PING has launched its Vault putters, consisting of four models.
The line takes inspiration from the Gold Putter Vault, which houses gold-plated replicas of every winning PING putter.
Two blades (Voss and Anser 2) and two mallets (Oslo and Bergen) will be on offer in small supplies.
Ping Anser 2
“The PING Vault Series recognises our unequalled putter success on tour since 1959 and continues our focus to advance the design and process of making putters,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO.
“The precision and craftsmanship in these putters is amazing. They look great and perform in every respect. The blades are clean and simple while the mallets provide added alignment cues and more stability. With all four models being available in either a Platinum or Slate finish, golfers can easily find one to fit their stroke and eye.”
“Since launching the PING Vault putters on tour in June we’ve had considerable interest, which has put our delivery schedule a little behind,” Solheim said. “These putters require a lot of time and precision in the manufacturing process. The higher demand means golfers may have to wait a couple of extra weeks to get one in their bag. It will be well worth the wait.”
The putters boast PING’s TR face technology, designed for improved touch and control, while individually milled face patterns aid forgiveness.
The blades are machined from 303 stainless steel forged billets, for sleek aesthetics and superb feel.
The Voss is a new design, utilising a ball-width cavity and sloped heel-toe weights.
“The new Voss has a great look and is incredibly simple and clean,” Solheim said. “The cavity is exactly ball width so when you set up you’re ready to go. The continued popularity and tour success of the Anser 2 made it an obvious choice to be part of the PING Vault line. It’s a classic design that never goes out of style.”
The Oslo and Bergen are milled from 6061 T-6 aluminum, and boast stainless steel bottom weighting for higher MOI and a lower CG. Both have a double bend shaft that can be adjusted to suit stoke type.
The Oslo is a simpler mallet with a smaller footprint and lower-level sightline. The Bergen features a raised ball-width crown alignment aid.
“The Oslo and Bergen are high-performance designs in the mallet category where we’ve enjoyed great success in recent years with models like the Ketsch,” Solheim said. “They are easy to align and offer tremendous stability due to the extremely high MOI. In addition to a primary sight line, the precise milling lines provide subtle reminders to improve alignment.”
Solheim said the new model names are a tribute to his father, Karsten Solheim, and his home country of Norway.
“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,” he explained.
The new PING Pistol (PP62) grip is standard on all four models. The Pistol shape fits naturally into the palm and fingertips for more-consistent grip pressure. The lightweight (68g), oversized grip’s soft, tacky polymer construction ensures a comfortable feel.
Price: £275, £299 (adjustable)
Available: 25 August (pre-order now)
Head to PING’s website for more information.