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2013 PING G25 Driver and Fairway Woods Spotted!

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We spotted Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson using Ping’s new G25 driver and fairway woods on the range at the World Challenge hosted by Tiger Woods at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Mahan was hitting a G25 Driver (9.5 degrees) as well as a 15-degree G25 fairway wood.

Watson was playing a G25 Driver with his signature pink crown and graphics (8.5 degrees) and a 16.5-degree G25 fairway wood.

The driver has the same adjustability as Ping’s Anser Driver (0.5 degrees higher or lower than stamped loft) and is scheduled to be available at retail in mid-February.

Take a look at the photos below, and click here for more discussion and photos of Watson and Mahan’s range session in the forums. 

click here for more discussion and photos of Watson and Mahan’s range session in the forums. 

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  1. Pingback: Pengaturan club Golf (WITB) Bubba Watson pada Kejuaraan Golf “Masters 2014″ | Lintas Golf Indonesia

  2. Dave Brooks

    Jan 18, 2014 at 7:53 am

    I was hitting a 9 degree Ping G15 driver (less than a year old) and it was a wonderful club. It was staight ,long and accurate for me. Some glue came loose in the head and there became a slight rattle. I had the golf shop send it back to Ping to be fixed and 2 weeks later I received back a new 9.5 degree G25. I have hit it at the indoor range and on the launch monitor and the numbers and accuracy were better than my old G15. I am looking forward to getting outside once the snow is gone and hitting it. Thanks Ping, you have made a wonderful club in the G25 driver and to get it for the price of postage was a real bonus

    Dave

  3. vermontmike

    Dec 29, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    I LOVE my G15 driver but this is one Ping I will take a hard look at.

  4. Kyle

    Dec 28, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Love the flat black. This is the one I will wait on. Been thinking about changing my R9. Ive had the G5 and G10 and liked them both.

  5. dan

    Dec 22, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    This looks like an update to the answer than the G series.

  6. Sean

    Dec 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Hey Persimmon…..sorry I mean Purist Paul, my friend Balata Bob has a gross of Titleist 384 wound balata tour balls in his garage for you! You can place bid on eBay and get a good deal so you don’t damage your furniture with modern day technology.

  7. ACGOLFWRX

    Dec 6, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Ping is mass produced like most companies but have a great reputation as being one of the best quality out there! Don’t knock em til you try em!

  8. JEFF

    Dec 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    The people who are calling ping drivers ugly are lost. Since the G 5 they are as traditional looking as any of the top drivers on the market. I looked at them next to Titeleist and see very litte that is distracting. I think Taylor made, Callaway and the retro looking Clevelands are far more weird looking……. but then I play i20 from woods to irons and they are some of the best if not the best on the maket right now.

  9. JEFF

    Dec 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    PERSIMMON PAUL IS A SIDE SHOW!

  10. cody

    Dec 3, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Have they released irons yet?

  11. Chris S

    Dec 2, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I think Purist Paul is what we call this time of year a Troll-lol-lol-lol-lol.

    Ping did a nice job with these aesthetically. I’ll give them a look for sure.

  12. Chris

    Dec 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I do like what PING continues to do. These clubs look great, but since I dented the face on 2 G20 drivers I have moved on to GEEK GOLF Drivers. Can’t wait to see how far Bubba hits these next season.

  13. Blopar

    Dec 2, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Pretty inferior in the adjustability department compared to Titleist/Cobra/Nike. Not worth the 100 extra bucks it will cost you!

  14. Dolph Lundgrenade

    Dec 1, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Why would you want to get it “pink like Bubbas??!” Lame. When I walk by the Apple store I’ll be sure to waive! LMFAO

  15. Hunt

    Nov 30, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Are they going to make an I25?

  16. WOW

    Nov 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    my opinion…….oogly.

  17. ZN

    Nov 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    How can we get it in pink like Bubbas??!

  18. AJ

    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Bubba’s Pepto-pink clubhead gives me a migraine just looking at it… but he can hit it further than me anytime, so I guess I have to be jealous. LOL I love the piano black look because it’s easy to clean, and I treat my clubheads with Rain-X for that reason. Looks like I’m getting a new driver next year, if this thing hits as mean as it looks!

  19. Trenchman

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    How much? $299 or $399?

    $299 – its in my bag
    $399 – It would be hard to replace my G20

    • dht0013

      Dec 1, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      you know its going to be $399. They always are. When nobody buys them at $399, they’ll drop to $299. Ping never fails. They are soooo predictable!

    • Adam

      Dec 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      Actually the Ping Map will be $349.99 and the will sell

  20. Jade Corn

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Finally a good looking Ping driver! Now they have caught up to the clean look and forgiveness of the TM Superquad from 2006. It will be nice to own a Ping club. Hopefully this minimalism will lead to some clean forged musclebacks.

  21. Purist Paul

    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Guess what guys… I’ll still wax every one of you hitting persimmon. Good luck to you with this hollow piece of garbage.

    • Joe Golfer

      Dec 1, 2012 at 1:30 am

      I guess that’s why so many pros use persimmon still. Oh wait. They’re all using the so called “hollow garbage” 🙂

      • Purist Paul

        Dec 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

        Pros can’t even hit 50% of their fairways with these hollow pieces of garbage. What chance do you have? I’m sticking with persimmon

        • SunnyD

          Dec 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm

          Are you making millions playing golf with your persimmon woods? Probably not…

    • Christian

      Dec 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      Man Tiger Woods sure sucks for using these hollow things hu? Just shut up, you’re worse than a hipster.

  22. Frank

    Nov 29, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Looks like Poulter is hitting a titleist utility club

  23. David

    Nov 29, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    I’m so glad they decided to go black like the rest of their products! Looks so menacing and brilliant.

    • morgy

      Dec 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      I agree but i am not the biggest fan of the design. I like the look of the I20’s better and hope that the I25;s will be a lot better.

  24. Blanco

    Nov 29, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Oh by the way PING– PLEASE offer a few shaft options on the fairways! PLEASE!

  25. Blanco

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Raaaawr– Wonder how they designed the head as far as spin goes, especially compared to G20, Anser…

  26. paul

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Love ping. sweet looking clubs.

  27. Ray M

    Nov 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Love it!! I have the Anser and I can’t wait to see how it compares to this. No frills…just good quality clubs from Ping as always.

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Austin Cook’s Winning WITB: The 2017 RSM Classic

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Driver: Ping G400 LST (8.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 661 Evolution TX-Flex

3 Wood: Ping G400 Stretch (13 Degrees)
Shaft: Fujifuke Motore Speeder VC 7.2 TX-Flex

Hybrid: Ping G400 3 Hybrid (19 Degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Ozik Altus Tour H8 91X

Hybrid: Ping G400 4 Hybrid (22 Degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Ozik Altus Tour H8 91 X

Irons: Ping S55 Orange Dot (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour S-Flex

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 SS (50-12, 56-12), Ping Glide 2.0 WS (60)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue

Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne 
Grip: SuperStroke Mid-Slim 2.0

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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Jon Rahm’s Winning WITB: 2017 DP World Tour Championship

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Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Green 75X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Green 75TX

5 Wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8X

Irons: TaylorMade P-750 (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52 and 56 degrees), TaylorMade “Hi-Toe” (60 degrees)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red

Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

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See what GolfWRX Members are saying about Mizuno’s new ST-180 driver

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Mizuno has recently released a new ST-180 driver that we spotted on Tour at the 2017 RSM Classic. The company’s “wave sole” technology makes an appearance for the first time in a Mizuno driver; the design is used to push weight low and forward to reduce spin rates, and the construction contracts and expands during impact to increase energy into the golf ball. The result is a lower-spinning driver, especially for those who hit down on the golf ball, and increased ball speeds across the face.

The ST-180 drivers have a new Forged SP700 Titanium face insert that allows the faces to be made thinner — saving weight from the face while increasing ball speeds — and they feature what the company calls a “Internal Waffle Crown” that saves weight to help shift CG (center of gravity) low and forward in the head.

There’s a slew of custom shafts available for no upcharge. The stock grip is Golf Pride’s M31 360, and the drivers are selling for $399.99, available in stores now.

Below is a collection of early feedback from GolfWRX members, and make sure to join the full discussion. See more photos of the ST-180 driver here.

Note: The posts below have been minimally edited for grammar and brevity.

GolfWRX Members comment on the new Mizuno ST-180 driver

TeeGolf: I’ve seen the ST180 driver [in person] and it looks like it sits perfectly square to me. And this is coming from someone who has been playing a Titleist driver set 1-degree open for the past 3 years. It doesn’t look closed at all. 

trhode: I’ve been playing the M2 all year. In comparison at address, the ST is very closed. I had 3 customers look at it yesterday too and they all had the same reaction: closed. That being said, I did play 18 on the simulator and hit some monster drives. The head, with the Raijin shaft, seems to be just a little lower spin than my TaylorMade M2. The blue finish doesn’t bother me either. 

akjell: Hit this yesterday at the Mizuno demo day yesterday at Eagle Ridge in Gilroy, CA. Far from a hook machine but definitely a bomber. The Mizuno’s reps put me in a Mitsubishi Tensei White 70X and I could hit this this driver on a string possibly a bit better than my M1. Of the Mizuno drivers of late, this has to be the best one.

odshot68: Ordering it today. Was fit and played a round with it. Optimal launch and spin. Tensei Blue 70x at 9.5 degrees. This is definitely not left bias; first Mizzy driver ever.

nmorton: Hit this today and it’s going in the bag. Just a classic head shape that suits my eye. Been messing around with a number of drivers over the past year and haven’t singled one out. Last long term driver I had was the 850. The ST checks all of the boxes for me…looks great down by the ball, sounds solid and performs as good as any other. What really sold me was how well slight mis-hits performed. I had the 12.5 dialed down so it definitely sat open a bit. Didn’t hit the fairway but it looks sharp as well. 

evoviiiyou: Had a chance to test the driver with a couple shafts last night. The head is definitely deeper than the JPX900 and the footprint seems bigger from he set up position, very confidence inspiring like the JPX900 but a little improved. Finish and graphics are very similar to the 900 which is very nice if you like the satin Mizuno blue and I do love it just like the satin black I recently had done to my JPX driver and 3 metal. 

regiwstruk: My current gamer is a Titleist 917D3, and this is definitely replacing that. I used a JPX 900 from November 2016 through June 2017 — biggest differences are the sound and that the distance is up there with at least one of the leaders in the market. Anxious to see how it does on the course! 

Paul065: It is high launch, low spin yes but I wouldn’t say it was targeted at the average golfer. It’s basically their version of Callaway Epic Sub Zero. Rory used the Sub Zero. 

Tommyj: I went down to Carls yesterday specifically to look at the ST180. I’ve read some comments that the face looks closed. When I picked it up it was in the 10.5D position and did look slightly closed but then looked perfectly square at 9.5D and also square at 10.5D which seemed sort of odd. The shape is not for me, I had a Cobra F6 and while the ST180 footprint isn’t that big its still substantial. I like blue on drivers and the ST180 has a real quality look to it with the matte finish, having said that I’m not sure I’d want to be looking at that shade of blue all the time. The sound was an absolute killer for me, it was completely unexpected because I always associate Mizuno with being traditional and understated… ST180 launch was lower than G400 in the neutral setting, about the same when I lofted the Ping down.  ST180 was noticeably lower than D2. Longest driver of the three was G400, followed by ST180 then D2. For me the ST180 had the widest dispersion with G400 being the most accurate (by a wide margin).

Discussion: Read more comments about the ST-180 driver here

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