I’m really excited and grateful to be back with the PING family helping promote the brand in my forays on the Senior Tour and in other events. During my college days at the University of Missouri and in my early years on tour, I always had PING irons and a trusty PING Anser Putter in my bag. I used a PING putter in my PGA Tour win at the 1989 Chattanooga Classic and in my 3 Web.com tour victories.
The technology for all manufacturers has come a long way since then and PING, based here in the Phoenix area, has been at the top of its game in club advancements including materials, engineering, design and overall esthetics.
I’ve been spending time with Mike Nicolette and his team at PING to select the lofts for my irons, wedges and hybrid to give myself the best blend of distances I’ll need. We’ll keep tweaking, of course. It’s a work in process.
I’ve settled on the latest G25 series metal woods and a hybrid club, PING Anser irons, the new Gorge wedges and a PING putter. I’m playing at this week’s 2013 WM Phoenix Open Pro-Am with my new club line-up, and I couldn’t be happier with how they look, and how they feel.
One last note, I’ll continue to play with Titleist golf balls, shoes and gloves as I always have.
My son Jake and I had a real thrill recently when we visited the famed PING Gold Putter Vault. This collection of PING putters contains replicas of the PING putters that have helped us win out on Tour. It’s an awesome experience. I hope this picture gives you some idea of what it’s like to be in the vault.
PING has put out a press release on our new partnership, which you can click here to read.