For the last few years Ping’s G line is known as one of the best overall game improvement irons in the game. Since the original Ping G, the iron has been slightly modified into an overall easier to hit, feel and better performing club.
The new Ping G410 iron continues the tradition of improving the look, enhancing the sweet spot and creating a more forgiving iron. Ping boasts the irons produce faster ball speeds and higher peak heights for shots ability to stop quicker on greens. Finally, Ping improved the sound and feel for one of the hottest new irons of the season.
Ping offers plenty of technology in their easy to hit G410 irons beginning with a Larger Flexing Zone. Ultimately, this creates faster ball speed, more distance and higher flight for a steeper descending angle into the green. Ping designed the G410 irons with a shorter blade length and 10% less offset than the previous G400 iron.
Visually, the G410 is more appealing and offers more forgiveness than any iron equal in size. Toe and Hosel weighting positions more weight on the perimeter for an 8% increase in MOI and more forgiveness. COR-Eye Technology helps the ball jump off the face faster and launch higher. Ping’s Hybropearl 2.0 finish is designed for smoother transition through turf and better contact. Lastly, the Co-Molded Cavity Badge dampens vibrations for improved sound and feel at impact.
Ping G410 irons are available in 20.5* 4-iron through 58* Lob Wedge. Ping offers the Power Spec loft ranging in 19* 4-iron through 47.5* UW, 52.5* SW, however, G410 does not offer the Reto Spec option. The 7-iron loft measures 30*, 37” long and standard 62* lie angle. Swing weight measures D0 in 4-iron through 9-iron and D2 in PW and UW, D3 in SW and D4 LW.
Ping offers several stock shafts including Ping AWT, Dynamic Gold, Dynamic Gold 105, Dynamic Gold 120, KBS Tour, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 105, True Temper XP 95 and Project X LZ. All shafts provide different weights and alter ball flight. The stock graphite option is high launch, light weight Ping Alta CB Red ranging from 65-82 grams.
G410 stock grip options include Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 or Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 Cord.
G410 has a solid appearance with grey finish and black and red color scheme. The classic finish has a traditional contrast with white paint fill on the bottom groove line.
G410 has an attractive medium size top line and larger sole. Ping positioned a weight low and on the toe similar to other irons like i500 and G700. Flipping the club over you notice the undercut on the top and bottom where the Co-Molded Cavity Badge is inserted. Overall, the G410 iron looks plenty easy to hit.
I tested Ping G410 irons with the stock Dynamic Gold 105 stiff shaft, standard length, lie angle and Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 Grip. All testing uses TaylorMade TP5 golf ball and Foresight GC2-HMT to reduce additional variables. All Ping irons were tested with DG 105 for more accurate measurements against other Ping models.
G410 irons are a very consistent performer and stack up well against many other Ping and competitor options. Impact makes a soft and dull sound on good shots and off-center strikes. The fastest ball speed reached 117.5 mph while the average was 113.1 mph. G410 launched with an average 19.6* and low average backspin of 4453 rpm. Ball flight was the typical slight draw while a few shots failed to turn over and hung out to the right, ideal for the higher handicap players trying to reduce big slices and hooks.
G410 provides a consistent carry distance, average shot traveled 165.9 yards while the longest went 175.1. The majority of shots, including good strikes, thin shots and toe hits still managed to group within a 9 yard carry distance range.
Incidentally, G410 provided lower spin than i210 and i500, longer carry distance than i210 and shorter than i500. G410 is very easy to hit, yet my personal testing results were slightly less accurate than both i500 and i210.
Bargain Deal – Better Value Alternative
Looking for that deal in your next set? Little known fact, Ping always keeps the previous model in the line at a reduced price. If you want to skip the latest and greatest check out the previous G400 model for a similar look, feel and performance at a fraction of the price. G400 irons are available for less than $70 per club with steel shaft.
If you want to save even more, consider the the Ping G iron set, which can be picked up in used condition for around $350. It’s an older model, but is just as long and forgiving as the G410 irons.
Ping’s goal of the G410 is decrease the size for a more appealing appearance while increasing ball speed and forgiveness. G410 irons are priced at a competitive rate of $112.50 per iron in steel and $900 for a set of eight irons while graphite is slightly more at $125 per iron and $1000 for a set of eight irons. Ping holds a tradition of fantastic player development irons and G410 should easily meet expectations.