Engineered with the score-lowering technologies of its adult line and inspired by its commitment to introduce more juniors to the game, PING announced the new custom-fit, custom-built Prodi G Series – its highest-performing junior clubs to date.
“The Prodi G junior clubs are engineered by the same teams that design our adult clubs. They feature a lot of the same technologies and undergo the same rigorous testing as all of our products,” said John K. Solheim, PING President. “From a performance standpoint, our research reveals the clubs far out-perform the competitive junior sets on the market, including the Prodi G driver being 15 yards longer with a moment of inertia that’s 50 percent higher than the top-selling junior driver.”
The custom-engineered set is comprised of 11 clubs: a 15⁰ titanium driver, 22⁰ fairway wood, 27⁰ hybrid, perimeter-weighted irons (6-9, PW), two specialty wedges (52⁰ & 56⁰) and a blade-style putter. Two sizes (34", 3.5 lbs. and 30", 3 lbs.) of the Hoofer Prodi G carry bags can be purchased separately.
The proven technologies applied to the new line include turbulators on the driver for increased clubhead speed, and irons with a custom tuning port to allow for precise swing weighting during the custom-building process. Two lightweight graphite shaft flexes are optimized for weight and balance to match junior swing speeds.
“For the first time, junior golfers can play the same technology as mom or dad that is custom fit and custom built just for them,” Solheim said. “We believe that has an appeal all its own and will help get kids interested in playing more.”
As part of the launch of the new clubs, the company also announced the Prodi G “Get Golf Growing” program, an industry-first junior golf equipment initiative that offers custom-fit and custom-built junior clubs that include a one-time, no-cost adjustment to sets of five clubs or more. The program helps address an all-too-common occurrence that results in a lot of junior golfers playing clubs not suited to their games.
“One of the biggest barriers parents of junior golfers face is investing in a set of clubs that their kids will outgrow in a short time,” Solheim said. “As a result, they often buy clubs that don’t fit their kids in hopes they’ll grow into them or they cut down old clubs. Neither option is ideal and impedes the junior’s golf development. Our ‘Get Golf Growing’ program is designed to be an affordable way to get juniors into high-performance, custom-fit clubs while bringing more boys and girls to the sport. The Prodi G clubs grow with the kids. We believe if juniors are exposed to better equipment, they’ll enjoy golf more, which will ultimately help grow the game as the kids fall in love with golf and play it for a lifetime.”
To be eligible for the “Get Golf Growing” program, five or more clubs must be purchased in one transaction. Allowable adjustments are re-shafting, lengthening, re-weighting and re-gripping.
The new Prodi G clubs are available for pre-order and custom fitting at Club Champion today. With more than 35,000 custom hittable clubhead and shaft options, Club Champion will find the perfect fit to match your unique swing. Experience the Club Champion difference! Call us at 888-340-7820 or request an appointment online at clubchampiongolf.com.