NCG 2014 Driver Test – PING i25/G25March, 2014
As part of the National Club Golfer 2014 driver test video series, we look at how the Ping G25 and i25 drivers performed.
Ping G25 – GOLD AWARD WINNER
“Proven reliability for all abilities”
SRP: £299 Loft: 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 & 12
Stock shaft: Ping TFC 189
JW – It has to be up there with the very best. It’s a safe bet. It’s a driver that excels in the hands of 28-handicappers and scratch players alike in my experience.
DM – I like the look of this driver a lot and it is clearly very playable. For me personally, the i25 works better on my good shots when this one can get spinny and I also prefer the acoustics. But the G25 is very kind when you miss the middle.
PC – Good, long and impressive even on my poorer shots – it’s so forgiving. Up there with the best.
Hot: Arguably the most forgiving driver you’ll see this year. A confidence builder.
Not: Some additional stock shaft options would be nice.
PING i25 DRIVER
“Low spin with high forgiveness”
SRP: £345 Loft: 8.5, 9.5 & 10.5
Stock shaft: Ping PWR 55, 65 & 75
DM – I love the looks and it feels more lively and forgiving than its predecessor, the i20. It certainly spins less than Ping’s G25 for me.
JW – The G works better for me but I like this head more.
Hot: Ping have nailed this – it’s a driver that will appeal to the better player without being hard to use
Not: Some may think it looks a little low key
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