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Lofts: 3/16°; 5/19°

Stock shafts: Alta 65 High Bal­ance Point

Ad­justable hosel: Yes

How much loft change: +/- 1°

TECH: All the same aero per­for­mance and car­pen­ter steel face tech as Ping’s G fair­way, but with ex­tra heel weight­ing, a lighter swing­weight and higher lofts to help golfers who typ­i­cally miss it right.

WE SAY: The shape of the SF Tec is wider and more squashed than Ping’s stan­dard G fair­way, which should help playa­bil­ity. Our data cer­tainly sup­ports the the­ory. We saw a 2mph rise in club speed thanks to the lighter swing­weight and a 500rpm in­crease in spin (which is partly down to the ex­tra loft) which, for golfers who strug­gle to launch fairways off the deck, would mean more carry. The head sits re­ally square at ad­dress – a game-im­prov­ing tech­nol­ogy that gets to the heart of the per­for­mance gains needed by the golfer this club is built for.

VER­DICT: We love how the SF Tec doesn’t look like a “game im­prove­ment” club, but Ping have stealth­ily snuck in some great game im­prov­ing tech. If you strug­gle to stay away from the right­hand side of the golf course, it’s well worth your at­ten­tion.

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