PING - Putter Heppler Piper
The Heppler putters offer a machined, solid face for golfers who prefer a firmer impact feel and sound. Multi-material (steel and pressure-cast aluminum) mallets and mid-mallets provide extreme forgiveness and optimal CG for accuracy and consistency. A premium, contrasting copper-and-black finish provides alignment cues and visual interest. A stiffer adjustable-length shaft (in exclusive black chrome) is standard and golfers can be fit for all stroke types (Straight, Slight Arc, Strong Arc).
Firmer Feel, Pleasing Sound
A firmer feel and sound is the result of the machined, flat face. The face material – aluminum (black) or steel (copper) – varies by model, depending on placement of the materials, which is positioned to maximize forgiveness and optimize the center of gravity. Extensive testing revealed the auditory feedback of the flat metal face helped the player’s confidence by providing a distinct impact experience without compromising performance.
PING engineers combined a lightweight aluminum with steel through strategic shaping and weight placement to produce extremely high MOI designs. The process of pressure-casting aluminum creates precise detail and exceptional quality in the mid-mallets and mallets. The new Tomcat 14 has the highest MOI in the line and features a 14-dot alignment aid inspired by the lights on an airport runway.
Stiffer Adjustable-Length Shaft
Advancements to our adjustable-length shaft technology produce a firmer feel with less flexing. Finished in eye-catching black chrome, the adjustable shaft is lightweight and sleekly concealed beneath the grip, allowing you to customize between 32" and 36". An adjustment tool inserts into the top of the grip. One full turn causes approximately a ¼" adjustment up or down, and the grip remains aligned during adjustment
A mid-mallet is the predominant putter style among armlock players for its desirable head shape. A non-adjustable double-bend shaft (41 1/2" std. length) attaches heel-side, there's a 21-inch grip, and standard loft is 6°.
Four Grip Options
Four PING grip designs allow you to find your optimal fit and feel. The PP59 is the standard grip, inspired by the popular PP58. The PP60 is midsize and lightweight, designed to fit the contours of the hands with flats on the top and sides. Slightly heavier, the PP61 has an exaggerated pistol shape. The PP62, while still lightweight, has a larger, more rounded shape to promote quieter hands.
Bearing the same heel-toe weighting that helped make the original Anser 2 so popular, the Heppler version also shares the original’s angled heel ballast. The all-steel Heppler Anser 2 stands apart with color blocking that creates its own eye-pleasing alignment assistance.
To elevate MOI over the Sigma 2 Fetch, which has steel bordering the center cutout, designers used aluminum here, then steel in the heel-toe ballasting for increased forgiveness. The color contrasting helps you focus on the alignment lines, causing the holed-out section to fade and not be the primary focus.
The strong-arc mallet is enjoying popularity, and the Floki expands a player’s fitting options while boasting the second-highest MOI in the Heppler line, owing to its 2/3 steel, 1/3 aluminum construction. Significant steel around the perimeter prevents twisting and its copper color contrasted against the black aluminum is designed to inspire confidence.
Its sole is steel, which also wraps the perimeter, a big reason this ½ steel, ½ aluminum Ketsch nearly doubles the MOI of the PING Vault 2.0 Ketsch. Like all the Heppler mallets, it effectively utilizes multi-material construction, and is the only putter in the family with three alignment lines, which frame the ball.
This Piper model relies on the same low-CG, high-MOI, heel-toe weighted Piper C head. The difference is an adjustable double-bend shaft that attaches heel-side as opposed to the centre.
A mid-mallet is the predominant putter style among armlock players for its desirable head shape, and this Piper relies on the same low-CG, high-MOI, heel-toe weighted Piper C head. The difference is a non-adjustable double-bend shaft that attaches heel-side as opposed to the centre, a 21-inch grip, and 6° standard loft.
If you prefer a centre-shafted putter you'll find the Piper C gives you a performance edge. Relative to other centre-shafted models, the CG is lower, and MOI is higher because of steel heel and toe weights integrated with the aluminium body.
Airport runway lights inspired the alignment dots in the highest-MOI model in the Heppler family. The dots get closer together front to back to simulate motion, help with eye tracking, and frame the ball. The back ballasts are cored out and steel filled in this ½ steel, ½ aluminum putter.
At address, the ratio of aluminum to steel appears to be 50/50; in fact, steel accounts for 2/3 of the weight, created by a thick back flange, resulting in a lower, much deeper CG and a higher MOI.
A larger section of the cavity was carved out and the heel-toe ballasts are larger than those in the ZB 2 to achieve a high MOI in this strong-arc blade. The alignment dot is a product of our research showing this cue makes aiming easier for strong-arc players.