The PING G30 fairway wood builds on the performance of the G25 with more adjustability and more speed thanks to the Turbulators.
In a recent review, I dubbed the PING G30 driver the best all-around driver in golf." I'm not the only one who loves it: Billy Horschel just used one to win the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup, and Bubba Watson is using one to lead the PGA Tour in driving distance.
With all this buzz around the driver, it would be easy to forget about the fairway wood, but in the case of the G30, that would be a mistake. Just as with the driver, PING has taken a club that was already a standout and made it even better.
For most golfers, the biggest question surrounding a fairway wood is, "Can I get it airborne?" With the PING G30, the answer is almost always going to be, "Yes!". Just as with the past few G-series fairway woods, the G30 is incredibly easy to launch, even for players who are not skilled with fairway woods. That isn't to say that the G30 is just a retread; in fact, there's a lot of important new stuff going on.
First, there's the addition of the Turbulators. As I said about the driver, I can't prove that the Turbulators work, but I can say that my ball speeds were higher than with any non-titanium fairway wood that I can remember. For those that are just joining the class, more ball speed means more distance which means happier golfers.
Additionally, PING has ratcheted up the adjustability of the G30. In the past, you could only add or subtract 0.5° of loft. Now, you have the ability to add or subtract 0.6° or 1°. These loft changes will also affect the face angle which can help correct undesirable ball flights.
Overall, the G30 is a fairway wood that just doesn't have any weaknesses. It's easy to hit, but also relatively low spin. It's forgiving, but you can work the ball if you want to. It's also solid regardless of the situation - fairway, rough, or tee.