Ping G425 Vs Callaway Epic Speed Drivers Comparison And Review 2021
It’s time to put any bias you have aside. Whether you are a Ping fan or a Callaway fan, you should know which driver performs better overall. Today we are going to be comparing one of the most popular Callaway drivers to one of the most renowned Ping drivers.
We wanted to see which between the Ping G425 and the Callaway Epic Speed offered more distance, forgiveness and accuracy. Take a look at what our testing revealed…
Callaway Epic Speed Driver Overview
The Callaway Epic Speed will help you improve your swing speed but it has a lesser feel than the Ping G425 driver.
We really liked the easy swing speed and distance you get from this driver. Overall, we would say that the footprint and more pronounced offset of this driver would be more congenial to high to mid handicap players.
So yes, it was the more forgiving of these two drivers. It had a solid feel thanks to the Jailbreak bars which stabilize the face both vertically and horizontally; but the Ping G425 is just made of better materials.
There is also one big disadvantage to the Epic Speed when compared to the Ping G425: the Callaway Epic Speed is the only driver in the Epic family to not come with an adjustable weight.
The Ping G425 Driver Overview
The Ping G425 does have an adjustable weight which made it the more versatile and accurate driver.
The sliding rear weight can be positioned for draw, neutral or fade bias so our entire testing team had a great time with this driver. It was more accurate and even had a nicer feel than the Callaway Epic Speed driver.
The Ping G425 features a forged titanium face. While the area of the face that is actually forged is rather limited, the material still gave this driver the superior feel. You aren’t going to get much in the way of forgiveness with the Ping G425; but it also plays longer if you can keep your shots centered.
How much longer? The Ping G425played an average of 10 yards longer than the Callaway Epic Speed driver.
The Ping G425 driver performed better in terms of distance and accuracy.
The only performance factor in which the Epic Speed driver did better than the Ping G425 was forgiveness – so it may be better suited to high handicap players.
Ping G425 Drivers
In 20 Words Or Less
One of the most respected drivers in the game today, Feel and Control set this apart from the competition
Callaway Epic Speed Drivers
In 20 Words Or Less
The Epic Speed driver is all about creating distance. It can help with all things speed including swing speed.
Ping G425 Drivers – First Impressions
The Club is pretty understated in it’s design, it’s all black with some white logo writing and you can immediately notice the adjustable weighting in the back that can iron out any inherent flaws in your swing.
The weight on the back is tungsten and weighs 26g, the ultra light internal dragon fly crown allows for more weight in the back and face which is a forged insert, delivering incredible ball speed and accuracy.
The head is packing huge MOI of over 10,000, and it incorprates and ultralight hosel insert and internal ribbing for unrivalled feel, forgiveness and competitive distance.
The club comes in three formats:
The max will suit mid to high handicappers
The LST has a smaller 445cc head for the consistent mid to low to pro players
The SFT is the most forgiving of the drivers and best for beginners who tend to slice
Overall the G425 has excellent feel and consistent and rightfully takes its place as one of the top premium drivers on the market right now.
Callaway Epic Speed Driver – First Impressions
The Callaway Epic Speed driver has a unique design but we were a bit bummed to see that it is the only driver in the Epic family to not have an adjustable weight.
Still, the Epic Speed wasn’t really built for shot shaping. It produces very long & hopefully straight shots and is plenty forgiving with the Flash Face design.
Just don’t expect exceptional accuracy with it.
The driver is great at producing club speed, ball speed and distance. The lower spin rates allow for shots that move left to right less and less.
If you are not consistent with your swing, you would be better off going with the Max range as the speed may be prone to slicing for some.
The Epic Family
The Epic Speed is accompanied by the Epic Max and the Epic Max LS.
Both the Max and Max LS have adjustable weights (16 grams in the former and 13 in the latter). As you can imagine, the Epic Max is the most forgiving in the family.
Ping G425 Driver – Selling Points
- 26g Adjustable Weight In The Heel
- Ultra Light Carbon Crown With Internal Dragon Fly Technology
- Forged Face Insert For Incredible Ball Speeds
- Version To Suit All Levels Of Player
- Exceptional Feel And Consistency
- Arcoss Smart Sensors Included
Callaway Epic Speed Selling Points
- Cyclone Aero head shape
- Triaxial carbon crown
- Adjustable hosel
- Redesigned Jailbreak bars
- Latest Flash Face version
- A.I. design
Who Are The G425 Drivers For
These drivers are suitable for all players, they are fast hitting, consistent and forgiving with endless adjust ability. Just best sure to select the right option of club for your game.
Ping G425 Family Of Irons
The Max is the middle of the road driver in the G425 range. It offers tons of distance and consistency without sacrificing on forgiveness.
The LST has a smaller head and is for better players who want to hone in on the feel and workability of the driver. This one sacrifices a bit of forgiviness for more feel and distance. Perfect for better players.
The SFT is the most forgiving and easiest to hit out of the 3 versions. This one is going to suit beginner and high handicappers the best.
Feel And Control: 936/100
Overall Score: 97/100
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Callaway Epic Speed – Who are they for?
The Callaway Epic Speed driver would be great for anyone who needs some help with their swing speed and is interested purely in distance.
The Epic Speed driver doesn’t offer much in the way of workability but then again, it wasn’t designed for that.
If you are looking for straight shots that fly farther, the Epic Speed would be a solid choice.
The head was designed with a relatively flat crown to decrease drag so this driver might even be able to help you up your swing speed.
It doesn’t produce a ton of spin off the tee but there is still some.
The Epic Max and Max LS are packing a lot of the same technology as the Epic Speed but are more centered around forgiveness, slice elimination and straight, higher launching, more consistent shots.
The Max is super forgiving and the Max LS is a low spin version, aimed at straight shots for slicers and hookers.
The Epic Speed is built simply for distance and straightness.
Feel & Control: 91/100
Overall Rating: 94/100
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