Ping Driver Comparison: i25 vs G30

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i25

The Ping i25 driver is an adjustable driver that focuses on reducing spin, accurate alignment, and shaft options, to help you gain more distance and accuracy. This driver has been slightly re-designed to make the center-back portion of the crown a little lower to the ground to help lower the center of gravity and produce lower spin. To help achieve the lower center of gravity, the tungsten weights are slightly larger than the Ping i20 driver.

The noticeable change in the Ping i25 driver is the lower launch angle. The lower launch isn’t a bad thing because the ball speed inherently increases.  With an average increase of 5 mph of ball speed, it results in approximately 10 more yards of carry distance.

The Ping i25 driver has 3 different loft options: 8.5, 9.5, and 10.5 degrees – all featuring the ability to adjust the loft +/- 0.5 degree.  It also features an innovative PWR shaft that maintains a constant swing weight in every shaft option.

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G30

The Ping G30 driver also offers an industry-first design element: Crown Turbulators. This turbulator technology helps generate faster clubhead and ball speed for longer tee shots. The turbulators actually reduce the aerodynamic drag, which is where the increased speed comes from.

This driver also features the new T9S face. This face construction is made of a very strong material that’s also lightweight and thin. It optimizes face deflection across the entire face to create high ball speeds for longer drives.

The Ping G30 driver has two different loft options, 9 and 10.5 degrees – both featuring the Trajectory Tuning Technolgy which has five different settings with the ability to adjust the loft +/- 1 degree. It also comes with a TFC high-balance-point shaft. This shaft allows for a heavier had to increase the forgiveness.

Which One Is For You

The Ping i25 driver is for you if….

  • You’re looking for a driver that eliminates the left side of the golf course (from right-handed players).
  • You’ll also benefit if you’re looking to lower your ball flight and spin rates.

The Ping G30 driver is for you if….

  • You’re looking for a forgiving driver that has all of the latest technology. It’ll help you pick up those extra yards you’ve been looking for.

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Do you have more questions? Our PGA Professionals can answer them here!

Check out our other Ping comparison article: Ping Driver Comparison: G30 vs G25

Alan Unruh, PGA

Alan Unruh is a Class “A” member of the PGA of America, and holds PGA Certifications in General Management, Golf Operations and Player Development. With these certifications, he is among the 1% of PGA members that hold multiple PGA Certifications. He has a profound passion for the game of golf along with extensive experience and knowledge regarding planning and strategy for golf operations, rules of golf, tournament operations and golf swing fundamentals. Alan has also played a crucial role helping manage multiple high profile tournaments throughout his career including the USGA Women’s U.S. Open, PGA and LPGA Tour events, and multiple NCAA and AJGA events.

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