When browsing second-hand Ping golf drivers, you’ll immediately notice patterns in their naming convention. For drivers pre-2015 Anser or ‘i’ models were designed with the better players in mind, while the ‘G’ or Rapture models were designed for golfers seeking maximum forgiveness and easy launch.
Post-2015 all Ping drivers were part of their ‘G’ family (for example G400) as these models were delivering the performance of the ‘i’ series while maintaining the forgiveness of the ‘G’ family - differentiating different heads with a series of letters. Drivers labelled with SF (for Straight Flight) will have a draw bias built in. Drivers with LS (Low Spin) are for better players who want a more penetrating flight and don’t need as much forgiveness. There might also be a ‘MAX’ model which will have a heavier weight to increase forgiveness and stability further. If there are no letters, then you’re on the standard head which is set up as the club was designed.
At Golfbidder we have Ping drivers going back about 8-10 years with Major winning drivers at every turn. As you browse, you’ll notice some of the older models are not too different than the most recent releases. Ping believes in evolution rather than revolution. This subtle approach has led to Ping looking beyond traditional means to improve their clubs. Most notably (and rather unexpectedly) to the wings of a dragonfly whose skeletal structure is extremely strong. Ping applied this theory to the crown of their drivers to help brace an ever-thinning face in the chase for more ball speed and distance.
Staying with the crown and the chase for more speed Ping added what they called Turbulators. They saw improving aerodynamics as a free hit as the user will gain more distance for the same input.
Household names like Lee Westwood and Major winners Bubba Watson, and Louis Oosthuizen all play a Ping driver. Add to these legends the names of Tyrell Hatton and Matt Wallace and Ping have excellent coverage across both the PGA Tour and European Tour.
Ping has a focus on strict engineering principles and tight manufacturing tolerances and credited with numerous innovations that have become industry standards. Their founder, Karsten Solheim, is the only person to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as a golf club manufacturer.