Titleist AP3 718 Vs. Ping G425 Irons Comparison Overview
We wanted to test these two iron sets side-by-side because we know them to have a decent amount of overlap in terms of features.
They parallel each other in many ways but after we tested them, we found that there are a couple of key differences between them.
In the following article, we will be discussing what those differences are and explain how some of the key features influence the performance of these iron sets.
Ping G425 Irons Overview
The Ping G425 irons do a good job of combining the looks of a player’s iron set with the forgiveness of a distance iron set.
There are two main features that drive the exceptional forgiveness of these irons. The first is variable face thickness which preserves more ball speed on shots hit closer to the heel, toe, crown and sole.
The second is the tungsten perimeter weighting which essentially does the same thing.
The caveat with these irons is that the head size is pretty compact. So you will need to be able to make consistent contact on most shots.
The most important difference between the Ping G425 irons and the Titleist AP3 718’s is that the G425’s were giving us about 180 yards with the 4 iron and the 4 iron of the Titleist AP3 718’s were yielding an average of 174 yards.
That’s not the only difference between these irons though…
Titleist AP3 718 Irons Overview
What the Titleist AP3 718 irons lack in distance they make up for in greenside spin control.
The Titleist AP3 718’s are really more player’s irons even though they technically have a cavity back design.
We really liked the bottom heavy leading edges of these irons which allowed for effortless launch. They are great in the rough but really shine around the green.
The wedges in this set feature a solid body and face insert design which allows for a high degree of roll control where you need it most.
Like the G425’s the Titleist AP3 718 irons have 17-4 stainless steel face inserts but the leading edges wrap into the sole creating more of an expansive sweet spot.
With the Titleist AP3 718’s you get better short-game performance. In terms of forgiveness, these irons performed comparably.
In the distance department, the Ping G425 irons reigned supreme – though they lack the launch and greenside control of the Titleist AP3 718’s.