Ping G400 Driver Adjustment Guide + (CHART)


Ping G400 Driver Adjustment

How do I adjust my Ping G400 driver?

The head of the Ping G400 is adjustable and  can be adjusted according to your swing weight. The driver features an adjustable Trajectory Tuning Technology 2.0 hosel that features 5 loft settings. These are standard setting, big minus setting, small minus setting, big plus setting and small plus setting.

The above settings allow you to make changes to the loft based on your preferences so that you get the correct launch. This in turn also gets the lie adjusted accordingly.

  • The big plus and big minus settings allow you to increase and decrease the loft by 1°.

  • The small plus and small minus settings help you alter the default loft by +/-0.6°.

 

 

 Loft

Big +

(+1°)

Big-

(-1°)

Small + 

(+0.6°)

Small – 

(-0.6°)

G400

10°

9.6°

8.4°

10.5°

11.5°

9.5°

11.1°

9.9°

G400 Max

10°

9.6°

8.4°

10.5°

11.5°

9.5°

11.1°

9.9°

G400 SFT

10°

11°

10.6°

9.4°

12°

13°

11°

12.6°

11.4°

G400 LST

8.5°

9.5°

7.5°

9.1°

7.9°

10°

11°

10.6°

9.4°

G410 Plus

10°

9.6°

8.4°

10.5°

11.5°

9.5°

11.1°

9.9°

12°

13°

11°

12.6°

11.4°

 

Ping G400 Driver Series Standard Loft Angles

 Standard Loft
Ping G4009°, 10.5°
Ping G400 Max9°, 10.5°
Ping G400 SFT10°, 12°
Ping G400 LST8,5°, 10°
Ping G410 Plus9°, 10.5°, 12°

 

Ping G400 driver draw setting

You can adjust the Ping G400 driver for a draw setting by increasing its loft. This can be done using the adjustable hosel that allows you to increase the loft by 1°. The adjustment is very simple and can be done by following a few simple steps as given below.

  1. Place the Ping G400 upright with the head to the top.
  2. Insert the Ping Torx limiting wrench into the screw just behind the clubhead and turn it a little to the left. This loosens the clubhead and helps you take it off the shaft.
  3. Put the head back such that it is in line with the big plus or small minus setting depending on how much inclined draw you want with your driver.
  4. Turn the Torx wrench to the right until you notice the head becoming tight.
  5. Hold the clubhead firmly and turn the wrench again till you hear a clicking sound.

 

Ping G400 driver lie angle adjustment

You can adjust the Ping G400 driver lie angle by adjusting its loft. The following steps walk you through the process of adjusting the loft of the driver that in turn lowers the lie accordingly.

  1. Position the Ping G400 vertically such that the shaft is towards the ground and the clubhead is to the top.
  2. Fit the Ping Torx limiting wrench into the screw behind the head and turn it to the left until you can slide the head off.
  3. Fit in the head once again such that the loft marking on the clubhead is in line with the big plus or big minus setting.
  4. Tighten the head by turning the wrench to the opposite side until you hear a clicking sound. This in turn lowers or flattens the standard loft of 58° by 0.2°. This adjustment sets the lie angle to 57.8°.

If you want to lower the lie angle further, you can opt for the small plus or minus setting. Once you have done the first two steps as given above, you can proceed with the steps mentioned below.

  1. Fit in the head once again such that the loft marking on the clubhead is in line with the small plus or small minus setting.
  2. Tighten the head by turning the wrench to the opposite side until you hear a clicking sound. This in turn lowers the standard loft of 58° by 1°. This adjustment sets the lie angle to 57°.

 

Ping G400 Driver Series Standard Lie Angles

 Standard Lie Angle
Ping G40058°
Ping G400 Max58°
Ping G400 SFT58°
Ping G400 LST57°
Ping G410 Plus58.5°

 

Driver

Lie Angle Adjustment Big +/-Loft Setting

(-0.2°)

Lie Angle Adjustment Small +/-Loft Setting

(-1°)

Ping G400

57.8

57°

Ping G400 Max

57.8

57°

Ping G400 SFT

57.8

57°

56.8

56°

Ping G400 LST

56.8

56°

58.3°

57.5°

Ping G410 Plus

58.3°

57.5°

 

Is the Ping G400 Max adjustable?

Yes, the Ping G400 Max driver is an adjustable golf club. The adjustment can be done the same way as with any other driver in the G400 series. The G400 Max driver comes with adjustable head and shaft options for those who want to increase or decrease the loft of the driver. Apart from the standard setting, you can make your choice from the big plus, small plus, big minus or small minus setting.

It’s worth noting that making any of the above changes from the standard setting will also decrease the default lie angle of the Ping G400 Max accordingly.

 

How to adjust Ping G400 Max driver

The Ping G400 Max driver has a deeper profile than the standard Ping G400 driver and a thin forged face. The forged face helps in gaining ball speed for consistent straight and long drive shots. The driver is available in two loft variants of 9.5° and 10.5°. Both models have the same lie angle of 58°.

This PING G400 Max driver can be adjusted to change the loft of the driver from its neutral setting. This will in turn lower the lie angle. It’s worth noting that the lie angle gets flattened when the loft is adjusted for the big or small plus setting as well as the big or small minus setting.

You can follow the same process of adjusting the Ping G400 driver to adjust your Ping G400 Max driver. It’s advisable that you use only the Ping Torx limiting wrench from the manufacturer for this purpose.

  1. Keep the driver upright with the clubhead upwards.
  2. Insert the Ping Torx wrench into the screw located behind the clubhead.
  3. Turn the wrench a few times in the counterclockwise direction until you are able to remove the clubhead.
  4. Place the head once again such that the loft marking on the clubhead coincides with the big plus/minus setting or small plus/minus setting of your choice.
  5. Fix the clubhead in place by turning the Torx wrench in the opposite direction till you hear the clicking sound.
  6. The table given below shows how the big plus and minus settings as well as the small plus and minus settings change the loft and lie angle for the various drivers in the Ping G400 series.

Both the plus settings help in incrementing the default lofts. The revised loft is higher with the big plus setting in comparison to the small plus setting. Similarly, the minus settings are used to lower the standard lofts. These four settings result in dropping the average standard lie angle by 1° or 2°.

 

How to adjust Ping G400 SFT driver settings

The SFT in Ping G400 SFT stands for Straight Flight Technology. The Ping G400 SFT driver features a considerably light swing weight compared to some other drivers in the G400 series. This helps right-handed golfers to square the ball at the time of impact and produce right-to-left shot bends. Likewise, left-handed players can generate left-to-right bend shots.

The Ping G400 SFT driver also offers two loft options for golfers. The two available loft choices are 10° and 12°. They can be incremented or decremented based on individual preferences using the two plus and minus settings. Both drivers come with an average lie angle of 58°.

The default loft of a Ping G400 SFT driver can be adjusted very easily using the Ping Torx limiting wrench. You can choose any of the four settings apart from the default or neutral setting.

  1. Hold the Ping G400 SFT driver up straight with the clubhead to the top.
  2. Fit the Ping Torx limiting wrench into the screw provided at the back of the clubhead.
  3. Turn the wrench to the left to remove the clubhead. You will often have to do a few turns to achieve this.
  4. Put the clubhead back on the shaft taking care to align the loft marking on the clubhead with the desired big plus or minus marking on the shaft. Alternatively, you can align the head against the preferred small plus or minus marking.
  5. Secure the clubhead in its position by turning the clubhead in the reverse or clockwise counterclockwise direction. The number of turns will usually be the same as above. You will hear a clicking sound when the clubhead is in place.

As mentioned above, the plus settings can be used to increase the standard lofts while the minus settings assist in decreasing the default lofts. The big settings dip the lie angle by 2° to 56° whereas the small settings lower the lie angle by 1° to 57°.

Players often tend to increase the loft of their clubhead when they want to close the clubface. This helps them to hit a draw that has proved to be the most preferable due to its consistency.

 

How to adjust Ping G400 LST driver settings

The LST in Ping G400 LST is used to denote Low Spin Technology. The Ping G400 LST driver is especially suited for players with high swing speed because of its low ball flight combined with controllable and stable spin.

The Ping G400 LST driver is available with lofts of 8.5° and 10°. These drivers are equipped with an average lie angle of 57°. As with any other Ping G400 series driver, there are four other settings apart from the standard setting that you can opt for using the Ping Torx limiting wrench.

  1. Place the Ping G400 LST driver vertically with the clubhead on the top so that you can access the adjustment screw behind it.
  2. Turn the wrench a few times in the clockwise direction or to the left until the clubhead loosens and you can remove it.
  3. Align the loft marking present on the driver’s clubhead with the desired setting on the shaft. This can be the big plus setting, small plus setting, big minus setting or small minus setting.
  4. Fix the clubhead in place by turning the wrench once again in the anticlockwise direction or to the right. You should hear a clicking sound that indicates the clubhead is firmly seated in place.

The big plus and small plus settings help in raising the default loft while the big minus and small minus settings contribute towards lowering it.

The big settings lower the average standard lie angle to 55° while the lower settings result in a lie angle of 56°.

Increasing the default loft has helped players considerably because it helps them to be consistent in their game. This consistency is because of the closed clubface that results in draws.

Ernie

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