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Ping introduce Ketsch putter

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The Ketsch putter is the latest innovation to land from Ping, with the brand saying it offers unprecedented distance control, extreme forgiveness and accurate alignment.

It’s the newest model to benefit from variable-depth grooves, which produce consistent results across the face. Milled into the face, they ensure ball-speed consistency whether the ball is struck in the centre, heel or toe. The grooves are deepest in the centre and get progressively shallower towards the perimeter.

“Our research shows that the head shape promotes extremely consistent alignment for the majority of golfers.” – John A. Solheim, Ping chairman and CEO

With the revolutionary racing stripe in the new i25 driver and fairways having been born out of putter alignment research, it’s no surprise Ping has loaded the Ketsch up with a great alignment aid, too. It has three contrasting white lines extending from the back to the front of the putter head to make aiming easy.

“What really stands out about the Ketsch is the captured look it provides at address, inspiring confidence and promoting a consistent stroke, the key to holing more putts,” said John A. Solheim, Ping chairman and CEO.

“It has three white, contrasting alignment aids extending from the top of the matte-black crown. The centre line runs all the way to the back to make aiming easy.

“Our research shows that the head shape promotes extremely consistent alignment for the majority of golfers. Those factors, combined with our revolutionary variable-depth grooves and a high MOI, will help golfers putt more consistently.”

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Ping Ketsch – specs and availability

You can choose from a fixed-length shaft that is 35 inches in length, or you can upgrade to an adjustable length version you can modify between 31 and 38 inches prior to a round.

The Ketsch is also available in three shaft bends to fit any stroke type: Straight, Slight Arc, or Strong Arc. Ping has found in results from hundreds of player and robot tests that golfers are more consistent with a putter balanced to fit their stroke type.

The Ping Ketsch putter will be available in the following options and RRP’s:

Fixed length shaft – £175; Counter balanced fixed length shaft – £200

Adjustable length shaft – £199; Counter balanced adjustable length shaft – £224

Originally published on bunkered on February 21, 2014.

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