In the two years since first launching, Ping’s i15s – a set incorporating driver, fairway, hybrid and irons – have achieved some notable successes. None more so than helping PGA Tour star Mark Wilson to two victories in only four events early last year.
However, the leading brand has decided it’s time to treat us to the next iteration of the ‘i’ line, and we’re not the only ones who have been instantly impressed.
In fact, true to start of season form, Wilson was at it again, taking the title in the Humana Challenge – this time with the i20 driver and irons, from 4-PW, in the bag.
It’s no surprise, really, given the quality that runs right through the range.
According to John A Solheim, Ping chairman and CEO, the i20s have been optimised and enhanced to produce noticeable benefits for a wider cross-section of golfers than ever before.
He said: “In the i20 series, we’ve combined workability, distance and forgiveness with the goal to make any golfer a more versatile and complete player.
“We’ve engineered the i20s with a solid feel and generous forgiveness but also a degree of workability for the player who wants full command of the clubface for controlling trajectory and shot shape. Anyone who is passionate about their game is going to be very confident and capable with this game-improvement technology.”
Without saying too much (you can read all about the i20 line in bunkered Issue 113), we can tell you that the driver’s matt-black finish, which provides its stunning stealthy look, has been designed to prevent any glare emanating from the clubhead. Not only that but it is also more aerodynamic than its predecessor, so you should experience more clubhead speed.
In the fairway, right, you’ll see the head has been kept compact, allowing you to put it into play from a wider selection of lies than previously possible. The hybrid is just as versatile and has more surface area concentrated low on the clubface, so you can get a better connection from the short grass.
For the irons, bottom right, Ping have engineered stabilising bars to sit in behind the thicker face, as they go all out to help you with precise distance control.
In all, i20 is a line that you’d not only be proud to show off in your bag but one that, with every club, is going to allow you to reach the fullest of your potential.
For more information, and some cracking images, too, pick up a copy of bunkered Issue 113, on sale from Feb 16 at all good newsagents. In the meantime, visit www.ping.com.
Ping’s i20s are available to buy from stockists from mid-February.
Irons £90(s), £110(g) per club
Originally published on bunkered on January 26, 2012.