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Help Me Identify? Ping Manganese Bronze Anser - Later Years


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I have always wondered about the Manganese Bronze Anser that Ping has made over the years since the original. I figured this forum would be a great place to ask these questions, but perhaps I should ask a Ping rep directly.

 

1.) When did the Scottsdale Anser reissue with the large PING logo in the cavity begin to be manufactured (see photo 1 and 2)?

 

2.) What is the history of the Scottsdale Anser style nicknamed "Dale Head" design vs the Anser that is more squared off in the back (see photo 3)?

 

(This was not mentioned in the excellent guide on the original Ping putters that "Lumpy" put together.)

 

3.) My Dad picked up a used Manganese Bronze Anser in a pro shop around the year 2000. I am guessing it was not much older than that at the time, but the "patina" was already as dark as it is in the picture below (pictured - on my desk with a green Yes! cover). It does not have the black dot, but I assume it is still pretty modern since it has the circled R's. Can anyone tell me which years this was made?

 

Cavity reads:

 

KARSTEN

PHOENIX AZ 85029

MADE IN U.S.A.

 

Thank you.

 

RL

 

* I do not own the first three photos, but I found them through a google search. I hope it's ok to use them.

 

 

 

ping scottsdale anser original vintage manganese bronze putter.JPG

ping anser scottsdale anser manganese bronze.jpg

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ping dads ping anser phoenix 85029 manganese bronze putter copy.jpg

ping dads ping anser phoenix 85029 manganese bronze putter copy 2.jpg

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