Ping Anser Milled putters

Bubba Watson's Anser Milled 1 putter has a unique copper-colored finish that reflects pink and purple hues in sunlight.

Someone once wrote that an object is not perfect when there is nothing more you can add to it, it’s perfect when there’s nothing else you can take out. Golfers who ascribe to that notion should certainly consider trying one of the six new putters in the Ping Anser Milled line.

Each putter starts as a solid block of 303 Stainless steel and then is machine milled into a classic heel-toe weighted blade. As finished products, each weighs 345 grams and has 4 degrees of loft. All the putters look very familiar to golfers and do not have a lot of bells and whistles. Instead of being trendy with the Anser Milled line, Ping is going for simplicity.

Ping debuted its “Fit for Stroke” fitting system with this line, giving each putter one of three color-coded shaft bands that correspond to different putting styles. The Anser, Anser 1, Anser 2 and Anser 3 have a green shaft band and are weighted for golfers who have a slight arc in the putting stroke. The Anser 4 has a red shaft band near the grip; it has the greatest amount of toe hang and is suited for players who make a strong arc in their stroke. The Anser 5, with a blue shaft band, has the least amount toe hang and is designed for players who make a straight-back, straight-through stroke.

Ping intends to use the same color-coded shaft bands in the future to make it easier for consumers to see which clubs are suited for their stroke style.

When they first were made available to the public in 2012, each putter was priced at $300.

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