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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 177
D RAGONFLY wings and 18-wheel semi- trailers inspiring the latest range of equipment? Welcome to the golf club- design world of 2016, where visions come in any – and many – forms. Developing knowledge and drawing inspiration from such diverse sources, Ping has launched its new G series of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons, again advancing speed, distance and forgiveness to unprecedented levels without sacrificing other performance attributes. This year Ping also went one step further, creating a new club category with the G Crossover, combining the best of hybrid and iron technology. The new products, which are all custom fit and built to precise specifications, can now be pre- ordered at Ping-authorised golf shops. “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’s chairman and 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 specialised 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.” A close-up photograph Solheim took of a dragonfly became the inspiration for the primary innovation in the G series driver. He was intrigued by the wing structure and shared the photo with a group of engineers. Inspired by biomimicry, an approach to innovation that emulates nature’s time-tested patterns, they created Dragonfly Technology. The complex exoskeleton design yields Ping’s thinnest (0.43-millimetre) and lightest crown to date, saving eight grams while creating an intricate and stable structure. The weight savings helped drive the centre of gravity lower and deeper than any Ping driver, increasing dynamic loft and elevating moment of inertia significantly for maximising distance and forgiveness. Researchers also studied the base flaps that minimise large-scale vortex shedding behind 18-wheel semi-trailers and integrated their learnings into the G drivers to improve aerodynamics and increase speed. Vortec Technology on the back of the club and turbulators on the crown contribute to reducing drag 37 percent in the impact zone, yielding greater clubhead speed and ball velocity for measurable distance gains from all swing speeds. The variable-thickness T9S face has a high strength-to-weight ratio, allowing for a thin face to increase ball speed. OTG v WHIZ PING G SERIES AVAILABLE NOW (pre-orders); RRP: From $700 (drivers), from $180 (irons), from $390 (Crossover); ping.com PING'S NEW G SERIES 'CROSSOVER' COMBINES THE BEST HYBRID AND IRON TECHNOLOGY INTO ONE. thegear LEARN MORE ABOUT PING'S NEW G DRIVER, SEE THIS VIDEO.
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