The new Ping G400 driver is just another extension of the great performance of the G30 and G lineup. Taking a page from the G LS TEC, the head size of the new G400 is 440 cc, slightly smaller but offering more forgiveness due to the design and setting the CG more towards the back of the club. This will also add a little higher launch so make sure you take that into account in your fitting. Spin rates are theoretically 3-400 rpms less with the G400 than the G and we have seen that in our testing as well. Ball speeds are slightly higher due to a thinner, more responsive titanium face. We will report more on our testing with different swing speeds and attack angles. There are three models of the G400, the G400, G400 SFT and the G400 LST (low spin technology).
For some perspective, GolfWRX did a test on the G400 and their main tester was pretty enthusiastic about the results he achieved. Now Zach generates some pretty high club speed and great swing dynamics, so we will see how it works with our golfers. See the GolfWRX article here.
Again, the G400 is following the mantra of pretty much every manufacturer in the driver market…launch the ball higher with less spin so the ball carries farther and rolls out longer. Again, as we know the proper shaft for a given swing speed, tempo, transition, release, swing direction and attack angle makes all the difference in getting your performance optimized.