These days, a putter’s groove story is a major part of its technological appeal. The Heppler’s story is simple: it doesn’t have one. Through research Ping discovered that a contingent of players prefer a firmer feel and crisp sound that’s hard to achieve through inserts or milling, which is why the Heppler’s face is free of any channels or patterns. In its place is a solid, machined face. The stainless-steel and soft-aluminium (about a third the density of steel) construction allows more mass to be placed in the back of the putter for better perimeter weighting and stability on off-centre hits. As a bonus, the copper-and-black finish provides alignment and framing help. Finally, with a simple twist of a wrench, an adjustable-length shaft accommodates any length from 32 to 36 inches.
SPECS 7 models; head weight 355-370 grams; length 32-36 inches
“The colouring makes the club look cool; it has great feedback at impact and a nice balance from the shaft to the head.”