Martin Hopley

The Ping G20 driver has a slightly wider face than the G15 and at address the head appears bigger, although not quite as large as the K15. This is achieved by a shallower crown and also visually by a lighter metallic silver finish.

It's interesting that Ping have moved away from black to something slightly lighter. It does look very good but for us is certainly a little more reflective in bright conditions when compared to the previous black colour.

The size and shape of the longer head look much better than the G15 and the sound and feel at impact were excellent and the ball took off on a slightly higher but more penetrating trajectory than the G15. The G20 driver also comes with Ping's own TFC 169D shaft that seems a little more stable than in the past thanks to the higher kick point and feels quite powerful.

There is also a Tour version of the shaft that will give you a lower trajectory and this will be excellent for those with higher swing speeds, so make sure you get custom fitted as the combination of shaft and loft will be important.

We really liked the G20 driver and the enhancements are all excellent and we think it is the best Ping driver since the G5 so it is well worth checking it out.

Following Bubba Watson's victory at the 2012 Masters, using a Pink G20 Driver, Ping announced that 5000 limited edition Pink G20s would be available with proceeds going to Bubba Watson charities. We've not seen a Pink G20 in the flesh but given the small numbers and large demand if you get one keep hold of it!

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Ping G20 Driver - Product Details

UK Launch27 July 2011
USA Launch27 July 2011
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Right Handed Lofts8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexLight, Regular, Stiff, X Stiff
Manufacturer's WebsitePing Website

User Reviews

John Disbury
December 2012

Bought the G20 to replace a stiff shafted Srixon, not enough clubhead speed.

I am now confident, using the driver, that there is a better than evens chance that my natural fade does not turn into a vicious slice. Distance off the tee is now consistent assuming I do not fluff it.

Will recommend the Ping G20 to any of my friends.

Brad Blair
August 2011

The G20 felt very good and certainly had some pop to it. The head looks massive and has a more low-profile look that I expected. Interestly looks more like a Callaway designed crown, but I do prefer the lighter colour to the former G15 look. The Tour Shaft did make a difference and added a more penetrating ball flight to my swing. Easy to hit, and can get the ball in the air, probably perfect for a 10-20 handicapper.

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Media Reviews

Golf World
March 2012
They've designed confidence.. it excels in forgiveness
Golf Monthly
October 2011
Grey crown looks great.. forgiveness has come a long way

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