PING G410 Hybrid Review

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The PING G410 hybrid is the first PING hybrid with an adjustable hosel.  Incredible consistency and surprising distance.

Introduction

Improvements in hybrids are often impossible to see.  OEMs may move some weight or use a new material, but the clubs look largely unchanged.  With the G410 hybrid, PING is making at least one of the upgrades very obvious: the hosel is now adjustable.  This is a first for PING and could be an exciting improvement for those seeking more precision in their long game.

Looks

To my eye, the G400 hybrid was a knockout, so I’m pleased to see that PING didn’t change too much visually.  The matte black crown has no alignment aids except the Turbulators.  The combination of the painted grooves and Turbulators frame the ball perfectly, giving me confidence in my set up.  In the standard hosel setting, this club sits perfectly square.

The G410 hybrid has a larger head than the G400 so that it will be more forgiving.  I’ll get to the performance later, but I can tell you now that the aesthetic difference is minor.  The G410 hybrid is average or slightly above average in size for a modern hybrid.

Sound & Feel

As much as I like the look of the G410 hybrid, I may like the sound and feel even more.  It’s quiet, solid, with a very modest “tink” to give you the sense that the ball is going for a long ride.  If every hybrid sounded like this, I’d be very happy.

Feedback is good through the hands, modest in terms of sound.  If you really miss one, the sound changes a bit, but you’ll mainly notice your misses through feel.

Performance

There are plenty of interesting technology talking points in the new G410 hybrid.  PING has textured the face to reduce spin, reshaped the Turbulators for improved aerodynamics, and used a thinner maraging steel face to create more ball speed.  There’s also the headline feature: the ability to adjust the loft up or down 1.5 degrees, a first for a PING hybrid.

Despite all these cool tidbits, the story for me is really simple: this hybrid is unbelievably consistent.  Thanks to a bigger head and a tungsten back weight, the MOI of the G410 is 6.5% higher than the G400.  What that translated to for me was shot after shot carrying nearly the exact same distance.

Knowing that PING targeted a higher MOI, the forgiveness did not surprise me.  What did was the ball speed and distance.  On my best swings, I was seeing ball speed that rivals many 3Ws.  Paired with a strong, mid/high launch and mid spin, the ball flight was absolutely perfect to my eye.

Conclusion

The PING G410 hybrid pulls together an array of performance characteristics that is uncommon, maybe unprecedented.  It combines tremendous forgiveness with great distance and a strong ball flight.  Many hybrids will give you one or two of those, but rarely can you get all three in a club that also looks and feels this good.

PING G410 Hybrid Price and Specs

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Matt Saternus

Co-Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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18 Comments

  1. matt,
    when will you review the driver (410 plus)?
    Guy

  2. Between the PingG 410 and the CBX119 that you recently evaluated, would you have a preference? What shaft did you use in the Ping G410? Another excellent review.

    • Matt Saternus

      Jim,

      I could very easily have both in my bag. The CBX119 is a distance machine, the PING is the high water mark for consistency. I may bag the CBX119 as my 3W replacement and the G410 instead of a 3I/4I.
      The PING I tested had the Tensei Blue shaft.

      Best,

      Matt

  3. Scott Richards

    Hi Matt,

    I appreciate the review and am going to get a G410 hybrid today. If I hit my 4 iron 170-175 and my 3 wood 210-220, should I get a 3 & 4 hybrid or only the 3?

    Thanks,

    Scott

    • Matt Saternus

      Scott,

      Do you want to replace your 4I? I would go to the store with my 4I, 3W, and then hit the hybrids also and figure out what works in terms of slotting in or replacing the clubs I want to replace.

      Best,

      Matt

  4. Dave Hammond

    As always, very nice review Matt. That said, will you be reviewing the G410 fairway woods anytime soon. Cheers,

    Dave

  5. Did you try the flat setting? Would like to know your thoughts on how that might help

    • Matt Saternus

      Patrick,

      I got a great shot pattern from the standard setting, so I didn’t delve into the flat setting. In theory, the flat settings should help a player who is hooking the ball.

      Best,

      Matt

  6. Would you say you preferred the G410 or Cobra F9 hybrid more overall? Thanks.

    • Matt Saternus

      Ryan,

      It really depends how you’re going to use it. Subjectively, I have a slight preference for the PING because of my history and comfort with the brand, but I’d have no problem bagging the F9 in the right situation.

      Best,

      Matt

  7. Rick Talley

    Matt, I have the Ping g400 hybrids with the Alta 70 shaft. Is the g410 longer than the G400, and besides the color, is the Alta 70 shaft the same? Worth upgrading?

    • Matt Saternus

      Rick,

      The biggest difference is the adjustability. If you don’t need that, and the G400 is forgiving enough for you, I don’t think upgrading is necessary.

      Best,

      Matt

  8. Nice review. I was just at Ping last week for a fitting. I was really interested in comparing the 410 hybrid vs crossover. I ended up liking the hybrid better. More forgiving than the crossover so no reason for me to get the crossover. Both clubs hit the same distance and trajectory it seemed, the hybrid felt more solid on mishits. I also was hitting the Tensei Blue.

  9. Gary Block

    Hi Matt!
    Question, If I want to change the loft on a 19 degree #3 hybrid, to a 18 degree, for a little better distance and better gaping with my other equipment, do you use the small – adjustment? Is that right?

  10. Gary Barros

    Thanks for getting me on your list.I really enjoy it.

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