This is Golfer Geeks’ Ping G430 irons vs Titleist T350 irons comparison.

I’m an avid golfer, an 8ish handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.  

I tested these clubs many months apart, but, they both left distinct impressions on me.

  • I had the G430s for about a month and they got multiple range sessions, a couple of rounds of golf, plus a session or two on my hitting mat and launch monitor.
  • I’ve had the T350s for about a month. I’ve played 3 rounds of golf and had one long range session on my launch monitor.

Summary: Both sets are forgiving, both sets are long, and both sets help you launch the ball quickly and high. But, I think the T350s are a touch longer on mishits and are a Whole Lot better-looking clubs than the G430s. But, the T350s are almost $45 more per club.

In this comparison of the Ping G430Titleist T350 irons, I discuss my experience with the clubs, any features and benefits I think are important, and my pick for which iron set I’d buy.

Ping G430 Irons

Ping G430 Irons at the Range

Set Tested – Wedge -4-iron Right Hand, Black Dot Standard
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 S300 Steel Stiff Flex

Ping built the G430s to be the longest & most forgiving irons they’ve ever produced. That’s really saying something since the G410s & G425s already hit the ball plenty high and plenty long.

My experience with the G430s matches Ping’s intent. I didn’t need great contact for good results (lucky for me). I ended up somewhere around my target when I made a decent swing.

Center contact sent the ball rocketing off the face quickly and high at my target. But I missed a lot toward the toe, and the G430s had me either right around the pin or short, but on the green time and again. They still launched high and still kept my basic shot shape.

The G430s made up for all but my worst swings.

G430 Iron Specs

ClubLengthLoftLieOffsetSwingweight
Wedge35.5″45.564.1*.11″D2
PW35.5″41*64.1*.11″D2
9-iron36″37*63.5*.13″D0.5
8-iron36.5″33*62.8*.15″D0
7-iron37″29*62*.18″D0
6-iron37 5/8″25.5*61.5*.21″D0
5-iron38 1/4″22*61.0*.24″D0
4-iron38 7/8″19*60.5*.27″D0

Titleist T350 Irons

Titleist T350 Irons on the course

Set Tested – Wedge -4-iron Right Hand
Shaft: True Temper AMT Red S300 Steel Stiff Flex

Titleist calls the T350s their “ultimate game improvement iron“, and I have to agree. It’s not their most forgiving – that honor goes to the T400s.

But, the T350s are very forgiving, pack loads of distance, launch the ball quickly and high, and all without needing center-face contact. Plus, they are handsome and sleek like Titleist’s better player irons.

I played 3 rounds with them and had mediocre stuff at best for much of it. I did connect on a few shots the way I like to, and the ball jumped off the face high and at my target with my preferred baby draw shot shape.

The ball still went at my target, but either on the front of the green or just short of the green on my multiple mediocre swings.

They have a pleasing “click” on contact, but they never felt harsh. Feedback was muted, but that’s ok with game improvement irons meant for high handicaps.

T350 Specs

ClubLengthLoftLie
Wedge35.5″4864*
PW35.75″43*64*
9-iron36″38*64*
8-iron36.5″33*63.5*
7-iron37″29*63*
6-iron37.5″26*62.5*
5-iron38″23*62.0*
4-iron38.5″29*61.5*

Are there big differences between Ping G430 & Titleist T350 irons?

Ping G430 irons vs Titleist T350 Irons

Cosmetics jump out at me. Whereas I think the G430s are frankly…ugly, I love the design of the T350s.
Performance is similar, but there are some differences.

Looks

G430s (C) – I’m on record. Not a fan. They were onto something with the G425s.

T350s (A)As good as it gets in this iron category. Sleek and minimal design which Titleist is famous for. Large, but not cartoonish heads that look great at address.

Winner – T350s

Sound/Feel

G430 (A) Solid & softish. Decent feedback too.

T350s (B) Sound and feel “clicky”, but never harsh. Feedback is muted. (which I expect)

Winner – G430s

Playability/Ball Flight/Accuracy

G430s (A) They default to high and straight. But, you can shape them if that’s part of your game. I was also able to fly them down and take off distance when needed.

T350s (A) Again, high and straight is their stock shot. But, I played my baby draw and even threw in a couple of baby fades. You can take off distance and knock them down if you need to also.

Winner – Draw

Forgiveness

G430 (A) They made up for all but my worst swings.

T350 (A) They made up for all but my worst swings.

Winner – Draw

Distance

G430 (A) Yep, exactly what you’d expect by VERY jacked lofts. A lot of help when you miss the sweet spot too.

T350s (A+) Same with the T350s. I think I got a little more distance from mishits.

Winner – T350s

Value

G430s (B) ~$157/club – High, but not terrible for game improvement irons.

T350 (C)  ~$200 club. Really high-end of the market. But, pretty much standard for Titleist irons.

Winner – G430s

Final Verdict on the PING G430 irons vs Titleist T350 irons Comparison

I prefer the Titleist T350s because they look better…a lot better to me. I also think they’re slightly longer on mishits.

Don’t own either set, but you’re in the market?
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My #1 suggestion is to test both sets before you buy. Either at your local golf store or take advantage of Global Golf’s Utry trial program. I use it and recommend it. 

Thanks for checking out my comparison of the Ping G430 irons vs Titleist T350 irons

Editor's Pick
Recommended
5.0
4.7
~$200/club
~$157/club
Pros:
  • Launch the ball High & Straight
  • Forgiving & Long
  • Beautiful Clubs
  • Can shape & flight the ball
Pros:
  • Easy to hit & Elevate
  • High trajectory & Straight Ball Flight
  • Great distance & forgiveness
  • Can shape & flight the ball as well
Cons:
  • Pricey
Cons:
  • Looks, not the best
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Description:
Editor's Pick
5.0
~$200/club
Pros:
  • Launch the ball High & Straight
  • Forgiving & Long
  • Beautiful Clubs
  • Can shape & flight the ball
Cons:
  • Pricey
Description:
Recommended
4.7
~$157/club
Pros:
  • Easy to hit & Elevate
  • High trajectory & Straight Ball Flight
  • Great distance & forgiveness
  • Can shape & flight the ball as well
Cons:
  • Looks, not the best
Description: