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PING Ketsch (2014 putter)


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#1 ShortSticks

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:40 AM

I just noticed this on PINGs website and did not see any information on this one in any of the new PING threads. I guess this one flew under the radar. Interesting.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

revamped nome?  looks better to me than the other offerings this year
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:44 AM

I am not liking the Ping offerings this year.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:24 PM

If I was still a mallet guy I'd very much be into that.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:30 PM

Nice find.  Any info on it?  Will it have multiple stroke fittings like the Nome?  (i.e. straight, slight arc, etc...)

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:36 PM

View Postace036, on 02 January 2014 - 12:30 PM, said:

Nice find.  Any info on it?  Will it have multiple stroke fittings like the Nome?  (i.e. straight, slight arc, etc...)

Oops.  Spoke too soon.  Just looked at the website and looks like it will be offered in all 3.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:39 PM

It looks a lot like a proto TaylorMade head that has been floating around eBay the last year. Funny...
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:42 PM

View Postace036, on 02 January 2014 - 12:36 PM, said:

View Postace036, on 02 January 2014 - 12:30 PM, said:

Nice find.  Any info on it?  Will it have multiple stroke fittings like the Nome?  (i.e. straight, slight arc, etc...)

Oops.  Spoke too soon.  Just looked at the website and looks like it will be offered in all 3.

I thought that just means that it will fit all three stroke types, not that there will be three versions. That's my interpretation at least.

Either way, I like the alignment aid on this a lot, even if it does look like a TM rehash.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:00 PM

looks like my manta
I use 13 clubs

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:22 PM

That alignment setup is nice. I like that better then the nome

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:51 PM

Looks like a Cleveland putter
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:57 PM

I really like the look of this. Slight Arc and 34.5" please!!

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:59 PM

Looks like they filled in the Wolverine.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:08 PM

View PostPuppetmaster, on 02 January 2014 - 12:42 PM, said:

View Postace036, on 02 January 2014 - 12:36 PM, said:

View Postace036, on 02 January 2014 - 12:30 PM, said:

Nice find.  Any info on it?  Will it have multiple stroke fittings like the Nome?  (i.e. straight, slight arc, etc...)

Oops.  Spoke too soon.  Just looked at the website and looks like it will be offered in all 3.

I thought that just means that it will fit all three stroke types, not that there will be three versions. That's my interpretation at least.

Either way, I like the alignment aid on this a lot, even if it does look like a TM rehash.

The single bend shaft is cut at different lengths:  longest = face-balanced version, shortest = strong arc version

same head, same shaft, different trim lengths

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:17 PM

View Postace036, on 02 January 2014 - 12:30 PM, said:

Nice find.  Any info on it?  Will it have multiple stroke fittings like the Nome?  (i.e. straight, slight arc, etc...)

This is fron the PING website;

"Precision-milled at PING in Phoenix, Ariz., the Ketsch offers unprecedented distance control, extreme forgiveness, and accurate alignment. Variable-depth grooves equalize ball speeds across the face, an innovation called True Roll (TR) Technology. A captured appearance at address inspires confidence, and contrasting sightlines simplify alignment. A 17-4 stainless steel sole weight creates a high MOI."

Looks like it comes in the 3 different bends for different strokes and the adjustable length shaft is also an option.

Edited by ShortSticks, 02 January 2014 - 04:19 PM.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:49 PM

It reminds me of the Rife IMO from a few years ago.  Should be interesting with the weight pulled way back with the sole plate.  I will give it a roll, but do not see it making the cut.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:56 PM

Wonder how this compares to the nome. Wish it was counter balanced.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:58 PM

Nice looking kinda looks like a futuristic Rife Barbados.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:05 PM

nice streamlined look. wonder where the name 'Ketsch' came from?

at first I thought 'True Roll' isn't that the TaylorMade tech? But looked it up, TMAG's is 'Pure Roll' :taunt:
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:09 PM

View Postboycer11, on 02 January 2014 - 06:56 PM, said:

Wonder how this compares to the nome. Wish it was counter balanced.
That's exactly what I was thinking.  Hopefully it has a better feel than the Redwood series I've been using.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:14 PM

What is the price suppose to be?

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:26 PM

View PostCactusGolf, on 02 January 2014 - 07:09 PM, said:

View Postboycer11, on 02 January 2014 - 06:56 PM, said:

Wonder how this compares to the nome. Wish it was counter balanced.
That's exactly what I was thinking.  Hopefully it has a better feel than the Redwood series I've been using.

I had a nome tr adjustable.  Just didn't seem to work as good as my TM spider. I'd like to find a ping mallet to put in the bag. I was debating tm dll but would rather find a similar ping putter.

I wish they weight was adjustable as well. Might still give this one a try.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:36 PM

Would like some other mid mallet options.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:45 PM

Meh.  Don't love it, don't hate it, but it does seem like a Nome replacement...
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:13 AM

View Postenis750, on 02 January 2014 - 01:00 PM, said:

looks like my manta

That was my first thought also.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:43 AM

View Postmws92, on 02 January 2014 - 04:08 PM, said:

View PostPuppetmaster, on 02 January 2014 - 12:42 PM, said:

View Postace036, on 02 January 2014 - 12:36 PM, said:

View Postace036, on 02 January 2014 - 12:30 PM, said:

Nice find.  Any info on it?  Will it have multiple stroke fittings like the Nome?  (i.e. straight, slight arc, etc...)

Oops.  Spoke too soon.  Just looked at the website and looks like it will be offered in all 3.

I thought that just means that it will fit all three stroke types, not that there will be three versions. That's my interpretation at least.

Either way, I like the alignment aid on this a lot, even if it does look like a TM rehash.

The single bend shaft is cut at different lengths:  longest = face-balanced version, shortest = strong arc version

same head, same shaft, different trim lengths

Very interesting, thanks. I missed it before, but they do have it in the overview of the putter on the Ping site.

" The Ketsch is available in three shaft bends to fit any stroke type: Straight, Slight Arc, or Strong Arc."
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:04 AM

Putter will be $199.00.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:08 AM

Anyone else thinking V-Line ish..?

For the right stroke, I think it looks pretty good.
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:24 AM

I like the looks of this one. I look forward to giving it a try but it is going to have to be something special to beat out the Versa #7 for me.
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:23 PM

View PostDead Solid Perfect, on 02 January 2014 - 06:58 PM, said:

Nice looking kinda looks like a futuristic Rife Barbados.
Agreed. You know, I wish those jacktards would wake up and put out a center-shaft offering.


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