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December 09, 2013

First Look: Ping Rapture driving iron

Posted at 12:06 PM by Coleman McDowell | Categories: driving iron, Ping


A hybrid to replace a hybrid?

Ping's new Rapture driving iron blends the functionality of a long-iron with the forgiveness of a hybrid and an 18-degree head that resembles a thicker long-iron with added heel/toe tungsten weights to increase the club's MOI.

The construction and materials in the driving iron separate it from a comparable long-iron or hybrid. The flat, 455 stainless steel face allows a better player to work the ball left or right with a lower ball flight and less spin than a hybrid, while the wide sole allows more forgiveness than a 2-iron.

“You have the best of both worlds," said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. "It’s more forgiving and generates much faster ball speed than the 2-iron equivalent, yet it launches lower and spins far less than a comparable hybrid. The low, penetrating trajectory offers control and command, which is essential for keeping the ball under the wind, for example, or when you’re playing a hard, fast course and you want to maximize roll out.” 

The shaft in the driving iron is a TFC 949 and a half-inch longer than a typical 2-iron at 39.75 inches. Price: $220.00.

(Photo: Courtesy of Ping)

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