FIRST HIT: Ping G25 driver
We visited Gainsborough to be custom fitted for the new driver
Ping G25 driver
to the G20, it must be said that this is a better-looking driver. For
me, the grey finish was not inspiring and, perhaps largely because of
the colour scheme, the view at address is much more appealing now.
matt-black finish might seem dull to some when compared to all the
coloured heads we are seeing from other manufacturers but to me this
is a sign that Ping remain, first and foremost, an engineering
company focussed on performance.
can optimise launch by adjusting the loft plus or minus half a
degree. Again, compared to some, this is unremarkable. Ping argue
that it means you can choose any loft between 8 and 12.5˚ in
half-degree increments. They also believe that there are implications
that compromise performance when you adjust loft by more than this,
not least in terms of the club's centre of gravity moving.
when you change the loft down the face opens, and when you increase
it, the face closes. If only as a placebo affect, this can be
effective in promoting a preferred shape.
"Ping remain, first and foremost, an engineering company focussed on performance."
have certainly done a great job with the sound and feel – the G25
feels fast off the face, lively and powerful. You can expect a
slightly higher launch than with many drivers, but not with the extra
spin that often goes with it.
G25 is powered by the innovative TFC 189D. Ping say this lightweight,
high-balance-point shaft developed specifically for the driver to
create increased clubhead momentum at impact, which leads to greater
ball velocity and forgiveness.
8.5, 9.5, 10.5 & 12°
Ping TFC 189D (Soft R, R, S, Tour Stiff, and Tour X-Stiff)
read more about the G25 irons, click here
read more about the G25 fairways, click here
read more about the G25 hybrids, click here