The New Ping Rapture Fairway Driver-Great design!

So everyone who has gone through a fairway/hybrid fitting with me knows the significant benefits of a titanium faced fairway metal. The ball comes off with speeds similar to a driver and due to the lighter weight of the titanium face more weight and mass can be moved around the smaller head to dramatically increase forgiveness. Until now there were only two manufacturers who offer titanium fairway metals – Adams Golf and Tour Edge Exotics. Ping is now releasing this beast which unlike the other two (XTD & XCG7) has a much deeper face so that it can easily double as a driver off the tee for those tight drives. Perhaps the biggest benefit is its ultra thin Ti 8-1-1-1 face that is 30% stronger than traditional titanium. A heavy Tungsten sole weight is built into the bottom which lowers the CG to provide more optimum launch while being placed more forward towards the face to reduce spin. This is a great club for those of you who can’t figure out why you hit your 3 wood off the tee straighter and almost as far as your driver – now hit it farther than your driver both on the tee or off the deck.

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.