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Spotted: Ping Vault Putters

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Ping is debuting a new line of Vault Series putters at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, where they’ll be available to Tour players for testing. We can confirm the names of the putters — Anser 2, Bergen, Oslo and Voss — but that’s all at this time.

It’s a pretty safe bet that the Vault putters are milled, and it seems that they will incorporate the new “eyemark” Ping logo we’ve seen on custom putters made for Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen in 2016, as well as the company’s new apparel line.

We expect these putters to be released later in the year with the company’s iBlade irons, which we spotted in early May, and will keep you posted as more information becomes available.

Ping Vault Oslo

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Ping Vault Anser 2

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Ping Vault Bergen

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New Ping Pistol Grip

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See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the putters in our forum. 

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  1. richard patten

    Oct 6, 2016 at 9:18 am

    The Oslo looks like an old Ping I used about 15 years ago. Nice, though, with the added aim line.

  2. Brown

    Jun 8, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Horrible names.

  3. Bob

    Jun 6, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I play Ping, was born the year Karsten started the company, I am Norwegian, and my grandparents were from Voss, Norway. I’ll take a Voss please!

  4. Bob

    Jun 6, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Like the looks across the board. Looking forward to trying the mallets.

  5. gmoney

    Jun 6, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    The mallets look nice. I’ve always wanted more mallet options from ping.

  6. B. Parsons

    Jun 6, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Rebranded superstroke grip?

  7. Jamie

    Jun 6, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I’m offended at the number of new product releases. Just like Taylormade.

    • KJ

      Jun 6, 2016 at 11:42 am

      Offended? Why would you let it bother you? Don’t buy it if you don’t think it can help your game.

      • Robert

        Jun 6, 2016 at 12:21 pm

        Amen KJ!

      • Jamie

        Jun 6, 2016 at 1:43 pm

        I was just kidding. Just trying to sound like all the people that bash taylormade for coming out with new models. one product release per year is OK. More than one is the sin of all sins!

    • Rob

      Jun 6, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Yeah except they release a driver, some irons, then putters. Not 5 drivers in 6 months.

  8. Tom

    Jun 6, 2016 at 10:20 am

    I want that Bergen!!

  9. Desmond

    Jun 6, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Oslo looks great for a mallet. Interesting face tech.

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Adidas introduces Go-To Adapt Jacket (and you can win one in our forum giveaway)

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“Fall temps could be all over the place.” –Weather Channel

Adidas Golf is continually bringing out innovative products that are designed to help you stay comfortable on the golf course. In that spirit, the Go-To Adapt Jacket is designed to be worn when the weather can not make up its mind.

The Go-To Adapt Jacket has a polyester top portion of the chest, shoulders and back which allows for better range of motion and body heat release. The bottom portion is fleece to help keep your core warm during the cooler morning tee times. Available for both men and women, this jacket has telescoping sleeves, allowing for the sleeves to be rolled up without stretching them out. The sleeves also feature an articulated elbow region, allowing for full range of motion.

Christine Cowan, global director of apparel, Adidas Golf says, “Golfers are used to having apparel that works for the two temperature extremes. But there are days when you need to be able to transition, for example, from a cooler morning to a warmer afternoon. That’s why we created the Go-To Adapt Jacket, to be the ideal mid-weight option that provides optimal stretch where you need it as well as enhanced breathability. It’s that reliable and perfect piece that can take you through your day, on course and off.”

Designed with the golf swing in mind, some of the key features include

  • Quarter Zip (men’s)
  • Full Zip (women’s)
  • Internal headphone pockets
  • Front-zip pockets
  • Telescope cuff (women’s features thumbholes)
  • Articulated elbows for freedom of movement
  • Water-resistant fabric combined with fleece-lined shell for all weather protection
  • Droptail hem for extra coverage
  • Women’s jacket features a more feminine cut and design

And an extra bit of good news for WRXers. You can enter via this forum thread for an opportunity to get your hands on this jacket.

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Tour Edge launches new Exotics EXS Driver

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Tour Edge has introduced its new Exotics EXS Driver, which, according to the company, is designed for those golfers who seek a quality, high-performing product, but are constrained by budget.

The main feature of the brand-new product from Tour Edge is its Flight Tuning System (FTS). FTS allows adjustable sole weights to alternate between two different settings. Here’s a rundown of the two settings and what they are designed to provide:

  • FTS1: Nine-gram weight in the heel, three-gram weight in the rear for lower spin, slice reducing shape and a medium launch.
  • FTS2: Three-gram weight in the heel and a nine-gram weight in the rear for medium spin, neutral shape and a higher launch.

The New Exotics EXS Driver will also feature RollFace Technology and a new and improved SlipStream Sole. The RollFace technology incorporates modified bulge and roll on the toe, which is designed to promote straighter shots on balls hit off the toe. According to Tour Edge, the technology, combined with the enhanced sweet spot, makes this the most forgiving driver face ever produced by the company. Along with this, the new wider speed channels on the SlipStream sole are intended to improve club head speed.

Tour Edge President and Master Club Designer David Glod, explained why he believes the New Exotics EXS Driver will have a more significant impact on the market than any other Tour Edge driver before it.

“The EXS driver is absolutely loaded with technology. This is the most technology we’ve ever been able to fit into a design, and each one works in concert with one another to provide the best performing driver possible.”

“The shapes are beautiful, and we utilized only the finest in materials and components. I believe that at the aggressive price point that we are offering, the EXS driver will have its highest impact on the driver market over any other previous Exotics release.”

The New Exotics EXS Driver from Tour Edge will be available to purchase from Nov. 1, 2018, and will cost $299.

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Spotted: A new Odyssey “Stroke Lab Three” prototype putter

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Correction: This story originally reported this putter was in Patrick Reed’s bag. After further investigation, it was not.

Spotted at the 2018 Tour Championship at East Lake was an Odyssey Stroke Lab Three prototype putter. The putter appears to have a milled head and Odyssey’s familiar White Hot Microhinge face insert.

Stroke Lab may be a familiar name for some who know the Stroke Lab putters from around 2017. Mostly only available in the Japan Domestic Market (JDM), the Stroke Lab putters weighed heavier in the head — about 15 grams — and lighter in the shaft (about 29 grams), according to descriptions from True Spec Golf.

Is this a sign of things to come from Odyssey, or just a one-off? It would seem given the familiar name that it’s more the former than the latter, but only time will tell. What do you think about the Stroke Lab Three putter? Do you think it will be available in America at some point?

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