Bubba used Ping G20 Drivers, the all-pink driver byPingto win the Masters. "We looked back at the last few days and realized that with all the tremendous energy Bubba has created with his win at the Masters and for our brand, we needed to do more with this opportunity to give back to those in need," said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. "The response to the pink G20s has exceeded expectations at this point, so we're increasing our commitment to help bring Bubba closer to his goal of raising $1 million for charity this year." Ping G20 clubs attacts golfers after that.
It's just thatPINGis about more than looking good. This is a club maker that believes beauty is more than skin deep. Function has always been more important to PING than flashy good looks (some ofPING's early putters and iron sets are classic examples of this design philosophy - they were ugly but extremely good clubs). And, instead of making what amounts to essentially cosmetic changes, whenPINGreleases a new driver it always ensures that it provides some substantial performance improvements. It does this by ensuring that the center of gravity is optimally-positioned, the design is aerodynamic, and the club head is stable and forgiving on off-center hits.
The head shape is a very classic modern look (if there is such a thing) with a very symmetrical shape that has no weird angles or shapes going on. It does have a much larger footprint than the Pink Ping G20 Driver I used to play, however the face depth is a little deeper than some clubs of this nature, like the Callaway Diablo Octane I have been playing. Overall I have no complaints about the look, it is the kind of club that appeals to me when shopping for a new driver.
Accuracy was good, and most of my drives were in the middle. I'll give it an above-average rating for accuracy, forgiveness and workability. I can't say I was all that fond of its sound and feel on impact, but it gave me consistent results. It's hard for me to describe the sound at impact; it wasn't unpleasant, but it wasn't satisfying either. The feel was solid without being harsh, but I've hit drivers with a feel I like better than the G20 Drivers. I do have to admit that my off-center hits still felt pretty solid.
The Ping G20 is a contender for a full time spot in my bag. It still has some work to do, as do I, but this driver makes it worth putting time in on the range and on the course. Although I'm generally not a fan of the stock shaft for myself and my game, I think for the most part it will be fine for the majority of golfers out there.