Callaway Paradym Irons Vs Ping G430 Irons Comparison and Review 2023
“The Callaway Paradym and the Ping G430 irons are the latest releases from their respective brands.”
In the following comparison review, we will be telling you which irons we liked more and why.
However, before we go any further, it should be noted that the Callaway Paradym irons come in two versions: standard and Paradym X. The Paradym X irons are geared more towards higher handicap players. Compared to the standard Paradym irons, the Paradym X’s have longer blades and a steeper undercut cavity.
For the sake of this comparison review, we used the standard Callaway Paradym irons to test against the Ping G430’s. And while we certainly had a favorite, we must say that there is a lot to love about both of these iron sets. Let’s take a look at them.
Callaway Paradym Overview
“The Callaway Paradym irons have a very clean look both in the bag and at point of address.”
In fact, we would go as far as to say that the Callaway Paradym irons are the nicest-looking irons that Callaway has produced in a while. They certainly have a player’s profile and shape. They aren’t too big but the blade is deep enough that they are forgiving at the end of the day.
When you look down, you don’t get the sense that you are swinging with a butter knife; but they are compact enough to be workable. And it must be mentioned that the Callaway Paradym have forged 455 steel faces which adds to the premium aura of these irons.
They have a soft yet very sturdy feel at impact and are remarkably consistent. The hollow body design helps with distance while the face provides impressive accuracy and consistency.
Ping G430 Overview
“The Ping G430 irons have a forged-like feel which is impressive considering that these are cast irons.”
The MOI of these irons is also very impressive. There are tungsten weights in the shaft tip and the toe so your mis-hits are stabilized to some degree. The shape of the Ping G430 irons is similar to that of the Callaway Paradym irons. The blade length is kept short and the offset is minimal. In fact, the face profile of the G430 irons is shallower than the Callaway Paradym irons so these are certainly not for high handicap players.
The Ping G430 irons feel fast and look very clean at address. One of the most prominent features is the “PurFlex” rear badge which Ping claims offers 7 flex zones that allows the face to play hot and fast.
“The Callaway Paradym irons will definitely have more to offer mid handicappers while the Ping G430 irons will likely only be useful to mid and low handicappers.”
The Callaway Paradym irons yielded more distance for our mid handicap testers while the same group of testers struggled a bit with the Ping G430 irons. We also felt that the Callaway Paradym irons were more consistent – even when we missed the sweet spot.