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New PING ChipR is part wedge, part putter and all
PHOENIX (July 12, 2022) – Today PING announced the introduction of the ChipR, a
fully-engineered short-game solution that combines elements of a putter and
wedge to help golfer’s improve performance around the greens.
The PING ChipR is available for custom fitting and pre-sell beginning today at
authorised PING golf shops around the world.
The investment-cast, 431 stainless steel club is inspired by the PING Chipo,
introduced by PING Founder Karsten Solheim in the late 1970s for golfers who
lacked confidence with a traditional wedge and frequently struggled around the
“Golfers who fear chunking or blading their chip shots are really going to
benefit from the new PING ChipR,” said John K. Solheim, PING CEO & President.
“We’ve learned a lot since my grandfather, Karsten Solheim, invented the Chipo,
but his insights were spot on as always. Our research indicates 1/3 of golfers
who tested the ChipR saw better results compared to a traditional wedge. We’ve
engineered a lot of technology into the ChipR to help golfers avoid the poor
chip shot and save strokes around the green. It represents another
score-lowering option from our engineers for golfers in search of game
improvement and more enjoyment on the golf course.”
With the length of a putter (35”) and a loft closer to a 9-iron (38.5°), the
ChipR is designed to be used on shots of 40 yards or less around the green with
a putting-like stroke, resulting in bump-and-run style shots that ensure the
distance control and consistency that leads to shorter putts.
“Applying a putting-style stroke takes a lot of the margin for error out of chip
shots and is more comfortable for a lot of golfers,” Solheim said. “Knowing
that, we’re building the ChipR at our standard putter length and lie angle to
make setting up to the ball easier while providing the right amount of loft to
get the ball in the air and eventually rolling closer to the hole. We recommend
applying the same amount of force for a putt of the same distance. A lot of
golfers will be amazed at how easy it is to use and more importantly, the number
of strokes they’ll be saving.”
The ChipR’s compact size and shallow face combine with the cambered sole to
optimize performance and provide versatility from the rough and fringe. The
precision milled MicroMax grooves deliver consistent and predictable
trajectories for improved control.
“We designed the ChipR to fit seamlessly into a golfer’s set,” Solheim said.
“Whether they replace an existing wedge or another club in their bag, it’s a
tremendous option to save strokes around the green. Just like all our clubs,
it’s forgiving and can be custom fit and custom built to match the needs of the
player. We’re excited to get it into golfer’s hands so they can share their
results with us and their playing partners can ask them how their short game got
PING ChipR Specifications
Material/Manufacturing Process: Investment-cast 431 stainless steel head;
composite cavity badge; tungsten toe/shaft weights; precision-milled MicroMax
face and grooves; hydropearl 2.0 chrome finish
STD. LOFT/BOUNCE: 38.50°/8°
STD. LENGTH: 35” (available in custom lengths)
STD. LIE: 70° (avialble in 10 PING Color Codes)
STOCK SHAFTS: Steel: PING Z-Z115 wedge; Graphite: PING Alta CB Slate (R)
STOCK GRIP: 360 Dyla-wedge Lite Grip (3/4” longer than traditional grip)
RRP : 1995 NOK (Steel), 2095 NOK (Graphite)