PING G30 Fairway Wood
The Best. Made even Better.
Right on the edge of their several year release schedule, PING is building upon their exceptional G25 Fairway with their new, sheer performance powerhouse G30 Fairway Wood that further showcases PING’s commitment to quality and optimal design. Since the G25’s release in late 2012, PING engineers have been coordinating with developers, compiling substantial data from PING consumer input and testing, testing, testing via PING Man, PING Golf’s mechanical swing robot first developed in 1976 and adeptly perfect at emulating normal human swing conditions along with crazy 150+ mph swing swing speeds --- to arrive at the next generation G-series 30.
With the huge success of the the G25 Fairway, the new G30 makes “great” even better with a larger, taller face and flattened crown that yields a more forgiving face along with a flatter visual appearance that instills confidence at address. The G30 Fairway Wood also features a uniform and thinner Carpenter 475 steel face that increases ball speed and maximizes face deflection. Progressive CG positioning, more forward in higher lofts and farther back in lower lofts, optimizes trajectories across all the G30 Fairway Woods and the ability to add/reduce up to 1° of loft gives you even more control to fine-tune trajectories.
Standardly equipped with PING’s TFC 419F shaft that features a high balance point allowing for the G30’s heavier head, the shaft increases MOI for more distance and will have you swinging stronger and straighter than ever. Other Tour shaft options offer lower trajectory with added control.
Based on the best of the best PING has to offer. Built on the best of the best PING has developed through the years. And engineered with every aspect of aerodynamics, center of gravity, inertia, and weight positioning optimally designed to improve your game --- the new PING G30 Fairway Wood is yet another magnificent milestone in Mr. Solheim and company’s precise and exacting manufacturing history of making the best equipment that can be made for people to play, the very best they can, the hardest game in the world.
- Available: 3W (14.5°), 5W (18°), and 7W (21°)
- Head Size: 3 (167cc), 5 (151cc) and 7 (145cc)
- Materials: 17-4 stainless steel body, Carpenter 475 steel face
- Loft Adjustability: +/- 1°
- Standard Shaft: TFC 419F
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Ping G30 Fairway Wood Expert Review
Written By: Bob Gomavitz
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.
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.
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.
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?
It's 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.
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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