Club Review: Ping G425

Club Review: Ping G425

Toying with the idea of investing in Ping G425 irons, fairway woods or drivers?

As one of the leading golf club manufacturers the world over, Ping understands that not many golfers invest in new golf clubs every season – it’s more like every eight years or so!

Despite this, they aim to increase performance year on year by utilising the latest technology and making small gains from as many design parameters as possible. This means that every new model they release is better than the last.

But is the Ping G425 line-up of clubs right for you?  

Read on to find out.

 

Who are Ping G425 irons suitable for?

Blending distance with forgiveness, the Ping G425 irons (with steel shafts or graphite shafts) are an excellent choice for mid-handicap players looking for game improvement irons.

Very much like a hybrid, the Ping G425 will not only suit players with a handicap of 25 or below but also single figure players who occasionally struggle with the launch and strike of their irons.

If you’re a shorter hitter or high handicapper, you’ll be better opting for G710 irons – Ping’s longest and most forgiving irons to date.

 

Are Ping G425 irons forgiving?

Ping’s G series of irons are synonymous with distance and forgiveness, and the G425 irons combine both of these things with accuracy and feel.

Perimeter weighting increases MOI (moment of inertia), which also increases forgiveness by making the sweet spot on the clubface bigger. This is achieved by a hosel weight and tungsten screw in the toe of the Ping G425.

Though Variable Face Thickness is nothing new for Ping irons, the pattern is reshaped, reflecting the look of a driver. This means you should get more face flex and ball speed, no matter where the clubface strikes the ball.

 

Is a Ping G425 driver good for high handicappers?

There are 3 models in the Ping G425 driver series: Max, LST (low spin technology) and SFT (straight flight technology).

If you’re looking for the most forgiving driver, try the G425 Max. This performs the best on off-centre hits and offers plenty of forgiveness.

The G425 Max has more of a rounded profile than the other models in the collection, which makes it more user-friendly for some golfers, particularly beginners and high handicappers.

Ping’s G425 LST driver is the longest of them all, making it perfect for golfers seeking more distance. It’s also a brilliant choice for those with faster swing speeds who will benefit from a lower spin rate on their drives.

The G425 SFT is one of the easiest Ping drivers to hit and is typically suited to slicers. It offers high MOI (moment of inertia), which makes it more forgiving, and is engineered with draw-bias weighting and lighter swing weight to help bring shots back on-line and into the fairway.

 

Are Ping G425 drivers and woods light?

Yes! Unlike most major golf club brands, Ping has not succumbed to using carbon fibre crowns and soles.

Aside from being heavier, carbon fibre generally acts as a dampener, which means Ping drivers are typically louder than their TaylorMade or Callaway counterparts – ideal for golfers who enjoy a driver that produces a powerful sound.

All of the G425 drivers boast refined crown turbulators and Dragonfly Technology light crowns for faster swing speeds. Something else worth noting about the SFT driver model is that it has a light D1 swing weight that helps to correct ball flight.

The G425 fairway woods are also constructed from titanium, which has a high strength to low-density ratio. The lighter weight of these clubs helps to increase swing speed whilst offering plenty of forgiveness.

 

Are Ping G425 irons and drivers worth the investment?

We might be slightly biased, here at Clarkes’ Golf Centre, but we think that the Ping G425 golf clubs are well worth it, and will be a marked improvement on the older clubs you have in your bag.

Ping has an enviable track record for producing exceptional drivers, irons and fairway woods – taking everything good about their previous models and merging them to produce awesome clubs for every golfer.

If you have any questions about the Ping G425 collection, you’re welcome to get in touch with us at any time. Our team is always on hand and will happily share their expertise.

Alternatively, if you’d like to purchase Ping G425 drivers, irons or fairway woods, be sure to shop online with us. We guarantee some of the most competitive prices and offer free UK delivery for orders over £30!