PING Golf is fresh off an exciting year that not only saw the release of its forward-thinking Precision Milled Anser putter series, but also a corresponding iPhone app that remains the gold standard in personal putting analysis.
Indeed, the iPING putter app not only offers key insights into your putting performance, but also happily ushers putter fitting concepts into the mainstream. And since we’re bullish on putter fitting here at PutterZone.com, we can only applaud this achievement.
Continuing our coverage from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, we now report from the PING tour van, where we got a peek at what’s next from PING, and how it fits into the putter fitting equation.
PING tour representative Matt Rollins (pictured below) showed us around the van, and pulled out one of the PING Nome putters (pictured above) that you’ll see hit the shelves this spring. The Nome is a large mallet with an alignment feature that is similar to the one found on the PING Sydney putter released last year.
This alignment feature consists of an arching piece of black anodized aluminum that extends across the crown of the putter. A contrasting white sightline runs through the center of the piece, extending from the rear of head to the leading edge of the face, for one continuous visual thread. This feature is particularly helpful for golfers who draw a putting line around the equator of their ball, as the putter’s sightline can “connect” with the line on the ball with minimal visual interruption.
The Nome putter will also be offered with three different shaft bends, which will alter the balance of the putter from face balanced to toe down in varying degrees.
These putter fitting options are designed to match the stroke of the player, be it a straight stroke, slight arc or strong arc. The aforementioned iPhone app can help the golfer ascertain exactly which type of stroke he or she employs, and thus guide the golfer to a better fit.
Stay tuned at PutterZone.com for more on the PING Nome putter and related putter fitting options.