Ping G425 Vs Callaway Epic Max Drivers Comparison And Review 2021
There are definitely some interesting parallels between these two drivers. In fact, if you are in the market for a new driver and you’re a high to mid handicapper, you have probably taken a look at both the Ping G425 and the Callaway Epic Max.
Still, it’s hard to determine the key differences between any two clubs without getting fitted for them or testing them for yourself. We’ve got the next best thing though. We tested these two drivers and recorded our findings in the following article.
Ping G425 Driver Overview
The Ping G425 has a nice feel thanks to all the titanium that was loaded into the head – however, higher handicap players will have a bit of trouble with it.
That’s because it isn’t the most forgiving driver compared to the Epic Max. The face does a good job of maintaining high MOI around the perimeter but that’s pretty much the only forgiveness help you’re going to get out of this driver.
Still, mid to low handicap players will love the forged titanium face that you can really feel when you smack the ball dead-center with this driver. The 26 gram adjustable tungsten weight can also be placed in a draw, neutral or fade position for precise shot shaping.
Callaway Epic Max Driver Overview
The Callaway Epic Max driver will be much more congenial for high to mid handicappers and it even has some of the same premium features as the Ping G425.
Like the Ping G425, the Epic Max driver has a rear sliding weight. Although, the weight on the Epic Max is only 16 grams as opposed to 26 grams. The face of the Epic Max driver is also made from a highly resilient titanium alloy.
The Epic Max has a forgiveness advantage in the Flash Face Cup design that enhances MOI more than the Ping G425 driver. It was really easy for us to square up to the ball with this driver and get long, straight shots.
In general, the Epic Max played longer but mostly because it was easier to hit straight shots with it. If you can find the sweet spot of the Ping G425, it will play just as long as the Epic Max.
The difference between these two drivers essentially comes down to forgiveness. If you want the more forgiving driver, go with the Callaway Epic Max.