What we say...
The Anser is Ping’s first forged wedge and features a thicker face and hitting area for better forgiveness and control while a tungsten toe weight and slightly longer hosel moves weight to the extremities of the head.
Roy loved the crisp sound and feel and insisted this was one of his favourites while Steve was also a big fan – commenting specifically on the adaptability and ease of use. He also rated the weight and balance, saying it felt comfortable in his hands. Jon also rated the Anser’s feel highly, although he perhaps felt it was designed for more accomplished players because of the slightly more compact head shape.
Again David rated the feel highly and insisted this would be an extremely versatile wedge with a bit of practice although he was a little disappointed with the relative lack of loft and bounce options.
"I’m definitely a fan of the head size. It is nice and compact and this really appeals to the better player. I also like the matt finish on the head because this reduces the chance of glare and means you can open the face to adjust the loft without worrying about the sunlight. Personally I’d prefer a little more heel relief for a touch more versatility but this is still a great all-round wedge."
Rating (out of 5)
Looks: 4.4 Feel: 4.3 Versatility: 4.5 Accuracy: 4.5 Spin/launch: 6,069rpm/26° (lie board); 4,226rpm/34° (rough)
The Anser wedge is forged out of a soft 8620 steel, a thicker hitting area and hour-glass-shaped reinforced back cavity provide solid feel and feedback. A machined face and grooves ensure maximum spin and control. A high-density tungsten toe weight is balanced by a longer hosel to optimize the CG position for penetrating, high-spin trajectories.
The Anser wedges have a thicker face in the impact area and a stabilizing bar that will bring consistency to your shot making. Control also comes from minimizing face fluctuation.
Contact: www.ping.com or 01427 619 224