Hybrids Explained

    Ping G Hybrid Review
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    The Ping G Hybrids falls into the game-improvement category and it retails for $230 (MSRP). What’s different about this baby compared to previous Ping hybrids is the state of the art high friction face coating which promotes lower spinning shots. If I’d have to describe the Ping G Hybrid using familiar language/gear, I’d say that Ping took their very popular (and consistent) G30 hybrid and made it longer and better. And yes indeed, it makes perfect sense for a driver to be as long as possible and the same can be said about fairway woods, but the hybrids are another story. Ping took an interesting approach, elongating the Ping G Hybrid yet keeping the G30’s accuracy, consistency and forgiveness, which is absolutely amazing. And they achieved something spectacular, i.e. the longest hybrid on the market, which still has all the characteristics of the previous generation via high-end technologies. In terms of shape and size, the Ping G Hybrid looks pretty similar to the G30.

    What’s different is the new Turbulators technology while the G30’s thin dark grey top-line is now replaced by a matte black crown. At ball impact, the Ping G Hybrid feels and sounds conservative, as a true hybrid, slightly metallic, and it feels hot and solid in the same time, providing adequate feedback. Being a longer and upgraded G30, the Ping G Hybrids performs quite well performance wise, via its Tiered internal sole and the Carpenter 455 face, not to mention the Turbulators. All these high tech upgrades/additions make for the Ping G Hybrid to be a very long and consistent piece of golf gear, which is aimed at average-better players. Bottom line, the Ping G Hybrid is worth checking out regardless of your skill level,it’s the real deal folks.