New Ping Classic Putters

A.PrinceyA.Princey Major HackerMembers Posts: 2,072 ✭✭
edited Apr 2, 2019 5:06pm in Putters #1

I was on my way out of a big box store in my area yesterday, and I just happened to glance at the putter rack and saw some vintage looking Anser heads. I walked over and there was a new Anser 4 and new Manganese Bronse Anser as well. Man, I rolled a few putts and they both felt really darn good! I really like their "petite" look as well, really thin flange, narrower sole width. I'm seriously thinking about picking one up.


Post edited by A.Princey on
'16 M2 10.5*, Diamana LE 70 S+ 43.5"
Ping G SFT 16*, DIamana LE 70 S+ 41.5"
Ping Rapture 3i, AWT-R
Ping G25 4-G, DG-R400
Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
Byron DH89 Longneck 33" (or any of 10 4 other putters...)

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  • NudgsterNudgster Members Posts: 59 ✭✭

    Get yourself one of these! Rare as a blue steak, but oh what a beauty!! I just found this after STUPIDLY selling mine 7 years ago. 
    This one had a makeover by Chris Finch in the UK. Can you believe these Retailed for $999 AUD back in the early 2000's when they stopped making them! Titanium Head with Tungsten Ingots in heel & toe 



  • lawsonmanlawsonman Members Posts: 5,168 ✭✭
    That's beautiful!
    Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

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  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR Members Posts: 119 ✭✭
    Idk why they don’t bring a putter like this back. Just give us classic anser shape no removable sole weights, no forged inserts.  Give us a nice basic anser with a milled face. That’s what the people want. 
  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,072 ✭✭

    I love milled putters as much as the next person, but this one below is the one I'm referencing. It may not have the best roll but it feels really good. I will be going back to the store tomorrow to roll it again and possibly purchase. Definitely a classic for a reason.


    '16 M2 10.5*, Diamana LE 70 S+ 43.5"
    Ping G SFT 16*, DIamana LE 70 S+ 41.5"
    Ping Rapture 3i, AWT-R
    Ping G25 4-G, DG-R400
    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
    Byron DH89 Longneck 33" (or any of 10 4 other putters...)
  • Twin2LTwin2L Members Posts: 60 ✭✭
    A.Princey said:

    I love milled putters as much as the next person, but this one below is the one I'm referencing. It may not have the best roll but it feels really good. I will be going back to the store tomorrow to roll it again and possibly purchase. Definitely a classic for a reason.



    Ping will mill the face very reasonable. I had my MgBr Anser and Anser X milled. They look and roll the ball great! They can also do other mods you may want like adjusting length and/or lie. They can also add weight to the head if you like.
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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,072 ✭✭
    Twin2L said:
    A.Princey said:

    I love milled putters as much as the next person, but this one below is the one I'm referencing. It may not have the best roll but it feels really good. I will be going back to the store tomorrow to roll it again and possibly purchase. Definitely a classic for a reason.



    Ping will mill the face very reasonable. I had my MgBr Anser and Anser X milled. They look and roll the ball great! They can also do other mods you may want like adjusting length and/or lie. They can also add weight to the head if you like.

    Interesting, I don't necessarily NEED a milled face, and I believe these are already pretty light without removing more material. Either way, the current setup "as is" is almost my preference anyway, but thanks for the info.

    '16 M2 10.5*, Diamana LE 70 S+ 43.5"
    Ping G SFT 16*, DIamana LE 70 S+ 41.5"
    Ping Rapture 3i, AWT-R
    Ping G25 4-G, DG-R400
    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
    Byron DH89 Longneck 33" (or any of 10 4 other putters...)
  • TheLarchTheLarch Major Winner Members Posts: 963 ✭✭


    O Blade has always been my favorite. Surprised there aren’t more of them around.

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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,072 ✭✭

    Oh, the other thing I should clarify if it isn't already apparent is that some of the classic designs are still in production, brand new. The Anser 4 pic above is from Morton Golf Sales, and it's the exact same NEW one I saw in a store.

    '16 M2 10.5*, Diamana LE 70 S+ 43.5"
    Ping G SFT 16*, DIamana LE 70 S+ 41.5"
    Ping Rapture 3i, AWT-R
    Ping G25 4-G, DG-R400
    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
    Byron DH89 Longneck 33" (or any of 10 4 other putters...)
  • johngalt312johngalt312 Member ClubWRX Posts: 361 ClubWRX

    Just picked up these two NOS Ansers:

    G400 Max Driver
    G400 3-Wood
    G400 5-Wood
    i210 Irons 3-P
    Glide 2.0 Wedges 52*, 58*
    Vault 2.0 Dale Anser
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  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle Members Posts: 2,674 ✭✭

    I love a good original Anser. A little light, but you can get used to it. No need for face milling, weights, etc. Can still order many of the models thru a retailer, Morton's site has the available models.

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  • geno4952geno4952 Posts: 120 ✭✭

    @TheLarch said:

    O Blade has always been my favorite. Surprised there aren’t more of them around.

    Just picked up one of these about a week ago at the local Goodwill store..... $2.99 plus I got 15% off for being a veteran... I look there every time I am in town and have gotten some awesome deals on putters..... most I have paid is $5..oh and then the 15% off....

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    Peace
  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,072 ✭✭

    I did in fact pick up a brand new Anser 4(remake) and I've delofted it some from about 5* to 3*. I decided to put it on the scale to see how light it is and wow, it's only 304g!!! Best part, it really feels good to me despite the weight, and I can lighten my grip to get really good feel with it. It's gonna see bag time the very first time I play again. Nothing but carpet putting so far, but the overall balance actually feels good.

    '16 M2 10.5*, Diamana LE 70 S+ 43.5"
    Ping G SFT 16*, DIamana LE 70 S+ 41.5"
    Ping Rapture 3i, AWT-R
    Ping G25 4-G, DG-R400
    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
    Byron DH89 Longneck 33" (or any of 10 4 other putters...)
  • g-offg-off Members Posts: 315 ✭✭

    Trying to quit ho'ing clubs moved on to putters, picked up a jas wti, old anser 3, old anser, wrx ti2, sadly this is in the last two weeks, the beauty is they can be had cheap and still put a good roll on the ball, there was something just right about how these feel.

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  • ShilgyShilgy Members Posts: 11,299 ✭✭

    @shredNECTAR said:
    Idk why they don’t bring a putter like this back. Just give us classic anser shape no removable sole weights, no forged inserts.  Give us a nice basic anser with a milled face. That’s what the people want. 

    Essentially the Redwood line?

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  • shankeyshankey Members Posts: 30 ✭✭

    I picked up a redwood anser after using a old ping zing that I found at goodwill for $3. IMO ping makes great putters

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  • mlfmlf Posts: 128 ✭✭

    Love that JAS.

  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,072 ✭✭

    Last update until I get a little course time, but my brand new Anser 4 is finally built up to my specs and it feels FANTASTIC. The blade height is on the short side, but it really forces me to keep the head centered on the equator of the ball. When struck relatively close to the sweetspot it feels/sounds every bit as good as all the Byron's and Scotty's I've owned.

    Absolutely no slight on any milled putter maker, but this 305g cast Anser 4 head and Pingman grip are as good as anything I've gamed in the last 5 years. The light head is so versatile for me, I can grip it very lightly for super fast greens and more firm as the greens slow down. This combo seems to feel great at all levels and situations, it might be my Excalibur. The swing weight on this thing is ridiculous, but it just works. Just dialed the loft down slightly and it's rolling/feeling perfect.

    '16 M2 10.5*, Diamana LE 70 S+ 43.5"
    Ping G SFT 16*, DIamana LE 70 S+ 41.5"
    Ping Rapture 3i, AWT-R
    Ping G25 4-G, DG-R400
    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
    Byron DH89 Longneck 33" (or any of 10 4 other putters...)
  • kiwiikiwii Members Posts: 706 ✭✭

    You can even order the 1A putters if desired. I think price tag is around $130

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  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle Members Posts: 2,674 ✭✭

    Not quite as classic, but I'm rolling a PING G2 Tess blade and rolling the ball the best I ever have. It feels great and is so simple, just point and shoot. Distance control/feel is sublime.

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    Adams a7 19°
    PING G25 23°
    Nike VR Forged Pro Combo 5-P
    Titleist SM6 52.08F, 58.08M
    Odyssey WHP1




  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,029 ✭✭

    @brew4eagle said:
    Not quite as classic, but I'm rolling a PING G2 Tess blade and rolling the ball the best I ever have. It feels great and is so simple, just point and shoot. Distance control/feel is sublime.

    Love me a Tess!

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  • grishamgrisham Posts: 432 ✭✭

    @Nudgster said:
    Get yourself one of these! Rare as a blue steak, but oh what a beauty!! I just found this after STUPIDLY selling mine 7 years ago. 
    This one had a makeover by Chris Finch in the UK. Can you believe these Retailed for $999 AUD back in the early 2000's when they stopped making them! Titanium Head with Tungsten Ingots in heel & toe 

    That’s a beauty! What does that putter feel and sound like? How would you compare it to a deep milled putter?

  • NudgsterNudgster Members Posts: 59 ✭✭

    @grisham said:

    @Nudgster said:
    Get yourself one of these! Rare as a blue steak, but oh what a beauty!! I just found this after STUPIDLY selling mine 7 years ago. 
    This one had a makeover by Chris Finch in the UK. Can you believe these Retailed for $999 AUD back in the early 2000's when they stopped making them! Titanium Head with Tungsten Ingots in heel & toe 

    That’s a beauty! What does that putter feel and sound like? How would you compare it to a deep milled putter?

    Feels solid as, just had it remilled

  • tmoney47tmoney47 Members Posts: 81 ✭✭

    @kiwii said:
    You can even order the 1A putters if desired. I think price tag is around $130

    I stumbled onto this one at the PGA Superstore a few weeks ago, and I loved it for some reason. It's quirky and has a distinct sound, but I still am thinking about it.

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