Ping G400 Vs. Ping G700 Irons Comparison Overview
One need only to take a look at the Ping G700 and Ping G410 irons to see that they are shaped very differently. The Ping G700’s are behemoths next to the compact, player’s design of the Ping G400 irons.
However, there is more than meets the eye with both of these iron sets. We tested them both side-by-side and were surprised at the level of crossover in terms of performance. Take a look at the following comparison to see what we mean.
Ping G400 Irons Overview
With COR-Eye technology and a top rail undercut, the Ping G400 irons are designed to promote easy launch and better ball speeds.
All in the package of a player’s performance iron. This is all well and good; but what really struck us about these irons was the loft. These are very strong-lofted irons with the 4 iron clocking in at 20.5 degrees and the nine iron registering 39.5 degrees.
Indeed, these irons launched high and were reasonably forgiving. While we would recommend these irons to mid to low handicap players who could take advantage of the increased workability, they still offer moderate help with launch and ball speed.
The spin rates in the long irons were also surprisingly low which also helped with distance.
Ping G700 Irons Overview
The Ping G700’s are bigger, have wider soles and more offset than the G400 irons.
So right off the bat, they would be more congenial for beginners and high handicappers. However, the Ping G700’s demonstrated an ability to hold onto greens that kept up with the higher-spinning short irons of the G400 set.
The Ping G700’s produce some of the lowest spin rates we have ever encountered; but they make up for it by launching very high and landing very softly. While the Ping G700’s and the G400’s are both great at holding onto greens, they achieve this through very different means.
The Ping G700’s also produce very straight flight. Even on mis-hits inward towards the heel, we found that flight path was still very straight while spin rates remained low.
The Ping G700’s are marketed for higher handicap players but like the G400 irons, they provide a good deal of accuracy. Both of these irons are exceptional at holding onto greens (though for different reasons) but the Ping G700’s also provide a high degree of forgiveness on mis-hits.