If you’re in the market for a new driver, you may be wondering if the new Ping G425 drivers are correct for you. Ping has three different models of the G425: the Max, SFT, and LST. So, which one is suitable for your game?
This article will give a technology overview of each Ping G425 model and discuss who benefits from each head.
Ping Driver Technology
Ping has been making some of the best drivers year after year, and the new Ping G425 drivers are just another example of that. Ping has stuck with a lot of the technology that makes their drivers great with only minor changes.
One of Ping focuses on is MOI or Moment of Inertia. This means that the club doesn’t twist as much on off-center hits, resulting in straighter shots. All three of the G425 drivers have an extremely high MOI.
The technology dating back to 2015 carries on across all three PING G425 drivers. For instance, Dragonfly Crown Technology, an intricate and stable structure that saves weight while driving the center of gravity down, is found in all three G425 drivers. This helps with the redistribution of weight, which increases the MOI for forgiveness on off-center hits.
Ping has also carried over their aerodynamic-enhancing turbulator design. The turbulators are angled ridges on the crown that help with aerodynamics. Ping has refined them to reduce drag even further, leading to more speed and ball velocity.
So, now that we know a bit about the technology Ping has used in all three of their G425 drivers let’s take a closer look at each one.
What are the 3 Ping G425 Drivers?
The Ping G425 drivers come in three different models: the standard, SFT (Straight Flight Technology), and LST (Low Spin Technology). All three G425 drivers have Ping’s Trajectory Tuning 2.0. The aerodynamic hosel sleeve on this club provides eight positions for loft (±1.5°) and lie (3° flatter than std.) to further dial in your ball flight for the best results to customize your trajectory for maximum distance and accuracy.
G425 Max Driver
The Ping G425 Max is the most forgiving of the three drivers. It has a 26-gram tungsten movable weight, which helps to increase the MOI. With its seven percent higher MOI in the neutral position and a 20-percent higher inertial in the draw and fade positions, this Ping driver is perfect for those who want more forgiveness on off-center hits.
The Ping G425 Max driver is available in three lofts: nine degrees, ten and a half degrees, and twelve degrees.
– Ping’s most forgiving driver
– Seven percent higher MOI in the neutral position
– 20 percent higher inertial in the draw and fade positions
– Weight track increases MOI by an average of 14 percent over G410
Who it’s for: The Ping G425 Max is for golfers who want maximum forgiveness and a straighter ball flight. If you tend to slice the ball consistently, the next option may be the driver for you.
G425 SFT Driver
The Ping G425 SFT (Straight Flight Technology) is a draw-biased driver designed to help beginner and high handicap golfers who tend to hit a slice or a push shot. It has a 23-gram tungsten weight that’s placed in the heel to help promote a right-to-left ball flight for right-handed golfers (or a left-to-right ball flight for lefties). The weight also helps to keep the ball straighter on off-center hits. The SFT is featured in our Best Driver for Beginners review.
The Ping G425 SFT is available in ten and a half degrees.
– Draw biased
– 23-gram tungsten weight in the heel
– Fixed weight increases MOI
– Helps to keep the ball straighter on off-center hits
Who it’s for: The Ping G425 SFT is for golfers who tend to hit a slice or push shot. If you tend to hit the ball to the right side of the fairway, this may be the best Ping G425 driver for you.
G425 LST Driver
The Ping G425 LST driver is designed with a pear-shaped, 445cc head to reduce spin, which significantly benefits faster-swing-speed players. A proprietary TPS+ forged face accelerates face flexing for more distance. The head employs a 17-gram CG shifter with Draw, Neutral, Fade settings to fit your swing and desired ball flight. Available in Ping’s standard lofts of nine and ten and a half degrees.
– Pear-shaped, 445cc head to significantly reduce spin
– Reduces spin for more distance
– 17 gram CG shifter
Who it’s for: The Ping G425 LST driver is designed with a pear-shaped, 445cc head to reduce spin rates significantly. This is a benefit for faster-swing-speed players looking for more distance off the tee.
Ping G425 Driver Shaft Options
Ping offers five different shaft options for the G425 drivers. The stock shaft is the Ping Alta CB 55 Slate, but you also have the option to choose from four other high-quality shafts besides the Alta CB 55 slate.
PING Tour 65
The PING Tour 65 is an excellent choice for golfers who want a stable and low-trajectory shaft. Its lower launch makes for better control and a more penetrating ball flight.
Aldila ROGUE White 130 MSI 70
The Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI is one of the most popular shafts on the market. The shaft is relatively stable at contact, and you may select the flex to match your swing speed.
Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Orange 55 and 65
The Mitsubishi Tensei AV features a low spin and mid-launch. It’s an excellent choice for golfers who want more control over their ball flight.
PING Alta Distanza
The PING Alta Distanza is a lightweight shaft perfect for those with slower swing speeds who need to hit the ball a little higher.
Which Ping G425 Driver is Right for You?
Now that you know about each of Ping’s three G425 drivers, it’s time to decide which one is right for your game. If you want maximum forgiveness, go with the G425 Max. If you tend to slice the ball, go with the G425 SFT. And if you’re a faster-swing-speed player who wants more distance, go with the G425 LST.
No matter which driver you choose, you can be confident that you’re getting Ping’s latest and greatest technology. With Trajectory Tuning, you can customize your ball flight to get the most out of each drive. So what are you waiting for?
There you have it! The Ping G425 drivers in a nutshell. With three different models to choose from, Ping has something for everyone. So, which one is right for you? It all depends on your golfing needs and abilities. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out below in the comments. We’re always happy to help!