What we say...
Ping’s G5 range of drivers and irons have impressed the TG team since their launch. We eagerly awaited the rescue club, to see if it could match up to the standard of the rest of its award-winning G5 family.
Unfortunately, it just doesn’t quite cut the mustard, leaving us a bit disappointed. The oddly-shaped sole has a tendency to fall open at address, which for the average club golfer means golf shots can easily be sliced right of the target.
The offset head is reasonably forgiving, with shots being launched pretty high. However, the Ping G5 doesn’t quite feel as responsive or well balanced as others. Overall, this is a golf club we failed to get excited about, and we would find it difficult to recommend it to those looking for an easy-to-hit alternative to long irons.
Replacing hard-to-hit long irons with forgiving, high-launching hybrids allows golfers of all abilities to improve their shotmaking.
Steel: £130 Graphite: £145
Lofts: 16°, 19°, 22°, 25°
Contact: 01427 619224
Ping Rescue Clubs User Reviews
I have this in 21 degree but can struggle a bit. I've used a few rescues now and find others much easier to hit. I can't wait for the G10s as they look Rapture-like and they're much easier to use.
Much easier to use than long irons. Great distance with accuracy throw in.
I picked up my G5 hybrid, built by Alastair at the Old Golf House, KL, last week (Aldila green R shaft). It has simply transformed my game. It plays beautifully from the fairway and is a howitzer out of the rough! I can swing smoothly with confidence and the 25 loft pops it out to 170m with ease. I'm even swinging the 5 iron and fairway woods with more confidence too.
Just cannot agree with the TG team's assessment - I have the 16 19 and 22 - my mates often want to borrow - I play off 10 and they suit my game well - have them with aldila stiff