Ping is introducing five new models through an on-line customizer tool that the company says represents the newest additions to its Putting Lab Design (PLD) program. The 2024 PLD Milled Anser, Anser 2D, Oslo 3, DS72 and Ally Blue 4 each are available at Ping authorized retailers, while the on-line customizer tool is available on ping.com.
“We’ve been very pleased with the results and feedback across the entire PLD program,” said Ping President John K. Solheim. “It allows us to bring golfers more of what we do best – design and build the highest-performing putters in the game.
“A key part of the program is the PLD Milled series, which offers premium-milled putters inspired by tour players to bring golfers the latest in score-lowering performance on the green. These five new designs continue that commitment and offer every golfer a model to fit their stroke and eye.”
“The launch of PLD Milled Plus is an exciting program that allows golfers to further personalize their putters in fun and statement-making ways. It’s a great conversation starter and brings them one step closer to that tour-player experience so many golfers desire.”
The five new PLD Milled models ($485), Solheim said, represent a combination of standard-setting favorites, such as the Anser and newer, tour-proven models such as the DS72, the choice of 2023 FedExCup Champion Viktor Hovland. The Anser 2D and Oslo 3 each are tour-influenced, high-MOI designs and the Ally Blue 4 is a new, multi-material mallet that delivers exceptional forgiveness with can’t-miss alignment features.
Four of the new models (Anser, Anser 2D, DS72 and Oslo 3) are fully machined from forged, 303 stainless steel and each is distinguished by a gunmetal finish. The deep AMP (Aggressive Milling Pattern) face technology on all the models, Solheim said, is employed for tour-preferred sound, feel and speed. More than four hours of milling time are required for every model, precisely shaping every surface and radius to achieve the high quality and premium look expected in a precision-milled putter.
The Ally Blue 4 is a fully machined, three-piece design differentiated by its square footprint and full-length top alignment aid. The strong-arc design consists of an aluminum body, stainless steel soleplate and aluminum hosel to create an extremely high-MOI, easy-to-align mallet. The gunmetal finish contrasts with a matte black body and hosel to create a stunning, confidence- inspiring design.
“Part of our goal with the PLD program is to offer our most popular models from the past and add new, tour-influenced designs on a regular basis,” Solheim said. “This year’s additions represent an exciting balance of that strategy. As we collaborate on new designs with our engineers and tour staff through the PLD program, we’ll expand the line to ensure golfers have access to our newest technologies and processes.”