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With 16 different models covering every style and stroke, the PING Sigma G putter line is one of the most comprehensive in recent memory. True Roll Face Technology continues to be among the best putter tech in golf.
When the major OEMs launch a new putter line, they usually try to have something for everyone. Typically, they fall short. The Sigma G line from PING does not. With fifteen different headshapes and custom fitting options along multiple dimensions, this is one of the best putter lines in recent memory.
The variety of different aesthetics in the PING Sigma G series is amazing. Start with the fifteen head shapes: there’s everything from the Anser and the Tess (8802-style) to the Doon (silver mallet above) and the Wolverine T. Then move to the different alignment aids: long lines, short lines, double lines, triple lines, sight dots, or none at all. Finally, each putter is offered in either Platinum or Black Nickel finish with a contrasting face. When I say that there’s a putter in this line to fit any player’s eye, it’s no exaggeration.
What each putter has in common is a clean, business-like look. There are no distractions at address. Even the sole is understated with simple branding and a black and silver color scheme.
Sound & Feel
The feel of the PING Sigma G putters is the result of two elements. The one you can see is the 6061 aerospace-grade aluminum face with True Roll Face Technology milling. Behind that is a Pebax elastomer that’s been added for a soft, responsive feel.
In the traditional putters, the feel is soft and the sound is a “tock” at impact. Due to the True Roll Face, the sound is incredibly consistent, even on mishits. You can still feel mishits in your hands.
The Doon produces a unique sound that’s slightly metallic, and the feel is firmer than in the Anser or Piper. Interestingly, the sound did not change when I switched golf balls, but it did lose its metallic tone on mishits. Though the head feels incredibly stable, I was still able to sense mishits in my hands.
It’s often difficult to fill up space in the Performance section of a putter review, but with the Sigma G putters, PING has provided ample material. I’ll start with something that’s often overlooked – PING’s Fit For Stroke system. Across the fifteen different models, PING has identified six for players with Straight strokes, nine for players with Slight Arcs, and two for players with Strong Arcs (some styles are available in for multiple stroke types). Using the iPING app, players can identify their stroke type and then easily find the putters that will perform best for them.
PING is also allowing golfers to choose the weight that best suits them. The putters in the Sigma G line range from 340 grams to 400 grams. Additionally, there are two stock grips – the PP60 (midsize, polygon shape, 57 grams) and PP62 (oversize, round, 68 grams). If you opt for of the incredibly stable counter balanced models – the Doon or Kinloch CB – you get a 130 gram, 17″ grip.
No matter what model, weight, or grip you choose, the Sigma G line will deliver more forgiveness than your average putter. This is the result of higher MOI and True Roll Face Technology. Sigma G putters have higher MOI (more forgiveness) than other putters because the larger face insert cavity allows more weight to be moved to the heel and toe. The True Roll Face has deeper grooves in the center of the face and shallower grooves towards the heel and toe. This evens out ball speeds on pure strokes and mishits meaning that all putts travel the same distance. Simply put, it’s some of the best, most effective putter tech in golf. You will notice the benefits immediately.
Ranging in price from $180 for the traditional styles to $220 for the counter-balanced Doon, the PING Sigma G putters aren’t the least expensive putters, but they may be the best value. For a mid-range price, you get True Roll Face Technology and a raft of choices to fit your stroke and style preferences.