After testing and learning about the Ping i25 and Ping G25 for the past week I decided to write my next blog for you guys. First off, both of these clubs look, feel and sound great. The matte black finish on both the heads is definitely an A+ in my book.
Ping i25 Driver (9.5 Loft, Tour Stiff, PWR 65 Shaft)
1. The Most Notable Feature: The new design on the club head on this driver makes lining up the ball at the tee extremely easy but not in a gaudy way. The darker matte black racing stripes are not distracting at all. These stripes help create more-consistent ball striking thus causing better results off the tee.
2. Most Important Features: Ping differs from other club making companies by having the CG position in the low-back of the club head. They do this by putting in 2 high-density tungsten weights which help reduce spin and create a flatter ball flight with less curve on it. This feature will help players find more fairways when they are on the course.
The Ping i25 is a great driver for most players even though it said to be more of a players club. The alignment on the head of the club is good for all players and the low-back CG makes the club more forgiving then last years i20. The sound and feel of the club is great and will help you get the results needed to shoot the score you want.
Ping G25 (9.5 Loft, Stiff, TFC 189D Shaft)
1. The Most Notable Feature: Ping has finally introduced added an adjustable hosel to the G series drivers. This trajectory tuning technology gives players the ability to by adjusting the loft by + or - 1/2 a degree of loft.
2. The Most Important Feature: This has to be the large, forgiving head on the G25. This 460CC head is Pings longest, most forgiving design making it a great club for high to mid handicappers. This head will give players the confidence to get the ball off the tee with a high degree of accuracy will also helping to get the distance needed.
The Ping G25 is a great club for players at all levels but it is designed for the high to mid handicappers. The big head will help on miss hits do to the forgiveness of the large head so a bad shot will still keep you in play. Also the adjustability makes it appeal to a much bigger market.
Both the Ping G25 and i25 are great clubs with an awesome look and feel, much different then most clubs out on the market today. The G25 is a forgiving club that is great for players who just need help getting on the fairway while not compromising your distance off the tee. The i25 has a flatter ball flight that is desirable for someone who balloons the ball off the tee and also likes to be able to work the club both ways. Both clubs are great choices and strongly recommend getting fitted for both and see which club fits you best.