FREE iPING PUTTER APP

The iPING® putter app is a free, wireless putting-improvement and fitting tool that helps you improve your consistency and establishes your Putting Handicap™. The app works in conjunction with a PING cradle that clips onto the putter shaft just below the grip.

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FREE iPING PUTTER APP

The iPING® putter app is a free, wireless putting-improvement and fitting tool that helps you improve your consistency and establishes your Putting Handicap™. The app works in conjunction with a PING cradle that clips onto the putter shaft just below the grip.

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STROKE TYPE

iPING Fit® analyzes your stroke type during five-putt Measure sessions. With the app engaged and your mobile device in the PING cradle on the putter shaft, you hit five 10-foot putts. iPING Fit measures the face rotation on your forward stroke on each putt, and averages the results to determine your stroke type.

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MEASURE SCREEN

The iPING app measures stroke type, impact angle, tempo, lie angle, and shaft lean. The app calculates a consistency score, and then averages the scores over time to build your Putting Handicap (PHcp). As your consistency improves your PHcp will come down and you’ll make a lot more putts.

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SHAFT LABELS

Results are instantaneous with iPING Fit. After five-putts, a color-coded shaft label appears, identifying the putter balance that will fit your stroke type: mid-hang models are green for a slight arc, face-balanced putters are blue for a straight stroke, and toe-down models are red for a strong arc.

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PUTTER FITTING

The iPING Fit feature identifies whether you have a straight, slight arc, or strong arc putting stroke, then recommends PING models that fit your stroke type to improve your consistency on the greens. This coincides with our “Fit for Stroke” approach to putter fitting.

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CHOOSE A MODEL

Tapping the Recommend Putters button brings up a picture of every current PING putter model that matches your stroke type, miss tendencies, and your preferred alignment aids. You simply scroll through the offerings to select the putters that appeal to you.

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COMPARE RESULTS

In Compare mode, you can compare your results with previous sessions or with those of your friends. You can even do side-by-side comparisons with select PING tour pros, whose results are pre-loaded into the iPING app. The app also has a social component so you can share and compare results via email, Twitter®, and Facebook®.

iPING putter app targets consistency of stroke for improved putting

The iPING app is a free download from the App Store™ for the iPhone® 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and the smaller iPod touch® (4th gen). The iPING app works in conjunction with a PING cradle ($30 MSRP), which holds the mobile device and clips onto the putter shaft just below the grip. Cradles are available for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4 and 4S,and the iPod touch (4th gen.).

“Innovation takes many forms,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “The iPING app allows you to analyze your putting stroke more closely than ever. It works like a launch monitor for putters by measuring key aspects of your stroke to improve your consistency. Besides that, it’s a lot of fun to use and has several other features.”

The iPING app analyzes and displays your consistency onscreen using three criteria: stroke type (determined by how much the putter face rotates during the forward stroke); impact angle (the putter's face angle at impact, relative to address); and tempo (a measure of the duration of the backswing relative to the forward swing).

The app works by computing consistency over a series of five putts where your stroke type, impact angle and tempo are measured, displayed and stored for every putt in that session. Your consistency scores are averaged over time to build a Putting Handicap (PHcp). As you improve your consistency, you’ll see your PHcp come down.

The iPING Fit feature matches you with the PING putter models that fit your stroke type. Matching your putter to your stroke type is the key to greater consistency and lower scores. That’s why we’ve classified every current PING model by its face angle and corresponding stroke type, an approach to putter fitting we call Fit for Stroke™.

“We’ve done thousands of hours of player testing that show when a golfer’s putter balance matches their stroke type, their consistency goes way up, and they make a lot more putts,” Solheim said. “As many times as we use our putter during a round, Fit for Stroke offers great potential to shoot lower scores.”

You can access iPING Fit via the launch screen or the “More” tab on the iPING app’s home screen. The first step is to hit a series of five putts. After the session, the app displays a shaft label color-coded by stroke type: blue for straight strokes, green for slight arcs, and red for strong arcs.

Once you know your stroke type and corresponding shaft label, tapping the “Recommend Putter” tab brings up a list of every current PING putter model that matches your stroke type. You simply scroll through the list to find the models that appeal to you.

“Our intention is that iPING Fit and Fit for Stroke will revolutionize putter fitting the same way that our PING Color Code Chart changed club fitting nearly 40 years ago,” Solheim said. “The goal is to make the process easier and faster, with measurably better results for golfers.”

In the iPING Skins Game feature, you can test the consistency of your putting stroke against friends anywhere in the world or side-by-side. Matches follow a traditional skins format where holes have escalating point values. The person with the most points at the end of the match wins.