Ping G425 Vs. PXG 0811 Driver Comparison Overview
When shopping for a new driver, it’s always a good idea to go in for a fitting. However, not all of us have the time or discretionary income to get fitted. That doesn’t mean you can’t get vital information on clubs that you are considering buying though.
We continue to offer players the next best thing to a fitting: comparison overviews of the key features of popular drivers. So join us as we take a look at the most important aspects of the PXG 0811 and the Ping G425 drivers.
Ping G425 Driver Overview
The Ping G425 driver was made to be forgiving and provide high to mid handicappers the distance they need on their drives.
So exactly how long is the Ping G425 driver? The slower swing speed testers (82-91 MPH) in our group were able to send the ball an average of 265 yards while the max distance was 271 yards. Pretty impressive overall.
The feel of the forged titanium face insert was also spectacular. Ball speed was considerably high even though the spin rate off the tee was higher than where we like it to be. The Ping G425 also features a 26 gram sliding tungsten weight that can be set to the draw, neutral or fade position.
This was a nice feature for all our testers as the higher handicap testers were able to get straight shots while the lower handicap testers were able to use the sliding weight to work the ball.
The G410 driver is a bit less forgiving overall than the G425 but some of our testers liked the more streamlined head and increased workability.
PXG 0811 Driver Overview
The PXG 0811 features 16 moveable weights that allow for an almost unlimited amount of sole weight and CG options.
Right off the bat, you will need an accurate swing to get any use out of this driver. While it is almost infinitely versatile what with the moveable weights and adjustable hosel; none of that will help unless you are able to swing fast and stay true on your downswing.
That being said, the better testers in our group liked the PXG 0811 driver more and were getting slightly better distances of about 274 yards on average.
However, if you do want a more accessible version of the PXG 0811 there is always the 0811XF which has a larger face profile than the original PXG 0811 that makes it significantly more forgiving.
The Ping G425 driver would be a good choice for any player with a swing speed between about 80 and 90MPH who also wants to prioritize forgiveness and feel. The PXG 0811 driver would be better suited to players in the fast swing speed range who can work the ball at will from the tee.