Description The fade-biased design of i15 Driver meets the needs of golfers who place a high priority on working their tee shots. The traditional pear-shaped 460cc titanium head is engineered with a bulge crown design and deeper face to optimize energy transfer for greater ball speed and the solid feel preferred by better golfers. Internal weighting reduces spin and the hosel is positioned slightly back from the face to help promote tour-preferred trajectories and control.
Summary: Have owned and tested numerous drivers over the past 20 years and I must say that this is the WORST driver I have ever used by far. I have been using a number of Callaway Drivers (FT 3, FT 5, FT 9) over the past few years and hit these drivers reasonably well. A friend had this Ping driver which he hits OK, I liked the look so I bought one off Ebay at my usual specs. I am left handed so the set up looked very "toe up" which was a little unusual compared to my Callaway drivers. From the get go all I kept hitting was very Low "Duck hooks", the more I hit this driver the worse I got. It basically ruined my swing for a few weeks. This is the worst driver I have ever hit!!!!!
Summary: Bought this driver used from Golf Galaxy and after 3 balls on the range, the epoxy came undone. What a pillock thing to happen! Anyway, took it back to GG and I will have it back in a few days. I will give a more thorough update next week..... Stay tuned.
Similar Products Used: titleist 975J (splendid), cobra F speed (rubbish), cobra X speed (rubbish).
Review Date July 2, 2011
Overall Rating 5 of 5
Value Rating 5 of 5
Reviewed by: William Davis(Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 80s
Model Reviewed: Ping i15 Driver
Summary: I played the Ping G10, which was the best driver I ever had, until I tried the i15. The i15 is by far the best driver I have ever used. My fade shots go farther than my draw shots with the G10. The straight or draw driver are out of this world. Many par fours are now driver 9iron or pitching wedge. I got a good buy from ebay, other wise I probably would not have bought one. Well worth it.
Summary: Well, I have had this driver for about 6 months now, so I think I have enough experience to write a review about it...Let's see. 9.5* face, and I changed the shaft from the Graphite Design YS6+ stiff to a UST Proforce X flex within a week, the YS6 is a noodle in your hands unless you are a smooth swinger, which I am not. I loved this driver after that, and played it exclusively without a moment of non love for a few months. It was hitting straight, high, and FAR. Then, I guess about a month and a half ago, I started hearing a different sound, and having control issues. I thought it was my swing and a sh** storm of changing this, and that followed. It got to the point that I went back to the G2 last week, that has been old faithful forever. It worked, and I started hitting fairways again, and crushing it again (stiff shaft though so distance was from that probably). I was ready to part with the I15 and put it on the BAY for sale. So, I go to take pics.....and noticed somthing in the face. It was caved in! Right above the sweet spot, a little on the toe. That explains the ending of my love affair, and the months of struggling thinking it was my swing, the darn thing caved. If I were rating this driver on the pre face caveage, it would be a 5 in distance, a 5 in control, and a 5 in workability. And it still will be a 5, just not in value. I can't wait for Ping to send out the new one, and i can go back to hitting fairways, and feeling the beast that is the I15 back in my hands again, and retire the G2 for backup purposes, which it has done very well with, but it doesn't have the BOOM and workablity of the I15.
Customer Service: Ping is great when their stuff screws up, but if you want something changed, like swing weight, or lie/loft, prepare to sell your car, or house.
Similar Products Used: G2, titleist's out the wazoo, Ft3 tour.
Model Reviewed: Ping i15 driver 9.5* with AXIVcore stiff flex shaft
Summary: This is a good, deep driver. I was looking for a fade-bias and a premium shaft, so the i15 with the AXIV fit the spec. After using it for the summer there are a couple of things that are worth considering.
First, I cut it down to 44.5". The stock club is nearly 46", too long. That made quite a difference in terms of taking spin off the ball.
Second, tee it high because the sweet spot is high on the face. Take a look at the club from the toe end, you'll see that the crown is very pronounced which leads to a higher center of gravity. That keeps the trajectory down, a good thing. I noticed that I actually hit the ball lower once I tee'd it up a bit.
My guess is you'll be able to get a good deal on an i15 this winter because I don't think it's been a very successful club for Ping (the G15 has been dominant as most folks want a club they draw every time). Probably the end of the line for the i15, not many guys looking for a mid trajectory power fade these days.
Hope this helps.
Customer Service: Not required
Similar Products Used: Last 3 Drivers: Ping G5, Taylormade R510, Titleist 975D (I keep a driver for about 3 seasons)