Ping G400 LST (Low Spin) – Most Wanted Driver for 2018 – My Golf Spy independent testing and Tour results

Per the Ping Tour News 3/26/18 – (Click here for actual test results)

“The noted website MyGolfSpy.com has named the G400 LST the Most Wanted Driver of 2018, and it is also the #1 PING model in tour pros’ bags. In extensive testing, the model was #1 in strokes gained, and its strong performance in distance, accuracy and other key variables contributed to the driver’s #1 overall rating. Out on tour, it is the most wanted PING driver. Last week the G400 LST was the most-played PING model on the PGA Tour (12), the Web.com (15), and the LPGA (10).

We here at Hodson Golf, continue to find the Ping LST to be the most forgiving of all the Low Spin drivers currently out there. We have always found that most of the competitors low-spin drivers (although they do produce lower spin) tend to have a greater dispersion on the mis-hits or simply don’t go as far and/or lower smash-factors.

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.

“High-End” fitting event scheduled Tuesday 4/10 3:30-6:30 at Independence GC-Featuring PXG, XXIO, Titleist master fitters

PRE-REGISTER HERE – LIMITED AVAILABILTY

This is a unique event with limited availability for all those golfers hoping to get professionally fit for some truly awesome “high-end” equipment. We will have on-hand, master staff fitters for PXG (featuring the new Gen2 irons), XXIO, and Titleist. This is a limited event available to pre-registered participants. The pre-register price is $150 with the full $150 going towards any purchase greater than $1,000. When you register please let us know your desired time and which manufacturer you would like to be fit with (if multiple please let us know so that we can allocate enough time). This is not a “tire-kicking” event, but an event being hosted for paid participants only. Please contact us directly if you have any questions. Based on demand the time may be extended to 1:30-6:30.

 

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.

Hodson Golf welcomes Kelly Hall and KM Golf to our fitting staff

I have known Kelly for many years and we all here at Hodson Golf are excited to have him on-board as a staff fitter. Kelly has just completed a state of the art indoor fitting/teaching studio at Independence. Being able to utilize our unique and extensive fitting system, along with his state of the art launch monitor (both indoors and outside on the range), will allow Kelly to continue our tradition of a professional and thorough custom fitting. Due to Kelly’s busy schedule with teaching,  he will have limited availability for fitting so please contact us to schedule a private session with Kelly at Independence Golf Club.

About Kelly Hall

A Class “A” Professional for over 20 years, Kelly has spent time in Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia and Florida during his career.  He has worked at public, resort and private facilities, giving him a wealth of experience and knowledge due to the differences of each type of property and location.  He brings the best of those experiences to Independence along with fresh ideas for where the game is going in the future.

A Pennsylvania native, Kelly began his golf life playing around the yard to homemade “greens” with only a 9 iron.  His first job was at the local public course in the bag room cleaning clubs and carts.  Were it not for John Kulhamer, his first pro and boss, he would not be a pro today.  Fast forward over 30 years and you can now see the culmination of a love of the game, a desire to help others and a wealth of experience in one glance of his eyes.  25 plus years of teaching have made those eyes keen and taught him a lot about how people learn.  But today’s golf industry is much different than those early days, so to be relevant, you have to evolve with your clients.  Kelly has stayed current with today’s industry and offers video analysis, non-traditional learning environments and on course evaluations.

He is also a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Instructor.  The TPI Certification program is an evidence based, educational pathway designed to teach industry professionals how to increase player performance through a deep understanding of how the body functions during the golf swing.  This concept is called the Body-Swing Connection™.

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.

PXG 0311 Generation 2 irons pre-release fittings available

Just wanted to let everyone know that we will soon have the new Generation 2 0311 iron heads from PXG for our fitting system. If you would like to schedule a pre-release fitting (official release date 4/19) please contact us via email/contact form for availability.

THE BEST IRONS PXG HAS EVER MADE.
Three years in the making, NEW PXG 0311 GEN2 Irons are almost here. Presented in four collections –Tour (T),
Players (P), Xtreme Forgiveness (XF), and the new Super Game Improvement (SGI) – PXG 0311 GEN2 Irons deliver unmatched performance for golfers at every level of the game.
Not only are NEW PXG 0311 GEN2 Irons better, they are better in every way. Each iron features new innovations in materials and technology, with a forged 8620 soft carbon steel body, groundbreaking COR2 technology, larger functional internal face area, the industry’s thinnest club face, and PXG’s signature perimeter weighting technology. Every element combines to deliver more distance, a larger sweet spot, significantly improved accuracy, and a buttery-soft feel.

 

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.

Update – Grip event postponed to Tuesday 3/13 3:30-5:30 due to weather

With the lousy weather forecast for tomorrow we will be moving our pre-season gripping event special to this Tuesday 3/13 3:30-5:30 at out tour trailer at Independenc GC. We will also be hosting a second event next Monday 3/19 3:30-5:30 at the same location. We have been busy cleaning out the tour trailer for spring and have an excellent selection of tour issue only grips that we will be selling for $1 each (non cord) and $2 each (cord) while also extending our 50% regripping labor special. We will also have the areas larges selection of many other grips available also at 50% off installation. This is a limited event (this Tuesday 3/13 and next Monday 3/19 only) and will include:

  1. Complimentary grip sizing
  2. 50% off labor install with purchase of 12 grips
  3. Free grip with 12 re-grip purchase
  4. Wide assortment of putter grips and styles to choose from
  5. Quick tour level turnaround time
  6. Spring Grip Clean Out – We have A LOT of tour issue only grips (tour velvet ribbed, tour velvet cord ribbed, victory and victory cord round and ribbed, lamkin crossline ribbed, Golf Pride V-55 cord and ribbed, golf pride tour wrap cord, etc.) that we need to clean out. Come by and pick through the bins and get up some great grip specials for as low as $1 each (non cord) or $2 each (cord)

 

If you would like to take advantage of this limited time special please contact us so that we can be prepared when you arrive and please let  us know what type/style grip you would like so that we can make sure to have ample supplies available.

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.