Ping G25

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The Hybrids Test 2014: Ping G25 - SILVER AWARD

Cost: £170

Tech: Progressive centre of gravity locations in each loft optimise launch and spin. The heads are traditionally shaped and feature an external sole weight for higher MOI.

What we said... James Ridyard: “It feels a touch short in the shaft compared to others on test and sits nicely behind the ball. I found it easy to set square and felt like I could go after it and hit it hard thanks to the shorter shaft and the weight of the head. I achieved some of my highest club speeds with this club.” Joel Tadman: “One of the best-looking hybrids on test for me. The finish is classy and the size is about right. The front edge is curved, but only slightly, and I like the two-tone black finish, too. The feel is fantastic. I felt like the club rescued shots I didn’t quite catch and distance was impressive, too. A good overall club.” Peter Ward: “Quite a shallow face compared to others, almost has a better player look to it, but with the forgiveness of a larger head shape. The sole is pretty flat so it didn’t work quite so well from the rough, but that’s my only qualm.” Ross Nichols: “I love the dark matt finish, the line on the front of the crown makes it easier to align than others. Once I got used to it, I could hardly miss on the good ones and bad ones held their line better than other models on test. There’s loads of forgiveness on offer, despite the relatively compact size.”

Pros: The looks, feel and performance were some of the best on test. Forgiveness in a relatively compact head. Easy to align at address.

Cons: Might struggle to achieve a clean strike from the rough.

The numbers: Distance consistency: 9 Dispersion: 8.5 Looks: 8.5 Feel: 9 Forgiveness: 9 Versatility: 8.5

TG Rating: 9/10

Details: Lofts: 17°, 20°, 23°, 27°, 31° Contact: www.ping.com

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