PING G5 Driver Review

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  • At a glance

  • TG Rating 4 out of 5
  • Owner Rating 5 out of 5
  • RRP £249.00

What we say...

Ping’s G2 was our favourite 2005 driver. It has been superseded by the impressive Ping G5. However, we feel Ping has not quite advanced at the same pace as other brands.

No need to worry if you’ve already bought the Ping G5 – this is as solid as ever, just with subtle updates. As the joint longest hitting driver in our test you have to say it is powerful and forgiving, and the half-moon alignment aid is great.

2007 Review

We know what you’re saying: “How can a club priced £239 win our award for the Best Driver for £199. Ping’s recommended retail price for this club is £239, but in reality most golf shops are selling it for £199. That’s why we’ve included the Ping G5 in this category.

If £200 is the most you want to spend on a driver, you really do have some great clubs to choose from – but we think this is the pick of them. It is solid, stable and the titanium head makes the comforting tinking sound we’ve grown to love.

The beefy head builds confidence, with a half-moon alignment aid that really helps to concentrate your focus on the ball. Our pro’s average carry distance of 301 yards means the G5 more than keeps up with its more expensive peers.

It’s worth remembering the head is available in offset and high launch models as well.

Internal weighting distribution that repositions the centre of gravity for low spin rates and greater distance.

Contact: 01427 619224

Your Reviews

Ping Drivers User Reviews

  • 5 out of 5 Easy to hit straight

    By cbland15

    Use the 12 degree G5 which has cured my slice. Excellent buy and great confidence off the tee. What better could there be.

  • 5 out of 5 So easy even I can use it !

    By jimmerA

    I've just started playing after a five year break and have never been able to hit a driver....ever. The club pro recommended I try this one out with 13.5 degree loft to see how I got on as he reckoned I might be ok with this one. I couldnt do a thing wrong with it, all drives except one were long and straight...there was no way I could leave the course without buying it. If I can use this club and get these results, then anyone can!

  • 5 out of 5 Personal Fav

    By George Hunter

    I absolutely love the G5. It is the most accurate club I have hit, relatively long, looks great and inspires confidence. It is reasonably priced (comapared to some of it's friends) and I loved it the moment I started hitting it. I had just grown into mens clubs and decided to try out a few drivers. I went down to my local Pro Shop and picked a few out including the G5 (12 degree), a Talormade R7 draw (13 and 10.5 degree and a Calaway Big Bertha. After hitting a huge number of balls I had narrowed it down to the G5 and the 13 degree R7. In the end I plodded for the G5 and have never regretted my decision. I would recommend it to most people but try it out first. Just because it works for one person doesn't mean it will work for us all.

  • 5 out of 5 G5 HEAVEN

    By Neil Vernon

    just bought one after trying several different options at a Ping demo day . Please talk to their rep , and they will suggest a suitable model ( shaft , loft ,etc). I bought a 10.5 degree with a soft tip regular shaft ,and I love it to bits . So easy to hit it straight , I can't belive it !!!

  • 5 out of 5 Goes a mile!!

    By Jonathan Allen

    Just added this to my bag and for a small guy/average handicapper I have been hitting it past the 300 yard mark on many occasions!

  • 5 out of 5 Ping G5 - 10.5 - regular Graffaloy shaft

    By Icyberjunkie

    Not my comments but my playing buddies "Keep at it because I've never seen you hit it so straight!" says it all. I bought this driver to try and solve my fade and it has - completely. A great looking and sounding driver and once used to the size of the head easy to use. Forget the really tall tee's though. I found I skied it left on a silver graduated tee so now tee down. Try it and you'll buy it. Definately worth the money. Oh, and I gained about 20 yards too.

  • 5 out of 5 ping g5 driver 12 degree

    By moulty

    what a grest driver i have played with this driver for about 18 months and i can hit this driver 300 yards with carry, its forgiving and a easy club to hit, i would not swap this driver for any other!

  • 5 out of 5 ping g5 driver

    By stevesteviey

    Bought one of these about a year ago and is probably the best £189 I have ever spent on golf gear.

  • 5 out of 5 Carlsberg dont do drivers, but if they did.....

    By Anonymous

    Carlsberg dont do drivers, but if they did.....

  • 5 out of 5 Still using the G5, still hitting it long

    By Anonymous

    Does EXACTLY what it says on the tin!!

  • 5 out of 5 Ping G5 driver

    By Anonymous

    I've switched to this driver in the autumn after having a 440sz cobra for a couple of years and the 370 unlimited before that. Compared to the cobra it's easier to use and more forgiving and sits nicely behind the ball for a 460cc club. It also feels nice off the face and you can really tell when you hit one out of the middle. I'm told it'll come into it's own once the better weather gets here and the ball starts to roll, so it'll be interesting to see if this is correct. There's loads of shaft and loft options, so make sure you get the one which suits you best. As testiment to this club I've since been out and bought the 3 & 5 woods to match. If you shop around and haggle you can get them at a good price now the far more expensive raptures are out there (I tried the rapture 14 degree 3 wood and in my opinion it wasn't worth the extra £100) I paid £170 for the driver, which for a premium club was fantastic value.

  • 5 out of 5 Out of this World

    By Anonymous

    I had never being able to use my driver and always ended on the tee with a 3 iron. Decided it was time to change things. Splashed out and after test driving a lot of drivers settled for the G5 just 6 weeks ago (actually ended up with the complete G5 set). It was by far the most comfortable driver I had tried, the most forgiving with the sweetest of sweet spots. Did the whole custom fit thing, essential by the way. When you strike the ball you hardly know you’ve connected with it and as for the sweet PING sound, Pure Class. Slight fade and lots of distance is what I get. Bring on the par 5’s make them feel like a long par 4. Hole 10, par 4, at Hoebridge, drive the green!!!! Seriously. Always been a mid 90’s player, now, in just 6 weeks, a mid to low 80’s. Ping has changed my game and my enjoyment for it, forever. Thanks PING. I’ll never look back

  • 5 out of 5 Pure Class

    By Anonymous

    I had been using the MP001 400cc driver from mizuno for years which is a very reliable driver, but this is something else!! i realise the clubhead would be bigger hence more distance, but i did not realise how easy this club would be to use!!! I have the 10.5 degree stiff shaft driver and it goes miles!!!!!! thanks to the length of the tee i no longer have to rely on the rescue woods (I hate those things) to get me close to have a go at the par 5's - i can now reach most of them with an iron!!! the sound, the feel the looks of this club are magnificant and the confidence i feel when addressing my ball is inspiring!! roll on the weekend so i can crunch another drive...........

  • 5 out of 5 What a club!

    By Anonymous

    I had been playing a Ping Si3 380 for about 3 years, until i tested out the G5 at the start of the season. It is an amazing club, long, straight, forgiving, looks good- all you could ask for! Definitely worth your money

  • 5 out of 5 The Ferrari of Premium Drivers!

    By Anonymous

    An excellent club. I have mine around 6 months and ive never looked back. Will knock the socks off any of the other premium drivers on the market. Definitely worth the buy!

  • 5 out of 5 The Ferrari of Premium Drivers!

    By Anonymous

    An excellent club. I have mine around 6 months and ive never looked back. Will knock the socks off any of the other premium drivers on the market. Definitely worth the buy!

  • 5 out of 5 At Last

    By Anonymous

    I had to rate this as 5 Star as I have never been able to hit a driver in my life. I bought the G5 that suited my swing and Hey Presto. Brilliaint. Four strokes off my first round . Cant wait till we get some decent weather for some more run on the ball.

  • 1 out of 5 BEST DRIVER EVER!!

    By Anonymous

    I just got one of these after replacing my old driver with my 3 wood because litrally I couldnt keep it on the fairway but I tried the G5 and it was great I found it much more forgiving than other drivers I tested, also I tried my friends r7 460 after and hit the G5 over 10 yards further.

  • 5 out of 5 Amazing

    By Anonymous

    I just got one of these drivers after using a Taylormade r7 425 for over a year and have added 10 yards and consistency to my drivers. This club is the best i've used!

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