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.

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

Taylormade M4 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

A great starting point for anyone looking for forgiveness and distance from the tee.

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.

Taylormade M4 First Impressions

The M4 driver looks great at point of address with a nice, beefy 460CC head.

Right away, the M4 looks great for beginners and high handicapper – or anyone with a slower swing speed in general.

We were also really impressed by the way this driver sounded and felt. You will find that the M4 really helps straighten out your drives as well. One of the caveats with this driver though is that launch angles were slightly lower when compared to the M6.

The M Family

Another worthwhile entry into the Taylormade M driver family is the M2 which is an extremely lightweight driver that features a multi-layer carbon crown and titanium body.

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

Taylormade M4 Selling Points

  • Speed Pocket
  • Twist Face technology
  • Very affordable
  • Great sound
  • Good feel
  • Produces straight shots

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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Who is the Taylormade M4 Driver for?

The Taylormade M4 would make a great driver for anyone who is on a bit of a budget but still wants significant help with forgiveness.

Keep in mind though that if you really want to prioritize distance, the M4 played about 13 yards shorter than the Taylormade M6 driver on average.

The forgiveness of the M4 driver is at least on par with that of the Taylormade M6 driver though. And we actually think that the M4 sounds and feels better when you strike right on the sweet spot.

Also, it should be noted that the M4 is not so much for lower handicap players. The workability is minimal and if you have a faster swing speed, you might actually lose some distance with this driver.

Distance: 92/100

Feel & Control: 93/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Overall Rating: 92/100

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