Ping G425 Hybrid Adjustment Guide + (CHART)


Is the Ping G425 hybrid adjustable?

Yes, the Ping G425 hybrid is adjustable. All six hybrids in the series ranging from 2-hybrid to 7-hybrid can be adjusted for their lofts using their aerodynamic hosels, which in turn impacts the lie angle.

 

Ping G425 hybrid specs

The Ping G425 hybrid offers an excellent combination of versatility and consistency for most players. The key specs worth noting about the Ping G425 hybrid are given in the table below.

 

Feature

Specs

Spinstency

This term is derived from two words – spin and consistency. The hybrid encompasses a complex face curvature along with a modified roll profile. This profile is low at the point where the loft gets lower. The spin is consistent and the ball speed increases simultaneously. This helps players gain more distance.

Facewrap

This unique Ping feature incorporates high-strength and thin face wraps of maraging steel in the sole and crown of the hybrid. It promotes extra flexing to gain more speed and in turn high launch shots as well as more distance.

Alignment

The crown features three dots for alignment in different positions. The large dot is at the center and the two small dots are on either side. This alignment helps golfers gain more confidence at the time of address.

Weighting

The hybrid comes fitted with a tungsten weight that is strategically positioned in its sole. This increases the moment of inertia in its stainless steel clubhead and enhances forgiveness.

Adjustability

The hybrid has an aerodynamic hosel and sleeve setup. The lightweight hosel incorporates Trajectory Tuning 2.0 technology that supports eight different loft settings and a flat or neutral lie angle. This results in producing a customized trajectory for maximum accuracy and distance.

Shaft and grips

The hybrid features a lightweight Ping Alta CB Slate stock shaft with an Arccos Caddie smart grip featuring an embedded sensor. This combination renders a high launch with consistency and stability. The sensor supports recording as well as analyzing each shot using the Arccos Caddie app.

The club also supports Ping Tour 85, Aldila Rogue Black Hybrid 95 and Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro 80 Orange shafts. The two other grip options available are Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet and Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet Cord grips.

Iron/Fairway equivalent

The 2-hybrid to 4-hybrid is equivalent to 2-iron to 4-iron clubs. Their fairway wood counterparts are the 5-wood, 7-wood and 9-wood.

The 5-hybrid to 6-hybrid is equivalent to 5-iron to 5-iron clubs. They have no wood equivalents.

 

How to adjust the Ping G425 hybrid

These settings can be adjusted on the Ping G425 hybrid  by removing the clubhead from the shaft using the Torx wrench that accompanies the hybrid.

The Ping G425 hybrid supports adjustments for both its loft and lie angle. The aerodynamic hosel supports eight settings for the loft and two settings for the lie angle. 

The eight loft settings for the hybrid are the dot setting, Big + and Big – settings, Small + and Small – settings, F setting, F+ setting and F- setting.

 

The dot setting indicates the default loft and lie angle settings of the hybrid.

 

  • Big + and Big – settings increase and decrease its stated loft by 1.5°.
  • The Small + and Small – settings raise and lower the default loft by 1°.
  • The lie angle is not affected by any of these five settings.
  • The F setting do not alter the standard loft but it does flatten the lie.

 

However, the F+ and F- settings increase and decrease this loft by 1° while flattening the lie at the same time. All three F settings flatten the existing lie angle by 3°.

Apart from the loft as well as the lie angle settings, the crown features a three-dot alignment. These dots help to align the crown for players to gain more confidence at address.

 

Ping G425 Hybrid Adjustment

 

Ping G425 hybrid adjustment chart

The six Ping G425 hybrids support the same 8 loft and 3 lie angle settings. These are illustrated in the tables presented below.

 

Loft adjustments                                      

Hybrid (Stated Loft)

Dot Setting

(0°)

Big + Setting

(+1.5°)

Big – Setting

(-1.5°)

2-hybrid (17°)

17°

18.5°

15.5°

3-hybrid (19°)

19°

20.5°

17.5°

4-hybrid (22)

22°

23.5°

20.5°

5-hybrid (26°)

26°

27.5°

24.5°

6-hybrid (30°)

30°

31.5°

28.5°

7-hybrid (34°)

34°

35.5°

32.5°

 

Hybrid (Stated Loft)

Small + Setting

(+1°)

Small + Setting

(-1°)

F Setting

(0°)

F+ Setting

(+1°)

F- Setting

(-1°)

2-hybrid (17°)

 

18°

 

16°

 

17°

 

18°

 

16°

3-hybrid (19°)

 

20°

 

18°

 

19°

 

20°

 

18°

4-hybrid (22)

 

23°

 

21°

 

22°

 

23°

 

21°

5-hybrid (26°)

 

27°

 

25°

 

26°

 

27°

 

25°

6-hybrid (30°)

 

31°

 

29°

 

30°

 

31°

 

29°

7-hybrid (34°)

 

35°

 

33°

 

34°

 

35°

 

33°

 

Raising the loft of any of the hybrid sets the club in favor of a draw. Conversely, when the loft is decreased, the hybrid is more suitable for a fade.

 

Lie angle adjustments

(Standard Lie Angle)

Dot Setting

Big + Setting

Big – Setting

Small + Setting

2-hybrid (57°)

Neutral

Neutral

Neutral

Neutral

3-hybrid (57.5°)

Neutral

Neutral

Neutral

Neutral

4-hybrid (58)

Neutral

Neutral

Neutral

Neutral

5-hybrid (58.5°)

Neutral

Neutral

Neutral

Neutral

6-hybrid (59°)

Neutral

Neutral

Neutral

Neutral

7-hybrid (59.5°)

Neutral

Neutral

Neutral

Neutral

 

 (Standard Lie Angle)

F Setting

F+ Setting

F- Setting

2-hybrid (57°)

Flat

Flat

Flat

3-hybrid (57.5°)

Flat

Flat

Flat

4-hybrid (58)

Flat

Flat

Flat

5-hybrid (58.5°)

Flat

Flat

Flat

6-hybrid (59°)

Flat

Flat

Flat

7-hybrid (59.5°)

Flat

Flat

Flat

 

When golfers flatten the lie angle of any of their hybrids too much, they tend to encounter more than the usual number of slices in the game.

Also, the flat setting makes the club heel getting bent such that it is at a higher level than the toe of the hybrid.

 

How to adjust loft on Ping G425 hybrid

The loft adjustment is the same for each of the six Ping G425 hybrids. You will have to use the Torx wrench provided along with the driver to remove the clubhead and seat it again in place as a part of the adjustment process.

The simple steps outlined below help in adjusting the loft of a Ping G425 hybrid without any difficulty.

  1. Insert the Ping Torx wrench into the big screw that is present at the back of the head of the Ping G425 hybrid.
  2. Turn around the wrench anticlockwise until you can loosen the screw as much as you can.
  3. Remove the clubhead and replace it by aligning its arrow mark with any one of the loft settings given above on the shaft.

The five Dot, Big and Small settings have no change on the lie angle while the three F settings flatten it by 3°. Similarly, the Dot and F settings make no alteration to the stated loft.

  1. Rotate the wrench again clockwise to tighten the loose screw and seat the clubhead firmly in place.

 

The above settings can help to increase the stated loft by 1°or 1.5°. You can alternatively lower the loft by the same value.

The number of anticlockwise turns and clockwise turns are often the same. You should stop turning the clubhead on hearing a click sound after securing the clubhead to avoid damage to the hybrid.

 

Ping G425 hybrid lie angle settings

The Ping G425 hybrid clubs have two lie angle setting options. One option is the Neutral setting that has no impact on the standard lie angle.

The other option is the Flat settings that flatten the default lie angle by 3°. The default loft may or may not get affected with both the lie angle settings.

 

The following steps highlight the ways to adjust the lie angle based on your choice.

  1. Place the wrench within the screwhead and rotate it to the right until the screw at the back is loose.
  2. Get the clubhead off from where it’s seated over the club shaft.
  3. Line the desired club shaft marking with the arrowhead that is present on the club head.
  • The Dot, Big +and Big – and Small + and Small – loft settings will retain the standard lie angle with the Neutral setting.
  • The F, F+ and F- settings flatten the standard lie angle with or without modification to the stated loft depending on the chosen setting.
  1. Turn the screw to the left to lock the clubhead securely in position.

 

With the Neutral lie angle setting, players may or may not encounter a draw or a fade based on the Dot, Big or Small setting. As the name suggests, the draw or fade is more pronounced with a Big setting than a Small setting.

 

Ping G425 hybrid flat setting adjustment

The Ping G425 hybrid series incorporates three different flat settings. These settings can be used to make the standard lie angle flatter by 3°.

These steps act as a guide to help you get done with the flat setting adjustment on the Ping G425 hybrid of your preference.

  1. Loosen the big screw located at the back of the clubhead with a few counter-clockwise turns of the Ping wrench.
  2. Let go of the clubhead and position it again in a way that the arrow mark is in line with any of the three F markings on the club shaft.
  • F setting makes no change to the stated loft.
  • F + setting increases the stated loft by 1°.
  • F – setting decreases the stated loft by 1°.
  1. Tighten the screw (mentioned above) to secure the clubhead by rotating the wrench in the reverse direction.

 

Golfers tend to notice significant changes to their games with a flat lie angle setting. The number of slices increases thereby causing the ball to get directed toward the right for right-handed players.

Additionally, the toe of your Ping G425 hybrid will be lower than its heel. This triggers the chance of encountering a fade which is also high with a flat lie. 

The swing speed may also get affected with a fade setting and compromise on the distance and swing speed.

 

Ping G425 hybrid draw settings

The Ping G425 hybrid golf clubs can be set for a draw by raising their stated lofts without changing the standard lie angle. The hybrids support two settings in this regard.

The steps for the draw settings of the driver are outlined below.

  1. Remove the clubhead from the club shaft by rotating the Ping wrench inserted into the large screw at the back to your left till the screw is at the least tight position.
  2. Slip off the clubhead from above the club shaft.
  3. Position the arrow on the clubhead in alignment with either of the two marks on the club hosel.
  • Big + increments the stated loft by 1.5°.
  • Small + decrements the stated loft by 1°.
  1. Affix the head of the hybrid in place with some right turns of the same wrench.

 

The draw in the Ping G425 hybrid is more with the Big + setting than the Small + setting. The increase in loft with the Big setting over the Small setting is 0.5°.

When the hybrid is set for a draw, the club face closes when it encounters an impact. A draw results in an increased trajectory with more spin as well as a higher launch than the stated loft. However, this will also lead to a lesser distance.

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