Ping insist that because their manufacturing technology allows them to produce titanium to the same thickness as three sheets of paper, they really don’t need to look at carbon-fibre crowns just yet. And based on the performance of the G400, we’d have to agree. £389 is certainly not a snip for any driver, but the G400 does what it claims, and that’s really impressive. It goes down as an extremely forgiving and powerful option which is just what most club golfers want. It might not have any sliding weight or carbon-fibre tech, but because there are three different models you can be fitted just as well into a new G400 as any other driver on the market. Ultimately, G400 is better than the previous G driver; we’ve proved it. But Ping aren’t expecting too many G owners to upgrade. However, if you own a G30 or older it would be well worth hitting the G400 on a launch monitor to see how much distance you can pick up.