Ping upgrades G25 fairway metals, hybrids


According to Brad Schweigert, director of engineering for Ping, fairway metals and hybrids also are important parts of the equipment maker’s new G25 line.

With the fairway metals, the company utilizes an extreme variable thickness face that is designed to produce a more efficient energy transfer and thus, faster ball speeds. At the same time, Ping technicians have moved mass low in the 17-4 stainless clubhead to encourage higher ball launch. They assert that the combination of those factors leads to greater distance.

In addition, Schweigert said that the G25 clubhead is also made to increase forgiveness, especially on shots hit low on the face, which happens to be where most golfers miss.

The G25 fairways come with a traditional head shape and boast a charcoal, non-glare finish. They are available in four lofts: 3 (15 degrees), 4 (16.5 degrees), 5 (18 degrees) and 7 (21 degrees). The 4-wood is as long as the 3-wood, and Schweigert describes it as a higher lofted 3-wood that will help players with slower clubhead speed launch the ball better.

As for the hybrids, which are available in lofts of 17, 20, 23, 27 and 31 degrees and also come with 17-4 stainless steel clubheads, they feature progressive CG (Center of Gravity) positions through the line to help golfers achieve optimum trajectory and distance with each shot. The CG is lower and further back in the lower-lofted clubs and progresses slightly forward in the higher lofts to help minimize spin and prevent ballooning.

In addition, external sole weighting positions weight low and back and elevate MOI (Moment of Inertia) for greater forgiveness, while generous camber heel-to-toe, as well as sole relief are included for improved playability from all types of lies.

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