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Ping Putters In The Groove

Mention Ping to most golfers, and the first clubs that comes to mind are putters. And understandably so, for it was the putter that Karsten Solheim made in his Redwood City, Calif., garage in 1959 that launched the Ping golf equipment company. All these years later, Ping continues to make flat sticks, and its newest putter line is dubbed the Karsten TR.
TR stands for True Roll technology, and these clubs use what company engineers describe as variable-depth grooves that are milled directly into the putter face in an effort to promote optimal distance control. The grooves are deepest in the center and shallower toward the perimeter, for enhanced ball-speed consistency. In addition, an elastomer back-cavity insert is made to improve sound and feel and give golfers, in the words of one technician, “valuable auditory feedback.”


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