THE PING RAPTURE V2S ARE ON THE WAY

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PING will soon ship their latest, up-graded range of upgraded V2s confident that all will conform to their age-old philosophy.

PING will soon be shipping their latest, up-graded range of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons and putters confident that all will conform to their age-old philosophy.
As one of golf’s technology leaders nearing it’s 50th centenary next year, PING remains fully committed to helping golfers of all abilities lower their scores and raise their enjoyment level
The company, founded in the garage in Redwood City, California, of the late Karsten Solheim in 1959, recently unveiled several new products at its annual sales meeting in its hometown of Phoenix, Arizona.
The new products include Rapture® V2 Metal Woods, Rapture V2® and S57® Irons and iWi® Putters.
“It’s hard to believe it’s been 50 years since that famous PING sound first emanated from our garage,” said the company’s Chairman & CEO John Solheim, the youngest son of Karsten who began working at his father’s side when he was only 13 years old.
“A lot has changed since then, but one thing hasn’t and that’s the foundation my parents built for this company.
“We remain loyal to the values they established in everything we do. When it comes to product, make it better than before. Keep pushing yourself. From a business standpoint, maintain the trust and integrity that has earned the PING name a reputation for innovation and quality around the world.”
The newest PING® equipment will complement the G10® Series, i10¿ irons, and the i-Series® and Karsten® Series putter lines launched just over a year ago.
The current lines are enjoying a record-setting year on the strength of world-wide market share gains as golfers of all abilities rely on the score-lowering technology of this custom fit, custom built line of clubs.
“The response to the entire G10 Series, the i10 irons and the new putters has been beyond expectations,” said Solheim.
“At a time when the golf industry is somewhat stagnant, we’re experiencing growth. That says a lot about the performance of our equipment and our brand. All these products will be a major emphasis going forward.”
The new products, which will start to be shipped worldwide in late September, represent the company’s continued focus on lowering scores through innovation and custom fitting.
“The new Rapture V2 Series and iWi putters all incorporate multi-metal technology,” added Solheim. “Each of the new designs combines key properties of its various materials to optimize performance. The common material throughout all of the new products is tungsten. From the driver to the putters, we’ve utilized the density of tungsten in strategic locations to optimize weight distribution and maximize performance.
Plus, they all offer multiple fitting variables to ensure golfers can be properly fit for every club in their bag.”
Here are some key features of the new clubs:
Rapture V2 Driver
– Materials used in 460 cc clubhead:. Titanium body with external tungsten weight pads located in back, near the heel and toe.
– Technology benefits: Tungsten weight pads position CG for lower spin and high launch with higher MOI for improved distance and accuracy. Plasma-welded, machined, variable thickness face for increased ball speed. Taller face and aggressively tapered crown. Double-Rapture alignment aid on crown.
– Specifications: Available in 9°, 10.5°, 12° & 13.5° lofts. Standard shafts: PING TFC939D (Ladies, Soft R, R, S, and X flexes) and Mitsubishi Diamana Blue (R, S and X flexes).
– Fitting Variables: Loft, shaft flex/type, shaft length, grip size/type, swingweight
– US.MSRP: $500 per driver (graphite only).
Rapture V2 Fairway Woods
– Materials: 17-4 stainless steel body with tungsten sole plate.
– Technology benefits: Tungsten sole plate (61 grams, 34% of head’s mass) optimizes CG for higher launch, lower spin. Larger, shallow head profile for added forgiveness and performance from all conditions. Plasma-welded, machined, variable face thickness for added distance. Double-Rapture alignment aid on crown.
– Specifications: Available in 3 (171 cc, 16°), 4 (169 cc, 17.5°), 5 (165 cc, 19°) & 7 (160 cc, 22°) woods. Standard shafts: PING TFC939F (Ladies, Soft R, R, S, and X flexes) and Mitsubishi JavlnFX (R, S and X flexes).
– Fitting Variables: Shaft flex/type, shaft length, grip size/type, swingweight
– US MSRP: $280 per fairway wood (graphite only).
Rapture V2 Hybrids
– Materials: 17-4 stainless steel body with tungsten sole plate.
– Technology benefits: Tungsten sole plate (112 grams, 48% of head’s mass) optimizes CG for higher launch. Longer face profile expands hitting area for more forgiveness. Plasma-welded, machined variable face thickness for added distance. Sole relief for improved playability.
– Specifications: Available 17°, 20°, 23° & 27° lofts. Standard graphite shafts: PING TFC939H (Ladies, Soft R, R, S, and X flexes) and Mitsubishi JavlnFX (R, S and X flexes). Standard steel shafts: PING AWT (Soft R, R, S and X flexes) and Z-Z65 (Stiff flex).
– Fitting Variables: Shaft flex/type, shaft length, grip size/type and swingweight
– US MSRP: $190 per hybrid w/steel shaft. $225 per hybrid w/graphite shaft.
Rapture V2 Irons
– Materials: Tungsten sole weight (22% mass, 16% volume). Titanium face (13% mass, 21% volume). 17-4 stainless steel body (65% mass, 63% volume,) Elastomer CTP insert.
– Technology benefits: Oversized, maximum forgiveness iron. Lightweight titanium face frees weight which is re-allocated on the wider sole in the form of tungsten to position CG for higher launch and increased MOI. High launch angles allow for stronger lofts to increase distance without sacrificing control. Deeper CustomTuning Port (CTP) with elastomer insert stabilizes face for solid feel and consistent response across the club face.
– Specifications: Available 3-9, PW, UW, SW & LW. Standard graphite shaft: PING TFC939I (Ladies, Soft R, R and S flexes). Standard steel shaft: PING AWT (Soft R, R, S and X flexes).
– Fitting Variables: Lie angle (12 color codes), shaft flex/type, shaft length, grip size/type and swingweight
– US MSRP: $165 per iron w/steel shaft. $195 per iron w/graphite shaft.
S57 Irons
– Materials: 17-4 stainless steel body. Tungsten toe weight.
– Technology benefits: Player’s-size, tour-inspired iron with tungsten toe weight and dual, vertical stabilizing bars for the ideal blend of feel, forgiveness and distance control. Machined face and grooves for consistent performance across the hitting area. Brushed silver chrome finish.
– Specifications: Available 2-9, PW. Standard shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold (S300 and X100). PING TFC129i (Soft R, R & S flexes)
– Fitting Variables: Lie angle (12 color codes), shaft flex/type, shaft length, grip size/type and swingweight
– US MSRP: $130 per iron w/steel shaft. $158.25 w/graphite shaft.
iWi Putters
– Materials: 17-4 stainless body. Two-piece insert combines 304 stainless steel and elastomer. Steel or tungsten sole

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