PHOENIX (Jan. 21, 2014) – PING today introduced the Ketsch putter, which the company precision mills at its headquarters to offer unprecedented distance control, extreme forgiveness, and accurate alignment. It is the newest model to benefit from variable-depth grooves, which produce consistent results across the face. A 17-4 stainless steel sole weight creates a high MOI and makes the aluminum, mallet-style head highly forgiving.
The Ketsch is available for pre-ordering from PING-authorized golf shops now.
“What really stands out about the Ketsch is the captured look it provides at address, inspiring confidence and promoting a consistent stroke, the key to holing more putts,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “It has three white, contrasting alignment aids extending from the top of the matte-black crown. The center line runs all the way to the back to make aiming easy. Our research shows that the head shape promotes extremely consistent alignment for the majority of golfers. Those factors, combined with our revolutionary variable-depth grooves and a high MOI, will help golfers putt more consistently.”
Variable-depth grooves milled into the face ensure ball-speed consistency whether the ball is struck in the center of the face, toward the heel or toe, high or low. Grooves are deepest in the center and shallower toward the perimeter, which PING calls True Roll (TR) Technology. PING studies show an increase in ball-speed consistency of nearly 50% compared to a non-grooved face when measured at nine points across the face.
To fit their body type and putting style, golfers can choose a fixed-length shaft (35 inches is standard), or they can upgrade to an adjustable-length version they can modify between 31 and 38 inches prior to a round.
The Ketsch is available in three shaft bends to fit any stroke type: Straight, Slight Arc, or Strong Arc. Results from hundreds of player and robot tests at PING show that golfers are more consistent with a putter balanced to fit their stroke type. The midsize PP58 black rubber grip is designed with a familiar shape, but its larger size quiets the wrists for improved confidence and stroke repeatability.
Ketsch Putter Technical Specifications
- Variable-depth grooves improve ball-speed consistency nearly 50%
- Aluminum mallet-style head milled at PING with 17-4 stainless steel sole weight
- Three white contrasting lines on matte-black head and detailed milling lines on surface aid in alignment
- Optional adjustable-length shaft adjusts 31 to 38 inches
- Shaft bends available to fit Straight, Slight Arc or Strong Arc putting strokes