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So I'm thinking of ditching my 915. I've tweaked and tweaked and tweaked the settings and it still just doesn't feel right. I'm starting to think it's not the driver for me and I'm spying those turbulators on the Ping drivers.

 

The G400 is well out of my price range but I would like to hear from people who use the G and/or G30. Is there a marked difference or can I save a few bucks and get the G30?

 

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My fitting was changed to Dec13th and I will have the G400 on my list     Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

I know I may be late to the game but I just finalized a deal on a G30 LS Tech on eBay. It's got a pretty good shaft so I'm hoping I find more fairways.     Driving accuracy has always been my weak

I WISH I got a bonus....but I do like when people find a club that benefits them and with as goofy a swing as I have, I feel like it should benefit lots of folks.   So why is it better than the G30?

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The G30 did quite well in MGS Most Wanted Driver test s few years ago. I bag it with a custom shaft. When I went for a driver fitting last year my fitter wasn't able to find a realistic head/shaft combo that was worth paying money for including the G.

 

Just be careful because there are three different heads. Make sure you are getting the one that fits you best.

 

Good luck

 

 

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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G30 was a great driver for me! I went through a G fitting when I had the G30 and didn't see any additional benefits. Sound is very different, but I actually liked it!

 

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy: 

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

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G30 had better spin numbers than the G for me...as in the G spun ridiculously high for me. I hit the regular and LST in both models. I preferred the sound and feedback of the G30. Plus I imagine the G30 is cheaper than the G. Is there any real performance upgrades between the two models? I don't recall there was much difference. 

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  • :ping-small: G425 LST 3W 14.5* w/ Ping Tour 75X
  • :srixon-small: ZX Utility 18* w/ Project X 6.5
  • :callaway-small: X Forged 21* w/ Tour Issue Dynamic Gold S400
  • :taylormade-small: 2020 P770 5-PW w/ Tour Issue Dynamic Gold X100
  • :ping-small: Glide 3.0 54* & 58* w/ Dynamic Gold S400
  • :ping-small: Sigma 2 Arna - 35.25"...coming soon: Evnroll ER5B
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Thanks for the helpful input. Based on reviews I've read, that's the sense I've gotten as well but wanted to confirm with people who gave the drivers a real college try.

 

I think the Tour 65 stiff shaft will be for me. Now I just need to decide between the base and LS Tec models.

 

 

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Thanks for the helpful input. Based on reviews I've read, that's the sense I've gotten as well but wanted to confirm with people who gave the drivers a real college try.

 

I think the Tour 65 stiff shaft will be for me. Now I just need to decide between the base and LS Tec models.

 

 

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I'm a pretty high spin guy and I was fitted into the G30 with the Tour shaft. I later put an Xphlexxx Agera shaft in it to reduce spin more and that thing came alive!!! Tour's not bad, though.

 

 

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Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

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Find one of the Ping fittings, they'll have you hit both and let the numbers decide. I went with the G30 SF tec 

Driver  :titelist-small: TS 2, Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff 9.5* Setting, A2

Fairway Wood:   :ping-small: G30 Stiff Shaft

Hybrid:   :titelist-small: TS2 19* Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff shaft

Irons:     :titelist-small: 718 AP1 (4-PW) AMT Red Stiff Shafts 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTX4 52* 56*

Putter:   :cameron-small: Scotty Cameron Golo 5

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Pittsburgh, PA

 

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Find one of the Ping fittings, they'll have you hit both and let the numbers decide. I went with the G30 SF tec

They're not going to have these since they're older drivers. I have to do my best to buy on a budget so I get previous models.

 

 

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I went from the i25/stiff to the G LS tec with the tour 65 stiff shaft. Great reduction in spin and increase in forgiveness. Longer too. When I'm having a good day at the tee, it's a weapon.

<p>In my bag: Ping G LS Tec 9* Tour 65 Stiff, Cobra F8 3-4 wood HZRDUS Yellow 6.0, Calloway 21* X Forged Utility iron (steel stiff), Ping G30 white dot 4-9 Stiff 110 gm KBS tours  Scor 48,52,56,60 Wedges, Nike Method Core MC3</p><p>

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I went from the i25/stiff to the G LS tec with the tour 65 stiff shaft. Great reduction in spin and increase in forgiveness. Longer too. When I'm having a good day at the tee, it's a weapon.

Yeah. My 3 wood is the i25 and it stings the s* out of the ball. I love how it flies like a bullet. Last Saturday I hit one 270 into the wind and surprised myself big-time.

 

 

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They're not going to have these since they're older drivers. I have to do my best to buy on a budget so I get previous models.

 

 

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Do you have GolfTec in your area? My local one is an authorized Ping fitter and they still have both.

Driver  :titelist-small: TS 2, Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff 9.5* Setting, A2

Fairway Wood:   :ping-small: G30 Stiff Shaft

Hybrid:   :titelist-small: TS2 19* Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff shaft

Irons:     :titelist-small: 718 AP1 (4-PW) AMT Red Stiff Shafts 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTX4 52* 56*

Putter:   :cameron-small: Scotty Cameron Golo 5

Right Handed 

Pittsburgh, PA

 

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Do you have GolfTec in your area? My local one is an authorized Ping fitter and they still have both.

I'll look into it. Any stores like that are at least an hour away so maybe I'll do some research to decide which would be the best.

 

 

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When I did my fitting with Ping (Already had the G30 Hybrid/Woods) the G series wasnt worth the extra money.  

Driver  :titelist-small: TS 2, Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff 9.5* Setting, A2

Fairway Wood:   :ping-small: G30 Stiff Shaft

Hybrid:   :titelist-small: TS2 19* Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff shaft

Irons:     :titelist-small: 718 AP1 (4-PW) AMT Red Stiff Shafts 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTX4 52* 56*

Putter:   :cameron-small: Scotty Cameron Golo 5

Right Handed 

Pittsburgh, PA

 

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I've hit both, the G30 performed much better for me, spin numbers on the G were WAY too high

 

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:cobra-small: King F7 5 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 6-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

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I have the G and it's so good, at least for me. I will say the driver is one of my strong points and I love my G. Unfortunately I didn't compare it to the G30. Wish I would have now.

Driver: Ping G 9.5*

Fairway: TaylorMade AeroBurner

Hybrid: Adams Blue

Irons: TaylorMade Burner 2.0

Wedges: TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF

Putter: Odyssey O-Works #1

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So I found this G30 on eBay and I'm so in love. But nay, I know I will never be able to afford it

 

One can dream though right?

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So I found this G30 on eBay and I'm so in love. But nay, I know I will never be able to afford it

 

One can dream though right?

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Why?

 

Mine was a demo - I paid 200 during the off season. That was just before the G came out. I'd expect that you could find a very good G30 out there for 150. It's now two models old.

 

 

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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Why?

 

Mine was a demo - I paid 200 during the off season. That was just before the G came out. I'd expect that you could find a very good G30 out there for 150. It's now two models old.

 

 

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Yeah the normal ones are affordable. This one I shared pics of has the blue finish and an upgraded shaft and it listed for $400

 

 

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:cobra-small: King F7 Hy

:ping-small: i500 5-GW
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I know this an older post... but thought I would weigh in. I play a G30 with stock stiff shaft. Neutral position. Is it long? Sure. But what I have noticed most is that even mis-hits remain comparatively long. Secondly, the big push/fade OB that used to sneak up on me during a round has been reigned in a bit with the G30. 

Ping G30 driver 9 degree

Ping G25 3-wood

Mizuno CLK hi-fli hybrid 17 degree

Ping i20 4-AW  black dot steel stiff

Ping Gorge 56ss 60ss

Ping Anser Sigma G

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I hit a G30 and G400 on a launch monitor yesterday. Didn't really get to warm up and I wasn't wearing the right shoes or a glove so I got pretty poor results. However, I did like the look, feel, and sound of both. Hardly a noticeable difference to be honest. The G400 has a smaller head that didn't quite fit my eye but others might find that appealing.

 

One funny thing is that I didn't see any increase in club speed over my 915. Ping markets the heck out of those turbulators and the reviews I've read universally reported faster swing speeds. Maybe it was the shaft. Maybe I can generate a little more club speed with the midsize grips I play (these had standard). Maybe it's Maybelline.

 

 

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In my ATumSBM.jpg Pisa, riding on a hXf3ptG.jpg 3.5+

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:cobra-small: King F7 Hy

:ping-small: i500 5-GW
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