Ping G30 driver

We take a look at the new Ping G30 driver, part of Ping's new G30 range of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons

There are two versions of the Ping G30 driver: the regular model, and the Straight Flight Tec model, which has heel weighting and lighted swing weight to promote a straighter ball flight.

Ping G30 driver

The G30 driver is constructed from a new T9S face material, providing a higher strength/weight ratio, enabling the CG to be moved lower and further back than the G25

 

Ping G30 driver

 The standard Ping G30 driver comes in a 9 and 10.5 degree version, while the SF Tec version is available in 10 and 12 degrees

 

Ping G30 driver

Turbulators on the crown of the G30 driver reduce drag forces, which helps increase clubhead speed for more distance

 

Ping G30 driver

 The centre of gravity is positioned low/back, increasing spin and reducing the moment of inertia for longer, straighter drives

 

Ping G30 driver

 On the G30 driver, loft can be adjusted plus or minus 1 degree, in five different settings.

 

Ping G30 driver

 There are three shaft options - TFC 419D (High Balance Point - heavier head for better MOI) Tour 65 and Tour 80 (both give a lower trajectory for added control)

 

Ping G30 driver

The Ping G30 driver comes with an RRP of £299, and is available from August 1

Nick Bonfield
Nick Bonfield

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x