

The i25 driver is engineered to reduce spin and boost launch angle. Tungsten weights in the sole boost MOI, but lower the center of gravity position to help create a flatter trajectory with more roll-out.

The i25 driver comes in standard lofts of 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5 degrees, but the golfer can adjust the loft up or down by a half-degree. Combined with the crown alignment stripes and PWR shaft, the focus of the i25 driver is on lowering spin rates, aiding good alignment and ensuring a proper shaft fit.

The PWR shafts are available in multiple weights and varying flexes, but as noted do not change the overall swingweight (D3) of the driver.

The Ping i25 driver has an MSRP in the United States of $440.

Ping i25 Irons

The Ping i25 irons set has a progressive design, with head sizes and soles widths in the long irons geared to "extreme" forgiveness with a higher trajectory; and with short irons that feature less offset and narrower soles for more emphasis on control and accuracy.

Face-stabilizing bars also differ between the long and short irons: narrower in the long irons to boost ball speed and add yards; wider in the short irons for a lower, more controlled ball flight.

Additional tungsten weighting low in the toe adds forgiveness. They have a foggy chrome finish.

The Ping i25 irons come in 3- through 9-iron, plus pitching wedge, U-wedge (gap wedge), sand wedge and lob wedge. The stock steel shaft is the PING CFS; the stock graphite shaft, the TFC 189i. The MSRP is $110 per club (steel shaft) or $137.50 per club (graphite).

While the clubface is taller in the Ping i25 fairways, the overall clubhead has a sleeker appearance. The clubs are engineered to deliver distance with shotmaking ability.

The crowns have the same "racing stripes" as on the i25 driver, while internal weighting increases moment of inertia for added forgiveness.

Stated lofts are 14-, 15- and 18-degrees, but those are adjustable by the golfer up or down by a half-degree.

The new PWR graphite shaft family is the stock option.

The MSRP for the Ping i25 fairway woods is $275 per club.

Compared to traditional hybrids, Ping says, the i25 hybrids have less bulge and roll, and a hosel axis that is more forward. The effect, the company says, is better control, more shotmaking ability, and a higher launch.

The compact clubheads are shaped with a straighter leading edge and squarer toe to help with alignment and aim; and the shape of the head also improves turf interaction, Ping says.

The Ping i25 hybrids come in lofts of 17, 19, 22 and 26 degrees, with PWR shafts stock.

The MSRP is $242.50 each.

For more information about any of the Ping i25 golf clubs, visit ping.com



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