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Nuthin" But a G30 Thang: Ping"s G30 Golf Clubs

Ping G30 Drivers

July 3, 2014 - The new family of golf clubs from Ping Golf is the G30, and it includes drivers, fairway woods, irons and hybrids. Ping says it tinkered with face designs and materials, and the aerodynamics of the driver and fairway clubheads, to add ball speed through the line. The Ping G30 clubs are designed to fly higher and longer, without sacrificing forgiveness.

The aerodynamic changes are called Turbulator Technology, small ridges on crowns of the G30 drivers and fairways.

The technology, Ping says, "reduces aerodynamic drag by significantly delaying airflow separation, maintaining attached airflow around the clubhead as it approaches impact, leading to more speed."

Below and on the following pages is a brief look at each club in the Ping G30 lineup. The G30 clubs are available now for pre-order; check with your local golf shop. For more info on these or other Ping Golf clubs, visit ping.com.

Ping G30 Adjustable Driver

The driver in the Ping G30 lineup is the G30 Adjustable driver, with its "turbulators" on the crown that, in addition to boosting ball speed, can also assist with alignment, Ping says.
The G30 driver introduces T9S titanium to the Ping lineup, a material that allows for a thinner clubface and, therefore, frees up weight to help position the center of gravity low and back.

An option some golfers will select is the SF Tec clubhead, "SF Tec" standing for "Straight Flight Technology." This head has a lighter swingweight and more weight toward the heel compared the standard G30 driver head, which can help golfers who lose shots to the right improve their accuracy.

Ping's Trajectory Tuning+ Technology gives golfers the option to add or subtract up to one degree of loft, helping adjust spin rates and launch angle.

The stock shaft is the Ping TFC 419D graphite. The driver comes in lofts (which are adjustable, remember) of 9 and 10.5 degrees in the standard head, and 10 or 12 degrees in the SF Tec head. The MSRP for Ping G30 drivers is $385.

Ping G30 Adjustable Fairway Woods

The new clubface design in the Ping G30 fairways involves using a larger face of uniform thickness constructed with Carpenter 475 steel, a stronger steel than traditional stainless. That added strength allows the face thickness to be, well, thinner. And that saves weight, which allows designers to reposition precious grams to help boost the moment of inertia and forgiveness.

As with the driver, the G30 fairways are adjustable for loft, up to 1-degree up or down, and that, in turn, affects launch angle and spin rates.

The aerodynamic and ball-framing "turbulators" also appear on the fairway crowns. The stock shaft is the Ping TFC 419F graphite. The G30 fairways come in 3-wood, 5-wood and 7-wood, with adjustable lofts of, respectively, 14.5 degrees, 18 degrees and 21 degrees. The MSRP is $275.

The irons in the Ping G30 family have thinner clubfaces than previous Ping irons, helping increase ball speed and giving a boost to launch angle.

There's also a new Custom Tuning Port (CTP) design, positioned low in the sole of the undercut cavity, adding stability to those thin clubfaces and helping produce consistent feel and distance control. The sole has also been tweaked in a couple ways to help the clubhead's turf and rough interactions.

The progressive offset through the set is designed to increase trajectory in the long irons but provide more control and a more penetrating ball flight in the short irons. The 4- through 7-irons also have slightly longer blade lengths, something that helps make those clubs more forgiving.

The stock steel shaft is the Ping CFS Distance, and the stock graphite shaft the Ping TFC 419i. The Ping G30 irons come in 4-iron through 9-iron, pitching wedge, U-wedge, sand wedge and lob wedge. The MSRP is $110 per club with steel shafts or $125 with graphite shafts.

The G30 hybrids utilize stainless steel clubfaces that are thin and put through a heat-treatment process that Ping says results in greater trampoline effect for high ball speeds. The trajectory is higher and the angle of descent sharper, Ping says.

Yardage gaps between the hybrids are made consistent through progressive offset and progressive center of gravity locations.

The stock shaft is the Ping TFC 419H, and lofts are 17, 19, 22, 26 and 30 degrees.

The MSRP is $242.50 per hybrid.



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