Ping G430 MAX 10K Driver

by | Jan 10, 2024 | Pro Shop

Ping Powers Ahead with G430 Driver

Ping Golf says its new G430 MAX 10K drive is its highest MOI, most forgiving, and straightest driver to date. That’s a bold statement from the company that brings consistently forgiving and innovative drivers to the marketplace.

The G430 MAX 10K driver ($650) is now available for custom fittings and pre-order at authorized Ping golf shops worldwide beginning today.

G430 MAX 10K

It’s called MAX 10K because it eclipses the 10,000 g-cm² combined MOI threshold, setting a record and making it PING’s straightest and most forgiving driver ever.

“Our new G430 MAX 10K joins the G430 driver family and earns the distinction of being the most forgiving driver we’ve ever engineered,” said John K. Solheim, Ping CEO/President. “The ‘10K’ in the name refers to its record-setting combined MOI that exceeds 10,000 g-cm². It’s a great addition to our G430 driver line, giving golfers another custom-fitting option loaded with innovations. It has many of the proven performances of the G430 MAX driver but differs in several ways from a design standpoint, including a fixed backweight, larger head profile, and a Carbonfly Wrap crown – each contributing to the new level of forgiveness.”

“Watching people hit the G430 MAX 10K has been a lot of fun. Everyone comments on how straight it is, which ultimately leads to more distance for the golfer. It fits a wide range of golfers, from players who rely heavily on forgiveness for more distance and accuracy off the tee all the way to tour pros, who are seeing lower spin and increased ball speed as the result of swinging more aggressively, knowing the forgiveness will help them find more fairways.

The fixed tungsten backweight in the multi-material 460cc head contributes to the record-setting MOI, Solheim said, as it 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 partly 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. The larger, confidence-inspiring head helps square the golfer to the target and produces a less muted and slightly louder sound than the G430 MAX to give golfers a sense of even more powerful, satisfying tee shots.

Solheim said Ping engineers advanced the face technology of the G430 driver family by thinning the forged T9S+ titanium face of the G430 MAX 10K. The shallow face height and variable face thickness (VFT) are optimized for more flexing to ensure faster ball speeds. Spinsistency, a variable face curvature innovation, delivers consistent spin across the entire face, helping preserve ball speed on mis-hits for more distance and accuracy.

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