Posted 1/2/13
Each turn of the calendar into a New Year means a barrage of new product introductions from manufacturers everywhere.  New drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, putters and more are shoved down our throats and somehow, just somehow, we’re supposed to all just be convinced that what we’re purchasing in a new year warrants multiple Benjamins from our pocketbooks, even though the technology in the new sticks highly resembles that of what’s currently in our bags.  The exception of this rule year in and year out is PING- the All-American company that has consistently found a way to get better and better every year, despite the crushingly tight restrictions placed on them and every manufacturer by the USGA.

For 2013, PING is introducing the G25 series.  An adjustable driver, irons, fairway woods and hybrids, along with 12 models of Scottsdale TR (True Roll) putters that feature an insert with an industry-first variable-depth grooves and adjustable-length shafts.  Whoa, yeah that’s wicked awesome technology for a putter.

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According to PING Chariman & CEO John A. Solheim, the new G25 driver, “offers meaningful adjustability to help all golfers optimize their trajectories without sacrificing the performance that’s often lost in bulkier hosel designs.”  The key words that I see there are “meaningful adjustability.”  Nearly every manufacturer has introduced adjustability in drivers, but not many have made it that beneficially impactful to improving spin rates, launch angle, distance and consistency.  This is PING’s first foray into the adjustable driver world, but hey, it’s PING, and they’ll get this right.

PING pros Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan have already made the switch to the new adjustable G25 driver and will being teeing it up with their new big sticks + the new G25 fairway woods this week at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Kapalua.  Mahan will also be rolling his rock with the new Scottsdale TR ZB S Model putter.

With the new G25 irons, those study PING engineers are delivering improved distance and exceptional feel control via a long, forgiving design- All of this while maintaining a super sleek profile, something that can’t be said by most company’s game improvement irons.  The Custom Tuning Port (CTP) has been repositioned to a lower level, aligning it with the impact area, which saves weight and redistributes it to the better position the center of gravity.  This provides for easy launch and expands perimeter weighting, further improving forgiveness.

Check out more details on the PING G25 series by clicking here to visit the PING website.  The new G25 series will be available at golf shops beginning in mid-February.  It’s a new year, and there’s no question about it that a new set of sticks helps whet that golfing appetite even further come springtime.

Joel Harrington

 

Ping G25 irons

The new Ping G25 irons

 

Scottsdale TR Putters

The new Scottsdale TR Putters