Ping i20 15 Degree Fairway Wood Review
Hello Everyone, as always thanks for stopping by. Today we are reviewing the Ping i20 15 Degree Fairway Wood. It combines a sleek appearance with quality performance, here’s what we think.
The entire line up of Ping i20 woods and hybrids are some of the best looking in the industry. Similar to the driver, the i20 fairway wood has a traditional design with a black matte finish resistant to glare. The i20 features a neutral face position compared to the i15’s open position. The shape of the i20 fairway wood allows the head to glide through heavy grass and generate a high, straight ball flight. The i20’s combination of a compact head and all black finish rate 10 out of 10.
Ping drastically improved the i20 fairway wood from the previous i15 model. I have played the Ping i15 3 wood for the past two seasons and tested the new i20 15 degree 3 wood with a stock TFC 707 F shaft in stiff flex. While the appearance of the i15 is attractive, my consistency struggled for the last two years with the i15. I had a tendency to miss left at the most inopportune times. During testing with the i20, my tendency to miss left was gone. The i20’s neutral face on the club head and smaller profile of the club make it easy to launch the ball up in the air. In addition, the i20 fairway allows the ability to still work the ball and control trajectory. The i20 fairway is Ping’s longest fairway wood however, some players might find the G20 or K15 to be a little more forgiving on off-center strokes. Similar to the driver, Ping made the i20 more forgiving and easier to hit giving the i20 fairway a rating of 10 out of 10.
The Ping i20 fairway wood is exceptional off the ground from a good lie or even a tight lie. It feels even better off the tee. The ball jumps with the i20 and makes a crisp sound. You barely feel contact when the ball is struck properly. The i20 has an average swing weight (D3) and the small compact head (141 cc) feels great at impact. The Ping i20 fairway wood rates 10 out of 10.
Ping did a great job improving on the i20 fairway woods. The look and performance results are both fantastic. The i20 fairway wood is one of the best on the market and definitely worth upgrading from the i15. Since the i20 is more than a game improvement club the price tag is slightly higher with a $229.99 retail value. However, that is in line with many of the other higher end fairway woods. The Ping i20 is a great club and rates 10 out of 10 in overall value.