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The PING Ketsch putter combines golf’s best face technology with a forgiving, stable club head. Adjustable and counter balanced options available.
Over the last few seasons, the company that created the Anser has continued to innovate with a series of original mallets. The Ketsch continues this tradition and sets a new high water mark for performance. The Ketsch is PING’s best-yet use of True Roll technology, and there’s a model for absolutely every golfer.
The Ketsch is a clean, sharp looking mallet design. It’s unorthodox, but miles from some of the spaceship designs out there. The stark contrast between the black head and the white sight lines makes for really easy alignment, and the two short lines frame the ball well at address.
Other noticeable aesthetic details are the stainless steel plate in the sole and the True Roll face. The sole plate adds weight low in the club head in addition to adding visual interest to an otherwise all-business sole. On the face, the precision-milled grooves are painted white to make that technology more visible.
Sound & Feel
Off the face, the Ketsch produces a fairly muted “thock” sound with a medium-soft feel. The sound of an off-center impact is slightly louder. This auditory feedback is essential because there is zero noticeable twisting on mishits.
The thing that I noticed most about the feel of the Ketsch during the swing is that the weight of the putter head feels far from the face. I may have felt this more acutely because I’m not used to mallets, but regardless, it makes the putter face feel very stable.
The most important technology in the Ketsch is the True Roll face technology, which it shares with the Karsten series putters. TR Technology means that the grooves in the face are deeper in the center of the face and shallower away from the center. This causes putts to go the same distance whether they are struck pure or mishit, and it is the single most impressive putter technology I’ve ever used.
Beyond the True Roll face, the design of the Ketsch is extremely stable. This adds to the forgiveness and keeps mishit putts not only going the appropriate distance, but on the correct line.
These two things combine to make a putter that will forgive mishits like no other that I’ve ever tried. I took the Ketsch straight to the course and, despite my inexperience with mallets, I had a very solid putting round. Distance control was extremely easy and every putt started on my intended line.
The PING Ketsch is the most technologically impressive putter that I’ve tested this year. By combining a stable design with True Roll face milling, it can forgive almost any mishit. Importantly, PING offers a Ketsch for absolutely every stroke. Not only are there options for straight, slight arc, and strong arc strokes, but PING also offers the Ketsch in adjustable, counter balanced, and counter balanced, adjustable models.