The SECRET To Improving Your Short Game? PING ChipR Review

Alex from GolfMagic assessed the performance of the PING ChipR club which can act as an instant remedy to cure your short game woes.

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Matt Chivers
Wed, 13 Jul 2022
The SECRET To Improving Your Short Game? PING ChipR Review

Need To Know

- The PING ChipR is packed with technology and optimal weighting to produce consistent dispersion and performance.
- The PING ChipR may only be suitable for a certain type of golfer.
Our score:
Overall: 
4.5
PRICE: £160.00 YEAR: from 2022

Chipping can be the difference between winning and losing a match or shooting a very good or a very bad score in your club competition.

The PING ChipR could go a long way to improving your short game. It is a reliable and stable club packed with technology that will help you around the green.

GolfMagic Equipment Editor Alex took the new PING ChipR to assess its performance and to discover how and why this club can help any golfer to shoot low scores.

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What is the PING ChipR all about?

This club has been given a refreshing new look for 2022 with the aesthetics and technology. With 38.5 degrees of loft and 35 inches in length, the PING ChipR is very different from the company's predecessor Chipo club.

PING say that this club can improve up to 30% of golfer's short games compared to normal wedges which are supposedly not as effective or as easy to use.

It has a shorter toe length to add to its new look for 2022. It is a huge improvement and PING has utilised technology to make a product that improves many people's games. The technology used is aimed at game improvement.

The club is weighted like something between a pitching wedge and a lob wedge. The weight of the head makes it feel very easy to establish solid contact.

WATCH OUR FULL PING CHIPR REVIEW BELOW

 

 

Which golfers should use a PING ChipR?

We believe that the PING ChipR is perfect for older golfers who are hoping to establish a proper connection around the greens and for those who struggled to get air time on their chips.

This new club could also be used by junior golfers who are just beginning their golf careers and developing the first foundations of their short game.

Looks

The substantial sole camber and the shorter toe length add to its new look for 2022. It is a huge improvement on the previous PING Chipo club which now looks very dated.

Sound and Feel

You can almost swing this club like a putter to hit the middle of the clubface. In this way, you will achieve the best sound and feel possible and make the best of the PING ChipR.

Performance 

When Alex spent time in and around the greens with this new PING club, he found that his dispersion around the hole was very tight.

More often than not, he found the centre of the club face and this is down to the design and technology of the club. The performance is very consistent.

It is a very forgiving club and there is no longer a need to worry about hitting the toe or the heel. The PING ChipR makes chipping easier and this is important for many golfers to understand.

The club has a Hydro Pearl finish that helps you to achieve spin out of the rough as well as on the fairway. The PING ChipR should only be used in light rough and grass that isn't too high.

Verdict

You need to consider how often you will use the PING ChipR in your bag before you purchase it. Will you need this type of club around the greens at your home course?

On a links course where you do not need to hit lofty chips, the PING ChipR could be perfect because of the consistency and the ease of the strike.

Don't fall foul to the stereotype of having a chipper in your bag. If you feel this is the right club for you after watching our review above, you should invest.

The PING ChipR is an immediate remedy to your short game woes. It provides a consistent dispersion and a get-out-of-jail-free card for those golfers who aren't confident in chipping from the fringe or the semi-rough.

PING have told us that this club can improve the short game of up to 30% of golfers, so the brand knows that not every player will benefit from having the ChipR in their bags.

 

 

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Performance: 
5
Quality: 
4.5
Value: 
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