Ping Golf Clubs Overview
Any talk about innovative equipment should include Ping golf clubs. In fact, the conversation should probably start with this legendary company.
Ping’s story is pretty well known. In 1959, a General Electric engineer (and frustrated golfer) named Karsten Solheim began tinkering with putter designs in his garage. He dispensed with traditional construction and crafted a center-shafted, perimeter-weighted putter unlike anything built before it.
Solheim’s Ping putter got its first PGA Tour win in 1962. Things accelerated from there, with the company adding irons and other clubs on its way to becoming one of golf’s biggest brands.
As you might expect, an impressive stable of tour pros carry Ping golf clubs and putters. Major winners Bubba Watson, Stewart Cink and Louis Oosthuizen are joined by up-and-comers like Viktor Hovland, Cameron Champ and Joaquín Niemann as brand ambassadors.
Ping has also been at the forefront of clubfitting, groove design and other innovations over the years. Now based in Phoenix, Ariz., Ping continues turning out highly praised drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges and, of course, putters. You can find a complete inventory of new and used Ping golf clubs right here at GlobalGolf.
Let’s look at some of Ping’s recent offerings.
The follow-up to Ping’s highly successful G410 series, this lineup includes the
G425 MAX, LST and SFT drivers and fairway woods
. Ping calls its MAX versions the most forgiving in golf thanks to a 26-gram, moveable tungsten weight that jacks up MOI (moment of inertia). The LST models are geared toward better players and produce a lower trajectory, while the SFT is draw-biased to give slicers a fighting chance.
Ping also introduced G425 hybrids, crossover hybrids and irons. The hybrids boast a modified face curvature to create more spin on shots struck low on the club. The crossovers feature extreme heel-toe weighting to ratchet up forgiveness. And Ping’s G425 irons are noteworthy for their variable-thickness face construction, similar to a metal wood and delivering greater ball speeds and higher launch angles.
Ping 2021 Putters
Ping gave its classic putter lineup a fresh look for 2021. By using multiple materials and a soft face insert, Ping upped the ante for forgiveness and feel in 11 models, including old standbys like the Anser and Anser 2.
, Ping paired a maraging steel clubface with a stainless steel body, resulting in extra flex at impact. That means super-fast ball speed across the face, as well as a steep launch, high flight and plenty of spin.
Heppler Putters, 2020
These striking, copper-and-black putters are noted for a firmer feel and sound off the machine-milled face. The nine
Ping Heppler putter models
also offer adjustable-length shafts to fit a variety of stances and stroke styles.
Superior adjustability and playability helped Ping’s
G410 drivers, fairway woods and hybrids
win global accolades. The G410 irons featured less offset and a shorter clubface length than their predecessors, the G400s, appealing to lower handicappers.
Glide Wedges, 2015 – 2021
Ping continues updating and upgrading its popular Glide Wedge lineup, with the original debuting in 2015. The most recent release, the
Ping Glide 3.0 Wedge
, features a comprehensive redesign that’s lighter, softer and more forgiving than previous models. The variety and combinations of lofts, bounce angles and clubhead shapes is also impressive.