Ping Sigma 2 putters

Ping Sigma 2 Anser putter David Dusek/Golfweek

Ping Sigma 2 putters

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Ping Sigma 2 putters

Club: Ping Sigma 2 putters
Price: $215-$235
Specs: Two-piece grooved face insert, adjustable-length shaft and nine head styles
Available: Nov. 1 (pre-sale Oct.15)

The Goal
With the Sigma 2 line, Ping combines new materials in its True Roll face insert with an easy-to-use mechanism to improve fit for better performance on the greens.

The Scoop
When it comes to finding the perfect driver, smart golfers know they need a club that fits their swing, maximizes their strengths and helps reduce the effects of their shortcomings. The same holds true when it comes to putters. But while most players use their putter more than twice as often as their driver during a typical round, few players ensure their putter fits their stroke. With the new Sigma 2 family of putters, Ping makes it easier than ever to find the ideal putter.

Ping Sigma 2 putter

Using a torque wrench that comes with each putter, a Sigma 2’s length can be easily changed. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

At first glance, the putters appear to be very similar to their predecessors, the Sigma putters. But at the top of each club is a small hole in the grip that is the key to a new adjustable-length shaft system. By inserting a small torque wrench that comes with each putter, golfers and fitters can make any Sigma 2 as short as 32 inches or as long as 36 inches. Each complete turn of the wrench changes the length by a quarter inch, so finding the ideal length that positions a player’s eyes directly over the ball at address is much easier.

The variable-depth grooves in the True Roll face insert will look familiar to many golfers. The grooves are deeper in the center of the hitting area and shallower in the heel and toe because Ping engineers learned that deeper grooves slow down a putt more than shallow grooves. By adding the deep grooves to the middle of the face, Ping has normalized the hitting surface, so solid putts and those that are slightly mis-hit roll about the same distance.

Ping Sigma 2 Anser putter

Deeper grooves in the center and shallower grooves in the heel and toe help normalize ball speed for better distance control. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

While the face may look the same, it is made using two materials that have different firmnesses. The outer layer, which can be seen and which contacts the ball, is much softer to provide better feel on short putts. It has been affixed over an inner layer that is harder, so on long putts golfers will feel a more solid impact and, according to Ping, benefit from enhanced distance control.

To make it easy to find a Sigma 2 putter that is ideally balanced to match a player’s stroke type, each of the nine putters comes with a shaft band that designates the putting stroke it is designed to enhance.

Ping Sigma 2 Fetch putter

The Sigma 2 Fetch was designed to fit inside a golf hole and capture a ball using the circular cut-out area in the head. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

Golfers with a strongly arced stroke will want to try the Tyne 4 mallet and the ZB2, while golfers who make a straight-back-straight-through putting stroke likely will prefer the Valor, Tyne and Fetch mallets, as well as the Kushin C blade. For players who have a slightly arced stroke, Ping offers the Anser, Arna and Wolverine H.

All the Ping Sigma 2 putters are available in either a chrome or dark finish with contrasting alignment lines.

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