Ping G425 Vs Taylormade M4 Hybrid Comparison Overview
For the longest time, Ping was known for making incredibly forgiving game improvement clubs.
It’s only recently that they started making player’s performance golf clubs. However, the Ping G425 hybrid carries on the tradition of excellent game improvement design.
But how does the Ping G425 hybrid compare to the established Taylormade M4 hybrid? In the following comparison overview, we will tell you about our experience testing the Taylormade M4 and the pPing G425 hybrids side-by-side.
Ping G425 Hybrid Overview
“Our first impression of the Ping G425 hybrid was that it was a classic Ping golf club.”
Ping clubs are also known for having great sound and feel and the Ping G425 hybrid is no different. It features a C300 maraging steel face that produces a clean, semi-high pitched metallic crack at impact.
The Ping G425 hybrid is also incredibly consistent. More of the face has actually been made into viable hitting zones so even shots we thought should have sliced or hooked were staying more or less on-line.
However, the profile of the Ping G425 hybrid is a bit larger than the Taylormade M4. While that’s good news for high handicappers, it didn’t really appeal to our tastes. When you look down at it behind the ball, it looks more like a fairway wood than an iron. You can get the Ping G425 in 2H-7H.
Taylormade M4 Hybrid Overview
“The Taylormade M4 has a clean look at address. You can get it in 100cc, 102cc or 104cc head volumes depending on the loft.”
This is a great looking hybrid that has more of an iron profile than the Ping G425. The Taylormade M4 has the Speed Pocket along with inverted cone technology so it is reasonably forgiving despite the smaller profile. However, we would say that the Ping G425 hybrid was easier to hit with overall.
We were getting an average distance of 156 yards with the Taylormade M4 4-hybrid while we were averaging 160.3 yards with the Ping G425. That all being said though, the Taylormade M4 was a much better play out of the rough.
“The Ping G425 is certainly a game improvement hybrid that would have a lot to offer beginners and high handicappers. In fact, we would strongly recommend it to those kinds of players. The Taylormade M4 has a more attractive profile and would appeal to players with faster swing speeds.”
Ping G425 Hybrid
In 20 Words Or Less
The Ping G425 hybrid clubs will help mid and low handicap players reach the pin from a variety of lies.
Taylormade M4 Hybrid
In 20 Words Or Less
The Taylormade M4 hybrid has a satisfying sound and will help high handicappers advance down the fairway with ease.
Ping G425 Hybrid First Impressions
The Ping G425 will impress you with the way it looks right away.
The sleek, matte black design of the head begs to be swung. You come for the looks; but you’ll stay for the feel of the maraging steel face. The Ping G425 is available in 2h-7h.
The Ping G425 hybrid clubs can also be adjusted at the hosel for lie and loft so it’s pretty versatile overall.
The G Hybrid Family
You can also pick up the Ping G410 hybrid which allows for a wide range of loft and lie adjustability thanks to the TrajectoryTuning hosel. It’s also a bit more forgiving than the G425.
Like the Ping G425 hybrid, the Ping G410 hybrid clubs feature tungsten rear weights. However, it places a higher emphasis on perimeter weighting which again, makes them a bit more forgiving than the Ping G425 hybrids. They are available in 2H-6H.
Taylormade M4 Hybrid First Impressions
We liked the simple design and look of the Taylormade M4 hybrids when we first opened them up.
We were pleased when we found out that playing them was as easy as it looked like it was going to be. All-in-all, the Taylormade M4’s may lack workability and a lot of the fancy features of more expensive hybrids; but they are certainly comfortable to swing and user-friendly.
The Taylormade M Hybrid Family
You aren’t confined to the M4 and M3 if you want to stick with Taylormade. The Taylormade M1 hybrids are some of the most versatile that the company makes.
The M1’s feature a rear, 27 gram sliding weight that you can position to the draw, neutral or fade positions. With an adjustable loft sleeve in tow, the Taylormade M1 is much more versatile than the M4 and M2 hybrids.
Ping G425 Hybrid Selling Points
- Face curvature
- Maraging steel face
- The face wraps into the crown and sole
- 3-dot alignment guide
- Tungsten sole weight
- Adjustable hosel
Taylormade M4 Selling Points
- Inverted Cone Technology
- Split perimeter weighting
- Geocoustic technology
- Speed pocket
Who is the Ping G425 Hybrid for?
The Ping G425 would be best used by advanced players who are able to hit the green from nearly anywhere on the fairway.
What we really liked about the Ping G425 hybrid clubs was the consistent spin control. If you are able, you can decrease spin on longer approaches and increase on shorter approaches.
If you are looking for some hybrids that will help you reach the pin faster then the Ping G425’s would be a great fit for you.
That all being said, the Ping G425 hybrid is certainly not the most forgiving hybrid club out there.
It would certainly help to practice a bit of honest discernment before you commit to buying the Ping G425 Hybrid as it will surely cause some frustration if you are still floundering in the high handicap range.
Feel & Control: 94/100
Overall Score: 94/100
Check Out More Reviews Here:
Who is the Taylormade M4 Hybrid for?
The Taylormade M4 hybrid would be great for anyone looking for a combination of distance and forgiveness.
This is as classic a game-improvement hybrid as you’re likely to find. Distance and forgiveness are the main focuses here but another thing we really liked about these hybrids is that they are easy for pretty much anyone to pick up and play.
They have a familiar and confidence-inspiring feel and weight to them. Again, they are lacking in terms of workability and precision – we have even played longer hybrids. But will they benefit high handicappers and help them get to the green quicker? Absolutely. You can pick up the Taylormade M4 in 3H-5H.
Feel & Control: 91/100