What is the Difference Between Ping G710 and G410 Irons?
The main difference between the G710 and the G410 is that the G710 is a larger and more forgiving club that allows more distance of about 8 yards.
The Ping G710 and G410 are two different sets of iron golf clubs that range from a 4 iron to a 9 iron. The four common wedges are the pitching wedge, utility wedge, sand wedge and lob wedge.
While the G410 is focused on providing game improvement, the G710 is a larger and more forgiving iron.
This comes from its 17-4 stainless steel body for high-density toe and heel weight.
The G710 comes in a double-layered stealth hydro pearl chrome finish with black PVD (physical vapour deposition) coating to repel water. The dark finish creates the appearance of a smaller, more compact head. Its stainless body also increases the MOI by 5% compared to the G700 for even more forgiveness.
Additionally, it has a faster steel face made out of the strongest aerospace grade alloys in the world to provide strength and flexibility for launching shots higher and farther.
The G710 comes standard with the Arccos Caddie Smart Grip, custom built to automatically record and analyse every shot taken when paired with the companion app.
The grips come in three different colors; aqua, white and gold. After a purchase of six or more G710 irons, eight free screw-in sensors are given.
The G410 gives players the performance of a bigger club in a visibly smaller package. It has a shorter blade length for an appealing and refined shape. It also comes in a resilient satin hydropearl 2.0 finish for smoother movement through the turf and better contact for versatility.
It also implements the COR-Eye Technology alongside its cascading sole design and deep top-rail undercut. The club has a co-molded cavity badge to absorb vibrations for a fuller feel and sound.
In the G410, a flexible and free moving face allows higher ball speeds for greater distance and higher max height.This helps the player reduce the chance hitting the club into the green. The weight savings of the club are focused on the hosel and toe, resulting in increased perimeter weighing.
Both the G710 and G410 clubs are also available in a wide range of shaft flexes in graphite and steel.
- The G710 looks like a traditional ‘game improvement’ club with its larger size while the G410 is classier with its reduced sole width and shortened blade length.
- The G710 is a hollow body iron that is filled with hot melt into specific positions in the iron, while the G410 isn’t hollow.
- The G710 on average has greater distance but lower ball speeds compared to the G410.
- The G710 has better impact sensation than the G410, as contact produces a solid feel even with its thin face.
- The G410 has better acoustics because of its full cavity, compared to the G710’s hollow body producing a lacking sound.
Is the Ping G710 Better than the G410?
The PING G710 is better than the G410 because it’s longer and more forgiving for golfers with slower swing speeds.
The G710 is longer than the G410 because of its stainless-steel body; engineered for golfers who want to maximise both distance and forgiveness.
Advantages of the PING G710
- Stainless-steel body creates metal-wood like flexing, faster ball speeds, added distance and higher shots with stopping power.
- High durability coupled with a machined variable-thickness steel face pairs well to increase distance.
- Hydrophobic finish that allows it to repel water and improve performance in wet environments, as it keeps its spin rates up.
- 5% more forgiving because of its tungsten toe and shaft weights. This gives mid to high handicap golfers extra help in launching shots for more distance and higher accuracy.
- Big head and long blade with sharp color contrast of the silver face and black head provides a better target and more confidence in setting up a shot.
PING also offers more shaft options standard on the G710. The Alta Distanza Black 40 offers the lightest weight at 43 grams and the max trajectory height available on a PING iron shaft.
G710 clubs come with Arccos Caddie Smart Grips at no extra charge and a 90-day free trial of the Arccos Caddie app (then $99.99 annual subscription), which is especially useful in tracking data to improve game performance.
The G710 is preferred when golfers and beginners want a more forgiving game with impressive distance and height. Low handicap golfers may not like the G710 because of its overpowering distance and oversized heads.
The G410 has a 3% shorter blade length and 10% less offset than the G400, while maintaining MOI for the most forgiving iron of its size.
Advantages of the PING G410
- Hydropearl 2.0 finish ensures no glare on the clubs, benefiting low and mid handicappers.
- A free moving face that is more flexible than the G400, allowing golfers to achieve maximum height and maximum distance with precision and control.
- Weight savings are concentrated in the toe and hosel. This will increase MOI up to 8% for more forgiveness and consistency.
- Full cavity, co-molded aluminum and elastomer badge looks good and dampens vibrations for a more powerful, reassuring feel and sound.
- Smaller heads for better visual control, playability and sharpshooting.
Players who prefer a smaller and easier to handle club should choose the G410, as the G710 is bigger and longer.
High handicap players should stay away from the G410 as it is less forgiving because of its smaller heads while more experienced and well-rounded players should enjoy the higher level of control.
Distance (G710 Vs G410)
The G710 offers more distance than the G410. The G710 can hit golf balls 184 yards, while the G410’s distance is 176 yards.
- The average total distance of the G710 is 184 yards, while the average distance of the G410 is 176 yards.
- The G710 on average carries more distance of about eight yards compared to the G410.
- The average peak height of the G710 is about 39 yards, while the G410 has an average peak of 31 yards resulting in an eight yard difference.
The G710 is great for players who struggle to achieve high flight and its consistency will mean a higher chance of making par or better. Its high flight also means balls should stop quickly on the green.
Degree of Loft (G710 Vs G410)
The G710 and G410 has a difference of 0.5º for almost all the clubs in the set of irons. Only the sand wedge has no change at 54º.
The G710’s Power Spec lofts vary by 1.5º for the 4 irons through 7 irons and the 9 irons. The 8 irons vary by 2º. The pitching wedge is altered by 1º while the utility wedge is changed by 0.5º. The sand wedge shows no change.
The G410’s Power Spec lofts see the 4 irons through 7 irons altered by 1.5º while 8 irons and 9 irons vary by 2º. The pitching and utility wedge are changed by 2º as well, while the sand wedge shows a change of 1.5º. The lob wedge shows no change.
The Power Specs lofts primarily benefit the older players by decreasing spin and increasing distance.
PING G710 Vs G700
Noticeable comparisons between the G710 and G700 noted by players:
- The G710 is more durable because of its double-layered finish that’s less prone to marks compared to the G700.
- The G710 plays better in wet conditions due to its water repellent coating.
- The G710 sounds and feels better than the G700 when hitting a ball.
- The G710 has extra consistency compared to the G700 in achieving greater distance and height.
PING G710 Vs I500
Some differences players noticed between the G710 and i500:
- The G710 is a better choice than the i500 for players who want a much more forgiving game.
- The G710 has a clear advantage over the i500 when players are looking for good distance.
- Players who prefer the ‘better player’ appearance go for the i500 as it is smaller and sleeker than the G710.
- The i500 is a preferred choice over the G710 when prioritising speed.
- The i500 is a better choice than the G710 for experienced players who want more control.