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A Ping G400 Max driver appears on the USGA conforming clubs list

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In 2017, Ping launched its G400 drivers, which included a standard model, a fade-biased LS Tec model and a draw-biased SF Tec driver. Now, it appears there’s another G400 version coming: a G400 Max driver.

As of Monday, Jan. 8, there’s a new Ping G400 Max driver listed on the USGA Conforming Clubs list. The drivers are listed in 9 and 10.5 degree models, and in both right and left-handed options.

The “Max” nomenclature has historically been synonymous with forgiveness for Ping, so it’s likely this is a higher MOI (moment of inertia) offering in the G400 series. While the G400 drivers measure 445cc, maybe Max in this circumstance means they will measure 460cc? That remains to be seen, but we’ll be on the lookout for more information when it’s available.

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the G400 Max driver in our forums

 

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  1. ImaPlayah

    Jan 9, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    I might test the G400 Max but I’m happy with my LS Tec driver.

    My Current WITB:
    Ping G LS Tec 9° – Mitsubishi Kuro Kage DC TiNi 60 @ 44.75″ – X
    Ping G 5 Wood @ 16.5° – Ping Tour 65 + 1/2″ – X
    Ping G 7 Wood @ 21.5° – Ping Tour 80 – X
    Ping i200 (5-PW) – KBS Tour Stiff + 1/2″
    Ping Glide 2.0 – SS 50°/ WS 56°@ 55°/ TS 60°- Ping AWT 2.0 Wedge + 1/2″
    Ping Redwood D66 (Starshot) – 34″ – Ping PP58 (Midsize) + 5 Wraps

  2. brad

    Jan 9, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Wow …. a conforming contraption …. no thanks

  3. SK

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    2017 models: Ping G400 driver standard model… fade-biased LS Tec model… draw-biased SF Tec driver.
    Should I buy one of each to cover all the ball flights?!!
    Now, it appears there’s another G400 version coming: a G400 Max driver. It may be 460cc for more MOI to compensate for off-center hits and hooks and slices?
    OMG… when will it stop !!!!!

    • Boyo

      Jan 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      ? I’m a club ho and I’m OK ?
      ? I search all night ?
      ? and I buy all day ?
      ? I’m a club ho and I’m OK ?

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Brooks Koepka’s winning WITB: 2019 PGA Championship

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Driver: TaylorMade M5 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 TX shaft

Irons: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3), Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (4-PW)
Shafts: Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-PW)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 Raw (52-12F, 56-10S); Vokey SM4 TVD Raw (60-08M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Image c/o Vokey Wedge Rep Aaron Dill

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 SLT T10

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord (Midsize) with one wrap of 2-way tape and one wrap of masking tape

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Bettinardi releases military-inspired BB8-Wide Armageddon putter in honor of those who have served

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Bettinardi Golf has unveiled its limited-run military-inspired BB8-Wide Armageddon putter in honor of those who have served, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Veteran Golfers Association.

Limited to 250 pieces worldwide, the new release from Bettinardi features a unique full tactical F.I.T. Face over Honeycomb face milling which is designed for extra soft feel at impact. The neck, bumpers, and sole of the flat-stick features engravings inspired by military insignias used in the army.

Handpainted in a military-themed “sniper” navy, gray and white color scheme, the putter is milled to 355 grams from Soft Carbon steel and comes with a matching Made in USA headcover and a red Lamkin Deep Etched Cord grip.

 

The BB8-Wide Armageddon putter costs $550 and will be available to buy at Bettinardi specialty dealers around the globe on May 23, and online in the Hive on Bettinardi.com.

 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Ball in the thick rough – what club to use?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from jjfcpa who asks fellow members what their preferred choice of club is when their ball is in thick rough. A variety of irons and hybrids are mentioned by our members who delve into the discussion of course management.

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.

  • RainShadow: “For me, that sot would be a 7 iron, open the face a little and play a runner up to the front of the green. Open face will help a bit with getting stuck in the grass.”
  • golfgirlrobin: “Club choice depends on whether you’re willing to accept a bogey or whether you insist on making double.”
  • ChipNRun: “I would try a hinge and hold action. Take a half swing with plenty of hinge action and punch down on the ball with limited follow-through. Use the big muscles of the shoulders – you don’t want to hurt yourself trying to muscle it. Probably choose something between a PW and a 7i. You’ll need to hold firmly with L hand, so the grass doesn’t wrap around the hosel and deloft the club face.”
  • kcd38: “If it is 200 plus from the green and a decent lie, hybrid. If it is less than 200 from the green and sunk down a little, I usually go with my 8 iron and play the face slightly open knowing the grass will grab the hosel and shut the face. Definitely need some speed to get out of the thick stuff.”

Entire Thread: “Ball in the thick rough – what club to use?”

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