Golf News – September 14, 2022

New Ping Putters Offer a Model to Fit Every Golfer

PHOENIX, AZ – PING introduced 10 new putter models today, each individually designed to achieve the proper balance of feel and forgiveness in a confidence-inspiring look using various combinations of the company’s proven putter technologies.

The 10 models, consisting of high moment of inertia blades and ultra-forgiving multi-material mid-mallets and mallets, are available for pre-order beginning today for $300 (U.S. MSRP). Each model can be custom fit for stroke type, length, lie, loft and grip type.

A Model To Fit Every Golfer
Golfers can choose from high-MOI multi-material blades, mid-mallets and mallets. Traditional blades include the Anser and the Kushin 4 – both originally designed by PING founder Karsten Solheim – and the new Anser 2D. The new Mundy design, a multi-material traditionally shaped mallet, is named in honor of PING’s first business manager and long-time employee, Jack Mundy. The tour-proven DS72 and Prime Tyne 4 return with a new look and feel while ensuring the performance that’s earned them multiple trips to the winner’s circle in the last few years. Another new entrant to the mallet category is the Tyne G, a hybrid of the original Tyne and popular Fetch (complete with a “gimme” ball-pickup feature). All three stroke types (Straight, Slight, Strong) are represented within the 10-model selection.

Technology You Can Feel
From firm milled faces to soft-feeling inserts, the face technology is engineered based on feedback from our tour staff to match a variety of feel preferences and deliver control and consistency on putts of every length. Two face milling techniques, smooth (firmest) or shallow, are found in seven of the models while the rest deliver the soft feel of our PEBAX insert surrounded by the smooth or shallow milling.

Aligned For Accuracy
Knowing golfers respond to different alignment aids, the new putters offer a variety of solutions. Single alignment cues or multiple lines combine with appealing color blocking to match a golfer’s eye to inspire confidence where it matters most – on the green. The use of platinum and matte-black finishes in several models provides enhanced contrast to assist in alignment while creating a premium appearance. For golfers who prefer the simplicity and influence of a matte-black look, the Anser 2D, Mundy and Tyne G will best fit their eye.

Individual Models and Descriptions

Anser
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
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
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
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
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 profile will be aesthetically pleasing to the mid-mallet player. Fit for straight and slight-arc stroke types.

DS72 C
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
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
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
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
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
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 profile will be aesthetically pleasing to the mid-mallet player.

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From Sunrise to Sunset, the Limited-Edition Samba Golf Keeps the Game Alive

CARLSBAD, CA – The Samba – a timeless classic originally created to enable footballers to train in firm and icy conditions – has made its way back to the course.

As the traditional golf season slows down, we wanted to offer a special shoe to keep golfers’ energy alive, which is why we created a Limited-Edition Samba Golf in not one, but four vibrant pastel colors such as halo blue, clear pink, pulse yellow, and crystal white. As familiar hues of summer sunrises and sunsets, the shoe will also feature a sockliner with a graphic blending these colors to help replicate the two times a day where golfers are either starting their rounds or chasing one more hole.

The Limited-Edition Samba Golf stays true to the Samba franchise by keeping the iconic silhouette unchanged while incorporating new features that will help golfers perform at their best. Made with high-performance recycled materials, this shoe’s water-resistant upper features a soft microsuede material for additional durability. We also added extra EVA cushioning in the midsole to give golfers more support and comfort. The adiwear spikeless outsole performs well on and off the course and mimics the iconic Samba design by featuring suction cups in the forefoot, which now incorporate golf specific traction.

The new Limited-Edition Samba Golf will be available for men and women on adidas.com, on the adidas app, and at select retail partners worldwide beginning September 15.

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New RTJ II Course in Grenada Now Under Construction

PALO ALTO, CA – Initial golf construction is under way for the new Mulan Golf Club located on the island of Grenada, West Indies, in the Caribbean Sea. The course is part of the extensive Grenada National Resort project, which will include a five-star hotel and other resort amenities. Feature shaping is expected to start later this year, while the hotel will break ground next year.

The rugged, natural setting is dotted with beautiful, extinct volcanoes rising out of both land and water. The routing starts high above the sea and plays through three types of landforms—jungle ridgelines, valley bowls, and seaside bluffs—with 180-degree Caribbean Sea views on nearly every hole. The final three holes play along the beach.

“We are working with an unparalleled natural canvas that will serve as a setting for a course that will blend into the beautiful terrain,” said Mike Gorman, Senior Project Architect for Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects (RTJ II). “Mulan Golf Club will be another must play golf course in the Caribbean. Grenada has long been considered a great sailing destination and now golf will become part of this storied island. Guests will appreciate that this is a ‘golf first’ core layout that works to preserve and emphasize the natural terrain.”

Grenada National Resort project is developed by San Francisco Bay Area-based Hengsheng Group, with approval and support of the Grenada government.

Grenada is actually made up of several small islands, located southwest of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and northeast of Trinidad and Tobago. It’s known as “The Spice Isle” for the many spices produced there, including nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cocoa, and cloves. The island is accessible with flights from Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, and New York, as well as direct flights from London.

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Michael Feland

Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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