Ping G425 Vs. Taylormade M4 Driver Comparison Overview
Choosing the right gear can be as challenging as the game of golf itself. It doesn’t help that there are so many options made available by golf club manufacturers. However, it is always a good idea to start categorizing drivers based on your skill level.
This will help narrow the choices out. In the following comparison overview, we are going to be taking a look at two drivers that we feel would be good for players in the mid to high handicap range.
Ping G425 Driver Overview
The Ping G425 driver is one that punches above it’s weight class. We were actually tempted to put the G425 in the premium category of drivers.
In the end though, our testing proved that the Ping G425 does actually belong in the distance category. First of all, it has a nice, large, generous head that will certainly help new players make more consistent contact with the ball.
Secondly, the Ping G425 driver has a deep center of gravity that will help pull your swing down and produce good apex heights. The Ping G425 driver also has an adjustable rear weight that can be set in draw, neutral and fade position.
What we liked most about this driver though was the forged titanium face. This is what makes this driver feel like a premium driver.
Taylormade M4 Driver Overview
The Taylormade M4 lacks some of the premium features of the Ping G425 but if you are having trouble staying on the fairway, this driver may actually do more to help.
The M series of driver which includes the M6 all have twist face technology which is essentially a slight curvature of the face. The result, at least with the M4, is straighter shots even on mis-hits. The Taylormade M4 also has an adjustable hosel which provides a moderate degree of shot-shaping.
The Taylormade M4 features the Speed Pocket which helps increase ball speed by increasing face flex. The Taylormade M4 is certainly a distance driver but more importantly; it can really help if you are struggling with accuracy from the tee.
While the Ping G425 driver played longer than the Taylormade M4 on average, it was less helpful for producing straight shots. And while the M4 will help beginners find the fairway, it had a much less satisfying feel and fewer options in terms of shot-shaping.