I know the Ping G5 driver may seem as it has been around forever, but as I am a beginner it is a great club. This is mainly because of 12 degrees of loft, which improves the forgiveness levels.
As I have only just started playing golf some of my shots either end up right or left but as the club has such a high loft the ball travels much straighter through the air. One of my bad shots is normally a top but with the G5 the ball normally travels low through the air rather than only going a few yards, leaving me with a reasonable drive that could save me from a bogey or maybe even a double.
This driver nowadays can be picked up for a very reasonable price making it ideal for someone who is just starting out. When I improve I hope to move on to something with a lower loft and maybe something with a higher price tag.
As this club is so forgiving and can be found at a good price, I would highly recommend it to anyone just getting into golf.