Friday, September 7, 2012

Ping Anser Forged Irons

Ping Anser Forged Irons
The multi-material Anser Forged irons have clubheads that combine a body of 8620 steel with a dense tungsten weight. Combined with an internal cavity close behind the clubface and above the sole, the weighting properties of the clubheads increase moment of inertia and optimize the center of gravity location..

The CG location is progressive through the use of a stabilizing bar. The bars are thinner but angle out wider in the long irons, which lowers the center of gravity to help the golfer achieve a higher launch angle. As you move through the set to the shorter irons, the stabilizing bars thicken and become more vertical, raising the CG location to help achieve higher spin, more control and a more penetrating ball flight.

The clubhead size is also progressive through the set, larger on the long irons and becoming smaller as you move to the short irons.

The Ping Anser Forged irons come with Project X or TFC 800i shafts. The irons come in 3-PW, and MSRP is $200 per club.

Ping Adjustable Putter

Ping Adjustable Putter
Ping have now brought out and adjustable putter, the "500" in the Nome 500's name refers to its weight in grams. But the real calling card of the club is its adjustable-length shaft.

The telescoping adjustable-length putter shaft was first introduced in the Nome 405 model. In the Nome 500, the shaft can be shortened to 44.5 inches (belly length) or lengthened to 54.5 inches (broomstick length), or set anywhere in-between to best fit the golfer's putting stance and stroke.

The grip portion of the putter shaft is graphite, and it slides up or down over the lower, steel portion. A lightweight locking ring is loosened in order to adjust length, and tightened in order to lock in a chosen length.

The face-balanced Ping Nome 500 is designed for golfers with a straight putting stroke. It has a lightweight frame with tungsten weighting in the sole, and a nano-nickel coating to finish..