Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - GOLFING | GEARGUIDE -

Lofts: 9°, 10.5°

Stock shaft: Alta 55, Tour 65, Tour 80

Ad­justable hosel: Yes

How much loft change: +/-1°

TECH: A “drag­on­fly” crown de­sign re­moves in­ef­fi­cient weight from high in the head and re­po­si­tions it to lower and deepen the CG. Tur­bu­la­tors, a Vortec Shred­der and an aerodynamic head shape im­prove aero­dy­nam­ics.

WE SAY: Other brands launch driv­ers aimed at dif­fer­ent golfers, which of­ten ends up con­fus­ing con­sumers over which is aimed at them. Ping go at it dif­fer­ently, mak­ing one model that can be played by any­one. As far as per­for­mance goes the G was top-draw last year and re­mains so. This was the Ping best fit­ted to our pro, who racked up some re­ally good num­bers. Ping shouts about the G aero­dy­nam­ics, and it de­liv­ered the high­est av­er­age club speed for two of three testers. A tiny 0.8mph drop-off in ball speed be­tween cen­tre and of­f­cen­tre hits shows how for­giv­ing the G is – even hit 1.5cm out of the toe!

VER­DICT: Proper fit­ting for any G driver is vi­tal, as demon­strated by our test pro best fit­ting the G rather than the LS Tec head. A huge benefit for us is the im­proved sound.

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