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GolfWRX Spotted: Ping G425 Drivers at the CJ Cup

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After a big week on the European Tour with a win by Tyrrell Hatton, it was only a matter of time before the Ping G425 MAX and G425 LST drivers along with the corresponding fairway woods, made their way stateside and into the bags of players on the PGA Tour.

This week at the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek, we are getting the first in-hand look at the entire line, and we can expect to see players put these in play right away to get in “reps” since we are now less than 30 days away from the Masters in November.

Ping G425 MAX

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When it comes to drivers and fairway woods, the name “MAX” means MAXimum MOI and forgiveness, and it appears the new Ping G425 MAX is doing just that, with a large tungsten weight along the trailing edge as far away from the face as possible. The G425 MAX also has a flat sole to get as much mass low in the elongated shape to produce extremely high MOI numbers.

The one interesting change is the movable weight along the back of the head travels an overall smaller distance from the fade to draw setting, but this is possible because the weight is heavier meaning they can condense the adjustability without sacrificing the desired center of gravity placements.

Ping G425 LST – Low Spin Technology

The G425 LST is designed to lower spin while also maintaining the highest MOI possible. From the information available the driver comes in at 445cc vs the MAX at 460cc, and visually the driver is shorter front to back to create a center of gravity closer to the face – a proven location for creating lower spin launch conditions.

Just like the G425 MAX, the G425 LST has the same shorter side to side “CG shifter” to help golfers dial in ball flight along with Ping’s proven lightweight eight-position adjustable hosel.

No further pictures of the previously spotted Ping G425 SFT yet, but considering we are seeing these drivers out on tour it is unlikely someone will have a G425SFT in play since it is designed to help fade reduction—not something many PGA Tour players struggle with.

To see what GolfWRX members are saying, and to see all the Ping G425 pictures from the CJ Cup, check out the Thread in the GolfWRX Forums: PING G425 Pictures from the CJ Cup

 

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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  1. jgpl001

    Oct 14, 2020 at 8:39 am

    First win for the 425 LST at Wentworth last week end in the hands of Tyrell Hatton

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