Ping's Crossover model has been around for a few years now, and the basic idea is that it is a 'crossover' between a long iron and a hybrid, for those who want the forgiveness and launch of a hybrid but with the look and feel of a long (or driving) iron.
The new G410 Crossover again utilises Ping's C300 maraging steel face to create faster ball speeds and also has a 30 gram dual density tungsten weight placed in the toe to increase the MOI.
This all sounds very technical, but Ping say that the main result is you get 'the precision and control of an iron with the speed and forgiveness of a hybrid'. Sounds pretty promising to us.
Compared to the G400 Crossover, the G410 is much shorter from heel to toe and narrower in the sole. This is said to make it look more iron-like and it sets up square with a clean look more akin to a long iron, giving players more confidence to allow precise shotmaking.
Internal ribs have been engineered to help stiffen the clubhead of the body, which helps with overall performance as well as providing a solid feel and sound.
John Solheim, Ping President, explains:
Providing the most forgiving clubs in the industry remains a top priority for us. The use of multi-material construction and high-tech manufacturing processes allow us to consistently increase the MOI and design clubs that fit the needs of all golfers. Whether they prefer the performance of a fairway wood, the reliability of a hybrid or the versatility of a Crossover, golfers can always count on a certain level of forgiveness from our clubs.”
We’ve also expanded the colour code options in the Crossover to further customise them for lie angle to better transition into an iron set.”
With all 10 of Ping's lie angle colour codes available, and lofts ranging from a 17degree 2-iron to a 23degree 4-iron, there's plenty of chance for adjustability.
The Ping G410 Crossover is available for £225 RRP and comes with a Ping Alta CB Red shaft, with the option to upgrade free of charge. So is it time that you ditch the hybrid or long iron that you're struggling with, and Crossover to the G410?