Ping G425 Vs. Ping G400 Driver Comparison Overview

The Ping G425 and the Ping G400 drivers essentially run on the same engine. Ping calls it their “proprietary” T9S+ face material. T9S+ is simply a type of titanium and in both the Ping G400 and the Ping G425 drivers, it’s forged.

The Ping G400 is the predecessor of the Ping G425 driver though and in the latter, some improvements have been made to complement the forged titanium face. Which driver is better overall though? Find out in the following comparison.

Ping G425 Driver Overview

The Ping G425 driver is sort of like the bigger badder cousin of the Ping G400.

But whether or not bigger and badder equal better will depend on who you’re talking to. The Ping G425 driver sports an oversized 460CC head so just by merit of it’s size, it’s pretty forgiving. You get a large sweet spot to work with which, as we mentioned, is made from forged titanium.

The Ping G425 also has a hefty 26 gram tungsten weight in the back which can be slid into draw, neutral or fade positions. The G425 produced really good launch and carry distances as well so most of our high handicap testers really liked the distance boosts they were getting from it.

Ping G400 Driver Overview

The Ping G400 has a smaller, 445CC head and an MOI rating of 9,000

Compare that to the 10,000 MOI of the Ping G425 driver and you have a slightly less forgiving albeit more workable driver. When we tested the Ping G400 driver it became clear very quickly that it was meant for players with at least moderate swing speeds.

Our high handicap testers were not getting the same carry or overall distance with the Ping G400 as they were with the G425 driver. However, our lower handicap testers really liked the low, piercing trajectory that they were able to achieve with the Ping G400.

The rear tungsten weight of the Ping G400 can be adjusted; but not side-to-side. You can simply make it heavier or lighter so at the end of the day, you are simply tweaking MOI and maybe launch.

So which driver is better? Well if you’re a high handicapper, the better driver would be the Ping G425.  If however you broke 100 long ago and need more accuracy from your driver, the Ping G400 is certainly the better choice.

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

Ping G400 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

The Ping G400 driver offers incredibly stable and consistent ball flight and will increase your ball 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.

Ping G400 Driver – First Impressions

The first thing we noticed about the Ping G400 is that it looks really nice at point of address.

Looking down at this driver will make you fall in love with it. It has a clean, smooth and fast look at point of address which is really encouraging when you are grinding out a practice session at the range.  And it’s not all about looks either.

Ping claims that the Ping G400’s head was designed to reduce drag and our testers found (using a launch monitor) that it did indeed increase their average swing speed by 3MPH.

The G400 Family

Aside from the Ping G400 and the G400 LST, the G400 family also includes the G400 SFT.

The Ping G400 SFT has all the same features of the standard G400 and the LST version but with the added bonus of heel-side weighting. This will help players struggling with a slice. The G400 SFT also has a slightly lower swing weight which is helps you square up to the ball at impact.

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

Ping G400 Driver Selling Points

  • Adjustable tungsten weight
  • Dragonfly internal ribbing
  • Forged titanium face
  • 445CC head
  • Aerodynamic turbulators
  • 9,000 MOI

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.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 97/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Feel And Control: 936/100

Overall Score: 97/100

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Ping G400 – Who is it for?

The Ping G400 would work best for players in the 18-25 handicap range.

So it’s a great choice for mid to high handicappers. It’s forgiving enough to be viable for beginners and offers better players the workability they’ve come to expect. One thing we should mention though is that in order to get optimal distance with the Ping G400 driver, you will need a moderate swing speed.

As long as you have a swing speed above about 85mph, you should do very well with the Ping G400 driver. The one thing you can surely count on is better ball speed and faster club head speed – you just have to make sure that you are square to the ball and on target.

That’s not to say that people with slow swing speeds won’t enjoy the Ping G400 driver or get any use out of it; it just means that there are definitely better drivers out  there for slow swing speed players to use.

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel & Control: 95/100

 

Overall Score: 94.5/100

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