The Ping G400 fairways and hybrids are designed to provide golfers with distance, easy launch and forgiveness, thus making the perfect companions for the G400 driver.
To maximise distance, C300 maraging steel is used as the face material in the fairways and hybrids. One of the strongest alloys in the world, maraging steel is commonly used in the aerospace industry where strength and flexibility are necessities. These properties also make it an ideal face material, delivering more flexing for faster ball speeds.
“Our main goal in the G400 fairway woods and hybrids was to introduce significant distance gains while maintaining other performance benefits such as forgiveness and the ability to launch the ball easily,” said Ping chairman & CEO John A. Solheim. “With maraging steel, we have a material that allows us to go extremely thin with the face to give us the faster ball-speed gains we’re seeking for more distance and higher launch.”
The G400 fairway wood has expanded fitting options with the addition of a 9-wood and three SFT (Straight Flight) choices (3, 5, 7). The Stretch 3-wood is also available as a high-performance option off the tee or when going for par-fives in two.
Progressive CG locations in the hybrid offer versatility to help golfers properly gap their sets. The 2- and 3-hybrids are engineered with the CG more toe side to promote draws, while the 4-, 5- and 6-hybrids are designed to launch the ball higher with added forgiveness.
SRP: Fairway Alta J CB shaft – RM1,950
Hybrid Alta J CB shaft – RM1,680
The second generation of the crossover, which combines the precision and control of an iron with the ball speed and forgiveness of a hybrid, has been improved to make it a versatile option for golfers of all skill levels. It also relies on a maraging steel face, which improves the sound and delivers higher launch, producing 30% more stopping power.
The addition of a 20g tungsten toe weight increases forgiveness, resulting in 17% tighter dispersion. The turf interaction is greatly improved with a thinner sole and Hydropearl Chrome finish, which reduces friction by 40%.
SRP: Alta J CB shaft – RM1,680