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Ping's G30 hybrid doesn't have turbulators, but it does have plenty of other technology to talk about

By E. Michael Johnson

Although the turbulators on Ping's G30 driver received much of the attention given to the G30 line of woods, it would be a mistake to look at that club and go no further.

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Take the company's G30 hybrid -- a workhorse constructed of 17-4 stainless steel with a heat-treated face designed to improve springlike effect for more distance. Internal weight pads in the heel and toe raise its moment of inertia to assist mis-hits, and a weight positioned low in the sole provides a low-back center of gravity to help launch the ball higher.

The hybrids (street price: $220 each) are available in five lofts (17, 19, 22, 26, 30 degrees) with Ping's TFC 419H graphite shaft in four flexes. Oh, and no turbulators, either.

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