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Ping launches “PLD1” custom-putter program

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Attention, putter collectors, creative minds and golfers with deep pockets: Ping has a new custom-putter program called PLD1 (stands for Putting Lab Design) that may be right up your alley.

PLD1 allows golfers to customize a milled Ping putter, a concept that’s “inspired by the one-off, milled putters that Bubba and several of our tour players use,” according to the company.

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Using the PLD1 microsite, I created this digital beauty.

On the PLD1 microsite, golfers have their say over the following design aspects:

  • Dexterity (right- or left-handed)
  • Alignment Aids (line vs. dot)
  • Heel/toe bumper engravings (max 6 characters each bumper)
  • “Ping” cavity color
  • “Ping” hosel color
  • Eyemark logo color
  • Length (28-38 inches, standard is 35 inches)
  • Loft (standard is 3 degrees, adjustable +/- 2 degrees)
  • Lie (standard is 70 degrees, adjustable +/- 4 degrees)
  • Grip (30+ options, including Ping, SuperStroke and Salty)

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The putters, which will be handcrafted by Ping machinists, will sell for $600 plus tax, regardless of your custom selections. Each putter also comes with a PLD1 box and putter cover, as pictured above.

Visit puttinglab.ping.com to learn more.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Bert

    Jan 15, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Marketing gone crazy? Guess it will work if golfers buy them; after all they buy other Ping replicas for big bucks; just add milling!

  2. booya cornflakes

    Jan 13, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    So…400 bucks for stamping? It feels like all of the other options can be had off the rack, other than the paintfill color which takes all of what, 25 minutes to change? This seems badly planned, especially when $600 buys a LOT of putter fro anyone number of boutique brands that are actually, you know, custom.

  3. MuskieCy

    Jan 13, 2017 at 12:31 am

    I get one of these, PXG irons and stupid expensive JDM titanium.

    Viola, the first GOLFWRX $10K bag championship.

    I win and am a total loser at the same time.

  4. Blake

    Jan 12, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Go to edel instead and get a completely custom putter. $600 is ridic

  5. tlmck

    Jan 12, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Hopefully there is something different about these otehr than the paint job of grip choice. If it is like the milled ones I hit at the store, mu 1990 stainless with no grooves walks all over those turds.

  6. Cwolfs

    Jan 11, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    You lost me at the price tag. Never

  7. John

    Jan 11, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    A $600 Ping Anser?! Kingston Putters about to get PAY-EDDD

  8. Anthony Polakov

    Jan 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    A big waste of money. But what else do golf equipment company’s have to do but try every way to get more of our money!

  9. Shanks for the Memories

    Jan 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    I was hoping there would be more options or models or something. Basically a milled anser with stamped bumpers and your choice of siteline… oh, and colors. Your choice of colors.

    • rymail00

      Jan 11, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Agree. $600 for your choice of paintfill, bumper stamping and alignent choice is not what I’d consider a custom putter worth that price point JMO.

      Maybe if other options like carbon, different finishes, and choice of head weights with adding tunsten or whatever. Might be asking a lot though.

  10. Rich

    Jan 11, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Literally a Rife Vault 001 Iconic Putter

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L.A.B Golf unveils new MEZZ.1 Proto putter

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L.A.B Golf has soft-launched its new MEZZ.1. Proto, which is currently limited to just 1,000 individually numbered putters.

The new mid-mallet putter is fully CNC machined from a billet of 6061 aircraft aluminum (body) and 303 stainless steel (midsection) for what L.A.B are calling their “best-feeling putter to date”.

The new addition includes 10 weights (eight on the bottom, two on the sides) that allow the company to individually build each putter to a golfer’s exact specifications.

Golfers can also choose their preferred alignment aid, with blank (no marking), line, and dot all offered with the new MEZZ.1 Proto.

The putter comes equipped with a headcover and is available to purchase now at LabGolf.com for $600.00.

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WITB Time Machine: Justin Thomas’ winning WITB 2017 CJ Cup

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Driver: Titleist 917D2 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana BF 60TX (tipped 1.5 inches)

3 Wood: Titleist 917F2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 80TX

5 Wood: Titleist 915Fd (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X-Flex

Irons: Titleist 716 CB (4 iron), Titleist 718 MB (5-9 irons)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 (52-12 F Grind, 56-14 F Grind), Vokey SM6 (46-10 F-Grind, 60)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (46), S400 (52, 56, 60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron X5 Prototype (flow neck)
Length: 34 inches, 350 grams

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (10/14/21): Bettinardi Queen Bee #7

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Bettinardi Queen Bee #7

From the seller: (re_murphy13): “Bettinardi Queen Bee #7 = Just over 34”.  Comes with a leather sim mountain HC.  Few light patina spots on head and shaft.  Beautiful putter.  $175 firm”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Bettinardi Queen Bee #7

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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