Ping G25 Woods and Irons

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Ping G25 Driver

Ping G25 Irons
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Ping Golf's next generation of woods and irons is called G25, and the drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons in the Ping G25 lineup arrive at retail outlets in mid-February 2013.

Pieces from the line can be seen on tour before that, however, as Ping Tour players Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan put the adjustable G25 driver plus the G25 fairway woods in play at the PGA Tour's season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Below and on the following pages are brief looks at each of the clubs in the Ping G25 lineup. You can find more info about each at ping.com.

 

Ping G25 Driver

The adjustable-hosel Ping G25 driver is offered in four lofts - 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degrees - but each of those lofts is adjustable up or down by a half-degree.

The adjustable hosel is the same diameter as Ping's fixed hosels, and the company calls its system "Trajectory Tuning Technology." The hosel adjustments that affect loft are made using a Ping wrench.

Ping says the G25 driver has the largest profile and is the most forgiving clubhead design it has offered to date. It certainly has striking looks with its charcoal, non-glare finish (the same finish appears on the fairway woods and hybrids, too).

The clubhead is 460cc in volume, titanium, with an ultra-thin crown, but with internal structural support in the crown, sole and skirt intended to create a solid feel and sound. The center of gravity position is lower and deeper than in previous Ping drivers.

The Ping G25 driver comes with the TFC 189D graphite shaft as stock. It's a high-balance-point shaft, lightweight, and developed specifically for the G25. The MSRP in the U.S. will be $385.

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Ping G25 Irons

Ping G25 Irons
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The Ping G25 irons are high-launching, game-improvement implements with a dark, non-glare matte finish.

The boost to launch angle is achieved in part through Ping's Custom Tuning Port, which is ingetrated into the sole to move more of the clubhead's mass low. The CTP also aligns behind the clubface's impact zone, another way of lowering the center of gravity and boosting MOI.

It also helps create a solid impact feel - something Ping addresses in other ways, too: support bars in the cavity, plus a cavity badge, help create solid feel and sound.

The profile is sleeker with thinner toplines and moderate offset. The sole widths are progressive through the set, wider in the long irons for more forgiveness and assistance with launch angle, less-wide in the short irons for control.

The Ping G25 irons come in 3-iron through 9-iron plus pitching wedge, U-wedge (gap wedge), sand wedge and lob wedge. The stock steel shaft is the Ping CFS; the stock graphite shaft is the TFC 189i. The MSRP is $97.50 per club with steel shafts or $125 per club with graphite shafts.

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Ping G25 Fairway Woods

Ping G25 Fairway Woods
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Like the driver, the Ping G25 fairway woods come in a charcoal, non-glare finish. They also have what Ping calls an "extreme variable thickness" clubface, designed to translate the energy of impact into higher ball speeds.

The G25 fairway woods have a stainless steel construction in large but low-profile clubheads, with a low and deep center of gravity. They are built to help promote a higher launch, with more forgiveness - particularly on shots struck low on the clubface.

The Ping G25 fairways come in 3-wood (15 degrees of loft), 4-wood (16.5), 5-wood (18), and 7-wood (21). The stock graphite shaft is the TFC 189F, and the MSRP is $255.

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Ping G25 Hybrids

Ping G25 Hybrids
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The calling card of the Ping G25 hybrids are the clubs' progressive center-of-gravity positions. That means that the CG location is slightly different for each of the hybrids - lower and farther back in the lower-lofted clubs, slightly forward in the higher lofts. What's the point? Ensure consistent distant gaps between clubs, and desired trajectories (no ballooning in the higher-lofted hybrids).

Five G25 hybrids are available: 17 degrees, 20, 23, 27 and 31 degrees. They have stainless steel clubheads with external sole weights to maneuver the CG and improve MOI. Versatility - playability from varying types of lies - is helped by the sole relief and heel-to-toe camber.

As for looks, they have squared toes and heels, and that charcoal, non-glare finish.

The Ping G25 hybrids have the TFC 189H graphite shaft stock, and MSRPs of $220 each.