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The PING TR 1966 putters are beautiful tributes to Karsten’s game-changing designs enhanced with modern technology.
When you talk about putters that have made a lasting impact on the game of golf, the line starts behind the PING Anser. Karsten Solheim’s perimeter weighted design is the most copied putter ever. In honor of its 50th anniversary, PING has created the TR 1966 putters that combine the classic design with their modern technology, just how Karsten would have wanted it.
The TR 1966 putters are note-perfect tributes to the original Anser and Anser 2 designs. The Anser, seen here, is done in a bronze finish to call to mind the original brass Anser. The Anser 2 has a silver finish like the stainless Anser 2s.
One other key difference between the two models is that the Anser 2 has a sight line, but the Anser has no alignment aid.
Sound & Feel
The PING TR 1966 Anser putter has a feel that far exceeds its $150 price tag. The combination of the True-Roll face and the sound slot in the sole create a solid “tock” on impact that feels very premium. There is adequate audio feedback on mishits – the sound is quieter and less “full” when you leave the center of the face.
The Anser 2 does not have a sound slot, and it produces a quieter impact sound on both pure and mishit putts.
Available in just one head weight and in one swing profile – slight arc – the TR 1966 putters are not going to be a fit for every golfer, but they do fit me perfectly. The 340 gram head is slightly lighter than the modern average, which I prefer. I find that it gives me more feel for the club face during the stroke and a greater sense of distance control.
Of course, the big upgrade over the original Anser is the True Roll face. As I’ve said in previous reviews, I believe that the TR face is near, if not at, the top of the list of most impactful putter technologies. The True-Roll face improves ball speed consistency across the face meaning that slight mishits still get to the hole instead of turning into knee-knocking four footers.
Whether you’re a PING fanatic, a putter collector, or just someone looking for a great value on a flat stick, the PING TR 1966 putters are must-try. Their combination of classic looks and modern performance is hard to beat.