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Golf is a sport that I have been enjoying for many years. I started playing the game when I was just a toddler, bashing balls round a pitch and putt course with my parents in Scarborough. As I grew older I started to play with my friends and then at around the age of 18 I bought myself some proper clubs and starting playing on full size golf courses. Since then I have never looked back, I play as often as I get the chance and really enjoy the experience. Over the years I seem to have accumulated a large amount of different equipment. I have some what a mish mash of clubs, balls and other bits and bobs. I also play with a variety of different manufacturers both of clubs and balls.
Some of the brand names I play with are those that golfers would consider slightly more at the budget end of the market. Names such as golden bear, hippo and Slazenger are all names I have used. At the other end of the scale you have makes such as Titleist, Nike, Callaway and then of course Ping. Ping are one of the most well known and well respected makes when it comes to golfing equipment. Due to the cost of many ping clubs I have never been able to afford a full set or any of the bigger drivers. I have however managed to come across the odd club.
Ping clubs seem to have something special about them. The sound 'ping' is what you tend to hear as the ball flies of the club. If you have the chance to hit a Ping driver you will find that it makes a wonderful crisp ping sound. I actually use a ping putter, although the sound is not like a driver, it still makes a nice sound when it comes of the face of the putter. I also often use a ping sand wedge, one thing I will say about the ping clubs I have is that they have a wonderful feel to them. The clubs are very well balanced, there seems to be a large area of forgiveness on them so even your poor shots turn out to be half decent.
I have had my few ping clubs for quite a few years. They have never really shown any signs of wear. They endure all the nasty weathers I play in, stand up to me scuffing them and play very well whenever I use them. The only real downside to this golfing company is the price. Yes ping do make very high quality golfing equipment but they also charge some rather high prices for it. You are paying for the high quality materials and all the expertise that go into making the clubs but I think you are also paying for the name in many ways.
If you are a serious golfer then ping is no doubt a company that you will have considered when purchasing clubs. The clubs that I own really are probably the best ones I have in my bag, if I had the money I would seriously consider going out and buying myself a full set. Ping make high quality golf clubs and other equipment, if you play golf on a regular basis and have a good budget then ping is certainly a golf manufacturer that you should seriously consider. They make high quality clubs, some top of the range accessories and also have a very nice clothing range that will keep you looking sharp both on and off the golf course.
There are many makes in the world of golf - some are considered budget brands, whilst others are seen as premium manufacturers. One of these premium manufacturers (and also one of the best respected manufacturers) is Ping, the American company which produces both clubs and accessories. Many tour professionals use Ping products including Lee Westwood, Ángel Cabrera, Bubba Watson and Miguel Ángel Jiménez - if Ping equipment is good enough for those guys, it's certainly good enough for me.
A touch of history
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Ping was the brainchild of Karsten Solheim, a mechanical engineer from California who worked for General Electric. Solheim's short game wasn't the best, and he was frustrated with the design of the putters that were available in the late 50's. Because of this, Solheim decided to construct his own putter, using his garage as a workshop. The putter was known as the 'Ping 1A' (named because of the sound it made when it hit the ball), and the rest is history! Solheim passed away in 2000, but his son took over the Ping business, and today Ping's products are as popular as ever.
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When I began playing golf I had my heart set firmly on a set of Ping Zing irons which were the 'must have' golf clubs of the day. Unfortunately, being a youngster I couldn't afford the clubs at the time, and had to settle for some cheaper alternatives. The experience made me want a set of Ping golf clubs even more, and as soon as I could afford it, I invested in a Ping driver. Since then I've used a number of Ping products, my favourite of which has to be the G5 driver - even though it set me back £180, this wonderfully crafted piece of engineering allowed me to hit the ball further than ever before, and with no extra effort. Today, Ping continue to push the boundaries of golf engineering, and their newest range of clubs (the G20 series) are a reasonably priced (roughly £220 for the three iron to pitching wedge), and quality set. The G20 driver is a technologically superb, constructed from a low density alloy called Ti 8-1-1, and is available for a few pence less than £200.
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Quite simply, Ping is my favourite brand in the world of golf - it's a company which produces products of the highest quality, but the brand also offers very good value for money; costly, yes, extortionate, no.
I bought this putter after trying a wide range of putters at American Golf Discount and I just found this to be the best for me. I tried Titleist, Odyssee and Ping. The Titleist putter felt amazing but it cost £200 and I thought that was way too much for a putter. I just found with this putter, I hit more shots close and holed more putts from further away. It's got a nice balance and I think it works equally well on slow and fast greens. The only thing I wouldn't recommend is using this ball on a wet day with a really soft balata ball - there's no way to hit the ball any distance with a combination like that. Above all just see what works for your game, I just liked the feel and build quality of the Ping. Happy hitting!
TOP CLASS!!! Yeh you can give me all the new versions of putters you like. You will never beat the conventional normal length normal head putter. Mine has a soft face put in which I did not like at first but it grew on me and now i love it. To be fair yoiu have to hit it a little hard but I have quite a long putting stroke so it doesnt effect me. You have to stroke the ball to make the most of it. A quality choice in my opinion but you will have to try it to find out for yourself.