PING VAULT ANSER 2
Head weight: 350g Grip: Ping Pistol PP62 Toe hang: Strong
TECH: Milled from solid blocks of 303 stainless steel and inspired by Ping’s tour pros. True Roll face tech sees grooves milled to different widths and depths to help speed up off-centre hits to increase consistency.
WE SAY: The Anser 2 comes with serious credentials. It’s a Tourproven shape, the finish is fantastic, it’s made from soft carbon steel and we know Ping has pored over the new variable width and depth grooves for hours. But the million-dollar question – and the clincher to any potential purchase – is whether it’s demonstrably better than what’s gone before. And that’s what our testers struggled to agree. We just couldn’t say for sure that distance control, feel and roll were any better (which could partly be down to the new super-sized grip, which felt huge on this style of head).
VERDICT: It feels lovely and will do a very good job for those who take the plunge. But you can get exactly the same head shape in the Sigma G range, with the same grooves, for US$128 less...