What we say...
The Ping Vault 2.0 Piper putter made it in to our top 10 mallets of 2018 in our biggest ever equipment test - Top Gear. Find out what our testers made of it below.
The Ping Vault 2.0 Piper Putter is their new mid-mallet, with precision milled patented True Roll Technology
・360g, fully machined 303 stainless steel
・Available in Stealth finish (Copper or Platinum available special order)
・Slight Arc or Straight
・35" std. length, 3º std. loft, lie angle adjustable +-2º
Ping Vault 2.0 Piper Putter Review: You should know
Ping’s new range of premium 100% CNC Milled putters. Ping say Vault 2.0 are engineered to provide a tour-calibre touch and performance thanks to their True Roll face tech and custom weighting system. Each head offers the ability to change headweight by +/- 15g thanks to the addition of new aluminium, steel or tungsten weights in the sole.
Ping Vault 2.0 Piper Putter Review: We say
Ping have had a serious go at cracking the premium CNC milled putter market since launching the original Vault range two years ago. We love how the new models are available in three different finishes (stealth, copper and platinum) and offer the opportunity thanks to the new sole weights to tailor weight and feel to your own personal taste.
We were particularly impressed with the quality of the milling, so much so it took our testers more than a second look to agree the subtle edges had all been produced by computer milling. In fairness to Ping the Piper is a super simple mallet, with a narrow, small head, for us it certainly wasn’t our favourite mallet (head shape) but that’s purely subjective and personal opinion. Roll, feel and feedback were all top drawer.
Ping Vault 2.0 Piper Putter Review: Verdict
We’re big fans of the Vault 2.0 line-up, Ping have obviously put tons of work into making them stand out and better than the previous range, the milling, colour and weight options are fantastic. Piper in our opinion is probably the least attractive of the range, but that shouldn’t put you off looking at it or any other model in the range, they are beautifully made and the roll tech’s sound.
Ping Vault 2.0 Piper Putter: What Ping Say
“The PING Vault 2.0 putters are luxurious works of art that are engineered to perform,” said Solheim. “The craftsmanship and materials used in our milling and finishing processes ensure premium, eye-catching designs that appeal to the most discerning golfers. The ability to customise the weights provides golfers a putter uniquely built to fit their game.”
“As we advance the technologies we apply in designing and manufacturing our putters, we’re able to offer more putter-fitting options than ever,” said Solheim. “The precision with which we mill the PING Vault 2.0 putters allows us to fine-tune the specifications that best match a golfer’s stroke and feel preference. With our new weighting system, we’re able to add or reduce the overall headweight to achieve the best balance for each player which will lead to more consistency on the greens.”
Ping Vault 2.0 Piper Putter: Features
➤ The next generation of PING’s 100%-milled putters are crafted and engineered to provide tour-caliber touch and performance through proven innovations like precision-milled, patented True Roll Technology (TR), plus a new custom-weighting system.
➤ The new system offers sole weight options in steel (standard weight head), tungsten (15 gms heavier than standard) and aluminum (15 gms lighter than standard) to match a golfer’s feel and balance preferences.
➤ Precision-milled TR technology ensures full-face forgiveness for consistent speed off the face. The individually milled face pattern varies in depth and pitch across the face, which speeds up off-centre impacts, improving consistency and ultimately leading to fewer three-putts.
➤ Golfers can choose from three premium finishes (Stealth, Platinum or Copper) in five models precision-milled from 303 stainless steel, including the new Dale Anser, which is inspired by one of the original Anser putter molds created by Allan Dale Solheim and detailed by his father, Karsten Solheim.
➤ Combines a fully-machined 6061 aerospace-grade aluminum body with a stainless steel sole plate for an extremely high MOI and offers exceptional alignment features. All the models are fit for stroke and designed with varying alignment aids to fit a golfer’s preferred look and alignment style. As part of the custom building process that ensures optimal balance, putters between 34" and 36" in length are built with steel sole weights; models 34" and shorter feature tungsten weighting; putters built 36" and longer use aluminum weights.
➤ Four proprietary PING Pistol tapered grips provide golfers with variances in shape and feel. The PP60 is a midsize, lightweight design with a foam under-listing and dominant flats for face awareness. The PP61 has an exaggerated pistol to fit the contour of the golfer’s hands, and a rubber under-listing for a softer response. The PP62 is a lightweight, oversized grip with a rounded profile. The CB60 is standard on custom counter-balanced putters in the line.