If you are looking for a versatile driver alternative or hotter-faced 3-wood check out PING's new 13 degree Rapture 3-wood - available now for pre-ordering from PING authorised golf shops.

PING has launched a new hot-faced, multi-metal Rapture 3-wood as a driver alternative.

The multi-material, adjustable design combines a Ti 8-1-1 titanium body, high-strength beta-titanium face and dense tungsten sole plate for increased ball speed and lowered spin, leading to more distance and accuracy.

A tall, extreme-variable-thickness face made of high-strength beta titanium (30% stronger than standard titanium) enlarges the hitting surface for increased forgiveness while accelerating ball speed to generate distance.

Almost 25% of head mass is isolated in the tungsten sole plate, which positions the CG much lower in the Ti 8-1-1 head, further improving energy transfer for higher ball speed and less spin. The matte-black 219cc head has a deep profile for inspiring confidence.

The standard 13 degrees of loft can easily be adjusted plus or minus ½ degree using PING’s Trajectory Tuning technology. The lightweight adjustable hosel has the same outer diameter and mass of PING’s traditional fixed hosels and provides the benefits of adjustability without sacrificing the performance that’s often lost in clubs with larger hosel designs.

PING’s proprietary TFC 949 graphite shaft promotes an increase in momentum and inertia for improved energy transfer, resulting in faster ball speeds and greater distance.

Technical specifications:

- Cast Ti 8-1-1, 13º head
- High-strength, extreme variable-thickness SSAT2041 beta titanium face
- Metal injection-molded tungsten sole plate
- Lightweight Trajectory Tuning Technology hosel (loft adjustable plus/minus ½º)
- Matte-black crown finish eliminates glare to improve focus
- Standard length: 43½ inches
- Stock graphite shaft: TFC 949 (R, S, X flexes) with chrome PVD finish

RRP: £395
For more information please visit www.ping.com