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The Ping G25 Fairway has been designed to offer higher ball speeds, higher launches and higher levels of forgiveness.
The large, low profile head design features a new matt black finish that looks more like the i20 fairway than the G20 fairway. Beyond the new finish, everything to do with the G25 fairway is engineered to get the ball in the air easier, quicker and longer.
The G25 features the thinnest face that Ping have ever put in a fairway wood. By using an extreme variable-thickness face, Ping's R&D team were able to trim weight from the face and place it lower and further back in the club.
Combine this with an external sole weight and naturally the club's CG moves lower and further back as well, increasing the club's forgiveness, especially on shots struck on the lower portion of the face (an area Ping claims is the most common 'miss-hit').
Although the new finish makes the G25 look more like the newer i20 or Anser fairway woods, it is designed to offer 'G' level forgiveness and launch characteristics, and will add 0.5 to 1mph faster ball speed, than the previous G20 fairway, thanks to the new face design and centre of gravity location.
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The Ping G25 fairway wood sees a couple of visual changes from the previous G20 model. Firstly and most obviously is the finish which is a matt charcoal colour that is darker than the previous silver finish, but not as dark as the matt black of the Anser range. This looks good and gives a high quality impression for those who like a sleek look.
The other visual change is the head size which is a little smaller than the G20 fairway. It is still a generous head size, but a little shorter from heel to toe. It does sit very well at address and the usual Ping low profile gives you the feeling of being able to sweep the ball away very easily.
Compared to the previous model, the G25 fairway has a thinner face and more weight lower and further back to increase ball speed and certainly it did seem to go as well as the G20. You can see the screw weight in the back of the sole section, which again is a visual change that some will like more than others.
This design also increases the forgiveness of the club and if you have problems getting your fairways going straight then this is the club for you. It was much harder than the i20 fairway to shape shots as the G25 just wanted to bang it straight. The sound was a little duller than the G20 but the trajectory was possible a little more penetrating thanks to that marginal increase in ball speed.
Combined with the better player looks, this is an ideal club for mid-handicappers or those who want a 'put-it-in-the-fairway' club from the tee. The smaller head shape did affect the sound a little and we probably preferred the sound and head size of the G20 fairway, but that is our preference as there was very little to choose between the 2 models but at least now you have the choice of styles.
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