Ping G430 Vs Ping G410 Irons Review & Specs 2023

“The latest entry into the G family of irons from Ping promises more confidence and shot making ability for intermediate level players.”

But do they live up to these promises?

On paper, the new Ping G430 irons reminded us a lot of another set of Ping irons: the Ping G410’s. So we thought the G410’s would be the perfect control when we tested the Ping G430’s. Both iron sets attempt to pack adequate forgiveness features into a more compact head than you would regularly see in GI irons. Let’s find out which set is better overall.

Introduction to Ping G430 and G410 Irons

“The Ping G410 irons debuted in 2018 and like the Ping G430’s, they are cast, cavity back irons with an interesting cavity badge.”

The cavity back design of both iron sets guarantees a base level of forgiveness for high and mid handicappers. The cavity badge in both the sets are said to smooth out feel and push ball speeds.

And you would think that nearly 5 years of time between the release of each of these iron sets would do a lot to separate them in terms of features; but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

One of the most notable differences that Ping made to the Ping G430 irons is that they jacked up the loft. We’ll give you a loft comparison table later in the review but for now, be aware that the 9-iron of the Ping G430 set is 37° while the same club in the G410 set is 39.5°.

Key Selling Points of the Ping G430 Iron Set

  • A cavity badge with 7 “flex” zones that allows the face to flexmore freely
  • 17-4 hyper stainless steel for the face
  • Perimeter tungsten weights in the toe and shaft tip
  • The face has been molded using a special heat-treatment
  • Hydropearl finish that allows for more accuracy and control in wet conditions

Overall Score: 96/100

PING G430 Irons

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Key Selling Points of the Ping G410 Iron Set

  • A compact blade length that looks more pleasing at point of address
  • A hinging face that allows for more flex to generate ball speed
  • Perimeter weighting in the toe and shaft tip
  • A co-molded cavity badge made of aluminum and elastomer to smooth out harsh vibrations
  • Hydropearl finish for better control in wet conditions

Overall Score: 94/100

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Loft Comparison Table

“As we have mentioned, the Ping G430 irons have a stronger loft profile than the G410’s.”

And while you may think that the stronger loft means lower launch, the launch angles we were getting from  the Ping G430’s was similar to what we were getting from the G410’s. At least, our better testers were able to work the ball higher with the Ping G430 irons if they needed to – which is definitely a good thing. Take a look at the following loft comparison chart:

Club Ping G430 Ping G410
4 iron 19° 20.5°
5 iron 22° 23.5°
6 iron 22.5° 26.5°
7 iron 29° 30°
8 iron 33° 34.5°
9 iron 37° 39.5°

What Options Do You Get With the Sets? – Shafts & Flex 

Ping G430

“The Ping G430 irons have a wealth of custom shaft options like True Temper Dynamic gold steel shafts.”

There is also a nice Ping Alta CB Black graphite shaft for players with slower swing speeds and more deliberate tempo. This shaft is offered in soft regular, regular and stiff flex. You can also choose KBS Tour steel shafts in regular, stiff and extra stiff flex.

Ping G410

“For your graphite option, you can choose the Ping Alta CB Red in soft regular, regular and stiff flex.”

There are a wealth of steel shaft options including True Temper Dynamic Gold, Ping AWT 2.0, KBS Tour, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 105, Project X LS and True Temper Elevate MPH 95. The flex for the steel shaft options run from regular to extra stiff.

Who is Best Suited to Each Set?

“The Ping G430 irons did seem to generate more ball speed on average than the Ping G410 irons.”

The launch was also naturally lower. So for lower handicap players with moderate to fast swing speeds, we would recommend the Ping G430’s. A lot of our higher handicap testers had trouble with the size of the G410 irons. Plus, they weren’t generating as much ball speed. The G410’s seem to be better for low teen handicappers.

Comparison On Distance

“Overall the Ping G430 irons played longer thanks to faster ball speed and the option to launch lower.”

Even our high handicap testers were getting better ball speed and distance with the Ping G430’s than they were with the G410’s. The 7-iron of the Ping G430 set produced 151.2 yards on average as opposed to 146.7 yards with the G410 7-iron.


“Our testers mentioned that the Ping G430’s made it easier to find the sweet spot.”

The shorter hosel length of the Ping G430 irons lowers the CG so it’s easier to get into your groove. Mis-hits are moderately punished with both sets so the Ping G430’s narrowly win out on forgiveness.

How Do They Compare On Price?

The Ping G430 irons sell for around $1,100 while the Ping G410 irons can be had for around $800.

Other Drivers to Consider

Ping G710 

Key Features

  • Black PVD finish
  • Larger blade length
  • Higher launch
  • Maraging steel face

Overall Score: 95/100

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Rogue ST Max

Key Features

  • 450 grade steel face
  • I. face design
  • Tungsten weighting
  • Urethane microspheres

Overall Score: 96/100

Callaway Rogue ST Max Irons

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Taylormade Stealth HD 

Key Features

  • Cap back design
  • Echo Damping system
  • Multi-material construction
  • Curved Sole

Overall Score: 93/100

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Which Irons Do We Recommend?

“The features may not be wildly different between these two Ping sets; but the tech certainly is.”

The Ping G430 irons do everything that the G410’s do; only better. Almost everything has been refined in the Ping G430’s so they would be our recommendation.

Conclusion On Ping G430 Vs Ping G410 Irons

“While both irons bring something  to the table, we really liked the Ping G430’s.”

They offer slightly more forgiveness than the G410’s and better players will be able to work the G430’s well. From our testing, the Ping G430’s are the superior irons.