Increasing ball velocity and accuracy through a combination of advanced aerodynamics new face designs and material is the mission of the new G30 series from PING.
The G30 series includes two driver options — standard and SF Tec (Straight Flight Technology) — along with fairway woods, hybrids and irons. The product line can be pre-ordered beginning Thursday at PING-authorized golf shops.
“With the G30 series, our engineers once again accomplished something that is unique to PING products — they elevated performance significantly in key areas without sacrificing other important attributes,” said PING chairman and CEO John A. Solheim.
“Across the product line, we’ve proved you can hit the ball higher and farther while increasing forgiveness and control,” he added.
“We’ve also continued our focus on advancing custom fitting in the driver and fairway woods by offering five loft positions. All of this promotes the consistent, reliable results that will help golfers of any skill level shoot lower scores and enjoy the game more,” said Solheim.
The most visible innovation on the G30 driver is the patented turbulators engineered onto the crown.
Inspired by the aeronautics and sporting industries that put a premium on speed, Turbulator Technology is used to reduce aerodynamic drag by significantly delaying airflow separation, maintaining attached airflow around the clubhead as it approaches impact, leading to more speed.
“The turbulators are really exciting,” said Solheim.
“Wind-tunnel testing verified with clarity the role they play in reducing drag on the driver head, but its real benefit was confirmed through our player testing,” he added.
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“When Bubba Watson first tested the turbulators, he picked up two miles per hour in clubhead speed and four miles per hour in ball speed, which meant 10 more yards for him,” said Solheim.
“We can’t promise that for everyone, but with the turbulators’ powerful, inspiring look, we’re confident all golfers will be longer off the tee, thanks to Turbulator Technology,” he said.
The entire G30 series features new face technologies and materials, including the introduction of T9S titanium in the drivers, resulting in thinner faces and weight savings to help position the centre of gravity low and back.
The fairway woods utilize a high-strength Carpenter 475 steel in the face, and the hybrids are heat treated with a H900 process for hotter, more forgiving faces.
The G30 iron face is thinner for higher ball speeds, while being stabilized by a new custom tuning port design for predictable distance control.
The G30 SF Tec driver option is engineered for players whose shots typically end up right of the intended target.
In player testing, the G30 SF Tec driver, which features weight closer to the heel and lighter swingweights, improved shot bend by 12 yards when compared to the G30 standard driver.
PING has also increased the range of adjustability to five loft positions in the driver and fairway woods while maintaining the same mass and outer diameter as the company’s fixed hosels, providing the benefits of adjustability without sacrificing performance.
The lightweight hosel allows golfers to increase or decrease loft six-tenths of a degree or one full degree to optimize launch conditions.
GNN will run product stories in the coming days on each product within the G30 series, including the adjustable driver here.