New PING G430 family delivers speed and distance (and forgiveness, of course)
PHOENIX (January 10, 2023) – Unlocking more speed and distance through engineering innovations like Carbonfly Wrap without sacrificing its industry-leading forgiveness, PING introduced the G430 family today in North America, Europe and South America.
“The combined distance gains throughout the entire G430 family are like nothing we’ve seen from one generation of clubs to the next,” said John K. Solheim, PING CEO &President. “Our approach with G430 has been to find more speed and deliver it in a way that contributes to lower scores and more enjoyment on the course. That includes providing a level of forgiveness that remains unequalled. The powerful combination of distance and forgiveness wins out when golfers are properly fitted. We see that every day in our research and we’re excited to get theG430 into the hands of golfers so they can see the same benefits.
“The tour adoption was exceptional last fall, with almost 30 drivers in play on the PGA Tour the first week out, andmultiple wins around the world since its introduction. Our staff appreciates the added ball speed of the driver and fairway woods and loves the sound. They are seeing from 2 to 4 mph gains in ball speed from the driver, which even the best players in the world are happy to find from their equipment alone.”
The new custom-fit, custom-built G430 family consists of three driver models (MAX, LST, SFT), two fairway–wooddesigns (MAX, SFT) in multiple lofts, six hybrid choicesand an iron set (4-9, PW, 45.5°, 50°, 54°, 58°). For slower–swing–speed golfers, all the clubs except the LST driver can be custom built with lighter head weights, the ultralight PING Alta Quick shaft and a lighter grip as part of theG430 High Launch (HL) option.
In the new drivers, PING’s engineering team developed several new technologies common to all three models while applying specific advancements to each individual head, producing measurable ball–speed gains while improving sound throughout the series. The added ball speed is attributed to a shallower and thinner VFT forged face design engineered with Spinsistency, a variable roll radius technology proven on the G425 fairway woods and hybrids. The improved and pleasing sound is the result offine-tuning the frequencies of the head through a newinternal rib structure.
The MAX is Still The MAX
The MAX (460cc) remains the most forgiving and fits the widest range of golfers. A 25-gram, high-density tungsten moveable backweight influences shot shape ±8 yards between the Draw, Neutral and Fade settings. Available in 9°, 10.5° and 12° lofts. Loft is adjustable ±1.5° and lie up to 3° flat from standard using the 8-setting Trajectory Tuning 2.0 hosel.
“The MAX is the workhorse,” Solheim said. “It fits every skill level, from tour players to higher handicaps. The increases in ball speed are remarkable and the sound is creating a very favorable conversation. When you combine those advancements with its industry-leading forgiveness, the MAX will win a lot of battles in comparison testing in the fitting environment.”
Introducing The LST With Carbonfly Wrap Technology
Exclusive to the LST (Low Spin Technology) driver is Carbonfly Wrap, a lightweight composite that covers the crown and wraps into the heel/toe sections of the skirt to save weight and lower the CG for more ball speed, less spin and higher MOI. The 8-layer, one–piece composite saves four grams and weighs 11.5g fully installed. A moveable 22-gram, high-density tungsten backweight influences shot shape ±7 yards between the Draw, Neutral and Fade settings. At 440cc, the smaller tour-style LST is available in 9° and 10.5° lofts (adjustable ±1.5° and lie up to 3° flat from standard) and best fits faster swing speeds.
“With recent manufacturing advancements and the smaller head size of the G430 LST, the time is right to bring this technology to golfers,” said Solheim. “It’s quickly becomingthe favorite of our tour players, who are enjoying the ball–speed gains while raving about the look, feel and sound.”
Adjustable Backweight in SFT
New to the SFT (Straight Flight Technology) head (460cc)is a two-setting, moveable tungsten backweight (22g) that positions the CG to deliver 13 yards of right-to-left shot bend in the Draw setting and another 7 yards in the Draw+ (20 yards total). Available in 10.5° loft (adjustable ±1.5°and lie up to 3° flat from standard).
“Our SFT technology reinforces our commitment to custom fitting,” Solheim said. “It’s a tremendous option for golfers who consistently slice the ball. The reality is more golfers could benefit from this type of technology, so we’ve added the two-setting backweight to allow for further adjustments in shot bend as necessary.”
G430 Driver Specifications
Head weights: 208 (LST), 206g (MAX), 200g (SFT)
Swingweights: D3 (MAX), D4 (LST), C9 (SFT)
Std. length: 45 3/4″ (Alta CB Black 55); 45 1/4″ (PING Tour 2.0 Chrome/Black and optional stock)
Stock shafts: PING Alta CB (counter-balanced) Black 55(SR, R, S), PING Alta Quick 35/45 (HL build only)
Optional stock shafts: PING Tour 2.0 Chrome 65 (R, S, X), PING Tour 2.0 Black 65 (S, X), Mitsubishi Kai’Li White 60 (S, X), PRJX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 50 (5.5, 6.0), PRJX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 60 (5.5, 6.0, 6.5)
Stock grip: Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet in six sizes (Blue -1/16”, Red -1/32”, Aqua -1/64”, White-Std, Gold +1/32”, Orange +1/16”)
U.S. MSRP: G430 MAX/SFT = $600 each; G430 LST = $630 each
The multi-material iron produces distance gains of approximately 7 to 10 yards and improved accuracy throughout the set. Our longest iron ever is the result of a complex design that combines a lower CG with stronger, custom– engineered lofts and a thinner face that deliversup to 2 more mph of ball speed – leading to significant distance gains without compromising PING’s famous forgiveness.
A key contributor to the added distance is the PurFlexcavity badge, an innovation with seven flex zones that allow more free bending to increase ball speed across the face. In combination with a lower CG, the badge contributes to the solid feel and pleasing impact sound.The stronger lofts across the set resulted in the addition of a 41° PW to ensure proper gapping options and allowed for standard lofts in the traditional scoring wedges (45.5°, 50°, 54°, 58°).
“Our ability to make this iron so much longer while maintaining all the other important attributes golfers need from their irons like forgiveness, stopping power and gapping alternatives is one of the most impressive engineering stories throughout the entire G430 line,” said Solheim. “We know golfers want more distance from their irons but distance without control doesn’t lead to lower scores. That’s why we put so much emphasis on designing an iron that not only goes a very long way, but it flies higher, straighter and lands softer.”
Among the refinements to the overall shape is a shorter hosel, which creates a more compact, clean look and helps lower the CG, aligning it closer to the force line to increase ball speed and ensure solid impact, especially low on the face. Approximately 1° of additional bounce throughout the set provides clean turf interaction and pure strikes, minimizing “heavy” shots that come up short. The high-density tungsten toe and shaft tip weights contribute to its high MOI and produce tighter dispersion patterns. The hydropearl 2.0 chrome finish delivers consistent performance from wet or dry grass.
G430 Iron Specifications
Available: 4-9, PW (41°), 45.5°, 50°,54°, 58° in 10 color codes (lie angle). Black color code is standard.
Loft options: Standard, Power Spec and Retro Spec
Stock shafts: PING AWT 2.0 steel (R, S, X), PING AltaCB Black graphite (SR, R, S), PING Alta Quick 35/45 (HL build only)
Optional stock shafts: Dynamic Gold (S300, X100), Dynamic Gold 105 (R300, S300), Dynamic Gold 120 (S300, X100), KBS Tour (R, S, X), Nippon NS Pro ModusTour 105 (R, S, X), Elevate MPH 95 (R, S)
STOCK GRIP: Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet in six sizes (Blue -1/16”, Red -1/32”, Aqua -1/64”, White-Std, Gold +1/32”, Orange +1/16”)
U.S. MSRP: $170 per club with stock steel shaft; $185 per club with stock graphite shaft
G430 Fairway Woods
In all of the G430 fairway woods, we’ve developed Carbonfly Wrap to deliver more distance by positioning the CG closer to the force line to maximize ball speed, resulting in higher, longer carries, whether fit for the MAXor SFT model. The lightweight composite crown wraps into the heel and toe sections of the skirt, creating weight savings of 10 grams, which are reallocated to achieve the lower CG and increase ball speed. The composite also plays a role in the pleasing sound. A tungsten backweight extends the perimeter weighting to ensure forgiveness.
Two proven technologies from the previous generationcarry over and contribute to distance gains and spin consistency across the clubface. With Facewraptechnology, a variable-thickness, high-strength maraging–steel face wraps into the sole and crown of the stainless–steel head, generating more flexing for faster ball speed and higher launch for greater distance. The variable roll radius of Spinsistency improves performance across the face (especially on thin shots) by reducing spin to increase ball speed from the maraging–steel face.
Each of the models is engineered to help produce added distance and forgiveness for a variety of skill levels. The MAX fits the widest range of golfers with four options, while the slightly larger head size of the SFT is offered in three lofts with lighter swingweights to help square the face at impact. Trajectory Tuning 2.0 provides eight hoselpositions, adjusting for loft (±1.5°) and lie (up to 3° flatter than std.).
G430 Fairway Wood Specifications
Available: MAX 3W (15°), 5W (18°), 7W (21°), 9W (24°); SFT 3W (16°), 5W (19°), 7W (22°)
Swingweight: D1 (MAX), D0 (SFT)
Stock shafts: PING Alta CB Black 65 (SR, R, S), PING Alta Quick 35/45 (HL build only)
Optional stock shafts: PING Tour 2.0 Chrome 65/75 (R, S, X), PING Tour 2.0 Black 65/75 (S, X), Mitsubishi Kai’LiWhite 70 (S, X), PRJX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 60(5.5), PRJX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 70 (6.0, 6.5)
Stock grip: Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet in six sizes (Blue -1/16”, Red -1/32”, Aqua -1/64”, White-Std, Gold +1/32”, Orange +1/16”)
U.S. MSRP: $385 each
The new G430 hybrids are loaded with innovations like Carbonfly Wrap, our newest technology and the key to more distance and green–holding stopping power. Alongside proven technologies Facewrap technology and Spinsistency, they deliver the speed and performance golfers need to take on any approach shot. With six loft options (2H/17°, 3H/19°, 4H/22°, 5H/26°, 6H/30°, 7/34°)they are ideal mid- and long-iron replacements to help fill distance gaps in a player’s game. The lightweight, 8-position hosel enables adjustments for loft (±1.5°) and lie (up to 3° flatter than std.) to further dial in ball flight for the best results.
The Carbonfly Wrap saves eight grams of weight (compared to a steel crown) that is allocated to lower the CG for increasing ball speed while providing a pleasing sound. Using Facewrap technology, the thin, high–strength maraging–steel face wraps into the sole and crown of the stainless–steel body to increase flexing, contributing to the higher ball speeds. Spinsistency’s variable roll radius creates less loft low on the face to improve performance on thin shots by reducing spin and increasing ball speed for added distance. A tungsten backweight extends the perimeter weighting to ensure forgiveness.
“The popularity of our hybrids continues to grow,” said Solheim. “They’ve quietly become one of our most successful categories. They’ve earned a reputation as easy-to-hit, reliable gapping solutions to mid and long irons known mainly for their forgiveness. With the added distance golfers will now enjoy from the G430 hybrids, it’s one more reason to get fit for a PING hybrid.”
G430 Hybrid Specifications
Available: 2H (17°), 3H (19°), 4H (22°), 5H (26°), 6H(30°), 7H (34°)
Stock shafts: PING Alta CB Black 70 (SR, R, S), PING Alta Quick 35/45 (HL build only)
Optional stock shafts: PING Tour 2.0 Chrome 85 (R, S, X), Mitsubishi Kai’Li White 80 (S, X), PRJX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 70 (5.5), PRJX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 80 (6.0, 6.5)
Stock grip: Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet in six sizes (Blue –1/16”, Red -1/32”, Aqua -1/64”, White-Std, Gold +1/32”, Orange +1/16”)
U.S. MSRP: $325 each
G430 High Launch (HL)
The G430 HL build is a new full-set custom-fitting option with the same score-lowering technology of the standard G430 series for slower swing speed golfers who don’tgenerate sufficient clubhead speed and ball velocity from traditionally weighted clubs. Custom engineered with lighter backweights (11g in driver and 5.5g in fairways and hybrids), ultra-light shafts (PING Alta Quick 35/45) and grip (Lamkin UTx Lite,41g), we’ve lowered the overall system weight so golfers can swing faster and generate more ball speed for higher–launching, longer–carrying shots across the entire set. Available in G430 MAX and SFT drivers and fairway woods, hybrids (3-7) and irons.
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