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New Ping Sigma2 Fetch- short review.


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#1 2Down

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 08:07 PM


One birdie and no three putts today.


It is nice and you can pick up the ball.  


I love the adjustable grip.  You can shorten it up for a lighter feel or

make it longer for less strain on your back when you practice (6’4” me loves a longer putter). I believe it's a feature that will soon to be copied by others.  


for the most part i imagine you will set it up and leave it alone ( illegal to change it during a round i think).  I imagine a discussion about shortening it an inch for faster greens at some point here.


Did I mention that you can pick up the ball.


I repeat you can pick up the ball.


Saw a few wonders about damaging the cup.  Not a worry, in fact if you’ve ever used the ball to fix a cup’s side before you can now nudge a small piece back into place with your putter.


At first tamping down a ball mark repair is odd, the center of the putter is a hole, but you quickly adapt.  

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 09:07 PM

My OCD wonders how the finish will hold up around the edges of the ball fetcher.  Its been my experience the finishes are fragile on the newer Ping putters.  At least it’s a silver finish.  As a 6’4” golfer, I can appreciate a longer putter as well, and I’mconstantly bouncing between 35 and 36” lengths.  Thanks for sharing your first impressions.
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 09:34 PM

How did you find the shaft?   Too flexible?
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:21 PM

A firm waggle and you can see some flex as with most everyone I try.  Not noticeable to me in play.  

It is a soft feeling thing though.  So if you think the shaft is a bit soft the feeling will convince you of it.  

A friend still has an old Spaulding  tpm with the old pecil shaft. I mention it as that shaft is about the softest I have ever tried and the ping shaft is much firmer.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 11:40 PM

First win for fetch!! Good job lee.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:10 PM

After seeing it in person, I think it will actually draw a number of players that might not even be attracted to it for its Fetching abilities. Its a really good shape, almost like a mini Taylormade Corza, not to mention custom length is over looked IMO.
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 07:24 PM

 04majorhmgc, on 12 November 2018 - 02:10 PM, said:

After seeing it in person, I think it will actually draw a number of players that might not even be attracted to it for its Fetching abilities. Its a really good shape, almost like a mini Taylormade Corza, not to mention custom length is over looked IMO.

Completely agree. It's much more attractive in person.
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Posted 16 November 2018 - 08:02 PM

after further review, I still like it. will admit that I'm relearning a straight stroke after years with toe drop putters

Discovered I am a creature of habit.  still reach down to get the ball after a short putt,  longer putts I remember to use the fetch, I will get it eventually.  I have been asked about it a lot on the practice green when people see me both make putts and pick them out of the hole.  

for another OCD guy, after several trips into the hole I see no abrasions on the putter.  

I have used it to tamp a hole's side back into shape, works nice for that, the Fetch helps you leave the course in better shape than you found it.  

Now it's a winner on tour, seems fast for a retail release to a win.
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Posted 21 November 2018 - 09:35 AM

I am interested in it for sure.  Thanks for the review.  I currently have a TM Spider Tour Red that I really like and SC Studio Style GSS Newport 2.  I love the adjustable length and feel has me intrigued.  I need to mess around with it more.  Wish I could out outside with it.  

Also really like the black anser.   If fetch came in black finish I'd be all over it
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Posted 21 November 2018 - 10:07 AM

 2Down, on 16 November 2018 - 08:02 PM, said:

after further review, I still like it. will admit that I'm relearning a straight stroke after years with toe drop putters

Now it's a winner on tour, seems fast for a retail release to a win.

You stand to the side of the ball. Except for short putts, you will not have a straight stroke unless you manipulate the stroke. You can move closer to the ball for less arc or rock the shoulders and keep the hands and arms passive. You can bend over more for less arc. But your stroke is your stroke. I once used face balanced putter, and it was still an arc.

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 07:20 PM

Everyone I’ve tried sit open when you sole them, the fetch part is cool, shape is interesting. I think the adjustment is a gimmick and feels a little wiggly, prefer a solid steel shaft.
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Posted 22 November 2018 - 12:01 AM

 johnnythunders, on 21 November 2018 - 07:20 PM, said:

Everyone I’ve tried sit open when you sole them, the fetch part is cool, shape is interesting. I think the adjustment is a gimmick and feels a little wiggly, prefer a solid steel shaft.
Never felt they sit open (on real grass), but I agree with you that the shaft is weak.
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 08:17 AM

So, broke par yesterday and the putter was the bigggest reason, I think this putter will be in the bag for a long time.  
I can add another thing to the list of things it does.  
Adjustable length.  Love it
Fetch the ball, love it
Repair the side of the hole. Love it
And you can use it to put a nice line on the ball.  You’ll leave a line on the sole also but so what.  Stick the bill into the hole with the logo as wanted and trace along the sole and ball.  

It seems Ping worked with a Swiss Army knife designer on this.  



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Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:00 AM

How is that finish holding up? I rolled it for several minutes - finish on backside, I initially thought, might be suspect.  Thought the feel off the face was good. Milling has some tech in it. Would prefer the toe hang model, which they did not have in stock.
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 04:16 PM

 SwingMan, on 26 November 2018 - 11:00 AM, said:

How is that finish holding up? I rolled it for several minutes - finish on backside, I initially thought, might be suspect.  Thought the feel off the face was good. Milling has some tech in it. Would prefer the toe hang model, which they did not have in stock.

Well it’s only a month but about ten or so rounds.  In that time I see no wear, even put my glasses on to look as closely as they allow.  
I’m completely satisfied with it.  I was more concerned with the face being soft but whatever material that is is holding up well, looks same as new to my eyes. An older Taylor made I tried used to get sand stuck in the grooves.  I hated that and loooked carefully to see if happened with this face, so far no problem.

Hope you find the one.  It will putt great but it won’t do all the other nice things the fetch does though.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 08:17 AM

I had opportunity to play around with the fetch yesterday.  I was very impressed with feel, look and utilitarian design.  I use a 340 gram SS forged anser style putter so I had to get used to how fast the ball pops off the face.  After 5 minutes I was sinking putts and enjoying the tingy sound as well.  No issues at all for me except.......I picked up the Tyne and everything went into the hole.  Crazy easy to align amd putt with!
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