Ping G400 Vs G410 Irons (Distance, Loft and Specs)


Ping G410 Iron

 

What is the Difference Between Ping G400 and G410 Irons?

The Ping G400 and the Ping G410 irons represent a series of iron golf clubs ranging from a 4 iron to a 9 iron. Your four common wedges include the pitching wedge, utility wedge, sand wedge and a lob wedge.

The main difference between a Ping G400 and G410 iron is that the G410 is smaller in size, and will also allow you to hit the ball  3-5 yards further than the G400.

The Ping G400 series incorporates face-flexing technology that helps in launching the golf ball high and fast. This gives the player the same stopping power and distance of playing on a tour.

The G400 iron golf club has a thin and strong face made of Hyper 17-4 stainless steel. They have a streamlined and smooth hosel transition at the address point that gives the golfer more confidence with his shots.

Additionally, the premium finish lessens the friction with the turf by 40% and help to enhance the spin and launch with increased forgiveness.

The Ping G410 series have a free-moving and flexible clubface that helps a player to achieve maximum height and distance while lessening the chances of hitting the club into the green. These golf clubs also help in holding on to the putting surface with good precision and control.

Their weight savings are more focused on the hosel and toe that in turn result in expanded perimeter weighting. The resilient hydropearl 2.0 finish ensures that the transition through the turf is smooth while offering good contact at the same time.

Both the Ping golf clubs implement COR-Eye technology, have deep top-rail undercut and a co-molded cavity badge. This badge helps in suppressing the vibrations as well as rendering a powerful feel and sound. The clubs are available with a wide range of shaft flexes in graphite and steel.

  • The Ping G410 have a lesser offset than the Ping G400 by 10% that makes it a more forgiving golf club.
  • The Ping G410 feature a smaller blade length and a more refined shape than the Ping G400 that increases its visual appeal for players who want a classy looking golf club. The Ping G400 appear to be chunkier at the top and has a wider sole.
  • The Ping G410 offers 8% more MOI than the Ping G400 and hence allows golfers to be more consistent with their game.
  • The Ping G410 clubs are smaller and softer than the Ping G400 ones that make it easier to hit and launch the ball with these golf clubs. The thin leading edge increased hinging and enhanced face flex are other contributing factors.
  • The Ping G400 series have higher average backspin for some players when compared to the Ping G410 golf clubs while they enjoy the sound of the Ping G410 more than the Ping G400.
  • The finish of the Ping G400 clubs tends to wear off faster over time in comparison to that of the Ping G410.
  • The Ping G410 series have marginally higher average clubhead and ball speeds as well as an average higher descent angle in contrast to the Ping G400 golf clubs.
  • The average peak height, carry distance and a total distance of the Ping G410 golf clubs are more than that of the Ping G400 series ones by about three, five and eight yards respectively.

Most players find that the Ping G410 series has only some minor improvements over the Ping G400 golf clubs. If you already have the G400, I don’t believe there is enough to justify upgrading to the G410.

 

Is the Ping G410 Better than the G400?

Yes, the Ping G410 is better than the G400. It has an improved design and allows most golfers to hit the ball up to 5 yards longer.

The shorter blade length combined with the relatively less offset gives the Ping G410 a more refined shape and a better visual appeal. This is both on the back and from the address.

The hydro-pearl finish ensures that there is no glare on the golf clubs. These aspects make the Ping G410 more suitable than the Ping G400 for low and mid handicappers.

The Ping G410 series have a free-moving face and is more flexible than the Ping G400. This allows golfers to achieve both maximum height and maximum distance with precision and control.

You’ll also notice less spin on the ball; while presenting less chance for the golf ball to get hit into the green. The face structure additionally helps in delivering faster ball speeds.

The Ping G410 golf clubs also have more width towards their sole that increases their Moment of Inertia. Last but not least, the full cavity co-molded elastomer and aluminum badge on the face suppresses vibrations when the golf ball is hit and renders a powerful reassuring sound.

The badge also makes the Ping G410 feel lighter and more comfortable in the hands of the players. The club also offers more consistency to golfers.

 

Distance (G400 Vs G410)

Overall, the Ping G410 series offers more distance than the Ping G400 series. The following are some aspects that players have noticed with respect to the distance when they tried using both the Ping G400 and Ping G410 golf clubs after hitting four times with each club.

  • The average carry distance of aPing G400 iron golf club is less than that of the Ping G410 club. The G410 has a greater distance by about five yards. While the G400 offer an average carry distance of 165 yards, golfers achieve 170 yards with the G410.
  • The average total distance delivered by the Ping G400 is lower than this distance rendered by the Ping G410. While the G400 cover an average total distance of 170 yards, the G410 helps to cover an extra distance of eight yards and achieve 178 yards.
  • The average peak height delivered by a Ping G400 golf club is about three yards lesser than a Ping G410 club. These distances are about 28 yards and 31 yards respectively for the two clubs.

 

Degree of Loft (G400 Vs G410)

Interestingly although Ping has made a few prominent variations to the Ping G410 after its Ping G400, the manufacturer has decided to retain the same loft for all its iron clubs and wedges in both the series. They are standard for the Game Improvement category.

Both sets also have identical Power Spec lofts (lower lofts) for their golf clubs. This is a custom-designed loft configuration from Ping that is used to strengthen the lofts of all the clubs throughout a set. It helps players who want to decrease their spin and increase their distance. The Power Spec lofts primarily benefit aging golfers.

This alters the lofts of the 4 irons through 7 irons by 1.5° while 8 irons and 9 irons show a variation by 2°. The pitching and utility wedges depict a change by 2°. The sand wedge shows a change by 1.5° while there is no change to the lob wedge.

Ping’s Website shows the loft specifications for the G400 series. This data is also found in the table below:

 

Iron

Loft (degrees)

Power Spec Loft

4 iron

20.5°

19°

5 iron

23.5°

22°

6 iron

26.5°

25°

7 iron

30°

28.5°

8 iron

34.5°

32.5°

9 iron

39.5°

37.5°

PW

44.5

42.5°

UW

49.5°

47.5°

SW

54°

52.5°

LW

58°

58°

 

G410 Vs i210 Iron

The following are some noteworthy differences reported by players between the G410 and i210.

  • The i210 golf club is more forgiving than a G410 golf club and gives golfers a better feel when they hold the club.
  • The i210 club is a preferred choice over a G410 to play from the rough because it has a slightly smaller profile.
  • The i210 golf club tends to help players score better than a G410 on some occasions if their ball contact is towards the toe or anywhere on the clubface.
  • Some golfers who need extra distance by about 10 yards prefer a G410 club over an i210 club because of its springier face and length.
  • The i210 golf club is better suited than a G410 golf club for players who give more importance to soft feel and precision.
  • The i210 club helps golfers to be more consistent with their shots as against a G410 club due to the better sole design.
  • The G410 golf club helps mid-handicappers hit the greens more when compared to an i210 golf club.
  • The G410 club tends to make the mishits land closer to the target than an i210 club.
  • The G410 golf club helps players deliver higher and straighter shots in comparison to an i210 golf club.

 

G410 Vs i500 Iron

Some golfers have reported the following differences between the G410 and i500 after trying a game or two with both the golf clubs.

  • The G410 golf club has a more forged feeling that is preferred by many players when compared to the i500 golf club.
  • The G410 club is a better choice than the i500 club among golfers who want a club that is more forgiving.
  • The i500 golf club wins hands down over the G410 golf club when players look for a club that offers a good flight trajectory.

 

G410 Vs G700 Iron

A few differences between the G410 golf club and the G700 golf club that players feel are worth keeping in mind are given below.

  • G410 club is preferred by more golfers over a G700 club when they want a golf club that is more forgiving and delivers maximum height.
  • The G700 golf club is chunky and has more offset than a G410 golf club, which does not work well with some players.
  • G410 club is preferred to a G700 club by golfers who are not particular about the extra distance offered by a club but are concerned about its looks and price.
  • The G700 golf club is chosen by players instead of a G410 for the sound when players like to hear the click sound as they hit the sweet spot.

 

G400 Iron Vs Cleveland CBX

Few differences that players claim to have noticed between the G400 Iron and Cleveland CBX golf clubs are given below.

  • The G400 iron club gives golfers a better feel, performance and looks when compared to the CBX club because of its enhanced forgiving nature and consistency.
  • The G400 iron golf club is more suited than the CBX golf club for players who want their ball flight to be as high as possible.
  • The CBX club is more economically priced than the G400 iron club making it ideal for those who don’t want an expensive club.

Ernie

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