PING unveils new Irons, Wedges and Putters

Achieving significant performance gains by engineering without sacrificing other key design attributes, PING has announced two new innovative iron models while expanding its popular Glide wedge and Cadence TR putter families.

GMax Irons

PING engineered its longest, straightest iron ever by utilising COR-Eye Technology, which simultaneously activates the sole, face, and top rail to increase ball speed up to 3 mph over previous PING models, providing greater distance with control. COR-Eye creates a faster ball speed that is constant across the entire face, so even off-centre strikes deliver longer, straighter results.

A new cavity structure houses a concealed Custom Tuning Port that connects to the sole. With this deeper position and wider sole, each iron’s centre of gravity is moved lower and farther back to increase the MOI for more forgiveness, accuracy and consistency. Distance-generating lengths and lofts are optimised for efficient gapping with the distance control and high trajectory needed to hit and hold more greens. An enhanced leading edge, more trailing edge relief and refined bounce help optimise turf interaction.

The 4- thru 8-iron faces are heat treated using a specialised process that strengthens the material by approximately 40%, creating a Hyper-17-4 alloy and allowing the face to be thinner for greater flexing and faster ball speeds. Longer blade lengths and increased offset maximise forgiveness and ensure a higher max shot height.

The set has a unique swing-weight progression where the 4, 5 and 6 irons have lighter swing-weights to help square the face at impact, creating faster ball speeds for longer, straighter shots.

  • Available 4-9, PW, UW, SW
  • Stock steel shaft: PING CFS Distance (Soft R, R, S, X)
  • Stock graphite shaft: PING CFS Graphite (65 Soft R, 70 R, 80 S)
  • After-market stock shaft options (no upcharge): Dynamic Gold S300, X100; Project X 5.0, 6.0; XP 95 (R, S), N.S. Pro Modus3 105 (S, X)
  • AU RRP: $185 per club w/steel shaft; $205 per club w/graphite shaft

i Irons

PING engineers used 431 stainless steel for its high strength-to-weight ratio and softer feel to deliver workability and trajectory control with forgiveness. Larger head sizes and low/back CG positions in the long irons offer forgiveness and distance where golfers need them most. The smaller short irons and wedges provide precision and control.

Workability comes from a head and hosel geometry that ensures trajectory control for precise shot-making. Weight savings from the 431 SS and the deeper Custom Tuning Port position allow for expanded perimeter weighting. A tungsten toe weight in the 3 thru 7 irons increases forgiveness.

An elastomer CTP weight tucks into the tuning port, which is lower on the face to align with the impact area for a more solid sound and feel. The sole glides through the turf with ease, ensuring the solid contact required to play with control and consistency. An optimised, versatile bounce profile delivers exceptional performance in all conditions.

The thin top rail and minimal offset create a confidence-inspiring look at address. Lengths and lofts are optimised to increase distance with proper gapping. With two PING shaft choices and four popular after-market stock options, golfers can match a shaft to their ball flight and feel preferences.

  • Available 3-9, PW, UW
  • Stock steel shaft: PING CFS Distance (Soft R, R, S, X)
  • Stock graphite shaft: PING CFS Graphite (65 Soft R, 70 R, 80 S)
  • After-market stock shaft options (no upcharge): Dynamic Gold S300, X100; Project X 5.0, 6.0; XP 95 (R, S), N.S. Pro Modus3 105 (S, X)
  • AU RRP: $205 per club w/steel shaft; $225 per club w/graphite shaft

Glide ES Wedge (Eye Sole)

The Glide ES features a scooped sole that offers versatility on full and partial shots from all conditions, especially bunkers. Its hosel transition and sole design were inspired by the original PING Eye2 sand wedge. The tapered hosel is smaller leading into the face to decrease the cross section for less drag through the sand.

PING Glide ES Wedge PING Glide ES Wedge

A 24º sidewall and tighter radius in the grooves optimise spin on chips and pitches. The chrome-plated 431 stainless steel head repels moisture to create more friction for improved spin and consistency in wet conditions and lies in the rough.

Glide wedges are engineered from the hands down to provide short-game performance and trajectory control on shots of every length. The proprietary Dyla-wedge grip is ¾ of an inch longer to encourage gripping down to control ball flight. The CFS Wedge shaft is optimised in weight, flex and balance to provide a stable feel and lower ball flights.

  • Available in 56º, 58º, 60º
  • Dyla-wedge grip: ¾-inch longer, grip-down markings at 1 3/8″ intervals, softer tapering profile
  • Stock shafts: CFS Wedge (stiff flex, 118g); TFC 419i (Soft R, R, S)
  • AU RRP: $200 w/steel shaft; $230 w/graphite shaft

Cadence TR Ketsch Mid

The Ketsch Mid has a smaller, more compact head than the original Ketsch mallet currently in play on many pro tours. It offers a 100% milled, aerospace-grade aluminium body to ensure precision, and also features True-Roll Technology grooves. TR grooves vary in width and depth from the centre of the face, producing consistent ball speeds across the face for unmatched distance control, resulting in more holed putts and fewer three-putts. Contrasting white sightlines on the black anodised head simplify alignment.

The center line extends to the back of the putter for added confidence. Golfers can choose a traditional-weight model with a stainless steel sole plate or a heavy-weight model with a tungsten nickel sole plate to match their stroke tempo and improve their consistency.

The traditional-weight head will typically fit golfers with faster tempos and can help with lag putting. The heavy version adds mass to match slower-tempo strokes, and can lead to better results on shorter putts. The putter can be fit to accommodate straight, slight arc, or strong arc stroke types.

  • Traditional, 350g; Heavy, 375g
  • Straight, Slight Arc and Strong Arc stroke types
  • Adjustable +/- 2º from std. lie angle
  • AU RRP: $375; Adjustable-length: $425

Cadence TR Craz-e-r

PING introduces a variation on the Craz-e, one of the most successful and enduring models in its history. A continuous white sightline extends from the top of the black PVD head to the back for easy alignment and more confidence.

PING TR Craz-e-r Putter PING TR Craz-e-r Putter

The high-MOI Craz-e-r is offered in a traditional-weight PING introduces GMax, i irons, Glide ES wedge, Cadence TR Craz-e-r & Ketsch Mid (blue) precision-milled aluminium insert, or a heavy (black) stainless steel insert.

The traditional-weight head will typically fit golfers with faster tempos and can help with lag putting. The heavy version adds mass to match slower-tempo strokes, and can lead to better results on shorter putts.

The putter can be fit to accommodate straight, slight arc, or strong arc stroke types.

  • Traditional, 350g; Heavy, 383g
  • Straight, Slight Arc and Strong Arc stroke types
  • Adjustable +/- 2º from std. lie angle
  • AU RRP: $325; Adjustable-length: $380