PING has introduced the G430 LST 3-wood, promising to unlock more speed and distance through multi-material technology and proven innovations like Carbonfly Wrap, Ti-Facewrap and Spinsistency.
The low-spinning, tour-style design (RRP £550) combines a 2041 Beta-Ti face, Ti 8-1-1 body, and 80g tungsten sole plate to position the centre of gravity lower and further back for faster ball speeds with reduced spin, producing on average seven yards more 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. The combination of the titanium body and high-density 80g tungsten sole plate helps position the CG lower and farther back to produce higher-launching, lower-spinning and longer shots.
The low-profile, 169cc head also benefits from Spinsistency, a 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.
The LST (Low Spin Technology) model joins the MAX and SFT (Straight Flight Technology) designs in completing the line of G430 fairway woods. Like those models, the LST features 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 eight-layer composite crown, which saves approximately 5.5g 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.