Handicap 20 Ping G range club fitting

Handicap 20 golfer Barry Purewal gets fitting for the new Ping G range at Ping's European Fitting Centre in Gainsborough to hopefully trump his current gear

Handicap 20 Ping G range club fitting
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Handicap 20 golfer Barry Purewal gets fitting for the new Ping G range at Ping's European Fitting Centre in Gainsborough to hopefully trump his current gear

Barry Purewal Current handicap: 20 Home club: Halesowen GC


Current equipment line up Driver: Taylormade SLDR Mini Fairway woods: N/A Hybrid: Adams S 19° Irons: Taylormade R11s Wedges: Titleist Vokey 50° and 60° Putter: Ping Anser Cadence


Barry is a consitent fader and slicer of the ball and therefore needed clubs in his bag that straightened out his ball flight and gave him more distance.

His current irons were bought off the rack. In fact, the only club he was fitted for previously was his putter. Being 6 foot 3, his current irons were too short and too flat. Ping fitter Paul Rymer bumped him up to a lie angle of 3.75° upright in the new Ping G irons and the results spoke for themselves.

“The Ping G irons gave Barry more consistency and nine more yards of carry. We went for the Project X 5.5 shafts as he got on better with the stiffer profile.”

“It would kind to say I’m a very inconsistent striker with my driver,” Barry told GM. “I do have a TaylorMade R1 driver but I don’t actually use it out on the course, instead I use an SLDR Mini, essentially a strong, larger headed three wood.

Barry went into the Ping G SF Tec 12° in the Tour regular shaft. He immediately hit the ball straighter and over 10 yards of carry.

“The key for Barry was to hit more fairways and we’ve achieve that,” Rymer continued. “To get the extra distance too in a driver he really likes the look of and feels confident in is a bonus.”

Barry only tends to use fairway woods off the tee, but going into the Ping G SF Tec three wood, bumped up to 17° and with the same shaft as his new driver, Barry got 10 more yards over his current hybrid with greater consistency.

“I don’t have the confidence to use a three wood off the deck. But with the Ping G fairway wood at 17° I feel I can take on more of the par fives on now. It’s got the potential to be a game-changer for me.”


New equipment line up Driver: Ping G SF Tec, 12° Fairway: Ping G SF Tec 17° Hybrid: Ping G 19° and 22° Irons: Ping G 5-UW Wedges: Ping Glide 60° SS

Joel Tadman
Deputy Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 14 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all equipment and video content at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader or viewer find exactly what they are looking for. 

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 2.8.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°, Fujikura Ventus Black 6 S shaft.

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Titleist T150, 4-PW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM10, 50°, 54° and 58°

Putter: LAB Golf DF3 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x