PING’s G20 driver was a deserved winner of our 2012 TG Test, and was a regular on both the PGA and European Tour in the past year – but the G25 promises to be even better.
Many manufacturers are incorporating colour into their woods for 2013, but PING have kept the aesthetics of their new driver very much on the conservative side of things – and while a charcoal, non-glare finish may not sound all that exciting, we think it makes the club look classy and unfussy. The familiar alignment aid on the top of the crown remains, but isn’t prominent enough to put off better players who want a simple design at address.
Perhaps the only criticism golfers could have had of the G20 was that it didn’t feature an element of adjustability – but the new G25 does, and golfers can adjust the loft using the Trajectory Tuning Technology by plus or minus 0.5°, while the hosel design is neat and tidy.
PING engineers have designed the G25 driver to offer a high launch but with low spin, which increases distance off the tee – it’s also the biggest head PING have ever produced, and it certainly aids confidence at address. It also boasts a larger face than the G20, which leads to greater forgiveness on off-centre strikes.
Lofts: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° or 12°.
Shafts: TFC 189D (Soft R, R, S, Tour Stiff, and Tour X-Stiff flexes)