The Drivers Test 2014: Ping G25 – Silver Award
Tech: Large, forgiving head, ‘Trajectory Tuning Technology’ and a speed-generating shaft. Each loft can be tweaked by half-a-degree up or down. The clubface is larger and the crown is thinner than last year’s G20 and has the highest MOI and lowest centre of gravity of any current Ping driver.
What we said… James Ridyard: “The head design is meaty with a classy finish. It looks more lofted than it is and sounds powerful. The peak height was high, but I was able to keep the spin down. Might be improved by having the i25 alignment aid. All the shaft offerings are strong performers.” Joel Tadman: “The G25 goes to show that with the right loft and shaft, better players can get something out of a ‘mass market’ model. With the PWR X stiff tour shaft (no upcharge) I got a really strong, rainbow flight, launching high with low spin. The clubhead is huge, which most club golfers will love.” Stephen Kidd: “I was surprised to get the longest carries with 11° of loft. It’s got a confidence- inspiring look and solid feel across the face; a great all-round package.” Steve Milnes: “Not the nicest sound, but everything else is easy to like. High-launch head suited my downward attack angle.”
Pros: Size boosts confidence. Premium finish. Forgiving.
Cons: Look may put off good players.
The numbers: Looks: 8 Feel: 9 Sound: 8 Forgiveness: 9.5 Performance: 8
TG Rating: 8.5/10 Silver Award.
Details: Lofts: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 12° adjustable. Contact: www.ping.com
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