Ping G25 Driver
From Golf Magazine ClubTest 2013 (March 2013)
Ping G25 Driver
Category: Game-Improvement Drivers
WE TESTED: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12° with Ping TFC 189D graphite shaft
DISTANCE: Outstanding combination of carry and roll; many testers consider it to be a straight up rocket launcher.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Very consistent with the good part of the face; very little distance loss on mis-hits; it’s very straight.
FEEL: Solid shots feel like an explosion at impact; stable sensation on every swing.
PLAYABILITY: One of the top-rated for this category; repeatable, boring trajectory goes through all types of wind; easy to curve shots when desired.
LOOK: Pear-shaped clubhead and subtle graphics; the matte black finish provides a stealth appearance that’s a nice change of pace.
Some testers say the clubhead appears a little larger than they’d prefer; to a few guys, impact feel isn’t as “sweet” as some others.
BOTTOM LINE: One of the highest-rated models in its category. It provides top-notch distance and playability.
HOT STIX'S TAKE
Launch: Mid to high
Launches higher than others in category with lower spin. Easy adjustments for proper fit.
From Golf Magazine (February 2013)
Price: $349, graphite
Ping’s new G25, like its G20 predecessor, has a body that’s cast from a strong, light titanium alloy (Ti 8-1-1) and a clubface with variable geometry that’s machined from Ti 6-4. The G25 has a larger face than the G20, a lower, deeper center of gravity, and is more elongated from face to rear. These design features contribute to higher-launching shots that spin less, a higher MOI and more forgiveness. In addition, the G25 offers the same loft adjustments (+/- 0.5°) as Ping’s Anser driver. Compared with the Anser, the G25 is a higher-launching, higher-spinning driver with greater forgiveness. Comes in 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° and 12° lofts with the high-balance point Ping TFC 189D shaft at 45.5”