Ping G5 Driver Tips

By Lyle@Nymble

The Ping G5 continues to be an overwhelmingly popular driver among public and private players alike--quite high praise for a club the company no longer manufactures. Mid- to high-handicap players were originally attracted by the maximum-size head (460cc) and its forgiveness, and hard-swinging low handicap players gravitated toward its punch off the tee with long, high tee shots.

Availability

Since the club has been discontinued, it is somewhat difficult to find the G5 in new condition, and when you do, you might not be able to get the shaft combination you need. That said, when you do find the club, any reputable club maker will be able to help you re-shaft it to fit your swing. Contact your pro shop to see about club makers in your area, or contact Ping Golf directly to see about re-shafting your club.

Shafts

Originally available with the Aldila green shaft or the Ping TFC 100H, the G5 can be suited to strong, fast swing speeds or slower, less powerful swing speeds. The Aldila green shaft, when used in combination with a swing of 100 mph or more, generates enormous pop off the clubface for very long, high drives.

Used Clubs

While not available from Ping, the G5 can be found new at some discount retailers and online distributors. You can also find pre-owned G5 drivers online at auction sites like eBay. Just make sure you are dealing with a reputable seller. The G5 was an often-counterfeited club at one time, so you should keep an eye out for fakes.

Pricing

Originally selling for more than $300, it is possible to find a new G5 for less than $200 at a discount retailer--a great value on a popular club a couple of seasons out of circulation.

About The Author

Lyle Smith is an award-winning copywriter with a widely varied background. He has completed work for individuals, small businesses and fortune 1000 corporate clients all over the country. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Villanova University.

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