|Ping G15 hybrids|
The Ping G15 hybrid, says the makers, is engineered as a high-launching, forgiving alternative to long and mid irons. They add that it's forgiving and longest hybrid ever.
Looks: In keeping with the distinction between the Ping G15 and Ping i15 series, the two new hybrids are markedly different, in terms of both performance and appearance. Given the evolution of hybrid design in recent years, at first glance the G15 doesn’t even look like a utility club, bearing more resemblance to a driving iron. It looks long in the face and has very little in the way of bulge or roll. But this is all to the players’ advantage because the resistance to twisting at impact has been improved by 50%.
Feel/performance:And when you inevitably mishit the Ping G15 hybrid or catch it a bit toey, you really feel the difference. It still just feels so stable and solid through impact - almost as if just making contact with any part of the face will work to its advantage. With weight and CG (centre of gravity) being so low in the head, the ball gets airborne really quickly and is perfect for lengthier par-3s where both distance and soft-landing are comfortably achievable. The range of lofts is impressive, too, with five options going up in three degree increments from 17 to 31 degrees. If you struggle with the longer irons, you can potentially replace 4, 5 and even 6-irons and really feel the benefit.
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