Ping G10 Shaft Options

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Ping G10 Shaft Options
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Ping's G10 stainless steel irons are designed with very low toe weighting, which increases the moment of inertia, providing greater consistency and forgiveness. The clubs' centre of gravity lies lower in the club head and away from the club face, which results in higher launching shots with less spin. The irons feature a Custom Turning Point that has been engineered to produce a consistent ball velocity and an elastomer insert that minimises vibrations.

G10 Overview

The clubs in the G10 line are custom fit and custom built to fit your specific needs. The series features eight irons, 2 through 9, and includes a pitching wedge, utility wedge, sand wedge and lofted wedge. Irons fitted with a steel shaft have a swingweight of D0, while those with a graphite shaft are one point lighter. The pitching and utility wedges have a swingweight of D2, sand wedges have a swingweight of D4 and lofted wedges have a swingweight of D6. As with the irons, wedges fitted with a graphite shaft have a swingweight that is one point lighter.

Ping TFC 129i

The TFC 129i is a shaft designed by ping specifically for the G10 series. The shafts are made from graphite and feature progressive weight, flex and torque profiles, which help to increase the speed of the club head and optimise the club's control, consistency and feel. The TFC 129i is available with soft regular, regular and stiff flex. The soft R-flex shaft has a torque of 3.5 degrees and weighs 70 grams, while the regular and stiff-flex shafts have a torque of 2.6 degrees. The regular-flex shaft weighs 74 grams, and the stiff-flex shaft weighs 86 grams.

Ping AWT

Ping Ascending Weight Technology shafts are engineered to provide lighter long irons for greater club head speed and a higher ball trajectory. The shafts are also designed for heavier short irons, giving players more control and providing a lower trajectory. The AWT shafts are made from steel and are available with soft regular, regular, stiff and extra stiff flex. The soft-R flex shaft has a torque of 2.1 degrees and weighs 96 grams, while the regular-flex shaft has a torque of 2 degrees and weighs 99 grams. The stiff-flex shaft has a torque of 1.6 and weighs 108 grams, and the extra stiff-flex shaft has a torque of 1.5 degrees and weighs 117 grams.

Ping Z-Z65

The Ping Z-Z65 is a lightweight steel shaft. It has a high flex point, which is designed for players who prefer a lower trajectory. The stiff-flex shaft is the only option in the Z-Z65 series. It has a torque of 1.6 degrees and weighs 109 grams. The Z-Z65 typically generates a lower ball flight than the AWT stiff-flex shaft.

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