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February 07, 2011
Two drivers geared for different types of players produce the same results—longer and straighter
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February 07, 2011


Two drivers geared for different types of players produce the same results—longer and straighter

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G15 Driver

The G15 is a maximum-forgiveness driver that delivers distance and accuracy. The 460cc titanium head is longer front to back and features Ping's patented ultrathin crown technology. An external sole weight optimizes the center of gravity for higher trajectories and reduced spin. A larger face is designed to increase ball speed and provide consistency across the hitting surface. The new Ping-designed TFC149D high-balance-point shaft allows for a five-gram increase in head mass (without increasing swing weight or overall weight), which results in higher ball speeds and an increased moment of inertia.

K15 Driver

Using an innovation known as Straight Flight Technology, Ping engineers developed the super-game-improvement line with features that promote straighter and longer ball flights. In the driver this is achieved by concentrating more weight in the sole near the heel. This helps rotate the face to a more square position at impact. The larger profiles of the head and face of the driver and fairway metals result in a higher moment of inertia for greater forgiveness and increased ball speed.

K15 Iron/Hybrid Set

A multimetal iron design combines a large, lightweight titanium face with a 17--4 stainless-steel body to increase forgiveness and improve launch conditions. Weight saved from the titanium face is allocated to the sole and perimeter to achieve more accuracy and higher ball flights. The K15 hybrids are available in 3H, 4H, 5H and 6H. They rely on an extremely high moment of inertia and a patent-pending feature that creates lower-spinning, higher-launching shots that fly longer and straighter.

G15 Irons

The technology of the G15 provides the high-launching, maximum-forgiveness benefits that make for more consistent iron play. The stainless-steel-cavity design features a new Custom Tuning Port that expands the perimeter weighting and increases the moment of inertia. Weight savings from a thinner face are moved to the toe for added forgiveness, while the wider sole produces a higher launch angle.

S56 Irons

The blade-style S56 appeals to players who put a premium on shot control. The steel-body design has variable tungsten toe weighting that positions the center of gravity for higher-launching long irons and more penetrating trajectories in the short irons. The patent-pending Stabilizing Bar Technology varies in width throughout the set to optimize each iron's center of gravity. The machined face and grooves ensure consistent performance and precise control.

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