Ping G30 Fairway Wood

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The Takeaway

Ping has always made excellent fairway metal that tend to be on the low profile side which lowers the CG and helps with elevating the ball easier than some of the deeper faced fairway metals out on the market. The G30 has a slightly taller face this year when compared to past offering, but still offers the low back CG. The Turbulators off the G30 driver are present to reduce drag on the crown of a simple flat black colorway. The head sat very square to my eye, but still look slightly low profiled. I really enjoyed the feel and sound of the G30 driver, but I did not get the same sound and feel with the 14.5 degree head that I tried.


Ping G30 Fairway Wood Sole
Ping G30 Fairway Wood Face
Ping G30 Fairway Wood Address
Ping G30 Fairway Wood Toe

Off The Deck

Ping fairway metals have always been easy for me to play off the deck and the G30 was no different, though I did see a slightly lower launch angle than in the past. For me, I saw a mid launch angle that penetrated thru the air.

Off The Tee

My launch angle increased some with a tee in the picture, but still not high enough for those long bombs that these modern day 3 woods can provide. Control was excellent as was the forgiveness.

Out Of The Rough

The G30 has one of the flattest soles that I tested, which can lead to wrapping up in the rough if too deep. I would suggest light rough or a super lie for these to excel when playing out of the rough. Of course, one can loft up to 18 or 21 degrees to help solve this problem.

Who’s It For?

Its always fun to find a club that will fit a wide spectrum of players and the G30 is right there. Better players will love the slightly lower penetration flight, while higher handicap players will love how easy the club plays in all the conditions that a fairway metal is called upon.

The Final Take

I thought very highly of the G30 Driver so I had high expectations for their fairway metals. I just did not get the same feelings as I did with the driver, though the club was solid, easy to hit and forgiving.

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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. Christiaan Fourie on

    Hi Bob

    Thanks for the great review!
    I’m a 15 handicapper, and having baged and loved the previous Ping G25 Woods, I couldn’t but resist the temptation of experiencing the New G30 range!
    So I went and purchased the G30 3 Fairway Wood for starters….. loved it so much, I found it amazingly forgiving and thus, very easy to control my shots with very little ‘force’ on my shots. Needless to say, I’ve ordered the G30 5 Wood which is in the post as I type!:)
    So in not to many fancy words…. I’ve found the ping G30 Range of woods to be GREAT clubs!! Easy to hit and very forgiving!!
    Now, I just can’t wait to get my hands on the G30 Driver!!!…… Christmas please come….!!!
    Thx!

  2. Bob Gomavitz on

    Christiaan,

    Great choice….the G30 makes it so easy to just get the whole package. (Driver, Fairway, and Hybrid)

    Enjoy!

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