FIRST LOOK: Ping unveils 10 new models as part of 2022 putter lineup

The winged Prime Tyne 4 is one of 10 new models in Ping's latest putter lineup.

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Last month at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, Ping offered tour pros in the field the opportunity to check out a new line of putters. The general assumption when a putter surfaces on tour is it had influences from some of the best players in the world. That’s half right — some of the designs have tour influence — with Ping’s 2022 putter line.

But unlike the Tour-inspired PLD, the 2022 putters were initially created with the consumer in mind.

“We wanted to bring out a line that would appeal to the masses,” said Ping Tour rep Dylan Goodwin. “It’s almost like there’s a line within a line. Some of the putters have inserts, some don’t. The ball speed is actually going to be pretty similar across each face, but they’ll have different feels.”

With the focus placed squarely on the consumer, Ping sought to include myriad of head, face and alignment options to capture every conceivable player preference with distinctly different feels and looks. Offered in 10 different models ($300 per putter), the 2022 putters, as Goodwin said, as really “a line within a line.”

Ping’s classic Anser putter combines a two-tone look with a shallow milled face.

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For example, several new models on the mallet and blade side (DS72, Prime Tyne 4, Shea, Tomcat 14) feature a color blocking scheme where a platinum topline contrasts with a black cavity, moving the focus to the front of the putter for better aiming. For golfers who don’t want the contrasting colors, all-black versions can be found in the Tyne G and Mundy.

As golfers already know, it’s good to have options. The same can be said for the face construction, which consists of a shallow milled face that features two tungsten weights — 23 grams in total — in the lower half of the heel and toe, as well as a Pebax insert (surrounded by smooth or shallow milling) for golfers who prefer a softer feel at impact. And for those who need the firmest feel possible, a smooth face is available on the Tomcat 14 mallet.

“Certain models we were able to add tungsten in the heel and toe to maximize MOI and stability,” Goodwin said. “So wherever we were able to, we did that to maximize forgiveness for all players. But it’s important to note that while the milled face and Pebax have different feels, they still have similar ball speeds.”

Ping’s 2022 Mundy putter features a Pebax insert for a soft feel.

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Different alignment aids can also be found on the 10 putters. Single alignment or multiple lines are paired with the two-tone color blocking to aid in consistent alignment on seven of the models; the Anser 2D, Mundy and Tyne G deliver a matte-black look with different alignment offerings for golfers favoring a simple, understated look.

Below is a detailed look at all 10 models in the Ping 2022 putter lineup:

Anser

Standard length: 35 inches

Stroke type: Slight Arc

Head weight: 345 grams

The winningest putter in history is updated using tungsten toe-heel weights to provide stability and forgiveness, and the shallow milled face delivers a firmer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. Employs color blocking where the platinum topline contrasts with the black cavity, drawing focus to the front of the putter for improved aiming.

Anser 2D

Standard length: 35 inches

Stroke type: Slight Arc

Head weight: 360 grams

Made popular by multiple-time winner Tony Finau, a Pebax insert with shallow milled surround ensures a softer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. Tungsten toe-heel weights provide stability and forgiveness, a single white alignment line contrasts with the matte-black head, and a ball-width cavity floor help frame the ball to make aligning to the target easier. 

Kushin 4

Standard length: 35 inches

Stroke type: Strong Arc

Head weight: 355 grams

Tungsten toe and heel weights provide stability and forgiveness for improved accuracy, and the shallow milled face ensures a firmer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. A platinum topline contrasts against a black cavity to draw the focus forward, where a short alignment line and ball-width cavity floor frame the ball. Fits a strong-arc stroke type. 

Shea

Standard length: 35 inches

Stroke type: Slight Arc

Head weight: 360 grams

Forgiveness is high in the mid-mallets, aided by tungsten toe-heel weights to ensure stability, while the shallow milled face delivers a firmer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. A platinum topline contrasted against a black cavity with its longer alignment line draws the focus forward, and the ball-width cavity floor helps frame the ball.

DS72

Standard length: 35 inches

Stroke types: Straight, Slight Arc

Head weight: 365 grams

Named in honor of Doug Sanders, who served as Karsten’s chief engineer for many years, the DS72 has a shallow milled face to deliver a firmer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. A platinum topline contrasts against the black cavity where a white alignment line and ball-width cavity floor focus the eye. The more squared off will be aesthetically pleasing to the mid-mallet player. Fit for straight and slight-arc stroke types.

DS72 C

Standard length: 35 inches

Stroke type: Straight

Head weight: 370 grams

The center-shafted head offers a visual symmetry, and tungsten toe-heel weights ensure stability for improved accuracy. The shallow milled face provides a firmer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. The color-blocked head features a platinum topline contrasting against the black cavity with its white alignment line to draw the focus forward.

Tyne G

Standard length: 35 inches

Stroke type: Straight, Slight Arc

Head weight: 360 grams

A trio of white lines, ball-width cavity floor and ball-pickup cutout feature distinguish the easy-to-aim Tyne G. The cutout redistributes mass to the perimeter for added stability and forgiveness to improve accuracy with the added benefit of a “gimme” ball-pickup feature. A Pebax insert with shallow milled surround ensures a softer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics.

Prime Tyne 4

Standard length: 35 inches

Stroke type: Strong Arc

Head weight: 365 grams

A top performer evolves for 2023, featuring the customary twin forks that make the head highly stable to ensure forgiveness and accuracy. The shallow milled face delivers a firmer feel, consistent ball speed and pleasing acoustics. New color blocking utilizes a platinum topline contrasted against the black cavity to draw the focus forward.

Mundy

Standard length: 35 inches

Stroke type: Straight, Slight Arc

Head weight: 355 grams

Forgiveness is driven way up by joining a lighter aluminum body to a 304 stainless steel sole plate for positioning the center of gravity low/back. A Pebax insert with a smooth milled surround delivers a softer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. Three full-length, ball-width alignment lines draw the eye to the point of contact with the ball, simplifying aiming.  

Tomcat 14

Standard length: 35 inches

Stroke type: Straight

Head weight: 380 grams

Multi-material construction creates extreme MOI in the Tomcat 14, built with a lighter aluminum body joined to a 304 stainless steel sole plate for positioning the center of gravity low/back for forgiveness. Ball-width runway-style dotted lines track all the way to the ball to aid in alignment. The smooth milled face delivers the firmest feel of the newest Ping putters, and slightly faster ball speed.

DS72 Armlock

Standard length: 41.5 inches

Standard loft: 6 degrees

Stroke types: Straight, Slight Arc

Head weight: 365 grams

Built with a longer shaft and grip and more loft to perform for the armlock style of player, the DS72 offers a shallow milled face delivers a firmer feel and consistent ball speed with pleasing acoustics. A platinum topline contrasts against the black cavity where a white alignment line and ball-width cavity floor focus the eye. The more squared off will be aesthetically pleasing to the mid-mallet player.

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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.