Golf might not be the most physical sport – but getting the ball in the hole, when all the odds are against you, is no easy task. Especially when you have to hit straight drivers to cover the maximum distance.
Although you can use whichever club you like to get the ball in the hole, most golfers prefer to stick to drivers, as they produce the most distance and are easy to use.
A simple online search for ‘golf drivers’ will bring up millions of results from various leading brands – and Ping almost always comes out on top.
Let’s find out what makes Ping golf drivers so special, and which drivers you should consider adding to your golf bag.
Ping golf drivers
Ping has delivered some of the most innovative golf equipment over the years, and their drivers certainly don’t fall shy of the mark.
Ping drivers boast a range of high-end features that can enhance your performance, particularly on par 4 and 5 tee shots.
These are typically constructed using advanced engineering principles. Regardless of whether you’re a beginner or PGA Tour player, there’s a driver to suit everyone.
The question is, which is right for you?
With so many different options available on the market today, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when investing in new clubs. That’s why, to help you narrow your options down, we’ve compiled a list of our top 4 Ping drivers for the 2022 season.
Ping G425 Max
Best for beginners and high handicap players
Boasting a new 26g tungsten movable weight, the Ping G425 Max driver is definitely one of the best you can buy.
It features the famous Dragonfly Technology, which repositions the centre of gravity (CG) deeper and lower in the clubface. This makes the driver more forgiving so you can hit shots straighter and further.
The G425 Max has a precision-milled face that flexes to generate faster ball speeds and distance. The refined crown and redesigned shape reduce aerodynamic drag which, in return, delivers faster swing speeds.
- Easy to hit
- Maximum forgiveness
- Stunning crown design with alignment aids in a matte finish
- Feels solid at impact
- Relatively expensive
- Minimal adjustability
Ping G LE2 Ladies
Best for female golfers
When compared to the men’s clubs, the technology in the new G LE2 range is pretty much the same. The main difference is the clubs are shorter for more control, the shafts are lighter to promote more speed, and the grips are better suited to women’s smaller hands.
The Ping G LE2 ladies driver features a rounder 460cc head that’s aerodynamically shaped. Internal-biased weighting helps right-to-left spin for straighter ball flights, and softer crown turbulators help frame the ball at address.
A thin forged T9S+ face is optimised for women’s swing speeds to increase flexing – providing more velocity and improved launch conditions – whilst the creased crown stiffens the structure, assisting with alignment.
- Faster clubhead speeds
- Suitable for almost all golfing abilities
- Lighter grips and shafts ensure comfort for lady golfers
- Maximum forgiveness
- Quite pricey
- It may be too light for some lady golfers (which is why a club fitting is always recommended)
Ping G425 LST
Best for golfers with fast swing speeds
LST stands for Low Spin Technology.
The Ping G425 LST is one of a three-driver line-up – the others being G425 Max and G435 SFT.
With its pear-shaped 445cc head and 17g CG shifting weight, spin is significantly reduced, which can be a real boon for faster-swing-speed players.
Innovative turbulators reduce the aerodynamic drag whilst the T9S+ forged face accelerates the face flexing, allowing for more distance. It’s a must-have for accurate long drives off the tee.
- Low spin – great for faster swingers
- More workability
- Powerful sound and feel
- Boasts a clean-looking design
- Premium price tag
- The sound and shape is not liked by all golfers
Ping G425 SFT
Best for slicers
Can’t stop your drives carving off to the right, no matter how hard you try? Seeking a straighter ball flight? Well, look no further than the Ping G425 SFT.
SFT stands for Straight Flight Technology.
With a 460cc head and a 23g tungsten back weight that shifts the CG closer to the heel, this slice-buster is engineered to bring shots back on-line and into the fairway.
It offers more draw bias than the G425 Max in its draw setting, and a lighter swing weight ultimately corrects ball flight.
- Tungsten keeps the clubhead weight low
- Impressive forgiveness
- Improvement in right-side misses
- Fantastic feel and sound
- Not suitable for golfers with a hook
Ready to invest in a Ping golf driver?
Why not take a look at our online collection of Ping drivers and click through to find out more about their specifications? We’re confident you’ll find a golf driver that ticks all the right boxes for you in terms of performance and budget.
If you have any questions or would like an expert opinion on which Ping driver is best for you, feel free to get in touch with Clarkes’ Golf Centre on 01744 885 294.
Alternatively, come and visit us in-store. We’d be more than happy to discuss your requirements face-to-face and can even arrange a custom club fitting.