PING CADENCE TR CRAZ-E-R
CATEGORY: Large Mallet Putters
WE TESTED: 34", 35" lengths
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Two head weights -- 350 or 383 grams -- enable players to find the version that suits their stroke.
DISTANCE CONTROL: A true standout -- lag putts track to the hole every time; pure precision -- subtle changes to your stroke length produce slight variations in rollout.
FEEL: Delivers a sweet “ping,” tight roll and “Goldilocks” speed; lively and crisp through the ball; the weighting scheme works -- it's simple to stroke consistently.
LOOK: A tester favorite; rests easily on the ground, and aiming is simple; a single, sloping white alignment line stands out against the black paint job.
One or two guys say impact is a little tinny and that the ball comes off too hot; all the ridges and curves on the head can be off-putting.
BOTTOM LINE: One of the top models tested -- it's easy to gauge distance and easier to align. The only thing "Cra-z-er" than not trying it? Betting against someone who is.