These traditionally shaped 17-4 stainless steel hybrids are extremely forgiving, launch the ball high, and feel solid at impact. External sole weighting positions the CG low and back for optimizing launch and spin while raising the MOI. Progressive CG locations optimize launch angle and spin rate in each club while creating functional distance gaps.
Ball flight is custom-engineered through progressive CG locations. In the lower-lofted hybrids, weight is low and back to increase the launch angle and spin rate. In the mid and higher lofts, the CG moves forward to minimize spin and keep the ball from ballooning.
The low toe and heel sections are squared off to create a generous hitting surface and ensure consistent performance, especially on shots struck low on the face, the most common "miss-hit."
The classic, confidence-inspiring profile has a dark, non-glare finish that eliminates distractions.
|Club||Loft||Length||Lie||Swing Weight||Equivalent Iron||Equivalent Fairway||Dexterity|
|TFC 189H||Soft Regular||3.2°||73g||High|
|Tour Stiff||2.8°||82g||Low Mid|
PING offers a variety of graphite shafts to optimize an individual golfer’s ball flight for the best possible feel and performance. PING’s proprietary shafts are engineered to complement our head designs so that every player can optimize their trajectories for predictable results.
We recommend that you get fit for the shaft that allows you to play your best golf. Whether that’s a softer, lighter shaft with a higher launch or a heavier, stiffer shaft with a lower trajectory, a PING Certified Club Fitter can help you find the shaft that brings consistency to your game.
|360 ID8||The 360 ID8 grip utilizes all the same features as the ID8, but is a round grip to function with drivers and fairway woods featuring PING's adjustable loft technology.|
|360 ID8 Full Cord||The 360 ID8 Full Cord is a round grip designed to function with drivers and fairway woods featuring PING's adjustable loft technology. It features a firmer texture in the upper portion to help control direction, a softer texture in the lower portion for enhanced feel, and soft cord to enhance traction.|
PING offers a variety of grip sizes and styles to fit different hand sizes and texture preferences. Since grip size influences your wrist action, and therefore the direction of your shots, it is commonly used by fitters to affect ball flight.
PING color-coded grips are available in six different diameters, and can be further customized with grip tape according to your needs. Once the neutral grip color code has been determined based on hand measurements, golfers may consider smaller diameter grips to help control fades and slices, or larger diameter grips to help control draws and hooks.
Progressive CG positions help to optimize the launch angle and spin rate of each club, and ensure functional distance gaps. The CG position is lower and farther back in the lower-lofted hybrids to increase the launch angle and make them easier to hit in the air. In the mid- and higher-lofted designs, the CG is more forward to minimize spin and prevent ballooning (common in higher-lofted hybrids).
Generous camber heel-to-toe and sole relief in the 17-4 stainless steel heads ensure playability and solid contact from all types of lies. A large hitting surface and thin face perimeter provide forgiveness and high ball speeds. A squared-up toe and heel improves consistency and makes alignment easy. They are available in 17°, 20°, 23°, 27°, and 31°, and feature a non-glare charcoal finish that eliminates distractions.
Progressive CG locations optimize trajectories to promote higher launch in the low-lofted hybrids while minimizing spin in the mid and higher lofts for more distance. PING Senior Product Designer Mike Nicolette explains.