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!