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Ping G Driver Review 

In our Ping G Driver Review we’re confident to say that this driver is the meanest looking club available on the market right now.

Inspired by the prehistoric insect, the dragonfly. The design has been crafted to minimize drag on the downswing, thus creating more club-head speed and stability.

The result: Crazy long distance!!!

We reviewed the Ping G Driver as part of our Best Drivers Review.

If you already own the Ping G please leave your review in the customer review box at the end of this article.

Most recent Ping driver reviews: G400.

Ping G Driver

Our Assessment 

The Dragonfly technology (although possibly a bit gimmicky and not massively effective) has still resulted in slightly minimized drag with increased stability. Particularly on the downswing.

This has a knock-on effect of exceptional distance! Forgiveness is also a huge plus due to the increased Moment of Inertia.

 Slightly pricey, but man oh man if you can afford this then you will not be sorry... fantastic offering from Ping and sexy at that too!

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Pros

  • Exceptionally long, stable and forgiving on off-center strikes
  • Unique eye-catching design with the dragonfly Vortec technology on the crown
  • Powerful launch angle, really makes you feel like a touring professional when connecting and timing it well

Cons

  • It is expensive and you’re going to feel it a touch, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth the ammo!

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Key Facts

Features

Details

Launch RRP

$449.00

Gender

Mens

Handicap Range

Low to High

Hand Availability

Right & Left Hand

Lie

58°

Right Handed Lofts

9°, 10.5°

Left Handed Lofts

9°, 10.5°

Swing Weight

D3

Length

45.75″

Shaft Type and Name

Alta 55

Grip

Ping 5L Round Grip

Manufacturer's Website

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Ping G Driver Detailed Review

Design & Appearance

One of the fiercest strongest looking drivers out on the market. When addressing the ball one just immediately get’s that mental image of ‘power’!

The Ping G has a beautiful pear shape to the head with the ‘dragon fly’ aerodynamics having a very catchy look about them to the naked eye.

For some this might be slightly distracting, but nevertheless a good looking club. Nowhere near as distracting as the Nike Vapor Fly Driver though.

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Image Credit: Official Ping Image

Build Quality

The Vortec technology used in the G driver certainly has a an effect on performance by minimizing drag created on the downswing. This subsequently creates more club-head speed and also provides more stability through impact.

With this Vortex design it has allowed engineers to move weight lower more to the rear of the club which greatly improves launch conditions.

The Moment of Inertia rating has also improved by up to 6% on a vertical scale and this in layman’s terms is basically ‘increasing forgiveness’.

Control / Feel

The Ping G sounds fantastic.

A rich solid sound at impact where one feels as if the whole club-head is literally aiding the strike at impact. Some drivers tend to feel empty and only the club-face provides feedback rather than the whole head. A definite leader in workability despite the modern large club-head, in our testing we were able to turn it over at the drop of a hat as well as hit a light cut shape.

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Image Credit: Official Ping Image

Performance

LONG in capital letters! The aerodynamic design has proven to not just be an aesthetic change, but an actual performance enhancer… high ball speed at impact, ideal launch angle as well as the feel of the ball just hanging in the air for that second or two longer than usual.

 The G driver had one of the longest carry’s of any club we’ve tested and still had a reasonable roll-out after that as well – not just a case of the ball falling out the air.

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Image Credit: Official Ping Image

Value for Money

Being a brand new offering from a quality brand, the price is unfortunately expensive so if you can afford it or you are a big Ping fan you won’t be disappointed as the Ping G Driver will give you huge enjoyment each and every time you take it out of your bag.

About the author 

Michael Todt

Mike fell in love with the game from a very early age – a passion that hasn’t diminished ever since. He earned provincial colors throughout his junior years, but by the time he reached Varsity, the realization set in (thanks largely to some cold ales) that it was time to favor the pen rather than his clubs. He now writes for GA along with a few other sources.

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  1. I went with the low spin version of the Ping G driver because it gave me the most consistent results. The sound of solid strikes is more of a bang than a click which inspires confidence. I also went with a padded grip (recommended if your hands are large). I have been using Adams Drivers for the last dozen years but the new Ping designs seem to be gaining momentum.

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