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Ping unveils 10 new putter models

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Ping Golf has today introduced 10 new putter models.

The 10 models, consisting of high moment of inertia blades and ultra-forgiving multi-material mid-mallets and mallets, are available for pre-order beginning today for $300 (U.S. MSRP), with each model available to custom fit for stroke type, length, lie, loft and grip type.

“What’s most exciting about our new PING putter models is how different they are from each other. Rather than applying one common technology to every model, our engineers took a more singular approach, applying proven innovations to different head styles to improve the performance of our most popular designs while introducing some brand-new models. For example, several of the new models offer milled faces for a firmer feel and others provide a softer feeling insert.”

“In the blade models, which includes the Tony Finau-inspired Anser 2D design, we put a priority on delivering high-MOI, clean-looking designs by placing tungsten weights in the heel and toe. The use of aluminum and stainless steel in the larger mallet designs has resulted in some of our most forgiving models to date, led by the Tomcat 14. Each model also provides confidence- inspiring alignment cues, from single lines to multi-line alignment aids. It’s a very diverse offering but the one thing they all have in common is they offer precision performance on putts of every length.” – John K. Solheim, PING CEO and President

2022 Ping Putters:

Anser

  • Std Length: 35″
  • Stroke Type: Slight Arc
  • Head Weight: 345 g

“The winningest putter in history is updated using tungsten toe-heel weights to provide stability and forgiveness, and the shallow milled face delivers a firmer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. Employs color blocking where the platinum topline contrasts with the black cavity, drawing focus to the front of the putter for improved aiming.”

Anser 2D

  • Std. Length: 35″
  • Stroke Type: Slight Arc
  • Head Weight: 360 g

“Made popular by multiple-time winner Tony Finau, a PEBAX insert with shallow milled surround ensures a softer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. Tungsten toe-heel weights provide stability and forgiveness, a single white alignment line contrasts with the matte- black head, and a ball-width cavity floor help frame the ball to make aligning to the target easier.”

Kushin 4

  • Std. Length: 35″
  • Stroke Type: Strong Arc
  • Head Weight: 355 g

“Tungsten toe and heel weights provide stability and forgiveness for improved accuracy, and the shallow milled face ensures a firmer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. A platinum topline contrasts against a black cavity to draw the focus forward, where a short alignment line and ball-width cavity floor frame the ball. Fits a strong-arc stroke type.”

Shea

  • Std. Length: 35″
  • Stroke Type: Slight Arc
  • Head Weight: 360 g

“Forgiveness is high in the mid-mallets, aided by tungsten toe-heel weights to ensure stability, while the shallow milled face delivers a firmer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. A platinum topline contrasted against a black cavity with its longer alignment line draws the focus forward, and the ball-width cavity floor helps frame the ball.”

DS72

  • Std. Length: 35″
  • Stroke Types: Straight, Slight Arc
  • Head Weight: 365 g

“Named in honor of Doug Sanders, who served as Karsten’s chief engineer for many years, the DS72 has a shallow milled face to deliver a firmer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. A platinum topline contrasts against the black cavity where a white alignment line and ball-width cavity floor focus the eye. The more squared off will be aesthetically pleasing to the mid-mallet player. Fit for straight and slight-arc stroke types.”

DS72 C

  • Std. Length: 35″
  • Stroke Type: Straight
  • Head Weight: 370 g

“The center-shafted head offers a visual symmetry, and tungsten toe-heel weights ensure stability for improved accuracy. The shallow milled face provides a firmer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. The color-blocked head features a platinum topline contrasting against the black cavity with its white alignment line to draw the focus forward.”

Tyne G

  • Std. Length: 35″
  • Stroke Type: Straight, Slight Arc
  • Head Weight: 360 g

“A trio of white lines, ball-width cavity floor and ball-pickup cutout feature distinguish the easy-to- aim Tyne G. The cutout redistributes mass to the perimeter for added stability and forgiveness to improve accuracy with the added benefit of a “gimme” ball-pickup feature. A PEBAX insert with shallow milled surround ensures a softer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics.”

Prime Tyne 4

Std. Length: 35″

Stroke Type: Strong Arc

Head Weight: 365 g

“A top performer evolves for 2023, featuring the customary twin forks that make the head highly stable to ensure forgiveness and accuracy. The shallow milled face delivers a firmer feel, consistent ball speed and pleasing acoustics. New color blocking utilizes a platinum topline contrasted against the black cavity to draw the focus forward.”

Mundy

  • Std. Length: 35″
  • Stroke Type: Straight, Slight Arc
  • Head Weight: 355 g

“Forgiveness is driven way up by joining a lighter aluminum body to a 304 stainless steel sole plate for positioning the center of gravity low/back. A PEBAX insert with a smooth milled surround delivers a softer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. Three full-length, ball-width alignment lines draw the eye to the point of contact with the ball, simplifying aiming.”

Tomcat 14

  • Std. Length: 35″
  • Stroke Type: Straight
  • Head Weight: 380 g

“Multi-material construction creates extreme MOI in the Tomcat 14, built with a lighter aluminum body joined to a 304 stainless steel sole plate for positioning the center of gravity low/back for forgiveness. Ball-width runway-style dotted lines track all the way to the ball to aid in alignment. The smooth milled face delivers the firmest feel of the newest PING putters, and slightly faster ball speed.”

DS72 Armlock

  • Std. Length: 41.5″
  • Std. Loft: 6°
  • Stroke Types: Straight, Slight Arc
  • Head Weight: 365 g

“Built with a longer shaft and grip and more loft to perform for the armlock style of player, the DS72 offers a shallow milled face delivers a firmer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. A platinum topline contrasts against the black cavity where a white alignment line and ball-width cavity floor focus the eye. The more squared off will be aesthetically pleasing to the mid-mallet player.”

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SPOTTED: Srixon ZX5 “Mk II LS” and ZX7 “Mk II” drivers being tested in Napa

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It’s the start of the new season at the 2022 Fortinet Championship, and we’re starting to see brand new products being tested out on the PGA Tour (such as a Wilson Dynapwr driver and Cobra King Tour irons). On Tuesday in Napa, GolfWRX spotted various Srixon staffers seeing and testing new Srixon drivers for the first time, including Hideki Matsuyama.

While it’s still too early for any technical/design information, we were able to take in-hand photos of new Srixon “ZX5 Mk II LS” and “ZX7 Mk II” drivers from inside PGA Tour players’ bags. All we know for sure is that the ZX5 model has “LS” – presumably standing for “low spin” – on the sole and hosel, and both the ZX5 and ZX7 have “Rebound Frame” and “MkII” written on them, as well. The ZX5 appears to have a sole weight near the face, whereas the ZX7 has two sole weights near the rear.

The last time we saw new drivers from Srixon was the release of the company’s current ZX5 and ZX7 drivers in 2021. It appears that the drivers pictured below may eventually be their replacements in the retail market, but we don’t have a confirmed timeline as of yet from Srixon. PGA Tour players themselves are still seeing the drivers for their first time.

For now, let’s enjoy the photos of new Srixon ZX5 Mk II LS and Srixon ZX7 Mk II drivers below.

Srixon ZX5 MkII LS

Srixon ZX7 MkII

See more photos of the Srixon drivers in our forums

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When to replace wedges? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the optimal time to replace wedges for those that play a lot of golf. WRXer ‘GoalieDad30’ kicks off the thread saying:

“I play around 150 rounds a year and practice pretty much close to daily. When practicing and warming up for my rounds, I will hit a minimum of 40-50 balls with my wedges daily. I’m wearing a nickel-sized spot on my wedge faces (sadly, it used to be dime-sized …. ).

I replace the grips on the wedges probably three times a year. What’s the rule of thumb/conventional wisdom on when to replace the wedges? I play lofts of 50 / 54/ 58 for gap, sand, lob. They wear in inverse proportion …. 58 is most worn, followed by 54 & 50.

I’ve been a Cleveland guy for 25+ years, so I was hoping to wait until whatever their 2023 intros will be, but I’m concerned I’ve gone too long. Current wedges probably have 200+ rounds on them, with associated practice.”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts in our forum.

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.

  • StephenMatt: “For someone using them as much as you, I would probably say at least once per year.”
  • zap311: “Titleist says after 75 rounds you will see degrading spin around the greens, but they also have a vested interest in selling more Vokeys. Based upon your frequency of play, it would seem like you should replace at least your 58* every year and maybe the 54* too. I heard that pros replace the gap wedge less often since it’s mainly used for full shots and rarely in the sand. Ultimately, the answer to your question is to replace it (a) when you start to see your ball check less than you’re used to and (b) when you can afford to get a new one. “
  • RacineBoxer: “You are probably in that 1% of golfers who should replace them every year. If money is no object, you could replace them 2-3 times if you wanted.”

Entire Thread: “When to replace wedges? – GolfWRXers discuss

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (9/14/22): 1 of 1 GSS Kevin Burns putter

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At GolfWRX, 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 – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a 1 of 1 GSS Kevin Burns putter

From the seller (@Kaexo): “Kevin Burns 1 piece GSS 9305, only 1 in the USA with a standard neck. Kevin originally designed the 9305 has LN only. Since it’s a standard length neck both sole weights needed to be pure tungsten to get the headweight and CG correct.

Only reason I am saleing is because I should have got a topline instead of a flange line sightline. So my loss is your gain and would rather it see action. I have went back and fourth about saleing since it’s the only one but I just can’t lineup the flange line.Putter is mint with only a couple rounds on it on grass. Rest is carpet rolled. Headcover is leather magnet closure made by EP.

Specs:, 34″, 3? loft, 70? lie, 350g. $699 shipped FedEx.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: 1 of 1 GSS Kevin Burns putter

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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