Ping G410 Vs. Taylormade M4 Driver Comparison Overview

When it comes to which golf clubs you put in your bag, it pays to be choosy. After all, what’s right for one player may not be right for you. While manufacturers will have you believe that their driver can fit the needs of all kinds of players, that is rarely the truth.

So today we thought we’d lend a hand to the average, every day golfer by comparing two popular drivers side-by-side. Which one will fit your game the best? Find out in the following comparison overview.

Ping G410 Driver Overview

The Ping G410 driver has a great feel thanks to a forged titanium face.

In fact, that might be the best feature of this driver. When we tested the G410, we were immediately taken with the solid impact, good feedback and buttery feel, similar to the Ping G425 driver. However, the G410 is not as forgiving as the G425 or the Taylormade M4 driver for that matter.

For starters, it sports a slightly smaller 455CC head which, doesn’t sound like a big deal; but when you actually play it, you can feel the difference. It will be harder for high handicappers and beginners to find the sweet spot on this driver and send the ball sailing down the fairway.

While the G410 isn’t inherently forgiving, it does have an adjustable rear weight to help straighten out your rightward bias and other hitches in your swing. By far though, the best things about this driver are it’s distance and feel.

Taylormade M4 Driver Overview

The Taylormade M4 driver is more naturally forgiving with a very generous sweet spot and face curvature that helps straighten out shots.

The M4 has a solid feel for a distance driver; but nothing compared to the G410. The M4 also played shorter. While the G410 driver was yielding impressive distances of around 278 yards, the M4 was squeezing out 268 yard drives.

Still, the Taylormade M4 has something to offer if you consistently slice the ball. The M4 will surely help with long-game accuracy for beginners and high handicappers having trouble landing on the fairway.”

It comes down to pretty simple terms. If you are looking for more forgiveness and enhanced accuracy as a beginner player, check out the Taylormade M4. If however you emphasize premium feel and distance, we would strongly recommend the Ping G425 driver.

Ping G410 Drivers

In 20 Words Or Less

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

Taylormade M4 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

A great starting point for anyone looking for forgiveness and distance from the tee.

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.

Taylormade M4 First Impressions

The M4 driver looks great at point of address with a nice, beefy 460CC head.

Right away, the M4 looks great for beginners and high handicapper – or anyone with a slower swing speed in general.

We were also really impressed by the way this driver sounded and felt. You will find that the M4 really helps straighten out your drives as well. One of the caveats with this driver though is that launch angles were slightly lower when compared to the M6.

The M Family

Another worthwhile entry into the Taylormade M driver family is the M2 which is an extremely lightweight driver that features a multi-layer carbon crown and titanium body.

Ping G410 Driver – Selling Points

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

Taylormade M4 Selling Points

  • Speed Pocket
  • Twist Face technology
  • Very affordable
  • Great sound
  • Good feel
  • Produces straight shots

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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Who is the Taylormade M4 Driver for?

The Taylormade M4 would make a great driver for anyone who is on a bit of a budget but still wants significant help with forgiveness.

Keep in mind though that if you really want to prioritize distance, the M4 played about 13 yards shorter than the Taylormade M6 driver on average.

The forgiveness of the M4 driver is at least on par with that of the Taylormade M6 driver though. And we actually think that the M4 sounds and feels better when you strike right on the sweet spot.

Also, it should be noted that the M4 is not so much for lower handicap players. The workability is minimal and if you have a faster swing speed, you might actually lose some distance with this driver.

Distance: 92/100

Feel & Control: 93/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Overall Rating: 92/100

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