Ping G430 Vs Titleist TSR2 Hybrid

Ping G430 Vs Titleist TSR2 Hybrid

In today’s comparison we will see how the Titleist TSR2 measures up to the Ping G430.

Ping G430 Hybrid Overview

“The G430 features a carbonfly crown, tungsten back weight and facewrap technology.”

You can see the carbon weave in the crown at address which looks pretty cool but can be a bit distracting.

The blade length is a bitmore compact than the TSR2 as well.

But the facewrap technology makes almost the entire face of the G430 hybrid viable.

Overall, it offers good forgiveness and versatility with an adjustable hosel. The G430 typically sells for $290-$300.

Titleist TSR2 Hybrid Overview

“The TSR2 has an adjustable hosel, sole relief pockets and low CG.”

The blade length is longer and the TSR2 has more of a fairway wood profile to it.

The TSR2 doesn’t get snagged in the rough thanks to the sole relief pockets.

So it’s a good club to have in the bag when you need a rescue. The TSR2 also played a bit longer than the G430. It costs $300.

“The Titleist TSR2 hybrid offers better turf interaction and distance than the Ping G430 hybrid. It’s also very forgiving on toeside mis-hits.”

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.”

Titleist TSR2 Hybrid

In 20 Words or Less

“The Titleist TSR2 offers a good combination of shot shapeability and forgiveness with the added bonus of smooth turf interaction.”

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.

Titleist TSR2 Hybrid First Impressions

“My first thought about the Titleist TSR2 hybrid was that it looked really clean.”

As usual, Titleist kept the design of the crown neat and tidy. All you see is a pleasing spherical shape and a single alignment marker. I also liked the rounded shape that leans towards a fairway wood aesthetic.

The Titleist TSR Hybrid Family

If you’re looking for more of a player’s look and more adjustability, check out the Titleist TSR3. The Titleist TSR3 is the only hybrid in the TSR line to feature an adjustable CG weight.

A single weight can be positioned to achieve a neutral, heel, toe, extreme heel or extreme toe center of gravity. The Titleist TSR3 also features the same adjustable hosel as the Titleist TSR2.

Compared to the TSR1 and TSR2 hybrids, the TSR3 has a more compact head shape. It doesn’t extend as far as the Titleist TSR2 so you get more of a large iron profile than a fairway wood profile.

As a result, the Titleist TSR3 is the most workable hybrid in the TSR family. I would definitely recommend it to mid and low handicappers.

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

Titleist TSR2 Selling Points

  • Adjustable hosel
  • Extended sweet spot
  • Recessed sole relief pockets
  • Long blade length
  • Low CG

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 Titleist TSR2 Hybrid for?

“Despite my preconceptions, testing the Titleist TSR2 hybrid proved that it is indeed a good club for high handicappers.”

I would say that as long as you’re in the 17-25 handicap range, you will get along well with this hybrid. I really liked that it covered up toe-side mis-hits which is probably the most common type of mis-hit for high handicappers.

The Titleist TSR2 hybrid is also easy to launch. I was achieving steep launch angles and correspondingly steep descent angles. As a result, I was able to stop the ball better on or at least near my target.

So if you are looking for a hybrid that will not only provide adequate forgiveness but  make you a better pin-hunter, the Titleist TSR2 would be a solid choice.

Distance: 96/100

Feel & Control: 95/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Overall Score: 96/100

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