Ping G425 vs Callaway Epic Speed 21 Driver Review Vs Alternatives

If you have been putting off upgrading your driver, now may be the time to finally act. Some of the best tour-grade drivers are now being offered for affordable prices.

So in this review, we wanted to compare two of the best tour-grade drivers released in 2021 to help you decide which is best for your game.

In summary the G425 is a more forgiving upgrade to the G410. It is perfect for high, piercing and straight drives, consistently. The Epic Speed does what it says on the tin, fast club head and ball speeds with a ton of distance and still very forgiving and easy to hit.

The Ping G425

Ping continues to innovate with the G425 which features a pear-shaped head that helps fast sing speed players get maximum club head speed.

This driver felt really nice to swing. The forged face feels solid on impact and the adjustable weighting adapts to any swing bias.


The Callaway Epic Speed

The Callaway Epic Speed drivers all feature A.I. designed club heads.

This has helped forge drivers that suit the subtle nuances of a large range of players. We were amazed at how forgiving these drivers were on the range. You get incredible ball speed from seemingly every centimeter of the face.


Quick Comparison


Callaway Epic Speed

Ping G425

Adjustable weighting?




9, 10.5 and 12

9 and 10.5

Key Technology

Flash Face/A.I. design

Ti 8-1-1 ultra-thin crown


D2, D3, D4





Overall Rating




Ping G425 Key Features

The Ping G425 sports a smaller, more aerodynamic head that was built for ball speed.

It’s only 445cc but sports a super-thin crown so more weight can be placed inside the head in what Ping calls the “Internal Dragonfly” and in the rear weight.

The easy adjust hosel allows players to select from 8 positions including draw, neutral and fade. This is a great benefit for a broad range of players who are looking to get more accuracy from their drives.


Callaway Epic Speed Key Features

The Jailbreak technology is still alive and well in the Epic Speed driver.

But this time the internal framing is horizontally oriented to increase ball speed across the entire face. This driver would be a great benefit to anyone looking for effortless ball speed.

The Flash Face of the Epic Speed series pretty much flexes at every point. So even on off-center shots, you’re likely to drive it longer than you would with lesser clubs.


The Ping G425 Driver Family


The Ping G425 driver family consists of the G425 MAX and the G425 LST. Both drivers feature titanium forged faces and are available in loft degrees of 9, 10.5 and 12. But the MAX sports the higher MOI (roughly 10,000) thanks in part to the rear Tungsten weights.

And the MAX has an oversized, 460cc head while the LST model has 445cc head. Other than that, you get the same Internal Dragonfly and hosel adjustability with both models.


The Callaway Epic Driver Family

The Callaway Epic Speed driver family consists of the Epic Speed, the Epic Max and the Epic Max LS. All 3 models feature A.I. head design, Flash Face technology and Jailbreak internal framing. But the Epic Speed is the only one on the family without adjustable weighting.

On the other hand it’s the only one that features the Cyclone aerodynamic head design. The Epic Max comes with a 16 gram adjustable weight while the Epic Max LS comes with a 13 gram adjustable weight.


The G425 Vs the G410

The main difference between the Ping G425 and the G410 is that the latter features Ping’s Trajectory Tuning 2.0.

With this adjustment feature, you can achieve a wide array of loft and lie options. The G410 also has adjustable rear weights to customize your ball flight.

Both models feature forged faces, adjustable hosels, the internal Dragonfly framing and are available in 9, 10.5 and 12 degree loft version.

You can expect the G425 to be more forgiving and the G410 to be slightly longer.


The Epic Speed Vs The Epic Flash

As the name implies, the Callaway Epic Flash driver features the same Flash Face technology which essentially expands the sweet spot the breadth of the entire face. One difference is that the Epic Flash driver features T2C carbon material which is super-light.

This lighter material allows for more weight inside the head to increase MOI. Another big difference is that the Epic Flash features a sliding 16 gram adjustable rear weight to account for draw, fade or straight flight.


Ping G425 Shaft Options

  • Ping Alta CB Slate shaft
  • Aldila Rogue White shaft
  • Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange shaft
  • Regular, soft regular, stiff, extra stiff flex


Epic Speed Shaft Options

  • Project X Cypher 40 Graphite shaft
  • Project X HZRDUS Smoke iM10 50 Graphite shaft
  • Project X HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 Graphite shaft
  • Light, regular, stiff flex


Performance Comparison

Both of these drivers are very forgiving we were able to get ideal flight trajectory with the Ping G425 and we were hitting our shots straight consistently with a very low dispersion. That being said, the Epic Speed really delivered on it’s promise of distance and ball speed.


Price Comparison

You can typically get the Ping G425 for about $500 while the Callaway Epic Speed usually goes for $530.


Ping G425 Pros & Cons


  • Adjustable weighting
  • Fast head speed
  • Sounds great
  • Great value
  • Very accurate
  • Soft feel



  • Doesn’t play as long
  • Adjustments could be easier
  • Smart grips lose connection
  • Limited spin control


Overall Score: 96/100

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Epic Speed Pros & Cons


  • Plays longer
  • Very forgiving
  • Adjustable loft
  • Great launch
  • Good ball speed
  • Aerodynamic head shape



  • No adjustable weighting
  • More expensive
  • Limited shaft options
  • Limited flex options

Overall Score: 95/100

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Other New Drivers Worth Considering

Taylormade SIM2

A heavier club head allows for more feel and you get really consistent spin rates even on off-center shots.

This one is designed like a Grman sports car.

Overall Score: 95/100

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Cobra RadSpeed 

Featuring an oversized 460cc head, 28g’s of forward and 8g’s of rear weighting, this is an incredibly stable driver that delivers on distance and ball speed.

Overall Score: 96/100

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Callaway Big Bertha B21

The forward CG of this driver helps eliminate spin for straighter and longer drives.

This driver is the most forgiving option on the market.

Overall Score: 92/100

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Final Words

If you are looking for the best overall value, go with the Ping G425. It’s adjustable weighting will increase the accuracy of your drives and you will get more overall strategic use from this driver with it’s low dispersion rates.

But if you’re not concerned with accuracy and already have a pretty straight shot, the added distance of the Epic Speed driver will probably suit you best. But don’t take our word for it, test these drivers out for yourself today!