Need To Know
The Ping Karsten 1959 Anser 2 putter is among a range of five putters named after the founder of the brand – Karsten Soleheim.
All the putters are reasonably priced and they are designed for golfers who enjoy the performance of a steel face with an insert feel.
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The Karsten range takes a elastomer insert and interestingly placed it behind the face of the putter rather than the face which is the industry standard. The intention was to keep the cushioned feel of an insert but also to maintain consistency which can be lost from an insert when on the face.
The Karsten 1959 Anser 2 has a classic appearance and delivers a classic feel and performance from a brand which can always be trusted to produce a solid putter. I’m a fan of the simple appearance, especially the thin top line.
Weight taken from the cavity of the putter was redistributed to the edges of the putter to stop any twisting which can be common in blade putters. It also increased the putters moment of inertia (MOI) for added forgiveness.
I was really pleased that the feel lived up to expectations. This pioneering putter was a revelation for me and produced just what I wanted. I like a soft feeling putter but I’m always wary the softer I go the more I risk losing consistency and feel.
The Karsten 1959 Anser 2 was one of the best putters I’ve used in terms of feel and consistency. From five, ten, twenty feet and beyond I felt I had it in me to have the ball near the hole every time.
Should you buy the Ping Karsten 1959 Anser 2?
An underrated putter which offers superb feel and consistency and is on the market at a great price.