This specialty club features significant tungsten weighting to create a high MOI for a head its size, making the Rapture driving iron easier to hit than the 2-iron equivalent. Its wider sole gives the Rapture D.I. the performance of a comparable hybrid but with much less spin. As a result, the 18-degree head delivers a flat, penetrating trajectory with faster ball speeds for maximizing distance with control.
Heel-and-toe tungsten weighting elevates MOI for greater forgiveness and positions the CG low for a flat, driving trajectory. The compact head optimizes performance from the fairway or the rough.
RAPTURE D.I. Specifications
PING offers a variety of shaft flexes in steel and graphite to meet every golfer's needs and preferences. Selecting the proper shaft flex for your swing will help you get the most distance and accuracy from every shot. Generally, players with faster swing speeds require stiffer shafts to keep the ball trajectory lower, while players with slower swing speeds will require more flexible shafts to produce a higher ball trajectory.
The choice of steel or graphite shafts is usually based on preferences for weight and/or feel. Players seeking a lighter overall weight and/or a softer feel in their irons may prefer graphite shafts, while players who prefer a standard weight club with a firmer feel may prefer steel shafts.
|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.
The Rapture driving iron is a specialty club that's a good fit for players seeking a flat, penetrating trajectory that optimizes control. Effective from the tee or the fairway, the 18-degree 17-4 stainless steel head is more forgiving and generates faster ball speeds than the 2-iron equivalent. Yet its wider sole offers the performance of a hybrid but with a lower launch angle and much less spin. The controlled trajectory is essential for keeping the ball under the wind or when playing on a hard, fast course and the goal is to maximize roll out.
A key attribute of the Rapture driving iron is its flat face made of ultra-strong 455 Carpenter stainless steel, which contributes to greater ball velocity and promotes workability because it has no bulge and roll. A generous sole locates the CG low for optimizing launch conditions and turf interaction.
The shaft in the Rapture D.I. is 39.75", a half-inch longer than a standard PING 2-iron shaft. PING’s proprietary TFC 949 graphite shaft promotes greater momentum and inertia for improved energy transfer, resulting in faster ball speeds and longer distance.