Ping Rapture V2 fairway wood

A review of the Ping Rapture V2 fairway wood in the hands of a 17-handicapper, who has found reaching the green in two on par 5s impossible...until now.

The Ping Rapture V2 fairway wood features a tungsten sole weight which creates an optimal centre of gravity for a higher launch and lower spin rates. So, how did it perform for me, a 17-handicapper?

Using this club off the tee was so pleasing that the driver stayed in the bag for most of the round even though the course I was playing was long and set up perfectly for my Wilson Smooth. I was consistently able to find the middle of the fairway and even managed to keep up with my playing partner's drives.

When you find a club like this it is difficult not to get carried away as the game will, inevitably, bite back at some point. But, if you have a fairly consistent and rhythmical swing, then the Ping Rapture 3-wood (16 degrees) should really help with your distance and making greens in two on the long holes should become a lot easier, as I discovered.

I found the ball easy to clip away from tight lies on the fairway, but stuck to my hybrid from the rough. For now I'm content to know I have a club in my bag that can be used not just off the fairway to reach the long par 5s, but a safety option from the tee without losing a great amount of distance.

At £185 the only question is whether it is worth the investment. Feedback from colleagues suggests that the is one of the most consistent-performing clubs on the market and if you’re not one to swap and tweak every few weeks, then the price tag should be of no concern!  

Where next?

- Ping Rapture V2 driver video review - Ping Raptute V2 driver custom fitting blog - Ping Rapture V2 driver review


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