Ping G430 Vs Callaway Paradym Hybrid Comparison

Ping G430 Vs Callaway Paradym Hybrid

It’s low spin versus high launch in today’s comparison of the Ping G430 and Callaway Paradym hybrids.

Ping G430 Hybrid Overview

“The Ping G430 hybrid is available in 17, 19, 22, 26, 30 and 34 degree versions.”

The Ping G430 has a tungsten weight placed low and in the back of the head, resulting in easy launch.

The facewrap design expands the sweet spot so it’s especially helpful if you lack striking consistency.

But the high launch of the Ping G430 hybrid actually reduced my normal carry by about 4 yards.

Callaway Paradym Hybrid Overview

Callaway Paradym Hybrid

“The Paradym hybrid is available in 18, 21, 24 and 27 degree loft versions.”

I much preferred the lower-spinning, lower-launching Paradym hybrid.

It was more congenial with my semi-aggressive tempo and 90+ MPH swing speed. It has a head shape more akin to a fairway wood which I like.

The Paradym wasn’t as forgiving on mis-hits as the Ping G430; but it played longer for me.

“If you get most of your distance by keeping the ball low, you’ll like the Callaway Paradym hybrid. But if you tend to use the entirety of the face, the Ping G430 hybrid is the better option.”

Ping G430 Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

“The Ping G430 hybrids spin low and play long. They launch straight and are forgiving enough for high handicappers.”

Callaway Paradym Hybrid

Callaway Paradym Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

“The Callaway Paradym Hybrid seems to solidify the overarching motif of the Paradym series: straight flight and accuracy.”

Ping G430 Hybrid – First Impressions

“At first, we were a bit concerned about the sole design and leading edge of the Ping G430 hybrids.”

And as it turns out, we had a right to be concerned. The leading edge of these hybrids isn’t as smooth as you would hope for a hybrid. Turf interaction was a bit harsh; but they launch high enough for better players to attack the pin from pretty much any lie.

Ping G430 Hybrid Family

“You can use the Ping G430 hybrids to replace almost any iron or fairway wood in your bag.”

They range from #2 to #7 and they all have a D1 swing weight. The Ping G430 family of hybrids can even replace your shorter fairway woods and yield the same distance. All of the hybrids in the Ping G430 line come with the same features such as carbon composite crowns, C300 maraging steel faces and Facewrap technology.

Callaway Paradym Hybrid – First Impressions

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“We were glad that all the logos and coloring were left on the sole.”

The crown looks clean at address which is good because so many new Callaway clubs have honestly looked a bit busy and distracting.

The Callaway Paradym Hybrid has a reassuring look at address as well because of the extended toe-to-heel length.

Callaway Paradyme Family

“If you’re looking for help with your slice, check out the Callaway Paradym X Hybrid.”

The Callaway Paradym X Hybrid is weighted to have a semi-draw bias. It also has more offset than the standard Callaway Paradym Hybrid.

For these reasons, it may be even more useful if what you really need is forgiveness.

Ping G430 Hybrid Selling Points

  • The CG feels nice and low
  • Good, controlled launch
  • Helps you keep the ball on-line
  • They have a very nice feel
  • Adjustable loft and lie

Callaway Paradyme Hybrid Selling Points

  • Tight shot dispersions
  • Plays smoothly from the rough
  • Good overall accuracy
  • Controlled flight
  • The face feels solid at impact
  • Decent overall distance

Who is the Ping G430 Hybrid for?

“The Ping G430 hybrids would be a good choice for any mid to high handicapper who wants to be able to keep the ball straight.”

At the end of the day, our testers were pleased with how accurate the Ping G430 hybrids are. Of course, they are also forgiving thanks to the Facewrap design. Other than turf interaction which was a bit lacking, the Ping G430 hybrids ticked all the boxes for us.

Distance: 96/100

Accuracy: 97/100

Feel & Control: 97/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Overall Score: 97/100

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Who is the Callaway Paradym Hybrid For?

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“We would say that this hybrid would be best for mid handicappers.”

We’re not sure what Callaway was thinking when they suggested that the Callaway Paradym Hybrid was best for mid to low handicappers.

Almost all of our low handicap testers mentioned that the Callaway Paradym Hybrid was pretty much unworkable.

And while it’s a good hybrid for moderate swing speed players, the launch is actually a bit too high to be favorable for players with 90+ MPH swing speeds.

Instead, the Callaway Paradym Hybrid seems ideal for mid handicappers with some good usefulness to high handicappers as well.

The Callaway Paradym Hybrid would also be a good hybrid to consider if what you need is straight flight.

The face feels really solid; but also a bit lifeless at impact. But we can overlook that in light of the stellar accuracy and comfortable turf interaction.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 97/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Feel & Control: 95/100

Callaway Paradym Hybrid

Overall Score: 96/100

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