On the strength of tour players’ enthusiasm for the new G20™ family and Anser® Milled putters, PING® introduces several new products that build on the company’s reputation for performance, innovation and fitting.
In addition to the G20 Series and Anser Milled putters, PING introduces the Anser forged wedges, Sydney™ putter, and seven new Scottsdale® Series putter models.
“It is very satisfying to witness tour players’ excitement for the G20 family and the Anser Milled putters,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “Tour validation is an important seal of approval and the G20 products and Anser Milled models are in high demand by the game’s best players. At the recent Open Championship, the G20 driver was our most popular model, with nine being used. We also had several Anser Milled putters in play.
“There’s a lot of new technology in the entire G20 family,” added Solheim. “Our engineers optimised the clubs to fit and benefit golfers of all skill levels. In the driver, we’re using for the first time a titanium alloy called Ti 8-1-1, which allows us to improve the weighting to better optimise the entire clubhead. When combined with our new, proprietary high-balance-point shaft, our testing shows significant improvements in energy transfer, which leads to longer, straighter drives. The irons are more forgiving and feature a cavity design that includes an elastomer badge for improved feel. The fairway woods and hybrids offer golfers high-launching, forgiving options from all conditions.”
Various Anser Milled putters – seven models in all – are in the bags of PING Pros Hunter Mahan, Angel Cabrera, Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen, Heath Slocum and others. With the Anser Milled Series, PING updates the original Anser design of company founder Karsten Solheim. The new designs, which are precision milled from 303 stainless steel, offer various hosel configurations to match specific stroke types and feature intricate design details to build upon the performance that has contributed to more than 500 tour wins and 26 major victories since 1966.
“The Anser Milled Series is special,” Solheim said. “The original Anser design created by my father has dominated the tours for more than 45 years. Few products in any industry can make that claim. With its design influence found in putters of almost every make, the Anser has long been the standard by which other putters are measured. Our goal with the new Anser is to raise that standard by offering golfers a fully machined putter of the highest quality that fits their eye like no other.”
With the new Anser Milled models, PING introduces its Fit for Stroke™ putter fitting concept. Every PING putter is balanced to fit a stroke type: straight, slight arc or strong arc. Each putter will include a shaft label indicating its matching stroke type. The company’s extensive player and robot testing offer overwhelming proof that when a golfer’s putter balance matches their stroke type, their consistency improves and they make more putts.
“Fitting is integral to everything we do,” said Solheim. “Our Fit for Stroke approach helps the golfer make an informed decision about which putter best matches their stroke. When used in conjunction with the iPING putter app, choosing the correct putter is made easier, and more importantly, it leads to improved consistency on the putting greens and lower scores.”
The Anser forged wedges are designed to complement the Anser forged irons introduced last year. Forged from 8620 steel to ensure a soft yet solid feel, the Anser wedges feature a tungsten toe weight that optimises the CG position and elevates the MOI for higher-spinning, lower-trajectory shots that maximise control and workability.
The Sydney putter features a striking red alignment bar and maximum perimeter weighting for easy aiming and a new level of forgiveness. Seven new Scottsdale putter models offer golfers new head shapes and benefit from an innovative thermoplastic insert and face applique that delivers a soft yet solid feel for improving distance control.
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For all ability levels, the external weighting of the large, forgiving G20 driver helps launch the ball high with low spin for maximum distance and accuracy by optimising the CG location. PING’s proprietary high-balance-point TFC 169D shaft enables the golfer to swing a clubhead with more mass at the same speed, creating a higher MOI and generating faster ball speeds for long, straight drives. A large, variable-thickness face generates faster ball speeds and increases MOI across the hitting surface for power and forgiveness. The 460cc clubhead is made from Ti 8-1-1, a lighter, lower-density alloy. Ti 8-1-1’s high strength-to-weight ratio allowed for additional weight to be strategically placed, increasing the MOI on both the vertical and horizontal axes.
Drivers available in 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° & 12° lofts
Stock graphite shafts: TFC 169D (L, Soft R, R, S, and X flexes) and TFC 169D Tour (R, S, and X flexes) and
G20™ Fairway Woods
Getting the ball airborne and adding yards is easy with external weighting and a low-deep CG that produces high launch and optimal spin for long, straight results. The large, 17-4 stainless steel head and face increase the MOI to maintain consistent ball speeds across the hitting surface. Face height is optimised to offer a visually appealing, forgiving option from the tee or fairway. Golfers can optimise their ball flights by choosing either the higher-launching TFC 169F shaft or the TFC 169F Tour version for a lower trajectory.
Fairway woods available: 3, 4, 5, and 7-woods
Stock graphite shafts: TFC 169F (L, Soft R, R, S, and X flexes) and TFC 169F Tour (R, S, and X flexes)
An offset hosel produces shots with high launch, low spin and a straight, boring trajectory for improved accuracy and greater distance. A shorter heel-to-toe length ensures playability from all conditions and provides a flatter lie angle and softer crown shape for an improved appearance at address. Additional bounce and camber create exceptional ground impact and ensure a
smooth transition through the grass, especially when the ball is sitting down. A large, internal weight inside the 17-4 stainless steel head provides forgiveness and distance.
Hybrids available: 17º, 20º, 23º, 27º, 31º
Stock graphite shafts: TFC 169H (L, Soft R, R, S and X flexes) and TFC 169H Tour (R, S and X flexes)
The G20 irons hit the ball long with forgiveness and distance control. Extreme perimeter weighting in the deep, multi-cavity design makes the 17-4 stainless steel heads highly forgiving. A multi-material cavity badge made with soft elastomer heel and toe sections improves feel and sound. The cavity’s floating CTP structure stabilises a thin face to generate fast ball speeds and distance with control. Combined with PING’s new CFS (Control, Feel, Stability) steel shaft, the G20 optimises feel, trajectories and distance gaps for more consistency.
Available 3-9, PW, UW, SW, LW
Stock steel shaft: PING® CFS® (Soft R, R, S and X flexes)
Stock graphite shaft: TFC 169i (L, Soft R, R and S flexes)
RRP: £80 per club w/steel shaft; £100 per club w/graphite shaft.
Anser® Milled Putter Series
In the Anser Milled Series, PING introduces seven new models to fit more stroke types and style preferences. Precision milled from 303 stainless steel, each Anser Milled putter features subtle variations to the top lines, heel-toe length and toe radius to make them distinct. An elegant satin nickel finish provides a non-glare, appealing look. The seven models feature various hosel designs that determine each putter’s balance.
Models: Anser Milled (Slight Arc), Anser Milled 1 (Slight Arc), Anser Milled 2 (Slight Arc), Anser Milled 3 (Slight Arc), Anser Milled 4 (Strong arc), Anser Milled 5 (Straight), Anser Milled 6 (Strong Arc)
Anser® Forged Wedges
The Anser wedge is forged from soft 8620 steel that provides a solid, assured feel. A high-density tungsten toe weight optimises the CG and elevates the MOI for penetrating, high-spin trajectories and repeatable shot making. A thicker hitting area, stabilising bar, and hour-glass-shaped reinforced back cavity ensure consistently solid shot making. The machined face and grooves ensure maximum spin and control.
Available in 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60° lofts
Stock steel shafts: DG (Dynamic Gold®) Spinner W, CFS (Soft R, R, S and X flexes)
Stock graphite shaft: TFC 169i (L, Soft R, R and S flexes)
RRP: £150 per club w/steel or graphite shaft
Scottsdale® Series Putters
This year PING freshens the Scottsdale Series with seven new models to fit more style preferences and stroke types. The new models feature the same innovative insert made of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) with a face appliqué for a soft yet solid feel and crisp sound. High-contrast, optically pleasing alignment aids and long sightlines make aiming easier for
improved accuracy. A dark charcoal PVD finish and polished sole creates a prestigious appearance. The Scottsdale putters have multiple professional tour victories.
New models for 2012:
D66 (Strong Arc), ZB S (Strong Arc), Shea (Slight Arc), Tomcat S (Slight Arc),
Carefree (Slight Arc), Mesquite, (Strong Arc), Senita (Straight)
The Sydney is one of PING’s highest-MOI models. Its frame is milled from a high-grade aluminum and features three, 8-gram tungsten weights for optimising balance and forgiveness. A bold red alignment bar makes aiming easy. The solid, consistent feel at impact will build confidence with every putt. To eliminate twisting and keep putts on line, the Sydney has a symmetrical shape for a square set up and extreme perimeter weighting that elevates the MOI. The Sydney is finished with a highly durable nano nickel coating.