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Ping Cadence TR Putters

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What if you could improve the consistency of your putting stroke just by changing the weight of your putter head?

That question led to the creation of Ping’s Cadence TR putters, which use two different inserts to allow golfers to choose between a standard or heavier version of the line’s seven different putter models.

The standard putters have blue, aluminum inserts, while the heavier putters have black, steel inserts that are between 25 and 33 grams heavier depending on the putter model.

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The idea came from what Ping calls the “average putting tempo,” a ratio of the amount of time it takes for golfers to make a backswing with their putter divided by the amount of time it takes them to make their forward swing, which is complete when the putter makes contact with the ball.

What Ping learned — with help from its iPing app, which has recorded the data of more than 7 million putts from golfers around the world — was that the ratio was mostly affected by golfers’ backswing times.

“Downswing times don’t change that much,” says Marty Jertson, Ping’s director of product development. “The variation tends to be in people’s backswing times.”

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According to Jertson, the average putting tempo is between 1.8 and 2.2, which accounts for roughly 35 percent of golfers.

Golfers on the lower end of the average or lower, which are usually those with quicker backstrokes, will likely putt better with lighter putters. Golfers on the higher end of the average or higher, which are usually those with slower backstrokes, will likely putt better with heavier putters – maybe even a counterbalanced putter.

On the fence between a standard, heavy or counterbalanced putter? Heavier putters tend to help golfers make more short putts, while lighter putters tend to improve distance control on longer putts, Jertson said.

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The Cadence TR putters also have Ping’s next-generation True Roll (TR) insert, which has variable width, variable depth grooves that improve energy transfer on putts hit across the putter face. That helps putts hit on the heel and toe of the putters roll close to the same distance as putts hit on the sweet spot.

The line includes three new models: a blade called the Anser W, a mallet called the Rustler and a mid-mallet, center-shafted putter called the Tomcat C. Learn more about those models, as well as the Anser 2, Anser 2 CB, B65 and Ketch putters below.

The putters are currently available for pre-order and will be in stores in mid-February. Adjustable-length models carry a $35 upcharge. 

Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Cadence TR putters in our forum.

Anser 2 ($185)

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  • Head Weight: 340 grams (blue), 365 grams (black)
  • Stroke Type: Slight Arc

*The Anser 2 is also available in a counterbalanced, or CB model ($235). It has a head weight of 400 grams (blue), a length of 38 inches and has a 50-gram counterweight in its 17-inch grip. The stroke type is Slight Arc. 

Anser 2 W ($185)

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  • Head Weight: 350 grams (blue), 375 grams (black)
  • Stroke Type: Slight Arc

B65 ($185)

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  • Head Weight: 340 grams (blue), 365 grams (black)
  • Stroke Type: Straight

Ketsch ($245)

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The Ketsch has a milled face, not an insert. The putter’s head weight is adjusted with a 17-4 stainless steel sole weight.

  • Head Weight: 355 grams, 388 grams
  • Stroke Type: Straight, Slight Arc or Strong Arc (achieved with different shaft bends)

Rustler ($215)

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  • Head Weight: 350 grams (blue), 383 grams (black)
  • Stroke Type: Straight, Slight Arc or Strong Arc (achieved with different shaft bends)

Shea H ($185)

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  • Head Weight: 345 grams (blue), 378 grams (black)
  • Stroke Type: Strong Arc

Tomcat C ($185)

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  • Head Weight: 355 grams (blue), 380 grams (black)
  • Stroke Type: Straight

Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Cadence TR putters in our forum.

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  1. gary u

    Jun 5, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I bought the Rustler for alignment purposes – sight line is great. The heavy version helps with putts inside 8-10′ since I am more a pendulum style putter. Basically I can take it back and then the heavy head starts back down the same line – otherwise let it swing “itself” toward the ball. On longer putts, took some practice but definitely improved my putting from inside 10′.

  2. CT

    Jan 12, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    I struggle to perceive how the normally weighted Cadence TR is different from the Scottsdale TR

  3. Marklar

    Jan 12, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    WHAT?!?! NO CB model on for the Ketsch?

  4. Ben

    Jan 12, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    No Zing or Anser 4 style is really disappointing.

  5. Jay

    Jan 12, 2015 at 11:41 am

    I’m a little disappointed with this release. I really like the TR tech, but this looks like the Scottsdale TR with a heavier head. Also, not a fan of the blue insert.

  6. Vytas Tarulis

    Jan 12, 2015 at 11:26 am

    What about the Tomcat C?

  7. Curt

    Jan 12, 2015 at 11:26 am

    I have been waiting for OEM’s to do this for quite some time. Using a whole roll of lead tape gets old………………..

  8. Jimmy s

    Jan 12, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Thats the updates ketch cant wait to try that one and the anser w i love my ” defective groove ” ketch now cant believe it could be made better.

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