Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan are each playing the new Ping G25 driver at this week’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Maui. The G25 (suggested retail price $385)is the company’s largest profile driver with what Ping calls its “most
forgiving” head design.
The driver features an adjustable-hosel design using Trajectory Tuning Technology. With a Ping wrench, a player can add or subtract one-half degree of loft to the club heads (8.5 degrees, 9.5 degrees, 10.5 degrees and 12 degrees.
Ping says the adjustable-hosel design maintains the same outer diameter and mass of its fixed hosels. The thin-crown technology in the deeper profile, 460cc Ti club head, according to Ping, distributes weight to the perimeter, positions the CG (center of gravity) lower and farther back than any Ping driver to date, and increases MOI
(Moment of Inertia).
The G25 driver also has a TFC 189D, a lightweight, high-balance-point shaft developed specifically for the G25 driver. This shaft, Ping says, creates increased club head momentum at impact, which leads to greater ball velocity and forgiveness.