The Ping Maplewood Driver Challenge
Jon and Dave back at Ping
Headquarters on the range with Marty Jertson. Dave we have a special treat
today don’t we? — Special, a little scary. These things are not as big as
what we play now, it’s a lot different club. — Yeah you look down and
we have a Ping Zing and a Ping Eye 2 wood woods that Karsten worked on. So
nowadays you guys look down and say this is tiny. — It looks like a 3-wood — For
its time Karsten helped blow up the size of the the metal woods and
help spur the whole industry down that path. — I’ll tell you what Dave I’m gonna
kick your butt. — Let’s get hitting them. — Oh got that one up. — Sky marks are alright, right? — I’ll take that one, it’s probably the best of them. — I think that’s all you got. — That was pretty good. — That’s not too bad. — You know the hardest thing is, is getting
it in the air. You can tell the difference between technology nowadays and back then. — That’s about all I got. — That’s solid. — That one didn’t feel as good as the other one.
— So you hit the other longer? — Yeah, I’ll let you beat me on this one so you don’t
feel bad. — Not bad. Not too bad. — That was ripped. — Jon, you’re swinging this thing nice. — Battle of the wood woods. It was a lot of seesaw. Looking at that launch conditions was fun but the last shot you hit, you
crushed it, and you are the champion of the wood wood challenge. — The new driver
you said about ten more miles an hour ball speed? — Yes, ten miles an hour. – You just can’t deny that and I think we could see also the dispersion.
— Especially with me, absolutely. You can definitely tell the difference between
technology back then and technology now. It does make a huge difference. — I think the high MOI
of our new designs we’re seeing it right here. And that’s how you play
golf and you got to count them all on the golf course. — We survived, I’m the champion and that’s all that matters. — I’m still taller. — Swing better. Play better. GOLFTEC.