Ping G400 Vs. Ping G410 Irons Comparison Overview

Ping is a company that makes clubs for players of all skill levels. While this is mostly a good thing, it can also make it a bit difficult to choose the right Ping iron set for your specific needs. If you have been looking at Ping irons for your next set, you are in luck.

As part of our tireless effort to fit players with the perfect golf clubs, we went out and tested 2 Ping iron sets: the Ping G400’s and the Ping G410’s.

Ping G400 Irons Overview

The Ping G400’s have a sweet feel and their relatively compact head profile belies all the game-improvement features they have.

First up is the 17-4 grade stainless steel faces of these irons. This material is incredibly strong but also, very thin. This is an equation for great ball speed and distance. The Ping G400’s were also exceptional at producing high launch.

Even our high handicap testers had very little issue with getting the ball up in the air – even from the rough. This is surely a set of game-improvement irons; but tread lightly as they do not have a lot of distance between heel and toe like other game-improvement irons do.

You will have to be moderately accurate with these irons but if you are, they will help you lose fewer clubs to score.

Ping G410 Irons Overview

The Ping G410 irons are definitely better for mid-handicap players.

One look at address and you’ll see what we mean. The G410’s have even smaller blade lengths than the Ping G400’s and noticeably less offset. However, these irons aren’t without their forgiveness appointments.

They sport extreme perimeter weighting in the form of weights in the hosel and the toe screw. This improves lateral forgiveness and lends excellent balance to these irons on the downswing. You definitely won’t lose orientation of the heads on your backswing either.

The wedges are where this set really shines though. Even from thin turf, the G410 scoring irons allow for a lot of control. The great launch and effortless distance may be a bit hard to control at first; but with some time and practice you should be able to use these performance aspects to your advantage.

It’s very clear that the Ping G400 irons are a solid choice for high handicappers while the G410 irons are more suitable for mid handicappers.

Ping G400 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

Ping G410’s Irons

Category – Game Improvement/Players Distance Irons

Ping G400 First Impressions

We were a bit wary of the Ping G400’s at first because they didn’t have the size of traditional game-improvement irons.

While you are looking at a shorter distance from heel to toe with the Ping G400 irons, the COR-Eye technology ensures that if you make contact with the sweet spot, your ball is gonna go far. Almost immediately, our testers were nailing shots in the 160 yard range with the 5 iron in this set.

We also really liked the way these irons sounded – particularly the long irons. The cavity badge really works to enhance sound when you hit the sweet spots of these irons. It didn’t take us very long to get the hang of these irons and start sending missiles down the fairway.

Ping G410 – First Impressions

The first thing you are going to notice about the G410 irons is that they are much more attractive looking than the G410’s

The tingsten weighting in the club head and hosel have lowered the COG of the irons and survived to the G425’s as well.

The clubs are less offset and slight smaller headed than the G410’s and the undercut top line offers good turf interaction to turn the heads of the better players.

The clubs also introduced variable face thickness and a flexible hinge for forgiveness on off center hits.

The clubs offer forgiveness, distance and consistency to high and mid handicap players.

An ode to these clubs is that the G425’s are not that much better at all.

Ping G400 – Selling Points

  • Hydropearl finish
  • Co-molded, 3-piece cavity badge
  • Good stock shaft choices
  • Very easy to achieve adequate launch
  • They produce easy distance

G410 Irons – Selling Points

  • 2 Tungsten Weights For Low COG
  • Co Molded Cavity Badge For No Vibrations
  • Lots Of Loft In The Clubs
  • Flexible Hinge And Variable Face Thickness
  • Forgiving And Consistent

Who Are The Ping G400 Irons for?

The Ping G400 irons are certainly for players still in the high handicap range. However, after our testing we felt that the kind of player who would get the best use out of these irons is the player who is primed to make the leap into the mid handicap range as they offer better short game performance than you might expect from a game-improvement set of irons.

These are great irons for anyone who is just learning how to work the ball from side-to-side. They allow for such workability but flatten the learning curve at the same time with their mid-size heads.

The G Family of Irons

The G series of irons from Ping also includes the G425 which features variable face thickness architecture which makes it forgiving enough for mid handicappers. The G425 has more of a players performance iron profile though.

Like the G400 irons, the G425 irons have a 14-4 grade stainless steel face design. This material also helps to launch the ball high in the air and produces adequate distance for high to mid handicap players.

Then there are the Ping G710 which are exceptionally forgiving with a longer blade length than the G400’s. The G710’s also feature variable face thickness and a nice maraging steel face. The maraging steel is an incredibly thin yet strong type of steel that allows the faces of these irons to flex and rebound.

The Ping G710 irons would also be a great fit for anyone with slow to moderate swings speeds. Plus, the black finish looks really cool.

Distance: 97/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Feel and Control: 96/100

Overall Score: 96/100

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Who Are The G410 Irons For

The Ping G410 Irons are made for high handicappers and improving players. The wide sole, generous lofts and low COG make these irons easy to hit and get into the air.

These irons are also going to be generating impressive distance and consistency.

Ping G Family Of Irons

As always, these ping game improvement irons build on the success of the G400’s and improve the looks and add some workabilty for better players and mid handicappers.

They’ve followed by the G425 irons which are more compact and more beginner friendly.

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel And Control: 90/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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