Ping add five new models to PLD Milled putter range

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By Alex Perry Published: 19 February 2024 | Updated: 29 February 2024
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Ping's PLD range have had a 2024 update - including golf's most iconic putter.

WHO ARE THEY FOR?

Golfers who want a great looking and great performing putter inspired by some of the game's biggest players.

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PROS

  • Incredibly good looking
  • Superb feel off the face
  • About as premium as a putter can be
  • Plenty of spec options

CONS

  • Hefty price tag
  • Only one colour option

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Ping PLD Milled putters review

Ping have upgraded their PLD Milled putter series for 2024, including new versions of the Anser, Anser 2D, Oslo 3, DS72 and Ally Blue 4. Here’s what you need to know…

The First Look

Wow! It’s a Ping putter, so before you’ve even seen it you know it’s going to be aesthetically pleasing. But these are better than we could ever have imagined.

Ping’s Putting Lab Design experts have really nailed the gun-metal grey look, which looks exceptional – both in the bag and over the ball.

But don’t just take my word for it, scroll through the photos below to see for yourself…

The PLD Anser 2024 model. (Credit: Ping) |

The PLD Anser 2D 2024 model. (Credit: Ping) |

The PLD DS72 2024 model. (Credit: Ping) |

The PLD Oslo 3 2024 model. (Credit: Ping) |

The PLD Ally Blue 4 2024 model. (Credit: Ping) |

Each PLD putter face features AMP technology. (Credit: Ping) |

“We’ve been very pleased with the results and feedback across the entire PLD programme. It allows us to bring golfers more of what we do best – design and build the highest-performing putters in the game. A key part of the program is the PLD Milled series, which offers premium, milled putters inspired by tour players to bring golfers the latest in score-lowering performance on the green. These five new designs continue that commitment and offer every golfer a model to fit their stroke and eye.”

– John K Solheim (Ping president)

The Tech

Ping say the five new PLD Milled putter models “represent a combination of standard-setting favourites” such as the Anser, the most iconic putter in golf history which gets a new white sight line in the cavity to complement the gun-metal finish. while the newer “tour-proven” models like the DS72 is a mid-mallet, face-balanced model distinguished by a wide top rail and ball-width cavity created by its clean heel and toe ballasts. It is also the preferred choice of the PGA Tour’s reigning FedEx Cup champion and Ryder Cup star Viktor Hovland.

The Anser 2D is a tour-influenced, high-MOI putter with a deeper perimeter-weighted design which also features clean heel-toe ballasts to aid alignment, as well as a sightline in the cavity. This model has been a huge part of Tony Finau’s success on the PGA Tour in recent years.

Another high-MOI model is the Oslo 3, which shares the attributes of the Tyrrell Hatton-influenced mallet but with an Anser 3-style hosel made of a light aluminium to help position weight low and optimise the centre of gravity for improved consistency and feel.

These four models are fully machined from forged, 303 stainless steel and each is distinguished by an attractive gun-metal finish, while the deep AMP – that’s “Aggressive Milling Pattern” – face technology on all the models is precisely milled for tour-preferred sound, feel and speed.

Viktor Hovland
PGA Tour and Ryder Cup star Viktor Hovland has the Ping PLD Milled DS72 in his bag. (Credit: Getty Images)

The Ally Blue 4, meanwhile, is a fully machined, three-piece design differentiated by its square footprint and full length, top alignment aid. The strong arc design consists of an aluminium body, stainless steel soleplate and aluminium hosel to create an extremely high MOI, easy to align mallet. The gunmetal finish contrasts with a matte black body and hosel to create a stunning, confidence- inspiring design.

Ping also say more than four hours of milling time are required for every model to precisely shape every surface and radius to achieve the high quality and premium look expected in a precision-milled putter.

“Part of our goal with the PLD programme is to offer our most popular models from the past and add new, tour-influenced designs on a regular basis. This year’s additions represent an exciting balance of that strategy. As we collaborate on new designs with our engineers and tour staff through the PLD programme, we’ll expand the line to ensure golfers have access to our newest technologies and processes.”

– John K Solheim (Ping president)

The bunkered Verdict

I have personally used a Ping putter since I first played the sport in the early ’90s, and that isn’t going to change any time soon. With my trusty Anser 2 in desperate need of an upgrade, I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on this latest model to see how we get on.

There is no doubt the Ping PLD Milled putters look the part and I’m absolutely sure they’ll play the part, too – so keep your eyes peeled for a full review coming soon!

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The Details

RRP: £450
On-sale: Now

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Alex Perry is the Associate Editor of bunkered. A journalist for more than 20 years, he has been a golf industry stalwart for the majority of his career and, in a five-year spell at ESPN, covered every sporting event you can think of. He completed his own Grand Slam at the 2023 Masters, having fallen in love with the sport at his hometown club of Okehampton and on the links of nearby Bude & North Cornwall.

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