The release of a new range of PING golf clubs is a highly anticipated event on the golfing calendar as, unlike many other manufacturers, it only comes around every two years. Improving on the undoubted quality and incredible success of the G410 range was always going to require something special from this iconic American brand, and there can be no question that the PING G425 range is exactly that.
For many years now PING have produced a range of fairway woods and hybrids that inspire confidence when placed behind the ball. They have always been experts at making the head look larger than it is, and the shallow faces have proved to be incredibly easy to pick up even when hitting from tight lies. Never a company to rest on their laurels PING have made some great improvements in the release of the G425 fairway woods and looks set to be their best range ever.
The PING G425 fairway woods benefit from FaceWrap design which sees a thin, high strength maraging face wrap around into both the sole and crown. This allows the face to flex more and produces superb ball speeds even on off centre strikes.
The innovations continue with the introduction of Spinsistency technology; the face of the fairway woods are constructed with face curvature that modifies the roll profile, especially low on the face. When shots are struck low on the face, they will tend to launch low and rise due to a high spin rate. The Spinsistency design essentially lowers the loft on the bottom part of the face so shots that are struck there will leave the club with lower spin and increased ball speed. Low strikes are the most common of all mishits with a fairway wood or a hybrid so this technology will make a huge difference to all levels of golfer.
There is a new, strategically positioned sole weight which serves to increase the M.O.I of the PING G425 fairway woods making it the most forgiving fairway wood they have ever produced. A three-dot alignment system has also been added to the crown, to aid with alignment visuals. Like the range of the G425 range the fairway woods look superb, and PING have hit the jackpot with the new stealthy all-black colour scheme.
There are the same three models available in the fairways as in the driver. The G425 Max is the most versatile of the three and will be the most popular for that reason. The G425 LST is the low spin offering and its slightly smaller, compact head will be used more by the better player. It is also a great option for the golfer who struggles to keep the ball flight down. The SFT variant is for the golfer that tends to slice the ball too much and benefits from a fixed heel weight to give the club more of a draw bias.
The stock shaft options are excellent. The standard PING Alta remains and this popular shaft is likely to suit most golfers. There is a new ultra-lightweight PING Distanza 40-gram shaft which will be a perfect fit for senior golfers and those with a slower swing. There are also premium offerings that are available without any upcharge including the PING Tour 65/75, the superb Tensei AV Raw Orange and the tour proven Aldila Rogue White.
PING golf clubs now come with the Arrcos shot tracking system embedded into the grip, perfect for the golfer that like to keep track of their on-course performance and statistics.