Ping G400 Crossover Review

Ping's versatile utility offering looks to have been made significantly better

Ping G400 Crossover Review

Ping G400 Crossover Review - All the details on this new versatile utility offering plus we discover how its performance compares to the G400 hybrid

Ping G400 Crossover Review

The G400 is the second generation Crossover from Ping and the brand has made some serious strides to improve both the look and performance. It is certainly more compact and classic to look down on than its predecessor and it gets through the turf a little easier too producing stronger, faster strikes. The 2017 version is easier to hit off the deck and the silver finish will suit the eye of more players.

Ping G400 Crossover toe

You can expect similar levels of forgiveness as the previous generation and the added power makes this a great replacement for those who struggle at times with their long iron ball-striking. Our only negative would be the high pitched impact sound - traditionalists might not like it but the solid all round performance more than makes up.

Ping G400 crossover-and-hybrid

Our launch monitor data suggested the new G400 Crossover launched higher than the new G400 hybrid and gave us a little more carry distance too. This means it should provide the distance and workability off the tee as well as stopping power into greens, making it a much more versatile offering than the previous generation G Crossover.

Ping G400 Crossover Review - The Tech

The latest Crossover iteration has a very different look to the original. The G400 Crossover has a lighter finish that matches that of the G400 iron and other irons like the iBlade and i200, as well as a hydropearl finish to reduce turf interaction, helped by a thinner sole.

Related: Ping G400 Irons Review

The big change however can be found in its construction. The goal was to create a club that launched the ball higher for more stopping power on the greens and that was also more forgiving on off centre hits while maintaining the versatility that made it so popular.

Ping G400-Crossover-illo

Ping has done this through use of a maraging steel face that is stronger, and can therefore be made thinner, helping launch the ball 20 per cent higher and with more speed to provide 30 per cent more stopping power.

Off-centre forgiveness comes from the addition of a 20g tungsten toe weight, which increases forgiveness resulting in 17 per cent tighter dispersion than the original G Crossover. Ping also say golfers should see a whopping 45 per cent less shot bend and more spin on off-centre hits, helping you find more fairways on those tight driving holes where the Crossover club is often employed.

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The profile has actually been made slightly smaller, but it still maintains its flat face that makes it look and play like an iron but offer the ball speed, flight and forgiveness of a hybrid.

In the different lofts available, golfers of all skill levels should be able to find a G400 Crossover that fits the gap in their bag nicely and helps them hit all the shots they need.

PING G400 Crossover Review - Specs, availability and pricing

The Ping G400 Crossover comes in lofts: 3 (19°), 4 (22°) and 5 (25°) with the Ping Alta, Tour 90 or AWT 2.0 shaft as standard. The RRP is £200 and it is on sale from July 27th, 2017.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x