However what is really noticeable is the dispersion. The G drivers use a new 7075 aluminum hosel sleeve, which is compatible with G30 models. That being said, anyone who has one of the four older G model drivers in the bag, such as the G30's predecessor, the G25, might find the G driver as a significant upgrade in overall playability, gaining ball speed while maximizing spin and launch angle. Compared to the most recent offering - the G30 - the average player may not find a significant upgrade, however. Ping says the real-world benefits of all this will be between 0. Golf Digest may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers.
It's added a good 20+ yards on my drives. Just got the new G ping driver - seriously the best driver on the market. Should I change to a Ping G Driver from another Ping Driver?. Aesthetics The dragonfly wings on the back might not be particularly pleasing to every golfer, however the black matte finish and the traditional pear-shaped head create a distinct appearance for the Ping G driver. Right from the start of the G driver franchise in 2004, Ping has had a top selling product on its hands and with good reason.
The G drivers employ more traditional, pear-shaped club heads made possible by an eye-catching change to the geometry of their crowns. When you hit the ball, the sound is not nearly as harsh as the G30. I swung it 4 mph faster than Titleist, with less spin by 400 rpm's and 12 yards average more carry and total distance. This allowed Ping to reposition the center of gravity lower and further back in the driver which reduces spin and increases forgiveness. The previous perception is the minimum was 0. I tested M1, M2 and Cobra King F6 Plus.
The flight was medium-high and just the right level of penetration once you had been fitted for the right initial loft, which can then be adjusted up or down 0. I tried out the G driver with 65g x-flex shaft and could not believe the difference. For my tests I used the stock Tour 61g stiff shaft for both drivers along with ProV1x golf balls for each shot. This saves 8g of weight which is then moved to the sole to move the 1. After maximizing all the shaft head combo's the Ping G came away the clear winner.
Ping continues to push forward, searching for the ideal combination of materials and design shape to create the optimal driver for everyone. As I'm a stats 'nut' I have a really good idea of my yardages and compared to the 915 the Ping is easily 20 yds. The large front-to-back shape and thin crown work with a tungsten weight deep in the sole to make these Ping's most forgiving heads ever, even though all but the G400 Max are a tiny bit smaller than any G-series driver in history. This is a must buy - i promise you won't be disappointed! The sleek, inviting head gives golfers the confidence to swing away without worrying about hitting the shots slightly off-center. To help the club turnover more easily it is also a D1 swing weight, two points lighter than the standard version. The G Series driver is available in two factory loft settings — 9° and 10.
The back of the head features a new aerodynamic feature called the Vortec which acts like the spoiler on the back of an articulated lorry. High Golfer Mens Hand Availability Left, Right Left Handed Lofts 9°, 10. The Verdict: The company famous for forgiveness keeps pushing the limits of how to make our worst misses more playable. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Ping expanded the original turbulators and added a crown design inspired by the wings of a dragonfly. Visually the enhancements to the Ping driver are significant and the aerodynamic and design improvements create some measureable marginal gains, which when aggregated create a driver that is a decent step up from the G30 and a big leap forward if you have an older model.
If I 'turn' one over a bit or cut one a little distance lost but the ball by and large is in play. Still able to hit a draw with it, just doesn't turn into a 20 yard hook into the rough. But the Ping G driver is certainly in that conversation. It was certainly the longest driver I tested. With each iteration they have managed to move the design forward, thanks in part to having longer product life cycles between versions than most manufacturers.
Given that the launch monitor numbers are quite similar between the three different G driver models, the most important part of the buying decision for most golfers will likely be choosing the model that creates the best dispersion. I went there playing a 915 D2 Titleist with Rogue 110 x. Underneath this on the inside is another lattice you can't see that does the same job. Another interesting feature is the aerodynamic turbulators on the top of the club. I remember how much I loved those clubs. It combines all the features golfers have come to expect from the company and a driver players can feel good about. While that may irk tinkerers, the three different G drivers create three different trajectories, and one of them is likely to suit majority of golfers interested.
What is kept quiet is that the internal weighting places more weight forward and in the toe of the club and this creates an anti-left driver that saw most of my shots head towards the right side of the range. If you have an older Ping driver then you could notice a bigger jump as Ping say the aerodynamics of the G driver at 460cc are equivalent to G25 at 197cc. This smoothes the airflow as it leaves the head and reduces friction turbulence meaning that the designers can gain extra club head speed at 'no cost' to the weight or design of the club. At set up, the G Series driver has a unique look to it with the Turbulators and Dragonfly ridges. According to Ping, the combined aerodynamic changes reduce drag by 11 percent for the entire downswing, and creates 37 percent less drag at the moment of impact. It creates the draw effect without using offset or any other technique that is visible at address to you or anyone else.