January 12, 2015
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- (PING Golf)
Building on the success of the G30 driver, PING unveiled a low-spin G30 LS Tec model that offers a center of gravity that's still low and back in the head but slightly more forward due to a sole weight in the rear portion of the sole.
By adding a sole weight to the clubhead, PING engineers were able to design a driver with low, controlled spin that's approximately 400 rpm lower spinning than the standard G30 model.
"With the addition of the LS Tec, all golfers now have a G30 driver fit for their game," said John A. Solheim, PING's Chairman & CEO. "It’s engineered with less spin and an extremely high MOI to deliver the industry-leading distance and accuracy of the standard G30 driver. Our engineers met the difficult challenge of reducing spin while maintaining forgiveness across the face."
The six turbulators on the crown of the Ti 8-1-1 head remain a design staple and improve aerodynamic efficiency by significantly delaying airflow separation during the swing to improve clubhead speed.A thinner T9S titanium face was also added to the driver to improve ball velocity for more distance off the tee.
Along with a thinner face and turbulators to the crown, PING increased the range of adjustability on the Trajectory Tuning+ Technology hosel, going from three loft positions — G25 allowed golfers increase or decrease loft by a 1/2-degree — to five positions in the driver while maintaining the same mass and diameter.
The lightweight hosel can be increased or decreased in loft 1-degree to optimize launch conditions. A custom tuning port was also added to the rear portion of the sole that allows golfers to achieve a desired swing weight with aftermarket shafts.
PING's G30 LS Tec driver retails for $385 and will be available in two lofts (9 and 10.5 degrees) with the company's high-balance-point TFC 419D shaft (Soft R, R, S and X flex) that promotes "an increase in energy, momentum and inertia."
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