Taylormade M2 Vs. Ping G400 Irons Comparison Overview
If you are a high handicap player looking to break into the mid handicap range and improve your iron game, it can be difficult to choose between a set of pure distance irons or game-improvement irons that mimic the look and control of player’s performance irons.
The lines between the different categories of clubs seems to be getting blurrier by the day but that’s why we composed today’s comparison overview. Today we will be looking at two very different iron sets that occupy the same game-improvement space.
Taylormade M2 Irons Overview
The Taylormade M2 irons are big, beefy and may be just what you need if you are struggling with distance.
The M2 irons are exactly what golfing neophytes need: irons with a large head profile, broad sweet spots and ones that provide plenty of distance. The M2’s have moderately wide soles and just enough offset to straighten out your shot.
Our testers also noted that the M2’s have a very low, comfortable and forgiving center of gravity. You don’t need to be very accurate with these irons to get good distance either. Our high handicap testers were able to get achieve an average distance of 172 yards with the 4 iron in this set.
These are great irons if you have a slow swing speed too.
Ping G400 Irons Overview
The Ping G400 irons are sort of barely game improvement irons.
We liked that they kept up with the M2 irons in terms of distance. In fact, our faster swing speed testers were able to use the Ping G400 4 iron to achieve an average distance of 177 yards. However, you will need to be more accurate with these irons.
That being said, the Ping G400 irons have a more compact head profile so they naturally lend themselves to workability. They are more viable from a variety of lies than the Taylormade M2 irons and in the right hands, they will be very versatile.
Apex height in the shorter irons was also better than the M2 irons which makes the Ping G400’s better for attacking fast greens.
The M2 irons certainly have their place – they are no-nonsense distance irons that are very easy to pick up and start playing effectively with. However, the Ping G400 irons offer more to high/mid handicap players. While not the right choice for every player, they provide better overall performance.