What we say...
Ping revealed the new G410 driver in January, but they held up their hands at the time admitting the low spin LST model had to go back to the drawing board.
Their engineers had discovered the prototype LST just wasn’t significantly better than the previous G400 LST driver. We applauded the decision at the time and now six months down the line it’s a move that’s sure to bear fruit with Ping fans. Ping now confirms the new G410 LST, which hits the shops in late May, lowers spin by 200-400rpm and raises MOI by 3% over the G400 LST, which by all accounts was a brilliant driver.
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The new LST has a 450cc head size (5cc smaller than the G410 Plus), and thanks to 16g of movable weight and the ability to dial in three CG positions (draw, neutral, fade) there’s 20 yards of shot correction on offer between the draw and fade settings. Ping says the LST has a rounder, pear-shaped profile and sits slightly open, so think very seriously before buying one without hitting it first.
Lofts: 9° / 10.5°
Stock shaft: Ping Tour 65 @45.25"
No upcharge aftermarket shafts: Ping Alta CB Red / Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60 - 70 / Even Flow Black 75
Adjustable hosel: Yes (+/- 1.5° loft)
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What Ping say about the G410 LST Driver
Ping announce the expansion of its G410 driver family with the release of the G410 LST, a high-MOI driver engineered to produce low, stable spin with the shot-shaping control provided by the company’s innovative movable-weight technology.
“With the tremendous success of the G410 Plus and SFT drivers introduced earlier this year, we’re pleased to add the highly anticipated G410 LST model to the line-up in time for the summer golf season,” said John K. Solheim, Ping President. “It took us a little longer than planned but that was only because our first iteration didn’t out-perform the G400 LST. We re-worked the design to meet our performance improvement standards and are excited to get the G410 LST driver into golfer’s hands.”
“The head size is slightly smaller than the Plus model and the CG is positioned to reduce spin several hundred rpms while still providing extremely high forgiveness,” Solheim added. “The combination of lower spin and more stability plus the ability to dial in the shot shape with our movable-weight technology greatly expands the types of golfers who can benefit from the technology of the G410 LST driver. As always, we encourage golfers to undergo a thorough custom fitting with a trained Ping Fitting Specialist to determine which G410 driver model best fits their game.”
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Low, stable spin
The G410 LST shares the movable-weight technology introduced in the G410 Plus model. The CG position is slightly forward of the G410 Plus in all three positions (Draw, Neutral, Fade), leading to spin reduction of approximately 200 to 400 rpm, depending on shaft choice and a golfer’s launch conditions. Each weight position shifts the CG location by 1/10" in each direction from neutral, influencing left or right shot direction approximately 10 yards (20 yards of correction between Draw and Fade settings).
“The addition of the movable-weight technology in our low-spin driver option allows us to fit a wider range of golfers,” said Solheim. “A perfect example is a high-swing-speed player who battles a miss to the right. In that case, the combination of placing the weight in the draw position and the lower spin greatly improves dispersion and leads to increased ball speed for more distance.”
Patented Dragonfly Technology on the inside creates an ultra-thin crown structure, saving weight, which is moved to the extreme boundary of the clubhead to increase the MOI by 3% (compared to the G400 LST) for added ball speed and forgiveness.
Fast and powerful shape
At 450cc, the G410 LST driver features a more rounded, pear-shaped design and combines with more efficient Turbulator Technology for advanced aerodynamics, leading to increased clubhead speed. Its “Tour Square” face sits slightly open and the score-line pattern frames the impact area to aid in alignment. The creased crown design provides a clean and powerful look at address.
Forged, T9S+ face
The unique forging and patented heat-treatment process of the T9S+ face powers a thinner, hotter impact area that is precision machined to elevate ball speed across the entire face for more flexing and faster ball speeds. The forged face and the internal geometry of the head are instrumental in producing the powerful feel and sound of the driver.
Trajectory Tuning 2.0
The patented lightweight and aerodynamic adjustable hosel expands from five to eight settings, offering loft (0, +1⁰, +1.5⁰, -1⁰, -1.5⁰) and lie adjustments (including up to 3⁰ flatter than standard) to optimize ball flight.
“The expansion of the loft options is a tremendous benefit for all golfers, and the flatter lie angles add another layer of opportunity for expert club fitters to really fine-tune a golfer’s driver,” said Solheim.
Multiple shaft options
Four high-performance shaft options are available at no upcharge and ensure a shaft-fitting solution to match the launch conditions of all golfers. The Ping Tour 65 & 75 (lower launch, low spin, stable feel) and the counter-balanced Ping Alta CB Red 55 (high-launching, lightweight) are developed in house by Ping engineers. For popular custom after-market options, golfers can choose the Project X EvenFlow Black 75 (low launch, low spin) and Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60 (mid launch angle, low spin).