Ping Si3 Driver
Ping Si3 Forged Titanium Driver Thin, Fully Forged Face technology for maximum energy transfer and distance. Color coded, custom fit hosels (face and lie angle) for accuracy. Patented variable face thickness. 340ccs. Strategic weighting to help square face at impact. Reduced overall weight for added clubhead speed.”
* By wrapping the face around and connecting it to the body of the driver, Ping engineers created a large, thin titanium face for maximum distance, forgiveness and strength.
* Combined with its strategic internal weighting, the Si3 driver is the longest, straightest and most forgiving Ping driver ever
* The Si3s 340 cc head also features a tall, deep face for a confidence-inspiring look at address.
Reduced overall weight for added clubhead speed.”
* The new Si3 Series graphite shafts are available in three flexes (R,S,X) and feature tighter torque and flex tolerances. Designed with a proprietary dampening material that removes undesirable vibration, these shafts have enhanced feel and performance in every flex. When paired with the proper loft (6°, 7°, 8°, 9°, 10° or 11°), the fitter can help a golfer optimize their trajectory to get maximum distance from his/her swing.
With its state-of-the-art fully forged face technology, the Si3 Driver Series advances driving performance for golfers of all abilities. By wrapping the face around and connecting it to the body of the driver, PING engineers created a large, thin titanium face for maximum distance, forgiveness and strength.
The Si3 380 (380cc) offers added distance and forgiveness for players who want the visual comfort and confidence of a larger, softer- shaped driver head. The slightly smaller Si3 340 (340cc) appeals to golfers seeking the performance and workability of a smaller head.
With its propriety lightweight shaft and grip, the total weight of each driver is approximately 300 grams. This makes it easier to swing, helping the golfer produce faster swing speeds – and longer drives.
Ping i3 Driver
“These fairway woods are designed to be custom-fit to the golfer. In addition to a choice of lofts, shaft flexes, grip sizes and swingweights, the modified JX hosel, is available in 8 different lie and face angles. This allows a fitter to recommend specifications that can help a golfer reduce or eliminate hooks and slices and help “dial in” a preferred shot shape” Quoted from ping resource
PING engineers have designed the i3 Series metal woods for golfers who prefer a smaller clubhead size.
At 198 cc, the driver offers workability off the tee, yet is extremely forgiving. The small and compact fairway woods have a short radius sole, making it easier to hit solid shots from all types of lies. In addition, the fairway woods have full faces to prevent skied or popped-up shots.
The i3 stainless metal woods are available with a complete range of fitting options including multiple lofts, shaft flexes, and grip sizes. Of significant importance is the thermoplastic hosel that connects the clubhead to the shaft. Available in several configurations of face angle and lie angle, these hosels help golfers better control their direction off the tee and from the fairway.
The downside to the i3 driver has been with graphite shafts. Most of the golfers who have had a problem with this club have said that the graphite shafts are to soft, and have batteled to controll the driver. Besides that, it seems that the i3 is truely a great driver.
Ping TiSi Drivers
The TiSI Drivers are ideal for all golfers looking to hit the ball further and straighter. The ball leaves the club at a lower launch angle for greater distance.
The TiSI Tec fairway woods utilize Ping’s Chemical Milling Technology to remove the alpha layer from the casting and precisely control club head wall thickness. These woods also feature trapezoid-shaped weight pads cast onto the zirconium soleplate and a tungsten bottom weight.
This technology and choice of materials allows PING to incorporate progressive weight pad placement into the design of these fairway woods and fine-tune the spin and lift characteristics of the golf ball based on the loft of the wood.
There is very little to be said that is not good about this range of driver, except some golfers who said that they battled to control the ball when using a softer graphite shaft. The other complaint was that the factory grip was not terribly great.