What we say...
An impressive showing from another brand that few of our test team had come across before. In general the GS5 was well liked – particularly by the mid-high handicappers. In performance terms it did well, finishing in the top five for no fewer than four of our testers when it came to dispersion while it was also Scott’s second longest on test.
Both James V and Dave B agreed it didn’t feel as powerful as some with the latter saying it was a bit on the spinny side although both commented positively on control. Conversely Jon G said it felt long and powerful as well as being taken with the looks, preferring the white head to the black one.
The GS5 also performed well for pro James but he admitted he’d be more likely to go for a lower spin option although he’d recommend this to someone looking for a bit more forgiveness and control. Dave C said the price point of the Orka was appealing – as is the fact they have a number of custom-fitting options.
Pro Chris liked the fact that this was a 460cc head but didn’t fancy the dark finish. Leon was a big fan all round, commenting on the looks, the shaft and the grip as well as finishing with some very good distance and dispersion stats, which were mirrored overall. David thought the feel was superb for a club under £100 and particularly liked the muted sound at impact which, while being quiet, still sounded powerful. John was the only one who didn’t really get on with it, saying he felt it wasn’t as forgiving because he saw quite a big dispersion between his longest and shortest drives. When he caught it, it really went though!
Ratings (out of 5)
The Orka G55 driver is the firm's budget offering. It is a three-piece, forged driver with a 460cc head. It's designed to give golfers maximum forgiveness, maximum distance and accuracy. And it all comes at an incredible £169.99. This Orka driver is well worth checking out before you part with your hard-earned cash!
Lofts: 10˚, 12˚, 14˚
Shafts: Steel and Graphite shafts, ladies, gents, RH.
Contact: www.orkagolf.co.uk or 0845 862 0061