To celebrate the 50th birthday of the iconic Ping Anser putter the company has released two TR 1966 Anser putter models.
Using 3D scans of the original Anser and Anser 2 putters, personally shaped by Ping founder Karsten Solheim, the two new True Roll models closely resemble the putter model with the most victories in golf history.
Current Ping Chairman & CEO John Solheim, who helped his father build the original in their Arizona garage, explains the originals place in golfing history:
Karsten’s groundbreaking Anser design was genius because of how well it performed and how different it was. Golfers had never seen anything like it. 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 TR 1966 models add the latest in modern putter technology and combine it with the classic Anser shapes. Using True Roll face technology they have a grooved precision-milled face design giving unmatched ball-speed consistency that is the key to holing out and reducing 3 putts.
TR 1966 Anser
Like the original Anser the TR 1966 Anser incorporates the famous sound slot in the sole and comes in a manganese bronze PVD finish.
It has the rounded toe and heel counters and thicker top line found on the original and no alignment line. Constructed of 17-4 stainless steel the putter weighs 340g and has a standard length of 35".
TR 1966 Anser 2
The TR 1966 Anser 2 has a stainless steel blast finish with a single white alignment line on the flange. It has less rounded contours than the TR 1966 Anser with a narrower top line.
It also weight 340g and is made from 17-4 stainless steel with a standard length of 35" and like the Anser is suitable for a slight arc stroke type.