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Ping New Releases for 2024

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Looking to learn what you need to know about the latest new products from Ping? These handy thumbnails will keep you up to date on the company's new releases across all club and ball catetgories.

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New Ping Putter series (2024): Ping adds six new models to its Ping Putter series, including a mix of milled faces and face insert options in a group that features three blades and three mallets. The new models expand the Ping Putter range to 16 models. Distinctive in its commitment to offering not merely different looks but different feels, the Anser 2, Anser D and B60 blades, along with the Tyne H feature a milled face for a firmer feel, while the Ketsch and Fetch mallets use a dual density polymer face made of Pebax (a component in running shoe midsoles) to provide a softer feel. The Anser 2 is the historically familiar heel-toe weighted cavity back blade with sharper angles (vs. the original Anser shape), while the Anser D features a similar look to the Anser's softer curves with a wider sole for extra stability. Also a wider blade shape (like looking down at a filled-in "B"), the B60 is a major-winning model (two of Nick Faldo's major wins) that Ping founder Karsten Solheim first introduced in 1979. The Tyne H uses the twin-fork shape of the Tyne with an Anser-style plumber's neck hosel. The Ketsch G is a larger mallet shape with three alignment lines that frame the ball at address. The ball-shaped hollowed out section in the sole is both a pickup feature and redistributes mass to the perimiter. The Fetch is more compact, and uses ball-framing alignment lines and a ball-grabbing opening that also pushes more mass to the perimiter. $250 (Anser, Anser D, B60, Tyne H, Fetch), $300 (Ketsch G).

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Ping G430 Max 10K driver: The Ping G430 Max 10K, the latest in a long lineage of forgiving drivers from the company, arrives as the company’s driver with highest measured moment of inertia. That stability on off-center hits means more consistency in distance and dispersion both heel to toe and up and down the face, and it’s enhanced by a lower center of gravity for higher launch with less spin. What makes possible both the lower CG and the size, which is barely a tenth of an inch shy of the USGA limits for heel to toe and front to back dimensions, is an eight-layer section of lightweight carbon composite that covers the majority of the crown and wraps around the heel and toe sections of the skirt. The G430 Max 10K retails at $600 in 9, 10.5 and 12 degrees (with eight-way adjustable hosel, +/- 1.5 degrees).

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Ping s159 wedges: Ping’s most extensive and versatile wedge line to date, the s159 line, features 25 loft/grind options. The grinds and shape were the result of direct feedback from the company’s tour staff. Cast from 8620 carbon steel, the wedges feature machined grooves and an elastomer insert that assists in achieving the proper swingweight. A new web-based app can help golfers find the best fit for them. Wedges retail at $197 per club in steel and $212 per club in graphite.

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Ping PLD Milled putters: The Ping PLD Milled lineup expands to include two classic Anser blade additions (notably Tony Finau’s Anser 2D) and three mallets, including the DS72 model that Viktor Hovland used on his way to winning the FedEx Cup last year. The new line also includes PLD Milled Plus, a customization platform that lets users personalize designs through an interactive online form. The PLD Milled family retails at $485 for PLD Milled and $585 for PLD Milled Plus. The lineup includes three mallets (Ally Blue 4, DS72, Oslo 3) and two blades (Anser, Anser 2D)