Ping G410 Hybrid

The Ping G410 hybrid is one of the products featured in our Editor's Choice product list.

The Ping G410 hybrid is one of the products featured in our Editor's Choice 2020 product list.

Ping G410 Hybrid

The main thrust of the progress from Ping’s G400 to G410 hybrids has been a quest for greater forgiveness and playability, with the G410’s design achieving improved performance and forgiveness in a number of ways.

Editor's Choice 2020

First, the head size has been made bigger, generating a MOI that’s 6.5 per cent higher to make the head more stable and forgiving at impact. The high-density tungsten back weight has been set deeper in the head taking extreme perimeter weighting a step further to add even more forgiveness. And the maraging steel face has been thinned out compared to the G400 to generate higher ball speeds, higher launch and more distance. It’s certainly lively off the face.

The reshaped turbulators on the crown and the part-painted face grooves really combine to frame the ball neatly at address, something that gave us greater confidence at set-up. The face is also textured to help reduce spin.

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All-new adjustability

Broad-ranging adjustability has long been commonplace in drivers and fairway woods, but it is a little less prevalent in the hybrid world, and the G410 is Ping’s first ever adjustable hybrid. That adjustability comes courtesy of an ingenious lightweight hosel sleeve that allows you to not only adjust the loft up or down by up to 1.5˚, but also the lie angle too, potentially taking the club down to 3˚ flatter than standard.

We like the fact that this club comes with the scope to not only vary trajectory, spin and loft through its adjustability, but also the lie angle so you can get the club sitting as well as possible for you too and take out the left miss golfers often associate with hybrids, rightly or wrongly.

Adjustability is the cherry on the cake though really, for this club is one of the strongest performers anyway in the hybrid category this year, and will particularly appeal to those looking for a higher, more stable flight on those testing long approach shots.

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