• Ping celebrate 50 years of the legendary Anser putter
• Two putters released: The TR 1966 Anser and Anser 2
• "Anser changed putter design forever," said John Solheim
Ping have advanced the legendary Anser design with the release of two putters to mark the model’s 50th birthday.
The new TR 1966 Anser and Anser 2 were developed using 3D scans of the original putters to analyse the contours that Ping founder, Karsten Solheim, shaped into the design using his mill and hand files.
Each of the new models is engineered with that same attention to detail and performance that has made the Anser the putter model with the most victories in golf history, with the TR name coming from Ping’s True-Roll face technology.
“Karsten’s groundbreaking design was genius because of how well it performed and how different it was – golfers had never seen anything like it,” said Ping chairman and CEO John Solheim, who helped his father build the original Anser model in the family’s garage in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“He hand-shaped every detail of it until it was perfect in his mind. The Anser changed putter design forever, and it still influences putter manufacturers worldwide 50 years later because of its unparalleled success and popularity.”
The Anser includes a sound slot in the sole and appeals to players who prefer no alignment line, a more rounded heel and toe contours, and a slightly thicker top line, while the Anser 2 is distinguished by a stainless steel blast finish and has a single white alignment line on the flange that simplifies aiming. Its heel and toe are less rounded and its top rail is narrower.
TR 1966 Anser :: Pricing and availability
Weight: 340g, 17-4 stainless steel (both models unless stated)
Grip: PP58 mid-size black grip
In shops: March (Date TBC)