PING launch i25 driver, fairways and hybrids

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PING have announced the launch of a major new prduct line - The i25 which will deliver big distance gains while offering forgiveness and consistency for golfers of all abilities. Products include the i25 driver, fairway woods and hybrids.

PING i25 Driver
PING i25 Driver
PING i25 Driver
PING i25 Fairway
PING i25 Fairway
PING i25 Hybrid
PING i25 Hybrid
PING i25 Hybrid
“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 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 (consciously or sub-consciously) 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 said.

PING i25 Adjustable Driver

PING have engineered he multi-material i25 driver to help reduce spin while increasing launch angle for ideal launch conditions that in turn optimise distance and accuracy.  A high strength-to-weight ratio Ti 8-1-1 body is joined to a variable-thickness Ti 6-4 face, ensuring maximum energy transfer for generating faster ball speeds for greater distance. High-density tungsten sole weights lower the CG to reduce spin for a flatter ball flight and a landing angle that maximises roll out. Strategic placement of the weights significantly increases MOI, which means golfers will spend more time in the fairway. Using Trajectory Tuning technology, standard lofts are adjustable +-1/2º. The lightweight, adjustable hosel maintains the same outer diameter and mass of PING’s traditional fixed hosels and provides the benefits of adjustability without sacrificing the performance that’s often lost in clubs with bulkier designs. PING’s industry-first PWR shaft family offers unique weights and stiffness profiles without altering swingweight.

PING i25 Fairway Woods

Compact and hot off the tee is how PING describe the new i25 fairway woods. The 17-4 stainless steel heads offer a sleeker frame to enhance shot making. A taller face with an extremely thin perimeter design helps increase ball velocity for distance and versatility, while improved internal weighting bolsters MOI for accuracy. Using Trajectory Tuning technology, lofts are adjustable +-1/2º. The lightweight, adjustable hosel maintains the same outer diameter and mass of PING’s traditional fixed hosels and provides the benefits of adjustability without sacrificing the performance that’s often lost in clubs with bulkier designs. PING’s industry-first PWR shaft family offers unique weights and stiffness profiles without altering swingweight.

PING i25 Hybrids

The compact, 17-4 stainless steel i25 hybrid offers a more-forward hosel axis and less bulge and roll than a traditional hybrid. The offset is engineered for high launch, while the reduced bulge and roll enhances shot making and control. A straighter lead edge and more squared-off toe promote accurate aim and alignment. A compressed profile and shorter heel-toe length improve turf interaction and ensure solid contact from any type of lie. To maximise distance with functional distance gapping, a farther-back CG in the lower-lofted hybrids promotes higher launch; a lower, more-forward CG in the higher-lofted heads reduces spin. The PWR 80 and 90 shafts maintain the same swingweight across all weights and flexes.

PING i25 technical specs, pricing and availabilty 

Driver
  • Lofts 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° (Adjustable +- ½ degree)
  • Stock graphite shafts: PWR 55 (R, S); PWR 65 (R, S, Tour S, Tour XS); PWR 75 (S, Tour S, Tour XS)
  • Std. Length 45.25 inches, 207g, 460cc
  • RRP £345
Fairways
  • Available S3W (14º), 3W (15º), 5W (18º) (Adjustable +- ½ degree)
  • Stock graphite shafts: PWR 55 (R, S); PWR 65 (R, S, Tour S, Tour XS); PWR 75 (S, Tour S, Tour XS)
  • RRP £220

Hybrids

  • Available 17º, 19º, 22º, 26º
  • Stock graphite shafts: PWR 80 (R, S, Tour S); PWR 90 (S, Tour S, Tour XS)
  • RRP £185
The new PING i25 are available to pr-order now at authorised PING stockists. 
 

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