Ping G430 Max Vs Ping G430 LST Vs Ping G430 SFT Fairway Woods

Ping G430 Max Vs Ping G430 LST Vs Ping G430 SFT Fairway Woods

Today, we take a look at every version of the Ping G430 fairway wood.

Ping G430 Max Fairway Wood Overview

Ping G430 Max

“The G430 comes in 15, 18, 21 and 24 degree loft options.”

The Ping G430 Max has a neutral flight bias and is very forgiving. The Facewrap design really preserves ball speed on thin, heavy or lateral mis-hits.

It is the most forgiving version of the Ping G430 fairway wood.

Ping G430 LST Fairway Wood Overview

Ping G430 LST

“The LST only comes in a 15 degree version.”

The LST is the only version of the Ping G430 fairway wood that has an 8-1-1 titanium body and beta titanium face.

They implemented these materials to help mute spin. This is a really good fairway wood if you get most of your distance from low, penetrating flight.

Ping G430 SFT Fairway Wood Overview

Ping G430 SFT Fairway Woods

“The SFT comes in 16, 19 and 22 degree versions.”

The CG of the SFT fairway wood is shifted closer to the heel so you get a definitive draw bias out of it.

The SFT is also pretty forgiving with its variable face thickness design.

“The Ping G430 Max is best for players who lack striking consistency. The Ping G430 LST is good for powerful swingers and the SFT is for players who need help correcting a slice.”

Ping G430 Fairway Woods

In 20 Words or Less

“Premium feel and forgiveness are combined in the Ping G430 fairway woods. Low spin rates also promote distance.”

Ping G430 Fairway Wood – First Impressions

“Overall we were pretty excited to get our hands on the Ping G430 fairway woods.”

We really liked the black and red color scheme and the overall aesthetic is very much in line with modern Ping clubs

We were taken with the feel of these woods almost immediately. The C300 maraging steel has an excellent resonant tone that really rewards you on pure strikes. While the Ping G430 fairway woods aren’t forged, you get feedback that is comparable to forged woods from them.

Ping G430 Fairway Wood Family

“The Ping G430 SFT and MAX models are the same in almost every way.”

The MAX model has an additional 9W option and the SFT model has a sliding weight. Both models sport the C300 maraging face and Facewrap technology. They also both have the composite carbon crown.

Ping G430 Selling Points

  • Amazing feel and sound at impact
  • CG can be tweaked in the SFT model
  • Low spin rates across the board
  • Good overall distance
  • Very forgiving

Who is the Ping G430 Fairway Wood for?

“The Ping G430 fairway woods are a great option for anyone who needs a game improvement fairway wood; but also one that they can still use when they lower their handicap.”

The Ping G430 fairway woods are also built really well so they should last for many, many seasons. Overall they are a good investment for anyone who is serious about lowering their score and suspects that they will be a golfer for a long time to come. You get good forgiveness, distance and feel from these clubs – what more could you want?

Distance: 97/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Feel & Control: 97/100

Overall Score: 97/100

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