The Ping K15 driver features patent pending Straigt Flight Technology that uses an extreme external weight pad to move 10% of the clubhead mass towards the heel. By repositioning the centre of gravity this provides a natural rotation through impact. The design of the K15 driver means that the external sole weight pad is largely concealed.
The K15 has a larger 460cc head design that moves weight away from the clubface to push the centre of gravity backwards and provide a higher trajectory. By increasing the length from heel to toe Ping have also been able to create a larger surface to provide high levels of forgiveness and higher ball velocity.
Ping's own Ultra Thin Crown Technology has been utilised to redistribute 8 grams to the external weight pad and further enhance the position of the centre of gravity and moment of inertia. The Ping K15 driver features the TFC 149D graphite shaft that uses high balance point technology that allows the head mass to increase without affecting swing weight or the overall club weight to allow clubhead speed to remain consistent. This allows the K15 driver to generate higher ball speeds for longer and straighter drives.
I purchased this driver from a Drummond Store after consistantly slicing off the tee. I found that I was launching the ball a bit higher but had extra distance. Probably one of the best drivers I have hit with, as I don't leave much behind off the tee. I have corrected my slicing problem and so have gone back to my old neutral head driver. If you slice then this club would appear to be for you.
This is one of the easiest drivers to hit high and straight. It is well made and ideal for guys starting out. It is designed to help moderate a fade and encourage the longer draw shape. It runs into criticism when people expect it to cure a savage slice or deliver at higher swing speeds. At higher swing speeds the draw bias weighting really doesn't have time to come into effect and the only thing that will cure a heavy slice is lessons. Worst are guys with a natural draw who complain this driver makes them hook (sheesh, it is draw biased you dills!). As I said this is a driver for guys starting out that are seriously working on grounding their swings and are not trying to belt the cover off the titleist. A smoother tempo is what enables this driver to absolutely shine and coupled with a moderate swing speed will regularly tag 220 to 240 metres with the standard regular shaft. If you want more than that then what are you doing considering a driver that Ping themselves describe as their super game improvement model. Ambition exceeding ability is a sure fire way to play your second shots from the scrub.
I've had this driver for approx 15 months after being fit for it at my local club by a Ping rep. I put a lot of spin on the ball and also hit it quite high. When testing this i was assured that it would reduce my sidespin dramatically. The reality is it hasn't worked for me. The rest of my game has improved out of sight but driving is still my biggest issue. For me this club is wildly inconsistent - i'm a leftie and some go left, some right and some find the fairway (with an XS shaft). The problem is knowing what your going to get. I have a high swing speed >110mph and suggest that this driver is probably best suited to those with lower swing speeds who don't impart so much spin on the ball.