Ping G430 Drivers Review (NEW for 2023)

Ping G430 drivers are new for 2023

The new Ping G430 drivers have been unveiled.

Ping G430 Drivers
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Ping G430 drivers have been unveiled with the new addition to the market set to be released in early 2023 with three upgraded models in the range.

The new G430s will have the Max, LST (Low Spin Technology) and SFT (Straight Flight Technology) versions of the drivers that also appeared in the G425 drivers series.

The new G430 series, which will replace the G425s as the number one Ping club, also features fairway woods, hybrids and irons.

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Ping G430 Max Driver Review

The Ping G430 Max is the latest generation of the manufacturer’s standard driver, offering improved performance on the G425 which preceded it.

Ping have kept the Titanium crown in the Max model and not switched this one to carbon, but an increase in MOI means this is the most forgiving 460cc Ping driver yet.

It once again boasts a T9S+ Forged Face, as displayed on the sole of the club head, but the key VFT Face (Variable Face Thickness) has been made six per cent thinner than the G425 for improved ball speeds.

Behind the face, internal ribs are now present to enhance the sound and acoustics as well as reduce vibrations on impact.

Ping G430 Max Driver

Spinsistency technology is also carried over to this model with this key element helping to generate consistency spin levels and maximum carry distances.

There is also a 25g tungsten sliding weight at the back of the head for maximum adjustability in terms of setup, allowing this driver to be adapted to suit a fade, draw or neutral shot preference.

The latest releases swaps the black and red colour scheme of the G425s to a black and green colourway in the new G430.

The Max driver is available in 9 degrees, 10.5 degrees and 12 degrees with eight separate hosel adjustments once again.

There is also a G430 HL Max Driver in the new range. Featuring a lighter 11g backweight, it is suited to golfers with slower swing speeds.

Ping G430 LST Driver Review

The Ping G430 LST is the Low Spin Technology version of this driver and it now has a Carbon crown in the new release.

The switch to Carbonfly wrap in the low-spinning driver has allowed Ping to save weight and lower the centre of gravity and add even more forgiveness to the LST model.

The Carbonfly technology, made from an eight-layer, one-piece composition, wraps the heel and toe to the skirt and helps make 4g of weight savings.

The T9S+ forged face is retained to accelerate face flexing for more distance in the G430 LST driver, which was launched with faster-swing speed golfers in mind.

Ping G430 LST Driver

The VFT Face (Variable Face Thickness) has been made six per cent thinner in this latest model, and the Spinsistency technology is also carried over for improve and consistency ball striking.

The LST has retained the slightly more pear-shaped look from the G425 version and has been made slightly smaller than the G25 with a 440cc club head in this model.

The adjustable weight at the back, which can be set to neutral, draw or fade, is also retained in the new G430 version with the tungsten weighing 22g in this model.

The LST driver is available in 9 degrees or 10.5 degrees with eight separate hosel adjustment options.

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Ping G430 SFT Driver Review

The Straight Flight Technology (SFT) option has been incredibly popular in the G410 drivers and G425 drivers, and it is back again in the 2023 model.

A more rounded club head like the Max model, this SFT now has a moveable 22g tungsten weight compared to the fixed one that appeared in the G425.

The SFT remains a draw-biased driver designed to eliminate a slice, fade or left-to-right shot and produce a much straight ball flight.

It therefore comes as no surprise that the tungsten weight can be positioned in either Draw or Draw+ positions.

Ping G430 SFT Driver

The new T9S+ forged flexing face is part of the design in this driver, along with the now thinner VFT Face (Variable Face Thickness) for faster ball speeds.

Ping have also included the Spinsistency technology for enhanced consistency from across the face, as well as improved the sound and reduced vibrations with new internal ribs.

The SFT is available in only 10.5 degrees loft but does have eight separate hosel adjustment options.

Verdict: Are Ping G430 drivers any good?

On first impressions, the new G430 are an interesting new addition to the market as Ping look to improve on the impressive G425s.

The interesting move to opt for a Titanium club head in the standard Max model, but make a move to a Carbonfly wrap club head in the LST version.

The drivers have the classic Ping look and feel to them and there are incremental gains made from the previous model. They look set for a bright future in 2023.

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FAQs

What is the Ping G430 drivers release date?

There is no date yet for when the new drivers are being released for general sale globally yet. They are debuting in Australia in November 2022.

How much do the Ping G430 drivers cost?

The price tag of the new drivers has yet to be revealed by Ping.

Which is the best Ping G430 driver?

All three offer something different in terms of ball flight, shot shape and adjustability. From the low-spinning of the LST to the straight flight of the SFT to the standard set up of the Max, you will find an option to suit your game.

What are the Ping G430 drivers specs?

The Max driver is available in 9 degrees, 10.5 degrees and 12 degrees, the LST driver is available in 9 degrees and 10.5 degrees and the SFT in 10.5 degrees only.