Ping G430 Vs Titleist T350 Irons Comparison Overview
Ping has been a big name in game improvement clubs for decades now.
And while Titleist has submitted some solid GI clubs here and there in the past, their brand isn’t synonymous with forgiveness the way that Ping’s is.
So I was really interested to see the results of this test. I played the Titleist T350’s and the Ping G430 irons back-to-back to see which was the better overall game improvement iron.
Read on to find out which irons came out on top.
Ping G430 Irons Overview
“The Ping G430 irons feature a Hyper 17-4, heat-treated stainless steel face insert and a special badge that increases face flexion.”
When I looked down at both irons side-by-side, they were very similar. The only significant difference was that the Ping G430 irons have wider soles. But the blade is pretty short and the head isn’t massive.
The Ping G430’s have pretty strong lofts but they are tempered with the tungsten weighting that keeps the CG low. Overall, the G430’s produce a mid high launch that can be worked down a bit.
The G430’s also have minimal offset. While I liked the look of the G430’s I found them less forgiving than the T350’s. When I opened up my swing, I had trouble finding the sweet spot.
Instead, I had to take very controlled swings if I wanted max distance and accuracy from these irons.
Titleist T350 Irons Overview
“The Titleist T350 irons have a hollow body design and forged face inserts.”
And while the profile of the Titleist T350 irons is similar to the G430’s, I had a better time hitting the sweet spot consistently with the T350’s.
The T350’s played longer as well. My average carry with the 7-iron in this set was 148.7 yards compared to 143.4 yards with the G430 7-iron.
The launch angles were similar though. They are both fairly high-launching irons. I liked the consistency of the Titleist T350 irons.
The forged face insert felt solid and I got very comfortable with the repeatable distances of these irons.
“The dispersion of the Titleist T350 irons was also predictable while the Ping G430 irons were a little more erratic. Amazingly, I think the Titleist T350’s are better game improvement irons.
They play longer, they are more consistent and they are slightly more forgiving than the Ping G430 irons.”