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October 08, 2012

Winner's Bag: Ryan Moore at the Justin Timberlake Shiners Hospital for Children Open

Posted at 9:21 AM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: TaylorMade RocketBallz (8.5°) with a Fujikura Motore shaft 
FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade RocketBallz (15°, 19°) with Fujikura Motore shafts
HYBRID: Adams Idea Pro a12 (20°) with a Fujikura Motore shaft
IRONS: Ping S56 (4-PW) with Dynamic Golf Lite X100 shafts
WEDGES: Cobra Trusty Rusty (55°); Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (60°) with Dynamic Golf Lite X100 shafts
PUTTER: YES! Sandy-12 White 
BALL: Titleist Pro V1

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

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(Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

July 10, 2012

Ping brings the Anser Driver to John Deere and Scottish Open

Posted at 11:25 AM by David Dusek

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At the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic and the European Tour's Scottish Open this week, Ping staff players will get their first chance to try to the company's newest driver, the Anser.

The 460-cc, matte-black, titanium Anser is Ping’s first adjustable driver, allowing golfers to add or take away .5° of loft.

While the club should be in pro shops in mid-August, Ping declined to reveal pricing information, but did say it will be available in 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° and 12° versions.

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

ClubTest 2012: Drivers: Regluar golfers tell you what they think 

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June 17, 2012

Winner's Bag: Webb Simpson at the 2012 U.S. Open

Posted at 10:32 PM by David Dusek

 

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DRIVER: Titleist 909D3 (10.5°) with a UST AxivCore Tour Black 69 shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 910F (13.5°, 17°) with a UST VTS 8X shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 910H (21°) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 shaft
IRONS: Titleist 680MB (4-P) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts 
WEDGES: Vokey Design TVD (54°, 58°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
PUTTER: Ping Craz-E (long)
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

Photos: See pros' bags at Olympic

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

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 (Photo by David Dusek)

June 14, 2012

My Bag: Michael Thompson at the 2012 U.S. Open

Posted at 8:19 PM by David Dusek

 

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Michael Thompson (Jeff Haynes/Reuters)

 

DRIVER: Ping i20 (9.5°) with a Grafolloy ProLaunch Red S shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Akira M215 (15°) with a Grafolloy ProLaunch Red shaft
IRONS: Ping S56 (2-9) with True Temper X100 shafts
WEDGES: Ping Tour-S (47°), Anser Forged (52°, 58°) with True Temper X100 shafts
PUTTER: Ping Anser 4
BALL: Titleist Pro V1

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

Photos: See more pros' bags at Olympic

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May 06, 2012

Winner's Bag: Rickie Fowler at the Wells Fargo Championship

Posted at 8:17 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Cobra AMP (9.5°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 73X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping i20 (15°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana X shaft
HYBRID: Adams Idea Pro Black (20°) with a Matrix OZIK HM2 Hybrid shaft
IRONS: Cobra AMP Pro Prototype Blades (4-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (48°, 50°, 55°, 59°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron for Titleist Select GoLo
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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

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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)

 

April 02, 2012

Ping introduces adjustable-length belly putter

Posted at 8:33 AM by Golf.com

Ping_belly_msPing released an adjustable-length belly-putter shaft, the company announced in a statement last week.

The adjustable putter shaft, offered exclusively with the Nome 405 putter, allows players to adjust the length of the putter within a 9-inch range. Ping said it is the first major golf company to introduce a USGA-approved adjustable putter shaft.

Belly putters have surged in popularity since to Tour pros like Adam Scott and Webb Simpson used them in victories in the 2011 season. At the 2011 PGA Championship, Keegan Bradley became the first major winner to use a belly putter. In February, a New York Times article called belly putters, "the hottest product in golf equipment." 

“At PING, custom fitting is our priority, and with the popularity of belly putters we saw a unique fitting opportunity because shaft length is so critical to performance,” Ping CEO John A. Soleim said in a statement. “Adjustability is key because the standard 42-inch belly putter fits a narrow range of people. When the shaft is too long or too short, it alters your distance from the ball, your eye position, and the path of your stroke. Adjustability lets you experiment until your posture is comfortable and your eyes are over the ball, which helps you make a consistent stroke and solid impact. We’re pleased to have USGA approval of this easy-to-use, innovative technology. Golfers are going to find it will help improve their putting.”

According to Ping, the putter's length can be adjusted from 37.5 to 46.5 inches. How does it work? Here's how Ping explains it:

The player changes the length using a Ping adjustment tool that threads into a locking ring on the shaft. Turning the tool loosens the ring, allowing the shaft to slide telescopically. The player then adjusts the shaft to the desired length. Turning the adjustment tool in the opposite direction and removing it locks the ring and secures the shaft so it’s ready for play.

As one more fitting step, the shaft is available in three different bends to match Straight, Slight Arc, and Strong Arc stroke types. This coincides with PING’s Fit for Stroke™ putter-fitting concept.

The standard-length Nome arrives in pro shops this week, but it had an impressive debut on the PGA Tour when Hunter Mahan used it during his winning run at the Accenture World Match Play in February. He also used it en route to his win at the Shell Houston Open. The Nome long putter with adjustable shaft will be available May 1 for $320.




April 01, 2012

Winner's Bag: Hunter Mahan at Shell Houston Open

Posted at 9:27 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Ping G20 (9.5°) with a Fujikura Speeder 6.2 Tour Spec shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping G20 (13°) with a UST Mamiya VTS 8X shaft
HYBRID: Ping i15 (17°) with a UST Mamiya VTS 85X shaft
IRONS: Ping S56 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: Ping Forged Anser (56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
PUTTER: Ping Nome
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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

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(Photo by David Dusek)

 

February 26, 2012

Winner's Bag: Hunter Mahan at WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

Posted at 8:46 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Ping G20 (9.5°) with a Fujikura Speeder 6.2 Tour Spec shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping G20 (13°) with a UST Mamiya VTS 8X shaft
HYBRID: Ping i15 (17°) with a UST Mamiya VTS 85X shaft
IRONS: Ping S56 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: Ping Forged Anser (56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
PUTTER: Ping Nome
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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

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(Photo by David Dusek)

With his new Ping Nome, Mahan was red hot on greens at Match Play

Posted at 8:31 PM by David Dusek

Hunter-Mahan-Ping-Nome-PutterHunter Mahan made a lot of important putts en route to winning the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, and he used a new Ping Nome putter to hole them.

Mahan has used traditional, heel-toe weighted blade putters throughout his professional career, but while working on the practice green Monday with Matt Rollins, a Ping rep, Mahan discovered that his alignment was off with his old putter. A laser attached to Mahan's putter revealed that when he thought he was aiming at the hole, he was actually aiming slightly left.

Rollins and Mahan experimented with a few different models in hopes of finding one that would improve his aim while still pleasing his eye at address.

The Nome, a mallet made from aluminum with two tungsten weights added to the bottom-rear section, proved to be perfect for Mahan. It has a higher moment of inertia than Mahan's previous putters, and the face-balanced model he selected enhances his fairly straight putting stroke.

The laser showed that Mahan aimed the Nome perfectly, which isn't surprising because it features a black piece on the crown with a white alignment line that stretches from the middle of the face to the back of the putter.

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"Basically, I'm aiming where I think I'm supposed to be aiming," Mahan said on Friday after defeating Steve Stricker in the third round. "Before I was aiming a little more left than I thought, so I was kind of pushing my putts. I wasn't getting a true roll and a true read." 

The Nome should start arriving in pro shops in the first week of April. If he putts like he did in Tucson, Mahan might win his first major that week too.

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

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(Photos: Ping Golf)

January 22, 2012

Winner's Bag: Mark Wilson at the Humana Challenge

Posted at 11:13 PM by David Dusek

Mark-Wilson

DRIVER: Ping i20 (8.5°) with a Grafalloy Tour X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Cleveland HiBore XLS (13°) with an Aldila NV 95 X shaft
HYBRID: Ping i15 (17°, 20°) with Graphite Design YS 85X shafts
IRONS: Ping i20 (4-PW) with True Temper CS Lite shafts
WEDGES: Ping Tour (52°, 60°) with True Temper CS Lite shafts
PUTTER: Ping Karsten Anser
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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

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(Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

 

September 05, 2011

Winner's Bag: Webb Simpson at the Deutsche Bank Championship

Posted at 7:23 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Titleist 909D3 (10.5°) with a UST AxivCore 69 shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 910F (13.5°, 17°) with a UST VTS 8X shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 910H (21°) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 shaft
IRONS: Titleist 680MB (4-P) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: Vokey Design TVD (54°, 58°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
PUTTER: Ping Craz-E (long)
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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

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(Photo by Anthony Nesmith/Cal Sport Media)

August 21, 2011

Winner's Bag: Webb Simpson at the Wyndham Championship

Posted at 7:23 PM by David Dusek


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DRIVER: Titleist 909D3 (10.5°) with a UST AxivCore 69 shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 909F3 (13.5°) with a UST AxivCore 79 shaft; 910F (17°) with a UST AxivCore 89 shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 910H (21°) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 shaft
IRONS: Titleist 680MB (4-P) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: Vokey Design TVD (54°, 58°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
PUTTER: Ping Craz-E (long)
BALL:  Titleist Pro V1x

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

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(Photo by Chuck Burton/AP Photos)




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