According to Brad Schweigert, director of engineering for Ping, fairway metals and hybrids also are important parts of the equipment maker’s new G25 line. With the fairways, the company utilizes an extreme variable thickness face that is designed to produce a more efficient energy transfer, and thus faster ball speeds. At the same time, Ping technicians have moved mass low in the 17-4 stainless club head to encourage higher ball launch. They assert that the combination of those factors leads to greater distance. In addition, Schweigert says that the G25 club head is also made to increase forgiveness, especially on shots hit low on the face. Which happens to be where most golfers miss. The G25 fairways come with a traditional head shape and boast a charcoal, non-glare finish. They are available in four lofts: 3 (15 degrees), 4 (16.5 degrees), 5 (18 degrees) and 7 (21 degrees). The 4-wood is as long as the 3-wood, and Schweigert describes it as a higher lofted 3-wood that will help slower club head speed players launch the ball better.