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February 04, 2013
GROOVES ARE CUTTING-EDGE IN NEW PUTTERS AND WEDGES, AND THE G25 LINE IS ALL ABOUT PLAYABILITY
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February 04, 2013

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GROOVES ARE CUTTING-EDGE IN NEW PUTTERS AND WEDGES, AND THE G25 LINE IS ALL ABOUT PLAYABILITY

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SCOTTSDALE TR PUTTERS

After learning that deep grooves slow putts more than shallow grooves, Ping made an aluminum insert for the Scottsdale TR (True Roll) featuring grooves that are shallower near the heel and toe so mishits travel nearly as far as those struck on the sweet spot. A dozen head styles are available, including classic blades and mallets. To help ensure proper fit, an optional adjustable shaft can expand the club from 31 inches to 38 inches. A free iPing Putter app, available on iTunes, works in conjunction with a special cradle designed by Ping and sold separately to help hone a more consistent stroke.

G25 DRIVER

Cast from a strong, light titanium alloy and designed with a hitting area of variable thickness, the G25 has a larger face than the G20, a lower and deeper center of gravity and is larger from front to back. As a result, Ping says, the G25, available in lofts of 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° and 12°, produces higher-launching shots with lower spin, more forgiveness and less twisting on mishits. The hosel can change the loft a half degree in either direction.

G25 IRONS

Designed for players who want more distance, a higher ball flight and more forgiveness, the G25 irons are more compact than their predecessors, the G20s. In the long irons the sole width and offset are larger and the center of gravity is lower, while the soles in the short irons are thinner to help them work through the turf more easily.

TOUR WEDGE WITH GORGE GROOVES

Made from 17-4 stainless steel and available in lofts of 47° to 60°, these wedges have grooves that are so close to USGA conforming limits that the company mills them in-house. A slot behind the face houses a dampening cartridge that enhances feel. The wedges are available in three sole options—wide, thin and standard.

G25 FAIRWAY METALS

To increase ball speed, Ping made the perimeter of the faces thinner to broaden the sweet spot and create a bigger trampoline effect. Thanks to an external sole weight positioned in the rear of the club, the center of gravity has been moved lower and back.

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