In for review is the new G400 Max diver from PING, and its a club that has already generated a lot of opinions and discussion not just on THP, but elsewhere as well. I fully acknowledge that we do have a thread already, but much of it was discussion about what the club would be, so it makes sense to me to have a clean slate, and I truly encourage others to jump in here with their thoughts as I know many THP'ers have hit it, and some have already bought it. .
For me, this is exciting as the standard G400 took my golf bag by storm this fall and has been pretty entrenched there. Much of that was the 440cc head, but also the amount of forgiveness PING managed in that design, so to see/hear from them that they have amplified that by producing a 460cc G400 is super intriguing to me, and why I hoped THP would be jumping in on a review of the Max since we didn't on the standard G400. There is a story here, and we golfers love stories, and I love breaking down those stories.
Information from PING on the G400 Max Driver:
Introducing a great fit for players looking to add distance through unprecedented stability and forgiveness. Longer, straighter drives result from the highest total MOI ever in a PING driver, the function of extreme tungsten weighting and a higher-density backweight in the multi-material 460cc design.
Larger Profile - This illustration shows how the deeper profile compares to the G400 standard driver, the 460cc head featuring Dragonfly Technology to thin the crown and position the CG low for maximizing MOI. The textured crown and infinity edge form a pleasing address view.
Satisfying Sound - Research and computer simulation coupled with music theory inspired PING engineers to patent a rib architecture that fine-tuned the frequencies to produce a deeper, more muted sound while also enhancing feel.
MOI to the Max - Keeping the forged face thin creates more discretionary weight. This allows for considerable tungsten weighting and a higher-density back weight to achieve a combined MOI over 9,900 and the deepest CG ever, producing the tightest dispersion in golf.
Forged to Flex - The thin T9S+ forged face flexes more to ramp up ball speed for generating consistently long, straight drives. Also, the face is textured to increase friction for reducing spin, and a new face pattern forms a captured look with the ball.
Fast Shape - The G400 Max sports a sleek, highly aerodynamic speed-inducing shape. The domed crown combines with bolder turbulators to reduce drag and generate significant clubhead speed and ball velocity for ensuring distance with stability.
LOFT ADJUSTABILITY LENGTH LIE HEAD WEIGHT HEAD SIZE SWING WEIGHT 9.0° ±1° 45 3/4" 58.0° 206.0g 460cc D3 10.5° ±1° 45 3/4" 58.0° 206.0g 460cc D3
Shaft Options - PING Alta CB55, PING Tour 65, PING Tour 75, Alta Distanza 40g, Aldila X-Torsion Copper, Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Dual-Core TiNi, ProjectX HZRDUS Yellow