PING SIGMA G PIPER 3
www.ping.com Headweight: 360g Grip: Ping Pistol PP60 Toe hang: Moderate
TECH: Aluminium face inserts have variable depth and width grooves to deliver consistent across-the-face ball speed performance.
WE SAY: Ping’s Sigma G range comes in 13 different shapes, along with a further two counter-balanced models, so it’s fair to say there’s a design to suit everyone. A moderate toe hang means the Piper’s well suited to a slightly arcing stroke, and the fuss-free appearance (just two alignment stripes a golf ball’s width apart on the top) should attract a good deal of attention from purists. We can’t say for sure the variable width and depth grooves helped us hole more putts, or improved consistency, but we did feel the Piper rolled putts along the surface alongside the very best, and all three testers thought the new grip size and shape was spot on.
VERDICT: There’s five mallets to choose from in the range, which opens them up to a very wide audience. The Piper might not be the most exciting design on the market, but it is exceptionally solid across the board.