Ping i20 Range Launched

Ping has released details of a new range for 2012. Designed to offer a blend of feel, control and forgiveness the PING i20 range will replace the existing i15 model.

Ping i20 driver

Ping has announced the launch of its new Ping i20 range of golf clubs. Combining forgiveness with workability, the Ping i20 range will replace the previous i15 line with the design promising to offer a combination of feel, control and forgiveness.

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The most eye-catching new feature of the Ping i20 range is the matt black finish given to the woods. According to Ping Chairman & CEO John Solheim, "The non-glare finish absorbs light, allowing the player to focus without distraction. Our tour pros are very enthusiastic about the finish."

The Ping i20 irons have a multi-material construction and are a progressive set. The long irons are designed to be larger and more forgiving than the previous i15 design but the shorter irons are more compact and feature less offset.

The new Ping i20 range is expected to hit the shelves in mid March 2012. There are two different stock shaft options in both the woods and the irons.

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In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."

Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSi2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X