Ping has announced the much-anticipated introduction of its G400 range of equipment.
The range includes three driver head options, an expanded range of fairway woods, progressive centre of gravity (CG) hybrids, a new more versatile Crossover and G400 irons.
The Driver made its debut at the US Open at Erin Hills with 13 drivers in play the first week. Players using the G400 driver ranked it as both the longest and most accurate in the field.
“We’ve never seen faster conversion to a new product than we did at the US Open with 13 drivers in play the first week it was available,” said PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim. “The players immediately loved the look of the driver and became enamored with the powerful sound and feel.”
The G400 driver is a unique combination of a slightly smaller head size packaged with increased forgiveness. At 445cc the engineers at Ping were able to increase clubhead speed while also increasing the moment of inertia (MOI) to be the highest of any Ping driver, increasing both distance and forgiveness.
G400 drivers are available in standard, SFT (Straight Flight) designed to correct fade ball flights and LST (Low Spin) which lowers spin by approximately 300 rpm for a stronger flight.
The G400 irons produce a unique combination of ball flight, forgiveness and tour-level distance. The forgiving design is engineered for increased distance and higher ball flights achieved through the catapult-like flexing of the thinner clubface, delivered through COR-Eye technology, a top rail undercut and the use of Hyper 17-4 stainless steel.
Woods and Hybrids
G400 fairway woods and hybrids incorporate C300 maraging steel in the club face – one of the strongest alloys in the world commonly used in the aerospace industry.
Maraging steel allowed Ping to go extremely thin with the face for the faster ball-speed gains sought for more distance and higher launch.
There are eight options in the G400 fairway woods ranging from a stronger 13⁰ Stretch 3W to a 23.5⁰ 9W, all of which are adjustable by up to 1⁰ and include 3, 5 and 7 woods with SFT technology.
The G400 range includes the second generation of Ping’s Crossover, which again utilises a maraging steel face for improved sound and higher launch for a versatile option that delivers hybrid forgiveness and ball speeds coupled with iron-like precision and control.