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Ping G10 vs Ping G15 vs Ping G20 Driver Comparison


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#1 rocker40

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:50 AM

Has anyone been able to compare these three versiona of the Ping Drivers?

Im looking at comparisons in distance, forgiveness and lauch angle...

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:55 AM

From G10 - G15 - G20:
Launch angle increases slightly
Spin decreases slightly
Forgiveness increases slightly (although the G15 & G20 are much more forgiving low on the face than the G10).
G10 - G15 was a bigger step than G15 - G20.
Distance will depend on what your ideal launch conditions are, but in general I believe they have gotten slightly longer with each update.
However, the key is optimization.  A G10 with the perfect shaft for you will outperform a G20 with an ill-fitting shaft.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM

I've hit the G15 and G20 and didn't like either one of them.  Neither launched the ball high enough for me.  I swung the G20 last Wednesday at a Ping Demo Day at our club and promptly put it back.  Didn't like the launch or the swing feel at all.  Felt kind of dead.  I've tried the G15 in the past and didn't like that one either.  I also demoed the I15......dang that thing is nice, feels great, launch is penetrating and long!!  I didn't really get all the lose of distance/direction everyone is always complaining about on mishits.  I might be buying one of these!!

I really like the K15.  Sounds great, feels great and launch is where I need it and puts the dang thing in the fairway all the time.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 11:57 AM

Does the G20 really spin less than the G15?  I had a fitter that I really respect tell me that in his limited experience with the G20 that he was seeing players get higher spin out of the G20 than the G15 - he did not quantify the amount of increase spin - just that he was in general seeing players getting higher spin numbers out of the 20 than the 15

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 02:30 PM

View Postpwrfade, on 23 October 2011 - 11:57 AM, said:

Does the G20 really spin less than the G15?  I had a fitter that I really respect tell me that in his limited experience with the G20 that he was seeing players get higher spin out of the G20 than the G15 - he did not quantify the amount of increase spin - just that he was in general seeing players getting higher spin numbers out of the 20 than the 15

With the same shaft and the same loft head (real loft, not stamped loft), the G20 is going to spin slightly less.


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Posted 23 October 2011 - 02:36 PM

Too long stock....do they have 45 or 44.5 in fitting cart?

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 04:54 PM

How can a driver that launches high, spin less.  Seems to me a low CG, with back weight, will cause the ball to launch high with back spin.  What am I missing here?

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 05:06 PM

View PostNessism, on 23 October 2011 - 04:54 PM, said:

How can a driver that launches high, spin less.  Seems to me a low CG, with back weight, will cause the ball to launch high with back spin.  What am I missing here?

I think it has to do with the vertical gear effect - the higher the ball is hit above the CG, the less it will spin.  This is what happens when you hit a ball high on your driver face - it launches high, but spins less.  Reason being, you hit it further above the CG.  However, deep CGs increase spin because they cause an increased dynamic loft at impact.  As the club is delivered to the ball, a deep CG causes the head to tilt upward slightly, increasing both launch and spin.  For the highest launch and lowest spin, the CG would be low and forward.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:22 PM

interested in seeing this discussion pan out a little more...i am thinking of ordering a G15, 9.5 degree, upgraded axivcore red shaft, vs. G20 9.5, 169d tour shaft. Thoughts??? It seems they may be a wash...might as well save a few bucks!

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:30 PM

View Postheisagoalie, on 24 October 2011 - 12:22 PM, said:

interested in seeing this discussion pan out a little more...i am thinking of ordering a G15, 9.5 degree, upgraded axivcore red shaft, vs. G20 9.5, 169d tour shaft. Thoughts??? It seems they may be a wash...might as well save a few bucks!


i think that all 3 are great drivers. I've played a g10 off and on for the last three seasons, and i really did love this driver. It was long and really forgiving. that being said the g15 is even better. If you look around here you'll see that guys love the g15 driver. I have never actually not heard of anyone saying that it was no amazing. You can get a brand new g15 driver from discount dan's for a very good price. Give them a call you'll be impressed. I would game a g15 without a doubt right now, but my Rapture v2 is just pure money. I liked the rapture series better than the g series drivers, but that's just me. I've played g10, V1, and v2 this season, and have to say that the rapture was the longest but least forgiving. The g10 was the most forgiving, but was the shortest (by a few yards) and the V2 is a great compromise between the two. A v2 with the right shaft is a hard head to beat....


Sorry for my tangent about rapture v2 drivers. I know they are not a part of the topic. I have hit the g20 at the range, and man it is really straight. I had a hard time hitting it anything but dead straight actually.



I would say that either the g15 or g20 would be a great stick. If it were me id go g15 and save some cash

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:49 PM

Well said, HoosierHacker, and I'll just add that the K15 can also be in on this discussion, as it is a sweet driver as well.  I've currently got a stock Rapture V2 with BB, stock G15 Draw with TFC, and a K15 reshafted with a BB, and they're all amazing.  I definitely see why you love your Rapture V2, as it is a great driver.  But I was playing my old reliable G15 Draw yesterday, 10.5* with TFC R flex, and it was just outstanding.  The K15 is no slouch either.  I'd love to try the G20, but I'll be happy with my current stable for now until the G20 comes down in price to try one out.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:52 PM

View Postheisagoalie, on 24 October 2011 - 12:22 PM, said:

interested in seeing this discussion pan out a little more...i am thinking of ordering a G15, 9.5 degree, upgraded axivcore red shaft, vs. G20 9.5, 169d tour shaft. Thoughts??? It seems they may be a wash...might as well save a few bucks!

I haven't hit that particular G20 combo, but I play the G15 digitally lofted to 10.0 degrees with the Axivcore Tour Red 69S tipped 1/4".  It gives me ideal launch conditions and feels very stable.  I do think just from what I've heard the the two choices you gave would play similarly.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:46 PM

View Postserveitup911, on 23 October 2011 - 10:55 AM, said:

From G10 - G15 - G20:
Launch angle increases slightly
Spin decreases slightly
Forgiveness increases slightly (although the G15 & G20 are much more forgiving low on the face than the G10).
G10 - G15 was a bigger step than G15 - G20.
Distance will depend on what your ideal launch conditions are, but in general I believe they have gotten slightly longer with each update.
However, the key is optimization.  A G10 with the perfect shaft for you will outperform a G20 with an ill-fitting shaft.


Well said :hi:

Count me as another vote for the K15 as I was getting about 10 yards more than my G15, but I was still very happy with my G15.  At this point, I wouldn't even really consider an upgrade to the G20 unless I got one heck of a deal on a pre-owned one.  The 15-line is just that good, especially with the right shaft.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:04 PM

I built a g15 with a Miyazaki 43r this weekend for my FIL and was killing it.... Reg flex and all. Really surprised how stable this lightweight shaft was considering I was swinging pretty hard. 110 ish ss. G15 is a good feeling head.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:22 PM

Got my G20 a little to late to tell. Ground is getting soft. It's all carry at this point. The G20 does carry about 5-7 yds further. Tried it this weekend when course was empty. Same lofts, (both digitally lofted), Same balls, (NXT & E-6) Hit some with each club on a number of fairways. I find both very forgiving. The new shaft in the G20 feels 'tighter', less play in it. G20 will draw, for me, more than G-15. I carry  about 230, not a titanic hitter, both are fairway finders. Mishits are not that far off with either, slight edge to G20. I would say if you got a G15 you would not miss much. The price is right now too. I had a G10 but just never really got to like it. G20 and15 could be a dead heat. G10 not in the race. Ball flight tells me when the summer comes the G20 is going to 'run' a lot more. FWIW. Good luck.


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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:35 PM

View Postheisagoalie, on 24 October 2011 - 12:22 PM, said:

interested in seeing this discussion pan out a little more...i am thinking of ordering a G15, 9.5 degree, upgraded axivcore red shaft, vs. G20 9.5, 169d tour shaft. Thoughts??? It seems they may be a wash...might as well save a few bucks!

Exact driver I have.  Launch is good and ball gets plenty of roll.   If I miss the shot, it is the indian and not the arrow.  Any guy in our group that hits it says it is the best feeling club they have hit.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 09:37 PM

Had the G10 in 7.5 loft and v2 high launch shaft- loved it.

had the G15 in 7.5 and 9* with different shafts- loved them.

Tried a G20 in 8.5 (don't remember if it was the tour or non tour shaft)- didn't like it. I'm going back to the G15 and will probably throw a whiteboard or F1 in it.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 09:53 PM

I've had them all (and many of each) and have gamed the G15 since they came out. I have a couple G20's and like them but I'm finding a slight bit more consistency with the G15. At the current price, I will probably pick another one up too.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 10:34 PM

I had the g10 with a stock v2 and now game a g15 with the aldila.  I would have to agree that the g15 is more forgiving than the g10.  However, i much preferred the look of the g10 and liked the v2 better as well.  For whatever reason I feel like the g10 looks more compact.  I think they're the same length from heel to toe but the g10 looks smaller from the face to the back of the club if that makes any sense.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:36 AM

View Postbogeylee, on 24 October 2011 - 10:34 PM, said:

I had the g10 with a stock v2 and now game a g15 with the aldila.  I would have to agree that the g15 is more forgiving than the g10.  However, i much preferred the look of the g10 and liked the v2 better as well.  For whatever reason I feel like the g10 looks more compact.  I think they're the same length from heel to toe but the g10 looks smaller from the face to the back of the club if that makes any sense.


It does. Side by side the G10 has a deeper face. The G15 is slightly longer heel to toe and face to back.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:05 PM

Love my G 15 but I cracked the face on it yesterday... wont get it back for 3 weeks Posted Image

Thinking about putting a better shaft on it cause of descending angel is steep or get a great deal on a g 20

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:09 PM

View Postserveitup911, on 24 October 2011 - 12:52 PM, said:

View Postheisagoalie, on 24 October 2011 - 12:22 PM, said:

interested in seeing this discussion pan out a little more...i am thinking of ordering a G15, 9.5 degree, upgraded axivcore red shaft, vs. G20 9.5, 169d tour shaft. Thoughts??? It seems they may be a wash...might as well save a few bucks!

I haven't hit that particular G20 combo, but I play the G15 digitally lofted to 10.0 degrees with the Axivcore Tour Red 69S tipped 1/4".  It gives me ideal launch conditions and feels very stable.  I do think just from what I've heard the the two choices you gave would play similarly.

The two choices will perform fairly similarly, but with different feels.  I've hit both combo's (as well as the Axivcore Tour Red in the G20) and they performed similarly.  The differences in feel is difficult to explain.  The Axivcore is probably more stable and, TO ME, feels like there's more weight down at the head vs. the Tour 169.  They are both counterbalanced shafts so it definitely helps with the swingweight stay similar at around D3 (at standard length).  Put a non-counterbalanced shaft in the G20 at standard length, and you'll have a driver with a swingweight of about D8!!!

I prefer the feel of the G20 head and feels like it's a touch hotter than the G15 on mishits.  They used a different grade Titanium in the G20 and feels different ... I don't know if it's the titanium that changed the feel, but feels slightly different nevertheless.
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:23 AM

Does anyone have any thoughts on the standard Ping TFC shaft in the G15 driver? I have a 91 mph swing speed and am curious. Seems like all the coments have upgraded the shaft.  Thanks!
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:35 PM

View PostMcRanch, on 15 January 2012 - 11:23 AM, said:

Does anyone have any thoughts on the standard Ping TFC shaft in the G15 driver? I have a 91 mph swing speed and am curious. Seems like all the coments have upgraded the shaft.  Thanks!
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:50 PM

View PostMcRanch, on 15 January 2012 - 11:23 AM, said:

Does anyone have any thoughts on the standard Ping TFC shaft in the G15 driver? I have a 91 mph swing speed and am curious. Seems like all the coments have upgraded the shaft.  Thanks!

I've never had a problem with the Ping TFC shaft from a G10 to a G15 to a K15.  Keep in mind, no stock shaft is safe here on WRX, but that doesn't mean all of them suck (though some definitely do, just not the Ping TFC imho).

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:52 PM

G10 has been a great driver. I skipped the G15 and now have the G20. I was really surprised how low spin the G20 is, and I got great LM #'s with the stock 169D Tour shaft. The G20 was digitally lofted, and the G10 has a different shaft (X-Con6) but with these setups the G20 seems to launch lower. G20 forgiveness is just silly and it's been really good on-course for me. I prefer the sound and feel of the G10 at impact, as the G20 is just a little firm/clangy at impact, but it hits so straight I got over that quickly. I play both at 45" and control has been good, with distance advantage going to the G10, and forgiveness easily going to the G20.
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:25 PM

Had my G10 since they were released, It was 9* with red Pro Launch red in S flex, I tried the G15 I liked it but figures were not as good as my G10, I was not looking for a driver just at range and guy in next bay had the 3 wood with stock tour stiff, and I hit it great with a nice flight and put my 10 year old TM wood out of bag, so I decided to try the driver, got a fitting sorted and it was 7-10 yds longer less spin and more carry, with swing speed of 100-108 on trackman, from what I remember the ball speed was 155-165, same stock tour shaft in S flex, had it in bag for 2 months now and really like it very forgiving, I would say more forgiving than G10, as I only tried the G15 I cannot say if it is more forgiving or not, Steve

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

The G20 is stunning and shockingly good!  I just switched from an Ahina/Eclipse R11 9* combo to my old backup gamer SFTP with the Fubuki to now the G20, originally with the TF-169D regular. My LM stats are here. However, I optimized it even further with a Blueboard shaft, x-flex tipped 1/2" and it's just sensational, dropping my launch angle and spin rate and softening the effect of the left side out. Well, when you pick up a brand new BB for $60, might as well use it and to think this use to be a > $200 shaft. Plus, I really like the smoothness of the BB, always did.

I still have my original G10 with the 7.5* TFC-129D shaft and it's a keeper but as most posters here have said, the forgiveness of the G20 is just too good. Sound is different as well, with a crispier ting effect on the G10. Trust me, anything sounds good after the TM drivers with their muted sound. I had the G15 9* with the TFC-149D for a little while and that was BSTed/fleabayed pretty quickly, didn't like the feel of the head.

All up, the G20 for me, knocked out some great driver combos and time will tell if its in the da bag with the upcoming R11S and the RBZ, although I never cared for the SF2.0. In the back of my mind, I still like to tinker with the shaft/weight combo some what with the TM clubs.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:29 PM

I apologize for reviving this, but anyone else have any insight into the G15 vs G20? I've currently been swinging the ZL Encore, and used a G15 this past weekend. Holy smokes it is a nice club. Thinking about picking up a G20...

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

The G20 spun a little less than the G15 when I was at a demo day on the trackman, though it could have been the TFC 169d shaft


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