Today we’re looking at the brand new PING G410 driver which is one of our very best selling woods. They’re extremely long-distance oriented and even more forgiving which is perfect for golfers of all skill levels!
PING is a family full of engineers starting with Karsten Solheim then his son John Solheim and his son John K Solheim who are all engineers and they believe wholeheartedly in research and development. All of that research and development has led to this driver that is extremely effective and it has four key elements that allow it to have such an impact on your game.
1. Speed Bumps on the Leading Edge
These speed bumps on the leading edge of the crown are as a result of work that PING is doing with Arizona State University. What they found is that when they actually rippled the air going over the top of the golf club the aerodynamics of it sped up the golf swing with the bumps when compared to a driver without them. These little bumps actually add between 1 and 2 miles per hour in clubhead speed to your swing which translates to more distance for your drives.
2. Butterfly Wing Inspired Design
The next piece is actually on the inside of the crown. If you were to look underneath it would actually look much like the wing of a butterfly or dragonfly with ridges that run across that give it nice stability but in between those ridges they have made it as thin as they can possibly make it with drivers. They have done this because you want as little weight on the top of the golf club and as much weight on the bottom of the golf club as you can so that you can create a nice high trajectory and make the moment of inertia higher. This allows them to take much of that weight and move it to the back of the golf club, making the club much more forgiving.
3. Forged Club Face
The next big element is actually the face of the club. A typical driver has a cast face, but in this particular case, PING has actually forged the face of their driver. This is a bit more common in irons but very few drivers have forged faces. Forging actually takes a piece of metal and then presses it under dozens of tons of pressure making it microscopically thinner and allowing it to have a more trampoline effect without losing any rigidity or cause it to fail. Forging the face allows them to get right up to the USGA limit of the coefficient of restitution and get the maximum distance possible out with the help fo the face of the club.
4. Adjustable Tungsten Weight
Last but not least they have a brand new element that’s on the back of the club. PING has always been into custom fittings and this is a new element that they put in on their new drivers. On the very back, you’re actually going to see a large tungsten weight attached to the back that can come off of the golf club and has three different settings options that you can use to adjust the club to your swing and promote different ball flights. There’s a standard-setting, a fade setting, and a draw setting.
This weight is extremely heavy for its size and is made from tungsten which is about four times heavier than titanium so it really drives a lot of the weight backward. Depending on which setting you put it on, it will actually promote right-to-left ball flight or left-to-right ball flight and that weight is important also because, as we talked about, the center of gravity in the golf club (the heaviest part of the club) is pushed towards the back which is going to move that CG away from the face and back towards the back of the club which is going to give you a much straighter and more forgiving driver.
Overall, the PING G410 is a great game improvement driver for players of almost any skill level! I’d encourage you to get this new ping G410 driver, it’s fantastic, and definitely one of our best sellers for a reason. You can check it out can here!
With an emphasis on speed-generating face technology, maximized MOI’s and added adjustability, PING today introduced the G410 fairway woods, hybrids and crossovers to ensure golfers have multiple options to properly gap their sets. The new custom-fit, custom-built equipment is available for pre-order at MortonGolfSales.com, an authorized online PING golf shop.
“With the added distance golfers are enjoying in their drivers and irons due to all the advancements in technology, ensuring a set make-up that delivers the proper gapping is more important than ever,” said John K. Solheim, PING President. “Our G410 fairways woods, hybrids and crossovers offer golfers multiple options to transition from their mid- and long-irons into clubs that are easier to hit and provide tremendous distance while maintaining the necessary gapping benefits. They each provide varying performance features and launch characteristics. We’ve got everything from a low-spin 3-wood optionand a 2 crossover all the way to a 6 hybrid. We encourage all golfers to undergo a thorough gapping analysis with an authorized PING fitting specialist to determine their ideal set make-up.”
Maraging-Steel Face Technology
To maximize distance in the G410 fairway woods, hybrids and crossovers, PING has employed C300 maraging steel as the face material. One of the strongest alloys in the world, maraging steel is commonly used in the aerospace industry, where strength and flexibility are necessities. It’s those properties that also make it an ideal face material to deliver more flexing for faster ball speeds that launch shots farther and higher.
“With maraging steel, we have a material that allows us to go extremely thin with the face to give us the faster ball-speed gains we’re seeking for more distance and higher launch. The results have been amazing as we’re seeing face flexing equal to the thickness of the face,” said Solheim.
A Focus on Forgiveness
In the G410 fairway woods, a low-back CG and high-density tungsten weight positioned at the extreme boundary of the head provides greater stability and forgiveness. A larger profile and high-density tungsten back weight in the G410 hybrid drive the MOI higher to ensure golfers the forgiveness they require while launching the ball higher. The G410 crossover, which has been streamlined to provide more iron-like performance, relies on a 30-gram dual-density tungsten toe weight to maximize forgiveness.
“Providing the most-forgiving clubs in the industry remains a top priority for us,” Solheim said. “The use of multi-material construction and high-tech manufacturing processes allow us to consistently increase the MOI and design clubs that fit the needs of all golfers. Whether they prefer the performance of a fairway wood, the reliability of a hybrid or the versatility of a crossover, golfers can always count on a certain level of forgiveness from our clubs.”
PING’s First Adjustable Hybrid Hosel
The addition of a patented, eight-setting adjustable hosel to the hybrid greatly expands the fitting options to ensure proper gapping for golfers who rely on hybrids as mid- and long-iron replacements. The lightweight and aerodynamic adjustable hosel, which is also in the G410 fairway woods, offers loft (0, +1⁰, +1.5⁰, -1⁰, -1.5⁰)and lie adjustments (including up to 3⁰flatter than standard) to optimize ball flight.
“Loft and lie adjustability in the hybrids will greatly benefit golfers,” said Solheim. “It’s a technology our fitters have been asking for and we’re excited to bring it to them to help golfers fine-tune their ball flight and dial in their gaps. We’ve also expanded the color code options in the crossover to further customize them for lie angle to better transition into an iron set.”
Powered by a forged, maraging-steel face, the G410 fairway woods are engineered to launch the ball easily and deliver faster ball speeds on a penetrating trajectory that maximizes distance. PING engineers positioned the low-back CG slightly forward of the G400 model to deliver more energy from the shallower face while providing greater stability. Eight fitting positions in the new lightweight, aerodynamic hosel sleeve enable golfers to tune their trajectories through loft and lie adjustments. Three models (Std., SFT and LST) ensure an option to fit every golfer.
Moreheel-side weighting and a lighter swing weight help square the face to create right-to-left shot bend (RH golfers). The heads are slightly larger to drive the MOI higher, and lofts are 1.5˚ higher to produce easier launch.
The all-new, slightly smaller head has a CG slightly lower and more forward than the standard head to launch shots higher with less spin, resulting in longer shots that get airborne easily, a good fitting option for faster swing speeds and high-spin golfers.
Our first-ever adjustable hybrid allows golfers to customize their ball flight eight different ways through loft (+- 1.5˚) and lie combinations for consistently better results. Thinner and more flexible, the maraging-steel face generates faster ball speeds and higher launch. A larger profile and high-density back weight provide added stability and elevate MOI for more forgiveness.
With a thin, maraging-steel face for faster ball speeds and a 30-gram dual-density tungsten toe weight to increase the MOI, the G410 Crossover combines the precision and control of an iron with the speed and forgiveness of a hybrid.The G410 design is significantly shorter heel to toe and narrower in the sole than the G400. Available in 2, 3 and 4, the stainless-steel head sets up square and offers a clean, premium look with the gearing properties of an iron to allow precision shot making. To ensure a solid feel and sound, the internal ribs are engineered to help stiffen the clubhead body.