s NEW G
By: Matt Saternus
Ping’s New G Driver is
“The Best Driver
It is faster than the G30 and more
For the last 18 months, Ping’s G30 has been the
dominant driver in the market. It is adored by
players of all skill levels, and the sales numbers
have been crazy. The G30 garnered 40% of the
driver sales for the country’s best club fitters.
Improving on the G30 seemed impossible, but
the engineers at Ping have done just that with
their new creation.
The crown of the Ping G Driver has similar
‘Turbulators’ that we first saw on the G30.
What’s new is the ‘Dragonfly Technology,’
the crown is designed to mirror a dragonfly’s
wings. The lighter and thinner crown is fairly
busy, but these features are easy to overlook
because they are a uniform matte black.
In general, the G driver
will look very familiar to
It has a large footprint, but isn’t overly
big in any particular dimension. The combination
of large size and expertly-crafted shape allows
the G driver to appeal to players at all levels.
The new Ping G driver feels very similar to the
G30. Both produce
a medium volume, slightly
When compared side-by-side,
however, the G is slightly quieter and feels a
Just as with theG30, theGdriver is
through the stock Alta shaft.
The purpose of counterbalancing is to keep
the swing weight reasonable while making
the head heavier. This is important to keep
in mind if you plan on swapping out the
I’ve gamed the G30 driver, since the moment
it was released, so I have a very solid basis for
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