Ping Scottsdale Grayhawk
How does it look behind the ball?
Although it doesn't have conventional looks, the Ping Scottsdale Grayhawk is
-to my eye at least - an attractive putter which has the major advantage of a hollow head.
That advantage is a larger sweetspot, caused by the fact that more weight is
distributed at the edges of the head
design. This larger sweetspot gives greater stability through impact, especially
on off-center contacts and - the only thing we're really interested in - more
putts on the intended line.
on a Ping Scottsdale Grayhawk...
This putter compares favorably in the looks department when put alongside other hollowed-out heads such as the
Yes Eleanor-12 or
Yes Natalie because the plate of metal
which sits underneath the aimline gives the putter a feeling of solidity.
It's hollow, but it doesn't look it, if that makes sense!
Another thing that appealed to me was the super-long aimline. It stands out
beautifully and the club sits consistently square too. Both of these factors are
likely to give you great confidence when you're standing over the ball.
How does it feel?
Ping also appear to have worked hard on getting the sound and feel of this
putter just right, too. Whereas hollow putters generally have a very tinny feel
and produce an extremely loud ringing sound, the Ping Scottsdale Grayhawk makes
only the very slightest hollow sound and I'm sure you could get used to it
The weight of the head and the fact that all the weight is positioned in the
edge of the putter gives you a very solid feel through the ball, there is no
feeling of deviation on an off-center strike, so I'm a fan of the feel too!
How does it roll the ball?
The roll from the Grayhawk is another strength, as indeed it is from all
futuristic putter which
has great feel and roll and looks that would not offend even the traditionalists
Others to consider:
The Anser is the putter that has been copied a thousand times - now available from Ping at a variety of prices.
Ping Redwood Anser
The design which has won more pro events than any other, now with top quality materials.
Ping Zing 2
A much more attractive version of the original without the copper head that oxidizes in the sun!
Ping Karsten Anser
Unbeatable on price and right up there for feel and design.
Ping Crazy E
One of the easiest putters to line up we've ever tested, but feel is hollow
Ping Anser G5i
A hideous beast to look at, but beautiful to use.
The first putter Ping ever made. A collectors' piece now. Not great to use, and very loud!
Ping Scottsdale Pickemup
This cross between the Batman sign & a Star Wars fighter has surprisingly good feel
Ping iN Wack-E
A radical spin off from the successful (but hollow-sounding) G5i Craz-E
In our opinion, Ping's best effort at a blade putter
Technology has led the Ping designers to create a holy mess of a putter. If you love the weird and the whacky, you might (just) like this
Ping J Blade
Possibly the ugliest putter Ping has ever made ... and it feels dreadful too!
Not sure if a Ping Scottsdale Grayhawk is for you? Click here for our article on choosing a putter to fit your stroke.
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