PING rolls out limited edition putters inspired by paintball guns

PING launches new Camo Ketsch Realtree Xtra and Camo Ketsch Muddy Girl putters. 

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Mon, 3 Apr 2017

PING has introduced two visually striking PLD2 putters called the Camo Ketsch Realtree Xtra and Camo Ketsch Muddy Girl (above), both of which have been inspired by paintball guns.

Both limited-edition models are PING Putting Lab Design (PLD) originals and part of the lab’s efforts to advance new putter design, technology and engineering concepts.

"The first thing that grabs you is the incredible detail of the camo design that makes these putters distinctive in the marketplace," said PING's chairman and SEO, John A. Solheim.

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"We chose the award-winning Ketsch for this project because of its popularity with golfers and its unique geometry. Using a proprietary Permodize anodized sealing process, we apply the multi-colored camo graphic to the milled 6061 aluminum head.

"The graphic permeates the material with vibrant and rich detail while creating an extremely hard, durable shell. The results are two putters that look amazing, perform great, and showcase our commitment to manufacturing innovations."

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PING claims the contrasting sightlines make the Ketsch easy to aim, and 17-4 stainless steel sole weights yield a low centre of gravity for faster forward roll and exceptional stability. The patented TR face technology also ensures speed control across the face.

Both the Realtree Xtra and Muddy Girl models are milled from 6061 aluminum at PING in Phoenix to ensure the precise engineering detail of the Ketsch design. The stainless steel sole plate undergoes a nitriding finishing process, commonly used in the aerospace industry, which diffuses nitrogen onto the surface of the metal to harden the surface.

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The stepless shaft has a brushed, non-glare finish that eliminates reflections and further distinguishes the look of both putters.

"The complex geometry of the Ketsch model really challenged us to execute the process to its fullest extent," added Solheim.

"We achieved unmatched image quality that would be impossible to replicate with other manufacturing methods. This type of technology has functional and decorative applications that we look forward to utilising in the future."

The PLD2 Camo Ketsch Realtree Xtra and Camo Ketsch Muddy Girl putters are available for pre-order beginning today at PING Authorised golf shops.

MSRP $325

PLD2 Putter Specifications

Authentic Realtree Xtra Camo Pattern; Authentic Moon Shine Muddy Girl Camo Pattern

Precision-Milled From 6061 Aluminum at PING in Phoenix

Patented True-Roll Face Technology Improves Ball-Speed Control

17-4 Stainless Steel Sole Weights Create Low CG and High MOI

Brushed Stepless Non-Reflective Shaft

PP58 Grip with Color Accents (Orange on Realtree Xtra Model, Pink on Muddy Girl Model)

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