My Ping Zing 2

MaximilianMaximilian Members Posts: 1,378 ✭✭
I mentioned this putter in another thread. No one seemed particularly interested in seeing pictures, but I wanted to share anyways because I'm kind of excited about it! image/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':tongue:' />



It's a new from the factory Ping Zing 2 in Stainless. I had two heavy beryllium weights inserted in the sole and some extra tungsten powder down the shaft to bring it to my preferred 335g head weight. Also had it re-finish and paint filled white, to look more like the originals. It feels very different from my other putters, but I really love it! A big thanks to Peter Janes in the UK for helping me to modify it.



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  • rbj69rbj69 Members Posts: 691 ✭✭
    Very cool I think I have one of those laying around
    Taylormade M16 with Tensei Orange shaft
    Taylormade 3 wd with tensei orange shaft
    Callaway Rogue 3hybrid with aldila synergy shaft
    4-pw Srixon Z785/Zforged combo with px lz shafts
    Cleveland 50 rtx4 wedge
    Cleveland 56 rtx4 wedge
    Evnroll 1.2 Blacked out
    Cleveland Huntington Soft 11 CS blacked out
    Balls 19'Srixon Zstar xv and Zstar and others
  • Hammerin HankHammerin Hank Members Posts: 1
    I picked up my Zing 2 this time last year and absolutely love it. I like the idea of adding a bit of weight. May have to look into it. Enjoy!
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    Callaway XR 16 5w
    Ping i25 Irons - 4 to PW
    Ping Glide Wedges - 52,56,60[/font]
    Ping Zing 2 Putter
  • MitchellMitchell Members Posts: 5,474 ✭✭
    Nice mods, looks very well done.👍 I am a fan of that headshape and have a few🙊😀 variants, yet my old Zing2 BeCu with lead taped sole remains my favorite.
    Taylormade r510tp 10.5* Fuji Evo TS 661
    Taylormade 300 tour 15* Fuji TS 8.0
    Taylormade V Steel 18* Purple Ice 85
    TEE CNC Ltd. Forged 3-pw s400
    Artisan 53* s400
    Artisan 58* s400
    Cameron 1996 Laguna
  • TownesVZTownesVZ Members Posts: 13 ✭✭
    Looks great! What was the original head weight?
  • MaximilianMaximilian Members Posts: 1,378 ✭✭
    TownesVZ wrote:


    Looks great! What was the original head weight?




    Thanks! I’m not really sure, but probably around 300-310.
  • upstream55upstream55 Members Posts: 31
    That looks awesome! I game the Zing 2 and I've been flirting with the idea of adding weight beyond some led tap and this is good info! Best of luck with it.
    In the Bag:
    Driver: PiNG G15 10.5 Driver
    Fairway: PiNG i15 15.5 3 Wood, UST Mamiya AXIVCORE 79 Series Tour Stiff
    Hybrid: PiNG i15 20 degree, UST Mamiya AXIVCORE 85 Series Tour Stiff
    Irons: PiNG Eye 2 Black Dot, JZ
    Wedges: PiNG Tour 52,56 degree (2006)
    Putter: PiNG Zing 2
  • 5UnderPar5UnderPar Members Posts: 906 ✭✭
    Sweet! I have a Zing 2, really like the shape.
  • Twin2LTwin2L Members Posts: 69 ✭✭
    That's a very nice putter. Love the thin top line.
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  • aceofclubsaceofclubs Members Posts: 830 ✭✭
    Thats pretty pretty.

    I have an old Zing in the basement. I used to really like it....then one day, before i knew anything about club building, I wanted to add some weight too it so i poured a cocktail of Gorilla glue and lead sinkers down the shaft. Now it feels like garbage and i heard they are difficult to reshaft because Ping used to use some kind of compression washer or something to hold it together.

    Anyone have experience with re shafting one of these?
    Driver: TBD
    Fairway: Taylormade Superfast 16.5*/Even Flow Blue
    Hybrid: Titleist 913H/Rogue Black
    Irons: Mizuno MP 59s
    Wedges: Titleist SM4 52/56/60
    Putter: This area intentionally left blank
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,857 ✭✭
    Schwing!!! I looooove Zing 2's. You rolled a Piretti Matera yet ... it's a bloated Zing 2
    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Oban Kiyoshi White 65s
    Ping G25 7w 20* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Ping G25 4h 23* Diamana White 92s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Mitsu KK 80s
    Ping s55 6-PW Fujikura mci 100s
    Vokey sm2 50* 54* 59* 64* DG s400 Onyx
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  • bazinozbazinoz Members Posts: 499 ✭✭
    That's an absolute beauty in the OP. Never knew you could still buy them new.



    I've got a Ping Zing 5, but would prefer the 2 with the neck shape. Have to keep my eyes open.



    Picked mine up to go with a nice set of Ping Zing Irons I've got. 5-LW



    IMG-4555.jpg
  • upstream55upstream55 Members Posts: 31
    Might as well share a pic of my Zing 2.
    In the Bag:
    Driver: PiNG G15 10.5 Driver
    Fairway: PiNG i15 15.5 3 Wood, UST Mamiya AXIVCORE 79 Series Tour Stiff
    Hybrid: PiNG i15 20 degree, UST Mamiya AXIVCORE 85 Series Tour Stiff
    Irons: PiNG Eye 2 Black Dot, JZ
    Wedges: PiNG Tour 52,56 degree (2006)
    Putter: PiNG Zing 2
  • ppl4golfppl4golf OntarioMembers Posts: 1,067 ✭✭
    I have a Zing2 Isopur2



    High ‘smash factor’ for a putter...transfers a lot of energy to the ball.



    Old PINGs are good. Often folks don’t realize is the lighter head is what is good about them.



    Some are however ridiculously low head weight with swing weight still in the high C at 35”

    All LH :

    Driver : TM SLDR430 10.5° Fujikura Speeder 65
    3-Wood : Callaway FT 15° Neutral Fujikura FitOn 160
    3-Hybrid : Adams XTD Dry Proto 21° Aldila RIP Tour HYB80
    4-Hybrid : Adams XTD DHy Proto 24° Aldila RIP Tour HYB80
    5-PW : Adams XTD Forged Aldila RIP Tour SLT115
    Wedges : Titleist Vokey SM4 52° & 258.08 58° TT Dynamic Gold
    Putter : Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Blade
  • leo the lionleo the lion Members Posts: 951 ✭✭
    bazinoz wrote:


    That's an absolute beauty in the OP. Never knew you could still buy them new.



    I've got a Ping Zing 5, but would prefer the 2 with the neck shape. Have to keep my eyes open.



    Picked mine up to go with a nice set of Ping Zing Irons I've got. 5-LW



    IMG-4555.jpg




    Nice set of Zing becu's there.
    Driver, Fairway and Hybrid  LST 8.5 Tour Stiff 65, G30 3 Wood Tour Stiff 80 and G 19* #3 Stiff Tour Stiff 90 
    Hybrid  Tour Edge Exotics CBPro U Limited Edition 17* #2 Kuro Kage Stiff 90HY
    Irons  G irons 4-UW AWT 2.0 Stiff white dot +1/2" plus Odyssey Duel Force 56 degree 
    Bag  Hoofer 14 2016
    Putter  Queen Bee #8 
    Balls Titleist ProV1X, AVX and TaylorMade TP5X 
  • bazinozbazinoz Members Posts: 499 ✭✭

    bazinoz wrote:


    That's an absolute beauty in the OP. Never knew you could still buy them new.



    I've got a Ping Zing 5, but would prefer the 2 with the neck shape. Have to keep my eyes open.



    Picked mine up to go with a nice set of Ping Zing Irons I've got. 5-LW



    IMG-4555.jpg




    Nice set of Zing becu's there.




    No mate, my Zings are steel. It's just the light. They are in A1 condition tho, and look the bees knees.



    But just appearing in left of the photo are my Becu Eye 2's image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

    They are a half set 4,6,8,W.



    I've also got a set of steel Eye 2, and a set of steel Eye 2+.



    7 different old school Ping putters as well. 2x Ansers, Pal, Zing, Blade, O Blade and A Blade.

    Gotta stop.....
  • hell_is_chromehell_is_chrome Members Posts: 938 ✭✭
    edited Jan 19, 2019 3:58am #17
    Maximilian wrote:


    I mentioned this putter in another thread. No one seemed particularly interested in seeing pictures, but I wanted to share anyways because I'm kind of excited about it! image/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':tongue:' />



    It's a new from the factory Ping Zing 2 in Stainless. I had two heavy beryllium weights inserted in the sole and some extra tungsten powder down the shaft to bring it to my preferred 335g head weight. Also had it re-finish and paint filled white, to look more like the originals. It feels very different from my other putters, but I really love it! A big thanks to Peter Janes in the UK for helping me to modify it.







    Love the Zing 2. Putted my absolute best in high school with one, traded it when I was in college for the smaller Odyssey Rossie mallet and have been searching for the magic ever since. The last picture, of the 4 different versions of that shape, what is the last one? Thanks for the pictures and story.
  • MaximilianMaximilian Members Posts: 1,378 ✭✭


    Love the Zing 2. Putted my absolute best in high school with one, traded it when I was in college for the smaller Odyssey Rossie mallet and have been searching for the magic ever since. The last picture, of the 4 different versions of that shape, what is the last one? Thanks for the pictures and story.




    Hi!



    I drift away from the Zing style putters too, but always come back sooner or later. They just feel very natural, don’t they?



    The last one is an Argolf Lancelot. If you look closely, it actually has a small plumbers neck-ish neck. But the shaft goes over the hosel and it only has a half shaft offset, so from address it looks almost like a zing style. I like it.
  • SetTheBarrHighSetTheBarrHigh DallasClubWRX Posts: 3,922 ClubWRX
    You absolutely should be excited about that, modern twist on a classic.



    My local PGATSS has a few manganese Zing's on the shelf, stainless Anser 2's as well.
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    What's In The Bag

    Ping G410 Plus 9°
    Titleist TS2 16.5°
    Mizuno CLK 19°
    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged 4-P
    Mizuno T7 52°, Titleist SM7 58°
    Titleist Studio Stainless Mid Sur
  • MitchellMitchell Members Posts: 5,474 ✭✭
    Since posting Zing2 putters here😀
    Taylormade r510tp 10.5* Fuji Evo TS 661
    Taylormade 300 tour 15* Fuji TS 8.0
    Taylormade V Steel 18* Purple Ice 85
    TEE CNC Ltd. Forged 3-pw s400
    Artisan 53* s400
    Artisan 58* s400
    Cameron 1996 Laguna
  • Seminole08Seminole08 Members Posts: 25 ✭✭
    Who makes the black one above it?
  • MaximilianMaximilian Members Posts: 1,378 ✭✭
    Seminole08 wrote:


    Who makes the black one above it?


    In the original post? That's a Ping Redwood.
  • Wizzo1Wizzo1 Members Posts: 111 ✭✭
    Love the Zing style head too! I have a 5BZ that I bought new around '91 and used it until just a few years ago when I traded a G. Loomis fishing rod to my brother for a like new SC Pro Platinum Laguna 2. That started my putter ho-ing! (still have the Ping and always will)
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