PING VAULT PUTTERS £275

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KEY TECH­NOL­OGY The two blades (Voss and Anser 2) and two mal­lets (Oslo and Ber­gen) in the Vault line fea­ture new True Roll vari­able-depth grooves milled di­rectly onto the face, so heel and toe strikes lose less ball speed and feel softer.

GM RE­VIEW Looks The Vault putters are a sim­ple, pre­mium of­fer­ing that ooze class as soon as you set your eyes on them. Re­gard­less of the shape you choose, you’ll be greeted with am­ple align­ment as­sis­tance, es­pe­cially on the two mal­lets, and a flaw­less fin­ish. Per­for­mance The heads are fully ma­chined – from a block of steel in the case of the blades and alu­minium for the mal­lets – con­tribut­ing to a very soft, but­tery feel from the sweetspot. This feel doesn’t change too much from the heel and toe, nor is the ball speed af­fected by an er­rant con­tact, which is es­pe­cially re­as­sur­ing when putting from long range. Add in the vari­able-depth TR grooves to as­sist with off-cen­tre per­for­mance and you’ve got a club­face that is do­ing a lot of the work for you. The roll is ex­cel­lent and it doesn’t feel like you have to strike the putt per­fectly for it to start on your in­tended line. The new grip en­hances what is al­ready an im­pres­sive of­fer­ing from Ping, pro­vid­ing a soft, tacky feel in the hands that helps with feel, club­head sta­bil­ity and face con­trol. Its shape is slightly larger at the top to fit into the left hand (for a righthanded player) a lit­tle more snugly. Con­sider this Those who pre­fer a mid-mal­let shape will be left want­ing.

VER­DICT The look and feel is ex­cep­tional and the de­sign – from the club­head up to the grip – has been well thought out.

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