After keeping the Taylormade fairway wood in the bag for the majority of the season last year, I was certainly excited to take a look at the new Ping G25 fairway wood. The overall look of the clubs match well and the clubs have similar characteristics and consistency across the G25 line.
The Ping G25 Fairway wood has a few visual changes from the previous Ping G20 fairway wood. The finish on the club is more of a matt black charcoal color. Also the club head itself seems to be a bit smaller than the G20. The G25 still has a very nice sized and generous club head size.
The 33-year-old Frenchman began the day four shots off the lead and looked out of contention when he ran up a double-bogey six on the second, but birdied the fourth and sixth and then stormed home in 31. Quesne picked up shots at the 10th, 11th and 15th before chipping in from short of the 17th green and holing from six-feet for another birdie on the last to complete a closing 67.
Of all the fairway woods I tested the Ping G25 had one of the nicest profiles of all the clubs. Ping is great at giving a nice low profile that is very appealing to most golfers. It might have just been in our heads when we were testing but it seemed that the Ping G25 was the easiest cheap golf clubs to take away in your backswing.
Starting the final round two shots off the pace, Horschel took the tournament by the scruff of the neck with seven birdies in the space of eight holes from the fifth. A bogey at the 15th de-railed his charge but he bounced back superbly when stiffing his approach to the 16th and tucking home the decisive putt at the last. Horschel ranked tied second in greens in regulation at TPC Louisiana (82%) with his PING S56 irons, third in strokes gained putting (1.769) and inside the top-30 in driving distance with his PING G25.
Compared to discount RBZ Stage 2 Fairway Wood – the fairway wood is giving me an extra 10 to 15 yards on pure strikes and slight misses are comparable to good strikes with other fairway woods. I clearly enjoy this fairway wood – it’s about as good as it gets for all around performance.
In summary, this club is great. The G25 fairway wood would definitely be the biggest help for mid-handicappers or maybe some high-handicappers that might like to use it off the tee to find the fairways more often.