Ping has launched a new range of clubs for 2019 with the introduction of the G410 driver, fairway woods, hybrids and irons.
In an ever-developing market that has seen TaylorMade and Callaway introduce upgraded versions of clubs for 2019, like their rivals Ping are not standing still with another new addition released for this year. And the G410 range breaks new ground for Ping too as it includes the first driver from the manufacturer to feature a moveable weight.
The Ping G410 driver features the Plus and SFT versions and replaces the popular G400 driver, which first hit the market in 2017. There is a complete G410 range too with the Ping G410 fairway woods, Ping G410 hybrid and Ping G410 irons joining the new driver.
We take a look at the new Ping G410s:
Ping G410 Drivers
The new Ping G410 drivers come in two options—the Plus and the SFT. The G410 Plus driver is the first ever from Ping to feature a moveable weight, with it possible to relocate a 16g tungsten weight to create a draw or fade bias. The SFT, meanwhile, has a lighter swing weight and has the non-adjustable weight positioned towards the heel, creating a greater draw bias.
Ping have managed to improve the performance of the G400 in developing its successor, most notably by moving the weight-saving Dragonfly technology from the crown to inside the clubhead. The Turbulators on the crown have been made bigger to help improve aerodynamics and increase club speed, while there is a wider heat-treated face to provide maximum distance without sacrificing forgiveness.
The drivers comes in 9, 10.5 and 12 degree options with 1.5 degree of loft adjustability from the hosel available.
“Our new, movable-weight technology provides the benefits of custom CG locations, including directional control, without sacrificing MOI or ball speeds, which is what we’ve always seen with other non-fixed-weight drivers,” Ping president John K. Solheim said. “The G410 Plus offers golfers a simple, logical way to customize their driver and allows them to swing away on the tee box without fear of missing the fairway.”
Ping G410 Fairway Woods
The G410 fairway woods, which like the driver has two versions: the SFT and LST, has also had a makeover from the G400 with a shallower face gives it a slightly better look. The CG has been moved closer to both the sole and the face, and helps to produce a higher ball flight and added distance. There’s all the forgiveness offered in previous versions and more from the G410 with a high density tungsten back weight included. The weight in the SFT helps provide a draw bias, while the LST version, which replaces the G400 Stretch, is a low-spinning option. There is 1.5 degree of adjustability in all fairway woods too.
Ping G410 Hybrid
Accompanying the fairway woods is the G410 hybrid, which has been made larger in size than the G400. Like the fairways, there is a high density back weight to provide the forgiveness most golfers are seeking as well as adjustability in loft and lie angle.
Ping G410 Irons
Ping have made an interesting move with the G410 irons and made them slightly smaller in size. But the end result is a more forgiving option, achieved thanks to the relocation of weight on the club head. The Custom Tuning Port in the cavity has gone and weights added instead into both the hosel and toe. The COR-Eye Technology is present again to help increase ball speed, while there is a better sound and feel thanks to dampen vibrations.