Ping Heppler Putters Review

Ten models feature in the Heppler range with copper and black colours

Ping Heppler Putters

The Ping Heppler putters range features 10 models in a stunning copper and black design scheme.

The Heppler putters features two blades in the Anser 2 and ZB 3, three mid-mallets in the Piper, Piper Armlock and Piper C, and five mallets – the Fetch, Floki, Ketsch, Tomcat 14 and Tyne 3.

All 10 have a gorgeous premium look with the copper and black, while multi-material club head offers forgiveness and the perfect CG to help you hole more putts.

The adjustable shaft length from the Sigma range is carried over (other than for the Piper Armlock), and interestingly Ping have opted to feature a variety faces throughout the range with some models have black aluminium and others having copper-coloured steel faces.

What Ping say about the Ping Heppler putters range:

“The Ping Heppler putters offer a machined, solid face for golfers who prefer a firmer impact feel and sound.

“Multi-material (steel and pressure-cast aluminum) mallets and mid-mallets provide extreme forgiveness and optimal CG for accuracy and consistency.

“A premium, contrasting copper-and-black finish provides alignment cues and visual interest. A stiffer adjustable-length shaft (in exclusive black chrome) is standard and golfers can be fit for all stroke types (Straight, Slight Arc, Strong Arc).”

Ping Heppler Anser 2 Review

Ping Heppler Anser 2

The Anser 2 is one of the classic Ping shapes, and the Hessler model also features an angled heel ballast like other ranges. The putter head is 100 per cent steel, and comes with the heel-toe weighting that golfers across the world have loved. A copper face contrasts beautifully the black putter head, which features a clear white sightline. The blade is ideally suited to golfers with a slight arc.

Ping Heppler Fetch Review

Ping Heppler Fetch

The Fetch is the unique putter that first appeared in the Sigma range. It is a mallet with a hole situated in the putter head to be able to pick the ball out of the hole without bending. In a change to the design of the Sigma 2 Fetch, aluminium replaces steel in the center cutout. Steel is instead used in the heel-toe ballasting out the outer of the putter head to improve forgiveness levels. The colour is impressive, because a copper outer fades into black between the two white sightlines. The Fetch is suited to a straight back and through putting stroke.

Ping Heppler Floki Review

Ping Heppler Floki

An imposing mallet, the Floki is the perfect choice for golfers with a strong arc stroke. It is two-thirds steel and one-third aluminium in construction to give a high MOI. The steel is located around the perimeter in copper colour with a black body to the mallet head with one central sightline. The face is also black in this model.

Ping Heppler Ketsch Review

Ping Heppler Ketsch

The Ketsch has a steel sole which wraps under the perimeter for an equal steel and aluminium construction. The design tweaks have resulted in Ping doubling the MOI of the Ketsch in the Vault range. Suited to golfers with a slight arc or straight putting stroke, the Ketsch is the only putter in the Heppler range to feature three sightlines. It is a classic D-shaped mallet with copper edging around a black head and face, and along with the Tomcat 14 is the heaviest of the putters in the range.

Ping Heppler Piper Review

Ping Heppler Piper Armlock

This version of the mid-mallet Piper model features a low-CG and a high-MOI with a stunning copper face and black putter head. It is one of three Piper putters in the range along with the Armlock and the C. This model is heel-toe weight, with a double bend shaft attaches heel-side. It is suited to golfers with a slight arc and straight stroke.

Ping Heppler Piper Armlock Review

Ping Heppler Piper Armlock

The Piper Armlock is an attractive mid-mallet with a round putter head and has a low CG and high MOI to provide forgiveness in abundance. Featuring two sightlines at a ball width, the black putter head contracts with the copper face. The Piper Armlock comes with a non-adjustable double-bend shaft of 41.5-inches which is positions heel-side and significantly with a 6-degree loft and a 21-inch grip, which is where the armlock name comes from. It is suited to a slight arc and straight putting stroke.

Ping Heppler Piper C Review

Ping Heppler Piper C

The Piper C differs in two ways from the Piper Armlock – the first being the fact it is centre shafted and the second being that the adjustable shaft length is present instead of the extended version in the Armlock. Suited to a straight back and through stroke, it has the lowest CG and highest MOI – due to steel heel and toe weights either side of an aluminium body – of any centre shafted Ping putter.

Ping Heppler Tomcat 14 Review

Ping Heppler Tomcat 14

Along with the Ketsch, the Tomcat 14 is the heaviest mallet in the Heppler range and suited for slight arc and straight putting strokes. The putter design features a futuristic frame which is half-steel and half-aluminium in make up with the back ballasts cored out and steel filled. It has the highest MOI of anything in the range, and comes with airport runway inspired dotted sightlines that get closer together as they approach the face.

Ping Heppler Tyne 3 Review

Ping Heppler Tyne 3

The popular Tyne 3 model appears in the range with a classic fang style design. The mallet has a black steel face and body with the aluminium wings in copper. The weight balance sends the CG deeper and creates a higher MOI in this putter, which is ideal for a slight arc stroke.

Ping Heppler ZB 3 Review

Ping Heppler ZB 3

The ZB 3 is the second blade in the range, but the heel-toe ballasts have been made larger than in the ZB 2 model that has feature in other ranges. Ping have opted to do that after carving more of the cavity out. The putter of choice if you have a strong arc stroke, the ZB 3 features an alignment dot rather than a sightline.

READ: Ping Sigma 2 Putters Review
READ: Ping Vault Putters Review

FAQ

Which Ping Heppler putter is best?

The 10 models in the Ping Heppler range are all impressive in their own way. When it comes to choosing the best, it will depending on whether you prefer to play a blade (Anser 2 and ZB 3), a mid-mallet (Piper, Piper Armlock and Piper C) or a mallet (Fetch, Floki, Ketsch, Tomcat 14 and Tyne 3).

What are the Ping Heppler putters specs?

ModelPutter TypeLengthHead WeightStroke Type Lie AngleLoft
Anser 2Blade32" - 36"350gSlight Arc20° ±4°3° ±3°
FetchMallet32" - 36"365gStraight20° ±2°3° ±3°
FlokiMallet32" - 36"365gStrong Arc20° ±4°3° ±3°
KetschMallet32" - 36"370gSlight Arc, Straight20° ±2°3° ±3°
PiperMid-Mallet32" - 36"360gSlight Arc, Straight20° ±2°3° ±3°
Piper ArmlockMid-Mallet41.5"360gSlight Arc, Straight20° ±2°6° [custom lofts available]
Piper CMid-Mallet32" - 36"365gStraight20° ±4°3° ±1°
Tomcat 14Mallet32" - 36"370gSlight Arc, Straight20° ±2°3° ±3°
Tyne 3Mallet32" - 36"360gSlight Arc20° ±4°3° ±3°
ZB 3Blade32" - 36"355gStrong Arc20° ±4°3° ±3°

How much do Ping Heppler putters cost?

The price of the Heppler range of putters varies from retailer to retailer but are expected to start from around £159/$200 and upwards.

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