Ping G5 Driver Review – The Ping G5 driver is a modified version of the Ping G2 driver which we thought was one of the best value for money drivers around.
Cosmetically the Ping G5 driver looks different with an updated design on the sole and a new head cover, both of which look great. However it is the changes you can’t see that make the difference with the Ping G5 driver.
The re-positioning of the weight internally, from the crown and face to the sole, gives a club a much more solid feel and sound and sound at impact.
As you are swinging it, you can feel the extra weight in the back of the G5 head launch into the back of the ball giving a great feel of confidence.
The Ping G5 driver, like many modern drivers, features a titanium club head. Titanium is lightweight, strong and resistant to twisting on impact. This keeps the MOI high. The Ping G5 came out in 2005 so it’s now 17 years old.
But from our testing, it keeps up with modern drivers in terms of distance. The average drive distance for our testers was 226.7 yards after 3 swings. Keep in mind that the fastest swing speed in our test group is 101 mph.
Ping G5 Driver Review
The G5 driver was long, but expect to gain another 5 yards or so with the G5 driver due to the reduced spin rate generated by this new head design and we thought the G5 certainly lived up to these claims.
To get the most out of it, tee the ball up as the sweet spot is just above the centre of the club face. We were impressed with the forgiveness and workability as well as the consistency of flight.
The stock PING TFC100D shaft is an impressive standard shaft but you can customise further with an Aldila NV 65 and Grafalloy ProLaunch 65 also available.
A great club just got even better and we still think the Ping G5 driver is one of the best value clubs around.
Reviewed By Martin Hopley – Golfalot.com