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Its so frustrating to see this.  Im a purist when it comes to putters.  Why cant we get these types of putters in the retail lineup?  A quality milled putter, no face inserts, no hideous badging and graphics, nice clean sole.  It seems so simple, it just baffles me how it is only available in the tour/proto platform.  I understand its not going to be cheap.  But why cant these be built at a scotty/bettinardi comparable retail price point (3/4/500ish)?

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Still have some hope we'll be able to buy one of these eventually.

I am a Ping nut, and seeing PLDs all over the tour which are far more interesting than the retail lines just makes me sad.   I've said it before, but there's no way Karsten Solheim would eve

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5 hours ago, C009 said:

Great thank you for posting this. I have an old magnesium bronze anser that was naked and they put a site line on top line for me.  I love it but it’s super light. I’m calling them tomorrow! 

You don't need get a PLD for that. You can order a classic MnBr Anser with tungsten weights and a top line through the Ping WRX department. Will be significantly cheaper than a PLD.

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On 2/3/2021 at 6:33 PM, BubbaBallesteros said:

For $1250 USD, you can get you're own PLD custom putter made at PING HQ. I was talking to one of the master fitters and you can get a fitting with them over Zoom or at PING HQ . Then they can build you a custom putter to pretty much whatever spec you want. 

 

This is a steal of a deal when you compared it to the $3K price of a basic Circle T putter that isn't even custom made for you. 

How does one go about setting this up? 

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On 2/4/2021 at 1:26 AM, Golfingfanatic said:

You don't need get a PLD for that. You can order a classic MnBr Anser with tungsten weights and a top line through the Ping WRX department. Will be significantly cheaper than a PLD.

I've also got an old MnBr Anser, and it's definitely light but the feel is so good. I typically play with my Anser Milled 0 and prefer the crisp milled stainless feel, but dang that oldie is pure.

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29 minutes ago, BubbaBallesteros said:

Just give PING an email or call and they will connect you with the Master fitter for the Putting Lab. 

I thought this had to be done through a Ping account / PGA pro, and in particular, one with a strong relationship / 'In' with Ping - are you sure anyone can just call up, get fit and buy a PLD (assuming they can afford it)?

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1 minute ago, ColinKelvin said:

I thought this had to be done through a Ping account / PGA pro, and in particular, one with a strong relationship / 'In' with Ping - are you sure anyone can just call up, get fit and buy a PLD (assuming they can afford it)?

They do an in-person or zoom fitting with you, a PING master fitter and a design engineer. Then once you decide on your specs you can just order it through a PING accounts retailer.

 

I email them in December to talk about this and they just asked when I wanted to book a fitting. I just emailed their customer service and they got me in contact with a Putting Lab master fitter.

 

Im from Canada so I decided to wait until all the travel restrictions are gone so I can go to HQ for an in person fitting. 

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2 minutes ago, BubbaBallesteros said:

They do an in-person or zoom fitting with you, a PING master fitter and a design engineer. Then once you decide on your specs you can just order it through a PING accounts retailer.

 

I email them in December to talk about this and they just asked when I wanted to book a fitting. I just emailed their customer service and they got me in contact with a Putting Lab master fitter.

 

Im from Canada so I decided to wait until all the travel restrictions are gone so I can go to HQ for an in person fitting. 

Thanks - that's very interesting!  I am in the UK but will seriously consider doing this!!

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1 hour ago, BubbaBallesteros said:

The Kushin/ Double Bend/Carbon Steel (Patina) is calling my name! Haha

Yes, that or the Hovi for me.  The carbon with patina finish looks 1000% better than anything in Ping's retail lines just now.

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On 2/2/2021 at 8:32 PM, Foreleft said:

As well as Ping has done with their irons and woods, they have really regressed in their retail putter offerings.  Why they don't release their PLD line to retail is a mystery.


I could not agree with this more. These PLD putters are so clean and simple. This is exactly what we’re missing from major OEM releases. 
 

This is the perfect time to release this kind of line. It may just be me, but the Scotty lineups have  gone backwards and I’m seeing way fewer guys gaming Scotty putters. Those that do are all using old models.
 

 

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Can I just get a raw carbon, zb3 with a flow neck and simple milling.  Please!  Pretty please...!

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5 minutes ago, wam78 said:

Can I just get a raw carbon, zb3 with a flow neck and simple milling.  Please!  Pretty please...!

 

+1 for me, exactly what I want just lefty!

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On 2/5/2021 at 6:43 PM, TheGolfingRealtor said:

Here is the extent of the program right now:

 

Model offerings:

  • Anser, Anser 2
  • Prime Tyne – Double bend (Straight or Slight arc), Anser 4 hosel, Anser hosel
  • Kushin - Double bend (Straight or Slight arc), Anser 4 hosel, Anser hosel
  • DS 72 (Victor Hovland’s putter) - Double bend (Straight or Slight arc)

 

Finishes:

Carbon steel – Stealth or Patina

Stainless – Matte Raw

 

Grooves:

Smooth, shallow grooves, deep grooves (TR), Pebax insert

 

Sightlines:

Line, Lines, Dot, Dots

 

Weight:

Weight can be custom to player’s cadence by adding tungsten (heavier only)

This will be on the bucket list to make a trip over to scottsdale to get this done. Thanks for the info!

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On 2/5/2021 at 9:43 PM, TheGolfingRealtor said:

Here is the extent of the program right now:

 

Model offerings:

  • Anser, Anser 2
  • Prime Tyne – Double bend (Straight or Slight arc), Anser 4 hosel, Anser hosel
  • Kushin - Double bend (Straight or Slight arc), Anser 4 hosel, Anser hosel
  • DS 72 (Victor Hovland’s putter) - Double bend (Straight or Slight arc)

 

Finishes:

Carbon steel – Stealth or Patina

Stainless – Matte Raw

 

Grooves:

Smooth, shallow grooves, deep grooves (TR), Pebax insert

 

Sightlines:

Line, Lines, Dot, Dots

 

Weight:

Weight can be custom to player’s cadence by adding tungsten (heavier only)


Am I correct that the stealth finish is a plating and the patina is, for lack of a better term, a “raw” finish that will rust if not taken care of (similar to black ox or oil can)?

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11 hours ago, golfva28 said:


Am I correct that the stealth finish is a plating and the patina is, for lack of a better term, a “raw” finish that will rust if not taken care of (similar to black ox or oil can)?

I believe stealth is the same stealth finish they use on the Sigma 2 line. Patina will change color (lighten/darken over time) and will rust if left untreated. 

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On 2/5/2021 at 8:43 PM, TheGolfingRealtor said:

Here is the extent of the program right now:

 

Model offerings:

  • Anser, Anser 2
  • Prime Tyne – Double bend (Straight or Slight arc), Anser 4 hosel, Anser hosel
  • Kushin - Double bend (Straight or Slight arc), Anser 4 hosel, Anser hosel
  • DS 72 (Victor Hovland’s putter) - Double bend (Straight or Slight arc)

 

Finishes:

Carbon steel – Stealth or Patina

Stainless – Matte Raw

 

Grooves:

Smooth, shallow grooves, deep grooves (TR), Pebax insert

 

Sightlines:

Line, Lines, Dot, Dots

 

Weight:

Weight can be custom to player’s cadence by adding tungsten (heavier only)

 

Thanks for the info!

 

Which gives softer feel in terms of milling? Deeper grooves?

 

 

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On 2/3/2021 at 7:48 PM, BubbaBallesteros said:

It's a custom built one off putter that you, a PING master fitter and a design engineer create from a single billet. A true tour experience. You get to select head shapes, hosel styles, offets, materials, head Weight, small design detail, different types of face milling, inserts...the list goes on. 

 

What would you suggest they ask for such a service? 

 

 

The experience alone would be worth $1250 imho. 

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On 2/5/2021 at 8:43 PM, TheGolfingRealtor said:

Here is the extent of the program right now:

 

Model offerings:

  • Anser, Anser 2
  • Prime Tyne – Double bend (Straight or Slight arc), Anser 4 hosel, Anser hosel
  • Kushin - Double bend (Straight or Slight arc), Anser 4 hosel, Anser hosel
  • DS 72 (Victor Hovland’s putter) - Double bend (Straight or Slight arc)

 

Finishes:

Carbon steel – Stealth or Patina

Stainless – Matte Raw

 

Grooves:

Smooth, shallow grooves, deep grooves (TR), Pebax insert

 

Sightlines:

Line, Lines, Dot, Dots

 

Weight:

Weight can be custom to player’s cadence by adding tungsten (heavier only)

How do we sign up for this program?

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7 hours ago, JGL said:

the $1250 custom putter deal....what's on the menu?  Will they mill anything they've made in the past?  For example, would they mill a Stainless Steel in the Scottsdale Anser head ?  

Yep, I have one specific PLD that i'd love to get that face milling done to if they will "a la carte" it.

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