Golf News – October 16, 2018

PING Introduces Sigma 2 Putters with Dual-Durometer Face and Adjustable-Length Shaft

PHOENIX, AZ – With a focus on a softer feel and lively response through multi-layer face technology, and a newly designed adjustable-length shaft, PING today introduced the Sigma 2 putter series. Available in 10 options, including the new, highly stable Fetch model that is designed with a golf-ball-pickup feature, the new putters are available for pre-order beginning today at authorized PING golf shops around the world.

Dual-Durometer Face
The soft, responsive face in the Sigma 2 putters is the result of an innovative dual-durometer PEBAX face material. The softer front layer ensures the precision necessary for shorter, delicate must-makes. The firmer back layer offers the solid feedback and distance control required for holing longer-range putts and improving overall consistency. Touch and pace are further improved with PING’s patented TR face pattern, which varies in depth and pitch to speed up off-center impacts for consistent ball speeds.

USGA-Conforming, Adjustable-Length Shaft
The adjustable-length shaft is lightweight, easy to use and sleekly concealed beneath the grip, allowing golfers to customize length between 32″ and 36″ to fit their stroke and posture. The process is quick and intuitive through the use of an adjustment tool that inserts into the top of the grip. One full turn causes approximately a ¼” adjustment up or down, and the grip remains perfectly aligned during the adjustment process.

PING Pistol Grip Options
Three proprietary PING grip designs allow golfers to dial in their optimal fit and feel. Listed from smallest to largest diameter: The PP60 is midsize and lightweight, designed to fit the contours of the hands with flats on the top and sides. Slightly heavier, the PP61 has an exaggerated pistol shape and is inspired by the popular PP58 grip. The PP62, while still lightweight, has a larger, more rounded shape to promote quieter hands.

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Nippon Shaft Wins on PGA and LPGA Tours

CARLSBAD, CA – Nippon Shaft players captured victory on both the PGA and LPGA Tours last weekend as both the men’s and women’s circuits competed on their East Asian swings.

Nippon Shaft’s MODUS3 series of steel shafts recorded its 148th victory worldwide when the 34-year-old Australian closed with a final round 7-under par 65 to post a five-shot victory at the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. It was the 25th MODUS3 victory in calendar 2018.

The champion, who started the day in a three-way tie at 19-under par, used N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 130x steel shafts in both his irons and wedges to finish as 26-under par with rounds of 68-62-67-65—262. It was his fourth PGA TOUR victory.

In Incheon, South Korea, the 24-year-old two-time major champion and Olympian won the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship at Sky72 (Ocean Course), using N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts in her irons and wedges.

Nippon Shaft designs products for all players based on their various swing speeds and flex requirements. The goal is to help players play their best whether they are touring professionals or avid amateurs.

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TaylorMade Golf Company Announces Addition to Players Irons Lineup with P760

The Next Generation of Forged Progression, P760 Irons Feature Optimized Engineering for Tour-Level Performance

CARLSBAD, CA – TaylorMade Golf, the industry leader in iron technology and innovation, announced today the extension of its globally successful P700 series irons with the introduction of P760, a progressive forged players iron designed to give better players specifically what they want and need through the entire set, alleviating the possible consideration of combination sets. The P760 pulls performance technologies and shaping attributes from its Tour-proven siblings, the P750, P770 and P790. The P760 irons effectively replace the P750 & P770 in the TaylorMade lineup, giving players the performance of P750 in the short irons and improves on the performance of P770 in the long irons. The P760’s progressive design is individually optimized for each club from 3-iron to AW to provide Tour-caliber shaping and performance.

Forged Multi-Material Construction
The progressive design of P760 goes beyond shaping; specifically, the iron’s construction. The P760’s unique iron design transitions from a single piece 1025CS forged head in the 8-PW/AW to a 1025CS forged hollow body with SUS630 face material injected with our revolutionary SpeedFoam™ in the 3-7 irons. The hollow cavity construction (3-7 irons) produces consistent distance while adding forgiveness to maintain optimized gapping throughout the set, while the one-piece forged construction in the 8 through AW results in remarkable feel and shot shaping capability for better ball strikers.

Progressive Player-Preferred Shaping
Shaping is one of the most critical phases in the development of a new iron, and TaylorMade’s engineers set out to create a progressive set that met even the most discerning players’ demands. Head size, offset and lofts have been meticulously detailed to engineer specifically what better players demand for precision shot making. The sole geometry of the P760 has also been redesigned with a chamfered leading edge that delivers a cleaner entry into the turf, activating the club’s bounce without the risk of digging, all within a square look at address.

SpeedFoam Technology
SpeedFoam technology, which was first introduced in the highly popular P790 irons last fall, has been incorporated into the P760’s 3-7 irons. SpeedFoam serves the dual purpose of generating ball speed while also dampening vibrations to create optimal sound and feel. SpeedFoam is injected into the club head in liquid form before expanding within the club, providing increased face support while maintaining the soft, solid sound and feel that golfers prefer.

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