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Ping G430

by | Jan 12, 2023 | PRO SHOP

Ping has launched the much-anticipated successor to the G425 line with the Ping G430, featuring distance gains in all categories.

Ping G430 Drivers

The success of Ping’s previous driver model, the G425, for the past two years set the stage for the design of the new G430. Though prices are up $50, this simply is following the driver market trendline.

For the SFT (Straight Flight Technology) and Max models, there is a custom version called the HL with a lighter back weight, lightweight Alta Quick shaft, and Lamkin UYx Lite grip. This reduces the overall club weight, so players with slower swing speeds will gain distance. Ping says testing showed a gain of nine yards.

The LST (Low Spin Technology) model has a carbon fiber wrap that replaces metal on the rear of the crown and in the heel and toe areas of the skirt. Engineers relocated the weight saved to raise the MOI and lower the spin while increasing ball speed, which benefits high swing speed and better players.

According to John Solheim, CEO and President, “The combined distance gains throughout the entire G430 family are like nothing we’ve seen from one generation of clubs to the next. Our approach with G430 has been to find more speed and deliver it in a way that contributes to lower scores and more enjoyment on the course.”

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Ping G430 Max Driver

Ping G430 Drivers – Fast Facts

  • Spinsistency variable face roll radius
  • VFT variable thickness T9S+ forged face
  • Redesigned internal ribs
  • Adjustable hosel
  • Counterbalance shaft
  • Turbulator aerodynamic crown vanes
  • Stock shaft: Ping Alta CB Black 55
  • Stock Grip: Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet
  • Available Jan. 26, 2023

Ping G430 Max

  • Game-improvement category
  • 460cc head
  • 25g three position rear weight
  • $600

Ping G430 SFT

  • Super game-improvement category
  • 460cc head
  • Draw bias
  • Two-position 22g rear weight
  • $600

Ping G430 LST

  • Better player category
  • 440cc head
  • Carbonfly Wrap composite crown
  • Three-position 22g rear weight
  • $630

Ping G430 Irons

Ping’s G430 irons take over a primary spot in their lineup, being designed for mid to high-handicap players with perimeter weighting, lower center of gravity, and stronger lofts combined with a thinner face than the G425 previously.

The most interesting change in the G430 irons is the PurFlex badge, comprised of seven zones, each flexing slightly differently. Usually, the cavity badge is a single piece, but Ping’s version serves to aid ball speed over the entire face and give a more solid feel. A new heat-treating method made the G430 face both thinner, allowing for additional flex and stronger for a better rebound at impact.

A High Launch or HL version is available on special order for slower swing speed golfers. The components, a Ping Alta Quick 35/45 shaft, Lamkin UTx Lite grip 41g, and reduced weight in the toe and heel, mean more ball speed and distance.

Following the rest of the club market, Ping has increased the selling cost of the G430s by almost $30 per club, which puts them still in the middle of the range of pricing.

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Ping G430 Iron

Ping G430 Irons – Fast Facts

  • Game-improvement category
  • Body & face cast 17-4 stainless steel
  • Tungsten toe screw
  • Tungsten heel weight
  • PurFlex cavity badge
  • Stock lofts: 5-iron 22°, pitching wedge 41°
  • Stock shafts: Ping AWT 2.0, Alta CB Black
  • At retail Jan. 26, 2023
  • Set of seven $1190 steel, $1295 graphite $170 each steel, $185 each graphite

 

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Ed Travis

Ed is a national award-winning golf journalist and has carried on a lifelong love affair with the game. His work covering the business of golf, equipment, golf personalities and travel is prominently featured in numerous print and electronic publications. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him, Ed still plays regularly and carries a handicap of 4. He lives on a water hazard in suburban Orlando.
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