There are typically two schools of thought on putters. You either make one that looks beautiful, one that would make most any golfer would salivate upon gaze, or you make a tech-forward putter that’s not as pretty but can be dialed in for a golfer’s specific needs.
Putter makers are trying harder to blend the two, and Ping believes it has done so very well with its Ping Vault 2.0 putters.
The Vault line is a series of fully milled putters which incorporate the company’s True Roll technology. What’s new is a custom-weighting system to allow golfers to change sole weights for more customization. The steel weights are standard, and there are tungsten weights (15 grams more than steel) and aluminum weights (15 grams lighter than steel) to help dial in balance and feel. Putters between 34 inches and 36 inches in length are built with steel sole weights; models 34 inches and shorter feature tungsten weighting; and putters built 36 inches and longer use aluminum weights.
True Roll technology is designed to offer forgiveness across the face for consistent speed and distance, as the face pattern varies in depth and pitch across the face — kind of like you would see with a driver.
There are three finishes — Stealth, Platinum or Copper (I love copper so much) — for five 303 stainless steel heads available in the line. The new style is the Dale Anser, which is based on one of the original Anser molds created by Karsten Solheim’s son, Allan Dale Solheim.
A sixth head, the popular Ketsch mallet, is available in Stealth or Slate finishes. It’s made from of fully-machined 6061 aerospace-grade aluminum body with a stainless steel sole plate. This is a high moment-of-inertia (MOI) putter with alignment aids to helps golfers.
Four grips are available to fit your preferences.
All of the Ping Vault 2.0 putters are available for $325 each.