Ping G425 Vs. Ping G700 Irons Comparison Overview
If you are considering getting a new set of Ping irons, then you are probably already expecting to pay top dollar. The fact is that no Ping clubs are very cheap unless you are looking to buy used ones. For this reason, you have to make sure that you are spending money on the right features.
But “what are the right features” you ask? What we mean is features that will actually help you improve your game. Features that may work for one player may not actually help you. To help make your decision a bit easier, we went out and tested 2 very popular Ping iron sets.
Ping G425 Irons Overview
Like many Ping irons, the G425’s have very strong lofts and will help you launch the ball with ease.
The Ping G425’s have a sleek, cavity back design with a rear badge that is meant to help deaden excess vibration. This also lends a deep, satisfying sound to these irons at impact. The strong lofts definitely make getting the ball high in the air easy.
However, the heads of these irons are more compact than those of the Ping G700 irons. High handicappers need not fear though, because the G425’s also have extreme perimeter weights in the hosel and the toe screw.
Ping G700 Irons Overview
The Ping G700’s produce a loud click at launch that most of us really liked.
These sound louder than the G425’s which is pretty exciting to be honest. And while loft is weaker with the Ping G700 irons, we were stunned when we got them out on the course and saw how well they held onto greens.
Even with slightly less-lofted flight, the Ping G700’s kept up with the G425’s on long and short approaches. Though spin was incredibly low, the Ping G700’s do a great job of holding onto fast greens. In fact, some of our testers were able to backspin the ball on the green with the utility wedge.
Our lower handicap testers were also surprised at how well they were able draw the ball considering the pronounced offset of these irons.
The Ping G700 irons do an amazing job of marrying game-improvement performance with at least adequate stopping power. The Ping G425’s will require more accuracy and a faster swing speed if you want to get the most out of them.
Ping G425 Irons
Category – Game Improvement Irons
Ping G700 Irons
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 G700 First Impressions
The Ping G700 first struck us with their good looks.
The hydropearl plating of these irons looks really nice both in the bag and at address. They also look really good and confidence-inspiring behind the ball. We also noticed pretty quickly that these irons gave great apex height and optimal descent angles for most lies.
In our time testing these irons, we really couldn’t determine a chink in their armor. The only thing we can say is that the gapping may be a problem for some players if you use this entire set to replace your current irons. Turf interaction is a bit chunky too.
Also, workability isn’t the best but that’s only to be expected of irons built for high handicap players.
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
Ping G700 Selling Points
- Hydropearl finish
- Maraging steel face
- Hollow body design
- 17-4 stainless steel body
- Strong lofts
- Beefy soles
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.
Feel And Control: 93/100
Overall Score: 94/100
Check Out More Reviews Here:
Who Are the Ping G700 Irons for?
The Ping G700 irons would be a great choice for the discerning high handicapper. What we mean is that they offer more than just distance and forgiveness. They work moderately well around the pin as well.
Also, if you are having trouble getting the ball airborne, these irons would work great for you. The launch and carry distances are definitely something to get excited about and will surely be a boon to the game of any beginner.
The G Family
There are plenty of Ping G series irons to choose from but besides the G700’s the G400’s and G425’s stand out. They both have multi-material construction so like the Ping G700 irons, they have a metal-wood flexing dynamic.
The G400 irons look the most like the Ping G700’s at address – they have similar head sizes and offset. However, the Ping G700 irons are the only ones of these three lines to feature maraging steel faces.
Feel & Control: 92/100