Check out Golf Monhtly Technical Editor Paul O'Hagan's Ping G30 LS Tec driver review

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Ping G30 LS Tec driver


Ping G30 LS Tec driver review


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Above, you can check out Golf Monthly Digital Editor Neil Tappin’s Ping G30 LS Tec driver review.

The new model joins the standard G30 driver and the G30 SF tech, which were both unveiled in summer 2014.

As the name suggests, LS stands for ‘low spin’. This is achieved by moving the centre of gravity slightly further forward than the standard G30 driver.

It will suit more accomplished players with faster swing speeds who are seeking more distance and control.

Ping’s latest driver should spin at 400rpm less than the original G30, creating a lower launch angle and less spin, which translates to longer drivers.

As with the standard G30, crown turbulators reduce aerodynamic drag to increase clubhead speed and ball velocity. What’s more, a thin face maximises the spring of the face to again driver faster ball speeds.

The Ping G30 LS Tec driver comes in both 9º and 10.5º heads, with four extra loft settings available through the adjustable hosel. These are +0.6º, +1º, – 0.6º and -1º.

Shaft options will include the TFC 419d, the Ping Tour 65g and the Ping Tour 80g, all of which encourage a lower launch with less spin.

In the video above, Neil also tries out two different shaft lenghts to see if that has an impact on distance and dispersion.

The likes of Ping staff players Lee Westwood, Billy Horschel and Bubba Watson all use a slightly shorter shafts than the majority of pros on tour.

The new driver will retail at £299 and it is available to purchase now.

Golf Monthly’s technical gurus Neil Tappin and Paul O’Hagan have also produced a video explaining the differences between the G30 LS Tec, the standard G30 and the G30 SF Tec.