Ping G430 Vs Titleist TSR2 Hybrid Comparison Overview

Before I took these hybrids out to the range, then the course, for testing, I studied them closely.

On the surface, it seemed like the Ping G430 hybrid was the more technologically advanced club. It’s got a lot of bells and whistles compared to the Titleist TSR2.

This should come as no surprise as Titleist is known for keeping the design of their clubs clean and simple – they stick with what works. But what would actual testing prove? Would the more techy club perform better? Read on to find out.

Ping G430 Hybrid Overview

“The Ping G430 features a carbonfly wrap crown and variable face thickness technology.”

The carbon fiber crown is designed to keep the overall club head weight down. And let me just say that the G430 hybrid does in fact feel light throughout the swing. The variable face thickness also worked to compensate for most of my mis-hits.

In fact, it was only severe heel mis-hits that were flying off-line and coming up short. The G430 played long and was exceptionally forgiving. And I would expect nothing less from a G series club.

I tested the G430 4H in the standard 22°. It launched high with minimal effort. The spin rates were pedestrian; but it gets most of its distance with strong launch angles and strong ball speeds.

Titleist TSR2 Hybrid Overview

“The Titleist TSR2 has a low CG, adjustable loft sleeve and a long blade.”

Surprisingly, the Titleist TSR2 had a longer blade length than the G430. The face depth was also shallower than the G430. The Titleist TSR2 was laterally forgiving. Toe-side mis-hits didn’t look, spin or launch like mis-hits at all. But hitting the ball thin with this hybrid will cut your distance and mar your launch angles.

And even when I hit the ball pure, the Titleist TSR2 wasn’t going as far as pure strikes from the Ping G430. However, the Titleist TSR2 hybrid has something called “sole relief pockets” which are essentially a couple of recessed sections of the sole.

Despite the gimmicky nomenclature, this feature works. The Titleist TSR2 felt faster and cleaner through the rough than the G430.

“But the smooth turf interaction is really the only thing the Titleist TSR2 has on the Ping G430. The Titleist TSR2 wasn’t even more workable than the G430. The G430 hybrid was the longer, more forgiving hybrid with shot shaping ability on par with the TSR2 hybrid.”

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.”

Callaway Paradym Hybrid – First Impressions

Callaway Paradym Hybrid2

“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.

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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