|Ping Redwood Piper S putter|
Putting is all about confidence. But in my experience you'll never feel confident unless you look down at address and you're not overwhelmed by too much going on in the clubhead at your feet.
I immediately liked the look of this putter - it's clean white sight lines contrasting with the anti-glare, manganese bronze appearance of the head, which was slightly curved at the back and felt heavier than most modern putters. I like that.
And talking of feel, the sensation off the milled face was like caressing the ball towards the hole rather than rapping it. I didn't always get the right line or pace at first but the feedback promoted a confidence you don't always get from a putter.
Another appealing feature is the headcover. Ping have obviously done their homework in ensuring, not only boxing glove protection for their valuable equipment but using red, unmistakeable in any bag, links neatly towards the Redwood brand.
The distinction also says something about the golfer using it. At £190 the putter is expensive - maybe too expensive - but aimed at those who consider this tool worth spending more than average for the best quality and materials.
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