Ping G400 Vs. Taylormade M2 Driver Comparison Overview

We really love Ping drivers. They always bring the heat in terms of feel and distance. On the other hand, we also really like Taylormade drivers – particularly the M series. The M series represents some of the nicest sounding and feeling drivers on the market.

It’s hard for us to reconcile our love for these two manufacturers because in our opinion, each does something different to make their clubs so endearing. This is very evident in the G400 and the M2 drivers so we went out and tested them side-by-side.

Ping G400 Driver Overview

The Ping G400 driver is one of the nicest-looking Ping clubs we have ever tested. Every swing was a joy with this driver.

The first thing we have to mention are the looks of this driver at point of address. The Ping G400 sports a sleek, clean and streamlined head profile that looks amazing in your hands or even just in the bag.

Secondly, the forged titanium face gives the G400 an amazing feel at impact. It flexes to a high degree but what is more marked about it is the solid feel you get. It’s a buttery driver that delivers on distance and workability too.

It should be mentioned however, that the G400 is not for the feint of heart. It has a 445CC head which is considerably smaller than that of the Taylormade M2 driver.

Taylormade M2 Driver Overview

The Taylormade M2 driver has a 460CC so right off the bat, it will be more congenial for mid to high handicappers.

The Taylormade M2 was also the more forgiving driver which was pretty much what we expected. What we love the most about this driver though surprised us: the feel. The Taylormade M2 doesn’t have a forged face like the G400 but it feels lusciously solid thanks to a titanium body and carbon fiber crown.

The higher handicap testers in our party were also able to get more distance out of the Taylormade M2 than they were with the G400. The M2 also produces a deep, rich sound thanks to a recessed sole.

Neither of these drivers will disappoint you so long as you know what to expect from them. From the Ping G400, low handicappers can expect remarkable workability and a buttery feel. From the Taylormade M2, higher handicappers can expect exceptional forgiveness and consistency.

Taylormade M2 Driver

In 20 Words Or Less

The Taylormade M2 driver feels amazing on the downswing and it’s really hard to miss the fairway with it.

Ping G400 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

The Ping G400 driver may not do any one thing amazingly well but it gives you performance in every department.

Taylormade M2 First Impressions

The first thing we noticed about the Taylormade M2 driver was how light it felt and how well it cut through the air on the downswing.

This driver will feel really good for anyone with a slower swing speed. It cuts through the air like a dream and delivers smooth, buttery contact when you pure it.

The M Family

The M2 is joined by the M6 and M4 drivers. The M6 more closely resembles the SIM drivers from Taylormade as it has an even more pronounced rear weight. The M4 is a bit more subtle but does have a more satisfying sound and feel than both the M2 and M6.

Ping G400 First Impressions

We were first struck by the sleek, almost sexy lines of this driver.

The streamlined design and smooth contours of the G400 driver will make you want to pick it up and swing it immediately. Without question, the first thing we fell in love with about this driver was the way it looked in the bag and then how it looked at point of address.

The G Family

Also included in the G family of drivers are the G410 and the G425. The G410 has an adjustable rear sliding weight which makes it extremely versatile for all kinds of players while the G425 sports a more aerodynamic head design to help with clubhead speed.

Taylormade M2 Selling Points

  • A bit more forgiving than the Ping G400
  • Also felt a bit lighter than the G400
  • Affordable
  • High-quality composite body materials
  • It has a -/+ 4 degree adjustable loft sleeve
  • Does a good job of dampening harsh vibrations

Ping G400 Selling Points

  • It has an adjustable hosel
  • Feels amazing on impact
  • The head feels nice and stable
  • Consistent drives
  • It was longer than the Taylormade M2
  • Looks great at point of address

Who is the Taylormade M2 Driver for?

The Taylormade M2 is definitely more for beginners and high handicappers.

If you are looking for help getting your swing speed up or are having trouble staying on the fairway, the Taylormade M2 would be a better choice for you. It’s lightweight, produces very straight shots and yields good ball speed even when you hit out near the toe.

Distance: 93/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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Who is the Ping G400 Driver for?

First of all, it would be the better choice for anyone who is prioritizing distance over forgiveness.

That’s not to say that the Ping G400 is not forgiving. It is moderately forgiving but it is overall longer than the M2 by about 12 yards.

The Ping G400 may also be the better choice if you want a premium feel from your driver. The forged titanium face of the G400 can’t hold a candle to the unforged titanium face of the M2.

Still, you should be aware that the G400 is not as forgiving and less-suited to higher handicap players than the M2.

Distance: 93/100

Feel & Control: 94/100

Accuracy: 93/100

Forgiveness: 91/100

Overall Rating: 93/100

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