Ping, mostly a quiet and conservative family-owned club manufacturer, is unusually enthusiastic about the official July 3 introduction of the G30 family of clubs. The family includes irons, hybrids, fairway woods and drivers.
Derek Ernst went from Q-School to the winner's circle in five months, capturing the Well Fargo Championship for his first PGA Tour title. Ernst, who defeated David Lynn in a playoff, used the following clubs.
On moving day at Augusta National, Brandt Snedeker shot a 3-under 69 to grasp a share of the lead with Angel Cabrera. The two men are at 7-under 209. Snedeker crafted his bogey-free round with the following.
Next in the evolution of Ping's G series: the new G25. At the PGA Merchandise Show on January 24-26 in Orlando, Fla., Ping will showcase this new line. Bubba Watson has switched to the G25, as has fellow Ping staffer Hunter Mahan.
<strong>Toy Box notes:</strong> Hunter Mahan won for the second time in 2012 at the Shell Houston Open. He won with the same Ping clubs he had in his bag for his victory at the WGC-Accenture Match Play in February.