When Ping unveiled the G30 driver and its Turbulators to the world, it was met with widespread acclaim and proved a hit when it hit the shops with sales figures making it the best selling driver on both sides of the pond in September 2014.
Compared to the G25, Ping had moved the Centre of Gravity (CG) lower and further back in the G30 in a bid to increase Moment of Inertia and forgiveness.
This combination clearly worked given the success of the club. However Ping, like many manufacturers, were keen to give the benefits of the G30 to faster swing speed players looking for a lower spinning head, so the G30 LS (Low Spin) Tec driver has been developed to meet the needs of this market.
The key to lowering the spin as been to move the CG slightly further forward than in the standard G30 which has lowered the launch angle and spin rate in the G30 LS Tec by as much as 400 rpm, resulting in greater distance and control at higher swing speeds. Ping say this spin characteristic positions this driver in their "i" category whilst maintaining the forgiveness that is the trademark of the "G" series.
The G30 LS Tec keeps all of the successful technology introduced in the G30 with the turbulator technology on the crown reducing aerodynamic drag for increased clubhead speed and ball velocity for added distance.
The thin, light T9S titanium face was a big improvement in the G30, maximising face deflection across the hitting surface to ensure faster ball speeds and longer drives on a more consistent basis.
The G30 LS Tec comes in 9º and 10.5º and like the standard model features Ping's Trajectory Tuning Plus hosel so players can now choose from five loft settings of -1.0°, -0.6°, standard, +0.6° and +1.0° giving players a full 2° of adjustability.
The LS Tec driver comes with a choice of 3 shafts. The TFC 419d high-balance-point shaft that debuted in the G30 and moves the CG closer to the grip end to increase ball speed and MOI is available, whilst the Tour 65 and 80 options promote a lower launch angle with less spin to complement the characteristics players who choose this club are looking for.