PING G30 Leads in Driver Sales

Pink G30 "Bubba" Driver

Pink G30 “Bubba” Driver

PING Golf is justifiably letting the world know that, according to Golf Datatech, their G30 model is the bestselling driver on the market.

Golf Datatech, which tracks golf equipment retail sales in the U.S., says not only was the G30 tops in number sold retail in March but for January through March it holds first place as well.

According to PING spokesman Pete Samuels, “In March, the G30 driver earned a 13.2% share in units (up 23% from February) and 17.46% share in dollars (up 20% from February). For the months of January through March combined, the G30 driver ranks first in units (11.38%) and dollars (15.29%).”

“The success of the G30 driver continues as golfers are seeing the performance benefits of its overall design,” said John Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “The combination of the Turbulator Technology and T9S face are leading to faster clubhead and ball speeds for longer drives. In addition, the G30 driver also features the highest MOI of any PING driver ever designed to ensure golfers the accuracy and consistency to hit more fairways.”

Added Solheim, “It’s especially rewarding to see the G30 driver gaining even more momentum as we enter the peak season for golf equipment sales. As golfers get out on the course and have the chance to attend fitting and demo days, we’re confident players of all skill levels will experience the benefits of the G30 driver.”

The PING G30 (street price $330) was used by Angel Cabrera last summer to win the Greenbrier Classic the first week it appeared on Tour and fan-favorite Bubba Watson, after switching the same week to a G30 with a distinctive pink-shaft,  went on to lead the PGA Tour in driving distance with an average of 314 yards. Plus, Billy Horschel put it in his bag and ended the year with two wins and take the FedExCup.

Since the G30 driver arrived in golf shops in late July, it’s been the top-selling driver model combined for the months of August through March, first earning #1-selling status in September. In eight months on the market, the G30 driver holds a 13.9% dollar share and 9.63% unit share – both #1 in that timeframe.

10 Rounds with PING G30 Driver

PING G30 Driver

PING G30 Driver

The G30 driver from PING Golf got a great introduction last year when it was used by fan-favorite Bubba Watson and received a lot of air time plus of course his G30 has a vivid pink shaft which attracted fans and was easily distinguishable.

In case you want to know, Watson uses the 9-degree model opened to 8.25 degrees and the shaft is a 44 ½ inch Grafalloy Bi-Matrix Rocket Pink X-Flex (1/2 inch tipped) swinging to D4. However since he swings at 120 mph and regularly hits the ball 350 yards those specification don’t have much relevance to the average golfer (and even most tour pros).

What I was interested in was the results an average player could get so the G30 went in my bag for an extended trial in actual course conditions, i.e. wind, rain, hard and soft fairways not to mention the inconsistencies of my swing on any given day.

Striations on the crown called “turbulators” added 2 mph to Watson’s clubhead speed and presumably add speed to an average player’s swing as well.

The biggest plus for the G30 though is the confidence inspiring sound and feel at impact, characteristics club makers work on very hard and PING got the right combination with this driver.

Distance with two different tour ball brands was comparable to other drivers when tested on the course and the G30 particularly seemed to cause the ball to penetrate well into the wind.

If you are a fan of Bubba, PING clubs and results he gets, take the time to evaluate the G30. I don’t think you will be disappointed.