Ping unveils its first adjustable driver

Ping Golf
The Anser driver resembles the i20, but is like no driver Ping has ever produced.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, July 30, 2012 | 2:23 p.m.

A few months ago, Callaway Golf joined the adjustable driver party with the RAZR Fit. Now -- and some might say finally -- Ping has come out with an adjustable driver of its own. The Anser driver made its competition debut at the John Deere Classic and Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, and is expected to hit the retail market in a month or so.

The Anser driver will be available in four standard lofts (8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degrees), and golfers can adjust each loft by one-half a degree up or down. The titanium head is 460cc, and comes with a black matte finish that looks similar to the finish on Ping’s i20 driver.

Though Ping is the last among the large clubmakers to offer an off-the-shelf adjustable driver, the Anser is a big step forward for the company, which for several years has focused on its custom-fitting system with interchangeable heads and shafts.