Golf enthusiasts and collectors can own a part of Ping’s storied putter history with the release of the PLD Limited Pal 2 putter. The precision-milled putter is the second of four Ping putters being released this year to celebrate the brand’s achievement of winning all four major championships in 1988. The company is referring to the achievement as the “Ping Slam.”
The fully machined and custom-built putters are created by Ping WRX master craftsmen at the company’s headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. Ping’s engineers and historians scoured the company archives to retain the integrity of the four classic designs during the milling process. They even visited the Ping Gold Putter Vault to study and analyze each model’s intricacies to ensure Karsten’s original designs remain intact.
During Masters week, Ping released the Ping Slam Pal to commemorate Sandy Lyle winning the 1988 Masters using an original Pal. To honor Jeff Sluman’s win at Oak Tree Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma, this PLD Limited Pal 2 putter has been milled using 303 stainless steel with a natural finish, along with a white sightline along the trailing edge and a Zing-style hosel.
Only 88 PLD Limited Pal 2 putters are being made. Each has been serialized for authenticity, and each will come with a special headcover. The putters can be purchased for $900 starting at 2 p.m. Eastern time on May 14 at pingpld.com.
If you hope to get one, act fast. The PLD Limited Anser Patent 55 putter was introduced last year to honor the 55th anniversary of the granting of the Anser patent to Ping’s founder, Karsten Solheim, and it sold out in less than three minutes. Four other limited-edition PLD putters have also been released and sold out in minutes.
If you miss out, you can try to nab each of the Ping Slam putters on Dec. 5 when 35 complete sets of the putters, including a custom-designed display unit, will go on sale for $4990.