Your fitter is trained in The PING Way to make the complex simple. They will identify the driver model, adjustability settings, and shaft that generate the most optimal blend of big distance and improved accuracy. In this order, we’ll determine initial model, loft, the center of gravity using the movable-weight technology in our newer models, shaft, and grip.
Driver models have different launch and spin characteristics, and we will land on the one that delivers your optimal ball flight. We’ll analyze the many variables that have a direct correlation to your ball flight, such as clubhead speed, angle of attack, impact location, ball speed, launch angle, spin rate, curve, maximum height, landing angle, distance and accuracy.
High launch and low spin is generally known to be a key to unlocking distance, but your most optimal launch conditions could be lower with more spin. A key factor in optimizing launch conditions, one often overlooked, is angle of attack. Improved diagnostics and trajectory modeling shed new light on the importance of angle of attack in maximizing driving performance. By using the Optimal Launch and Spin Chart below a player can determine specific launch conditions to help optimize their driving performance.
The principal tool your fitter will utilize is a TrackMan 4 launch monitor (our fitters, however, are trained to understand metrics on a variety of measurement devices). TrackMan’s Dual-Doppler Radar Technology, inspired by missile tracking radar, can unlock full 3-dimensional club and ball data. TrackMan 4’s high-resolution radar beam captures the greatest detail and accuracy of a club’s movement and full down-range ball flight.
PING drivers can be custom fit with different shaft types, weights and flexes to fit your swing speed, your transition from the backswing to forward swing, and desired ball flight.
To fine-tune your ball flight, your fitter will assess shaft characteristics such as flex and trajectory effect. Shaft flex is a measurement of how much a shaft bends under load. A shaft’s trajectory effect considers how variables such as weight, torque, and tip stiffness affect launch conditions. Your fitter will also be mindful of the final length recommendation, as length can have a major impact on initial launch and spin.
Using your swing inputs, clubhead speed, downswing and desired trajectory, our Shaft App provides a proprietary blueprint for shaft fitting. Your fitter will leverage our database of more than 1,000 shafts (PING proprietary and aftermarket) to identify the optimal shaft that will unlock your driving performance. The Shaft App makes this complex task simple for the fitter and you.