PING has never been short on putter options. Well, maybe a little bit back when they were founded in 1959 but that soon changed.
This past week they added two more flat sticks to their offerings, and two mallets at that. The Craz-E and the Tyne H represent an expansion of their Sigma G series, which have quickly become popular with golf consumers.
“By broadening the options for golfers with the Craz-E, an enduring classic, and the eye- catching Tyne H, we’re able to introduce more players of all abilities to the phenomenal feel and full-face forgiveness of the Sigma G putters,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “The uniquely softer feel and satisfying sound come from the combination of high-grade elastomer and fully machined aerospace-grade aluminum over the entire face. With improved ball-speed consistency and forgiveness, golfers will make more putts and gain confidence from any distance, and that’s going to bring down scores.”
For those familiar with PING products they will easily recognize the Craz-E look and shape. Over the years variation of the model have been used to win more than 70 events on the pro tours worldwide. It is distinguished by a ball-width center sight line, and significant heel-toe and back weighting to achieve a high MOI for maximizing stability and balance.
The Tyne H is an offset of the original Tyne putter. This variation has an Anser-style hosel, however, giving it some offset and more suitability to a player with a slight arc in their stroke. Another feature is a white sight line on top that contrast with the Black Nickel finish for easier alignment.
Both models feature the Sigma G face insert.
Sigma G face inserts are made of Pebax Elastomer, a lightweight, high-energy-return compound utilized in the soles of athletic shoes for its elasticity which provides the putters a uniquely soft yet responsive feel. PING’s True Roll Face Technology provides full-face forgiveness. Precision milled from 6061 aerospace-grade aluminum, the face pattern varies in-depth and pitch to improve performance and touch on putts of every length.
Impact stability with Sigma G is increased as a result of the larger face-insert cavities that allow weight savings to be re-distributed farther toward the perimeter to increase the MOI. Optimal CG positions help reduce skid and initiate forward roll. The Craz-E and Tyne H join 16 previously released blades, mid-mallets and mallets available to fit any stroke type, preferred look, and alignment style. All are finished in Platinum or Black Nickel and feature a contrasting face tone to assist in setup and alignment consistency.
Two proprietary PING Pistol tapered grips are offered. The PP60 (midsize, flat front with tapered contour) and PP62 (oversize, more rounded shape) are engineered to fit the contours of the hands.
CDN. MSRP: Craz-E: $280; Tyne H: $280
Adjustable-length shafts are available for an upcharge of CDN. MSRP: $40.
Sigma G Specifications
Craz-E (Platinum): Straight Stroke Type, 370g, Lie angle adjustable +-2°
Tyne H (Black Nickel): Slight Arc Stroke Type, 370g, Lie angle adjustable +-4°