Ping G425 drivers are a new addition to the market for 2021 with three updates models taking performance to the Max.
The G425 drivers are headlined by the Max, standard option. Having been launched for the first time in the G410s, there is also an LST (Low Spin Technology) and an SFT (Straight Flight Technology) version too.
What Ping says about the G425 drivers:
“G425 MAX elevates the moment of inertia to PING’s highest level in history. Forgiveness comes mainly from a 26-gram tungsten movable weight, made possible by weight savings from advancements in the driver’s dragonfly crown technology.
“The LST model is designed with a pear-shaped, 445cc head to greatly reduce spin, a benefit for faster-swing-speed players. A proprietary T9S+ forged face accelerates face flexing for more distance.
“The draw-biased SFT model (Straight-Flight Technology) is engineered to bring shots back on-line and into the fairway. A fixed 23-gram tungsten weight shifts the CG closer to the heel to accentuate right-to-left shot bend (RH golfers) compared to the G425 Max.”
Ping G425 Max Driver Review
The Pings G425 Max has the highest MOI of any Ping driver – a record 10,000 to be precise – and is the most forgiving the manufacturer has come up with.
The forgiveness comes in the form of a 26-gram tungsten movable weight at the back of the club head. It can be set to neutral, draw or fade settings to suit your game.
A new T9S+ forged face, which accelerates face flexion, improves speed and distance and the Dragonfly technology on the ultra-thin crown, which features refined turbulators for lower drag, results in improved aerodynamics through the air.
The Max driver is available in 9 degrees, 10.5 degrees and 12 degrees with eight separate hosel adjustments.
Ping G425 LST Driver Review
The Ping G425 LST is the Low Spin Technology version of this driver and has been designed with faster-swing speed golfers in mind.
The LST driver itself is very similar in design to the Max, featuring the T9S+ forged face accelerates face flexing and more distance, refined crown turbulators and Dragonfly technology light crown.
Where this LST vs Max differs is in a slight different driver head shape with this one pear-shaped and also a 445cc option instead of 460cc.
The adjustable weight at the back, which can be set to neutral, draw or fade, weights just 17 grams in this particular model.
The lighter weight helps increase swing speed, but there is plenty of forgiveness too. After all, the smaller club head helps reduce spin by producing a lower ball flight.
The LST driver is available in 9 degrees or 10.5 degrees with eight separate hosel adjustment options.
Ping G425 SFT Driver Review
Following the success of the G410 SFT model, Ping have kept the Straight Flight Technology option in the G425 range.
The main different between the Max and LST drivers is that in the SFT there is no adjustable weight. Instead, this driver features a fixture 23-gram tungsten weight.
That has allowed Ping to move the CG towards the heel of the club and help eradicate the dreaded slice by producing a much straighter ball flight for maximum distance.
The driver also features a lighter D1 swingweight incorporated to help correct ball flight.
The new T9S+ forged flexing face is part of the design, as are the refined crown turbulators and Dragonfly technology light crown for fast swing speeds.
The SFT driver is available in only 10.5 degrees loft but does have eight separate hosel adjustment options.
Verdict: Are Ping G425 drivers any good?
Ping have taken everything good about the G400 drivers and G410 models and merged them into a the new G425 range.
The technological improvements to the face mean that the ball speed gains are particularly noticeable, and they are also straighter too. Who doesn’t want more length off the tee yet still pierce the fairways?
The G425 drivers are powerful, very forgiving and the three models mean they are suited to just about any golfers. All-in-all, they are very impressive new option from Ping.
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