Conclusion: Again, this driver is geared for the better player in mind and Ping delivers. If you are a better player looking to reduce your spin, lower your launch, and in the process gain distance, this may be the driver for you. The Ping i15 is not established yet and will be interesting to see if it can keep the momentum going.
Summary: My first round out found distances and a straight ball flight unlike anything hit in a long time. The black head is gorgeous and appears smaller to the eye. The ball fades gently on most hits and if you work to turn in over you'll create a gentle draw. The club is a low launching tool that brings ample roll out. The feel is subtle yet deep. You can tell where you hit the ball on the face and the sound on mishits is differentiated from square impacts. An excellent club!
Summary: This driver is the best Ping driver to date. I purchased the G15 when it came out to replace my Ping Rapture V2. I realized that I had made a mistake because I hit the 9 degree G15 too high and subsequently lost some distance and at 58 years old I can't afford to lose distance. I went to the PGA Superstore in Myrtle Beach and told the pro my problem.
Excerpt: The fade-biased design of PING 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 to optimize energy transfer for greater ball speed and produce 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.
Excerpt: Der i15 Driver führt eher zu einem Fade des Balls und erfüllt die Anforderungen der Golfer, denen eine optimale Anpassung Ihrer Abschläge vom Tee an die jeweiligen Spielbedingungen besonders wichtig ist. Der 460cc Titan-Schlägerkopf ist durch sein gewölbtes Kronendesign und eine tiefere Schlagfläche zur optimierten Übertragung der Schlagenergie für eine größere Ballgeschwindigkeit und ein solides Schlaggefühl konzipiert, das von besseren Golfspielern bevorzugt wird.