The density and shape of the tungsten sole plate positions the center of gravity (CG) for higher launching, longer flying shots. The concentration of the 61-gram tungsten sole plate, which represents 34% of the club head’s mass, allowed our engineers to move the CG location lower and farther from the face for increased launch and lower spin.
The shallow face and wider sole of the large, stainless steel head ensures stability and forgiveness while producing a high trajectory. Ping Rapture V2 Fairway Wood the tungsten sole and stainless steel body with a plasma-welded, machined steel face to increase ball speed for greater distance.
Add to that 12 worldwide wins for the new Ping S56 iron – launched only in mid-Summer and it’s easy to see why Ping is cock-a-hoop with its 2010 performances.
This week 10 of the 13 Ping European staff players have qualified among the European Tour’s top-60 golfers in The Race to Dubai competing at Jumeirah Golf Estates in the climax of the 2010 season.
As well as Westwood and Oosthuizen, there’s Gary Boyd, Alejandro Cañizares, Rhys Davies, Gregory Havret, Miguel Angel Jiménez, Gareth Maybin, John Parry and Danny Willett. “To have the world’s number 1 golfer, a Major Champion and significant contenders in all the other Majors makes it a history-making year for our company,” saays Ping’s chairman John Solheim.
“Ping G15 Fairway Wood is a tremendous milestone for us as a company, engineering the best equipment for the best players in the world.”
The year has also seen the continued rise of Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson on the US PGA Tour. Mahan, with two victories, including one at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, moved up to 17th in the official world rankings, while the big-hitting Watson secured his first career victory at the Travelers Championship and went on to make his Ryder Cup debut.
With Lee Westwood sitting on top of the world golf rankings, Louis Oosthuizen, the reigning 2010 Open Champion, four solo second-place finishes at Ping Rapture V2 Irons, the US Open, US PGA Championship and The Open Championship it has certainly been a momentus year for Ping Europe, the Gainsborough-based equipment brand.