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.

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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 quickly.

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 the Ping Scottsdale Grayhawk roll the ball?

The roll from the Grayhawk is another strength, as indeed it is from all Ping putters.


A futuristic putter which has great feel and roll and looks that would not offend even the traditionalists eye.

Others to consider:

TaylorMade Spider TaylorMade Rossa Spider Lots of hype when this putter launched, but initially the pros who rely on their putters didn't stick with the Spider. Since then it's evolved into a great putter

Odyssey 2 Ball Odyssey 2 Ball The iconic putter of the 2000s - easy to aim, great feel

Odyssey Backstryke Odyssey Backstryke One of the most revolutionary designs in putting. Love it or hate the look, the results are good

Odyssey 2 Ball Blade Odyssey 2 Ball Blade Padraig Harrington used this combination of blade and 2 ball design to win majors, but what's it like?

Odyssey White Hot 7 Odyssey White Hot 7L Super popular shape available in many different models with a winning alignment system and amazing feel

Odyssey White Ice Progressive Terron Mid Odyssey White Ice Progressive Terron Mid Sharp-edged spaceship of a putter - you need to like futuristic shapes to use this one!

Ping Crazy E Ping Crazy E One of the easiest putters to line up we've ever tested, but feel is hollow

Scotty Cameron Futura Scotty Cameron Futura Phil Mickelson toyed with the Futura, before heading back to a blade. The first of the truly futuristic putters, and probably about as attractive as they're ever going to be

TaylorMade Ghost Corza TaylorMade Ghost Corza Odd-looking putter to start with, but a great putter in terms of roll and feel with a look you can get used to. Justin Rose used this putter for his first PGA tour win.

Yes Natalie (C-Groove) Yes Natalie Futuristic design with amazing roll and super long aimline.

Ping Anser Ping Anser 2 The Anser is the putter that has been copied a thousand times - now available from Ping at a variety of prices.

Ping B60 ping b60 The lesser known Ping classic. Favored by putting great Nick Faldo in his later career. Slightly firmer feel, but excellent touch on fast greens and available in numerous styles over the years

Ping Zing ping Zing Curvy and pretty putter shape popularized in the 1980s and 1990s, used by Curtis Strange for two US Open wins and Jose Maria Olazabal for two Masters titles

Ping 1A Ping 1A The first putter Ping ever made. A collectors' piece now. Not great to use, and very loud!

Ping Redwood Anser Ping Redwood Anser The design which has won more pro events than any other, made with top quality materials. This Ping is a winner!

Ping Zing 2 More up-to-date and better version of the legendary Ping Zing. Great roll and feel

Ping Anser G5i Ping Anser G5i A hideous beast to look at, but beautiful to use.

Ping Crazy E Ping Crazy E One of the easiest putters to line up we've ever tested, but feel is hollow

Ping Karsten Anser Ping Karsten Anser Unbeatable on price and right up there for feel and design.

Ping Scottsdale Pickemup Ping Scottsdale Pickemup This cross between the Batman sign & a Star Wars fighter has surprisingly good feel

Ping iN Wack-E Ping iN Wack-E A radical spin off from the successful (but hollow-sounding) G5i Craz-E

Ping IN Ping IN 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

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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