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Poll - Ping v. other Putters
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What kind of Putter do you use? I use a PING. I'll post the Putter results as we go!!

Some Ping history if you choose:

PING golf started as a garage business by company founder Karsten Solheim. Solheim's frustration during the game of golf resulted from his difficulty putting with the putters of the era. The engineer from General Electric invented a new putter in his garage know as the "PING 1A".

The name "PING" came from the sound that Solheim heard as the metal struck the ball. The 1A and other PING putters to come would revolutionize the putter market with newly found "heel-toe" weighting.

The success Karsten Solheim found in 1959 with the invention of the 1A would set PING on a road to be one of the great innovators in the rich history of golf technology. The PING 1A's sales and hype would peak as Sports Illustrated named the PING 1A the "musical" putter for the sweet sound emitted.

In 1961, the Solheims moved from Redwood City, California to Phoenix, Arizona where the company would find a permanent home. Despite the increasing sales of the PING putter, Karsten Solheim continued to create his putters single-handedly in his garage after departing General Electric.

In the same year, he invented his first set of irons which he named "69", which he considered to be a good round of golf. Solheim continued to experiment with the effects of good heel-toe weighting in his irons and also milled a cavity into the steel back of the irons for added forgiveness.

The first PGA Tour victory while using a PING club came in 1962 at the Cajun Classic Open Invitational by John Barnum. Sales of the PING putters rose as the popularity steadily increased. The Golf World Cup of 1965 brought even greater sales of the garage-made PING putters as many of the top players used the PING putters during the televised event in Japan.

In 1966, possibly the greatest event of the PING Corporation's history occurred as Karsten Solheim had an idea for a new putter flash in his mind. As he was unable to find a piece of paper, the design for his new putter was sketched on the dust cover of a 78 RPM record. After Solheim had finalized the design, he was still in need for a name. Solheim's wife Louise suggested the name "Answer" for the new putter as it "was an answer for the vexing problems in putting". As the name "Answer" would be too long to fit on the putter, the name was shortened to just "Anser".

The Anser would go on to be the most influential putter in golf while setting the standard for what is considered to be the "conventional" putter and racking up 500 professional golf wins and becoming the "winningest" putter in history. The cavity back and low center of gravity provided superior feel for golfers of all abilities.
# 1    8/26/2010 10:28:07 PM   
I just got the TM Corza Ghost and I love it. I have only played 2 rounds with it so far and already noticing a big difference. I sunk 3 putts tonight in my ladies league from 20-30 feet - was very exciting!

Professional Champion
# 2    8/26/2010 10:32:55 PM   

I just got the TM Corza Ghost and I love it. I have only played 2 rounds with it so far and already noticing a big difference. I sunk 3 putts tonight in my ladies league from 20-30 feet - was very exciting!


Mark Simmons
# 3    8/26/2010 10:56:47 PM   
I'm on my second Odyssey 2-ball, which I've used for over 5 years. I AVERAGE 29 putts per round, so you don't screw with success!

I had all my clubs stolen from my closed and locked car trunk in broad daylight about 5 years ago. I changed out everything I had in my bag except for one club--my putter. Went right back and got another 2-ball. The only thing I changed was going to the center shafted model.

Professional Champion
# 4    8/26/2010 11:58:51 PM   
I have a modern PING it's a 1/2 Wack E with some type of plastic insert. I like ok and have drained some putts with it but i would like to get an older PING to get some more feel

# 5    8/27/2010 6:50:16 AM   
I have the Odyssey Dual Force 2. It's not that new of a putter, but it works really well for me. Better than any other one I've used. My dad originally bought it used from Sports Authority a little over a year ago, but by the end of the year he started using another putter we had lying around in the house and I got to use it. It wasn't great to start, but come Summertime I became red hot with it getting 29 or less putts a round pretty reguarly even when I wasn't very happy with my putting that day. It's cooled off since, but I'm still getting 31-33 putts per round and until I use a putter in my round that is without a doubt better than this one I will not give it up.

Professional Champion
# 6    8/27/2010 11:30:32 AM   
Poll results so far:
2 Odyssey
1 TM Corza Ghost
1 old zebra

Professional Champion
# 7    8/28/2010 8:50:17 AM   
122 views and only 7 replies?

PING putter or other? Name your weapon on the greens.

Rob Curley Jr
Professional Champion
# 8    8/28/2010 1:31:55 PM   
Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport 1.5

# 9    8/28/2010 5:07:58 PM   
can't knock TaylorMade, Ping, or Scotty and wouldn't rule out either of them as future putters, but i wanted an Odyssey 2 Ball because of the alignment aid, feel, and Paddy uses one. i couldn't find one at the price i wanted at the time and went with the Odyssey White Hot XG Sabertooth and like it very much, good weight and feel. plus Happy Gilmore used one, "slightly modified" and he won a gold jacket with it. need i say more

# 10    8/28/2010 10:14:34 PM   
I use the White Hot XG Sabertooth by Odyssey its deadly with in 10 to 15 feet of the hole

Robert Premeaux Jr.
Professional Champion
# 11    8/29/2010 12:33:27 AM   
Scotty Cameron Newport Midslant ... 1999 or 2000, I think

and while it needs to be chalked up as a Titleist Scotty Cameron, it's so identical to a PING Anser that I swear it's breaking patent laws

(I LOVE the Answer ... best putter head design of all time)

Robert Premeaux Jr.
Professional Champion
# 12    8/29/2010 12:36:07 AM   
sorry for the double ...

Newport 2 Mid Slant (2000)

... and the only putter I'll own from now until eternity

Professional Champion
# 13    8/29/2010 10:32:03 AM   

Ron Williams
Professional Champion
# 14    8/29/2010 8:58:53 PM   
I still use the Ping Anser, Its still a good putter

Professional Champion
# 15    8/30/2010 10:50:10 AM   
I used a Ping Anser 4 for 20 years. I just switched to a Odyssey White Hot #1. It's perfect for me.

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