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Ping, an American brand of high-quality golf equipment, is taking advantage of the publicity Bubba Watson received by winning the Masters while using a pink driver by producing them for the public. Ping announced it will sell 5,000 limited-edition, all pink G-20 drivers. The drive will be available at pro shops starting June 1 and cost $430 usd. Ping, which sponsors the Masters champ, said it would donate 5 percent of sales of its pink driver to the “Bubba Long in Pink. Driven by Ping” campaign.
The left-hander starting using the pink drivers to create exposure for himself and cancer research and prevention. Ping donated $10,000 to help start the “Bubba & Friends Drive to a Million” initiative and has given the charity $300 every time Watson hits a drive more than 300 yards with his pink driver. He averages 313.1 yards per drive, tops on the Tour.
Written in cursive on the crown of his G20 driver are the words, “Made Exclusively for Bubba.” The loft is 8.5 degrees, the 44.50-inch shaft is a pink True Temper Grafalloy Bi-Matrix. Grips are PING 703 Gold. He takes 10 wraps of tape under his right hand, 12 wraps under his left. [ ping ]