Westwood takes lofty approach

Englishman switches his PING G25

Andy Roberts's picture
Thu, 21 Feb 2013

Westwood takes lofty approach

So you think all the best players in the world have low-degree lofts instilled in their drivers?

Correct. With the exception of Lee Westwood who, according to the PGA Tour, has decided to bag a 12-degree PING G25 driver for this week’s WGC-Matchplay Championship in Tucson, Arizona.

Following last week’s tie for 21st at Riviera Country Club, the World No.8 told his PING reps he felt like his original 11.5-degree driver needed an adjustment to keep it airborne longer.

PING added an extra half-degree of loft to Westwood’s driver to improve the launch angle but that caused the ball to spin far too much for the Englishman’s liking and so his rep Matt Rollins tipped the Aldila Tour Green 65X shaft by 1 inch.

The case of Westwood is the perfect example of the importance in getting correctly fitted for the right shaft/head/loft combination, as our 2013 Buyer's Guide for drivers demonstrates. 

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