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.
Exceptional distance control from long range; simple but premium look and feel
Loud impact sound of some models may not be to some golfers’ taste
By Joel Tadman
Golf Monthly's Ping Sigma G Putters Review - a new putter range said to reduce three putts thanks to a new clubface insert
Within the new Ping Sigma G putter range is a whopping 16 models, so you’re sure to find a model that’s going to suit your eye and stroke type.
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.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf.
During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58°
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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