What we say...
The Craz-E is the newest club to be featured here and is quite a departure for Ping, whose entire empire was built on the back of simple heel-and-toe weighted putters. It’s a decidedly odd-looking club, in fact, an apparently random combination of steel and blue Polypurefelan insert.
Despite this, both testers were quietly impressed with the Craz-E. It sits very naturally behind the ball, is nicely balanced and gives a soft but not mushy feeling at impact. The blue alignment aid is a bit of a mess – why isn’t it extended through to the back of the putter? But does its job fairly well and gives plenty of confidence on short putts.
The head is heavy-ish – certainly compared to more traditional Ping models – but the weighting is effective and helps encourage an easy, flowing stroke. Initial impressions suggest it certainly deserves to be in the top league and we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see more it this summer.
One last point. Turn the page round so the clubface is facing you. Is that, or is that not, a man on a motorbike?
Brand new entry into the genre from one of the putting giants and not a bad effort. Easy to use and offering plenty of help to mediocre putters. One to watch.
Another brilliant effort from a Ping product. The Craz-E wasn’t very universally loved for its looks or the distinctive sound off the clubface, but it did excel in the feel, confidence and performance stakes. Part of the iWi range, the Craz-E can be purchased with an extra weight kit (£39.99) so you can fully customise the weight in the head. The high MOI meant that longer putts were also sunk with more regularity than lots of the others on the test. Chris N rated this as his favourite mallet on test, citing the great feel and stability.
Ratings (out of 5)
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Ping Putters User Reviews
This putter is an odd looking piece of equipment but don't be put off. The feel is just right and the stability is good. It is quite heavy and this helps the face not twisting at the last second. The alignment is OK. It would have been easier to raise the lines up so you can see it better with the line of the ball. Don't shy away because it looks a bit odd, give it a go and see if it right for you.