Ping’s new ChipR clubs can turn a sagging short game into a major strength

Ping's Chipr can help alleviate your short-game woes.

Jeffrey Westbrook

How many shots do you typically waste around the green? Chances are more than you’d like to admit — and we’re not talking about short-sided flop shots with a high degree of difficulty. Stub a few routine chip shots and things can go south in a hurry.

Thankfully, Ping is here to save the day with a club that, according to recent research, could benefit upwards of one-third of the golfing population.

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With a shallow face height that falls between a putter and a wedge, the new ChipR ($195 each; 38.5 degrees) is geared for shots within 40 yards of the green from the rough or fringe. Simply apply a putting-like stroke to get the ball airborne with little effort. It’s the kind of club that could no doubt become your go-to option for those no-brainer chip shots.

To keep the head from digging into the turf at impact, Ping added a cambered sole that promotes consistent contact. It’s paired with the company’s MicroMax grooves for spin control around the green and a composite cavity badge to enhance feel at impact. Weighting along the perimeter of the club ensures you don’t have to be deadly accurate to get the most out of a certified chipping cheat code.

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Jonathan Wall

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Jonathan Wall is GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com’s Managing Editor for Equipment. Prior to joining the staff at the end of 2018, he spent 6 years covering equipment for the PGA Tour.