Ping G425 Vs. Ping G400 Driver Comparison Overview
The Ping G425 and the Titleist TSR2 drivers are already drawing a lot of parallel comparisons from golf patrons because of the similar list of features and appointments.
However, the Titleist TSR2 drivers are newer so not everyone has had a chance to hit the range with them.
If you are in the market for a new driver and can’t decide between the tried and true Ping G425 and the new Titleist TSR2, the following comparison article is for you.
Take a look at what we found when we tested them at the range side-by-side.
Ping G425 Driver Overview
“The Ping G425 driver has long been a favorite among pros and amateurs alike because of its versatility and proven track record for distance.”
The Ping G425 features a sliding track weight that allows you to tune the CG to the draw, neutral or fade positions.
The internal dragonfly ribbing system helps to reduce weight so that the sliding weight can be a whopping 26 grams.
The Ping G425 is a distance machine. Our moderate swing speed (85-91 MPH) testers were able to knock 282 yards out of the Ping G425 after just a couple of swings.
The G425 also features a forged titanium face insert which helps with flex, rebound and overall feel. This is a lightweight driver that will help you get max distance no matter what your swing style is.
Titleist TSR2 Driver Overview
“The Titleist TSR2 also features a titanium face; but instead of a moving weight, you get a fixed weight.”
The fixed weight is set low and forward in the head resulting in high launch with limited spin.
With the Titleist TSR2, the same moderate swing speed testers in our group were able to reach a max distance of 288 yards.
Most of them attributed the increase in distance over the Ping G425 to less perceived drag on the downswing.
And when checked with a launch monitor, we found that the Titleist TSR2 driver did indeed yield faster club head speeds than the Ping G425.
Our testers also noted that the Titleist TSR2 felt more forgiving across the face.
“From our testing at least, it would seem that the Titleist TSR2 has more to offer both high and low handicap players. While the Titleist TSR2 isn’t as versatile as the Ping G425 driver; it yields more distance and better flight dynamics.”
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.
The Titleist TSR2 Driver First Impressions
The first thing to notice about this club is head shaping. Titleist have gone for a more classic look in the most stable and forgiving offering in the TSR Range.
That means a Boat Trail at the trailing edge of the club and a rounder smooth curvature that Titleist Traditionalists will love, it looks like a Titleist driver.
All the frills have been removed from the sole of the club and the result again is more minimalist and clean.
Multi Plateau Variable Face Thickness allows this club to be extremely consistent in regard to ball speed and direction. It’s got an incredibly thin face in the middle with strategically thicker areas to the side.
This results in consistent ball speed and flight path when hit in common miss locations on the face.
This ensures that the TSR2 is the ‘Max’ version of this series and will suit players who struggle to hit the sweet spot every time.
This driver produces more club head speed, ball speed, and carry distance than the TSi2. It also has less spin, a lower launch angle, and more consistency resulting in an excellent new driver overall for Titleist.
The club has plenty of options for adjustments too, you can adjust the lie and loft independently with the club lofts running from 8 degrees to 11.
The TSR2 is certainly an upgrade on the TSi2 for us and is a club that will suit both tour and amateur players this season.
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
Titleist TSR2 Driver Selling Points
- More Aerodynamic Head
- Faster Swing Speeds
- Lower Spin And Launch Angle
- Optimised Speed, Stability And Consistency
- Aerospace Grade Titanium
- Confidence Inspiring VFT Face
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.
Feel And Control: 936/100
Overall Score: 97/100
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Who Is The TSR2 Driver For
The TSR2 Driver is going to suit all golfers from Tour Professionals, to those trying to improve their handicap with longer, more consistent shots.
The TSR range is probably not going to be a good bet for a high handicapper unless they want to fork out substantial money for this amazing club in place of something second hand or less expensive.
That being said, the TSR2 is aimed at the player who struggles to hit the center of the club face consistently.
If you are a High to Mid Handicapper, this driver is likely to bring optimal consistency to your game, especially when dialled into your own personal swing dynamics.
This is a premium club for those who want the very best performance from their driver.
The club is high launching and with low spin for those that that will suit.
If you have a slice or hook, the VFT and inviting face may have a lot to offer your game.
This is also for golf who want to impress their friends and golf mates with an epic driver from the tour players’ favorite brand.
Titleist was disappointed that Tour players were not using the TSi2 and this big improvement should get more of the biggest names in golf wielding the club in the coming seasons.
The TSR Family Of Drivers
The TSR is the most accurate and forgiving of the clubs and is available now.
The TSR1 is the lightweight, further stripped down version with a lighter shaft and higher loft for seniors and those with slower swing speeds.
The TSR3 is for the players and those who strike the ball consistently already. It has a changeable Center of Gravity placement.
It has a slightly lower launch and low levels of spin too, an excellent option for the better ball strikers.
Feel & Control: 93/100