There was a small following of players that loved it because it was lower spinning and since the CoG was closer to the face, the ball came off hot. PING learned from this endeavor when engineering the new PING i20 driver. PING has also been able to broaden the handicap range for the i20 making the i20 a forgiving "players" driver.XXIO MP600 Driver The newest i-series driver is still targeting players looking for a lower launching, lower spinning driver but with the needed forgiveness that the i15 was lacking.It was great for The Sand Trap to meet up with PING Senior Design Engineer Marty Jertson to learn more about this driver at the PGA Show in Orlando this year.XXIO MP600 Fers Marty not only knows how to design great performing clubs but he can also play himself, qualifying for the Justin Timberlake PGA Tour event twice and qualifying for last year's PGA Championship.
Thanks to Marty, The Sand Trap was able to get some of the finer technology details about the i20 driver that most golfers might not know about.The PING i20 is constructed from Ti 8-1-1 titanium, which is a lighter, lower-density titanium alloy that allows for a specific weight allocation. TaylorMade Burner 2.0 Fers This adds to forgiveness and helps free up weight for the the tungsten weights on the sole. These two ten-gram weights account for ten percent of the total mass of the club. This allows PING to drive the inertia up, something the i15 lacked. Those dense tungsten sole weights in the head not only increase the MOI (moment of inertia) but also position the CoG for a low-spin, penetrating trajectory.