Ping G30 Fairway Wood, Hybrid Review
22 Jul 2014
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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The G30 is what Ping says to be their revolutionary series. The G series has always been a club for players who are willing to sacrifice workability for added forgiveness. However, this time around, you get the entire package.

The Ping G30 Fairway woods and hybrids offer a hotter face then previous years with added forgiveness. The G30 fairway metals incorporate Ping’s new Turbulator technology along with an all new Carpenter 475 face material which increases ball reflection across the entire face. The G30 hybrid line uses Ping’s 17-4 stainless steel face; however, this year ping has H900 heat- treated the face to offer a thinner wall to increase ball speed.


With all this talk about “new face materials”, “improved center of gravity” and “Turbulators” it’s easy to get confused. I put together a testing session to compare head to head the G30 Fairway woods and Hybrids to the previous G25 to really see what has changed.

After taking 10 Shots with each club, here’s what I came up with:

Fairway Wood

G30/ 3W /14.5*/ Stiff
Swing Speed: 106mph
Ball Speed: 154 mph
Launch angle: 10*
Total Distance: 275 yards

G25/ 3H/ 15*/ Stiff
Swing Speed: 104mph
Ball Speed 149 mph
Launch Angle: 11.5*
Total Distance: 268 yards


G30/ 3W /19*/ Stiff
Swing Speed: 101 mph
Ball Speed: 131 mph
Launch angle: 10*
Total Distance: 232 yards

G25/ 3H/ 20*/ Stiff
Swing Speed: 101 mph
Ball Speed 130 mph
Launch Angle: 11.5*
Total Distance: 231 yards

After both tests I was most impressed with the performance of the G30 3-wood. Like the driver, the G30 3-wood has Ping’s Turbulators which really make the club easy to align but let us not forget the 2 MPH increase in clubhead speed. The feel of the G30, like most Ping clubs have a distinguished sound at impact and smooth feel. Compared to the G25 the G30 felt smoother and faster hence the distance increase. Both Shafts that come in the G25 and G30 feel strong and stable and the swing weight of both clubs feel nearly identical. Although both clubs are similar It would be a no brainer to retire that G25 for the G30.

As for the hybrids, the G30 and G25 ended up being a close match. After several swings, both clubs yielded nearly identical numbers. In fact, both the G30 and G25 have a nearly identical feel and look very similar at address. Based on the results I would conclude by saying both clubs deliver similar performance. Sadly, both clubs don’t have an alignment aid on the crown which is something I see helping many golfers.


It’s hard to complain about simple yet intuitive performance. Ping has been introducing high-performance clubs to the market for decades. The G30 brings a lot to the table, including Ping’s unusual yet effective Turbulators, which seem to add performance in both the metal wood and driver. The G30 hybrid didn’t seem to outperform the G25. Nonetheless the G30 hybrid is a great club with superb feel and outstanding forgiveness, regardless of it’s lack of an alignment aid.

The Ping G30 fairway woods and hybrids retail at $250 and $220, respectively and will be available in early August at most golf retailers.
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