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Ping’s new Sigma 2 putters are length-adjustable, and one of them “fetches” the ball from the hole

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We recently spotted photos of Ping’s new Sigma2 putter line in our GolfWRX forums, but what we didn’t know at the time was that there is an adjustable-length system built into their Pistol grips.

The USGA conforming, length-adjustable feature allows golfers to change lengths between 32 and 36 inches in approximately 0.25-inch increments with a turn of the small Ping wrench that fits into the butt end of the grips.

“The adjustable shaft is just a really cool technology,” said John K. Solheim, Ping President. “Our engineers took a very complex technical challenge and simplified it for the benefit of golfers. It allows you to experiment with various lengths and ultimately self-fit yourself. You’re no longer limited to a specific length measurement. You simply adjust it until you’re comfortable, ideally with your eyes directly over the ball. We call it ‘invisible’ technology but once you customize it to your length, the results will be very clear on your scorecard.”

Also, we’ve since learned that the Sigma2 Fetch putter head fits into a standard size golf hole, and the design allows golfers to simply place the bottom of the putter head into the hole to pick the golf ball out without bending over.

Each of the 9 new head models in the Sigma2 line have a new face technology as well, made to be softer and more responsive than the Sigma G putter faces. The “dual-durometer” face inserts, which are made of PEBAX material, have a softer outer layer, and a firmer inner layer, designed for greater player feedback, according to Ping.

Additionally, Ping’s familiar TR face design pattern alters in depth across the face to speed up mishits — the goal being to have greater speed consistency regardless of where the golfer strikes the ball on the face.

The Sigma2 putters, which are now available for pre-order at Ping golf shops around the world, are offered with either the PP60 (midsize and lightweight), the PP61 (inspired by the PP58), or the PP62 (larger, more rounded shape) grip, which are each equipped with the length-adjustable system.

Read below for full specs of each putter, as per Ping’s press release.

See more photos and discussion about the Sigma2 putters here.

Ping Sigma2 Anser

Putter Type: Blade
Finish: Platinum or Stealth
Head Weight: 350 grams
Stroke Type: Slight Arc
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/- 4)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/- 2)
Price: $215

Ping Sigma2 ZB 2

Putter Type: Blade
Finish: Platinum
Head Weight: 350 grams
Stroke Type: Strong Arc
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/- 4)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $215

Ping Sigma2 Kushin C

Putter Type: Mid-Mallet
Finish: Platinum
Head Weight: 360 grams
Stroke Type: Straight
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/- 4)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $215

Ping Sigma2 Arna

Putter Type: Mid-Mallet
Finish: Stealth
Head Weight: 360 grams
Stroke Type: Slight Arc
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/-4)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $215

Ping Sigma2 Tyne

Putter Type: Mallet
Finish: Stealth
Head Weight: 365 grams
Stroke Types: Straight, Slight Arc
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/-2)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $235

Ping Sigma2 Tyne 4

Putter Type: Mallet
Finish: Platinum
Head Weight: 370 grams
Stroke Type: Strong Arc
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/-4)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $235

Ping Sigma2 Wolverine H

Putter Type: Mallet
Finish: Stealth
Head Weight: 370 grams
Stroke Type: Slight Arc
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/- 4)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $235

Ping Sigma2 Valor

Putter Type: Mallet
Finish: Stealth
Head Weight: 365 grams
Stroke Types: Straight, Slight Arc
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/-2)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $235

Ping Sigma2 Fetch

Putter Type: Mallet
Finish: Platinum
Head Weight: 365 grams
Stroke Type: Straight
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/-2)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $235

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  1. Tom

    Nov 4, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Cheeseball!

  2. Tom

    Nov 4, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Colors are ugly, unless you are a Carolina Panthers’ fan

  3. Carp

    Oct 31, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Love the innovation.
    I can pick up my own ball though 🙂

  4. Talljohn

    Oct 16, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Sorry, but Fetch is an absolute disaster to every player following behind that person who is shoving their putter into the hole to retrieve their ball and damaging the cup. NO, NO, NO.

    • David

      Nov 8, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      They risk with Fetch is damaging the lip on the way in and out of the cup.

      Have a feeling you would really need need to have the Yips(drunk) to cause damage the cup. The same people that don’t fix their divot it will be an issue but not the majority. I applaud the design!

  5. Karl

    Oct 15, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    I wish Ping would come out with an Anser 2 model that’s almost identical to the original stainless, clean sole, smooth face, clean sole just with a 340g option. I love my old ping, except for all the lead tape on the bottom! Basically a TR 1966 without face grooves!

    • Mat

      Oct 15, 2018 at 10:38 pm

      They do. It’s the weight-option in the Vault 2 line.

  6. Mat

    Oct 15, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    A few things…

    Fetch is going to be a big win with those that their most difficult manoeuvre on the course is getting the ball out of the cup.

    The length adjuster is going to be the way ALL putters work soon, in the same way as drivers are impossible to find without an adjustable sleeve. Why? It costs a lot of money to make different lengths… specifically, in “dead inventory”. It’s like making shoes; you always find the wrong size. No more of that; this is *every* size.

    And Tynes >>> Spiders

    • Mat

      Oct 15, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      Two more…

      I hate the teal.

      70º upright is a change from their prior 69º standard.

  7. James

    Oct 15, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Yes, but will it fetch a ball from a water hazard, too?!

  8. George

    Oct 15, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    So, you can get a putter that is fitted to your preferred length? Wow, I didn‘t know that was possible until now! Except maybe my 29.25“ putter that was cut to that specific length and weight adjusted.

  9. Christopher

    Oct 15, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    I’m not sure how useful the Fetch will be, I’d imagine it’s designed with the gimmick of picking the ball up from the ground and not the hole. The ball doesn’t always rest in the middle of the hole and the hole for the flag is sometimes concave (so you’d never get the putter low enough to get the ball above the sole of the putter).

    I can’t imagine the damage it would cause, hopefully when putting with the flagstick in is legal it won’t be a huge issue, as players would have to remove the flag and then dip their putters in! After a couple of wrecked holes I can see clubs initiating a local rule banning the practice.

    • JM

      Oct 15, 2018 at 10:43 pm

      Absolutely agree. We have a hard enough time getting people to fix ball marks, let alone fixing the damage this will do to the cups. Honestly, I’m surprised Ping would do something like this.

  10. Charlie

    Oct 15, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Is the 20 degree lie angle for the putters correct? That seems a bit off…

    • Christopher Williams

      Oct 15, 2018 at 4:07 pm

      They measure the other way 0° is at 12 o’clock. so a 70° lie angle becomes a 20°.

  11. golfraven

    Oct 15, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Saddly this line will be all forgotten next year and Ping will try to come up with something new. Too many models, too many gimmicks

  12. Liberty Apples

    Oct 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    A little surprised at Ping. You don’t mess with cups. Encouraging people to go fishing for their golf ball – not a good idea. Bend over and get some exercise, for goodness’ sake.

    • Jim

      Oct 15, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      Yup, chuckleheads will be tearing them up 🙁

  13. Brian Thomas

    Oct 15, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    The new Ping sigma putter….is nothing new.
    A friend of mine designed the “Ring” putter some 40 years ago which allowed players to get the ball out of the hole without bending.

  14. Sunny

    Oct 15, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Stop trying to make fetch happen. It’s not gonna happen

  15. NormW

    Oct 15, 2018 at 11:51 am

    They look good, but not all players like fae inserts. And why do you always show only the bottom of the club? It’s the top that we see when putting.

  16. Cooper Wright

    Oct 15, 2018 at 11:40 am

    The Fetch will increase the demise of every clean cut hole out there.

  17. Jerry G

    Oct 15, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Liking what I see and read, but need to see more

  18. CaoNiMa

    Oct 15, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Who’s going to hunt down those players who are surreptitiously changing the length of their putter during the round? Better keep and eye on the caddy too!
    Ban them!

  19. JP

    Oct 15, 2018 at 10:28 am

    HOLD ON!!!

    Wilson’s president said specifically on driver vs. driver 2, that invisible technology will simply NOT SELL…

  20. dat

    Oct 15, 2018 at 9:58 am

    The fetch is gonna be a really hot seller with the senior market. Believe it!

    • Ron

      Oct 15, 2018 at 11:37 am

      Gonna lead to a lot of dinged up cup edges, I think.

      • Michael

        Oct 15, 2018 at 11:48 am

        Agree

        • ~j~

          Oct 15, 2018 at 12:08 pm

          Concur. Terrible idea… unless we can make it lime the game Operation somehow…

      • Jose Pinatas

        Oct 16, 2018 at 10:51 am

        I can’t agree more. This is going to be an issue as to where the cups are going to be damaged, and cause the edges to lose sharpness, prompting more lip outs. Apparently Ping wants us to miss putts…. DO NOT BUY….

  21. George

    Oct 15, 2018 at 9:26 am

    why take pics of the bottom of the clubs and not the topline???

  22. Travis

    Oct 15, 2018 at 9:17 am

    This is an… interesting direction…

    • allan

      Oct 15, 2018 at 11:55 pm

      Ping Smigma2 putters…. sniff sniff sniff….

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Oldest club that you game?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from uwhockey14, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for the oldest club that they still use out on the course. Despite the latest technologies continually leading to new and improved equipment, this thread shows that for many of our members, there will always be a place in the bag for that certain trusty older club.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • leo the lion: “Odyssey Dual Force 56 degree wedge which is about 20 years old. These wedges have what I believe are called Stronomic inserts in the face. The inserts are made of a very hard material and still look new. I have not found a wedge that gives more spin and control than these wedges. Ping Eye and ISI’s come close but the Dual Forces can almost stop on a dime. I also have a 52 degree that I will use together with the 56 on shorter courses.”
  • NRJyzr: “Playing Golden Ram Tour Grinds right now, they’re approximately 38 years old.”
  • Moonlightgrm: “My Ping ISI irons are 18-years old. Nothing can move them out of my bag. Easy to hit and very forgiving. I tried a set of Mizuno JPX900 forged this year, and they lasted exactly 3-rounds.”
  • sneaky_pete: “18* Mizuno Fli Hi II Driving Iron from around 2006/2007.  This will never leave the bag! Also still rocking my Adams Speedline Super S 3 wood from 2012.”
  • dpb5031: “Arnold Palmer AP30r blade putter – ~50 years old. Kasco K2K #33 (sorta between a 2 hybrid & 5 wood) – 18 years old.”

Entire Thread: “Oldest club that you game?”

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Wilson Staff Cortex wins “Driver vs. Driver 2” (in-hand photos)

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Designed by show contestant Evan Hoffman of San Diego, California, the Wilson Staff Cortex is the winning driver design of the second season of Driver vs. Driver.

The titanium-bodied Cortex features carbon panels and a sliding adjustable weight system.

Additional Cortex features

Fast Cage Technology — The company describes this as, a “weight-tuned titanium internal structure with an impressive 44% of its surface area covered in Carbon Fiber Panels. This Ti –Carbon construction allows for extremely precise distribution of weight and frees up additional weight for maximum adjustability.”

Wilson’s longest ever Slide Track — An eight gram sliding adjustable weight is positioned in the center of the head. Additionally interchangeable two and eight-gram weights can be adjusted on the sole and heel of the club.

Fast Fit Technology hosel system — Players have six adjustable options to dial in the loft of the driver in half-degree increments.

A Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec shaft — red, blue, or black — is standard.

“Season Two of the show yielded two amazing finalists; the Cortex and the Rozwell,”
said Tim Clarke, President of Wilson Golf. “Ulimately, the Cortex came out on top with
its clean, classic shape, overall consistent performance results from a wide range of
player testers, and steady sound across the entire face of the club. We are excited to get
this driver into the hands of players at all levels of the game.”

Hoffman presented his original concept to Wilson LABS, and the engineers chose if from hundreds of submissions. After a nearly two-year process of refining, Hoffman is the winner of a $250,000 grand prize and the inclusion of his creation in the Wilson Staff Line.

The Wilson Staff Cortex will retail for $499.99 and will be available in 9-, 10.5-, and 12-degree models.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Softest, most forgiving players cavity irons?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from moorebaseball, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for their recommendations on soft and forgiving players cavity irons. A whole host of different irons get a mention in the thread, with Mizuno’s cavity irons proving to be one of the most popular choices amongst our members.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • jimb: “I haven’t hit anything better feeling than the 2013 Callaway X-Forged.”
  • deep18: “As others have said, JPX919 Tour. Players look but according to Mizuno’s data, slightly more forgiving than the AP3 and almost as forgiving as the MMC.”
  • elwhippy: “Mizuno will be the softest. Srixon a close second. I imagine the TM will be most forgiving. AP2s are very blade like in their performance. P760 goes very high and straight with DG 105 and 120 shafts.”
  • 300_Straight: “Wilson V6 Tour is also a great feeling iron from what I’ve heard. Never personally tested it, though. Any Srixon 7 or 9 series irons are very soft, as are most Mizunos, Callaway X Forged, etc.”

Entire Thread: “Softest, most forgiving players cavity irons?”

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