Picking with precision: Ping introduces first agnostic golf ball selection tool
Finding a ball that perfectly matches your game (and clubs) can take a standard fitting to new heights. While some equipment manufacturers have created their own ball-fitting platforms over the years, Ping is rolling out its own online virtual tool called Ballnamic (ballfitting.com).
Ping partnered with engineers and data scientists to create proprietary ball-specific flight modeling and algorithms. These tools power the software, which is able to suggest the five best-matched balls for your game from more than 40 unique models, including direct-to-consumer offerings.
Performance characteristics on each ball in the system are derived from testing conducted at the Ping Proving Grounds. Using the Ping Man swing robot, Doppler radar and “carefully monitored weather conditions,” Ping researchers can measure ball performance in both wet and dry conditions for every club in the bag.
The cost is $39 for 24-hour access to Ballnamic, where you’ll create a profile and answer questions about your ballflight and club performance to gain an accurate snapshot of your game. The end result is an algorithm that approximates how a ball performs across a range of speeds and lofts. Your perfect ball is a click away.
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