Martin Hopley

The Ping Anser hybrid does not feature the adjustable hosel of the driver and fairway wood because the 0.5 degree increments do not have a big enough effect in the hybrid size of head to make it worthwhile. Instead the internal and external weightings vary in each club to get the optimum trajectory.

Compared to the Ping i20 hybrid, the Anser utility has a 5% larger head and a 3% larger face. It still looks more like a wood than an iron and the deeper head and longer face will appeal to those who find the i20s a little too sleek. The Anser also sits a little squarer at address thanks to a more neutral set up and we think this is an improvement.

The silver TFC 800H feels a little firmer than the black TFC 707H of the i20 as well as a slightly different look. The trajectory was mid to high for each loft and the feel and sound were pretty good, although maybe not as nice as the i20 due to that larger head.

As with all the Anser range the price is a little higher than the i20s. All things being equal we prefer the i20 but if that looks too scary for you then the Anser is a worthy alternative.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
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Ping Anser Hybrid - Product Details

UK Launch16 August 2012
USA Launch16 August 2012
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts17°, 20°, 23°, 27°
Right Handed Lofts17°, 20°, 23°, 27°
Swing WeightD1
Shaft NameTFC 800H or TFC 80H
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexRegular, Stiff, X Stiff
Grip360 ID8
Manufacturer's WebsitePing Website

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