Ping G Series Expert Review

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The Ping G Series is a follow-up to the very popular Ping G30 version. Inspired by dragonfly wings and 18 wheelers, the new Ping G series is advancing speed, distance and forgiveness to unprecedented levels, all without sacrificing other performance attributes.

Ping G Series Driver


Ping G Series Driver
Ping G Series Driver Address
Ping G Series Driver Toe
Ping G Series Driver Face

Club Tested: G Series Driver Shaft: Alta 55; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 9°

The Takeaway

Inspired by an approach called Biomimicry, Ping engineers studied the dragonfly’s complex wing patterns. From that they were able to design ultra-thin crown sections for extreme CG and maximized MOI resulting in their longest most forgiving driver ever. The lowest, deepest CG of any Ping driver, it generates greater distance by increasing dynamic loft on both axes for maximizing forgiveness. Vortech technology on the back of the Ti 8-1-1 head minimizes turbulent wake during the downswing for faster speed with stability and forgiveness. Paired with Crown Turbolators they claim to reduce drag 37% through the impact zone.

Who’s It For?

The G Series Driver will cover a large majority of the golfers and will be the most popular of the 3 different versions of the G Series.

Final Take

The G Series Driver is a follow-up of my favorite driver from 2015, the G30. Like the G30, I found the G Series Driver to be just as easy to hit with excellent ball flight, great feel and feedback. However, the G Series Driver with a slightly different sound to it. With the Dragonfly technology the crown is a bit more busy, but nothing that hindered my concentration. The Flat black, blue trimmed head is quite larger looking due to the larger footprint of the 460cc head. The 9° that I tested sat very square to my eye and the large head size instilled confidence. This head is considered the neutral head of the G Series drivers.

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Ping G LS Tec Driver


Ping G LS Tec Driver
Ping G Series Driver Address
Ping G Series Driver Toe
Ping G Series Driver Face

Club Tested: G LS Tec Driver Shaft: Ping Tour; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 9°

The Takeaway

The LS Tec (Low Spin Technology) version of the G Series Driver features a CG that is extremely low (slightly forward compared to the standard G Series Driver) that produces low, stable spin with forgiveness.

Who’s It For?

Custom engineered for the high spin player who desires lower spin rates with forgiveness when compared to the neutral G Series Driver.

Final Take

The G LS Tec address looks pretty much like the neutral G Series Driver, but when flipped over the back weight is positioned slightly different than the G Series, creating a lower spin rate. I had my best results with this head with the Tour Shaft, which created an excellent medium-high ball flight that seemed to carry for a long time. A definite keeper.

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Ping G SF Tec Driver


Ping G SF Tec Driver
Ping G Series Driver Address
Ping G Series Driver Toe
Ping G Series Driver Face

Club Tested: G SF Tec Driver Shaft: Alta 55; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 10°

The Takeaway

This is the third in a series of G Series Drivers. The G SF Tec (Straight Flight Technology) positions the weight closer to the heel to help produce a right-to-left shot shape and steer the ball back into the fairway. It also incorporates all the brand new technology found on the neutral G Series Driver.

Who’s It For?

The G SF Tec is designed for those players that have a tendency to have an uncontrolled fade shot shape. A slightly closed face angle, paired with the addition of slightly higher loft choices will help straighten the ball out more so than the other two G Series Drivers.

Final Take

As expected, the G SF Tec produced a definite draw from my natural draw swing. With the additional half a degree of loft it produced a higher more swinging shot shape. Definitely not a driver for my type of golf swing. This is more suited for those that have fade to minor slice tendencies and need a slight more elevation to their tee shots.

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Ping G Series Fairway Wood


Ping G Series Fairway Wood
Ping G Series Fairway Wood Address
Ping G Series Fairway Wood Toe
Ping G Series Fairway Wood Face

Club Tested: G Series Shaft: Alta 65; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 14.5°

The Takeaway

The new Ping G Series Fairway Woods incorporate Thin Crown Technology which saves weight and lowers the CG, MOI and makes it easy to get the ball airborne even when struck low on the face. A lower leading edge slides the face under the ball so impact occurs higher on the face. The Carpenter 445 steel face is more than twice as strong as cast 17–4 stainless which allows a thinner, variable-thickness, precision-machine face that increases flexing for faster ball speeds, higher launch in greater distance. A unique process adds roughness to the face to reduce spin.

Who’s It For?

The Ping G Series will fit the masses they’re looking for an easy to elevate, simple, clean but effective fairway to play off the turf or the tee.

Final Take

Like past Ping fairway versions, the G Series is a very clean, lower profile head that is very easy to play off the tee or deck. Elevating his head was very easy to do and produce a very nice Mid Height to your trajectory. Great feedback, simple looks and solid distance make for a great club.

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Ping G SF Tec Fairway Wood


Ping G SF Tec Fairway Wood
Ping G Series Fairway Wood Address
Ping G Series Fairway Wood Toe
Ping G Series Fairway Wood Face

Club Tested: G SF Tec Shaft: Alta 65; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 16°

The Takeaway

The SF Tec Fairway Wood, like the driver features the weight closer to the heel, a lighter swing weight and higher lofts for the player whose typical miss is to the right. This could also replace all the great features from the neutral G Series, but will help produce a more right-to-left shot bend.

Who’s It For?

The lighter weight, slightly larger head size, additional loft with a slightly closed face should help mid-high, very high handicappers and beginners who suffer from too much of a fade to a minor slice. Those that hook the ball need to look at the neutral G Series head.

Final Take

Like the SF Tec Driver, the fairway wood produced higher hard drawing shot for my golf swing. The lighter weight, slightly closed head should will help those that suffer from a fade or minor slice shot shape.

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Ping G Series Hybrid


Ping G Series Hybrid
Ping G Series Hybrid Address
Ping G Series Hybrid Toe
Ping G Series Hybrid Face

Club Tested: G Series Hybrid Shaft: Alta 70; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 19°

The Takeaway

The 2016 Ping G Series Hybrid now includes Turbulator Technology like the drivers and fairway woods do. The crown Turbulators and contrast grooves on the face helps provide a captured look and assist in aim alignment, creating a constantly centered impact position. The Carpenter 455 steel face is twice as strong as cast 17-4 stainless. The high-strength steel is precision machined to variable thicknesses which saves weight and maximizes flexing to generate faster speeds across the face for consistently longer results. The Tiered Internal Sole innovative structure is engineered to activate flexing so the ball deflects faster off the face for added distance.

Who’s It For?

With a wide range of different lofts, (17-30 degrees) the G Series Hybrid can be used by players with any type of ability.

Final Take

The G Series Hybrid like the rest of the G Series line up is simple, clean and very functional. The lack of adjustability was about the only thing missing from this hybrid. Because of this, I felt the head sat up just a touch on the closed side. My results were a consistent, high launching shot with a slight draw that very easy to swing. Sound and feel were crisp and solid. I did find the contour of the sole to be interesting. I’ll say that it had quite a bit of a “hockey stick” look to it, meaning the sole was quite flat and a sharp edge at the heel leading back up the shaft (almost a heel shafted putter look). I am not sure about this design on side hill lies but they did this for a reason.

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Ping G Series Crossovers


Ping Crossovers
Ping Crossovers Address
Ping Crossovers Toe
Ping Crossovers Face

Club Tested: G Series Crossovers Shaft: Alta 70; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 18°

The Takeaway

The Ping G Series Crossover is a new category. It combines the precision, workability and control of an iron with the speed and forgiveness of a hybrid. It’s not a driving iron; the crossover is far more forgiving, higher launching and more versatile. An innovative cascading internal sole engages the entire face, sole and top rail in flexing. This innovative structure distributes stress evenly to maximize ball speed and distance. Extreme heel-toe weighting ensures low mass hybrid like forgiveness for distance and accuracy by positioning the CG low-back and expanding the perimeter weighting to achieve a high MOI. Like the Fairway Woods and Hybrid, the Crossover uses an Iron-Style Carpenter 455 steel face. The flat face, narrow top rail and appropriate offset deliver iron like confidence in accuracy workability and distance control. Loft and lie angles are adjustable for added versatility.

Who’s It For?

The new category by Ping is really something that players of all ability should try and see for themselves if this is a good club from them. I would be leaning toward the players that hit their irons well and are not fond of the Hybrid look would be the ones that will like this product more.

Final Take

I found this new club to play sort of between an iron and a hybrid. My shots were more of a bullet style shot found with a low lofted driving iron, but really easy to find the sweet spot like a hybrid. Most of my shots were solid feeling, crisp with great feedback. I felt that the club would produce a fair amount of rollout and I also sensed a small fade bias to the lower lofted 18 degree version.

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Ping G Series Irons


Ping G Series Irons
Ping G Series Irons Address
Ping G Series Irons Toe
Ping G Series Irons Face

Club Tested: G Series 7 Iron Shaft: Nippon Modus 105; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 30.5°

The Takeaway

The brand new Ping G Series Irons have Cor-Eye Technology. This unique structure involves the entire face in flexing for consistently faster speeds across the hotter face. The increase in speed and shot height generates greater distance and a steeper landing angle for shots at the green. A large multi-material damping badge joined to the cavity works with Cor-Eye technology to prove exceptional sound and feel. Weight saved from the face is allocated to the low toe and perimeter areas creating a high MOI for extreme forgiveness. Connecting the CTP (custom tuning port) to the sole creates a deeper CG that helps elevate the launch angle while increasing MOI for greater forgiveness.

Ping’s proprietary Ascending Weight Technology should improve performance throughout an optimal combination of physics and feel. They get heavier as it progressed from a longer arms to shorter arms and wedge. Lighter longer iron shafts help square the clubface increased speed and optimize flight for distance and accuracy. Heavier short iron/wedge shafts improve trajectory control and feel.

Who’s It For?

Typically, the G Series of irons have been geared more for the higher handicap players. However, with the new G series irons, I feel that any type of player can use these and compete at any level of golf.

Final Take

When I first researched the new G Series irons I found everything to be very spot on during my testing. Increased ball speeds, higher launch, steep landing angles, and a very hot feel. Looking down at this head, it’s really not as much of a Game Improvement look as it used to be. The wide sole cannot be detected at address, the top line looks thinner than ever, the head is not overwhelming and it looks ready to hit. Though I did not test the head with the AWT 2.0 shaft, I have used these shafts in the past with great success. I chose the Nippon shaft for testing because I like how tight they played in the I Series, and again this was true with the G head attached to them. These are one of the easiest irons that I have ever hit. Effortless towering straight shots that were repeatable. If you’re looking for a great iron, check these out!

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Bob Gomavitz

Bob Gomavitz Age: 59 Handicap: 4.6 Introduced to Golf: Age 10 Years Playing: 47 Hole In Ones: 2 Double Eagles: 1 Years in the Golf Industry: 14 Rounds Per Year: Over 100 Favorite PGA Tour Course Played: TPC Sawgrass Favorite Local Course Played: Royal Colwood Victoria, B.C. Most Famous Golfer that I played with: Fred Couples Most Famous Person that I played with: Kenny G (High School Teammate) Current WITB Driver: Taylormade 2016 M2 9.5 45" D-3 Graphite Design Tour Ad 60 Stiff 3 Wood: Taylormade RBZ 13 Degree TS Oban Revenge 7 Stiff 43.25” D-3 Hybrid: Taylormade R1118 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Hybrid: Taylormade R11 Rescue 21 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff Std Lie, Lofts and Lengths Wedges: Taylormade Rac Black 54 Degree TT DG Wedge Flex Wedges: Callaway X Tour 58 Degree MD TT DG Wedge Flex Putter: Odyssey Versa 90 degree #7 Super Stroke 3.0 34” Ball: Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z Star XV Yellow Trackman Driver Swing Info Club Head Speed: 98-101 Ball Speed: 148-151 Angle of Attack: +1.7 to +2.6 Launch Angle: 12.7 to 14.1 Spin: 2400-2750 Angle of Descent: 39.8 to 37.3 Carry: 234-242 yards Distance: 258-272 yards Path: 0.7 to 2.4

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  1. Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular article! It’s the little changes which will make the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!

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