PING G25

The results were close but one club emerges as the winner

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Andy Roberts
Thu, 9 May 2013

PING G25


Brand: 
PING
3-wood: 
G25
RRP:
 £199 Best price: £159
Loft:
 15-degree Lie: 56-degree Length: 43” Swing Weight: D1
Shaft: TFC 189F Grip: 360 ID8

Summary: The G25 features the thinnest face that PING has ever put in a fairway wood. By using an extreme variable-thickness face, PING’s R&D team were able to trim weight from the face and place it lower and further back in the club.

Appearance: The pear-shaped clubhead and subtle graphics with PING logo stretching across the sole is beautiful, as too, the familiar charcoal non-glare finish which eliminates reflection and inspires confidence. We were also big fans of the big alignment aid, shaped like half a ball. Generous head size but it’s smaller than the G20 and a little shorter from heel to toe. 9

Feel: Tremendous feel in hands and again during the strike with an explosion-like thud through impact. The club is fuelled with an innovative TFC 189F shaft – a lightweight, high balance-point shaft developed specifically for the G25 – and that no doubt helped increase clubhead speed. 8

Performance:
Consistently straight, average distance, desired mid-to-high launch and very little distance loss on off-centre strikes. The G25 also provided us with low spin and that contributed to some decent roll. Superb forgiveness on off-centre hits and requires little effort to get the ball airborne. 9

Verdict:
Some players may prefer a more compact, workable head but not for us. It’s ideal and does the job. Lacks a bit of distance but it looks the part, feels superb in the hands and is very forgiving. 26

Pro Verdict: Big fan of the black matte finish and like the indicator lines for alignment. The long, shallow face and low profile is a nice touch. Very easy to launch off the deck but lacks a little fire compared to some of the others. 

Andy

Total (yards)

Carry (yards)

Offline distance

Grant

Total (yards)

Carry (yards)

Offline distance

1

215

202

7

1

212

195

6

2

218

200

9

2

210

198

11

3

201

189

12

3

222

203

7

4

229

213

2

4

217

200

7

5

223

206

5

5

229

207

8

Average

217

202

7

Average

218

200

8

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