Ping introduces Rapture driving iron

Ping has announced the launch of a new tungsten-weighted Rapture driving iron.

The weighting in the heel toe gives the Rapture a high moment of inertia, making it easier to hit than a long iron.

In addition, a wider sole gives the club the playability of a hybrid but with reduced spin, facilitating a low, penetrating ball flight for increased distance and control.

“The Rapture driving iron has been well received by tour pros because it provides longer shots and a controlled trajectory,” said John A. Solheim, Ping Chairman and CEO.

“You have the best of both worlds. It’s more forgiving and generates much faster ball speed than the 2-iron equivalent, yet it launches lower and spins far less than a comparable hybrid.

“The low, penetrating trajectory offers control and command, which is essential for keeping the ball under the wind, for example, or when you’re playing a hard, fast course and you want to maximise roll out.”

The Rapture’s flat, stainless-steel face contributes to greater ball velocity and promotes workability, thanks to no bulge and roll.

The large sole also lowers the centre of gravity for preferable launch conditions and turf interaction.

“This club is a great option off the tee but it’s also effective in making solid contact from the ground,” Solheim said.

“It’s a versatile design that reflects Ping’s commitment to custom-engineering solutions for golfers.”

The Rapture shaft is half an inch longer than a standard 2-iron shaft, with the TFC 949 graphite model promoting greater momentum and inertia for improved energy transfer.