Golf Monthly's Ping Sigma G Putters Review - a new putter range said to reduce three putts thanks to a new clubface insert
With the 16 models there is a host of different shapes coming in either a black nickel or slate finish. The classic Anser shape has stood the test of time and as a result is the only model available in both, while there more daring designs like the Doon CB and the Tess, a throwback to a popular shape of the past.
Regardless of the putter you choose, you’ll be greeted by a simple look at addres – no fancy colours or alignment aids, just one or two lines that contrast nicely with the premium finish.
Most golfers will like this and while the headcovers are perhaps a little too understated, it would appear that Ping is content to let the performance of these putters do the talking.
And it’s no wonder because the technology Ping has incorporated into these putters really works to point where golfers will notice it out on the course.
There’s a full face aluminium insert to provide the necessary ball speed, while Pebex elastomer behind it provides the soft feel. Ping’s TR technology means there’s deeper grooves in the middle of the face to slow the ball speed down, something we found especially helpful from short range.
The consistency of roll on longer putts really was excellent, there really is a lot of assistance built in to help reduce the number of three putts golfers have.
The B60 model we tested had a firmer feel than you might expect, but struck a nice balance between feel and roll you want on the UK’s traditionally slower greens.
We found the mallet Wolverine (above right) to have a hollow feel and produce a very loud ping off the face to the point where it didn’t feel like we were using the premium golf ball we actually were. This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s just something that might not be to every golfer’s taste.
The stock Ping pistol grip definitely enhances the overall feel and promotes a soft and light grip pressure to keep the stroke flowing nicely.
We think the mallet Tyne model will get a lot of traction – it’s already being used on tour by Lee Westwood. We also like the Kinloch and the Darby.
With 16 putters to choose, we’d certainly recommend you speak to your local PGA pro and even get a short evaluation on your technique for guidance as to which model is best for you.
Especially when you consider there are counterbalanced models with heavier heads to factor in, as well as the length of shaft from the adjustable options too.
If you’re a golfer that struggles with three putts and enjoys a simple, fuss-free look to your flatstick, the Ping Sigma G range ticks all the boxes.