Callaway Epic Flash Vs. Ping G400 Driver Comparison Overview
Golf club manufacturers borrow technologies and design elements from each other so often, they sometimes end up making more or less the same clubs. This makes it hard for people in the market for new clubs because oftentimes, different clubs end up having very similar features.
It can be difficult to find the driver that is best-suited to your needs. So to help you out, we went out and tested two popular drivers: the Ping G400 and the Callaway Epic Flash. Let’s take a look at them…
Callaway Epic Flash Driver Overview
The Callaway Epic Flash sports some real nice features like a carbon fiber crown and an AI-designed face.
Like the Ping G400 though, there are internal bracing bars in the Callaway Epic Flash driver. These bars are meant to stabilize the head which increases MOI which should increase forgiveness and distance. Indeed, the Epic Flash does play fast.
It feels lightweight on your back and downswing and it is not inconceivable that it would be able to increase club head speed for many players. It also has a 16 gram sliding rear weight so it can help cover up your left and rightward miss.
Launch is a bit low though and you have to be pretty accurate with it to get max distance.
Ping G400 Driver Overview
The Ping G400 also has internal bracing bars to increase MOI.
However, the head of this driver is smaller than that of the Epic Flash. The Ping G400 certainly felt wieldy in the hands and controlled throughout our swings. If you rely on carry distance to get down the fairway though, the Ping G400 probably isn’t a good match for you.
While there is a tungsten weight in the back of the head to increase MOI and ball speed, launch is pretty low. The Ping G400 driver will however help increase your club head speed – at least more than the Epic Flash will.
Some of our testers were seeing club head speed increases of 3mph with the Ping G400 driver. And for our testers with swing speeds of 85mph or higher, the Ping G400 driver played longer.
If you are looking for more forgiveness and aren’t concerned much about workability, the Callaway Epic Flash will be a good fit for you. If you need to keep the ball out of the wind and want a nicer feel, the Ping G400 will suit you well.