Ping G425 MAX Driver Adjustment Guide + (CHART)


Ping G425 MAX Driver Adjustment

 

How do I adjust my Ping G425 MAX driver?

The Ping G25 Max driver can be adjusted using the hosel. The driver supports five settings for loft adjustment and flattening the lie by an extra 3°.

 

The steps involved in adjusting a Ping G425 MAX driver with a Ping Torx limiting wrench are given below.

  1. Position the Ping G425 MAX driver upright with the shaft to the ground and the clubhead upwards.
  2. Insert the Ping Torx limiting wrench into the screw located behind the head of the driver.
  3. Turn the wrench a few times to the left until the screw becomes loose.
  4. Lift the head upwards using mild force and remove it from its position.
  5. Align the arrow marking on the driver’s head with the setting on the shaft that gives you the preferred loft and lie combination.
  6. Seat the head back in its place and tighten the loosened screw by turning the wrench in the opposite direction the same number of times.
  7. Position the movable weight towards the heel or the toe of the driver’s head depending on whether you want a draw setting or a fade setting for your driver.

 

Is Ping G425 MAX driver adjustable?

Yes, the Ping G425 MAX driver is adjustable.

 

Ping G425 MAX driver adjustment chart

The tables given below illustrate how the eight settings offered by the Ping G425 driver affect the loft and lie settings for each of the three drivers in this series.

 

Loft adjustments

Driver

Standard Loft

Dot Setting (0°)

Big + Setting (1.5°)

Big – Setting (-1.5°)

G425 MAX

9°

9°

10.5°

7.5°

10.5°

10.5°

12°

9°

12°

12°

13.5°

10.5°

G425 LST

9°

9°

10.5°

7.5°

10.5°

10.5°

12°

9°

G425 SFT

10.5°

10.5°

12°

9°

 

Driver

Small + Setting

(+1°)

Small – Setting

(-1°)

F Setting

(0°)

F+ Setting

(1°)

F- Setting

(-1°)

G425 MAX

10°

8°

9°

10°

8°

11.5°

9.5°

10.5°

11.5°

9.5°

13°

11°

12°

13°

11°

G425 LST

10°

8°

9°

10°

8°

11.5°

9.5°

10.5°

11.5°

11°

G425 SFT

11.5°

9.5°

10.5°

11.5°

11°

 

 

Lie adjustments

Driver

Average Lie Angle

Dot Setting

Big + Setting

Big – Setting

G425 MAX

58.50°

Neutral

Neutral

Neutral

G425 LST

 57.0°

 Neutral

 Neutral

 Neutral

G425 SFT

 58.50°

Neutral

 Neutral

 Neutral

 

 Driver

 Small +Setting

Small – Setting

 F Setting

 F+ Setting

F- Setting

G425 MAX

 Neutral

 Neutral

 Flat

 Flat

 Flat

G425 LST

 Neutral

 Neutral

 Flat

 Flat

 Flat

G425 SFT

Neutral

 Neutral

 Flat

 Flat

 Flat

 

 

Ping G425 MAX driver shaft options

There are three models of the Ping G425 driver:

  • Ping G425 MAX
  • Ping G425 LST
  • Ping G425 SFT

All the above three Ping G425 drivers come with a counter-balanced Ping Alta CB Slate stock shaft that has an 8-gram plug at the end.

The drivers additionally offer other shaft options comprising of the Ping Tour 65, Ping Alta Distanza, Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70, Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 65 and Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 55.

These shafts are available in multiple flex variants including soft regular, regular, stiff and x-stiff. They have various weights and produce different launch angles.

 

Ping G425 MAX

The Ping G425 MAX comes with three loft options. This produces more momentum and increases the forgiving nature of the driver. As a result, the driver is ideal for those who want to gain more distance and ball speed in their game.

The CG-shifting weight in the clubhead can be positioned to draw, neutral or fade setting. This driver is also a great choice for beginners and intermediate players who want to hit straight shots and shots as far as possible.

 

Ping G425 LST

The Ping G425 LST comes with two loft options. Another point of difference is that the adjustable weight in the clubhead is lesser in this driver when compared to the Ping G425 MAX while promoting fade, neutral and draw settings at the same time for the preferred ball flight and swing.

The lighter weight offers players with 500rpm to 700rpm lesser speed than the MAX driver. This driver is apt for skilled golfers who want more control over their game.

 

Ping G425 SFT

Unlike the above two drivers, the Ping G425 SFT comes with only one loft option and a fixed tungsten weight that moves the CG nearer to the heel. This promotes more draw than the G425 MAX by an extra 25 yards.

The SFT driver is best suited for beginners and intermediate players who tend to produce a slice often and are looking for ways to get rid of it.

For all three drivers, the lightweight Ping Alta CB Slate shaft is a good choice for players who want high launch and high spin.

The Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange and Ping Tour shafts are ideal for mid and mid-low launches respectively.

The Aldila Rogue White shaft with a stiff tip is a great choice for golfers who are looking for ways to lower their launch and spin as much as possible.

 

Ping G425 MAX driver draw setting

The Ping G425 MAX driver is designed such that its moment of inertia is 20 percent more than that of the Ping G410 Plus in the draw setting. The draw setting can be achieved by increasing the standard loft setting with or without a change to the lie angle.

The steps to increase the loft in your Ping G425 MAX driver for a draw setting are given below.

  1. Hold the Ping G425 vertically with the driver head to the top and the shaft towards the bottom. Make sure that the shaft rests firmly on the ground.
  2. Put the Ping Torx limiting wrench inside the screw at the rear of the head.
  3. Turn the wrench to the left until the screw becomes loose.
  4. Pull the head upwards gently and lift it off the shaft.
  5. Align the arrow on the head of the driver with either the Big +, Small + or F + setting on the shaft based on your preference.
  6. The Big + and Small + settings increase the existing loft by 1.5° and 1° respectively without any change to the lie angle.
  7. The F plus setting increases the loft by 1° while flattening the lie angle at the same time.
  8. Turn the wrench to the right to tighten the screw and fix the head in place. You will often have to do the same number of turns as you did to the left.

Additionally, the driver features a 26-gram movable tungsten weight in its head that lowers the CG and can be moved towards the heel to secure the driver in the draw setting.

 

Ping G425 MAX driver fade setting

The fade setting helps to achieve a 16 percent extra moment of inertia with the Ping G425 MAX driver when compared to the Ping G410 Plus driver. This setting can be achieved by positioning the movable tungsten CG-shifting weight to the rear of the driver.

This weight is capable of lowering the existing CG of the driver. It can be moved forward towards the toe and secured in the fade setting.

In the fade setting, the Ping G425 MAX offers about 10 yards of fade that is desirable for most golfers.

 

How to adjust Ping G425 LST driver settings

The LST in the Ping G425 LST driver has Low Spin Technology. The draw, fade and neutral settings can be used to adjust the PING G425 LST driver.

The steps given below help you to adjust the Ping G425 LST driver setting based on what works best for you.

  1. Place the Ping G425 LST driver upright such that its head and shaft are to the top and bottom respectively.
  2. Loosen the screw located behind the head with a few turns of the Ping Torx limiting wrench to the left.
  3. Lift the head up by pulling it gently and remove it from its present position on the shaft.
  4. Align the preferred setting on the shaft with the arrowhead on the driver head.
  5. Secure the driver head by turning the wrench the same number of times as you did earlier in the opposite direction. This tightens the screw mentioned earlier and fixes the head firmly in position.
  6. Move the 17-g adjustable tungsten weight on the head towards the heel, center or toe for a draw, neutral or fade settings.

Golfers have achieved an average carry distance of 210 to 212 yards and an average total distance of 236 or 237 yards with this driver. They have also been able to produce a spin rate of 2570 rpm, a ball speed of 132 to 133 mph and a club speed of 90 to 91 mph on average.

 

How to adjust Ping G425 SFT driver settings

The SFT in the Ping G425 SFT driver denotes Straight Flight Technology. Unlike the Ping G425 MAX and the Ping G425 LST drivers, this driver comes with a fixed 23-gram tungsten weight. This weight moves the CG of the driver nearer to the heel.

As a result, the draw offered by the G425 LST driver is more than that of the G425 MAX driver by close to 25 yards while reducing the spin at the same time.

The following steps guide you on adjusting the Ping G425 SFT driver setting to increase or decrease the lie with or without any effect on the lie angle.

  1. Hold the Ping G425 SFT driver straight with the shaft resting on the ground and the head facing up towards you.
  2. Fit the Ping Torx limiting wrench into the screw on the head at its back.
  3. Turn the wrench a few times to your left until the screw becomes loose to the maximum extent.
  4. Raise the driver head and remove it gently from its position on the shaft.
  5. Place the head back over the shaft after ensuring that the desired shaft setting and the arrow mark on the driver head are in line with each other.
  6. Tighten the screw with the same number of turns of the Ping Torx limiting wrench to the right. This helps to secure the driver head in place.

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