In this article we’ll review the Ping G410 and help you decide if they are the right irons for you. Ping have said their approach when designing the G-range is: “if we could only produce one set of irons for golfers what would that set of irons look like and perform like” – the result is the G410.
Please note, Ping now have a newer model out (Ping G425 irons). The G410 irons are still excellent, so by all means keep reading this article and grab a set, but also check out our full Ping G425 irons review for more information on what has changed.
Ping G410 irons review
The Ping G410 irons fall in to the game improvement iron category, but unlike its competitors such as the Callaway Mavrik and TaylorMade Sim Max, the Ping G410 irons offers a game improvement iron packaged in a classical, sleek design.
Thanks to the new toe and hosel weighting Ping were able to reduced the off-set by 10% from previous models (G400), and have shortened the blade length. The result is a clean, sleek-looking iron that is still packed with forgiveness.
The images above give you a great insight into the re-design and tweaks that are present within the G410 head. Note the screw in toe weight which we will discuss in more detail below and the new head shape and hosel notch when looking at the Ping G410 face on.
Ping decided to rethink perimeter weighting with the G410 – perimeter weighting is a critical feature that keeps the club head stable during off-centre hits. The Ping G410 has furthered the classical cavity back design with additional weighting in the toe and hosel.
Placing additional weighting in the toe and hosel increases the stability (MOI) by 8%, compared to previous models. Meaning Ping can offer all of the forgiveness of the G-Max iron in a much smaller, sleeker looking club head. The result is excellent forgiveness and distance across the face of the G410 irons.
Power & distance
The Ping G410 irons take advantage of more clever design work to provide great distance. The face and cavity design in the G410 creates greater flex at impact, resulting in a higher launch off the face and higher ball speeds. This allowed Ping to use slightly stronger lofts on all irons to generate greater distance whilst maintaining the desired launch.
The result of all this tech is a 30º 7-iron that launches like a 32 – 33º club – meaning you’ll generate greater distance with the G410 irons with no loss in launch trajectory.
The Ping G410 irons feature an aluminium and polymer construction that fills the entire cavity which results in a great sound and solid feel when struck. The small club heads also provide far more control for chip shots and pitches around the green – this is a problem that plagues many other game improvement clubs.
I personally feel this is one area where the G410 irons really stand out. Golfers want forgiveness in an iron, but they don’t want a shovel which offers little control. In recent years manufactures have made good improvements in this area, but the G410 has created a big leap forward in offer golfers a great balance of forgiveness with control and feel.
Control & shot shaping
Are the Ping G410 irons right for you?
The Ping 410 irons are ideal for golfers looking for great forgiveness and distance packaged within a sleek-looking design.
Yes, there are other game improvement irons that may provide a yard or two extra in distance, but the Ping G410’s win outright when it comes to providing golfers with the ideal blend of forgiveness, control and feel.
Are Ping G410 irons good for high handicappers?
The Ping G410 irons are a great choice for a high handicapper looking for great balance of forgiveness, distance and control. They also offer an iron set that will work for you as a high-handicapper, but continue to suit you as you progress into a teen handicap and beyond.
If you would like to look at more options check out our full review of the best irons for high handicappers.
Ping G400 vs G410 irons
The heads of the Ping G410 are 3% shorter and have 10% less offset compared to the Ping G400s. The effect is a club head that looks more traditional but still provides great levels of forgiveness thanks to the new weighting system.
The G410 irons have the same loft as the G400 irons, but Ping custom fitting does provide a ‘Power Spec’ option for golfers, where the 4 to 7-irons have their lofts increased by 1.5° the 8 and 9 irons by 1° and the wedges 0.5°.
Ping G410 irons vs Ping i500
Whereas the Ping G410 irons are aimed at the everyday golfer, the Ping i500 irons are skewed more towards the better golfer. A sleek, hollow-headed design, with a forged face offers great distance and feel. Not quite as forgiving at the G410, but a great option for the better golf. Check out the full Ping i500 iron review here.
There we have a review of the Ping G410 irons. If you want to see how these line up against other irons, check out our best game improvement irons roundup.
Happy Golfing – Will @ Golf Insider UK
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