i25 Driver address
i25 fairway woods
PING have introduced a comprehensive new product line which they claim delivers big distance gains while offering forgiveness and consistency for golfers of all abilities.
Products include the i25™ driver, irons, fairway woods, hybrids; and the long, high-flying Karsten® hybrid/iron set.
Also unveiled was the innovative PWR metal-wood shaft family that uses variable weight and balance points to ensure a proper fit.
“Our constant push for innovation continues to inspire technologies that help every type of golfer play better,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “The new metal woods and irons carry a common theme of increased distance but are engineered with the improved consistency, forgiveness and feel that we design into all PING clubs.
Together with a proper fitting to determine the best combination of models, golfers can expect improved performance throughout their set.
A distinguishing characteristic of the i25 driver and fairway woods are subtle racing stripes on the crown, which improve the consistency of clubface orientation at impact. The same width as a golf ball, the stripes offer a visual cue that can lead to multiple benefits. They can help the player aim the clubface accurately, align one’s body to the target, and assist in taking the club back on the proper path. All of which helps facilitate delivering the clubface squarely at impact, Solheim said.
To optimise performance with the i25 driver, fairway woods and hybrids, PING engineered an industry-first shaft series that offers different weights and flex profiles without altering the club’s swingweight. Called PWR (Performance, Weighting, and Responsiveness), the shafts are matched to golfers by the weight and flex that fits the motion of their golf swing and their desired shot shape. “With adjustable clubs, fitting for shaft weight has been limited because of its effect on swingweight. The PWR Series overcomes that by varying the CG location of the different weights so we can offer options that optimize ball flight while providing a better-feeling, more-responsive shaft,” Solheim stated.