The long-awaited Ping PLD milled putters have been launched with four models in the 2022 range. What can we expect the new releases?
Already used on tour by a number of stars as prototypes including by Viktor Hovland, the PLD putters have been officially unveiled with the new Anser, Anser 2, DS72 and Prime Tyne 4 launched.
The PLD putters feature a precision milled face for accuracy and consistency on the greens, as well Ping’s perimeter weighting for forgiveness in an all round package.
What Ping says about the PLD milled putters:
“A collection of tour-validated models, each with a history of winning championships.
“These designs represent a combination of standard-setting favorites like the Anser and newer, tour-inspired models like the DS72, the choice of multiple-time winner Viktor Hovland.
“A premium level of precision and detail, each precisely milled and carefully crafted from forged 303 stainless steel.
“Each design incorporates Ping’s proven perimeter-weighting theories to deliver forgiveness and control for more accuracy.
“A precision-milled face pattern, known as deep AMP (Aggressive Milling Pattern), is inspired by tour player feedback and provides the feel and speed control you need to deliver score-lowering consistency on the green.”
Ping PLD Milled Anser Putter Review
The classic Ping Anser model is part of the PLD Milled range, available in a sleek black colourway.
The familiar rounded corners of the Anser blade is joined by a fully milled for the first time as this timeless design gets a modern twist.
The Anser is suited to slight-arc putting stroke with the average 350g weighted putter head ideal for a variety of green speeds. The design of the Anser help you square the putter up relatively easily.
Ping PLD Milled Anser 2 Putter Review
There are only subtle differences between the Anser and Anser 2, most noticeably in the colour with this model coming in natural silver putter head.
The Anser 2 head itself is longer and thinner than the Anser with a much more narrow profile of the two. But it still tips the scales at 350g.
It is an accurate, stable and forgiving putter, aided by a centre alignment guide across the head. Again it suits a slight arc putting stroke.
Ping PLD Milled DS72 Putter Review
The DS72 is the mid-mallet option in the new range and one which has been in the bag of Viktor Hovland during his tour victories.
Boasting curved edges similar to the Anser models, the larger putter head of the DS 72 really inspires confidence over even though most testing of putts.
The large sight line on the silver head really helps with alignment and the double bend shaft provides a clean look at the putter standing over the ball.
The 365g weight gives added stability to the DS72 and reduced twisting from a putter that is suited to a straight back and through putting stroke.
Ping PLD Milled Prime Tyne 4 Putter Review
Ping’s popular Tyne 4 mallet has been included in the PLD Milled range in a classic black colourway.
The fang-style mallet is all about stability and producing a balanced putting stroke for golfers with a significant arc shape on the greens.
The Prime Tyne 4, which weighs 360g, features a flow neck hosel and is highly stable and accurate on the putting greens.
Verdict: Are the Ping PLD Milled Putters any good?
We’ve watched Viktor Hovland and co win with new prototype putters and now the wait is over with launch of the PLD range.
Ping has perfectly combined traditional models that have stood the test of time and incorporated a milled face for the first time.
The end results is better performing putters that are more accurate, more forgiving and more stable…and a really impressive new addition to the market.
What is the Ping PLD Milled Putters release date?
The new putters are available to buy from March 2022.
How much do Ping PLD Milled putters cost?
The price of the PLD putters range varies from retailer to retailer but they are available from $560 / £429.
Which Ping PLD Milled putter is best?
The four models in the Ping PLD Milled range are all impressive in their own way. It is all about the style of putter you prefer. The Anser and Anser 2 are blades, the DS72 a mid-mallet and the Prime Tyne 4 a forgiving full mallet shape.
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