Ping G425 Vs. Ping G400 Irons Comparison Overview

The G series of irons from Ping covers a wide player base. Whether you are a scratch golfer or have just started out with the game, you will likely find a G series set of irons that fit your specific needs. We’re big fans of the G series here which is why we enjoyed every minute of testing with the G410 and G400 irons.

Now it’s time to share with our readers the results of our testing. What type of player are these irons for? Will they be right for you? Let’s check it out.

Ping G425 Irons Overview

It’s important to note first and foremost that these are cavity back irons even as the head profile is more indicative of a player’s performance iron.

These were very interesting irons to test as at address, they look like a player’s performance iron. However, the 166 max yardage our high handicap testers got from the 5 iron in this set said otherwise. These irons produce very easy launch and distance.

This is thanks in part to the 17-4 grade stainless steel face and perimeter weighting. The face allows for a high degree of flex while the tungsten toe screw and hosel weight provide lateral forgiveness. The top rail undercut also increased the natural launch of these irons.

Around the green they performed surprisingly well. Again, even our high handicap testers were able to stick tricky greens.

Ping G400 Irons Overview

The Ping G400 are definitely more congenial to high handicappers and beginners.

They feature the same 17-4 stainless steel face and top rail undercut as the G425 irons so there is no issue with distance and launch here. The G400 irons have a larger head profile so lateral workability is a bit compromised.

However, this should be no issue for beginners and high handicappers. The Ping G400 irons provide great turf interaction as well – something new players will really appreciate. They play smooth through tall, thick turf and allow for more control from tough lies.

There is moderate offset in these irons as well which will help players who have trouble squaring up with the ball.

The G425 irons are a great choice if you are a high to mid handicapper looking to score lower. The Ping G400 irons are great starter irons for beginners and they will help you master your mid/short game quickly.

Ping G400 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

Ping G425 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

Ping G400 First Impressions

We were a bit wary of the Ping G400’s at first because they didn’t have the size of traditional game-improvement irons.

While you are looking at a shorter distance from heel to toe with the Ping G400 irons, the COR-Eye technology ensures that if you make contact with the sweet spot, your ball is gonna go far. Almost immediately, our testers were nailing shots in the 160 yard range with the 5 iron in this set.

We also really liked the way these irons sounded – particularly the long irons. The cavity badge really works to enhance sound when you hit the sweet spots of these irons. It didn’t take us very long to get the hang of these irons and start sending missiles down the fairway.

Ping G425 Irons First Impressions

After taking 2020 off, the G425 Irons are a much anticipated upgrade to the G410’s and the first thing you notice with these irons is that the heads are smaller and more compact.

The irons incorporate two weights, a visible screw at the front of the clubhead and a weight in the hosel. This, coupled with the wide and cascading sole allows a quality ball launch angle.

Ping have gone for the metal wood style material for the first time in a set of irons and the variable face thickness allows for a lot of forgiveness and ball speed on any strike, even when you hit the ball off center.

They also have a multi material badge filling in the cavity at the back to dampen any vibrations on mishits.

The irons have a slight bit of offset for forgiveness but you are going to get plenty of feel from these especially from Irons you would classify as game improvement.

Ping G400 – Selling Points

  • Hydropearl finish
  • Co-molded, 3-piece cavity badge
  • Good stock shaft choices
  • Very easy to achieve adequate launch
  • They produce easy distance

G425 Selling Points

  • Metal Wood Finish
  • Multi Badge Material
  • Small, More Compact Heads
  • Perimeter Weighting
  • Excellent Feel And Control
  • More Performance From A Smaller Head

Who Are The Ping G400 Irons for?

The Ping G400 irons are certainly for players still in the high handicap range. However, after our testing we felt that the kind of player who would get the best use out of these irons is the player who is primed to make the leap into the mid handicap range as they offer better short game performance than you might expect from a game-improvement set of irons.

These are great irons for anyone who is just learning how to work the ball from side-to-side. They allow for such workability but flatten the learning curve at the same time with their mid-size heads.

The G Family of Irons

The G series of irons from Ping also includes the G425 which features variable face thickness architecture which makes it forgiving enough for mid handicappers. The G425 has more of a players performance iron profile though.

Like the G400 irons, the G425 irons have a 14-4 grade stainless steel face design. This material also helps to launch the ball high in the air and produces adequate distance for high to mid handicap players.

Then there are the Ping G710 which are exceptionally forgiving with a longer blade length than the G400’s. The G710’s also feature variable face thickness and a nice maraging steel face. The maraging steel is an incredibly thin yet strong type of steel that allows the faces of these irons to flex and rebound.

The Ping G710 irons would also be a great fit for anyone with slow to moderate swings speeds. Plus, the black finish looks really cool.

Distance: 97/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Feel and Control: 96/100

Overall Score: 96/100

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Who Are The G425 Irons For?

The Ping Irons aren’t going to be for every beginner. These irons will be incredible popular for improving and better players who want to get more feel on the ball without sacrificing forgiveness and consistency.

If you are someone who wants to starting working the ball a bit more, the G425’s are a perfect choice.

Ping G425 Family Of Irons

The G425 Irons also come in a crossover version which are black in color and the steel face on the crossover maximizes the distance you can get with G425 Crossovers.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel And Control: 93/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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