Ping G400 Vs. Ping G410 Driver Comparison Overview

Looking for a driver that would be good for a mid to high handicap player? If so then you would do well by taking a good look at the Ping G400 and G410 drivers. On the surface, there are a lot of similarities between these two clubs.

However, you have to take a closer look to really determine who each one is for. We went out and tested these two drivers to find that out. Take a look at what we found.

Ping G400 Driver Overview

The Ping G400 looks amazing at point of address and will make you want to spend hours at the driving range.

The design of the Ping G400 is predicated on increasing MOI as much as possible. In fact, the Ping G400 has an MOI rating of 9,000 which is pretty impressive. Most of the MOI comes from a tungsten rear weight which can be adjusted to suit your needs.

The Ping G400 is also a 445CC driver so right off the bat, it’s not super forgiving. However, it is fast thanks to a forged titanium face insert. Overall though you will need a swing speed of at least 85 mph to unlock this driver’s full potential so in our opinion, the Ping G400 is more for mid handicappers.

Ping G410 Driver Overview

The G410 driver has the same forged titanium face insert but with a slightly larger footprint.

The G410 driver is 455CC so it is a bit bigger than the Ping G400 driver. Another significant difference between these two drivers is that the G410 has a sliding rear weight. That feature alone makes it very versatile but when you combine it with an adjustable hosel, pretty much anyone can use it.

The G410 also played slightly longer for most of our testers and it was slightly more forgiving as well. However, with the Ping G400, we were noticing faster club head speeds across the board. That didn’t however always lead to longer drives.

In terms of feel and control the G410 is very similar to the Ping G400.

If you’re looking for more forgiveness from your driver we would recommend the Ping G410. The G410 would also work well whether you tend to draw or fade the ball too much. On the other hand, the Ping G400 would be better for mid handicap players as it is more workable overall.

Ping G410 Drivers

In 20 Words Or Less

The Ping G410 driver is all about custom ball flight. Mid handicappers will love the accuracy.

Ping G400 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

The Ping G400 driver offers incredibly stable and consistent ball flight and will increase your ball speed.

Ping G410 Driver – First Impressions

The first thing you will notice about the G410 is the amazing feel at impact.

We expect excellent performance from a Ping driver and the G410 doesn’t disappoint.

Tungsten weighting in the head and toe strecth the massive sweet spot for extra forgiveness.

Thanks to the amazing T9S titanium used to build the face of this driver, you get incredible responsiveness, ball speed and feedback.

The Trajectory tuning 2.0 allows you to adjust the loft and lie by a couple of degrees to perfectly optimize the club for your own particular game.

The streamlined, tubulator technology keeps the aerodynamic design that offers maximum swing speeds while the dragon fly technology keeps the stability in the club for even the fastest swingers.

Another point to notice is that the head is slightly smaller than the legal limit of 460cc at 455 cc’s.

While not as long as the Epic Max, it does have a better feel and more acute ball flight control overall.

The G410 Family

The G410 also comes in the SFT version. The SFT has fixed perimeter weighting to increase MOI which offers the best all round performance

The LST is the low spin model which will help to keep the ball flying more straight, more often.

The heel-oriented CG will also help correct your slice better than the standard G410.

Ping G400 Driver – First Impressions

The first thing we noticed about the Ping G400 is that it looks really nice at point of address.

Looking down at this driver will make you fall in love with it. It has a clean, smooth and fast look at point of address which is really encouraging when you are grinding out a practice session at the range.  And it’s not all about looks either.

Ping claims that the Ping G400’s head was designed to reduce drag and our testers found (using a launch monitor) that it did indeed increase their average swing speed by 3MPH.

The G400 Family

Aside from the Ping G400 and the G400 LST, the G400 family also includes the G400 SFT.

The Ping G400 SFT has all the same features of the standard G400 and the LST version but with the added bonus of heel-side weighting. This will help players struggling with a slice. The G400 SFT also has a slightly lower swing weight which is helps you square up to the ball at impact.

Ping G410 Driver – Selling Points

  • 3-position sliding weight
  • Tungsten weight
  • Internal Dragonfly bracing
  • Perimeter weighting
  • T9S titanium face
  • Adjustable hosel
  • Custom ball flight

Ping G400 Driver Selling Points

  • Adjustable tungsten weight
  • Dragonfly internal ribbing
  • Forged titanium face
  • 445CC head
  • Aerodynamic turbulators
  • 9,000 MOI

Ping G410 – Who Are They For?

 The Ping G410 driver will work best for mid handicappers who make consistent contact but are looking for enhanced workability.

Overall, the Ping G410 driver has a great level of feel with its more compact head. It’s a matter of titanium vs. stainless steel.

The G410 driver rocks a titanium face while other drivers utilize stainless steel. The T9S face of the G410 driver felt better to us but that may just be a matter of opinion.

The customization options, adjustability and thin face offer a ton of performance in all aspects of the game.

Higher handicap and inconsistent players may not be able to get much use out of the G410 with it’s smaller 455cc head.

Ping G410 Driver Family

The Plus version of the G410 has a fixed weight and offers the most balanced performance. Great for those who are consistent with their strikes.

The LST version has lower spin and is more forgiving for those who struggle to keep the ball on the fairway.

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 93/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Feel & Control: 94/100

Overall Rating: 94/100

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Ping G400 – Who is it for?

The Ping G400 would work best for players in the 18-25 handicap range.

So it’s a great choice for mid to high handicappers. It’s forgiving enough to be viable for beginners and offers better players the workability they’ve come to expect. One thing we should mention though is that in order to get optimal distance with the Ping G400 driver, you will need a moderate swing speed.

As long as you have a swing speed above about 85mph, you should do very well with the Ping G400 driver. The one thing you can surely count on is better ball speed and faster club head speed – you just have to make sure that you are square to the ball and on target.

That’s not to say that people with slow swing speeds won’t enjoy the Ping G400 driver or get any use out of it; it just means that there are definitely better drivers out  there for slow swing speed players to use.

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel & Control: 95/100

 

Overall Score: 94.5/100

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