Wednesday, February 08, 2017

CATEGORY: Game Improvement Drivers

PRICE: $400

WE TESTED: 9° (adjusts 8° to 10°), 10.5° (9.5° to 11.5°) with Ping Alta 55 graphite shaft.

KEY TECHNOLOGY: The crown has aerodynamic turbulators, plus ridges on the rear (modeled after a dragonfly's wing!) to save mass and increase MOI.

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Distance

Crazy consistent, effortless power, and if you feel like taking a big cut the G can keep up; few models can match its averages; it wakes up with a little extra loft, grabbing some extra yards.

 

"'G' is for 'Gee, this belongs in my bag!' It's the standard in driver performance."

Playability

A surprising star — more maneuverable than a club this forgiving has any right to be; high, driving trajectory is there whenever you want it; adjustable loft works as advertised, letting you tweak trajectory as you see fit.

 

 

Cons

By today's standards, there's minimal adjustability; long shaft (45.75") gives a few testers problems; the G is big, brash and a little bit noisy, so traditionalists may balk.

Ping G driver Hot Stix graph

Ping G driver performance stats.

 

Bottom Line

This holdover from last year still has a big edge on much of the field. The benchmark for dependability — if you haven't hit one, believe the hype: Ping got it right with the G. One of the top clubs in our test.

 

 

 

 

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