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Going into raptures

If you’re in the market for an alternative to a misbehaving driver, then you should check out Ping’s new Rapture 3-wood

Available with 13 degrees of loft – which can be adjusted half-a-degree up or down – this versatile club combines a titanium body with a beta-titanium face and a tungsten sole plate to offer increased ball speed and lower spin, leading to more distance and accuracy off the tee – the ideal antidote for those who spend more time in the woods than on the short stuff.

With a taller face and deeper profile than a traditional 3-wood, the head measures 219cc, which is still less than half the volume of a driver. It comes with a 43.5-inch TFC 949 graphite shaft, which has a high balance point to deliver more power with less effort. Job done.

£395, ping.com; words by Nick Bayly

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