Itâ€™s the newest model to benefit from variable-depth grooves, which produce consistent results across the face. Milled into the face, they ensure ball-speed consistency whether the ball is struck in the centre, heel or toe. The grooves are deepest in the centre and get progressively shallower towards the perimeter.
â€œOur research shows that the head shape promotes extremely consistent alignment for the majority of golfers.” – John A. Solheim, Ping chairman and CEO
With the revolutionary racing stripe in the new i25 driver and fairways having been born out of putter alignment research, itâ€™s no surprise Ping has loaded the Ketsch up with a great alignment aid, too. It has three contrasting white lines extending from the back to the front of the putter head to make aiming easy.
â€œWhat 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,â€ said John A. Solheim, Ping chairman and CEO.
â€œIt has three white, contrasting alignment aids extending from the top of the matte-black crown. The centre line runs all the way to the back to make aiming easy.
â€œOur 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.â€
You can choose from a fixed-length shaft that is 35 inches in length, or you can upgrade to an adjustable length version you can modify between 31 and 38 inches prior to a round.
The Ketsch is also available in three shaft bends to fit any stroke type: Straight, Slight Arc, or Strong Arc. Ping has found in results from hundreds of player and robot tests that golfers are more consistent with a putter balanced to fit their stroke type.
The Ping Ketsch putter will be available in the following options and RRPâ€™s:
Fixed length shaft – Â£175;Â Counter balanced fixed length shaft – Â£200
Adjustable length shaft – Â£199;Â Counter balanced adjustable length shaft – Â£224
Originally published on bunkered on February 21, 2014.