Posted January 9, 2024 in Products and Brands by Tom Brassell
Founded by Karsten Solheim nearly 65 years ago on the concept of engineering more-forgiving, easier-to-hit golf clubs, PING continues that never-ending pursuit with today’s introduction of the G430 MAX 10K driver, its highest MOI, most forgiving and straightest driver to date.
The G430 MAX 10K driver is available for custom fittings and pre-order at authorized PING golf shops around the world beginning today.
“It’s been a lot of fun to watch people hit the G430 MAX 10K. Everyone comments how straight it is, which ultimately leads to more distance for the golfer,” Solheim said. “It fits a wide range of golfers, from players who rely heavily on forgiveness for more distance and accuracy off the tee all the way to tour pros, who are seeing lower spin and increased ball speed as the result of swinging more aggressively, knowing the forgiveness will help them find more fairways. We’re excited to add the MAX 10K to our driver mix. We encourage golfers to experience a PING driver custom fitting and compare their launch-monitor results to help find the G430 driver that best fits their game. Whether it’s the new MAX 10K, the MAX, the LST or SFT, we’re confident there’s a PING G430 driver for every golfer.”
The fixed tungsten backweight in the multi-material 460cc head contributes to the record-setting MOI as it drives mass down and back to increase forgiveness and optimize the center of gravity position, lowering spin and ensuring ball-speed preservation across the clubface for added distance. The heavier backweight (28g) is in part achieved by weight savings of 5g from the Carbonfly Wrap crown (13g installed) to create a powerful combination of accuracy and distance to meet the performance needs of all golfers.
PING’s biggest head profile to date maximizes the USGA-allowable heel-toe and front-back dimensions to extend the perimeter weighting, adding to the forgiveness while staying within the 460cc volume limit. The larger, confidence-inspiring head helps square the golfer to the target and produces a less muted and slightly louder sound than the G430 MAX to give golfers a sense of even more powerful, satisfying tee shots.
PING engineers advanced the face technology of the G430 driver family by thinning the forged T9S+ titanium face of the G430 MAX 10K. The shallow face height and variable face thickness (VFT) are optimized for more flexing to ensure faster ball speeds. Spinsistency, a variable face curvature innovation, delivers consistent spin across the entire face, helping preserve ball speed on mis-hits for more distance and accuracy.
The lighter overall weight of the G430 MAX 10K HL driver offers all the technology and performance of the standard version, including the record-setting MOI, for slower-swing-speed golfers who don’t generate sufficient clubhead speed and ball velocity from traditionally weighted clubs. Custom engineered and custom-built at 46″ with a lighter backweight (19g), ultra-light shafts (PING Alta Quick 35/45), and grip (Lamkin UTx Lite, 41g), the result is a lower overall system weight so golfers can swing faster and generate more ball speed for higher-launching, longer-carrying, and straighter tee shots. Available in 9.0°, 10.5°, and 12.0° lofts.