PING Introduces Bubba Watson Inspired Pink G20 Drivers

PING G20 Limited Edition Pink Driver
PING G20 Limited Edition Pink Driver

In what had to be one of the easiest decisions ever made in the golf industry, PING has announced that it will sell 5,000 limited-edition all-pink PING G20 drivers in honour of 2012 Masters Champion Bubba Watson.  The company says 5% of the proceeds will go to the “Bubba Long in Pink. Driven by PING” fundraising campaign.

Available on June 1st in the United States & Canada, there is no confirmation yet on whether the drivers will appear at Canadian retailers.  The slated MSRP in the U.S. will be $430. The driver will be sold in Canada for $450.  Orders only through authorized PING accounts; no retail inventory.

It’s a great fit for the campaign that has already saw PING make an initial $10,000 donation and provides $300 for every drive Watson hits on tour that is 300 yards or farther, up to 300 drives.  So far the inititiative has raised some $61,600.  The funds all go to charities in the Phoenix, Arizona area.  They have been chosen by PING with Bubba’s stamp of approval.  The project is a part of the “Bubba & Friends Drive to a Million” initiative launched by Watson in January to raise $1 million for charities this year.

“Bubba is already approaching the target of 300 drives of 300 yards or longer, and we wanted a way to provide ongoing support for his generous cause,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “Even prior to his win at The Masters, golfers were requesting pink G20s.Through word of mouth, social media, and phone calls, the interest was extremely high. We want to satisfy that demand while bringing even more visibility to Bubba’s goal of raising $1 million.

“Golfers who own a pink G20 will be excited to have this prized possession. They’ll not only enjoy the improved performance of the G20, they’ll be participating in a wonderful cause.”

The drivers will have a bright pink shaft and clubhead featuring the same technology that has earned the G20 high marks for its performance from golfers of all abilities. The pink G20s are offered in 9.5º, 10.5º, and 12º lofts for right-handed players; 10.5º for left-handed. There is also a version geared for women with 12º loft and a Ladies flex shaft. All come with a matching pink headcover and a power-promoting high-balance-point TFC 169D shaft labeled, “Bubba Long in Pink. Driven by PING. Limited Edition 2012.” It is available in R, S, and L flexes.

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