• G replaces No.1 selling driver in UK in 2015
• Three key technologies ensure it performs
• "If we could make one driver, it would be our G"
Ping’s highly successful G30 driver has been replaced with the new G driver set to hit shelves on February 11.
The G30 was the top-selling driver in the UK in 2015 and the brand is now hoping its full G range will continue that trend.
Ping says it was a lot of small improvements that helped it create a better product than the G30. One of the main aims for the performance of the G driver was for it to maintain ball speed better when the ball was hit high on the face. To achieve that, Ping installed three key technologies into its newest range of drivers.
The first of those is Dragon Fly technology, which can be seen on clearly on the back of the crown. The idea came from Ping chairman and CEO John Solheim, who sent his R&D team a photo he’d taken of a dragonfly in 2010, above.
Solheim asked his engineers to try and deconstruct what was going on in the wing structure and see if it could help save some weight in the crown.
Marty Jertson, Ping’s senior design engineer, and his team were able to do just that and the Dragon Fly technology is the result. It has allowed Ping to make the crown 20% thinner than it was in G30, while also saving 8g of weight that could be used elsewhere to help with launch and forgiveness.
Sitting in front of the Dragon Fly technology on the crown, you’ll see the Turbulators return once again after their success in G30. Their shape has been streamlined over the last two years and work with the new Vortec technology to reduce drag. This increases the speed and, in turn, gives more distance.
Ping G – pricing, specs and availability
Lofts: G – 9º, 10.5º; G (SF Tec) – 10º, 12º; G (LS Tec) – 9º, 10.5º
Shaft: Alta 55 (Soft R, R, S, X); Ping Tour 65 (R, S, X); Ping Tour 80 (R, S, X)
For more information on the full G range, head over to ping.com