New Ping Sigma2 Fetch- short review.

2Down2Down Members Posts: 142 ✭✭


One birdie and no three putts today.



It is nice and you can pick up the ball.



I love the adjustable grip. You can shorten it up for a lighter feel or

make it longer for less strain on your back when you practice (6’4” me loves a longer putter). I believe it's a feature that will soon to be copied by others.



for the most part i imagine you will set it up and leave it alone ( illegal to change it during a round i think). I imagine a discussion about shortening it an inch for faster greens at some point here.



Did I mention that you can pick up the ball.



I repeat you can pick up the ball.



Saw a few wonders about damaging the cup. Not a worry, in fact if you’ve ever used the ball to fix a cup’s side before you can now nudge a small piece back into place with your putter.



At first tamping down a ball mark repair is odd, the center of the putter is a hole, but you quickly adapt.
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  • MattMoMattMo Members Posts: 2,375 ✭✭
    My OCD wonders how the finish will hold up around the edges of the ball fetcher. Its been my experience the finishes are fragile on the newer Ping putters. At least it’s a silver finish. As a 6’4” golfer, I can appreciate a longer putter as well, and I’mconstantly bouncing between 35 and 36” lengths. Thanks for sharing your first impressions.
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  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,240 ClubWRX
    How did you find the shaft? Too flexible?
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  • 2Down2Down Members Posts: 142 ✭✭
    A firm waggle and you can see some flex as with most everyone I try. Not noticeable to me in play.



    It is a soft feeling thing though. So if you think the shaft is a bit soft the feeling will convince you of it.



    A friend still has an old Spaulding tpm with the old pecil shaft. I mention it as that shaft is about the softest I have ever tried and the ping shaft is much firmer.
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    a Cleveland is in rotation at the moment, tp mills is resting as are the Fetch, 8813, tess, kushin, bullseye, and the ugliest putter I own the Octagon.  
  • sleezytsleezyt Members Posts: 367 ✭✭
    First win for fetch!! Good job lee.
  • 04majorhmgc04majorhmgc Hill AFB, UTMembers Posts: 26 ✭✭
    After seeing it in person, I think it will actually draw a number of players that might not even be attracted to it for its Fetching abilities. Its a really good shape, almost like a mini Taylormade Corza, not to mention custom length is over looked IMO.
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  • Harry PutterHarry Putter Members Posts: 167 ✭✭


    After seeing it in person, I think it will actually draw a number of players that might not even be attracted to it for its Fetching abilities. Its a really good shape, almost like a mini Taylormade Corza, not to mention custom length is over looked IMO.




    Completely agree. It's much more attractive in person.
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  • 2Down2Down Members Posts: 142 ✭✭
    after further review, I still like it. will admit that I'm relearning a straight stroke after years with toe drop putters



    Discovered I am a creature of habit. still reach down to get the ball after a short putt, longer putts I remember to use the fetch, I will get it eventually. I have been asked about it a lot on the practice green when people see me both make putts and pick them out of the hole.



    for another OCD guy, after several trips into the hole I see no abrasions on the putter.



    I have used it to tamp a hole's side back into shape, works nice for that, the Fetch helps you leave the course in better shape than you found it.



    Now it's a winner on tour, seems fast for a retail release to a win.
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    a Cleveland is in rotation at the moment, tp mills is resting as are the Fetch, 8813, tess, kushin, bullseye, and the ugliest putter I own the Octagon.  
  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 2,123 ✭✭
    I am interested in it for sure. Thanks for the review. I currently have a TM Spider Tour Red that I really like and SC Studio Style GSS Newport 2. I love the adjustable length and feel has me intrigued. I need to mess around with it more. Wish I could out outside with it.



    Also really like the black anser. If fetch came in black finish I'd be all over it
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  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan Members Posts: 6,800
    2Down wrote:


    after further review, I still like it. will admit that I'm relearning a straight stroke after years with toe drop putters



    Now it's a winner on tour, seems fast for a retail release to a win.




    You stand to the side of the ball. Except for short putts, you will not have a straight stroke unless you manipulate the stroke. You can move closer to the ball for less arc or rock the shoulders and keep the hands and arms passive. You can bend over more for less arc. But your stroke is your stroke. I once used face balanced putter, and it was still an arc.
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  • johnnythundersjohnnythunders ClubWRX Posts: 1,697 ✭✭
    Everyone I’ve tried sit open when you sole them, the fetch part is cool, shape is interesting. I think the adjustment is a gimmick and feels a little wiggly, prefer a solid steel shaft.
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  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,240 ClubWRX


    Everyone I’ve tried sit open when you sole them, the fetch part is cool, shape is interesting. I think the adjustment is a gimmick and feels a little wiggly, prefer a solid steel shaft.


    Never felt they sit open (on real grass), but I agree with you that the shaft is weak.
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    Moving to the bench:
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  • 2Down2Down Members Posts: 142 ✭✭
    So, broke par yesterday and the putter was the bigggest reason, I think this putter will be in the bag for a long time.

    I can add another thing to the list of things it does.

    Adjustable length. Love it

    Fetch the ball, love it

    Repair the side of the hole. Love it

    And you can use it to put a nice line on the ball. You’ll leave a line on the sole also but so what. Stick the bill into the hole with the logo as wanted and trace along the sole and ball.



    It seems Ping worked with a Swiss Army knife designer on this.





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    a Cleveland is in rotation at the moment, tp mills is resting as are the Fetch, 8813, tess, kushin, bullseye, and the ugliest putter I own the Octagon.  
  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan Members Posts: 6,800
    How is that finish holding up? I rolled it for several minutes - finish on backside, I initially thought, might be suspect. Thought the feel off the face was good. Milling has some tech in it. Would prefer the toe hang model, which they did not have in stock.
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  • 2Down2Down Members Posts: 142 ✭✭
    SwingMan wrote:


    How is that finish holding up? I rolled it for several minutes - finish on backside, I initially thought, might be suspect. Thought the feel off the face was good. Milling has some tech in it. Would prefer the toe hang model, which they did not have in stock.




    Well it’s only a month but about ten or so rounds. In that time I see no wear, even put my glasses on to look as closely as they allow.

    I’m completely satisfied with it. I was more concerned with the face being soft but whatever material that is is holding up well, looks same as new to my eyes. An older Taylor made I tried used to get sand stuck in the grooves. I hated that and loooked carefully to see if happened with this face, so far no problem.



    Hope you find the one. It will putt great but it won’t do all the other nice things the fetch does though.
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    Mizuno MP5 5-W KBS tour 120 S
    Mizuno T6 50°
    Mizuno T7 54°
    Ping es 58° sw
    a Cleveland is in rotation at the moment, tp mills is resting as are the Fetch, 8813, tess, kushin, bullseye, and the ugliest putter I own the Octagon.  
  • reider69reider69 Members Posts: 615 ✭✭
    I had opportunity to play around with the fetch yesterday. I was very impressed with feel, look and utilitarian design. I use a 340 gram SS forged anser style putter so I had to get used to how fast the ball pops off the face. After 5 minutes I was sinking putts and enjoying the tingy sound as well. No issues at all for me except.......I picked up the Tyne and everything went into the hole. Crazy easy to align amd putt with!
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