Just about everyone has copied Ping’s legendary Anser for decades, but nobody can make modern versions like the originator. These new Anser-style models are cast out of 17-4 stainless steel and feature tungsten weights in the heel and toe to enhance stability. However, the real juice starts with feel from a two-layer insert designed for two types of putts. There are two densities to the insert material, which is used in running-shoe designs. The soft front layer helps with precision on shorter putts, and the firm layer on the back provides energy on longer putts. To aid that soft feeling, the face features shallow grooves that provide consistent feedback no matter where you strike the ball on the face. The club has a black finish to reduce glare at address and a white line to help with alignment.
SPECS 4 models; head weight 350-360 grams; length 33-36 inches
“Muted and an almost incalculable feel at impact. The ball calmly rolls out with pace. Softness is the name of this game.””