Equipment: Ping G driver review

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New line includes three drivers, three fairway woods and a hybrid

Equipment giants Ping have revealed the successors to their best-selling G30 woods ” introducing the G drivers, fairways and hybrids.

The new driver, which is available in three head options, is packed with exciting and meaningful engineering-based innovations:

  • A refined version of the turbulator technology from the G30 range improves the aerodynamics
  • The crown has a Dragonfly structure to make it stronger so that less titanium is needed for an overall weight saving
  • Vortec technology makes the crown more dome-shaped and minimises wake turbulence
  • Ping’s Alta shaft has a high balance point so its CG is nearer to the grip, effectively making the head heavier and increasing momentum in the head

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The driver is also available in LS Tec (Low Spin) and SF Tec (Straight Flight) versions to aid those who tend to create too much spin and and lose drives to the right respectively.

“The shape is more appealing, more of a pear, and is easier on the eye,” said Marty Jertson, Ping’s director of product development.

“There’s more visual technology and it looks very real. I think players will notice it and be able to measure it.”

Dragonfly technology makes the crown stronger ” therefore allowing for less titanium to be needed, and therefore an overall weight saving in the crown.

To get an idea of how advanced the engineering process has become, thanks to this design, the thickness of the titanium is now down to 0.43mm ” that’s the equivalent of three £5 notes.

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The G fairway features a new leading edge design that results in a 12 per cent higher face impact. It results in the leading edge sitting closer to the ground and it effectively has less bounce than the G30.

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It gets the same ball speed as G30 but goes higher.

As well as an SF Tec version, there is also a Stretch 3, which has a slightly larger head (184cc compared to 167cc in the regular 3 wood). As you would expect, it is hot off the tee but more versatile than a driving-only 3 wood design.

Finally, the G hybrid has Ping’s thinnest crown yet. It launches slightly higher than itsÂ
predecessor but with less spin.

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“It comes off the face hot,” said Jertson.

All of these new woods are available at a pro shop near you from February 11.

Details

Ping G driver
Lofts: 9 & 10.5Ëš
Adjustability: +/- 1ËšÂ
Stock shaft: Alta 55 High Balance Point/Ping Tour 65 & 80
SRP: £349

Ping G LS Tec driver
Lofts: 9 & 10.5Ëš
Stock shaft: Alta 55 High Balance Point/Ping Tour 65 & 80
SRP: £349

Ping G SF Tec driver
Lofts: 10 & 12Ëš
Stock shaft: Alta 55 High Balance Point/Ping Tour 65 & 80
SRP: £349

Ping G fairway
Models: 3 (14.5Ëš), 5 (17.5Ëš) & 7 (20.5Ëš)
Stock shaft: Alta 65 High Balance Point/Ping Tour 65 & 80
SRP: £220

Ping G Stretch fairway
Model: 3 (13Ëš)
Stock shaft: Alta 55 High Balance Point/Ping Tour 65 & 80
SRP: £220

Ping G SF Tec fairway
Models: 3 (16Ëš) &5 (19Ëš)
Stock shaft: Alta 55 High Balance Point/Ping Tour 65 & 80
SRP: £220


Ping G hybrid
Models: 2H (17Ëš), 3H (19Ëš), 4H (22Ëš), 5H (26Ëš) & 6H (30Ëš)
Stock shaft: Alta 70 High Balance Point/Ping Tour 90
SRP: £180

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