Aug 3, 2016
PING Press Release: PING introduces iBlade iron

PHOENIX (August 1, 2016) Through extensive research and observation of leading tour professionals, PING engineers designed the new iBlade iron for golfers who rely on the precision and control to execute the most demanding shots in the game. The blade-style iron follows the highly popular S55 model, which has amassed more than 50 wins around the world since its introduction over two years ago.

 
"The iBlade project was a fun challenge for our engineers," said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. "They approached the design with the mindset of what the best players in the world demand and need from their irons. They incorporated tour player feedback and created a beautiful club that delivers amazing performance. The iBlade has a simple shape, clean cavity design and incredible feel. It's already our most-played iron on tour as players around the world have quickly converted to the new design."

 
The body is precision cast from soft, high strength-to-weight ratio 431 stainless steel.The result is the softest, purest feel ever in a PING iron. With the workability to shape shots on command, the compact iBlade iron head deliversconsistently precise distance and trajectory control that surpass skilled players' expectations.


A thinner top rail, minimal offset, straight lead edge and sharp high toe will appeal to the eye of the discerning player. Refined bounce angles and ample heel relief, optimized with the same sole width as the S55 iron, produce a workable sole design for confident shot making from all conditions. Further precision comes from the milled tour-spec grooves and precision-machined fly-cut face.


The unprecedented feel is achieved through a combination of the softstainless steel and a larger surface area behind the face that houses an elastomer insert. The insert is "activated" at impact, which results in more vibration damping in the player's hands and a softer feel and pleasing sound. A hydropearl chrome finish repels water for more control and helps minimize fliers from wet conditions and lies in the rough.


The engineering team ensured every club in the iBlade set delivers exceptional distance while improving overall gapping. The thin face (half the thickness of S55), yields greater ball speeds for increased distance throughout the set with higher overall trajectories and precise control.


"Consistency is the key to strong iron play, and that includes being able to hit the ball farther than before," said Solheim. "The iBlade delivers ample distance and height, but it's important that we engineer irons with control and proper gapping. We've designed this club to give skilled players the confidence to play any shot and know exactly how far the ball will go."


Forgiveness is also factored into the design. Nearly "pure" tungsten weights (netting a 70% increase in mass relative to the S55 iron) are pressed into the toe of every head to increase the MOI - a key factor in the precision of the iron.


"Even players at this level need forgiveness," added Solheim. "The iBlade continues our long-held practice to engineer every PING iron with maximum stability for its size. In this case, we used high-density tungsten in the toe which we've subtly concealed to maintain the clean head design. It has a very high MOI for an iron its size, making the iBlade our most forgiving blade-style iron to date."


Product and shaft details
- Available 3-9, PW
- Stock steel shaft: Dynamic Gold S300, X100
- Stock graphite shaft: PING CFS 65G Soft R, CFS 70G Regular, CFS 80G Stiff
- After-market stock shaft options (no upcharge): PING AWT 2.0 (R, S, X), Project X 5.0, 6.0; XP 95 (R300, S300), N.S. Pro Modus3 105 (S, X)
-Stock Grip: Golf Pride New Decade Multi-Compound Black/White

 

For more information, please call (02) 850 2455. Look for Ms. Merashell Dela Chica.


 
 
Apr 10, 2018
2018 U.S. Kids Golf World and Teen World Championships Philippine International Qualifiers: Tournament Guidelines

2018 US Kids Golf World and Teen World Championships Philippines International Qualifiers • Official Practice Round: May 7, 2018 • Tournament Dates: May 9 to 11, 2018 • Course: PLAYER COURSE (shotgun)

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Feb 25, 2018
2018 U.S. Kids Golf World and Teen World Championships Philippine International Qualifiers: Registration Open

Attention all JUNIOR GOLFERS!!! Registration is now open to the 2018 U.S. Kids Golf World and Teen World Championships Philippine International Qualifiers....

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Jan 17, 2018
PING PRESS RELEASE: PING signs K.J. Choi to equipment contract

PHOENIX (Jan. 10, 2018) – Eight-time PGA Tour winner K.J. Choi, the first Korean to earn a PGA Tour card and to win on tour, has signed an agreement to play PING equipment, PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim announced today. Choi will make his debut as a PING Pro at the Sony Open in Hawaii, which begins Thursday....

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Oct 12, 2017
PING G400 launch, Trackman @ the Philippine Golf Fair

The 2017 PING G400 series was officially launched at the recently concluded Philippine Golf Fair held at SM Aura Convention Center in Taguig. From September 29 to October 1, golf enthusiasts visited the fair to shop for great deals and try out the new and current models of golf equipment and accessories from the top brands in the industry....

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Feb 20, 2017
2017 U.S. Kids Golf World Championships Philippine International Qualifiers: Register Now

Registration is now open for the 2017 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship and Teen World Championship Philippine International Qualifier...

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Feb 15, 2017
2017 U.S. Kids Golf World Championships Tournament Guidelines

Here are the Tournament Guidelines for the 2017 U.S. Kids Golf World and Teen World Championship Philippine International Qualifier:

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Jan 26, 2017
PING Press Release: PING introduces Sigma G putters

PHOENIX (Jan. 25, 2017) – A multi-piece face technology inspired by the soles of athletic shoes and advancements to PING’s patented True Roll Face Technology have led to significant improvements in feel and overall putting performance in the distinctive new PING Sigma G putter models, which the company introduced today.

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Jan 18, 2017
PING Press Release: PING introduces Glide 2.0 wedges

PHOENIX (Jan. 18, 2017) – Precision-milled faces with sharper groove edges than any previous PING wedge model dramatically increase spin rates and trajectory control in the new Glide 2.0 wedges, leading to more precise short-game performance from all conditions, PING announced today....

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Jan 16, 2017
PING Press Release: PING introduces i200 irons

PHOENIX (Jan. 16, 2017) – Major advancements in the new PING i200 iron make the face and cavity structure more dynamic to achieve faster ball speeds, a soft, powerful feel and unprecedented forgiveness for an iron of its size, the company announced today....

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Oct 12, 2016
PING Press Release: PING signs Aaron Baddeley to equipment contract

PHOENIX (Oct. 12, 2016) – Four-time PGA Tour winner Aaron Baddeley, whose most recent victory came in July with a PING G LS Tec driver and G 3-wood, has signed an agreement to play PING equipment, PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim announced today.

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