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Anyone Still Playing PING G30 Driver?

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55 minutes ago, Double Drops said:

Anyone still game the G30 driver? I used one last year and was pretty impressed with it. Just wondering what experiences everyone else has had with it?

Yes. It changed my game going from a 10 or so down to my current 5.6. I got fitted for it about 3 years ago when it was selling at a discount ($249) along with irons (e1), fairway wood and hybrid (G30). I got an upgraded shaft on the driver at no charge. The cost for a full bag fitting on Track Man by a nationally rated fitter was $50 net.

I had some kind of Cleveland HiBore driver and 3W that I bought without any supervision and then started using my son's Nike he got in HS. The fitter said that these were junk and he was right. I won't say I never lose a ball off the tee, but if I am sufficiently concentrating I will leave a decent second shot most of the time. 

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I had the LST model and it spun a bit too low for me.  I liked it though, great club.  I don’t think Ping has made a bad driver lately anyway so u can’t go wrong.  
 

I got fitted for a Taylormade M2 after having the Ping a few years.  Now I’m back to Ping with the g400max

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51 minutes ago, Carl3 said:

Yes. It changed my game going from a 10 or so down to my current 5.6. I got fitted for it about 3 years ago when it was selling at a discount ($249) along with irons (e1), fairway wood and hybrid (G30). I got an upgraded shaft on the driver at no charge. The cost for a full bag fitting on Track Man by a nationally rated fitter was $50 net.

I had some kind of Cleveland HiBore driver and 3W that I bought without any supervision and then started using my son's Nike he got in HS. The fitter said that these were junk and he was right. I won't say I never lose a ball off the tee, but if I am sufficiently concentrating I will leave a decent second shot most of the time. 

It is not the drivers that were junk, it is the fact that they probably didn't suit your swing.  The most important part of a club will be its shaft.  The head is next because it affects COG and spin rates.  The fitting you got for the G30 is what made it good for you.  Otherwise you would be calling that junk as well 🤷‍♀️

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4 hours ago, pganapathy said:

Otherwise you would be calling that junk as well 🤷‍♀️

I didn't call it junk, the fitter did. He used to made clubs when that was a thing. 

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57 minutes ago, Carl3 said:

I didn't call it junk, the fitter did. He used to made clubs when that was a thing. 

My bad, but the basic premise still applies.  The shaft (more) and then head (less) determine the fitting of a club.  I know the HiBore drivers were really good because I had/have one that my dad now uses.  It happened to be ideally suited to my swing more by luck than anything else, but to date I have never hit a better or more forgiving club 🤷‍♀️

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I used a G30 SFT for a while and passed it on to our son.  He still uses it and loves it.  I played a Ping G driver and there was really no difference.  I play Cobra now.  FWIW, our son decided to keep the G30 over the G.

John

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I'm playing a G25 driver still. It is a good club for me. I can hit it high and long, with generally low spin (most of the time). I don't plan on replacing it anytime soon. 

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12 minutes ago, gray said:

I'm playing a G25 driver still. It is a good club for me. I can hit it high and long, with generally low spin (most of the time). I don't plan on replacing it anytime soon. 

I can trump that. Still playing the G5!!. May look at finally replacing it next year if i can be arsed to :-D

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3 hours ago, RussUK said:

I can trump that. Still playing the G5!!. May look at finally replacing it next year if i can be arsed to :-D

I have a G10 I’m not using in case you want to work your way up... lol!

John

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I use a Ping G10 and have loved it for many years.  Shaft is a UST Proforce (not the stock Ping shaft); made a huge difference.  I have not hit the newer drivers better so am sticking with it.  As someone earlier mentioned, a shaft matched to your swing speed will make a big difference.

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