Ping i25 Driver Adjustment Guide + (CHART)


Is the Ping i25 driver adjustable?

Yes, the Ping i25 driver is adjustable. The adjustment is done on the driver’s hosel to raise or lower its default loft. The hosel adapter features the adjustment settings supported by the Ping i25 driver.

 

How do I adjust the Ping i25 driver?

The loft of the Ping i25 driver can be adjusted using the hosel adapter and the wrench that comes with the driver. The adjustment makes a minor change to the stated loft. The setting options on the adjustable hosel are the standard dot setting, the + setting and the – setting.

The Ping i25 driver is a part of the Ping i25 series of golf clubs. The other clubs in this series are the irons that range from the 3-iron to 9-iron, four wedges comprising the pitching wedge, utility wedge, sand wedge and lob wedge as well as the fairway woods. It’s worth noting that only the lofts of the driver and fairway woods can be adjusted. The irons and wedges don’t support the adjustment of their lofts.

The Ping i25 driver focuses on offering its players optimal spin, maximum distance and accuracy at the same time. The hosel is aerodynamically lightweight that makes it easy to swing the driver. The tungsten weights assist in producing maximum rollout and maintaining a consistent swing weight across every strike. These weights also play a great role in making the driver extremely forgiving and a good choice for players of all levels.

The sleeve of the compact driver is designed using aerospace-grade aluminum while the screw that acts as the weight is made of titanium. The clubface is thin around the edges and thick at the edges so that it can help players gain ball speed.

The + setting and – setting are located on either side of the standard dot setting. The standard dot setting represents the default loft. The + setting helps in increasing the stated loft by 0.5° while the – setting decreases it by 0.5°. This adjustment is supported by all three variants of the Ping i25 driver. The other drivers that support the same adjustment settings are the Ping i20 driver and the Ping G25 driver.

Golfers have noticed that increasing the loft of their Ping i25 driver helps them to hit a draw better.

The ball goes up higher and the spin is also more with the raised loft. Additionally, the clubface tends to close slightly when there is an impact. On the other hand, lowering the loft assists players in rendering a fade with their driver. With this setting, the spin is lesser and the ball launch is also lower. The clubface also opens up marginally at the time of an impact.

 

Ping i25 driver adjustment

 

Ping i25 driver loft adjustment chart

While the Ping i25 and i20 drivers come with 8.5°, 9.5° and 10.5° loft options, the Ping G25 driver is available with an additional 12° loft option.

The table below gives the various loft adjustment settings for all three variants of the Ping i25 driver. It also shows the loft adjustment options of the Ping i20 and Ping G25 drivers.

 

Driver

Standard Loft

Increased Loft (+0.5°)

Decreased Loft (-0.5°)

 

Ping i25

8.5°

9.5°

10°

10.5°

11°

10°

 

Ping i20

8.5°

9.5°

10°

10.5°

11°

10°

 

Ping G25

8.5°

9.5°

10°

10.5

11°

10°

12°

12.5°

11.5°

 

Ping i25 driver weight adjustment

The Ping i25 driver comes with a weight screw that is located between the two tungsten weights. This weight can assist in adjusting the swing weight of the driver based on the weight and length of the shaft that is most suitable for the golfer. However, the weight by itself is not adjustable.

The two tungsten weights are slightly large and feature high density. They are present on the back of the sole of the driver on either side. These weights help in lowering the center of gravity, maximizing rollout and lowering the spin at the same time. Their positioning assists in increasing the driver’s resistance to twisting or moment of inertia, thereby making the Ping i25 a very forgiving driver that is easy to hit.

The Ping i25 supports six weight choices apart from the two stock weights. They are the 2.5g, 4g, 5.5g, 7g, 8.5g and 10g weight options. These weights can be fit into or removed from the driver using the manufacturer’s wrench that comes with it.

The steps given below guide you through the process of adjusting the weight of the Ping i25 driver.

  1. Insert the Ping wrench into the slot in the weight and turn the wrench in the anticlockwise direction a few times. Do this for both the weights until they become loose.
  2. Take the weights off and replace them with any two weight options of your choice.
  3. Put the wrench into the weight slot once again and turn it in the clockwise direction to tighten and secure them in place. You will often have to do the same number of turns that you did to remove them.

 

If the driver is fitted with a heavier weight towards the front and a lower weight to the back, the driver has increased center of gravity.

As a result, the distance will be more but the spin and launch angle will be less with the Ping i25 driver featuring this setup.

In contrast, if the driver has less weight in the front and more weight at the back, the driver encompasses an increased moment of inertia. This results in a high launch angle and spin while the distance rendered is considerably less.

It’s highly recommended that you make the weight adjustment only after playing a few games with the standard setting and determining if you really want a change. These weights must not be tightened by hand as they can loosen when you swing the Ping i25 driver. This can affect your game drastically.

 

Ping i25 driver draw setting

The Ping i25 driver can be easily set for a draw. The only setting that must be made is to increase the loft of the driver. You will need to use the Ping wrench that comes with the driver for the adjustment.

 

The steps to set the driver for a draw are given below.

  1. Rest the Ping i25 driver vertically on the ground or horizontally on a flat surface. If you are positioning the driver vertically, make sure that the club shaft rests firmly on the ground and the clubhead faces upwards.
  2. Insert the wrench into the screw that is located behind the head of the driver.
  3. Turn the wrench to the right until you notice the screw coming loose.
  4. Pull the clubhead gently from its position over the club shaft.
  5. Reseat the clubhead taking care to ensure that the + marking on the hosel adapter and the default loft marking on the clubhead are in line with each other. Depending on the driver variant that you use, this setting results in the following change.
  • The loft of the 8.5° driver gets increased to 9°.
  • The loft of the 9.5° driver gets raised to 10.5°.
  • The loft of the 10.5° driver gets incremented to 11°.
  1. Put the wrench back into the screw and turn it again to the left. The number of turns is usually equal to the number of turns done earlier in Step 3.
  2. Stop the turning action when you hear a click sound. You must stop turning as soon as there is a click sound as overturning can damage your driver.

 

The setting for a draw does not make much change to the driver from its default setting. This is because the loft increment is only 0.5°.

It’s worth keeping in mind that only the manufacturer’s wrench must be used for loosening or tightening the screw. The clubhead may get damaged if any other wrench is used for this purpose.

Ernie

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