Ping have handed out their new G30 driver to players including Bubba Watson at The Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour.
The new matte blue hue'd Ping G30 succeeds the G25 (released on Tour in 2012) which goes down in the history books as a solid driver that leaned a little more towards forgiveness than length.
The key feature of the new Ping G30 Driver sure to grab headlines is the presence of six fins which Ping have dubbed "Turbulators" on the crown of the club, designed to streamline aerodynamics during the swing. Better aerodynamics mean less drag, more clubhead speed, ball speed and thus distance.
The G30 is Ping’s first G-series driver release since late 2012 when the highly acclaimed G25 started popping up on Tour. The Ping G25 was widely considered as one of the most balanced drivers on the market, providing a combination of distance and forgiveness that few others could match. It seems Ping has made some improvements with its new G30.
The driver has “Turbulators,” which come in the shape of six fins on the top of the black matte crown that frame the center of the club head. With the G30, Ping also adds more “pop” to its best-selling driver line with a bright blue color scheme. The subtle addition of a blue hue, seen with a stripe on the bottom of the driver head, becomes more apparent on the head cover.