PING G400 Fairway Woods/Hybrids: Distance in the Details
Distance is a factor in any major club manufacturer’s latest design. Consumers crave any extra yardage they can get on the course. How each company delivers this is unique. PING focuses on details like using new material, weight placement, and alignment aids in the PING G400 fairway woods and hybrids. These details, put together, produce PING’s fastest, most forgiving clubs to date.
Details of PING G400 Fairway Woods/Hybrids
Maraging Steel Face
The PING G400 fairway woods and hybrids combine the awesome forgiveness of the G30 with the extra distance of the PING G series. This all starts with PING’s Maraging Steel face. The face is made by combining a blend of cobalt and stainless steel. Using this strong alloy results in the face that’s extremely thin and flexible, flexing 30% more. That means your shots launch farther, higher and straighter thanks to faster ball speeds off the face.
A maraging steel face and a cascading sole allow the #G400 fairway woods to flex 35% more, providing +2 MPH ball speed. #CustomEngineered pic.twitter.com/BjZh24daZc
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Light Crown and Updated Sole Weight
The G400 fairway woods and hybrids also have PING’s thinnest crown, made of 17-4 Stainless Steel. This material optimizes CG location by saving weight. You’ll notice a change in the famous “turbulators” on the crown too. PING engineers raised them up to help you align the ball better. At address, the score lines on the face and the turbulators frame the ball extremely well, making set up a breeze. The new turbulators also cut down on drag, letting the club swing faster.
The sole weight is re-designed, utilizing a more dense material allowing it to be smaller and more compact. The redesign lets engineers move more weight around the outside of the head, increasing MOI and lowering CG.
Shaft and Looks
Topping off this technology is the stock Alta CB shaft, PING’s proprietary counter balance design. The shaft allows more mass to be placed in the head, increasing energy transfer at impact.
The G400 fairway woods and hybrids have a nice, compact appearance at address. The clubs also sit really close to the ground. Sitting low instills a great deal of confidence that the ball will get up in the air from most any lie.
Different Models of G400 Fairway Woods/Hybrids
PING offers the G400 fairway woods in 3 models. Besides the standard, there are the Stretch 3 and SFT models. This is the first time PING has offered these models in fairway woods.
Featuring a slightly larger head, slightly forward CG, and 13 degrees of loft, the G400 Stretch 3 wood is perfect for those looking for a little more distance or a replacement for a lower lofted driver.
The other model in the line is the G400 SFT. SFT (straight flight technology) features higher lofts, a lighter swing weight, and weight moved closer to the heel. As we explained with the G400 SFT driver, putting the weight there helps correct a fade or slice.
The G400 Hybrids are available from 2H to 6H with lofts ranging from 17-30 degrees.
The G400 fairway woods and hybrids offer options for you to put together the perfect combination when completing your set. Bottom line, these clubs are sure to raise a few eyebrows and help you play your best.
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