ClubTest 2022: 3 Ping fairway woods tested and reviewed
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This year’s ClubTest is bigger and better than ever. To help you make sense of the mountain of high-tech new clubs on the market, we put all of the latest offerings from the top golf club manufacturers to the ultimate test. Below you will find the test results and complete reviews of Ping’s new line of fairway woods.
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Ping G425 Fairway Wood Reviews
We tested: G425 Max: 14.5°, 17.5°, 20.5°, 23.5°; G425 LST: 14.5°; G425 SFT: 16°, 19°, 22°
Our take: Ever on the lookout for even the smallest upgrades—that’s what engineers do, and Ping is a proudly engineering-centric company—the G425 fairway woods and hybrids had their Turbulator crown alignment aids switched out for three alignment dots. This minor tweak drew major props from testers. Of course, proper aim is only half the battle with fairway woods; testers were at least as impressed with the low-profile design’s help in getting shots airborne without struggle.
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Ping G425 Max fairway woods
The details: It’s nice when marketing folks come up with a name that succinctly and accurately describes technology, so kudos to Ping’s team for “Facewrap.” Just like it sounds, the G425’s face wraps around the crown and sole in order to amp up ball speed and launch. Ping also upped face curvature, in large part to minimize the effects of a low miss. (“Facecurve,” anyone? Ping, let’s talk.) To address different golfers’ different needs, like lower spin or draw bias, tungsten weights reside in different, strategic spots on the soles of the Max, LST and SFT.