Ping B60 Putter Golf Club
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|The Ping B60 Putter Golf Club has tremendous feel and unbeatable performance. This club is for tour professionals who prefer steel-faced putters with an enhanced feel. The elastomer insert in the cavity results in the good feel and also reduces vibration. The hitting surface of this steel faced putter provides extra reliability, while the perimeter weighted club head increases the level of forgiveness. It is easy to hit with this putter in the green. The easy alignment of the Ping B60 Putter Golf Club makes it extremely easy to aim at the hole. The robust perimeter weighted club head provides additional support to the cause. The Ping B60 Putter Golf Club results in uniform putting at all distances.|
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- waterleftobrigh...Sep 29, 2009by
B60 design solid, forgiving, and has several styles
As a scientist, I owned many Ping B60 putters in the various configurations that Ping has manufactured over the decades. I would guess that over the past 45 years I have putted with the B60 style 75% of the time. Here are some comments about the various models:
The standard B60 is a stainless steel model with a plumber's hosel. It soles correctly, has a clear view of the topline, and offers a long sightline on the flange. It produces a solid feel, and has good performance on on-center strikes. All of the models can be adjusted for lie and loft, so I won't mention this again.
The manganese bronze B60 with the plumber's hosel has the same performance characteristics as the stainless, but the strike of the ball sounds (which relates to feel) a little livelier. I feel like some putts "get away from me" when I use the MnBronze.
The beryllium nickel B60 has the softest, most solid sound, and is my particular favorite. It comes in the standard plumber's hosel, which is about 20-degrees toe hang down, or in a face-balanced model where the Z-bend shaft goes directly into the clubhead. The topline and flange are a little thicker on this model because metal that was in the hosel is now placed more optimally in the clubhead. These clubs are not cheap if you can find them, but they work and they retain their resale value.
The beryllium copper B60 is an intermediate sounding/feeling design. BeCu is softer than BeNi, and so it dings more easily. Unless you want the status associated with playing with copper clubs, then there are probably better B60's for you to choose.
The IsoPur and IsoPur2 B60's have the clear thermoplastic insert with the word PING embedded inside. The topline is a little thicker on these models to hold the insert, and is quite pleasing. The IsoPur2 has additional tungsten weights in the heel and toe. These models appear to be a little longer, and maybe a little wider, than their all metal cousins. The thermoplastic inserts are quite lively. The B60 IsoPur2 is my second favorite design, mainly because it does putt the ball farther when I get into one of my tentative phases.
The IsoForce models come with plumber's hosels in steel with copper pixels, and manganese bronze with aluminum pixels. While the pixel technology that Ping licensed from Pixl (who made excellent clubs for awhile) certainly works, I have not noticed me actually holing more putts using these models. If I had to guess, then a bronze putter with the lighter weight aluminum pixels probably has a higher MOI than a steel/copper model.
The newer models Ping has recently introduced is the Karsten B60, which is a fine budget model. No frills, just functional stainless steel with all the center of gravity, moment of inertia, vibration dampener, and alignment aids that Ping has been able to pack into their least expensive model. The putter is rather compact, it also is a little heavier, which is the way putters are being manufactured today. Ping's 50th Anniversary Model is a manganese bronze model like the Karsten. Both are great. Either of these would be my 4th favorite model.
The iWi is the new model with the stainless insert with a polymer vibration embedded between the insert and the body of the clubhead. It has removable/changable 12-, 20-, or 28-gram weights that go into the heel and toe. An uncluttered, classic look, compact head, but has a flatter sole than other B60's. My 3rd favorite because of weighting option.Read full review
- tnbj1Jul 13, 2006by
WHAT A PUTTER
EXCELLENT PUTTER, THIS US ONE OF THE BEST PUTTERS PING HAS EVER MADE, JUST SET IT UP ON LINE AND BALANCE OF THE PUTTER TAKE YOU RIGHT THROUGH THE SWING.
- chris-nraJul 22, 2008by
Ping Putters on eBay can be a great deal
Ping makes great clubs, and their over-engineering put them ahead of the curve years ago. Clubs that are now 15, 20 years old are still viable by today's standards, especially for the weekend duffer, and in the used market they can be a great deal. I've used a Ping Anser 5 putter since the early 1990's and have always loved it. Recently I wanted to upgrade my wife's putter and was able to find a B60 putter with a reasonable Buy It Now. Ping putters are cast, not forged. This makes them feel slightly different than milled putters, but it also makes them more affordable. After a while the feel of these putters will just grow on you, and you'll quickly find other putters don't have the same touch. A new putter that might retail for over $100 at the local retail golf shop or pro shop might go in the $40 - $60 range used on eBay. Shop around - it is easy to overpay simply due to the wide variety and convenience. Look around and you'll find a good deal if you're patient. The real value of Ping putters, in my opinion, is the six degree face loft. Slightly more than other putters, this gets the ball rolling forward faster while putting. It also allows your putter to act as a utility club when just off the green in the first apron cut, and even in the second cut of grass around the green. A sweeping stroke through the ball (not the normal pendulum back-and-forth stroke) will pop the ball over the longer grass and get it rolling to the hole. This seems to work especially well with Ping putters, and I've never had much luck with this technique using other brands. When shopping around keep in mind that worn putter grips shouldn't be a big concern - a regrip can be easily done at home by you. You'll just need two-sided tape, Naptha, a fresh grip, a bench vise, and some sort of vise insert (I find that an old pair of flip-flops works well). There are plenty of regripping videos on YouTube, so you shouldn't feel intimidated. All in all you can find great deals on a used Ping B60, Anser, or other classic Ping model. Good luck and have fun!Read full review
- rick_roberts3av...Mar 4, 2013by
Ping Zing amazing feel
This is a great putter for a player who likes to direct the ball because it is light weight. The face is thinner than most putters and gives a ton of feedback and great feel. Excellent on fast greens or greens with alot of break. Doesnt jump off the face like some other thicker faced putters in the Ping line.
- i*golfJun 22, 2008by
Best putter I've ever used.......period!
The Ping b-60 becu copper putter is simply the best putter ever made. I've used several Ping and Scotty Cameron putters and I think I've finally settled on the B60. The feel is terrific. Weight is good. Looks are terrific which inspires confidence. You have to use a cover due to the soft copper head dings easily. If you don't want to spend the xtra $$ to get the copper putter there are several older b60 models in steel that you can get for nothing so you can try it out before spending $100+ on a flatstick.