Ping G430 Hybrid Review

By , Today's Golfer Equipment Editor
  • At a glance

  • TG Rating 4 out of 5
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  • Pros
    • There are lots of loft options so you can replace everything down to a 7-iron with hybrids.
    • Our test data has the G430 down as a fast and powerful hybrid option.
    • An adjustable hosel allows individuals to set the G430 hybrid up to accurately fill distance gaps.
  • Cons
    • There's only one Ping G430 hybrid. Other brands offer two or three models to suit different types of players.
  • RRP £325.00

What we say...

Distance, forgiveness, adjustability – the Ping G430 offers everything you could want from a hybrid golf club.

Ping have long been known for creating some of the best hybrid golf clubs available, with their G range being easy to hit and very forgiving.

Ping G430 hybrid

“The popularity of our hybrids continues to grow,” says John K. Solheim, PING CEO & President. “They’ve quietly become one of our most successful categories. They’ve earned a reputation as easy-to-hit, reliable gapping solutions to mid and long irons known mainly for their forgiveness. With the added distance golfers will now enjoy from the G430 hybrids, it’s one more reason to get fit for a PING hybrid.”

The G430 hybrid, launched alongside Ping’s G430 drivers, fairway woods, and a G430 iron, promises significant gains over its predecessor.

“The combined distance gains throughout the entire G430 family are like nothing we’ve seen from one generation of clubs to the next,” says Solheim. “Our approach with G430 has been to find more speed and deliver it in a way that contributes to lower scores and more enjoyment on the course.”

A graphic showing the gains that golfers can expect from the Ping G430 family

But there’s more to the G430 hybrid than just distance.

Carbonfly wrap

The new G430 hybrids are loaded with innovations like Carbonfly Wrap, Ping’s newest technology.

The Carbonfly Wrap saves eight grams of weight (compared to a steel crown) which is allocated to lower the CG for increasing ball speed while providing a pleasing sound.

Ping G430 hybrid

Using Facewrap technology, the thin, high-strength maraging-steel face wraps into the sole and crown of the stainless-steel body to increase flexing, contributing to higher ball speeds.

Spinsistency’s variable roll radius creates less loft low on the face to improve performance on thin shots by reducing spin and increasing ball speed for added distance.

A tungsten backweight extends the perimeter weighting to ensure forgiveness.

Ping G430 hybrid

A whole loft of options

With six different lofts available (2H/17°, 3H/19°, 4H/22°, 5H/26°, 6H/30°, 7/34°), the Ping G430 hybrids are an option for golfers who just want one hybrid in the bag, right through to those wanting to replace their long and mid-irons with an array of hybrids.

The hosels are adjustable for loft (up to 1.5° up or down) and lie (up to 3° flatter than standard) which means you really can dial them in to fill the distance gaps you want covered. The best way to do this is with a professional custom fitting.

Video: How does the Ping G430 compare to other leading 2024 hybrids?

At a glance: Ping G430 hybrid

RRP: $325 / £295 | VIEW OFFER

Released: January 2023

Lofts: 2H (17°) / 3H (19°) / 4H (22°) / 5H (26°) / 6H (30°) 7H (34°)

Stock shafts: PING ALTA CB Black 70 (SR, R, S), PING ALTA Quick 35/45 (HL build only)

Optional stock shafts: PING Tour 2.0 Chrome 85 (R, S, X), Mitsubishi Kai’Li White 80 (S, X), PRJX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 70 (5.5), PRJX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 80 (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”)

The Ping G430 Hybrid from the toe, sole and sat at address

Verdict: Ping G430 Hybrid

Ping is just about the only brand who’ve stuck to their guns and always insisted on putting adjustable hosels in their hybrids, their decision offers additional flexibility and versatility when dialing in hybrids to suit your own game. Ping refers to their hybrids as ‘Gap Fillers’ and their adjustable hosel with +/- 1.5 deg of loft flexibility helps golfers get the exact set-up to cover off good distance gaps, which isn’t an option with fixed hosel models.

Apart from the really attractive and friendly mid-width head shape I also like how golfers get six different shaft options, which means this model can suit a very wide audience of different player types.

The G430 was an award winner here at TG in 2023, but thanks to a near £300 price tag it didn’t quite force its way into the frame for a ‘Best of 2024’ award this time around.

As far as data goes this lovely-shaped hybrid produced a ball speed and carry distance above our test average, with a slightly wider dispersion than the majority. In my book that says if you need help dialing in hybrids to a specific purpose in 2024, the adjustable G430 can absolutely help you out.      

Data comparison: How does the Ping G430 compare to leading competitor hybrids in 2024?

HybridLoftBall SpeedLaunch AngleBackspinHeightDescent AngleCarry DistanceCarry Distance Drop OffShot Area
TaylorMade Qi1019°143.2 MPH11.5°2669 RPM27 YDS35.5°234 YDS (1)14 YDS949.2 SQ YDS
Callaway Ai Smoke HL21°144.4 MPH (1)10.8°3283 RPM29 YDS38.3°231 YDS (2)14 YDS645.4 SQ YDS
Cobra Darkspeed19°141.8 MPH9.3°2651 RPM21 YDS31°226 YDS (3)18 YDS586.8 SQ YDS
TaylorMade Qi10 Tour19.5°142.9 MPH9.2°3125 RPM23 YDS34.1°225 YDS18 YDS801 SQ YDS
Callaway Ai Smoke21°142.2 MPH9.9°3270 RPM25 YDS35.9°225 YDS8 YDS (T2)156 SQ YDS (1)
Titleist TSR 120°143.8 MPH (3)10.2°3668 RPM28 YDS38.8°225 YDS21 YDS735 SQ YDS
Titleist TSR 221°142.6 MPH10.5°3359 RPM27 YDS37.4°225 YDS17 YDS759.9 SQ YDS
Ping G43019°142.4 MPH9.4°3295 RPM24 YDS35.1°224 YDS17 YDS554.2 SQ YDS
Titleist TSR 319°143.9 MPH (2)8.2°3378 RPM22 YDS33.1°223 YDS25 YDS387.5 SQ YDS
Cobra King Tec19°141.9 MPH10.3°3611 RPM27 YDS38°222 YDS21 YDS720.3 SQ YDS
PXG 0311 Black Ops22°139.8 MPH10.1°3313 RPM25 YDS35.7°220 YDS20 YDS380 SQ YDS
TaylorMade Qi10 Max20°140.7 MPH12°3782 RPM31 YDS41.2°220 YDS18 YDS480.6 SQ YDS
Cleveland Halo XL21°142 MPH10.6°4739 RPM30 YDS42°213 YDS13 YDS438.1 SQ YDS
PXG 0311 XF GEN622°138.7 MPH11.7°4016 RPM30 YDS41.1°213 YDS7 YDS (1)166.6 SQ YDS (2)
Wilson Dynapower22°139 MPH10.6°4164 RPM28 YDS39.8°211 YDS13 YDS341.9 SQ YDS
Inesis 50020°140.2 MPH10°4407 RPM27 YDS39.9°211 YDS12 YDS454.8 SQ YDS
MacGregor V Max21°132.8 MPH10.5°4587 RPM25 YDS38.9°196 YDS8 YDS (T2)200.8 SQ YDS (3)
Average141.3 MPH10.3°3607 RPM26.4 YDS37.4°220.2 YDS15.5 YDS515.2 SQ YDS

– Ping G425 Hybrid Review

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About the author

Simon Daddow

Simon Daddow – Today’s Golfer Equipment Editor

Simon Daddow is the Equipment Editor for Today’s Golfer. Having tested and played more than 10,000 clubs in his life, what he doesn’t know about golf clubs isn’t worth knowing.

He joined EMAP Active (now Bauer Media) as Equipment Editor in 2006 and has worked for both Today’s Golfer and Golf World. Working alongside our test pro Neil Wain, Simon has made the most reliable source for golf club testing.

Despite his youthful looks, Simon has played golf for more than 40 years and plays to a handicap of 10. A lack of club speed means he’s short off the tee, but very handy from 125 yards and in.

Simon’s job means he plays regularly around the world, and rates Kingsbarns as his favorite course. He uses a PXG 0311 GEN6 XF driverTaylorMade Stealth 2 HL (15º), Ping G400 (20.5º), PXG 0317 X Gen2 hybridPXG 0311 GEN6 P irons (6–PW), Cleveland CBX2 wedges (52°, 58°), Ping 21 Fetch putter and a TaylorMade Tour Response golf ball.

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Product Information

Ping G430 hybrid

RRP: $325 / £295 Released: January 2023

Lofts: 2H (17°) / 3H (19°) / 4H (22°) / 5H (26°) / 6H (30°) 7H (34°)

Stock shafts: PING ALTA CB Black 70 (SR, R, S), PING ALTA Quick 35/45 (HL build only)

Optional stock shafts: PING Tour 2.0 Chrome 85 (R, S, X), Mitsubishi Kai’Li White 80 (S, X), PRJX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 70 (5.5), PRJX HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 80 (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”)

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