PREVIEW: PING G series golf clubs

January 11, 2016

PING Golf unveiled their new G Series line of golf clubs on Monday, which includes a new driver, fairway woods, hybrids and irons.

From the PING Golf website:

“It’s a credit to the imagination and the disciplined approach of our engineering, design and research teams that we’ve elevated performance across every category in new and exciting ways, innovation that will make the game easier for golfers of every ability level,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “Our design process is different, as we gather information from the world around us, study new materials, and test rigorously to make sure our products give golfers meaningful results. The process leads to breakthroughs like Dragonfly Technology and Vortec Technology, found in the G drivers. We’ve also created a specialized heat-treatment process and COR-Eye Technology to make the G irons longer, higher-launching and more forgiving, a combination that’s very difficult to achieve. And with the new Crossover product line, an entirely new category, there’s a lot to be excited about.”

Mr. Solheim seems awfully excited about their new clubs. Let’s break down what he said a little bit.

PING G Series Driver

Fresh off the massively successful PING G30 driver, the new PING G Series boomstick looks eerily similar to its predecessor… just with more Turbulators.

The funky looking crown on the driver is supposedly designed to mimic that of a dragonfly’s wings (hence the reference to Dragonfly Technology in Solheim’s quote). This design, which basically extends the Turbulators aeordynamic tech across the entire crown, minimizes drag as you swing the club. Combined with the new Vortec stabilizing technology on the back of the club, the PING G series promises to be one of the most stable drivers on the market.

Adjustable hosel technology returns to the G series driver, which was to be expected, allowing you to increase or decrease clubface loft to your preference.

PING G Series Irons

The new PING G series irons continue the trend of stabilization and forgiveness, thanks to optimal perimeter weighting in each iron’s toe and heel/hosel.

Similar to what PING offered in their popular GMax irons, the G series are equipped with COR-Eye Technology that promotes faster ball speeds. This equates to more distance (allegedly) in comparison to competing similar styles. In what has become the norm for every new club release, PING suggests their new irons feature optimal MOI and COG specifications to give you premium launch conditions. (Yawn)

PING G Series Hybrids and Fairway Woods

Finally, the PING G series hybrids and fairway woods round out the remaining updates in what appears to be a promising line of clubs.

Both the fairway woods and hybrids are equipped with features found in their bigger brother driver, including mini-Turbulators and the Vortec thingy on the back of the club. Each appears to have a low-profile clubface (definitely my preference) which will help you get the ball up from any lie.

All of the PING G series clubs will be available February 2016.