PING G30 Hybrid

We review ten of the latest golf hybrids on the market but which is the best?

Andy Roberts's picture
Wed, 24 Sep 2014

Brand: PING
Hybrid: G30
RRP: £175
Available lofts:
17-, 19-, 22-, 26- & 30-degree
TFC 419H

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Watch the video above to see how the Golfmagic Hybrids Test 2014 was conducted


PING says its brand new G30 hybrid provides the golfers with faster ball speeds and longer distance with a higher max shot height to allow players to attack more pins. A 17-4 stainless steel face is H900 heat-treated so it's thin but strong to increase ball velocity. Internal weighting creates a high MOI, while progressive CG locations and offsets ensure efficient gapping and trajectories that maximise distance.


Unlike the new G30 driver and fairway woods, there are no 'turbulators' on the crown so it looks a bit like the former G25 but the flat shiny light grey toprail against the matte grey crown works as decent alignment. The heel section is also a little higher than before and that helps it sit squarer to the ball. Friendly sized head, so perfect for the higher handicap player. Andy thinks the new blue and grey look to the new G30 family has great shelf appeal. That said, Charlie found the blue shaft a little off-putting against the dark clubhead. 4.25 (out of 5)


Great feeling hybrid. Internal weight pads increase MOI with heel-toe weighting for forgiveness on off-centre hits. Comes off hot at impact and sounds great. Weight in the sole of the club creates a low-back CG and that ensured we got the ball airborne quickly. High-balance point TFC 419H shaft wasn't for everyone, though. 7.75 (out of 10)


One of the easiest to hit high, long and straight. There's a lovely, penetrating ball flight on offer. Incredibly long off a tee peg and also versatile off the deck. Great turf interaction with the flatter sole as the clubhead glides beautifully through the turf. Maybe not quite as forgiving as the Adams Pro Hybrid but there is certainly enough forgiveness on offer here for players of all abilities to get excited about. One of Andy and Rich's favourites in the test. 8.25 (out of 10)


Very much worthy of its high ranking in this test. G30 is one of the longest hybrids out there right now and also one of the easiest to hit high and straight. A little pricey at £175 as it's just launched to market but well worth getting involved if you can afford to part with some of your hard-earned. 20.25 (out of 25)

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