Martin Hopley
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One of the best hybrids Ping made is the Anser because it was relatively low spinning and had a neutral set up that better players liked. The Ping G Hybrid has a similar set up in terms of head size and spins that little bit more to make it easier to play for most players.

Ping G Hybrid

Compared to the previous Ping G30 it is actually the same size, even if it looks to the naked eye that it is a little smaller.

Ping G Hybrid

This could be down to the different look at address as there is no gloss finish to the top line and the groove lines on the face have a darker section in the middle.

Ping G Hybrid

They look off-centre and they are deliberately so as the sweet spot is nearer the heel and Ping say this will help golfers line up the head correctly with the ball.

Ping G Hybrid

Of course there are also the Turbulator fins on the top of the crown for the first time on a hybrid too. These have no aerodynamic benefit on a head of this size and are there to 'improve alignment and inspire confidence', but I think that is passing me by.

Ping G Hybrid

On the inside is where the important changes are as the head is now made from Carpenter 455 Steel that is stronger and thinner to enable the face to have a variable thickness again for more ball speed that the G30 hybrid did not have.

This makes the face 8g lighter than in the G30 and also enables it to have more bulge and roll, which is the curvature on the face that makes it more forgiving.

Ping G Hybrid

The face also comes with a rough finish on it between the grooves which is there to reduce spin by around 200rpm.

There is also a thinner section on the sole of the club just behind the face called the Cascading Sole Design that enables it to flex a little bit more at impact.

Ping G Hybrid

All this was evident when I took both models on Trackman, with the G hybrid delivering an increase of several miles an hour in ball speed, but with lower spin so I got more carry distance.

The Ping Alta shaft with its high balance point suited the club very well and the sound and feel at impact was very solid.

Ping Alta Shaft

Overall the Ping G hybrid is a good solid club and apart from some of the crown visuals, it is difficult to fault it. It is probably leaning towards the wood end of the hybrid styling scale with its size and shape, so if that is the type of hybrid you want then you won't go wrong.

Ping G Hybrid

For some single figure players it may not stir the soul enough, but fear not because Ping has a new trick up its sleeve that you should check out called the Ping G Crossover.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
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Ping G Hybrid - Product Details

Launch UK13 February 2016
Launch USA13 February 2016
Launch RRP£180
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts17°, 19°, 22°, 26°, 30°
Right Handed Lofts17°, 19°, 22°, 26°, 30°
MaterialSteel
Shaft NameAlta 70 High Balance Point
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexLight, Regular, Stiff, X Stiff
Shaft Weight69g, 73g, 76g, 79g
Number/Loft4/22°, 5/26°, 6/30°, 2/17°, 3/19°
Manufacturer's WebsitePing Website

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September 2016

Just purchased a ping G, 3 hybrid. This is easily the best hybrid Ping has ever made. I had a G30 hybrid but all I could do with it was hit a pull hook. This club is easy to hit, but most importantly it goes straight, and is great hitting from the rough. Now I am seriously considering getting a 4 and 5 hybrid to replace my irons. If they set up as square as the 3 hybrid I will be getting them.

September 2016

I just purchased a Ping G 4 hybrid today. I played nine holes this afternoon after the purchase. I'm in shock at how good the club is. I hit the club 175-180 yds straight as possible with great loft. The club cost me $220.00. Its worth ever cent. Get one.

May 2016

An absolute gem of a club! I'm a 9 h'cap and not a long hitter. This club is so easy to hit and ball leaps off face with a great feel. Really love the trajectory and the distance. I have always been a good long iron player, but my new set of irons do not have a 3 iron. Thus, I was looking for something to fill the gap between my 3 metal and 4 iron (20 degree). I hit a boat load of 3 hybrids from every manufacturer. Narrowed my choice to Ping and Cobra. Went with Ping G2 17 degree (this is a 2 hybrid). I have played 2 rounds with it...hit 11 shots...10 were so fantastic! I'm extremely happy with everything this club has to offer...all the way down to the color makeup and price! If you are looking at a club to replace 3 iron or 5 wood, this is a must have.

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