The ping zing 2 is one of my favorite putters of all time. I have always been partial to heel toe weighted putters, especially ones with a little hosel/neck. Throw in the fact that I can get one of my favorite looking putters in beryllium copper, and you got yourself a winning combination. The ping zing is probably most popular for its cover shoot with the 1989 US Open Winner Curtis Strange. Jose Maria Olazabal also happened to win a Masters tournament with a Ping Zing 2 putter. I personally love the Ping Zing 2 original putters (80’s) because of the very thin top line. It makes for a very nice sight line for me, although the newer models now have a much fatter and arguably more user friendly top line.
The Ping Zing 2 is always a putter that I look for when I am at garage sales, or in golf stores with a used bin. I have gone back to my “lil benny” (my nickname for my old beryllium copper ping zing 2 that I have had for a few years now) every time my putting goes sour or I lose a head cover. That might be my favorite part about the old Ping Zing 2’s: they do not require $100 head covers to keep them safe. Put that Ping putter in your bag with no cover, and in a few rounds you will have some beautiful patina on the sole (which gives it more character). Who needs a head cover when a can of coke at nine will restore your Ping Zing 2 Copper Putter to its original luster, and the envy of all your friends.