Ping G425 vs Srixon ZX5 Driver Review Vs Alternatives

There have been a lot of advancements in driver technology over the last decade. So today, we wanted to compare a couple of drivers that definitely fit into the proverbial “not your daddy’s driver” category.

We tested a couple of the most exciting drivers on the market today that still promise a good amount of forgiveness for all types of players. Did they live up to their promises? Take a look at what we found.



The Ping G425 family of drivers features the Ping G425 Max, the G425 LST and the G425 SFT. The selling point here is that the golfer can essentially choose what they want to emphasize from the tee – i.e. straighter shots, high moment of inertia, etc.).

The Srixon ZX family of drivers are all about providing more ball speed from the tee and maximizing forgiveness. It consists of the ZX5 and the ZX7.


Quick Comparison Chart


Srixon ZX5

Ping G425

Adjustable weighting?




9.5 or 10.5

9.0 10.5 or 12

Key Tech

Rebound frame

Super high MOI


D2 Swing Weight

D3 Swing Weight




Overall Rating




Ping G425 Key Features

There are various Tungsten weights that you can get for the Ping G425 and they really push the boundaries of high MOI. You can place the weight precisely depending on if you want to address draw or fade or of you want a neutral shot.

The G425 features a forged face which increases the overall flex for considerable ball speed off the tee. But perhaps the coolest thing about this driver is that it comes standard with Arccos Caddie Smart Grips.


Srixon ZX5

By far, best thing about the Srixon ZX5 is the rebound frame. The Rebound Frame design offers an insane amount of flex at point of impact so you get incredibly fast ball speeds and none of the energy from the club head is wasted.

In fact, the energy is enhanced. The Rebound Frame acts like a spring within a spring; allowing the face to flex higher up in the crown as well as at the face.


Comparing Each Family

The Srixon ZX Family


The Srixon ZX5 is certainly the more forgiving driver of the two drivers in the ZX family.

It also launches higher. The ZX7 on the other hand was built for more advanced players who can effectively take advantage of movable weights that adjust draw and bias.


The Ping G425 Family

The Ping G425 MAX is all about a high moment of inertia. In fact the weighting gives the MAX a total MOI of 10,000.

The LST is for anyone that wants lower spin off the tee and the SFT is for people who are having trouble with slices.


Srixon ZX5 Driver Options


The Srixon ZX5 comes stock with your choice of 2 shafts. They are both graphite shafts. The first is a Project X Evenflow Riptide 50/60. And you get your choice of regular, senior or extra stiff with this shaft.

The second is a project X Hzrdus Smoke Black 60 which also comes in regular, senior or extra stiff flex. The grips that the Srixon ZX5 comes with are Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360’s.


Ping G425 Driver Options

For the Ping G425, you get a number of shaft options. You can get a graphite Ping Alta CB 55 Slate shaft in either soft regular, regular, stiff or extra stiff flex. Then there is the Ping Tour 65 shaft which comes in regular, stiff or extra stiff flex.

You can also get the G425 in Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70 shafts. The flexes available for this shaft are regular, stiff and extra stiff. And of course the Ping G425 come standard with Arccos Smart Caddie grips.


Comparison The Drivers

With it’s higher overall ball speed, the Srixon ZX5 are definitely more for people looking to get farther down the fairway. But for people who want more feel and spin control, the Ping G425 driver would be a better fit.

Performance wise, the Ping G425 driver was overall more forgiving. The sweet spot is expanded thanks to the high MOI. But as far as distance goes, we were getting slightly higher repeatable distances from the Srixon ZX5.

And of course, you are going to spend on average about $50 more on a Srixon ZX5 driver than the Ping G425.




Srixon ZX5 Pros & Cons


  • High rebound frame
  • Lightweight
  • High launch
  • Good carry distance
  • It sounds great
  • High-performance driver



  • More expensive
  • Not as many shaft options
  • Standard grips
  • Not as forgiving


Overall Score: 94/100

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Ping G425 Pros & Cons


  • More forgiving of the 2 drivers
  • Maximum weight adjustability
  • More loft options
  • More shaft and flex options
  • Arccos smart grips come standard
  • More drivers in the family



  • Higher swing weight
  • Arccos smart grips lose connection often
  • It doesn’t play quite as long as the Srixon ZX5
  • The head shape feels a bit awkward


Overall Score: 96/100

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Other Considerations


Taylormade Sim2

The Sim2 drivers combine advanced features like forged aluminum rings with striking, high-end design.

Overall Score: 96/100

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Callaway Big Bertha B21

The low and forward precision weighting of the Big Bertha B21 helps your drives fly straighter as it reduces spin. This club was designed for higher, straighter drives, excellent for high handicappers.

Overall Score: 94/100

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Cobra RadSpeed

The carbon fiber crown of this Cobra driver keeps the weight down so it feels easy to swing but still produces good head speed.

Overall Score: 96/100

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Which is Better?

This was a tough one because while both of these clubs have advanced features, they produced different results in terms of distance and forgiveness. So it’s a tie. Unsatisfying we know but allow us to break it down like this.

If you want a more forgiving driver that costs a bit less, go with the Ping G425, it really is an excellent driver. But if maximum distance is your goal – price be damned – then go with the Srixon ZX5. Overall, both deserve your attention so check them out soon.