Ping G430 Vs Callaway Big Bertha BB23 irons Comparison Overview

Ping G430 Vs Callaway Big Bertha BB23 irons

When most players think of the G line of clubs from Ping, they immediately assume forgiveness.

Likewise, the Big Bertha line of clubs from Callaway has become synonymous with forgiveness.

It’s almost a given that any Ping G irons and any Big Bertha irons are going to be forgiving; but it’s the small subtleties that are important when it actually comes time to make a purchasing decision.

In the following comparison, we tell you about those all-important, subtle differences between the Callaway Big Bertha BB23’s and the Ping G430 irons.

Ping G430 Irons Overview

“The Ping G430 irons have a much sleeker and more traditional shape than the BB23 irons.”

While there is some offset, the topline and sole is much narrower in the Ping G430 irons than in the BB23’s.

Right off the bat, they are less forgiving than the BB23’s but not altogether unforgiving – mis-hits retained ball speed and sidespin wasn’t ludicrous.

The Ping G430 has a crisper feel and sound at impact than the BB23’s. They feature 17-4 stainless steel faces which produce a low-frequency crack when you nail the sweet spot.

You can tell when you miss the sweet spot because the crack becomes more of a thud.

The hosel of the G430’s is also shorter than normal to put more force behind pure strikes. Indeed, the G430’s played longer on pure strikes than the BB23’s.

It’s also important to note that the G430’s produce a lower launch.

Callaway Big Bertha BB23 Irons Overview

“The BB23 irons feature super-wide soles and toplines with urethane microspheres for a smoother feel.”

The Callaway Big Bertha BB23 irons are ridiculously forgiving. All but hosel shots were flying straight and at the most, we were getting slight pushes.

That being said, there is almost no workability in these irons.

However, the combination of low CG/wide soles and relatively strong lofts meant that our better testers were actually able to flight the ball down when needed.

Otherwise, the Callaway Big Bertha BB23’s want to produce steep launch and descent angles.

“The main difference (which turned out not to be very subtle at all) was in approaches.

The BB23’s were much better at long approaches because they launched higher and landed soft on the green.

The Ping G430’s want to fire bullets so we were having a hard time staying on the green with them.”

Ping G430 Irons First Impressions

The first thing to notic about the G430’s is the size. These are large game improvement irons with thick soles, built for distance and forgivness.

The shorter hosel stands out too, with the offset of the club. It helps to lower CG and get the ball flying higher.

There’s a bit of color on the back too with the Purflex cavity badge. This dampens vibrations on mishits and it houses 7 striking zones which produce straight and high shots even when you don’t connect flush.

The visible screw in the toe stands out too. There is another weight in the hosel tip and this increases MOI across the face. These irons will fly high and straight even when you don’t connect flush.

The other thing that stands out is the lower lofts, the main reason for the distance. With that being said the CG is lower and there is an extra degree of bounce so you can still the ball in the air easily.

The 3% thinner face ensures a faster ball speed on impact and the Hydropearl 2.0 finish ensures you can game these irons effectively in any weather.

The G430’s are a serious contender overall in the game improvement market in 2023.

Big Bertha BB23 Irons – First Impressions

These irons look really nice in the bag, the blue has been removed from the 21 version and the super forgivness features have been camoflaged to ensure that these irons look super slick in your bag.

These irons have longer blades, a thicker top line, a chunkier sole, and more offset to ensure that you get maximum forgiveness, distance, launch, and consistency from your clubs. These are perfect for beginners, high handicappers, slow swing speeds, and any golfer who is very inconsistent with they shots.

Slower swing speeds will get the launch and distance they want, due to light weight and ultra-low CG. Players that hit the ball all over the face will get that much-needed consistency in their ball flight.

Each iron is specially designed by A.I. and are progressive. The longer irons get good distance and the short irons have good stopping power on the greens.

Urethance Micropshers sit behind the 450 stainless steel face which gives super ball speeds for such a chunky iron while the sound and feel are also right up there with the best in the game improvement category.

Overall a great iron for anybody who wants ultimate forgiveness while sacrificing some distance and workability. It’s all about trade-offs in the Iron selection.

With the premium price point, we wouldn’t be rushing out to get these irons unless you are due an upgrade and they are the best clubs for you after fitting.

The hollow body players distance iron market is quite competitive.

Ping G430 Iron Selling Points

  • Lower COG and Increased Bounce
  • PurFlex Cavity Badge
  • 3% Thinner Face
  • Stronger Lofts
  • 2 MPH More Ball Speed & 7 – 10 Yards Longer
  • 7 Hitting Zones Behind The Face
  • Hydropearl 2.0 Finish

Big Bertha BB23 – Selling Points

  • Amazing Looks
  • Ultimate Forgiveness
  • Easy Launching
  • Longer Soles, Thicker Top Line, Chunkier Sole
  • A.i Designed
  • Progressive Irons
  • Sound And Feel Excellent

Who Are The Ping G430 Irons for?

The Ping G430 irons are certainly game improvement.

They are long, fast and forgiving but won’t be as good at shaping shots.

High handicappers are almost certainly going to need a game-improvement iron and the G430’s are right up there with the best.

Mid to Low Handicappers who struggle with consistency in their irons will also love the increased distance and forgiveness of the G430’s.

The Ping G430 Lofts

Ping G430 Club

Degree Of Loft




25.5 o


29 o


33 o


37 o


41 o


45.5 o


50 o


54 o


58 o

Distance: 97/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Feel & Control: 93/100

Overall Score: 96/100

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Who Are The Big Bertha BB23 Irons For?

The BB23’s are for beginners, high handicappers, slower swing speeds and players that are inconsistent with their irons.

You can really make every shot your best shot with these irons and it will come as a relief to many beginners when they find a club that is perfectly tailored to their game.

Distance: 92/100

Accuracy: 98/100

Forgiveness: 98/100

Feel And Control: 88/100

Overall Score: 95/100

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