September 10 2013
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — PING unveiled 12 different Scottsdale TR (True Roll) putters at the beginning of the year, but over the course of the the past four months, the company has inserted new models into the line, including Nome TR at the Wells Fargo Championship.
On Monday at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club, PING added three new models to the Scottsdale TR family — Senita B, Anser B and Craz-E.
Senita B is a counter balanced putter that comes in a 38-inch standard length, with a 17-inch grip featuring a 50-gram weight, which counter balances the 400-gram head. The extra weight in the head, coupled with the heavier grip, helps promote a smooth, consistent stroke, something most golfers would normally get in a belly putter.
Anser B is a heel-toe weight blade that has the same look as the current Anser model, but also comes with a new addition — a bridge-style white alignment line that extends from the leading edge of the putter head to the back edge.
According to PING, the bridge-style white line on Anser B "produces highly accurate alignment, leading to a more-confident stroke."
Craz-E marks the return of the same geometry and alignment features found in the first Craz-E model that was introduced in 2004. The high MOI mid-size mallet putter has a solid white line on the back of the head that helps with alignment.
All three putters also come with Scottsdale TR's black PVD finish and True Roll insert, which features variable depth grooves that are deepest in the center and get gradually shallower toward the perimeter to equalize ball speed. Varying the groove depth allowed engineers to improve distance control on center-hit and mis-hit putts off the heel or toe.
All three models will be available starting Nov. 1.