Ping has come a very long way since Karsten Solheim began making putters in his garage in Redwood City, California. The company which pioneered game improvement technology has recently began rewriting their image to include designs such as the S-59 and S-58 geared towards better players while still staying true to its roots.
Perhaps the one category where Ping has made the most improvements to their design was in their drivers. The introduction of the G2 driver in 2003 was a radical change for the company towards embracing a more “mainstream” feel similar to other drivers in the industry. Gone was the old TisI Tech hosel and odd shape. The G2 was pure modern looks, feel, and performance. This was continued in the G5, and further expanded with the introduction of the Rapture in 2005 which incorporated composite construction with titanium and carbon fiber. From pictures on the USGA’s Conforming Driver List and those taken on the European Tour, it appears Ping is ready to take the next step in their driver line with the introduction of the G10.
Thanks to our forum member Stealthontour, GolfWRX has recieved fantastic images and information about the G10 and other fantastic pictures of the European PGA Tour from the Barclays Scottish Open.
Ping is traditionally very secretive about the information they release on their prototypes and new models. Quite a bit of speculation seems to be going around the G10 and its performance. It appears to be an all titanium model without the multi-material construction of the Rapture series. Will this be a replacement for the Rapture, or simply an addition to the line set to take over the G5’s spot? Join our discussion and add your opinion.
Photos: USGA, Stealthontour