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April 10, 2012

Ping selling 5,000 all-pink G20 drivers to support Bubba Watson's charity

Posted at 7:59 AM by David Dusek

Since Bubba Watson began swinging a pink Ping G20 driver at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in January, Ping has donated $10,000, plus $300 for every 300-plus-yard drive Watson has struck using the club, to the "Bubba & Friends Drive to a Million" initiative. That brings the company's total donation to $61,600. Watson and Ping hope to raise $1 million and give it to Phoenix-area charities chosen by the company with Watson's support.

On Tuesday morning, Ping announced that it will sell 5,000 limited-edition all-pink G20 drivers for $430 in local pro shops starting on June 1. Five percent of the proceeds from the sale of the drivers will go to "Bubba Long in Pink. Driven by Ping," which is the company's portion of "Bubba & Friends Drive to a Million."

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"Bubba is already approaching the target of 300 drives of 300 yards or longer, and we wanted a way to provide ongoing support for his generous cause," said John A. Solheim, Ping Golf's chairman and CEO, in a media release. "Even prior to his win at the Masters, golfers were requesting pink G20s. Through word of mouth, social media, and phone calls, the interest was extremely high. We want to satisfy that demand while bringing even more visibility to Bubba's goal of raising $1 million."

In GOLF Magazine's March issue, the G20 was reviewed alongside several other game-improvement drivers. Testers said it was, "One of the top-rated models. A worthy descendant to a long line of great drivers." You can read the complete review here.

The pink G20 drivers will be available in right-handed 9.5°, 10.5°, and 12° models and 10.5° for left-handers. Each will come with a pink headcover and a pink Ping TFC 169D shaft labeled, "Bubba Long in Pink. Driven by Ping." A ladies 12° model will also be available.

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Ping clubs, and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

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April 08, 2012

My Bag: Bubba Watson at the 2012 Masters

Posted at 7:05 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Ping G20 (7.5°) with a Grafalloy Bi-Matrix shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping G20 (16.5°) with a Project X 8A1 shaft
IRONS: Ping S59 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
WEDGES: Ping Tour-W (52°, 56°) Ping Tour-S Rustique (64°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
PUTTER: Ping Redwood Anser
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

**Ping will sell 5,000 limited-edition pink G20 drivers starting June 1. Read how you can get one.

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Ping clubs, and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

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My Bag: Louis Oosthuizen at the 2012 Masters

Posted at 5:59 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Ping Rapture V2 (9°) with a Project X Black 6B7 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade Rocketballz Tour (17.7°, 19°) with Project X 6B7 shafts
IRONS: PING S56 (3-9) with True Temper X100 shafts
WEDGES: PING Tour S (47°, 54°) Tour-S TS (60°) with True Temper X100 shafts
PUTTER: PING Scottsdale ZB
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Ping and TaylorMade clubs, and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

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(Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

 

My Bag: Phil Mickelson at the 2012 Masters

Posted at 2:18 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Callaway RAZR Fit (9.5°) with a Mitsubishi 'ahina 70 shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Callaway Big Bertha Diablo (15°) with a Mitsubishi Fubuki 73X shaft; RAZR Fit (19°) with Mitsubishi Fubuki 60X  shaft
IRONS: Callaway X-Forged (4), RAZR X Forged Muscleback (5-PW) with KBS Tour shafts
WEDGES: Callaway X Series JAWS (52°, 60°, 64°) with Rifle Project X 7.0 shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot XG Blade Prototype
BALL: Callaway Hex Black Tour

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Callaway/Odyssey clubs and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

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My Bag: Peter Hanson at the 2012 Masters

Posted at 12:32 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER:
TaylorMade R11S (8°) with an ACCRA Tour Z shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade Burner Superfast 2.0 (13.5°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Kai'li 80 X shaft
HYBRID: TaylorMade Rescue (18°) with an Aldila NV 105 Hybrid shaft
IRONS: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB (4-PW) with KBS C-Taper shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (52°, 56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner shafts
PUTTER: TaylorMadeGhost Itsy Bitsy Spider
BALL: TaylorMade Penta TP 5

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about TaylorMade and Titleist clubs and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

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(Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters)




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