With the highest moment of inertia (MOI) of any PING putter to date, the new Doc17 has been Tour-tested since January, steadily earning the confidence of top players in the world.
The over-sized putter measures 17.02 centimeters (6.7 inches) from heel to toe and is fully machined from high-grade aluminum, creating precision lines and weight placement that expands perimeter weighting to new levels. The semicircle shape of the Doc17 positions the majority of weight on the extreme perimeter and far away from the center of gravity to create an extremely high moment of inertia. Simply put, high MOI helps get the ball rolling sooner and straighter for more consistent putts.
The Doc17 also features a thick topline and perpendicular cavity bar that helps golfers square the putter to the intended line. The precision milling of the cavity features also creates crisp, symmetric lines that further aid in alignment.
In addition to pushing the technology curve, the new design measures right up to the proposed USGA limit on putter body length of seven inches. "It got the USGA's attention," said PING Chairman & CEO John Solheim. "It's right up to the proposed limit. But they've reviewed it and it conforms. We're excited to get it into golfer's hands so they can start making more putts."
The aluminum body, weighing approximately 350 grams, has a electroless nickel- plated finish that creates a rich appearance with reduced glare.