PING G drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons were the top sellers (units and dollars) in their respective categories for February in the on- and off-course retail channels combined in the United States, according to Golf Datatech LLC.
“We’re very appreciative that golfers continue to put their confidence in our latest technology,” said PING chairman and CEO John A. Solheim about the G Series, which arrived in golf shops on February 11.
“To be the top seller in all four categories is very rewarding and another testament to our engineering and manufacturing teams that ensure our products deliver the innovation and quality that PING was founded on more than 55 years ago,” he added.
The majority of PING staff players also switched to the new clubs immediately, including Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen, who won with a G driver and fairway wood in their bags.
Solheim also pointed to PING’s extensive network of authorized custom-fitting specialists as a big reason for the G’s early success.
“As the club-fitting leader, we rely on the expertise of more than 3000 dedicated PING fitters around the country to communicate and demonstrate the benefits of custom fitting,” he said.
“They embrace our belief that custom fitting makes a huge difference in helping golfers play better and get the most out of their ability,” said Solheim.
“The early success of the new G products is evidence that golfers are being properly fit, comparing their results and seeing measurable improvements in their games,” he added.