Hot­ter woods

Fast faces, higher lofts

Today's Golfer (UK) - - New Gear -

Like their big­ger sib­ling, the G400 fair­ways have some se­ri­ous ball-speed­boost­ing tech. The big­gest change over the old model is a new marag­ing steel face, which Ping say is one of the world’s strong­est and is reg­u­larly used in the land­ing gear of air­craft. ● De­tails: RRP £240. Lofts: #3-14.5°, #5-17.5°, #7-20.5°, #923.5°. Stock shaft: Ping Alta CB, Ping Tour Ad­justable hosel: Yes. How much loft change? +/-1°.

Smart grooves

There are no grooves in the cen­tre of the face of the 3-wood as Ping say it’s most of­ten hit from a tee. Higher lofts, though, have grooves to help dis­si­pate de­bris off the deck.

Two head op­tions

A wide-body Stretch (13°) G400 means you give up less dis­tance against a driver. SF Tec mod­els are slightly lighter and high­erlofted to help launch shots off the fair­way.

Hy­brid-style lofts

Ping says there’s still a place for high-lofted fair­ways, as they’re more for­giv­ing and higher spin­ning. So there’s a 23.5° 9-wood and a 22° G400 SF Tec 7-wood.

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