If there's one finish I love on a putter, it's the oil can finish. I would swing all my clubs in oil can if I could, but I'm willing to work with just a putter. A variant on that style finish has made its way onto the sole of Ping's new mid-mallet head, the PLD3, in a limited-edition release.
Each PLD3 has a multi-colored, flame-torched copper sole plate that’s unique to that specific putter. Torching the copper with a heating-and-cooling process brings out the patina colors in a variety of patterns. It's not quite oil can, but it's just as mesmerizing and beautiful. Copper is my jam.
Meanwhile, the head is milled from T6 6061 aluminum for idea detail. A white, full-length sightline is set against the black anodize finish on the head. The shaft is stepless with a non-glare finish.
The 365-gram PLD3 was developed as part of the Ping Putting Lab Design, which seeks to blend technology and aesthetics. This putter fits the slight-arc putting stroke type.
The Ping limited-edition PLD3 putter is available for $435 in lengths ranging from 28-38 inches, with a 3-degree loft and 20-degree lie.