This is Golfer Geeks' comparison of the Ping G410 irons vs G425 irons.
I'm an avid golfer, a 9.2 handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.
Summary: I find the G410 and G425 irons performed virtually identical for me. They are VERY easy to hit and hit well. They are long, get the ball up easily, carry a long way, and land soft. I hit my baby draw all day long and flighted them down whenever I wanted. The clubheads look generous, but not goofy. Any mid or high handicapper should be able to look down at them at address with complete confidence.
They need to be on your radar if you're in the market for game improvement irons.
Let's take a look at what sets these clubs apart. (if anything)
Ping G410 irons are mid handicap irons and were released 2 years ago. Ping says they "took game improvement technology and reshaped it" with the 410s. They reduced offset and blade length (8% less than G400s) yet maintained MOI (think forgiveness and distance) They are made to launch high, carry far, and hold greens.
The heads are smaller, but remain plenty generous. Forgiveness is what comes to mind when looking down at them. But, they are performers too.
Ping G425 irons are also mid handicap irons and were released January of 2021. They took everything they did with the G410s and did a little more. The blade length is a little shorter than the G410s.
Again, smaller clubheads don't mean small. They still look plenty forgiving, but perform like beasts on the course and on the range.
Ping G410 Features & Benefits
1) Larger Flexing Zone
- Ping says the face freely moves which increases ball speed but are still precise
2) Clean Look, High MOI
- Ping reduced blade length and offset, but maintained high MOI for forgiveness and more speed on more of the face
3) Toe/Hosel Weighting
- Weight saved from reducing clubhead size was moved to the toe and hosel to increase MOI by 8% over the G400s for greater forgiveness and consistency
4) Co-molded Cavity Badge
- An aluminum and elastomer badge in the cavity dampens vibration for better feel and sound (I can attest to this)
Ping G410 Iron Specs
- Shaft: Ping AWT 2.0 Steel Stiff Flex
- 4-PW, AW Iron Set Men Right Hand, Black Dot Standard
Ping G425 Features & Benefits
1) Variable Face Thickness
- Ping uses 17-4 stainless steel and borrowed from metal wood technology to create a clubface to launch your golf ball higher, send it farther, and hold greens.
2) Expanded Perimeter weighting
- Ping added tungsten weights to the toe and hosel of the shaft to allow for increased perimeter weighting for increased MOI.
3) Face Hinging & Flexing
- Pings cascading sole and undercut top rail perform like a hinge to flex, which launches the ball faster and higher with better stopping power.
4) Multi-material badge
- The 3-piece badge in the cavity produces better feel and sound.
Ping G425 Irons Specs
- Shaft: Ping AWT 2.0 Steel Stiff Flex
- 4-PW Iron Set Men Right Hand, Black Dot Standard
Testing the Ping G410 & Ping G425 irons
2 Range Sessions: I split 2 to 2.5 buckets each day and mixed in drives with the Cobra LTDx and Cobra Radspeed drivers. My iron swing was good to go, so I had a lot of fun. I had them on my launch monitors for a few shots to gauge distance differences.
1 Round of golf (with G425s): I could find no difference in performance or feel between these clubs on the range, so I figured 1 round with either would be sufficient testing.
The G425 (and G410) lofts are much stronger than my Hogan's once you get to 8-iron and lower. So, I took less club when I got to the appropriate yardages. (G425 8-iron = Hogan 7-iron and so on). I shot an 82 following this method and nocked down many a pin with beautiful high 3-yd draws.
Don't sleep on the long irons either. Crazy easy to hit.
My impressions of the G425 and G410 irons
I prefer the color combo of the G425s. Looks a little more "player". Both clubheads appear large to me, but are well in line with game improvement iron size. The topline and sole are a smidge thicker in the 410s. The obvious visual differences are in the cavity insert and other minor design elements in the cavity and perimeter. I know the G425s are smaller, but not a lot. Offset, loft, and shaft length are identical.
Identical. Muted and solid at impact. Exactly the way I like it. Liked them both right away. Not nearly as harsh feeling as the i59s and i525s.
Both irons want to go high and straight. But, you can play shots with them too. I've read a few reviews where golfers said these irons can't be curved more than a couple yards. Untrue in my experience. I don't hit fades, but I DO hit draws and I had zero problems overdrawing from time to time. I flighted a few shots just to see too. No problem at all.
Both irons are long. Yes, they have jacked lofts once you get to the 8-irons. But, I think they'd be on the longer side anyway.
The G425s are the clear winner for me visually.
Which set should you buy? Are looks important to you? Choose accordingly.
Performance is your only concern? Probably go with whichever set you can find cheaper.
Thanks for checking out my comparison of the Ping G410 irons vs G425 irons. Let me know which ones you chose and how they work for you.
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- So... so easy to hit
- High trajectory
- Great distance & forgiveness
- Nothing - you need to try them