PING launch G430 LST 3-wood

Peter Finnan

When PING launched its G430 lineup in January, the G430 LST 3-wood was notably absent. We were told it would be a summer launch and true to their word PING have just released the new fairway.

The low-spinning, tour-style design combines a 2041 Beta-Ti face, Ti 8-1-1 body, and 80-gram tungsten sole plate to position the CG low/back for faster ball speeds with reduced spin, producing on average seven yards more distance.

“We’re excited to bring this score-lowering technology to golfers during the heart of the golf season to give them a long and versatile three-wood to help them lower their scores and raise their enjoyment on the course,” said John K. Solheim, PING CEO & President. “The lightweight properties of titanium and the density of tungsten open a lot of possibilities to improve performance. The results are phenomenal. The G430 LST 3-wood goes forever and sounds amazing. It’s already in the bags of Tour players around the world. We look forward to getting the new fairway wood in the hands of golfers who want the best of multi-material technology.”


Ti-Facewrap increases face flexing, distance

The variable-thickness, high-strength titanium face wraps into the crown and sole of the lightweight titanium body, generating more flexing for faster ball speed and higher launch for greater distance. The combination of the titanium body and high-density 80-gram tungsten sole plate helps position the CG lower and farther back to produce higher-launching, lower-spinning and longer shots.

Face curvature optimised for speed

The low-profile, 169cc head also benefits from Spinsistency, a proven clubface innovation engineered with a variable roll radius that improves performance across the face (especially on shots hit low on the face) by reducing spin for more distance. A tighter bulge radius increases ball speed and minimises off-line dispersion.

Carbonfly Wrap crown saves weight, lowers CG

The LST (Low Spin Technology) model joins the MAX and SFT (Straight Flight Technology) designs in completing the line of G430 fairway woods introduced earlier this year. Like those models, the LST 3-wood is engineered with a Carbonfly Wrap crown to help deliver more distance by positioning the CG lower and closer to the force line to maximise ball speed, resulting in higher, longer carries. The 8-layer composite crown, which saves approximately 5.5 grams compared to a titanium crown, wraps into the heel and toe sections of the skirt. The discretionary weight is reallocated to achieve the lower CG and increase ball speed. The composite crown weighs 8.5 grams fully installed and contributes to the club’s pleasing sound.

G430 LST 3-Wood Specifications

Loft: 15° (Adjustable +- 1.5°), Std length: 43”, Swingweight: D2. PING-engineered shafts: PING Alta CB Black 65 (SR, R, S), PING Tour 2.0 Chrome 65/75 (R, S, X), PING Tour 2.0 Black 65/75 (S, X). Optional custom shafts: Mitsubishi Kai’Li White 70 (S, X), PRJX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 60 (5.5, 6.0, 6.5), 70 (6.0, 6.5) Stock grip: Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet in six sizes (Blue -1/16”, Red -1/32”, Aqua -1/64”, White-Std, Gold +1/32”, Orange +1/16”) The new 3 wood will have an RRP of €660.

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