Q & A
As far as technology is concerned, the PING G LS Tec driver shares many of the same features that are incorporated into the G. Both were designed aerodynamically to reduce drag, which helps golfers create more swing speed, and both were designed with a thin, hot face to generate higher ball speeds. However, the CG (center of gravity) in the LS Tec has been forward to significantly reduce spin. Additionally, the LS Tec has a rougher face design, another feature incorporated into the design to help bring spin rates down.
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Golfers who are looking to lower spin rates with the driver and produce a flatter ball flight. Typically, a low-spin driver head will most benefit players with higher swing speeds and is often preferred by lower-handicap players who wish to control their ball flight. But like the G, forgiveness remains high in the LS Tec, making it a candidate for a wider profile of players. That said, the LS Tec would likely not be a great fit for a player who fights a slice, as its design naturally encourages more of a fade bias.
To improve the aerodynamics in the G, PING engineers studied dragonfly wings and after doing so opted to use lighter material in sections of crown. The weight saved allowed the CG to be moved lower and farther back, creating higher MOI and improved launch conditions.
Working in unison with Vortec Technology, the Turbulators on the crown of the G allow drag to be reduced through the hitting zone by 37 percent, which means more ball speed regardless of swing speed.
The variable-thickness clubface is constructed of materials that are light but strong, which allows for a thinner face that delivers faster ball speeds.
The Vortec Technology reduces turbulence on the downswing, which leads to more swing speed and more stability at impac
“For players who are looking to drop that spin rate, to shallow out that landing angle, and get more distance, the LS Tec is going to be a great option.”
Erik Henrikson, Ping Innovation and Fitting Science Manager
“Ultimately, after trying various heads, we ended up settling on the LS Tec with a heavier shaft. I could tell the second we got the right specs in place what it actually feels like when you hit the sweet spot. The feel is amazing, and the distance I got out of it is amazing as well.”
TGW customer Anthony, 12 handicap, live testing at PING, 3/7/16
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