Taylormade M6 Vs. Ping G400 Irons Comparison Overview
If you were intrigued enough by the title of this article to actually read it, chances are you are in the market for an entry-level set of clubs. While you aren’t likely to see the Ping G400 irons or the Taylormade M6 irons on the PGA Tour, they still offer plenty of value to the right kind of player.
These are game-improvement irons through and through. If you are looking to score a set of irons that will get you down the fairway using fewer clubs, be sure to give the following comparison overview a good read.
Taylormade M6 Irons Overview
The M6 irons were built to allow the face to flex as much as possible.
What does that mean for high handicappers and beginners? It means better ball distance. The M6 sports one of the earliest iterations of Taylormade’s Speed Bridge which increases head stiffness so that the Speed Pocket (a channel bored into the perimeter of the face) can do it’s thing.
When we tested the M6 irons, we really liked how stable and solid they felt on full swings. There is generous offset, a decently sized head and the Inverted Cone face design expands the sweet spot out towards the toe.
These are incredibly forgiving and long irons even as feedback and workability were lacking.
Ping G400 Irons Overview
The Ping G400 have a smaller head profile and we were having a better go of working the ball side-to-side with them as opposed to the M6 irons.
These are like game-improvement irons that were meant to look almost like player’s performance irons. They have less offset than the M6 irons so right away, they may be better for mid handicappers. The hydropearl finish helps these irons glide through the turf though.
The enhanced ball flight from the top rail undercut and 17-4 stainless steel face give these irons surprising short-game control. Our testers were able to launch the ball high with the 9 iron in this set and land soft on most greens.
Overall these irons are slightly less forgiving than the M6’s; but they provide much better control around the green.
Both of these iron sets provide the easy distance that higher handicap players will need. However, we really liked the short-game control and scoring ability of the Ping G400’s. The M6’s are really more distance irons than anything else.