PING Vault Putter Review

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The PING Vault putters are high end milled putters that take advantage of PING’s innovative True-Roll face technology.  Excellent feel.  A model for every stroke.

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Introduction

Among golf equipment aficionados, there are few places as revered as PING’s Gold Putter Vault.  Inside, the company keeps gold putters to commemorate the over 2,800 professional tournaments that have been won with PING putters.

While the new PING Vault putters aren’t gold, the technology in the face may help you lift some hardware of your own.

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Looks

The Vault line includes five different models.  Of course, the Anser is the most recognizable, and it’s joined by the Voss, a blade with sloping shoulders.  There are two large mallets, the Bergen and the Oslo, and the Arna is a midsize option.

While there is a wide variety of head styles, the common thread is a very clean aesthetic.  Each has a single, contrasting sight line and minimal branding on the sole.  All models are available in Platinum and Slate finishes.

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Sound & Feel

Despite huge differences in the way the various models look, I found that each of the Vault putters felt fairly similar.  The feel is very soft, and the sound is muted, bordering on dull.  If you play one of the urethane-covered, low compression balls, you may not even notice impact.  Though the sound is quiet, there is still good audio feedback on mishits.

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Performance

The Vault putters are the first with the new version of PING’s True-Roll face technology.  While it’s a bit more aesthetically interesting than the original version, it’s equally effective.  For those not familiar with True-Roll, its objective is to create the same ball speed on putts that are mishit and putts that are struck pure.  Result: more one putts, fewer three putts.

I’ve found the True-Roll technology to be particularly beneficial in blade-style putters because they sacrifice substantial amounts of forgiveness to the mallets.  If you’re able to putt well with one of the high-MOI mallets – the Bergen or the Oslo – and you get a TR face, it’s almost like cheating.

Both blades – Voss and Anser – and the mid-mallet Arna are deigned to fit Slight Arc strokes.  Both mallets can be purchased in Straight, Slight Arc, or Strong Arc configurations.  See a PING fitter to find out which one will work best for your stroke.

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Conclusion

Retailing for $300, the PING Vault putters are a solid value for a fully milled flat stick.  As other manufacturers charge $400 or more without innovating, PING has produced a putter that includes impactful technology in traditional or futuristic packaging.

Buy PING Vault Putters HERE

Matt Saternus
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5 Comments

  1. Are the Vault putters substantial upgrades over the Nome? Great review here by the way!

    • Matt Saternus

      Thanks! I think the TR Face is a substantial upgrade, and I prefer to feel of the Vault putters to what I remember of the Nome.

      Best,

      Matt

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  3. What is the difference between a “vault” true roll Ping putter blade to a sigma 2 blade?

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