Ping G430 Vs Ping G400 Driver Comparison Overview
If you are looking for forgiving golf clubs, the Ping G series is an excellent place to start your shopping.
But the G series of clubs is massive. Even if you are looking specifically at the drivers, there are still a ton of options.
To help put your best drive forward, I tested a couple of the best G series drivers: the Ping G430 and Ping G400 drivers.
The Ping G430 is the latest addition to the G series of drivers; but is it really the greatest? Let’s find out.
Ping G430 Driver Overview
“The Ping G430 driver features a forged titanium face and comes in 9, 10.5 and 12 degree loft versions.”
Right off the bat, the Ping G430 driver has something that the G400 doesn’t: a moveable rear weight.
So if you want the ability to shape your shots differently without altering your swing, the Ping G430 driver would be a good choice for you.
The Ping G430 driver also has a bigger head volume at 460cc. Still, the shallow face profile makes it look more compact than that.
But let’s talk distance. The crisp, reactive forged titanium face boosted my ball speed and helped me average 257.6 yards of carry.
My launch angles weren’t too shabby either – typically in the 13-15 degree range.
A bit high for me but objectively, a nice, middling window that should suit a wide swath of players.
Ping G400 Driver Overview
“The Ping G400 is only available in 9 and 10.5 degree loft versions.”
It also has a smaller 445cc head volume. But it’s odd because the G400 has the opposite visual effect as the Ping G430.
It’s truly smaller; but the deep face profile makes it look bigger.
Like the Ping G430 driver, the G400 has a forged titanium face that delivers a crisp, metallic “thwack” at impact.
Amazingly, the G400 produced similar distance numbers as the Ping G430. On average, I carried the ball 256.3 yards.
And even though the G400 technically played shorter for me, I preferred the shallower launch angles it was producing.
I think with more time, I could actually get more distance from the G400.
“In terms of pure forgiveness, the Ping G430 is the decidedly better driver. But I think mid and low handicappers will get along better with the Ping G400 driver.”