Ping G430 woods have been unveiled with the new fairways featuring three upgraded models in the range.
The new G430s include the Max, LST (Low Spin Technology) and SFT (Straight Flight Technology) versions of the fairway woods that also appeared in the G425 woods series.
Ping G430 Max Woods Review
The G430 Max fairways are an upgraded version of the G425 model and have a slightly refined club head compared to the predecessor
The is the most standard of the three models, boasting the highest MOI and the most forgiveness from across the face.
This model features a Carbonfly Wrap and the 10g of weight savings have allowed Ping to lower the CG. The knock on effect is more ball speed, a higher launch and more carry and overall distance.
The G425 woods had variable thickness Facewrap and Spinsistency technologies incorporated into the design and both are part of the G430 once again. They help produce faster ball speeds and less spin.
The Max fairway wood features a fixed tungsten weight in the back of the club head to maximise the forgiveness of the woods.
The G430 Max woods are available in 3-wood (15 degrees), 5-wood (18 degrees), 7-wood (21 degrees) and 9-wood (24 degrees) lofts and have Trajectory Tuning 2.0 to create eight different hosel positions.
Ping G430 LST Woods Review
The LST model in the G430 woods range is the Low Spin Technology model and is suited to golfers with higher than average swing speeds.
The players’ model has the smallest head among the three fairway woods and builds on the explosive balls speeds the G425 equivalent offered.
The LST model not only reduces spin levels, it also produces a penetrating ball flight that generates impressive distances and is regarded as the tour-level option.
Ping have lowed the CG by adding a lightweight composite crown wrap, which saves 10g of weight, and the ball speeds have increased as a result.
The Facewrap and Spinsistency technologies combine to deliver a high launching ball than that which the G425 deliver, as well as reduced levels of spin off the club face.
The forgiveness of the LST model has also been significantly increased by the addition of an 80g sole plate.
The LST fairway woods are only available in a 3-wood loft (15 degrees), but do feature Trajectory Tuning 2.0 for eight different hosel positions.
Ping G430 SFT Woods Review
The Straight Flight Technology (SFT) model is also back in the new G430 fairway woods series following the successful inclusion in the G425s.
Just like in the G430 drivers, the SFT woods are designed to help eradicated a slice or fade by producing a much straight ball flight.
The G430 SFTs have weighting towards a draw setting and a heel-side CG to help produce that straight flight that golfers crave.
These fairway woods also have the Carbonfly wrap to bring weight down and increased forgiveness, which is also aided by a fixed tungsten back weight.
The Spinsistency technology reduces spin levels in the SFT and variable thickness face technology has introduced more flex to generate increased ball speeds even on mishit shots.
The SFT woods are available in 3-wood (16 degrees), 5-wood (19 degrees) and 7-wood (22 degrees) loft options with the Trajectory Tuning 2.0 providing eight hosel positions.
Verdict: Are Ping G430 fairway woods any good?
The G430 woods – like the rest of the range – have been well thought out and provide more ball speed, distance and forgiveness whether used from the tee, fairway or rough.
Slight tweaks from the G425 range have been implemented across the three models and Ping have managed to extract more out of their fairway woods.
With the Max, LST and SFT catering for all types of golfer and swings, there is an ideal choice to cover the needs of golfers of all abilities. There is a lot to like about the newcomer.
What is the Ping G430 woods release date?
There is no date yet for when the new fairway woods are being released for general sale globally yet. They are debuting in Australia in November 2022.
How much do the Ping G430 woods cost?
The price tag of the new drivers has yet to be revealed by Ping.
Which is the best Ping G430 fairway woods?
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 woods specs?
The G430 Max woods are available in 3-wood (15 degrees), 5-wood (18 degrees), 7-wood (21 degrees) and 9-wood (24 degrees) lofts, the LST woods is available in a 3-wood (16 degrees), 5-wood (19 degrees) and 7-wood (22 degrees) options.
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