What we say...
If you’ve been a ‘Ping G-man’ for the last five years or so it’ll be no surprise to see this on top. If you haven’t, where have you been? We’ve been fans of the G-range of drivers since the G2 was heralded with a gold award in 2005 and the G15 is simply the latest to carry on this mantle. Despite being billed as more of a gameimprover club, the G15 is so good that many of Ping’s Tour staff use it, including bighitting Lee Westwood. And that love continued in the hands of our test team who raved about the mix of power, forgiveness and feel.
The G15 features a seven per cent larger face than the 10 model and this, coupled with the External Sole Weight Pad, means it is more forgiving than before as well as also being lower-spinning – so even better players can take advantage. Pro Chris said the additional forgiveness didn’t compromise feel or looks when compared to the i15 so gave this top marks across the board. In his opinion this gives golfers who aren’t great drivers all the features of the i15 but in a more forgiving package. David lost a little bit of distance compared to the i15 but couldn’t miss in terms of dispersion – highlighting the higher MOI (resistance to twisting) of the G15. Leon preferred the looks of the i15 but admitted that was no reason not to put this one in the bag, commenting particularly on the solid feel and forgiveness while John returned one of his best dispersion ratings with no compromise on distance – exactly what a player of his handicap is looking for. Undoubtedly a worthy winner to round off a Ping first and second!
Ratings (out of 5): Looks: 4.1 Feel: 4.3 Noise: 4.3 Forgiveness: 4.3 Distance: 4.5 Dispersion: 4.3
We all thought Ping’s G10 driver was as good as it was going to get – but we were wrong. The truly sensational G15 improved on what seemed like perfection and although it’s been around since late 2009 it can still hold its own and has to be considered a classic. An external weight pad at the back of the club helps to move the centre of gravity lower and further away from the face, meaning a powerful launch.
Overall the G15 offers simplicity, power and style from one of the truly great brands. There are some great deals to be had on this driver too.
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Ping Drivers User Reviews
I used this driver when travelling in rental sets and found it so forgiving and straight I bought TWO and have them in my Holiday and home bag. You don't need all the angle and loft changing circus , get yourself a 10.5 degree G15, save $250 in the bargain and tee the ball forward and well up and hit it My handicap has dropped 8 since I started using this driver and I have tried many drivers.