Ping Collection 1A Putter Polo Shirt Review

We put Ping's brand new 1A polo to the test in this review.

Ping Collection 1A Putter Polo Shirt Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

As well as offering a cool, out-of-the-box style, the 1A from Ping performs in just about all the ways you would want it to out on the golf course. The proprietary fabric technology really elevates the garment into a top performer.

Reasons to buy
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    Historically significant design

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    Fabric feels excellent on the skin

Reasons to avoid
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    Only two colors and design won't be for everyone

Ping Collection 1A Putter Polo Shirt Review

In our 2021 Editor’s Choice list we picked the Frequency polo thanks to a combination of performance and an aesthetic design that harkens back to the very foundation of the Ping brand. Well in 2022 the brand has done more of the same with the 1A Putter Polo shirt. 

Homage to Heritage

The most recent Ping Collection of apparel is all about referencing Ping’s heritage and it does not get more significant than the 1A Putter. As such this polo has a special edition print pattern which features clean, angular shapes, referencing the revolutionary putter crafted in 1959 by Karsten Solheim. This putter gave birth to almost all modern heel and toe weighted putters and launched Ping onto the world’s stage. In fact it was this putter that gave the brand its very name as well thanks to the pinging sound off the putter face. The shirt is available in two colors, black and blue surf, and comes in sizes ranging from small to 3XL.

Proprietary Technology

Performance is not limited to the aesthetics though because at the heart of this polo is Ping’s SensorCool technology. This fabric technology system has been designed to make sure every product deals with the demands of the game of golf. As such it ensures moisture is wicked away from the skin and evaporated to keep the wearer comfortable, freedom of movement is ensured thanks to a combination of polyester, elastane and recycled content, and it is also highly crease-resistant so requires no ironing if dried correctly.

To conclude, Ping is a brand with a storied and successful history in the game of golf and and this polo offers a distinctly unique and modern take on that, without compromising on performance. As such it is one of the best men's golf shirts (opens in new tab) money can buy. However we would also recommend taking a look at the rest of the new Ping Collection range because from the Angus, to the Focus, there is something for everyone.

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6