Ping G400 Fairway Wood Adjustment Guide + (CHART)


Ping G400 Fairway Wood Adjustment

 

How do I adjust my Ping G400 fairway wood?

The Ping G400 fairway woods can be adjusted using the  five-way adjustable hosel that allows for five loft settings. These settings help you get the desired launch based on your preferences while achieving a draw or a fade at the same time.

The five settings on the adjustable hosel are the standard dot setting, big plus setting, big minus setting, small plus, and small minus setting. 

The standard dot setting retains the default loft of the fairway wood without any changes. 

The big plus setting increases the default loft by 1° while the small plus raises the same by 0.6°. 

On the other hand, the big minus and small minus decrease the standard loft by 1° and 0.61°.

 

Ping G400 fairway wood adjustment chart

The table below shows how the big plus, big minus small plus, and small minus settings change the loft of the various woods in the Ping G400 fairway woods series.

 

Fairway Wood

Variant

Default Loft

(Standard Dot Setting)

Big + Loft Setting

(+1°)

Big Loft Setting

(-1°)

G400

3-wood

14.5°

15.5°

13.5°

5-wood

17.5°

18.5°

16.5°

7-wood

20.5°

21.5°

19.5°

9-wood

23.5°

24.5°

22.5°

G400 SFT

3-wood

16°

17°

15°

5-wood

19°

20°

18°

7-wood

22°

23°

21°

G400 Stretch

Strong 3-wood

13°

14°

12°

 

Fairway Wood 

Variant

Default Loft

(Standard Dot Setting)

Small + Loft Setting

(+0.6°)

Small- Loft Setting

(-0.6°)

G400

3-wood

14.5°

15.1°

13.9°

5-wood

17.5°

18.1°

16.9°

7-wood

20.5°

21.1°

19.9°

9-wood

23.5°

24.1°

22.9

G400 SFT

3-wood

16°

16.6°

15.4°

5-wood

19°

19.6°

18.4°

7-wood

22°

22.6°

21.4°

G400 Stretch

Strong 3-wood

13°

13.6°

12.4°

 

How to adjust Ping G400 fairway wood

The Ping G400 fairway wood can be adjusted by making the desired adjustment to its hosel that supports five settings for the loft, including the standard or default loft identified by the standard dot setting.

Increasing the loft can benefit players who want to promote a draw. However, this will also raise the spin and launch. 

On the other hand, decreasing the loft works best for golfers who wish to achieve a fade. This will also lower the spin and launch angle.

The hosel adjustment and altering the loft can be made by following the steps given below using the Ping Torx limiting wrench from the manufacturer.

  1. Position the Ping G400 fairway wood upright with the shaft resting on the ground and the clubhead to the top.
  2. Insert the wrench into the screw located behind the clubhead.
  3. Turn it a few times to the left or in the anticlockwise direction until it becomes loose, and you can take the clubhead off from its position.
  4. Align the clubhead’s arrow mark with one of the following loft settings on the club hosel depending on whether you want to increase or decrease the loft.
  • Big + setting – This will increase the standard loft of your fairway wood by 1°.
  • Big – setting – This will decrease the standard loft of your fairway wood by 1°.
  • Small + setting – This will increase the standard loft of your fairway wood by 0.6°.
  • Small – setting – This will decrease the standard loft of your fairway wood by 0.6°.

Put the wrench into the screw once again and turn it by the same number of times you did in Step 3to the right or in the clockwise direction. You will hear a double-click sound to indicate when you can stop the turning process.

 

Ping G400 fairway wood loft adjustment

The Ping G400 fairway wood supports four loft adjustments. These adjustments increase the loft by 1°, decrease the loft by 1°, increase the loft by 0.6° or decrease the loft by 0.6°. These adjustments are made using the five-way adjustment hosel that also features the setting for the standard loft with the manufacturer’s Ping Torx limiting wrench.

  1. Hold the Ping G400 fairway wood vertically with the clubhead to the top and the shaft on the ground.
  2. Fit the wrench inside the screw positioned at the rear of the clubhead.
  3. Rotate the wrench counterclockwise or to your left a few times until you observe that the clubhead becomes loose.
  4. Raise the clubhead gently and remove it from the shaft.
  5. Put the clubhead over the shaft once again, taking care to align its arrowhead marking with the preferred hosel marking. The four settings that can be done are mentioned below.
  • Small + setting – This setting increases the default loft of your fairway wood by 0.6°.
  • Small – setting – This setting decreases the default loft of your fairway wood by 0.6°.
  • Big + setting – This setting increases the default loft of your fairway wood by 1°.
  • Big – setting – This setting decreases the default loft of your fairway wood by 1°.
  1. Secure the clubhead in place by tightening the screw with the same wrench with an equal number of clockwise or right rotations. You can stop the turning when you hear a clicking sound that ensures proper seating of the clubhead.

The big plus and minus settings increase and decrease the default loft more than the small plus and minus settings.

 

Ping G400 3-wood loft settings

The Ping G400 3-wood comes with a standard 14.5° loft. This can be lowered using both the minus settings on the hosel to achieve a low spin rate and a low launch angle. On the other hand, the two-plus settings increase the standard loft. This results in a high spin rate and a high launch angle.

The following steps guide you on how to use a Ping Torx limiting wrench to match the clubhead of your 3-wood with the desired loft marking on its club hosel.

  1. Place the 3-wood upright by balancing its shaft on the ground.
  2. Put the wrench into the screw tightened behind the clubhead.
  3. Loosen the clubhead with some anticlockwise or left turns of the wrench.
  4. Lift the clubhead gently and remove it from its position on the club shaft.
  5. Put it back such that the arrow on the clubhead is aligned with the shaft marking in one of the following ways.
  • Big + or Small +: These plus settings add more loft to the standard loft by 1° or 0.6°.
  • Big – or Small -: These minus settings lower the standard loft by 1° or 0.6°.
  1. Seat the clubhead firmly in place. Use an equal number of turns of the wrench while turning the screw in the opposite direction.

 

Ping G400 fairway wood draw settings

The Ping G400 fairway woods can be set for a draw by a simple process of increasing their default loft. This can be achieved through the big plus and small plus settings.

As the name indicates, the big plus setting promotes a higher draw than the small plus setting. The steps given below walk you through the simple process of raising the standard loft of your fairway woods.

  1. Keep the fairway wood erect with the clubhead on the top. 
  2. Insert the Ping Torx limiting wrench into the screw that holds the clubhead in place. This screw is housed at the back of the head.
  3. Turn the wrench to the left side or in the anticlockwise direction. You must do this until the clubhead is loose over the shaft.
  4. Put the clubhead back, aligning its arrowhead with either the big plus or small setting. The big plus setting increases the default loft by 1° and results in a reasonably large draw. On the other hand, the small plus setting raises the standard loft by only 0.6° with a smaller draw.
  5. Fit the clubhead back in position by tightening the screw with a few right or clockwise turns of the wrench.

 

How to adjust Ping G400 SFT fairway wood settings

The SFT in Ping G400 SFT fairway wood represents Straight-Flight Technology. This club has more draw bias when compared to the other two fairway woods in this series. The preferred setting can be done on the Ping G400 SFT using its adjustable hosel along with the wrench.

  1. Place the Ping G400 SFT vertically with the clubhead and shaft towards the top and bottom, respectively.
  2. Put the wrench into the clubhead screw at the back and loosen it with a few counterclockwise or left turns so that the clubhead is no longer firmly seated.
  3. Raise the clubhead and take it off from the present position.
  4. Put the clubhead back to ensure that its arrowhead mark and your preferred loft marking are in line with each other.
  5. Tighten the clubhead again as before the adjustment with the same number of reverse turns of the wrench.

The Ping G400 SFT has proven to be most beneficial for golfers looking for ways to increase the number of draws in their game.

 

How to adjust Ping G400 Stretch fairway wood settings

The Ping G400 Stretch fairway wood is an excellent option for golfers who want fastball speeds and high and straight shots at the same time. This wood is also ideal for those who are looking for ways to reduce their spin.

The loft can be adjusted to the desired setting through the five-way adjustment of the hosel. This five-way adjustment includes the standard-setting. The settings of this fairway wood can be done as follows.

  1. Position the Ping G400 upright such that the club shaft and clubhead are directed to the bottom and top. (in that order).
  2. Fit the wrench inside the screw that holds the clubhead in position and do a few left or anticlockwise turns to loosen it.
  3. Lift the clubhead upwards using mild force and remove it from above the shaft.
  4. Seat the clubhead back after ensuring that the desired loft marking on the club shaft and the arrow mark on the clubhead align with each other.
  5. Seat the clubhead tightly like how it was before the adjustment by turning the wrench an equal number of times in the opposite direction.

 

Ernie

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