On Tour with the Ping K15

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Ping K15 face and sole

When I first picked up the Ping K15 I had to admit its not the best looking driver on the block, but then again I’m more interested in hitting fairways than how good a club looks sitting in my bag.

The first time I realised I could be onto a winner with Ping’s K15 was standing on the 10th tee at Shirley Park Golf Club in Surrey, England with Golf Monthly’s Deputy Editor Neil Tappin. Now if you know Neil he hits a mean ball, not always on the fairway mind, but when he connects it goes a long long way regularly well over the 300-yard mark.

So when I hit a beautiful little fade just 10 yards behind Neil’s ball I was surprised, believe me I hit mine well, so I turned to Neil and said did you hit that ball well, “I nailed it “came his reply. I knew then this was the club to take on tour this year.

From the Greg Norman inspired Links that is Danang Golf Club in Vietnam, via Chiangmai Highlands in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Arcadia Bluffs, Point ‘O” Woods and Harbor Shores in Michigan, USA, Club de Ria de Vigo and Mondariz Golf Club in Galicia, Spain, drive after very long drive, splitting fairways around the globe, this is the driver for me and for you.

Technology: Ping’s Straight Flight Technology incorporates an ‘ultra-thin’ crown for the K15, with 10% of clubhead mass being concentrated in an external weight pad towards the heel of the clubhead. This helps square the clubface at impact.

Conclusion: Although this driver is designed with slower swing speeds in mind, using Ping’s custom fitting process and the range of shafts that are on offer, the distance and accuracy the K15 offers will appeal to all standard of golfers.


TOPICS: Equipment, Equipment Reviews, Golf, World Golf Tour

ABOUT: James Mason

James Mason is a contributing writer for Golf Monthly magazine, producing destination reviews, technical and equipment reviews and blogs. He was also part of the judging panel for the 2010 Top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland. James has written equipment reviews and technical features for Greenside magazine, destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer.

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