Ping has launched the Ketsch putter with variable depth grooves to give a consistent putting stroke. The grooves are deepest in the centre and shallower toward the perimeter, which Ping terms True Roll (TR) Technology. Ping says variable-depth grooves milled into the face assist ball-speed consistency whether the ball is struck in the centre of the face, toward the heel or toe, high or low. In its own analysis, Ping saw an increase in ball-speed consistency of nearly 50 per cent compared to a non-grooved face when measured at nine points across the face.
I addition, a stainless steel sole weight creates a high MOI making the aluminium, mallet-style head very forgiving. Golfers can choose a fixed-length shaft with 35 inches as standard, or they can upgrade to an adjustable-length version which can be modified between 31 and 38 inches prior to a round. The Ketsch putter is available in three shaft bends: straight, slight arc, or strong arc.
John A. Solheim, Ping Chairman & CEO said, “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. 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.”
The Ketsch has an RRP of £199 for the adjustable model.