In the 2000 movie “What Women Want,” Mel Gibson‘s character was able to hear what women were really thinking and was able to adapt his behavior accordingly. ln the development of its G Le line of women‘s clubs,Ping‘s designers essentially did the golf–equipment equivalent by engaging members of Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix on three occasions to assist in testing.
The feedback resulted in the decision that hitting it straighter off the tee was more important than hitting it longer. As a result the new G Le driver ($385) was designed to help square the face through a heel-biased center of gravity and lighter swingweights. Additionally,because women’s swing speeds are normally slower than men’s, the company was able to thin the face by 13 percent from its previous women’s driver without compromising durability.
The adjustable driver comes in a standard loft of 11.5 degrees and also boasts the company’s “Dragonfly” crown.turbulators and Vortec technology of the company’s G line of drivers. The fairway woods (3-.5-.7- and 9-wood,$220) have a thin,high-strength steelface for zip on shots off the ground while hybrids are available in 22-.26- and 30-degree models.
The irons ($125 each for irons and hybrids) are made from 17-4 stainless steel and have an11-percent-thinner face from the Ping’s Rhapsody women’s model to facilitate a higher launch and more ball speed.
For putters there are three models to choose from: Caru (blade style for a slight arc stroke); Arna (mid-mallet for a slight arc stroke) and Oslo (mallet for a slight arc or straight back and through-stroke).The Caru and Arna ($195) come in a Gold Nickel finish while the Oslo ($270) is available in a mint-color finish.
All feature the company’s Tru-Roll face technology that encourages consistent performance across a large portion of the face.For more.click here.- E.MichaelJohnson/@EMichaeiGW