Ping G Max Driver users what loft?

presser34presser34 Members Posts: 461 ✭✭
I am wondering what loft is popular for users of the Gmax driver. I purchased one at 9 degrees Are you lofting up or finding the Max is better at lower lofts. I have a regular shaft in mine swing speed in the high 80's


  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle Members Posts: 2,667 ✭✭
    presser34 wrote:

    I am wondering what loft is popular for users of the Gmax driver. I purchased one at 9 degrees Are you lofting up or finding the Max is better at lower lofts. I have a regular shaft in mine swing speed in the high 80's

    I would think at high 80s you'd want more loft than 9 degrees. I haven't looked at new drivers in a long time, but I'm in mid 90s and use a 10.5 i20 with R flex, seem to get pretty optimal conditions.
    PING i20 10.5°
    Adams a7 19°
    PING G25 23°
    Nike VR Forged Pro Combo 5-P
    Titleist SM6 52.08F, 58.08M
    Toulon Austin

  • bogey777bogey777 Posts: 106
    I have a 9 degree turned down to an 8 degree at first i was a little worried about ball flight but i thought i would try it i have a GD BB7 shaft in it an it works very well lots of roll out
  • alfiealfie Members Posts: 1,413 ✭✭
    Shouldn't one consider their usual launch angle besides swing speed?

    I've have a pretty mediocre swing speed (about 85) and a pretty horrific launch angle of 18* and sometimes even more, so fitters (and even your regular store reps) have recommended me 10* with either 1* close face or draw driver settings. Also, isn't Ping famous for giving more loft than stated on the driver club anyways?
  • El hackerEl hacker Members Posts: 32 ✭✭
    Find your loft during fitting. If you bought used, experiment till you find the answer. We are all different and although well intentioned, will likely give you bad advise.
  • Jstdoit95Jstdoit95 jstdoit95 Members Posts: 188
    I have a 9, but have it set to 10, but I also want a little draw bias and I play a very low launching shaft.
  • DAVTRDAVTR Members Posts: 15
    Had a fitting ended with KCage reg set @ 11 straight bombs came from LSTec @ 9.5
  • JDMRN81JDMRN81 Members Posts: 422 ✭✭
    9* set to 10* for more of a closed face.
    Ping G400 Max 9* AD TP-6
    Ping G400 Stretch 3w AD IZ-7
    Ping G400 2H 17* Alta 7s
    Irons/wedges - TBD
    Toulon Columbus 34" CG custom matte black/Carolina blue
    Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis Stars and Stripes
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,705 ✭✭
    Mid 90s SS. 9* HRZDUS yellow 5.5
    Bag under construction

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  • GeezGeez Posts: 264 ✭✭
    Low 90's SS. 10.5 Alta stiff. Only one round but it I was finally keeping up with my buddy and his TM M4.
    Titleist 917D2 Diamana
    Titleist 917 16.5 Diamana
    Titleist 915 21 Hybrid
    Titleist 716 AP1 4-GW 
    Vokey SM6 56
    Odyssey #7 
  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 3,958 ClubWRX
    I have a MAX at 9*, HZRDUS yellow 6.0 76g. I ordered it with a little hotmelt high on the face hoping to cure the sound a tad, which it has but it definitely launches a little lower than a standard 9* head. These MAX heads get the ball in the air nicely. SS 100-105 mph.
    Ping G400 9* Proforce V2 66s
    Taylormade M2 15* Proforce V2 66s
    Titleist 816 H1 19*  Fujikura Motore 8.8 TS
    Srixon Z745 4-P PX 5.5 Flighted
    Titleist SM5 50/56
    Odyssey PT2
    Srixon Z Star XV
  • jimb6golfjimb6golf Members Posts: 1,504 ✭✭
    From what I was told it all depends on ball speed and launch angle. Slower swing speed and higher lofts is only a starting point. Sometimes higher swing speeds are required to deal with the backspin generated by higher lofts. In other words less of factors to consider. I'm at 9.5 with mid 90s swing speed in a stiff shaft.
  • mx745mx745 Members Posts: 54 ✭✭
    G400 max at 9 with Ping tour 65 stiff shaft- 104-108 SS Fits me perfectly.
    Ping G400 Max Driver Tour 65
    Callaway X-hot 3 wood Project X
    Ping 3 Crossover AWT 2.0
    Ping G Irons 4-UW AWT 2.0
    Taylormade RAC black 56
    Taylormade TP xFT 60
    Odyssey METAL-X MILLED #7
  • 596596 Lakeland, FLMembers Posts: 3,591 ✭✭
    Mid 90's swing speed with the G Max 9* regular flex Alta shaft. Allows me to hit it both ways as well as high or low. This club is extremely workable. I found I could work it more with the regular flex then with the stiff flex.
  • MilfordleftyMilfordlefty Members Posts: 689 ✭✭
    10.5°, Alta CB R flex. Tee with 1/2 ball above crown seeing 225 with high 80's swing speed. Tee it with top of ball at crown for low shot. Seeing nice straight flight unless I come out of thru swing (extend) and then usually see a push to the left (I am a lefty)
    Driver - Ping G400 Max 10.5°, Alta CB R flex, stock length
    FW - Ping G400 5W, 17.5°, Alta CB R flex, stock length
    Hybrid - Ping G400 4H, 22°, Alta CB R flex, stock length
    Irons - Ping G20 5-GW, CFS steel R, Black dot lie, std length
    Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth, 56° Black dot lie angle, std length, Ping Tour 58°, Black dot lie angle, std length
    Putter - Original Odyssey #7 XG w/ SuperStroke Flatso 2.0, red paint by Continental Golf
  • GolfcatGolfcat Members Posts: 673 ✭✭
    10.5 set square with 2KXV Blue Stiff - 105 mph

    Ping G400 MAX 10.5* w 2KNV Blue
    Ping i200 4-u, Glide 54, 58
    Guerin GR3 Mallet
  • erock9174erock9174 North Canton, OHMembers Posts: 3,928 ✭✭
    Bummer this is not offered in a 12 or 13.5 head.

    Driver: Ping Rhapsody 16*
    FW: Ping G400 SFT 5w
    Hybrids: Exotics XRail 23*/26*
    Irons: Ping G700 6-UW
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 56*/60* - Callaway Sure Out 64*
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne H

  • Prof3ssorProf3ssor Hit it, find it, hit it again! Members Posts: 956 ✭✭
    I have the tour shaft and it is not working for me. I will be posting it up in BST if anyone is looking for one.
    Cobra ZL - AD DI
    XTD FW
    XTD Hybrid
    P790 4-GW
    Scratch Wedges
    Cameron Select Newport 2
  • MNoonanMNoonan Posts: 750 ClubWRX
    10.5 set to the big - (1.0*) so 9.5 Tour 65
    Ping G400 MAX
    Callaway XR 16 Pro 16
    Callaway XR 16 Pro 18
    Titleist 716 AP2
    Titleist Vokey 52 F
    Titleist Vokey 58 M
    Evnroll ER5
    Titleist ProV1
  • KARL MKARL M Members Posts: 655 ✭✭
    Stamped 10.5.

    Digitally lofted at 10.8*

    Set at Neutral.

    Red Tie Stiff Shaft
    G400Max 10.5 Driver Red tie 6Q3 stiff
    917 F2 Fairway 16.5* Speeder TS mod 74 stiff
    917 F2 Fairway 21* Speeder TS mod 74 stiff
    Cobra F6 23.5* Hybrid White Tie Firm flex
    Ping G Gap-6 iron Steelfiber i95 R.flex
    Ping Anser 52* Steelfiber i95 R.flex
    Cleveland CBX 56* Steelfiber i95 R fles
    Callaway X Tour 59.5* Steelfiber i95 R.flex
    Scotty Newport 2, prov1x, Kangaroo-hillcrest AB
  • RedbirdRedbird Members Posts: 2,233 ✭✭
    I have a Max coming at 9 digitally lofted to 8.
  • HoosierMizunoHoosierMizuno Members Posts: 3,346 ✭✭
    10.5 lofted down (large minus symbol)

    getting a noticeably lower peak height and more roll out.
    Ping G400 LST 10 w/ Hzrdus Black 6.0 75g
    TM M2 3HL w/ Rogue Black 70 S
    Cobra F8 19*
    J15CB w/ Modus 120X 4-P
    Cleveland RTX3 CB 50 54 58
    TM Spider Tour Black w/ T-sightline 36" 
  • GC70GC70 What's Next? ClubWRX Posts: 7,505 ✭✭
    9* with the Atmos Blue. I loft down on windy days.
    Cobra F9 8* Atmos Blue 6S
    XR Steelhead 15* Atmos Red 7S
    818 H1 Atmos Blue 8S
    Apex CF19 4-AW C-Taper Lite
    SM7's RAW 50F - 54S - 58M
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  • boycer11boycer11 ClubWRX Posts: 3,440 ClubWRX
    10.5 and on the big + with tensei orange shaft. Will loft lower and tee lower on windy days.
    Ping G400 max tensei orange pro
    Callaway epic flash sz 3 wood
    Ping g400 5 wd rogue black 7s
    ping g410 tensei hybrid
    Epon 705 5-aw limited black kbs flt matte black/Callaway Apex 2019 combo
    miura limited black tour 2018 54/58
    taylormade jdm itsy bitsy spider
    ping hoofer
  • roxaldroxald ClubWRX Posts: 465 ClubWRX
    Mine’s a 9° set to the large minus and gets the ball up.

    I can’t imagine how high a 10.5° would launch�.

    Cobra F9 Avalanche 9° with GD AD-iZ 7X<br />GBB 3-wood with Regio 70x<br />Rogue 5-wood with Aldila Green 70S<br />Srixon U65 23° with Nippon 120X<br />Cobra Forged Tec Black OL 5 & 6 and VL 7-PW $-Taper 125’s<br />Callaway Forged Black 54° and 58° PM Grind/ Nippon 115X Wedge<br />Bettinardi Stock 8<br />TP5
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