Ping has really upped its game with the new Vault series. The look and feel is much improved on anything in their current range and it’s clear that much thought as gone into every area of the putters’ design – from the clubhead right up to the grip. If you’re happy to invest in a top-notch flatstick, the Vault should certainly be one you try.
All four putters provide exceptional feel and a consistent roll across the face
Current users of a mid-mallet style putter may be left wanting
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Ping are looking to make big strides in the putter market from the middle part of 2016 and beyond and it’s hoping the Vault series is going to catapult them into the forefront of the minds of golfers that are looking for a new flatstick.
The Vault range is a simple, premium offering with just four models that each come in either a lighter platinum finish or a darker slate finish. There are two blades (Anser 2 and Voss) and two mallets (Oslo and Bergen) so hopefully between the finishes and head shapes, there an option to suit most tastes if not all.
Coming in at this price point (£275) the putters need to look and feel excellent and from our initial testing, they deliver on both fronts. The heads are fully machined from a block of steel in the case of the blades and aluminium for the mallets, contributing to a very soft, buttery feel from the sweetspot.
What will please golfers is that this feel doesn’t change too much from the heel and toe either. Both the feel and ball speed doesn’t seem to be affected by an errant contact, which is especially reassuring when putting from long range.
Add in the variable depth TR grooves to assist with off-centre performance and you’ve got a clubface that is doing a lot of the work for you. The roll is excellent and it doesn’t feel like you have to strike the putt perfectly for it to start on your intended line.
There’s only one head weight available in each of the models in the range, which is a good thing as with all the different finishes and adjustable shaft length option (£299) available it could have been another confusing element to factor in when trying to settle on a model without going through a full fitting.
The new grip enhances what is already an impressive offering from Ping, providing a soft, tacky feel in the hands that helps with both feel, clubhead stability and face control. Its shape is slightly larger at the top to fit into the left hand (for a right handed player) a little more snug.
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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. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
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 86 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 3.2.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: Ping i230 4-UW
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x
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