RRP: £160 (steel), £170 (graphite)
PING has introduced the innovative ChipR – a short game solution that combines elements of a putter and wedge to help golfers improve performance around the greens – to the market.
The investment-cast, 431 stainless steel club is inspired by the PING Chipo, introduced by PING founder Karsten Solheim in the late 1970s for golfers who lacked confidence with a traditional wedge.
With the length of a putter (35ins) and a loft closer to a 9-iron (38.5°), the ChipR is designed to be used on shots of 40 yards or less around the green with a putting-like stroke, resulting in bump-and-run style shots that ensure the distance control and consistency that leads to shorter putts.
The ChipR’s compact size and shallow face combine with the cambered sole to optimize performance and provide versatility from the rough and fringe. The precision milled MicroMax grooves deliver consistent and predictable trajectories for improved control.