Ping has decided to help us mere mortals with an all-new range of easy to hit, forgiving woods and clubs. The K Series is squarely aimed at the game improver end of the market, which is fine, but they have also sneaked out a new set of wedges and putters that is really giving me
Ping has decided to help us mere mortals with an all-new range of easy to hit, forgiving woods and clubs. The K Series is squarely aimed at the game improver end of the market, which is fine, but they have also sneaked out a new set of wedges and putters that is really giving me a lump in my shorts.Lets start with the K Series first. The new set is typical Ping, well designed, beautifully made and ugly as sin. What is it with Ping designers; it is like they try to make their equipment deliberately unpleasant to look at. Dark metal club heads finished off with silver and maroon don’t do it for me at all.The colour is continued across the family to the driver and fairway woods where it is a little more successful. The fact that the top of the woods is dark and miserable keeps the focus on the ball and not on the horrible looking club about to hit it.If you like that colour combination then the Scottsdale Wolverine putter (left) might be right up your street. I’m still not crazy about the charcoal/maroon scheme but the design is fantastic I reckon. I’m a sucker for this type of ultra forgiving, crazy looking putter.Finally there is the new Tour-S wedge that is totally devoid of maroon in any way shape or form. The club comes in chrome and what Ping toe-curlingly calls Rustique that thankfully looks a lot better than it sounds. It is one of those great wedges that rust over time to produce more spin.Colour and design preference is a very personal thing and I don’t think Ping have got it right with the K Series kit but you know the performance will be spot on. The company has a long history of knocking up some of the best equipment I just wish they would make their stuff a little prettier.The new kit should be available now from all good retailers (and the rubbish ones too).