Can the PING G430 MAX 10K driver outperform the TaylorMade Qi10 Max driver?

By: January 16, 2024

Just yesterday, I wrote about the new TaylorMade Qi10 driver that TaylorMade Golf set a record by achieving an MOI of 10,000 g-cm² (10K). This is pretty amazing if you ask me!

Guess what I found this morning! The PING G430 MAX 10K driver has a combined MOI that exceeds 10,000 g-cm² too!!

PING says that thanks to the fixed tungsten backweight in the multi-material 460cc head, they were able to achieve the above-mentioned MOI record.

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The record-size MOI drives mass down and back to increase forgiveness and optimize the center of gravity position, lowering spin and ensuring ball-speed preservation across the clubface for added distance.

The heavier backweight (28g) is in part achieved by weight savings of 5g from the Carbonfly Wrap crown (13g installed) to create a powerful combination of accuracy and distance to meet the performance needs of all golfers.

PING’s biggest head profile to date maximizes the USGA-allowable heel-toe and front-back dimensions to extend the perimeter weighting, adding to the forgiveness while staying within the 460cc volume limit. 

PING engineers advanced the face technology of the G430 driver family by thinning the forged T9S+ titanium face of the PING G430 MAX 10K.

The shallow face height and variable face thickness (VFT) are optimized for more flexing to ensure faster ball speeds.

PING G430 MAX 10K driver technology_Exploding Crown

PING G430 MAX 10K driver – specifications

  • Head volume: 460cc
  • Head weight: 206g
  • Lofts:  9.0°, 10.5°, 12.0°(adjustable +- 1.5°)
  • Swingweight: D3
  • Std. length: 45 3/4″ (Alta CB Black 55); 45 1/4″ (PING Tour 2.0 Chrome/Black and optional stock); 46” (Alta Quick 35/45 for HL build)
  • Stock shafts: PING Alta CB (counter-balanced) Black 55 (SR, R, S), PING Alta Quick 35/45 (HL build only)
  • Optional stock shafts: PING Tour 2.0 Chrome 65 (R, S, X), PING Tour 2.0 Black 65 (S, X)Mitsubishi Kai’Li White 60 (S, X), PRJX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 50 (5.5, 6.0), PRJX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 60 (5.5, 6.0, 6.5)
  • Stock grip: Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet in six sizes (Blue -1/16”, Red -1/32”, Aqua -1/64”, White-Std, Gold +1/32”, Orange +1/16”)
  • Stock grip HL: Lamkin UTx Lite (Aqua -1/64”, White-Std, Gold +1/32”)
  • RRP: G430 MAX 10K = €725 each

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