PING introduces pink G20 drivers, donating share of proceeds to Bubba Watson charities
PHOENIX (April 10, 2012) –PING announced today it will sell 5,000 limited-edition all-pink PING® G20™ drivers, inspired by the one used by Masters Champion Bubba Watson, and donate 5% of the proceeds to its fundraising campaign, "Bubba Long in Pink. Driven by PING."
As part of PING's campaign, the company made a $10,000 upfront donation and gives $300 for every drive Watson hits 300 yards or farther (up to 300 drives). To date, $61,600 has been generated. All funds raised will go to Phoenix-area charities, chosen by PING with Bubba's support. Its effort is part of the "Bubba & Friends Drive to a Million" initiative launched by Watson in January to raise $1 million for charities this year.
"Bubba is already approaching the target of 300 drives of 300 yards or longer, and we wanted a way to provide ongoing support for his generous cause," said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. "Even prior to his win at The Masters, golfers were requesting pink G20's. Through word of mouth, social media, and phone calls, the interest was extremely high. We want to satisfy that demand while bringing even more visibility to Bubba's goal of raising $1 million.
"Golfers who own a pink G20 will be excited to have this prized possession. They'll not only enjoy the improved performance of the G20, they'll be participating in a wonderful cause."
The drivers will have a bright pink shaft and clubhead featuring the same technology that has earned the G20 high marks for its performance from golfers of all abilities. All come with a matching pink headcover and a power-promoting high-balance-point TFC 169D shaft labeled, "Bubba Long in Pink. Driven by PING. Limited Edition 2012."
The PING G20 driver offers a high launch through an aerodynamic head design and a large, forgiving clubface. Distance and accuracy are optimized by an external weight that optimizes the center of gravity position to generate high launch and low spin. The G20's large, variable-thickness face generates faster ball speeds and increases MOI (Moment of Inertia) for maximum forgiveness.
The 460cc clubhead is made from Ti 8-1-1, a lighter, lower-density alloy. Ti 8-1-1's high strength-to-weight ratio allows for additional weight to be strategically placed for increasing the MOI on both the vertical and horizontal axes. Weight savings from varying wall thicknesses in the crown and body are positioned to optimize performance and durability.
An external weight positions the CG (Center of Gravity) for high launch and low spin to maximize distance and accuracy.
Large, Forgiving Face
The G20's clubface is larger, creating forgiveness and power across the entire hitting surface.
Aerodynamic Head Design
A key power generator is an aerodynamic 460cc head with reduced drag to increase clubhead speed. External weighting optimizes the CG position to maximize distance.