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The golf swing is perhaps the most important part of a golfer’s success, but proper equipment is something that cannot be overlooked. The equipment not only helps in playing the game, but it also helps the golfer to improve their game considerably.

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Putting is a very important part of the game. Golfers sometimes have a hard time putting. However, choosing the right putter is just as important.

PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 13: Tiger Woods of the United States lines up a putt on the first green during the first round of the 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 13, 2019 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Andrew Redington / Getty Images)

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PING has been providing world-class golf equipment to golfers since 1959 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to supplying irons, drivers and wedges, PING manufactures putters of the highest quality. In the 1970s came out with gold putters, distributed to round winners who used their putters – one would go to the player, and another was kept at PING headquarters.

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The first documented putter victory (for Ping) was in 1962, the Cajun Classic, which was won by John Barnum, who used the 69 series (model). This tradition of making gold-plated putters began in the mid-1970s, so some of these putters were added after the fact. The first major was George Archer’s ’69 Masters with an Anser. Lee Westwood offers 13 or 14 models which include different varieties like blade, mallet and mid-mallets.

Tiger Woods who is arguably one of the greatest players of all time and possibly the person who made golf one of the most popular sports in the world. He used the PING ANSER-2 in the bag and won the United States Amateur Championship in 1994. PING made a replica of the gold putter of the same.

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The importance of putting in golf

Outside of driving and the iron game, putting is one area in which all successful golfers are very good. Putting is very crucial for its success. It’s not just about using the putter, but a big part of it is reading the greens.

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The short game should therefore be the primary focus of all golfers, but it is a difficult art to master.

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