Ping G10 Driver Reviews

By Matthew Keller

Specs

The Ping G10 driver is a 460 cc titanium head designed to create a high launch angle, while maintaining a lower ball spin off the clubface. The design of the clubface features a steeper face and a deeper crown that produces a higher MOI. This is designed to give the golfer more forgiveness and increased ball velocity off the clubface. The clubhead has a black, glossy finish. The Ping G10 is available in lofts of 7.5, 9.0, 10.5, 12.0 and 13.5. There are four standard shafts to choose from---the stock Ping TFC 129, ProLaunch Red, V2 High Launch and Diamana Blue 63---with flex ranging from a soft regular to an extra stiff.

Field Use

Over the past 10 years, Ping has done an excellent job of designing high-performing drivers. The Ping G10 continues this tradition. Many clubs on the market have a loud gunshot sound. The G10 has a deeper, lower sound at impact. The ball will feel like it jumps off the clubface. While the club produces a high launch and higher trajectory, the ball descends in a forward motion, not dropping straight down. This will help add distance off the tee. This is what anyone should look for in a driver---high launch and low spin. Also, the club does a great job of producing straight shots. Even on shots off the heel and toe, there is not a huge loss of distance or accuracy. While hitting the Ping G10 driver, players should experience good distance, a slightly higher-trajectory ball flight and good control.

Pros and Cons

There are not many negative things to say about the Ping G10. It is one of the most reliable and consistent drivers available, and the traditional shape is aesthetically pleasing. To help with alignment, Ping also issued the crescent moon on top of the crown. The Ping G10 differs from the Ping G5 in that it is much more subtle in appearance. While some golfers may pick the correct combination off the rack, if you want to take full advantage of the technology, it is recommended that you meet with a certified Ping club fitter. The club fitter will evaluate your swing with the correct head and shaft combination.

Bottom Line

The Ping G10 is a good driver. As of 2009, it sells at a price point of $299, which is an industry standard in the golf business. Ping takes great pride in providing top-performing equipment to its customers. In fact, the G10 driver is represented on the PGA tour as much as the higher-priced Ping Rapture Driver, which retails at $429. The Ping G10 will work for higher-handicap players, as well as low-handicap players. The club produces very straight shots on clean hits, as well as off-center hits. It is a high-performing club, while still offering forgiveness. If you are in the market for a new driver, this is a club you must try.

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About The Author

Matthew Keller has been a PGA Golf Professional for more than 10 years. During that time, he has given thousands of golf lessons and written hundreds of golf articles relating to the golf industry. Keller is a graduate of the Penn State Professional Golf Management Program.

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