Ping G25 Fairway Wood Review

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Both the 3 & the 5 look, feel, sound, and most importantly, perform beyond your expectations for a fairway wood…and they’re sexy, like, downright gorgeous to look at.

Introduction

Clean contact, high launch and greater distance from most any lie is what PING promises with the G25 fairway woods.  A low profile design with weight at the back combines with the thinnest face of any PING fairway wood to engineer efficient energy transfer for faster ball speeds and more distance.  Versatility, confidence, and forgiveness on mishits are what these fairway woods aim to offer.

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Looks

The G25 fairway woods looks fantastic. The head’s matte-charcoal finish with the contrast of the white grooves and alignment marker give these clubs high marks in the aesthetics category.

With the club down by the ball, the club head appears slightly larger and more stretched back than most fairway woods, and the back of the club head really wants to hug the ground.  Even at address, you get the feeling that these clubs are easily high launching.  It’s an utterly sleek club with plenty of real estate on the face to ensure confidence, whether off the deck or on the tee.

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Sound & Feel

The G25 sounds exactly how a fairway wood should sound: no high-pitched ting, but rather a low, loud, satisfying smack. Even slight mishits sounded like they’d been smoked right down the middle.

The weight distribution is optimal, and the weight at the back of the club head makes for an effortlessly fluid swing.  Squared up shots and slight mishits are not significantly different in terms of the feel in your hands, and there was no ugly torqueing feel when I missed more off center.  Easy to hit and very forgiving would be understatements.

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Performance

So easy to launch, it feels like I’m cheating somehow.  Both the 3 and the 5 woods were especially easy to hit off the deck, and I would feel very comfortable using them in a variety of lies and situations.  If you’re looking for a ‘user friendly’ fairway wood to help you get the ball up and out in a hurry, look no further.  Mishits, shots hit towards the bottom of the face, it doesn’t matter, the G25 is forgiving enough to consistently give you that high launch.

I don’t hit my 3 off the tee very often, but I will certainly consider giving the G25 a go more frequently.  The slightly larger face gave me the visual confidence that I could use this in lieu of a driver if the conditions called for it.  Even when my shots were struck low on the face, the ball carried and flew as if I squared it up.

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Conclusion

Easy, easy, easy to hit and incredibly forgiving, the PING G25 3 and 5 woods are all about versatility and distance.  My 3 wood has always been a favorite, but the G25 might take that relationship to a whole new level.

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Andrew Jesernig

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Andrew grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Illinois State University where he played four years of hockey and graduated with a BA in Graphic Design. He’s since moved to Chicago along with his dog, Mickey. Andrew is the Creative Director at the design and marketing agency, RoboToaster.

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One Comment

  1. Nick hollingworth

    Hi,
    I agree with your comments and love my g25 3 wood. I have the g25 driver but although it looks similar has a tinny sound and it never feels like you hit it off the sweet spot. Are there any other drivers that are closer in sound and feel to the 3 wood? Thx . Nick

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