The new Ketsch putter is precision milled at PING’s headquarters to offer distance control, forgiveness, and accurate alignment.
It is the newest model with variable-depth grooves for consistent results across the face. A 17-4 stainless steel sole weight is used to create a high MOI and make the aluminum, mallet-style head highly forgiving.
“What really stands out about the Ketsch is the captured look it provides at address, inspiring confidence and promoting a consistent stroke, the key to holing more putts,” said PING chairman and CEO John A. Solheim.
“It has three white, contrasting alignment aids extending from the top of the matte-black crown. The center line runs all the way to the back to make aiming easy,” said Solheim.
“Our research shows that the head shape promotes extremely consistent alignment for the majority of golfers. Those factors, combined with our revolutionary variable-depth grooves and a high MOI, will help golfers putt more consistently,” he added.
Variable-depth grooves milled into the face are used to ensure ball speed consistency whether the ball is struck in the centre of the face, toward the heel or toe, high or low.
Grooves are deepest in the centre and shallower toward the perimeter, which PING calls True Roll (TR) Technology. PING says its studies show an increase in ball-speed consistency of nearly 50 per cent compared to a non-grooved face when measured at nine points across the face.
To fit their body types and putting styles, golfers can choose a fixed-length shaft (35 inches is standard), or they can upgrade to an adjustable-length version that they can modify between 31 and 38 inches prior to a round.
The Ketsch is available in three shaft bends to fit any stroke type – Straight, Slight Arc or Strong Arc as the result of hundreds of player and robot tests at PING showing that golfers are more consistent with a putter balanced to fit their stroke type.
The midsize PP58 black rubber grip is designed with a familiar shape, but its larger size quiets the wrists for improved confidence and stroke repeatability.