Ping’s new Nome TR putter has variable-depth grooves milled directly into the face, which the company says is an “industry-first innovation” that produces better distance control. The Nome TR also has an alignment feature that Ping says makes the mallet-style head easy to aim. It will be available at golf shops in mid-May.
Ping says the grooves, which first appeared in the face insert of the Scottsdale TR series, are deepest in the center and get shallower toward the perimeter to deliver consistent ball speeds, whether the ball is struck in the center of the face or toward the heel or toe.
“Variable-depth grooves have caught on exceptionally well with the average golfer and with many Ping tour pros, who have won four times in the past month with variable-depth-groove putters,” said John A. Solheim, Ping chairman & CEO. “Just one example is Ángel Cabrera, who relied on variable-depth grooves to finish second at the Masters, and to win the following week in Argentina.”
At 350 grams, the Nome TR has a non-glare matte-black body, white alignment bar and contrasting black sightline to make aiming easier.
As part of Ping’s Fit for Stroke system, three different shaft bends are available to fit Straight, Slight Arc, or Strong Arc putting strokes.
Golfers can select
a fixed-length shaft or, as an upgrade, a telescoping USGA/R&A-conforming
shaft that adjusts from 31 inches to 38 inches, allowing golfers to modify their
putter length prior to a round using a PING wrench
retail price is $305 with a fixed-length shaft, $340 with adjustable-length.