Ping apparel SS16

The new Ping apparel collection launched today combines technical fabrics with updated styling so golfers can feel and look their best out on the course

Hot off the heels of the launch of the Ping G range comes Ping's new Spring/Summer 2016 apparel collection, which incorporates a host of technologies to help golfers look and feel their best out on the course, including the cutting-edge Coolmax all-season fabric.

Through the brand’s Sensor technology platform, the new collection from Ping uses performance driven fabrics and technologies to enhance the comfort and performance of the golfer in all playing conditions.

“At Ping, we continually strive to engineer every single product to deliver maximum performance in all conditions,” said Andy Solheim, Executive Vice President.

“We are particularly excited about the introduction of Coolmax fabric technology into the 2016 apparel range, and believe it has enabled us to take garment engineering to the next level, while maintaining exceptional quality and refined visual appearance.”

Ping Coolmax polo shirts

At the heart of the new polo shirt collection and within the Sensor Cool category, Coolmax all-season fabric compliments the body’s natural thermoregulation capabilities through Channel and Hollow Fiber Technology, offering the perfect solution for the varying conditions experienced during a golf round.

This intelligent fabric contains fibres with a channelled surface to move moisture away from the body to keep the wearer cool and dry in warm conditions and fibres with a hollow core to provide insulation for added comfort on colder days.

Ping Atlas polo

The direction of the collection’s polo shirts is showcased by the Atlas Heather (above) and Radar Striped polo’s shirts, which combine the quick drying, natural feel, lightweight and breathable functionality of this special fabric with a tailored fit and attention to detail in the form of hidden, button down collars.

As with all Coolmax fabrics, long lasting performance is achieved through permanent advanced moisture moving properties which are inherent in the fabric. A fabric containing a Lycra fibre also delivers bi-directional stretch along with long lasting shape retention and comfort.

Other flagship designs in the new collection are the Midas Half Zip (below) and Sierra Sweaters, which combine Coolmax all-season fabric blended with natural Merino Wool to create a high performing technical garment.

Ping midas half zip sweater

The Hollow and Channel Fiber Technology delivers excellent thermal and advanced moisture movement often associated with technical fabrics, but retains the luxurious, natural and breathable performance of Merino Wool.

Details: Sizes: XS-XXL. RRP: Radar Striped Polo £65, Atlas Heathered Polo £65, Midas Half Zip Sweater £75, Sierra Sweater £70

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x