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A Ping G400 Max driver appears on the USGA conforming clubs list

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In 2017, Ping launched its G400 drivers, which included a standard model, a fade-biased LS Tec model and a draw-biased SF Tec driver. Now, it appears there’s another G400 version coming: a G400 Max driver.

As of Monday, Jan. 8, there’s a new Ping G400 Max driver listed on the USGA Conforming Clubs list. The drivers are listed in 9 and 10.5 degree models, and in both right and left-handed options.

The “Max” nomenclature has historically been synonymous with forgiveness for Ping, so it’s likely this is a higher MOI (moment of inertia) offering in the G400 series. While the G400 drivers measure 445cc, maybe Max in this circumstance means they will measure 460cc? That remains to be seen, but we’ll be on the lookout for more information when it’s available.

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the G400 Max driver in our forums

 

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  1. ImaPlayah

    Jan 9, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    I might test the G400 Max but I’m happy with my LS Tec driver.

    My Current WITB:
    Ping G LS Tec 9° – Mitsubishi Kuro Kage DC TiNi 60 @ 44.75″ – X
    Ping G 5 Wood @ 16.5° – Ping Tour 65 + 1/2″ – X
    Ping G 7 Wood @ 21.5° – Ping Tour 80 – X
    Ping i200 (5-PW) – KBS Tour Stiff + 1/2″
    Ping Glide 2.0 – SS 50°/ WS 56°@ 55°/ TS 60°- Ping AWT 2.0 Wedge + 1/2″
    Ping Redwood D66 (Starshot) – 34″ – Ping PP58 (Midsize) + 5 Wraps

  2. brad

    Jan 9, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Wow …. a conforming contraption …. no thanks

  3. SK

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    2017 models: Ping G400 driver standard model… fade-biased LS Tec model… draw-biased SF Tec driver.
    Should I buy one of each to cover all the ball flights?!!
    Now, it appears there’s another G400 version coming: a G400 Max driver. It may be 460cc for more MOI to compensate for off-center hits and hooks and slices?
    OMG… when will it stop !!!!!

    • Boyo

      Jan 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      ? I’m a club ho and I’m OK ?
      ? I search all night ?
      ? and I buy all day ?
      ? I’m a club ho and I’m OK ?

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Driver: TaylorMade M6 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X

3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 80 X

Driving iron: TaylorMade P790
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD HY 85 X

Irons: TaylorMade P770 (4), TaylorMade P730 (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour 125 S+

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (50, 54, 60)
Shafts: KBS Tour 610 Wedge 120

Putter: Scotty Cameron XPerimental Rev10

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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We are a little more than halfway through the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, and so far the course is giving and taking as much as you would expect from a perfect setup by the USGA.

Taking the lead on Thursday and continuing to lurk into the weekend is Justin Rose. Since we have been paying close attention to his Honma golf bag all year, we noticed a shaft change in his Tour World driver.

We reached out to TPT to see if we could get an update on what Rose has put in play for what is often referred to as one of the toughest driving weeks of the year. Here’s the inside info

“Justin has put into play a TPT Golf 14 MKP-LT-SW shaft in his Honma driver. This shaft is a full 10 CPM ( Cycles per Minute ) stiffer than the 15 LKP-LT-SW shaft that he put in play at The Memorial after testing it that week. It’s also different in that it has a Mid Kick Point (MKP), where as the 15 LKP-LT-SW has a Low-Kick-Point (LKP) design.”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best budget driver?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Ivyguy who is on the lookout for the best driver to be had at an affordable price ($300 or less). Our members give their suggestions, with plenty of different drivers getting a mention.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • tbsbama: “Cobra King LTD is a wonderful driver. The pro model has lofts from 7 to 10 with fade settings. The regular from 9 to 12 with draw settings. Both heads are absolute bombers and can be found pretty cheap. Best driver I have hit in several years.”
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  • Badshaft: “I have the F8+ and bought the extra weights off of eBay (inexpensive, shipped from China)- 12g front 7g back- Blue Tensei 70g stiff. Longest for me – straight and as accurate as anything. Nice well-balanced combo. Looks to me it has the same moveable weight strategy as the F9.”

Entire Thread: “Best budget driver?”

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