Reliability of adhesives makes PING part of a winning team
A professional golfer’s swing can reach speeds of over 190 kmh. That puts tremendous pressure on the club face, the club head and the bond between the club head and shaft. Now imagine what would happen if that bond failed during a shot – the golf ball would be flying in one direction, the club head in another, both at high speed.
That is why PING, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of golf equipment, relies on LOCTITE adhesives. For over 30 years, the company has been using LOCTITE products to make sure PING clubs do not fail on the course. The company deploys a two-component LOCTITE epoxy adhesive that is easily stored, cures at room temperature and can withstand severe environments.
Ask any average golfer about some of his or her most challenging shots and they will tell stories of great recoveries from long grass, weeds, thickets, woodland and other difficult golf course surfaces. With this in mind, golf clubs must be durable and robust.
“The amount of force that is created on the face of golf clubs is exponentially large, so durability is a very key attribute of our products,” says John Solheim, PING’s executive vice president “For this reason, adhesives are extremely important in our production process.”
Should a golfer want to replace a shaft but maintain the components, there is the flexibility to do this using LOCTITE adhesives. Clearly, PING values the combination of strength and flexibility that LOCTITE adhesives provide.
“LOCTITE allows us to deliver a quality product to our consumers that’s not going to fail in the field…and gives them flexibility to make changes in the future,” concludes Solheim.
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