What sets Ping G5 apart from other 3-woods is its thin and strong face, which produces a solid hitting area. Head weight is more toward the heel of the club, allowing for a smooth takeaway and properly weighted downswing. With 15 degrees of loft, this club is also surprisingly easy to hit off the fairway.
Players wanting a smaller club head in a 3-wood might pass on the G5. The stock grip is also a bit rough. The graphite option also leaves a bit to be desired in terms of ball control, especially for long hitters. The G5 steel shaft club offers much more ball control and distance for hard hitters.
The Ping G5 3-wood has the makings to be a fail-safe wood. It's very reliable and challenges anything made on the market. The G5 is surprisingly forgiving. It is a great club from a well-known company. Club head construction alone makes searching for a used G5 a wise choice.