Ping G410 Vs. Callaway Epic Max Driver Comparison Review 2021

Both the Ping G410 and the Callaway Epic drivers have been out for years.

The latter being released in 2019 and with the first version of the former Epic Driver being released all the way back in 2016.

The Epic Max is the very latest version of the driver and was released in 2021 while the G410 was upgraded by the G425 by Ping in 2021 as well.

Still, very few have compared these 2 similar drivers side by side. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time to hit the range and test two drivers at the same time.

But that’s exactly what we did. So, how do the Callaway Epic Max and the Ping G410 drivers stack up against one another? Find out in the following review.

Callaway Epic Max Driver Overview

As the name implies, the Epic Max was built to be big and long, but also forgiving. In fact, this is an impressive distance driver.

THe Max is a machine like driver with a lighter weight components and weight distributed by A.I for enhanced MOI, higher launching, longer and straighter shots than almost all drivers on the market.

If you are looking for distance and accuracy, Callaway has got your number. The same company that gave high handicap golfers the Big Bertha is a staple in driving distance.

The Epic Max is a testament to this heritage. In simple words: the Epic Max plays long but it’s key offering is a mix of distance and forgiveness.

If you are looking for pure distance as someone with a high swing speed, the Epic Speed might be a better choice but the Max and LS will help less consistent players stay on the fiaryway.

The Max looks for stunning distance but also has an advanced focus on forgiveness while the LS version offers low spin for straight and consistent shots.

Even though you get a decent amount of spin off the tee with the Epic Max, the distance is still there. It features the SS21 Flash Face which is a stainless steel that flexes to a high degree.

The internal jail break bars help to stabilize the club for any swing speed, offering increased distance and consistency.

Ping G410 Driver Overview

Solid feel from the T9S titanium face and custom ball flight highlight this impressive driver from Ping.

T9S titanium is ultra-thin and ultra strong. This helps keep the weight down and increasing ball speed from flex. The Ping G410 has some similar features to the Callaway Epic Max with an emphasis on all round performance with High MOI, long distance and a ton of forgiveness.

For instance, the internal “Dragonfly Technology” is an internal bracing system much like the Jailbreak bars of the Epic Max.

The Ping G410 also has an adjustable rear weight. You can slide the weight over to the draw or fade side for complete optimisation. The LST model has the weight fixed in one spot for a low spin, more consistent experience.

The middle position is neutral of course. Like the Callaway Epic Max, the G410 driver has an adjustable hosel for even more shot shaping.

Both of these drivers are comparable in terms of quality and performance. For us we like the better value of the Ping G410 for now.

It has almost the same performance but you can pick it up for a good bit less. If you want the latest and greatest from Callaway and don’t mind paying a bit more, the Epic Max will be an excellent choice.

Callaway Epic Max Drivers

In 20 Words or Less

Designed by Artificial Intelligence, this clubs offers the full package: Distance, Forgiveness & Accuracy.

Ping G410 Drivers

In 20 Words Or Less

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

Epic Max Driver – First Impressions

Right away, we could see that the Callaway Epic Max driver was big and bad. We couldn’t wait to get it out to the range and see what it was capable of.

This driver is built with A.I to optimize the placement of the weighting for high launching straighter shots but you can also adjust the weighting with a simple slider.

The Jailbreak bars add stability while the 360 flash cup face offers an incredible ball speed on impact.

The Callaway Epic Max did not disappoint in any category. Not only does it play further than most drivers; it also offers an increased level of forgiveness and consistency.

The Epic Max features a 16g sliding weight that allows you to control ball flight.

The Epic Family

The Epic Speed is the only driver in the family to lack a sliding weight.

The Epic Max LS has a 13g sliding weight and is more compact than the Epic Max. It also produces less spin for ultimate forgiveness and fairway finding for those with less consistent strokes.

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.

Callaway Epic Max Selling Points

  • Produces straight shots
  • Plays long & Forgiving
  • Weight Opitmization
  • Internal Jailbreak Bars
  • Triaxial carbon crown
  • 16g adjustable weight
  • Flash Face SS21
  • A.I. designed

Ping G410 Driver – Selling Points

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

Callaway Epic Max Options

  • 9, 10.5 and 12 degrees loft
  • Project X Cypher 40 Graphite shaft
  • Project X HZRDUS Smoke iM10 50 Graphite shaft
  • Project X HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 Graphite shaft
  • Shaft weights: 40g-60g

Ping G410 Driver Options

  • 9, 10.5 and 12 degrees loft
  • PING Alta CB 55 Red shaft
  • PING Tour 65 shaft
  • PING Tour 75
  • Project X EvenFlow Black 75 shaft
  • Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60 shaft
  • PING Alta Distanza shaft
  • Shaft weights: 40g-80g

Callaway Epic Max – Who Is It For?

This driver would be a solid choice for any high, mid or low handicapper in need of distance and forgiveness.

The Epic Max driver inherently produces straight shots so that will help beginners as well. However, the sliding weight does open things up a bit in terms of ball flight.

We like that the head and sole are oversized as well. This will be a comforting site for beginners at point of address.

Epic Driver Family

The Epic Speed is for high speed swingers looking for maximum distance while giving up some forgiveness.

The Max offers distance but also more forgivness

The LS model is a low spin version that caters for those who struggle with consistency in their drivers.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 93/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Overall Rating: 94/100

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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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