PING Golf today announced the imminent arrival of its new Vault series putters, which will retail for $325.
The PING Vault series features two blades (Voss and Anser 2) and two mallets (Oslo and Bergen). According to PING, they will launch later this month with limited availability until production can meet what the company is calling high demand.
The Vault series name is said to be inspired by PING’s Gold Putter Vault program, whereby a commemorative gold-plated putter is made to mark each tour victory notched with a PING putter. PING says that the new model names of Voss, Oslo and Bergen are a tribute to founder Karsten Solheim and his homeland of Norway. In the words of CEO John Solheim, “He was born in Bergen more than 100 years ago. Oslo is the country’s capital and Voss is a beautiful town known for its outdoor activities. We think it’s a nice way to further his legacy.”
The blades are milled from forged billets of 303 stainless steel, while the mallets are milled from 6061 aluminum. Each features PING’s patented TR face technology, with a milled face pattern that varies in depth and pitch for ball speed consistency. Each also features the new PING Pistol grip, which is said to fit more naturally in the palm for a more cohesive grip pressure. They are available in bright platinum and dark “slate” finishes.
Perhaps the most interesting of the four is the new Voss (pictured here), given PING’s iconic stature in the field of blade putters, starting with the original Anser. The Voss is a new design that features a ball-width cavity and sloped heel-toe weighting. We have to say, the Voss looks pretty sweet in platinum.
It’s hard to believe that there’s overwhelming demand for $300+ putters toward the end of summer, but it’s quite possible that orders are exceeding initial projections. which would cause a squeeze on availability. Which means if you want one of these bad boys, you’d better be ready to jump.