â€¢ Bubba Watsonâ€™s pink driver available to buy
â€¢ Ping will donate $60 from each pink Ping G driver sale to charity
â€¢ Every driver comes with a Bubba â€˜caricatureâ€™ headcover
Ping has made 6,000 limited edition pink Ping G drivers with $60 from each sale donated to the Bubba Watson Foundation.
The pink Ping G drivers are available for pre-order now through authorised Ping retailers around the world. The driver also comes with Bubbaâ€™s â€˜caricatureâ€™ headcover. The RRP for the driver and headcover is Â£500.
The announcement marks the third time in four years that the company has partnered with Watson on the fundraiser, which will now surpass $1million.
â€œPing and the Solheim family are incredibly generous in giving back to the game through ideas like the limited-edition pink driver programme,â€ said Watson. â€œIâ€™m very grateful for all of their support, on and off the golf course.
‘He has a huge heart and continues to use his success in golf to help people in need, especially children.’ – John A. Solheim, Ping chairman and CEO
â€œThe response from the first two driver programmes was amazing, so Iâ€™m excited to continue this tradition for the third time. Weâ€™ve been able to do a lot of great things together that truly help improve the lives of the less fortunate and those in need.â€
â€” bubba watson (@bubbawatson) August 25, 2016
Ping chairman and CEO John A. Solheim added: â€œBubbaâ€™s a creative thinker and his decision to distinguish himself by using a pink driver and shaft helped make this programme possible.
â€œI first met him as a teenager and heâ€™s been on our staff since turning professional in 2003. He has a huge heart and continues to use his success in golf to help people in need, especially children.â€
All of the limited edition drivers will have a bright pink shaft and clubhead featuring the same technology as the standard G driver.
Lofts 9Ëš, 10.5Ëš (adjustable up or down by one-degree)
Available Â Now. Only 6,000 to be sold.
PriceÂ $500 ($60 donated to the Bubba Watson Foundation)
More informationÂ ping.com
Originally published on bunkered on August 26, 2016.