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Ping to sell 5,000 Bubba-inspired pink G30 drivers

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If you’re ever wanted a Ping G30 driver that looks like the one Bubba Watson uses, here’s your chance. Ping is selling 5,000 all-pink G30 drivers and will donate $60 for each driver sold to the Bubba Watson Foundation.

The Bubba Watson Foundation was founded by the golfer and his wife, Angie, and states its mission as “enhanc[ing] the every-day lives of people in need with a particular emphasis on helping and inspiring children, young adults, and those associated with the U.S. Military.”

[quote_box_center]“Bubba has a huge heart and continues to use his success on the golf course to help people in need, especially children,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “As we’ve seen on the golf course with his shot-making skills, he’s a creative thinker and his decision to distinguish himself by using a pink driver and shaft helped make this program possible. We’re blessed with the opportunity to partner with Bubba and are very grateful to golfers who choose to support this program for the benefit of the Bubba Watson Foundation.”[/quote_box_center]

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The G30 drivers ($550 MSRP) are currently available for pre-order through Ping authorized retailers. They’re available in right-handed (9.5 and 10.5 degrees) and left-handed (10.5 degrees) models, and come with all-Pink Ping TFC 914D shafts (R and S flexes).

Related: Ping’s G30 driver earned the top spot on our 2015 Gear Trials: Best Drivers List. Read our full review of the G30 driver, here.

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  1. Junca valerie

    May 2, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Hello. I am french I would like to buy Watson’s driver. Is it possible to buy it on Internet ? I am waitting your answer. Thank you

  2. Jacob

    Apr 8, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I was looking forward to this and even thinking it would knock my G25 out of the bag from last year. Not cool only offering left hand in 10.5* and R or S regular version head . I wanted a G30 LS 9*and Xshaft. 0 for 3 for what I need and wants. $90 Pant job really?

    What is more comical are the ones on Ebay for $1000-1200 already a week before it has even shipped! 5000 is Not that limited flippers!! WTH

  3. golfiend

    Apr 7, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I think my wife will get one of these … she loves pink.

  4. ND Hickman

    Apr 7, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Coming to the UK in specs other than a 10.5 with a Regular Shaft this time?

  5. llamont

    Apr 7, 2015 at 1:11 am

    This just end… After reading GD’s scathing article about PGA Tour pros disdain for Bubba, Ping has cut production of Bubba’s pink driver to Bubba-only personal prototypes.

  6. Kyle

    Apr 6, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Gross

  7. Nor

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Worse than TMAG white heads or Nike Red/Volt colors, but i don’t see people mocking Ping?

    • jason

      Apr 6, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      It’s a charity thing. And a good driver. Nothing wrong with this move by PING.

      • lsf_21

        Apr 8, 2015 at 10:41 pm

        So Nike and Taylormade dont make good drivers?

  8. jonno

    Apr 6, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    bubba has a one-off custom slightly smaller and lower spinning G30, if that’s the head they sold i’d buy one.

    a pink normal g30 is rubbish and is paying for paint

    • jason

      Apr 6, 2015 at 11:17 pm

      This is not true. Bubba’s G30 is not smaller. And any modification of spin would be through the use go G-loo which WRX will do for any customer who asks.

    • John Jones

      Apr 8, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      Bubba’s driver is the same size as every G30 and is not lower spinning due to Giloo either. Bubba does however play a very low lofted G30 due to his ball speed and club head speed…Bubba is a guy whose stock shot is a 20 yard cut gonna need some spin to hit that shot…and his bomb is launched at 15 w 1800 spin because he swing up 5 at it. You sir need to talk of what you know and not try to look cool.

  9. Dirt

    Apr 6, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I wants one. Are they going on sale in Canada?

  10. other paul

    Apr 6, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I want one. But if I was going to play a pink driver that screams Bubba long, I would have to play a long 48″ shaft to hit it that far. Otherwise, why buy one? To put on a shelf?

  11. ooffa

    Apr 6, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I would love to play like Bubba, but look or act like Bubba, no thank you very much.

  12. johnnyb

    Apr 6, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Bubba is a good dude. That is all.

    • Scooter McGavin

      Apr 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Yeah, especially when he’s swearing and yelling at his caddie.

      • jason

        Apr 6, 2015 at 11:19 pm

        And donating heavy amounts of money to the Soldiers fund.

  13. RadioActive

    Apr 6, 2015 at 11:21 am

    So take a $350 driver, paint it pink, charge $550 and donate $50 to charity? Hmmm something doesn’t add up…

    • JE

      Apr 6, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Actually, Morton’s Golf has them for $499 so your math is off. More like 500 – 60 = $440. $60 to a foundation that supports people in need sounds like a good deal for everyone.

      • RadioActive

        Apr 6, 2015 at 3:15 pm

        Relax Archimedes, i was using the $550 quoted in this article wasn’t going out looking for actual quotes, and I’m petty sure when this article 1st went up it read that $50 was going to charity they either edited it or I was mistaken… But lets use your numbers, still an additional ~$90 profit per club or $450K over 5000 clubs under the guise of helping a charity.

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Making golf easier: Single length vs hybrid irons? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing directions to take to make golf as easy as possible. WRXer ‘SugarLandGolfer’ kicks off the discussion, saying:

“I see two paths to make the game easier:

1) Hybrid irons with shafts to keep the flight down

2) Single length irons

I did a demo day with Cleveland recent and tried the launchers with i95 steelfiber shafts, and they felt amazing. Only hit the 8 iron, and it felt like hitting the ball with a sledgehammer. However, I’m still concerned about the longer clubs. Hence single length.

If you were making the easiest to play set, which direction would you go, and why?”

And our members have been having their say on the matter in our forums.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • NoTalentLefty: “Lessons for sure, but there are a few ways to do it. Hybrids for the 3 thru 5 6 or 7 irons is also a way. Offset in irons and hybrids, fairway woods, etc. Single length, as you say. It’s a great thought, but the only way the game got easier for me was golfing a lot. Then as I got older and was familiar with the swing, I filled in what clubs to play. I’m 60+ now and the only club I never Been comfortable with since the advent of the 400+ CC head Is the driver. Godspeed on your search.”
  • dlygrisse: “I like the idea of going shorter steps between clubs, say 1 /4 to 3/8”. I believe some custom fitters think this is the way to go. I’ve also seen sets where the short irons are say 8-LW at 36” than the 5-7 are 37” and the long irons or hybrids are 38”. I’ve always wanted to try a similar set.”
  • jomatty: “If you wanted something super easy but not hybrids, I would look at the Cleveland uhx. I’ve got a 20 degree 4 iron, and it is very easy to hit. Going to a Cleveland launcher style club does make it a lot easier t9 hit the ball in the air and make solid contact. It has really helped my wife and is something I would consider.”
  • pinestreetgolf: “Neither one. It’s like asking us which is easier to put on, a small shirt or an XXL shirt? Well, it kinda matters what size you are. Your swing determines which is “easier”. The question itself belies a fundamental misunderstanding about how to shoot a low score, and that is correlating golf and golf swing. Your basic question is “which of these clubs makes playing golf swing easier” when that has relatively little to do with your score. Golf is a game of decisions. It is much closer to chess than tennis. You score lower when you make better decisions. Mechanics and equipment help (a lot) but they do it inside the context of an overall game and the way you swing. There is no objective answer to getting better except figuring out how to get the ball in the hole in fewer strokes. There is no answer to this question.”

Entire Thread: “Making golf easier: Single length vs hybrid irons?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the single best piece of equipment they’ve found lately

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their latest great find in the equipment department. WRXer ‘Double Dodger’ kicks off the thread with his choice of The Grip Master’s perforated leather grips, saying:

“They are amazing! I play without a glove and have psoriatic arthritis and have never felt a grip like this before. No issues whatsoever with slipping. No issues with harshness.

I have played about 30 rounds and see absolutely no wear at all, and the tackiness is unbelievable.”

And our members have been discussing the piece of equipment they’ve found in the last year that has changed their game.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • uglande: “Ventus Blue shafts.”
  • NoTalentLefty: “The Callaway B21 Fairway woods. Got the 3 and is it easy to hit.”
  • spring7: “I am not sure I have been happier with more clubs in my bag at any single time, and I have been doing this a long time! Cobra Speedzone Extreme Yellow HzDRUS Smoke – Longer and straighter than anything I have hit! TEE EXS Pro 15* Tensi Orange- Still honeymooning, but amazing off the tee and fairway, bad swings are punished though. Callaway MD5 Jaws 54 X Grind, perfection every way.”
  • Pepperturbo: “My most exciting find has been 620MB’s irons, specifically PW, 9i but 7i at 150yds uphill. It’s like aiming and shooting at a target and the ball sticks. Second best has been Ventus Velocore shafts. They be keeping this ole man in the game.”
  • mizunotps: “G410 plus driver. Really easy to hit.”

Entire Thread: “Single best piece of equipment you’ve found lately?”

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GolfWRX Classifieds (9/30/20): Miura heads, Cobra combo set, Odyssey Triple Track Ten

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Pit – Cobra forged combo set

Be the King of your next foursome with a sweet new set of Cobra King forged combo irons.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: King forged combo

Member Davo32683 – Miura TC201 heads

For all you club builders out there, here is your chance to build your very own set of Miura irons, and if you are in need of some shafts, this listing has those too!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Miura Heads

Member RFC – Odyssey Triple Track TEN putter

If you struggle with alignment, this is your ticket! The Odyssey Triple Track has a proven “track record” (yeah, I went there) of helping golfers line up better and sink more putts.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Triple Track putter 

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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