Ping has launched a new range of putters that focus on maximizing MOI through multi-material designs. Available in 11 models, the putters are available for pre-order from today (April 12) at authorised PING retail outlets around the world.
Each model is built using aerospace-grade materials in a variety of shapes and sizes to achieve new levels of forgiveness. The three Anser versions (Anser, Anser 2, Anser 4) combine a stainless-steel head with tungsten heel and toe weights to elevate the popular design’s MOI to its highest ever.
In the Kushin 4, DS 72 and Tyne 4, a steel weight is used in the heel and tungsten is applied to the toe to better optimize the CG location for higher performance. The Fetch and Oslo H join a cast stainless steel body with an aluminium sole plate to position mass around the entire perimeter to create highly forgiving mallet-style designs.
In the new CA 70, a dense stainless steel sole weight lowers the CG of the aluminium body for more forgiving results. The Harwood delivers the highest MOI in the line due to its aluminium body and 93g tungsten weights in all four corners of the fully-machined design.
“We’ve engineered a lot of score-lowering technology into the 2021 putter line through extensive research and tour player feedback,” said John K Solheim, PING President. “All of the models are developed with higher MOI through strategic use of various materials, including tungsten, steel and aluminium, to provide the forgiveness and accuracy golfers expect from a PING putter. The dual-durometer insert features uniform, shallow grooves to give golfers a soft, responsive feel for more consistent distance control with the precise touch they need to hole more putts. We’ve also advanced the visual cues depending on the model to help make alignment easier and more natural when addressing a putt.”
Solheim added: “Eleven options ensure a putter to fit every golfer’s eye and stroke type. The line-up features new designs created through our Tour-focused Putting Lab Design programme, including versions inspired by PING professionals Viktor Hovland (DS 72) and Cameron Champ (Tyne 4). From blades to mallets and for straight, slight arc and strong-arc stroke types, it’s a complete line engineered to lower scores and increase enjoyment.”
The soft, responsive face in every model is the result of an innovative dual-durometer PEBAX insert material and uniform, shallow grooves. The softer front layer of the insert ensures the precision necessary for shorter, delicate must-makes. The firmer back layer offers the solid feedback and distance control required for holing longer-range putts and improving overall consistency.
“By combining the two hardnesses of the PEBAX material we’re providing a feel preference that appeals to a large segment of golfers while delivering the consistency golfers need to improve their ‘strokes gained: putting’ results,” said Solheim. “It is designed for the golfer who prefers a putter on the softer side of the feel spectrum but with the response of a firm face.”
A dark, stealth PVD finish on the heads and a black chrome shaft create a sleek and attractive look from head to grip. All models come standard with a fixed-length shaft that can be custom built from 32-38 inches in quarter-inch increments. PING’s adjustable shaft, which adjusts from 32-36 inches, is available as a custom upgrade.
All the putters with the exception on the Harwood model are offered with the pistol-shaped PP58 Mid grip (87g), which is made of rubber and is designed to help square the face at impact. The Harwood comes with the PP60 grip (86g), a midsize, pistol design with a rubber under-listing with larger flat surfaces for increased face awareness.
All models have an RRP of £250 with the exception of the Harwood and Harwood Armlock, which are priced at £375.
For more details visit www.ping.com.