Hybrid or utility iron?
Golf is never a clean-cut easy game, and we often find ourselves in unfavourable lies. When disaster strikes, which club do you reach for to get your game back on track?
How do you think you’d feel standing on the first tee at The 150th Open? At the Home of Golf, with the R&A clubhouse looming over you and the fans expecting… Would you be able to pull off the shot, or would you be overwhelmed by the noise, the occasion and the pressure? Even if we strip all that back and plonk you on the first tee of the Monthly Medal, nerves are a very real and understandable part of it.
You might not be pulling out a driver at St. Andrews but, wherever you’re playing, a good first strike is important for your confidence. If it’s the big stick then maybe even more so. It sets you up for a good round, while a bad strike puts you immediately on the back foot and can be hard to shake.
If you’re looking down at the same driver that the likes of Cameron Champ & Viktor Hovland see that can’t hurt matters. The look is one thing, but knowing it’s what the best of the best see before nailing those all-important drives inspires a level of confidence that allows you to hit the shot you want and set yourself up to carry it through 18 holes.
They’re just the pick of the bunch when it comes to Tour stars benefitting from PING G425 drivers. We are talking about the drivers that have allowed Champ to become to PGA Tour’s longest driver and Viktor Hovland to become one of the best in the world.
While most of the ones you’ve seen on Tour will be the PING G425 LST driver, which is the lowest-spinning & most workable of the bunch, there’s also the most universal option in the G425 Max. Hey, they’ve even got a G425 SFT (Straight Flight Technology) option that says a big fat ‘NO!’ when you try to slice one into the trees!
All of these models come with tons of different spec options, so the best way you can prepare for the first drive of that Monthly Medal (and all the other drives after that) is to visit us for a fitting session.