Ping G30 Driver Adjustment Guide + (CHART)


Ping G30 Driver Adjustment

 

How do I adjust my Ping G30 driver?

To adjust your PING G30 driver, use the big plus and small plus settings help to change the standard loft in the forward direction. The big plus and small plus settings increase the default loft by 1° and 0.6° respectively. The minus settings alter the default loft in the reverse direction.

The Ping G30 series comprises a set of three drivers. These are the basic Ping G30 driver as well as the Ping G30 SF Tec and Ping G30 LS Tec drivers. All three drivers are adjustable and are available with more than one loft option.

The adjustable hosel that comes with five loft settings include the standard settings and four other settings. These five settings on the adapter are the standard circle setting, big plus setting, small plus setting, big minus setting and small minus setting.

The big minus and small minus settings decrease the loft by 1° and 0.6° respectively.

An increase in the loft results in a closed clubface while a decrease in the loft leads to an open clubface.

 

Ping G30 driver adjustment chart

The following table illustrates how the big plus and minus settings, as well as the small plus and minus settings, change the loft angle for the different drivers in the Ping G30 series.

 

Driver

Standard Loft

Big + Loft 

(+1°)

Big- Loft 

(-1°)

Small + Loft

(+0.6°)

Small – Loft

(-0.6°)

Ping G30

9°

10°

8°

9.6°

8.4°

10.5°

11.5°

9.5°

11.1°

9.9°

G30 SF Tec

10

11°

9°

10.6°

9.4°

12°

13°

11°

12.6°

11.4°

G30 LS Tec

8°

9°

7°

8.6°

7.4°

9°

10°

8°

9.6°

8.4°

10.5°

11.5°

9.5°

11.1°

9.9°

 

It must be kept in mind that changing the loft of any of the above Ping G30 series of drivers results in the lie angle of the driver also getting altered. As the loft of the driver increases, its lie angle also increases and tends to become incorrect.

Depending on how you play the game, this incorrectness can either benefit or harm your game. An increased lie angle can mean that you hit the bunkers more than you hit the green. However, it can also help you hit closer to the hole or pin.

 

Is Ping G30 driver adjustable?

Yes, the Ping G30 driver is adjustable. The driver offers more flexibility in terms of adjustment when compared to its Ping G25 predecessor.

This adjustment is performed by its adjustable hosel that supports fine-tuning the ball flight or trajectory. The Ping G30 allows four adjustment options for its loft. The Trajectory Tuning feature is another highlight of this driver.

 

How to adjust weights on Ping G30 driver

Each of the three drivers in the Ping G30 driver series comes with five different weight options. These weight options comprise the 8g, 10g, 12g, 14g and 16g weights. Each of these weights is equipped with a replacement screw. You choose a suitable weight to help you get the desired swing weight.

There are different ways you can adjust any of the above weights on your Ping G30 driver to get the preferred results. These adjustment methods are mentioned below.

 

Positioning the weight forward or backward

This positioning style has the greatest impact on how it feels when you use the driver. If you move the weight backward, the driver renders more gear effect. The ball tends to launch quite high with a relatively low spin. The reverse happens when the weight is positioned forward. In other words, forward positioning results in a low launch but more spin.

 

Positioning the weight towards the heel or toe

When the weight is positioned towards the heel, the ball will move such that you eventually tend to encounter a hook or a draw with your Ping G30 driver. On the other hand, when you position the weight more towards the toe, you will produce a slice or a fade.

It must be kept in mind that moving the weight towards the heel or toe results in a change of the usual sweet spot. You might consider doing the adjustment such that the sweet spot gets moved closer to the normal contact point.

 

Positioning the weight towards the center or perimeter

Moving the weight towards the center or perimeter of the driver has a great effect on its moment of inertia (MOI). This will, in turn, change the forgiving nature of the driver.

As the weight is positioned towards the center, the moment of inertia of the Ping G30 decreases. This adjustment also lessens the forgiving nature of the driver. If the weight is positioned towards the perimeter, the driver will have a far less moment of inertia. The driver also becomes less forgiving to a considerable extent.

 

Positioning the weight up and down

When you position the weight upwards in the Ping G30, the driver helps your ball to achieve a low launch combined with a high spin. However, a downward movement of the weight results in a high launch along with a low spin.

As with the case of positioning the weight towards the heel or the toe, the upward or downward positioning also results in a change of the default sweet spot. If you generally strike the ball low on the clubface, it’s a good idea to position the weight as low as possible. This will help you achieve a pure strike with your driver.

 

How to remove Ping G30 driver head

Removing the head of the Ping G30 driver is a relatively simple process. The head of this driver can be removed in the same way as that of any other driver in the Ping G series such as the Ping G400 and/or Ping G410.

The steps given below will guide you on how you can take off the head of your Ping G30 driver.

  1. Position the Ping G30 driver upright such that the clubhead is to the top and the shaft rests on the ground.
  2. Insert the Ping Torx limiting wrench into the screw behind the clubhead and turn it a few times to the left until the screw becomes loose.
  3. Pull the clubhead upwards and take it off the shaft.

You can put the clubhead back on the shaft and tighten the screw by turning the same wrench to the right. The number of turns is usually the same number of turns you did to the left to take off the driver head.

 

Often, golfers remove the driver head to adjust the loft of the Ping G30 driver according to their personal preferences. This can be done by aligning the arrow mark on the driver head with the big plus, small plus, big minus or small minus setting.

As mentioned earlier, the plus settings help in increasing the loft while the minus settings result in lowering the loft.

 

Ping G30 driver draw setting

Making the required setting on the Ping G30 driver is very easy. You can achieve a draw with your driver by just increasing its loft from the standard or default setting.

The following steps help you set your Ping G30 driver with an adjustable hosel for a draw.

  1. Rest the Ping G30 vertically with the shaft resting on the ground and the clubhead to the top.
  2. Put the Ping Torx limiting wrench into the screw at the back of the clubhead and make a few turns to the left until you notice the screw has become loose.
  3. Pull the driver head upward gently till it comes off the shaft.
  4. Align the arrow mark on the driver head against the big plus or small plus setting on the adjustable hosel based on how much draw you want. The big plus setting will result in more draw than the small plus setting.
  5. Secure the driver head in positioning by tightening the above-mentioned screw. This can be done by turning the limiting wrench the same number of times to the right.

 

How to adjust the Ping G30 LS Tec driver setting

The LS Tec in Ping G30 LS Tec represents Low Spin Technology. This driver is highly forgiving and a good choice for golfers with below average and average swing speeds. It also renders a considerably low flight and low spin.

The steps given here walk you through the process of adjusting the setting of the Ping G30 LS Tec driver.

  1. Keep the Ping G30 LS Tec driver upright with the clubhead and shaft to the top and bottom respectively.
  2. Insert the Ping Torx limiting wrench inside the screw behind the clubhead and do a few turns to the left until it becomes loose.
  3. Pull the driver head upwards with slight pressure and remove it.
  4. Align the arrow mark on the driver head with the preferred setting on the shaft to increase or decrease the loft from the standard setting. The plus settings increase the loft while the minus settings decrease the loft.
  5. Seat the driver head firmly in place by tightening the screw again by turning the wrench the same number of times to the right.

 

How to adjust the Ping G30 SF Tec driver settings

The SF Tec in Ping G30 SF Tec represents Straight Flight Technology. This driver is best suited for those who tend to hit their shots to the right. It is also apt for those who wish to square the clubface at the time of impact.

The steps mentioned below will guide you on how to adjust the settings of the Ping G30 SF Tec driver.

  1. Hold the Ping G30 SF Tec driver vertically with the shaft and driver head to the bottom and top.
  2. Fit the Ping Torx limiting wrench into the screw present at the rear of the driver head.
  3. Turn the wrench to the left a few times until the screw becomes loose.
  4. Raise the driver head gently and remove it from its place.
  5. Line up the arrow marked on the head with the desired setting on the driver shaft.
  6. Replace the head and seat it in position by tightening the aforementioned screw. This is done by turning the wrench in the opposite direction.

Ernie

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