Although the different versions of the Ping Zing Putter have slightly different configurations, they all have the same overall shape - pleasing curves that will appeal to you if you think modern putters are square and ugly.
The original Zing had only a tiny notch on the top bar of the putter for alignment, making it difficult to use, although all the models you can buy today have a much longer line from front to back, which improves things greatly.
Like all great things, the Zing has been copied by other club manufacturers, the most well-known of these "tributes" to the Zing shape is the Scotty Cameron Laguana used for many years by putting legend Brad Faxon.
I find the Zing to have a somewhat dead feel - a bit like hitting the ball with a plank of wood - there's no great sound like with the Ping Anser ... instead all you hear is a dull thud. Although it doesn't sound so good I find it excellent on superfast greens - because the feel is dull the ball doesn't jump off the putter face.
Although it's toe weighted, you don't feel that the toe is especially highly weighted, so no sensation that it wants to release sharply through the putt.
Like all Pings the roll off the Zing is good, verging on excellent.
There's no doubt the Ping Zing putter is elegant and has great feel to go with top build quality for which Ping is well known.
I would advise you not to seek out an Original Zing, which suffer from very light head weight, a short aimline and mediocre roll and look for one of the steel colored models (from the Ping Zing 2 onwards). These are more modern putters and offer far greater level of performance.
If your budget stretches to it and you're set on this shape, we believe the Scotty Cameron Laguana is superior, so bear these in mind too.
Ping Zing 2 More up-to-date and better version of the legendary Ping Zing. Great roll and feel
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Ping Zing Putter - Original
Ping Redwood Zing
Ping iWi Zing
Ping iSeries Zing
Ping Karsten Zing
Ping G5i Zing
Ping G2 Zing
The Ping Zing was made famous in the 1980s & 90s by Jose Maria Olazabal and Curtis Strange who both won major championships using this design of putter.
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