Ping Golf’s G30 driver was one of the breakout equipment hits in 2015. It quickly earned a reputation as one of the straightest-hitting drivers on the market, which sent it to the top of the sales list for most of the first half of the year. The on-crown fins, which the company calls turbulators, were designed to increase swing speed as well, leading to more distance.
There’s been a lot of curiosity about how the company would follow up on the success of the G30, and we got a glimpse of the sequel on Monday thanks to Bubba Watson.
The Ping staffer, who is on Hawaii for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, shared a video of him hitting the new G Series driver off the deck on the 18th hole at Kapalua Resort’s Plantation Course, replicating one of Watson’s most famous shots.
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) January 4, 2016
The crown appears to show the return of turbulators, while the USGA’s list of conforming driver heads shows a weight port in the sole.
We’ll learn more about the G Series driver, which will come with at least another model, called the G Series LS, soon.