Ping G425 Hybrid Review

Ping G425 Hybrid Review

By Paul Liberatore

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Time to read 4 min

Without question, one of 2021’s most popular hybrids was the Ping G425. Like most every club Ping makes, the G425 provides golfers high MOI for maximum forgiveness.


It’s also loaded with design and technology features that help golfers get the most out of their long clubs.

We’re going to take a deep dive into the G425 so buckle up.

Key Features

Facewrap and Spincistency deliver increased spin predictability.

Tungsten weight in the back of the club increases MOI and optimizes launch conditions.

Trajectory Tuning 2.0 makes for easy adjustability and customization.

The Ping G425 Hybrid is an excellent choice for any golfer that has trouble hitting their long and mid irons consistently.


Its expertly crafted design is forgiving and makes it easy to get the ball in the air from any lie.


The G425 is also ideal for players with slower swing speeds that have trouble hitting shots high enough to stop them on the green. Its low CG creates conditions for higher launch than almost all other hybrids on the market.


Unless you’re an elite iron player with a fast swing speed, there’s not much doubt that the G425 Hybrid can help your game. 


Design and Technology

The story of the Ping G425 Hybrid starts with the face. Facewrap design has maraging steel as the primary surface that wraps into the crown and sole. This seamless marriage increases flex for incredible ball speed on both solid shots and mishits.


In short, Facewrap means more distance. We aren’t done with talking about the G425 face quite yet. Spinsistency deviates from the bulge and roll traditionally found on hybrids. The most significant difference is on the bottom of the face where loft becomes less. When golfers hit thin shots, this Spinsistency reduces spin while increasing ball speed. In short, thin shots become much less penal than they have been in the past. 

Tungsten weighting has become all the rage in club design, and no one has taken advantage of it more than Ping. The G425 utilizes it in the sole to increase MOI and therefore forgiveness.


On the top of the G425, you’ll notice improved aesthetics too. Three dots across the center of the crown clearly mark the sweet spot and aid in alignment.


Lastly, the G425 is arguably the most adjustable hybrid to date. Trajectory Tuning 2.0 features a lightweight hosel that allows players to adjust both loft and lie. Fitting and customization are easy.

PROS

  • Additional offset helps slicers keep the ball online.
  • Tungsten weighting increases MOI and stability through impact.
  • Tungsten weighting increases MOI and stability through impact.

CONS

  • Severe offset may not be preferable for players that hit a draw.
  • Price point remains high compared to other hybrids from 2021.
  • Availability can be an obstacle due to high demand.

Our Experience

When hybrids first made their mark on the game some 20 years ago, I was a huge fan. They were versatile and so much easier to hit than long irons.


For one reason or another, I’ve had a harder time hitting them consistently in recent years. I have a tendency to hit them left, even when I catch them solid.


Such wasn’t the case with the G425s, however. After making some minor adjustments to the orientation, my confidence went through the roof with these clubs.


I found them to be much more forgiving than other hybrids, and their high launch proved to be a huge advantage in helping me stop them on the green.

Even though the G425s are a couple years old, they’re still some of the best hybrids available in my opinion.

Frequently Asked Questions

What technologies does the PING G425 Hybrid use?

The PING G425 Hybrid combines Facewrap and Spinsistency technologies to deliver greater distance and spin predictability.

How do I get fit for the right shaft?

It's recommended to get fit for the shaft that allows you to play your best golf, whether that's a softer, lighter shaft with higher launch or a heavier, stiffer shaft with lower trajectory. A PING Certified Club Fitter can help find the shaft that brings consistency to your game.

What grip options are offered?

PING offers a variety of grip sizes and styles to fit different hand sizes and texture preferences. Smaller diameter grips can help control fades and slices, while larger grips can help control draws and hooks. The Golf Pride Tour Velvet and Tour Velvet Cord are available.

Is the Arccos Caddie Smart Grip an option?

Yes, the Arccos Caddie Smart Grip, available exclusively in the Golf Pride Lite 360 Tour Velvet, can be selected on G425 hybrids. It automatically records and analyzes every shot when paired with the Arccos Caddie app.

Is the G425 Hybrid available for custom orders?

Yes, the PING G425 Hybrid is available for custom orders through retailers like Customclubs.eu.

Conclusion

If you’ve read our other reviews about Ping equipment, you know that we have no problem singing the company’s praises here at Golfer’s Authority. For years, there clubs have more than lived up to lofty expectations.


The Ping G425 Hybrids are no exception. They’re technologically ahead of their time, and remain more than relevant today.


If you’re looking for better, more consistent performance out of you long clubs, don’t overlook the Ping G425s. Chances are you’ll start shooting lower scores and having more fun. 

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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