Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Ping G400 Fairway vs. Ping G30 Fairway


57 replies to this topic

#31 animalgolfs

animalgolfs

    FL & OK

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,735 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 212485
  • Joined: 11/22/2012
  • Handicap:Gut
GolfWRX Likes : 597

Posted 24 November 2017 - 08:24 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 24 November 2017 - 10:27 AM, said:

View Postanimalgolfs, on 23 November 2017 - 05:33 AM, said:


If you have low launch & low spin issues, then upping the loft to say 16.5* {SFT} should be the club you're looking at....they launch quite easy

How much draw bias do the SFT fairway woods have?

I'd guess closed face & weight pad

You just learn to play or deal with as it is...I guess you could turn down a regular G4 5wd, but I get more carry distance with the 16.5*/sft

Edited by animalgolfs, 24 November 2017 - 08:24 PM.

G400-Max 9* Tour 65
G400 14.5* Tour 75
G400 19* Tour 85
G400 Crossover 22* Tour 90
G700 6-9 i500 PW-UW{pwr spec} Recoil 110
Glide 2.0 STEALTH 50* 54* 58* Recoil W Proto  
iwi Craz-e

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#32 Argonne69

Argonne69

    Legend

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,797 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 102839
  • Joined: 02/01/2010
  • Location:Chicago, IL
GolfWRX Likes : 19599

Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:24 AM

I picked up a G400 SFT 5 wood head (19 degrees). I'll give this a go and see how it compares to my G30 7 wood.

2

#33 matracy68

matracy68

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 288 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 20426
  • Joined: 10/10/2006
  • Location:Fayetteville, NC
GolfWRX Likes : 19

Posted 28 November 2017 - 11:53 AM

I could care less what the guys/gals on tour are playing. I put clubs in my bag that I like and/or have been fit to me. I was fit for Ping clubs after being a long time Callaway user and have not looked back. I am now a Ping guy minus the Mizuno MP-H5 2 iron in my bag. Everything else is Ping. I am not sure why so much drama here. If you are trying to be like a tour player, then go buy what they are using on tour. Otherwise, go get fit and try the club for yourself. I am not trying to buy a game. I bought the G400 driver and 3 wood because I felt it was time for an upgrade from the G30 driver and 3 wood. I had the extra money and was a Ping guy. If I was still a Callaway guy, I probably would be using the latest from their lineup. This is not rocket science. Just my two cents.

3

#34 bluejeeprubi

bluejeeprubi

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 763 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 240329
  • Joined: 03/23/2013
  • Location:Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
GolfWRX Likes : 340

Posted 28 November 2017 - 12:51 PM

View PostMorry, on 22 November 2017 - 08:55 PM, said:

what a novel idea
so many value-added comments here it's overwhelming

maybe it's because noone uses them on tour really
they don't have a good reputation
they are not known for length
and they have incredibly shallow faces, which limits some of their uses

something like that

the fact they have been out for awhile and nobody has really anything to say about them speaks volumes actually

thanks for the comment, but you are a ping guy anyway, so not really the perspective i hoped for
cheers

They arenít long, Iím really disappointed that my 5w set at 16.5 only goes 260 off the tee.  Must be because they are not known for distance or maybe itís the shallow face.  I donít see anyone playing baby blades on tour so Iím embarrassed to play mine because they are junk.  My sun moutain 2.5+ bag is garbage because no caddie on tour carries one.   Ping has a terrible reputation because they have one of the best customer service department in the business.   I must be a ping fan boy because the only pings Iíve played was the s55 Irons for half a season and the ping Tisi driver.

Only way to know is if you spend some time with one.  Might work for you it might not.   But honestly your comments seem to imply you already have a negative opinion of them so Iím not sure you really want to give them a shot.   Are they better than epic m2s etc probably not.   Hard to imiagine any one of the bigger manufacturers putting out poor equipment.  Honestly beside finding the one that looks the best for the player they are all good

Hope you find the fairway wood that knocks your socks off no matter the brand.  Seems like a lot of people struggle to find the right fairway wood.  

Anyway fairways and greens my friend.


Edited by bluejeeprubi, 28 November 2017 - 01:04 PM.

G400 lst digital loft at 9 playing at 8
G400 3w.  Xtorsion Black 80tx
G400 5w. Ad-di 8x
20 and 24 ft worth hi
5-pw Miura BB with x100 ti
60 mack daddy forged
Nike 006 proto

4

#35 Reidman

Reidman

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 722 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 81356
  • Joined: 04/27/2009
  • Location:Austin, TX
  • Handicap:3.7
  • Ebay ID:reidman12
GolfWRX Likes : 67

Posted 28 November 2017 - 01:15 PM

View Postbluejeeprubi, on 28 November 2017 - 12:51 PM, said:

View PostMorry, on 22 November 2017 - 08:55 PM, said:

what a novel idea
so many value-added comments here it's overwhelming

maybe it's because noone uses them on tour really
they don't have a good reputation
they are not known for length
and they have incredibly shallow faces, which limits some of their uses

something like that

the fact they have been out for awhile and nobody has really anything to say about them speaks volumes actually

thanks for the comment, but you are a ping guy anyway, so not really the perspective i hoped for
cheers

They aren't long, I'm really disappointed that my 5w set at 16.5 only goes 260 off the tee.  Must be because they are not known for distance or maybe it's the shallow face.  I don't see anyone playing baby blades on tour so I'm embarrassed to play mine because they are junk.  My sun moutain 2.5+ bag is garbage because no caddie on tour carries one.   Ping has a terrible reputation because they have one of the best customer service department in the business.   I must be a ping fan boy because the only pings I've played was the s55 Irons for half a season and the ping Tisi driver.

Only way to know is if you spend some time with one.  Might work for you it might not.   But honestly your comments seem to imply you already have a negative opinion of them so I'm not sure you really want to give them a shot.   Are they better than epic m2s etc probably not.   Hard to imiagine any one of the bigger manufacturers putting out poor equipment.  Honestly beside finding the one that looks the best for the player they are all good

Hope you find the fairway wood that knocks your socks off no matter the brand.  Seems like a lot of people struggle to find the right fairway wood.  

Anyway fairways and greens my friend.

Yes....its hard to understand the negative comments. The G400 series woods are flying off the racks here in Texas....had to go to 3 different stores and different cities to put a 3 and 5 wood together with the Tour 75 shaft. True that they might sound and feel a little different than the Epics and M2....but they really perform for me.

Didn't I see Patrick Reed using one recently? And he is a Callaway staffer.

Ping G400 Whiteboard D+ Stiff
Ping G400 14.5, 17.5 Atmos Blue Stiff
Srixon 745 4-SW PX LZ 6.0
Cleveland RTX3 LW
Odyssey O Works #7 Custom Black
Callaway Chrome Soft

5

#36 RodrigoNicely

RodrigoNicely

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 245 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 487678
  • Joined: 11/28/2017
GolfWRX Likes : 152

Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:02 PM

Not sure about yours,  but my experience has been different. I find it to be one of the longest fairways Iíve hit. Super easy to elevate from the fairway. I have the 3 right now but will expand and replace my G 7 wood this spring. Iím no tour star but a 10 handicap so that may be why.

6

#37 Brian OLeary

Brian OLeary

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 19 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 487284
  • Joined: 11/22/2017
  • Location:NJ & UK
  • Handicap:8.2
GolfWRX Likes : 3

Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:23 PM

View PostRodrigoNicely, on 28 November 2017 - 02:02 PM, said:

Not sure about yours,  but my experience has been different. I find it to be one of the longest fairways I've hit. Super easy to elevate from the fairway. I have the 3 right now but will expand and replace my G 7 wood this spring. I'm no tour star but a 10 handicap so that may be why.

what's your driver swing speed?  I'm a similar handicap, but like others, have a 95 mph driver swing speed with low spin (so I have trouble elevating 3 woods off the deck).  

I'm comitted to purchasing the g400 driver and would love my 3-wood to match...

7

#38 RodrigoNicely

RodrigoNicely

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 245 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 487678
  • Joined: 11/28/2017
GolfWRX Likes : 152

Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:44 PM

View PostBrian OLeary, on 28 November 2017 - 02:23 PM, said:

View PostRodrigoNicely, on 28 November 2017 - 02:02 PM, said:

Not sure about yours,  but my experience has been different. I find it to be one of the longest fairways I've hit. Super easy to elevate from the fairway. I have the 3 right now but will expand and replace my G 7 wood this spring. I'm no tour star but a 10 handicap so that may be why.

what's your driver swing speed?  I'm a similar handicap, but like others, have a 95 mph driver swing speed with low spin (so I have trouble elevating 3 woods off the deck).  

I'm comitted to purchasing the g400 driver and would love my 3-wood to match...

I’m not your average Wrxer my swing speed hovers around 100mph. I found no issues whatsoever and I love my G400 driver as well

8

#39 Morry

Morry

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 633 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 440172
  • Joined: 09/11/2016
  • Handicap:8.0
GolfWRX Likes : 108

Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:49 PM

Finally getting some good insight
excellent
thanks

9

#40 Brian OLeary

Brian OLeary

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 19 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 487284
  • Joined: 11/22/2017
  • Location:NJ & UK
  • Handicap:8.2
GolfWRX Likes : 3

Posted 28 November 2017 - 03:27 PM

View PostMorry, on 28 November 2017 - 02:49 PM, said:

Finally getting some good insight
excellent
thanks

Going demo now. I will post results


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#41 animalgolfs

animalgolfs

    FL & OK

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,735 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 212485
  • Joined: 11/22/2012
  • Handicap:Gut
GolfWRX Likes : 597

Posted 28 November 2017 - 04:23 PM

View PostBrian OLeary, on 28 November 2017 - 03:27 PM, said:

View PostMorry, on 28 November 2017 - 02:49 PM, said:

Finally getting some good insight
excellent
thanks

Going demo now. I will post results

I swing at 95..... There's the easiest to hit fw out IMO


G400-Max 9* Tour 65
G400 14.5* Tour 75
G400 19* Tour 85
G400 Crossover 22* Tour 90
G700 6-9 i500 PW-UW{pwr spec} Recoil 110
Glide 2.0 STEALTH 50* 54* 58* Recoil W Proto  
iwi Craz-e

11

#42 Brian OLeary

Brian OLeary

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 19 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 487284
  • Joined: 11/22/2017
  • Location:NJ & UK
  • Handicap:8.2
GolfWRX Likes : 3

Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:41 PM

Just finished hitting the G400 3 wood.  Unfortunately, I wasn't on a trackman and indoors, so I can't honestly report exact numbers.  But,  with the ALTA stiff shaft it felt great - was flying about 5-7 yards further than my current 3 wood (Taylormade R15) and running more. 210 on the fly - running to 230.

BUT, I was still averaging 9-degree launch.  I think the 14.5-degree loft is a little too low for me off the deck.  I would LOVE if they made a 16 degree in the regular (The SFT comes in 16 degrees but has a draw bias - which is a disaster for my natural right to left shape).

I love Ping, but for shallow swing shapes like mine, I need a tad more loft.

Edited by Brian OLeary, 28 November 2017 - 07:03 PM.


12

#43 Brian OLeary

Brian OLeary

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 19 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 487284
  • Joined: 11/22/2017
  • Location:NJ & UK
  • Handicap:8.2
GolfWRX Likes : 3

Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:04 PM

View Postanimalgolfs, on 28 November 2017 - 04:23 PM, said:

View PostBrian OLeary, on 28 November 2017 - 03:27 PM, said:

View PostMorry, on 28 November 2017 - 02:49 PM, said:

Finally getting some good insight
excellent
thanks

Going demo now. I will post results

I swing at 95..... There's the easiest to hit fw out IMO


Do you draw the ball?  I see you have the SFT.  Any issues with shot shape?

13

#44 bluejeeprubi

bluejeeprubi

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 763 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 240329
  • Joined: 03/23/2013
  • Location:Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
GolfWRX Likes : 340

Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:48 PM

View PostBrian OLeary, on 28 November 2017 - 06:41 PM, said:

Just finished hitting the G400 3 wood.  Unfortunately, I wasn't on a trackman and indoors, so I can't honestly report exact numbers.  But,  with the ALTA stiff shaft it felt great - was flying about 5-7 yards further than my current 3 wood (Taylormade R15) and running more. 210 on the fly - running to 230.

BUT, I was still averaging 9-degree launch.  I think the 14.5-degree loft is a little too low for me off the deck.  I would LOVE if they made a 16 degree in the regular (The SFT comes in 16 degrees but has a draw bias - which is a disaster for my natural right to left shape).

I love Ping, but for shallow swing shapes like mine, I need a tad more loft.

Just grab a 5 and drop it to 16.5, unless you donít like a slightly open face.  Thatís why I play and have no need for a 3w.  Though I about to see if Ping digitally loft the stretch.  Thinking if I can get it at 12 and drop it to 11, toss in an ad-di and boom!
G400 lst digital loft at 9 playing at 8
G400 3w.  Xtorsion Black 80tx
G400 5w. Ad-di 8x
20 and 24 ft worth hi
5-pw Miura BB with x100 ti
60 mack daddy forged
Nike 006 proto

14

#45 Brian OLeary

Brian OLeary

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 19 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 487284
  • Joined: 11/22/2017
  • Location:NJ & UK
  • Handicap:8.2
GolfWRX Likes : 3

Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:50 PM

View Postbluejeeprubi, on 28 November 2017 - 07:48 PM, said:

View PostBrian OLeary, on 28 November 2017 - 06:41 PM, said:

Just finished hitting the G400 3 wood.  Unfortunately, I wasn't on a trackman and indoors, so I can't honestly report exact numbers.  But,  with the ALTA stiff shaft it felt great - was flying about 5-7 yards further than my current 3 wood (Taylormade R15) and running more. 210 on the fly - running to 230.

BUT, I was still averaging 9-degree launch.  I think the 14.5-degree loft is a little too low for me off the deck.  I would LOVE if they made a 16 degree in the regular (The SFT comes in 16 degrees but has a draw bias - which is a disaster for my natural right to left shape).

I love Ping, but for shallow swing shapes like mine, I need a tad more loft.

Just grab a 5 and drop it to 16.5, unless you don’t like a slightly open face.  That’s why I play and have no need for a 3w.  Though I about to see if Ping digitally loft the stretch.  Thinking if I can get it at 12 and drop it to 11, toss in an ad-di and boom!
I might do that and put a Three wood shaft in the five wood.


15

#46 animalgolfs

animalgolfs

    FL & OK

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,735 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 212485
  • Joined: 11/22/2012
  • Handicap:Gut
GolfWRX Likes : 597

Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:04 PM

View PostBrian OLeary, on 28 November 2017 - 07:04 PM, said:

View Postanimalgolfs, on 28 November 2017 - 04:23 PM, said:

View PostBrian OLeary, on 28 November 2017 - 03:27 PM, said:

View PostMorry, on 28 November 2017 - 02:49 PM, said:

Finally getting some good insight
excellent
thanks

Going demo now. I will post results

I swing at 95..... There's the easiest to hit fw out IMO


Do you draw the ball?  I see you have the SFT.  Any issues with shot shape?

Not going to say that I don't draw, it's my natural shot though.....it will fade if I put the proper swing at it as well

Edited by animalgolfs, 28 November 2017 - 10:14 PM.

G400-Max 9* Tour 65
G400 14.5* Tour 75
G400 19* Tour 85
G400 Crossover 22* Tour 90
G700 6-9 i500 PW-UW{pwr spec} Recoil 110
Glide 2.0 STEALTH 50* 54* 58* Recoil W Proto  
iwi Craz-e

16

#47 Lobber

Lobber

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,153 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 54700
  • Joined: 04/29/2008
GolfWRX Likes : 406

Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:20 AM

I recently picked up a G400 3 wood with tour 75  stiff. I did this following a successful transition from Epic SZ to G400 LS with which I am very pleased.  I can hit any 3 wood with a decent shaft off the tee but typically struggle to hit one off the deck.  Thatís changed with the G400 which I find good off deck and tee.  My launch is mid high boring trajectory with ample forgiveness.  Long story short I am sold and considering the hybrid

17

#48 Argonne69

Argonne69

    Legend

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,797 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 102839
  • Joined: 02/01/2010
  • Location:Chicago, IL
GolfWRX Likes : 19599

Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:12 PM

I played my first round with the new G400 SFT 5 wood. Since I had purchased only the head, I threw in the old shaft from my G30 3 wood. Wow.

At first I was put off by the size of the head. I didn't realize that the SFT head is noticeably larger than the standard head. It's very deep, and has a profile that's lower than the G30.

The sound is also a bit strange. I have the G400 LST driver, and it has a very muted sound. I was expecting the same from the fairway wood. However, the thing is loud and "pingy". Much louder and tinnier than the G30.

Sound and cosmetics aside, this thing bombs. With the 19 degrees of loft I had no issues getting the ball off the deck. I'm really glad I didn't go for the 7 wood. The thing certainly wants to draw. It's not a hook machine, but it does go left. I hit a few dead straight, but the predominant shot shape is right to left. That said, I was able to put a nice baby fade on the ball with an open stance.

I'm thinking I might pick up the G400 3 wood shaft for the head. Not sure how the latest stock shaft compares to the G30 shaft, but it's probably worth trying.


18

#49 howellhandmade

howellhandmade

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 368 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 240097
  • Joined: 03/22/2013
  • Location:Pittsburgh
GolfWRX Likes : 117

Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:34 PM

View PostBrian OLeary, on 28 November 2017 - 06:41 PM, said:

Just finished hitting the G400 3 wood.  Unfortunately, I wasn't on a trackman and indoors, so I can't honestly report exact numbers.  But,  with the ALTA stiff shaft it felt great - was flying about 5-7 yards further than my current 3 wood (Taylormade R15) and running more. 210 on the fly - running to 230.

BUT, I was still averaging 9-degree launch.  I think the 14.5-degree loft is a little too low for me off the deck.  I would LOVE if they made a 16 degree in the regular (The SFT comes in 16 degrees but has a draw bias - which is a disaster for my natural right to left shape).

I love Ping, but for shallow swing shapes like mine, I need a tad more loft.

I wish they still made a 4 wood. Fortunately I got a backup for my G25 4w, which is a real problem solver for me.

19

#50 NEOhio

NEOhio

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 122 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 117115
  • Joined: 11/05/2010
  • Location:Ohio
GolfWRX Likes : 25

Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:44 PM

On topic: G30 5 wood great results.....but the 3w is a different story.  Demoed the Ping,s, TM, etc....the 3wd Iím crushing with accuracy is the Big Bertha Alpha 816, makes no sense why I can hit it so well as a 12 hndcp.

Edited by NEOhio, 14 December 2017 - 05:46 PM.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

20

#51 myspinonit

myspinonit

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,806 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 162493
  • Joined: 02/12/2012
  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
GolfWRX Likes : 988

Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:25 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 14 December 2017 - 12:12 PM, said:

I played my first round with the new G400 SFT 5 wood. Since I had purchased only the head, I threw in the old shaft from my G30 3 wood. Wow.

At first I was put off by the size of the head. I didn't realize that the SFT head is noticeably larger than the standard head. It's very deep, and has a profile that's lower than the G30.

The sound is also a bit strange. I have the G400 LST driver, and it has a very muted sound. I was expecting the same from the fairway wood. However, the thing is loud and "pingy". Much louder and tinnier than the G30.

Sound and cosmetics aside, this thing bombs. With the 19 degrees of loft I had no issues getting the ball off the deck. I'm really glad I didn't go for the 7 wood. The thing certainly wants to draw. It's not a hook machine, but it does go left. I hit a few dead straight, but the predominant shot shape is right to left. That said, I was able to put a nice baby fade on the ball with an open stance.

I'm thinking I might pick up the G400 3 wood shaft for the head. Not sure how the latest stock shaft compares to the G30 shaft, but it's probably worth trying.

Sounds like you basically have a rockin' Ping version of the Heavenwood.  

Makes me wish (again) that I had kept the extra G25 3W/4W shaft I had that I liked.  A just in case option to go in the minty G SFT 5W on the way (to go with the G400 "3W" SFT with the KK shaft).

Edited by myspinonit, 14 December 2017 - 08:26 PM.

Ping G400 SFT 12°   Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 60
Ping G400 SFT 16°   Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 60
Ping G SFT 19°  Alta 65
Ping G Hybrids 22° & 26° Alta 70
Miura PP9003 6-PW  Steelfiber i70
Vokey SM5 49.07 F, SM6 54.10 S & 58.08 M
Steelfiber i80
Scotty Cameron Futura 5 CB 34"

21

#52 bluejeeprubi

bluejeeprubi

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 763 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 240329
  • Joined: 03/23/2013
  • Location:Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
GolfWRX Likes : 340

Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:03 PM

View Posthowellhandmade, on 14 December 2017 - 12:34 PM, said:

View PostBrian OLeary, on 28 November 2017 - 06:41 PM, said:

Just finished hitting the G400 3 wood.  Unfortunately, I wasn't on a trackman and indoors, so I can't honestly report exact numbers.  But,  with the ALTA stiff shaft it felt great - was flying about 5-7 yards further than my current 3 wood (Taylormade R15) and running more. 210 on the fly - running to 230.

BUT, I was still averaging 9-degree launch.  I think the 14.5-degree loft is a little too low for me off the deck.  I would LOVE if they made a 16 degree in the regular (The SFT comes in 16 degrees but has a draw bias - which is a disaster for my natural right to left shape).

I love Ping, but for shallow swing shapes like mine, I need a tad more loft.

I wish they still made a 4 wood. Fortunately I got a backup for my G25 4w, which is a real problem solver for me.

What loft do you want your 4w to be?  I play the g400 5w set open at 16.5. If you didnít want it to set open they can digitally loft plus or minus a degree in the nuetral setting.  Iím debating on getting a digitally lofted 5w at 16.5 then open it up to 15.5 as my 5w and doing the same with a 7w to make it more like a 5w.  I love the g400 fairways, just like to get a small as possible profile.
G400 lst digital loft at 9 playing at 8
G400 3w.  Xtorsion Black 80tx
G400 5w. Ad-di 8x
20 and 24 ft worth hi
5-pw Miura BB with x100 ti
60 mack daddy forged
Nike 006 proto

22

#53 jonn443

jonn443

    Jonnystx

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,774 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 104882
  • Joined: 03/16/2010
  • Location:CT
GolfWRX Likes : 710

Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:30 PM

View Postbluejeeprubi, on 28 November 2017 - 07:48 PM, said:

View PostBrian OLeary, on 28 November 2017 - 06:41 PM, said:

Just finished hitting the G400 3 wood.  Unfortunately, I wasn't on a trackman and indoors, so I can't honestly report exact numbers.  But,  with the ALTA stiff shaft it felt great - was flying about 5-7 yards further than my current 3 wood (Taylormade R15) and running more. 210 on the fly - running to 230.

BUT, I was still averaging 9-degree launch.  I think the 14.5-degree loft is a little too low for me off the deck.  I would LOVE if they made a 16 degree in the regular (The SFT comes in 16 degrees but has a draw bias - which is a disaster for my natural right to left shape).

I love Ping, but for shallow swing shapes like mine, I need a tad more loft.

Just grab a 5 and drop it to 16.5, unless you donít like a slightly open face.  Thatís why I play and have no need for a 3w.  Though I about to see if Ping digitally loft the stretch.  Thinking if I can get it at 12 and drop it to 11, toss in an ad-di and boom!

THIS.^^^^
AB TP 10.5*/ DI6X
AB TP 3HL / 757
XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
DWS 24*/ VS Proto
J15 CB 5-PW/ Modus 3 125S
X-Forged MD (50*, 56* 60*)
Spider Si/ SS Mid SLim 2.0

23

#54 howellhandmade

howellhandmade

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 368 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 240097
  • Joined: 03/22/2013
  • Location:Pittsburgh
GolfWRX Likes : 117

Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:48 PM

View Postbluejeeprubi, on 14 December 2017 - 09:03 PM, said:

View Posthowellhandmade, on 14 December 2017 - 12:34 PM, said:

View PostBrian OLeary, on 28 November 2017 - 06:41 PM, said:

Just finished hitting the G400 3 wood.  Unfortunately, I wasn't on a trackman and indoors, so I can't honestly report exact numbers.  But,  with the ALTA stiff shaft it felt great - was flying about 5-7 yards further than my current 3 wood (Taylormade R15) and running more. 210 on the fly - running to 230.

BUT, I was still averaging 9-degree launch.  I think the 14.5-degree loft is a little too low for me off the deck.  I would LOVE if they made a 16 degree in the regular (The SFT comes in 16 degrees but has a draw bias - which is a disaster for my natural right to left shape).

I love Ping, but for shallow swing shapes like mine, I need a tad more loft.

I wish they still made a 4 wood. Fortunately I got a backup for my G25 4w, which is a real problem solver for me.

What loft do you want your 4w to be?  I play the g400 5w set open at 16.5. If you didn’t want it to set open they can digitally loft plus or minus a degree in the nuetral setting.  I’m debating on getting a digitally lofted 5w at 16.5 then open it up to 15.5 as my 5w and doing the same with a 7w to make it more like a 5w.  I love the g400 fairways, just like to get a small as possible profile.

Good point. I've considered the possibility of opening the G400 5w to 16.5, seeing how much I like my G400 driver, but hadn't considered the digital lofting approach. I opened my driver to 9.5 and dropped spin and gained yards without any ill effects, so it just might work. If it's even easier to get airborne off the deck than the G25 4w, so much the better.

24

#55 crazygolfnut

crazygolfnut

    CrazyGolfNut

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,073 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 3580
  • Joined: 07/28/2005
  • Location:Nebraska
  • Handicap:12
GolfWRX Likes : 72

Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:32 PM

I am thinking about replacing my Ping G30's with the Ping 400's.  Just wondering if anyone else has some thoughts on the G30 vs G400.  Thanks.

  • Driver: ___  Ping G400 Max
  • Woods: ___ Ping G30 3 wood
  • Hybrid: ___ Titleist 818H1 21* & 25*
  • Irons: ____  Titleist 718 AP1 6-W
  • Wedges: __ Titleist Vokey SM6 52F, 56M, 60K
  • Putter: ____ Rife Mid Mallet 400 or Two Bar Hybrid
  • Ball: ______ Callaway Chrome Soft Yellow & Snell MTB Red Yellow
  • Bag: ______ Datrek Lite Rider
  • GPS: _____ Bushnell NEO Ghost
  • GHIN: ____  HCP floats between 10 and 12
“Never bet against an old man with old clubs that have new grips”

25

#56 MB_Viking

MB_Viking

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 903 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 96613
  • Joined: 10/15/2009
  • Location:The Prairies
GolfWRX Likes : 118

Posted 19 February 2018 - 06:01 PM

View Postcrazygolfnut, on 13 February 2018 - 09:32 PM, said:

I am thinking about replacing my Ping G30's with the Ping 400's.  Just wondering if anyone else has some thoughts on the G30 vs G400.  Thanks.

I purchased the G400 fairways late last year and put the two 5 woods in the bag for the last rounds of the season, even swapping the same shaft between the two heads at different times.  I found the G400 to be longer and hotter for certain. Slightly more forgiving and higher launching but not a night and day type of difference.  I never really struggled with the G30 fairways the way some folks did though.

If you've got the money to spend, you may find them to be worth it but the G30 is still a fine fairway wood with the right shaft.

26

#57 Argonne69

Argonne69

    Legend

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,797 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 102839
  • Joined: 02/01/2010
  • Location:Chicago, IL
GolfWRX Likes : 19599

Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:46 AM

View Postcrazygolfnut, on 13 February 2018 - 09:32 PM, said:

I am thinking about replacing my Ping G30's with the Ping 400's.  Just wondering if anyone else has some thoughts on the G30 vs G400.  Thanks.

If you're happy with the G30, then I don't think there's enough difference to warrant a change. Both models are excellent.

27

#58 pcs11

pcs11

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 809 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 238603
  • Joined: 03/16/2013
  • Location:North Dakota
GolfWRX Likes : 468

Posted 20 February 2018 - 11:35 AM

I'm guessing I'm in the minority here, but I like the G30 better because it has a deeper face.

If you like a shallower face go G or G400, if you like a deeper face go G30.  They all are just stupid forgiving.

28



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors