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Technology, Charity Converge With Pink G Driver

By John Steinbreder – Global Golf Post

ping_bubbaltdpink_gdriver_addressviewMost times, it is the technology in a new piece of golf equipment that attracts buyers, and there is plenty about Ping’s G driver that appeals to players.

Start with the complex exoskeleton that company engineers created to make the crown lighter and thinner – and to allow them to relocate weight in ways that drives the center of gravity lower and deeper. Those advances not only increase dynamic loft, for greater distance, but also elevate moment of inertia, for improved forgiveness.

Then there are the new aerodynamic features that bolster ball velocity and clubhead speed, and a variable-thickness T9S face that boasts a high strength-to-weight ratio. In addition, a lightweight 7075 aluminum hosel sleeve is designed to provide plenty of adjustability.

But what likely will drive sales of this limited-edition G driver is its pink color as well as its similarity to the big dog that Bubba Watson regularly puts into play. The fact that it also comes with the golfer’s “caricature” head cover will no doubt add to its allure, as will Ping’s commitment to donate $60 to the Bubba Watson Foundation for every pink Ping G driver sold.

“Bubba’s a creative thinker, and his decision to distinguish himself by using a pink driver and shaft made this program possible,” says John A. Solheim, the chairman and CEO of Ping. “He has a huge heart and continues to use his success in golf to help people in need, especially children. We’re blessed with the opportunity to partner with Bubba and are very grateful to golfers who choose to support this program for the benefit of the Bubba Watson Foundation.”

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-2-10-43-pmPing is making 6,000 of these limited-edition drivers available through authorized retailers, in lofts of 9 and 10.5 degrees for right-handed players and 10.5 for lefties.

As for shafts, they come in R and S flexes.

Republished with permission by Global Golf Post