Having launched their latest G410 range of woods earlier this year, Ping has added to the collection by announcing their usual low-spin option, the G410 LST, which will be available at the end of this month.
The LST is a high-MOI driver designed in order to generate low, stable spin with the shot-shaping control provided by Ping's new movable-weight technology.
Ping President John K. Solheim commented:
With the tremendous success of the G410 Plus and SFT drivers introduced earlier this year, we're pleased to add the highly anticipated G410 LST model to the line-up in time for the summer golf season. It took us a little longer than planned but that was only because our first iteration didn't out-perform the G400 LST.
The head size is slightly smaller than the Plus model and the CG is positioned to reduce spin by several hundred RPM, whilst still providing extremely high forgiveness. The combination of lower spin and more stability, plus the ability to dial in the shot shape with our movable-weight technology, greatly expands the types of golfers who can benefit from the technology of the G410 LST driver.
The new movable-weight system that was first added to the G410 Plus also makes its way into the LST. The low-spin is brought about by moving the CG position forward in all three positions - Draw, Neutral and Fade - which can reduce spin by up to 400rpm depending on shaft and launch conditions.
Ping say that moving this weight can influence shot direction by approximately 10 yards, therefore providing 20 yards of correction between the draw and fade settings.
Their Dragonfly Technology on the crown of the driver is an ultra-thin layer which saves weight. This is then moved to the perimeter of the clubhead to increase MOI by 3%, adding ball speed and forgiveness.
The 450cc head is more of a rounded, pear-shaped design and combines with more efficient Turbulator strips on the head for even better aerodynamics and faster clubhead speed.
The LST is said to have a 'Tour Square' shape, which sits slightly open and the face pattern frames the impact area to help with better alignment.
The forged T9S+ face has undergone a heat-treatment process to produce a thinner, hotter impact area which is 'precision-machined' to mantain greater ball speeds across the face.
Ping has expanded and improved their adjustable hosel from five to eight settings, offering both loft and lie adjustments to optimise ball flight.
"The expansion of the loft options is a tremendous benefit for all golfers, and the flatter lie angles add another layer of opportunity for expert club fitters to really fine-tune a golfer's driver".
The LST comes with a Ping Alta CB Red shaft as standard, although there are a number of aftermarket options also available, and a Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip at an RRP of £450.