Ping Putters News, Advide and Buyers Guide
PING Putters, considered the original and the best. In 1959 At home one evening, Karsten Solheim putts with his first prototype putter head, and the tuning-fork-like construction makes a ‘ping’ sound when impacting the ball. Karsten excitedly runs into the kitchen and announces to his wife, “I’ve got a name for my putter!”
Ever since then the PING Putter has been world reknowned and tour proven. The PING Anser putter has been re-created over the years and continunes to get better and better each year as a true classic.
PING even has its own vault of Gold Putters, which it awards to the Ping playing professionals who win on tour with a Ping putter.
This season Ping have released Vault 2.0, the next generation to the Vault. 100% Milled crafted and engineered for tour caliber touch and performance.
PING Vault 2.0
- The Vault 2.0 range features 17 head models, ranging from blade putters, to mallets all finished in a striking, Stealth, Platinum or Copper finish. View the full range
PING SIGMA G
- A multi-piece face technology inspired by the soles of athletic shoes and advancements to PING’s patented True Roll Face Technology have led to significant improvements in feel and overall putting performance in the distinctive PING Sigma G putter models. Learn More.
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Ping Putter News
The new series of Anser Milled putters not only refine the most famous ever heel-and-toe weighted design but clarify the concept of choosing the right amount of face balance to match your style of stroke.
The seven models comprise one fully face-balanced design targeted to 'square-to-square' strokes (or those with closing 'arcs' of less then 3.5 inside the target line); four 'mid-hang' models catering for a 'slight arc' (3.5°-7.5°); and two with more pronounced toe hang for arcs of 7.5 or more.
As well as a satin nickel finish for a modern non-glare look, the 2012 Ansers have subtle new contouring and a precision "double" milled face that's softer and more responsive than we expected from a steel face with no insert.
Meanwhile, Ping continues its forays into high-MOl mallets with the Sydney: an oversize multi-material showstopper with an aluminium body and judicious tungsten weighting at the extremes for a freely flowing, face-balanced action for those with a straight stroke.
Elsewhere, there are now seven offerings in the Scottsdale Series all with a charcoal PVD finish and special TPE thermoplastic elastomer insert which feels as good as in the original models.
Again, all are conceived within the Fit For Stroke system that caters for straight, slight arc and strong arc strokes, as denoted by blue, green and red shaft stickers, respectively.
Almost stealing the show is the Ping Nome 405 whose length, uniquely, can be adjusted from 37.5 to 46.5 inches via a telescopic shaft.
"Adjustability is key because the standard 42-inch belly putter fits a narrow range of people," explains Ping chief, John Solheim, "When the shaft is too long or too short, it alters your distance from the ball, your eye position, and the path of your stroke. Adjustability lets you experiment until your posture is comfortable and your eyes are over the ball, which helps you make a consistent stroke and solid impact."
It was used by Hunter Mahan to win the WGC-Accenture Match Play tournament.