Ping G710 Vs. Ping G400 Irons Comparison Overview
Ping is not a bad company to shop if you are in the market for game-improvement irons. They make a variety of irons in this category. One of the most interesting things about Ping game-improvement irons is that some of them don’t necessarily look like game-improvement irons.
Case in point: the Ping G400 with their relatively compact head profile and moderate offset. Still, the Ping G400’s are certainly game-improvement irons so we wanted to test them against another set of Ping game-improvement irons: the Ping G710’s.
Ping G710 Irons Overview
The Ping G710’s sport a unique and downright sexy black PVD coating.
Right away, we were enamored with how these irons look. And our high handicap testers fell in love with these irons as well. The G710’s sport a longer blade length and head size than the Ping G400 irons. These are very forgiving irons that would be a great choice for players struggling with accuracy.
The G710’s give you plenty of sweet spot to work with and if that isn’t enough, they feature a milled variable face thickness design. That means more of your swing energy will be preserved on shots away from the sweet spot.
The maraging steel faces also ensure impressive ball speed and distance. Just don’t expect much in terms of control around the pin.
Ping G400 Irons Overview
The Ping G400’s have a noticeably shorter blade length and smaller head size.
These looked much more congenial to our mid to low handicap testers who were able to get great distance out of them. While you will need at least a moderate swing speed, you can expect repeatable distances in the 160 yard range with the 5 iron in this set.
The Ping G400’s have a 17-4 stainless steel face construction which might not produce the ball speed that maraging steel does; but it does lend a solid, stable feel to these irons. The scoring irons in this set also outshined those of the Ping G710 set.
There was more spin control and higher launch in the short irons of the Ping G400 set overall.
The Ping G400 irons give you the best of both worlds: at least decent short-game control and decidedly excellent distance from the long irons. The G710 irons look great and are very forgiving; but that’s pretty much all you can expect from them.