PRICE R4 699 PERFORMANCE ★★ ★ ★ INNOVATION ★★ ★ ★ ½
VERDICT Many struggle with fairway woods because they catch the ball too low on the face. Ping’s solution? Move the leading edge closer to the turf, which improves impact by moving it higher on the face for better launch and more speed. A thin crown results in a lower centre of gravity so shots launch with less spin for extra distance. COMMENTS (L) If you can’t hit a fairway wood off the ground, this is the club for you. (M) There’s a crushing sensation at impact. It’s long and forgiving. (H) The crown turbulators help with your aim by drawing your attention to the middle of the face.