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Do you own the Ping G430 Max 10k HL driver? Then this one’s for you.

The brand has said anyone who bought the High Launch model can trade it in for the standard version of the G430 Max 10k completely free of charge.

The offer, Ping says, is being made in the event any customers made their purchasing decision based upon the HL version having a combined MOI of 10,000 g-cm2.

Explaining the decision, Ping’s CEO and president John K Solheim, said: “We realised some golfers may have concluded that the HL version of the G430 Max 10k carried the same inertia values as the standard G430 MAX 10k.

“We’re clarifying that while the HL has an extremely high MOI and delivers the forgiveness and distance Ping drivers are famous for, it doesn’t reach the combined 10k MOI threshold due to a lighter backweight which optimises the fitting for slower swing speed players.

“For golfers who may have purchased the G430 Max 10k HL with the expectation that it reached the 10k combined MOI, we’re offering them the opportunity to exchange their driver for the custom-built standard G430 MAX 10k at no cost.”

The HL build combines a lighter backweight, which is silver in colour and marked “High Launch”, shaft and grip to create a custom build aimed at slower swing speed golfers who can expect to swing faster with the lighter overall system, adding more speed to launch their shots higher and farther.

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Solheim added: “We believe the vast majority of G430 Max 10k HL owners are extremely satisfied with the performance of their drivers and we want to assure them their decision to put it in their bags was a good one. It’s important we stand behind our products in this way.

“If they purchased their driver based upon a misunderstanding of the club’s combined MOI value, we want to do the right thing and exceed their expectations.”

Golfers can exchange their G430 Max 10k HL driver for a standard G430 Max 10k with Ping’s Alta CB Black or no-upcharge aftermarket shafts in either 9°, 10.5°, or 12° of loft.

For more information on how to make your trade, visit the Ping website.


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