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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: “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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Callaway launches new Big Bertha Irons and Hybrids

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Callaway has today announced the introduction of its new Big Bertha Irons and hybrids, which feature a thinner club face and optimized center of gravity, designed to provide easier launch and greater distance.

Big Bertha Irons

Following on from the 2016 Big Bertha OS Irons line, which showcased Callaway’s EXO-Cage technology, these new Big Bertha irons will feature the company’s brand new Suspended Energy Core. The Suspended Energy Core features a Metal Injection Molded (MIM’d) Tungsten Floating Weight suspended within a urethane microsphere material to create a deeper center of gravity. According to Callaway, this yields easy launch, longer, and more consistent golf shots.

The Big Bertha Irons will also feature Callaway’s 360 Face Cup, which employs a flexible rim around the face that flexes and releases at impact — this aims to increase ball speed. Owing to the new Suspended Energy Core, this will be Callaway’s thinnest face cup yet, which the company says results in increased ball speeds.

Callaway’s new Big Bertha Irons will be available with Recoil ESX, Recoil ZT9, and KBS Max 90 shafts. The irons hit the shelves on Jan. 18 and will cost $1,200 in steel and $1,300 in graphite.

Big Bertha Hybrids

The new Big Bertha Hybrids will feature Jailbreak Technology, which Callaway first introduced in 2017 with the Epic line. The technology, which was created with the aim of promoting faster ball speed and greater distance, incorporates two internal bars that stiffen the body, placing more impact load on the face. It proved to be a very popular addition from Callaway, and in their new Big Bertha Hybrids, the company have combined this technology with a new shorter and lighter OptiFit Hosel System designed to optimize the center of gravity for an easier launch and a higher, long-carrying flight.

The new hybrids from Callaway also feature an ultra-thin, Carpenter 455 steel face and Hyper Speed Face Cup, with the combination designed to create optimum ballspeed across the face.

The Big Bertha Hybrids will be available in both premium Recoil ESX and ZT9 Shafts, and they will be in stores on Jan. 18 for $269.99 each.

A special thanks to our Brian Knudson for braving the chill and doing his best to find a few blades of green grass for the outdoor, in-hand photos readers prefer.

 

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Matt Kuchar’s winning WITB: 2018 Mayakoba Golf Classic

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Driver: Bridgestone Tour B JGR (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 6S

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution 757 X

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Shafts: Aerotech Steelfiber i110X, KBS Tour 120 S, KBS Tour 120 S

Putter: Bettinardi Kuchar Model 1 Arm Lock (400 grams, 3 degrees loft, 71 degrees lie, 40.5″)
Grip: Bettinardi Arm Lock XL

Golf ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

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