Equipment: Ping launch Vault series of premium putters

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We've seen them on tour in the hands of Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen. Get the lowdown on the new Ping Vault putters.

Ping have launched the Vault series of putters – four premium models which maintain Ping’s reputation as a leader in putter design and manufacturing.

Two blade designs (Voss and Anser 2) and two new mallet models (Oslo and Bergen) have been introduced for golfers seeking a putter engineered to exacting standards and precision-milled to the tightest tolerances.

The Vault is a reference to Ping’s famous collection of gold-plated putters in Scottsdale, Arizona created for tournament winners.

The Vault putters were launched on tour earlier this year with Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen among the players putting them in the bag.

Ping say players will experience improved putting touch and speed control with the patented TR face technology.

The individually milled face pattern varies in depth and pitch across the face, which speeds up off-centre impacts, ultimately leading to fewer three putts.

The blade models are fully machined from 303 stainless steel forged billets, ensuring the highest quality and precision in design and manufacturing while delivering a tremendous look, feel and sound.

The Voss is a new design that features a ball-width cavity and sloped heel-toe weights for precise setup.

Vault Voss

The bodies of the Oslo and Bergen are milled from 6061 T-6 aluminium on-site in PING’s machine shop where craftsmen oversee every precise detail, including milling of the new TR face technology.

The improved stability and roll characteristics result from stainless steel bottom weighting, which boosts MOI and lowers the CG. Both models feature a precision double-bend shaft that can be adjusted to match either a Slight Arc or Straight stroke type.
Vault Oslo
The Oslo is a simpler mallet with a smaller footprint and lower-level sightline. The Bergen features a raised ball-width crown alignment aid similar to the award-winning Ketsch model.

“The precision and craftsmanship in these putters is amazing,” said John Solheim, Ping Chairman & CEO.

They look great and perform in every respect. The blades are clean and simple while the mallets provide added alignment cues and more stability. With all four models being available in either a Platinum or Slate finish, golfers can easily find one to fit their stroke and eye.

“Since launching the PING Vault putters on tour in June we’ve had considerable interest, which has put our delivery schedule a little behind,” Solheim said.

“These putters require a lot of time and precision in the manufacturing process. The higher demand means golfers may have to wait a couple of extra weeks to get one in their bag. It will be well worth the wait.

“The new Voss has a great look and is incredibly simple and clean,” Solheim said.

Vault Voss

“The cavity is exactly ball width so when you set up you’re ready to go. The continued popularity and tour success of the Anser 2 made it an obvious choice to be part of the Ping Vault line. It’s a classic design that never goes out of style.

“The Oslo and Bergen are high-performance designs in the mallet category where we’ve enjoyed great success in recent years with models like the Ketsch,” Solheim said.

“They are easy to align and offer tremendous stability due to the extremely high MOI. In addition to a primary sight line, the precise milling lines provide subtle reminders to improve alignment.”

Solheim said the new model names are a tribute to his father, Karsten Solheim, and his home country of Norway.

“He was born in Bergen more than 100 years ago. Oslo is the country’s capital and Voss is a beautiful town known for its outdoor activities. We think it’s a nice way to further his legacy.”

The new Ping Pistol (PP62) grip is standard on all four models. The Pistol shape fits naturally into the palm and fingertips for more-consistent grip pressure.

The lightweight (68g), oversized grip’s soft, tacky polymer construction ensures a comfortable feel.

Details

Voss (Blade)

Vault Voss
– 350g, fully machined 303 stainless steel
– Available in Platinum or Slate finish
– PING Pistol 62 grip
– Slight Arc
– 35″ std. length, -3˚ std. loft, lie angle adjustable +-4˚

Anser 2 (Blade)

Volt Anser 2
– 350g, fully machined 303 stainless steel
– Available in Platinum or Slate finish
– PING Pistol 62 grip
– Slight Arc
– 35″ std. length, 3º std. loft, lie angle adjustable +-4º

Oslo (Mallet)

Vault Bergen
– 365g, fully machined 6061 T-6 aluminium body/17-4 SS sole plate
– Available in Platinum or Slate finish
– PING Pistol 62 grip
– Slight Arc or Straight
– Double-bend shaft
– 35″ std. length, 3º std. loft, lie angle adjustable +-2º

Bergen (Mallet)Vault Oslo
– 365g, fully machined 6061 T-6 aluminium body/17-4 SS sole plate
– Available in Platinum or Slate finish
– PING Pistol 62 grip
– Slight Arc or Straight
– Double-bend shaft
– 35″ std. length, 3º std. loft, lie angle adjustable +-2º

SRP for all models is £275 fixed, £299 adjustable

For more information visit the Ping website HERE

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