It’s G20 family and Anser Milled putters highlight new products unveiled by PING this week.
Also included in the new products are Anser forged wedges, the 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 PING chairman and chief executive officer John A. Solheim.
“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,” he added.
“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,” he said, pointing out the new technology in the G20 family.
“Our engineers optimized 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 optimize the entire clubhead,” said Solheim.
“When combined with our new, proprietary, high-balance-point shaft, our testing shows significant improvements in energy transfer, which leads to longer, straighter drives,” he said.
“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,” said Solheim.
Various Anser Milled putters, seven models in all, are in the bags of 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 are precision milled from 303 stainless steel, offer various hosel configurations to match specific stroke types and feature intricate design details.
Ansers have accumulated 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 most every make, the Anser has long been the standard by which other putters are measured,” he added.
“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.
“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,” said Solheim.
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 greens and lower scores,” he said.
The Anser forged wedges are designed to complement the high-performance Anser forged irons.
Forged from 8620 steel to ensure a soft, yet solid, feel, the Anser wedges feature a tungsten toe weight to optimize the centre of gravity position and elevate moment of inertia for higher-spinning, lower-trajectory shots that maximize control and workability.
The Sydney model features a striking red alignment bar and maximum perimeter weighting for easy aiming and forgiveness.
Seven new Scottsdale putter models offer new head shapes and benefit from a thermoplastic insert and face applique to deliver a soft, yet solid, feel for improving distance control.