PING officially introduced its new Nome™ putter on March 1st, but it made headlines over a week ago when PING Pro Hunter Mahan won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship using a Nome that he put into play on Monday of the event.
“It felt great immediately and it gave me a lot of confidence so I could just trust my aim and stroke the ball freely,” said Mahan, who added the putter to his bag after an alignment-testing session with PING’s Senior Player Development Manager Matt Rollins. “Long putts, big-breaking putts. I felt like I could make just about any putt I looked at.” All week in interviews, he credited the Nome for his exceptional putting on the fast, undulating greens that yielded him 35 birdies.
The putter, which is precision milled from high-grade aluminum and features tungsten weighting in the sole, arrives in golf shops around the world beginning in early April and is available in standard and belly-length versions.
“Hunter’s win was thrilling, and we were proud to see him play with such confidence in his game and his PING equipment, the Nome in particular,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “To go undefeated in six matches against an elite field of 64 is a testament to how hard he has worked on strengthening every aspect of his game, and he really worked magic with the Nome. It was fun to watch.”
The Nome’s ability to improve aim is a result of the putter’s black alignment bar and contrasting white sightline. Its extreme forgiveness comes from a lightweight, high-grade aluminum frame featuring tungsten sole weighting that optimizes the CG position and elevates MOI, making the Nome highly accurate. Three different shaft bends are available to fit Straight, Slight Arc, or Strong Arc putting strokes. Golfers can determine their stroke type using the iPING Fit™ feature on the club maker’s new iPING™ putter app, a free download through the App Store™. Matching the putter model with stroke type is a new form of putter fitting that PING calls Fit For Stroke™. The company’s research has found that when the putter model matches a player’s stroke type, the putting stroke becomes more consistent, the key to making more putts.
– Nome 355 grams, standard version (Available early April 2012)
– Nome 405 grams, belly version (Available late April 2012)
– Precision milled from high-grade aluminum and finished with a highly durable nano nickel coating
– Fit For Stroke: Three shaft bends designed to match Straight, Slight Arc, and Strong Arc putting strokes
– Available RH and LH
– \MSRP: Standard-length model = $270.00; Belly model = $320.00