PING ChipR vs. Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper

By: July 22, 2022

I was beginning to believe that I had found a very useful new type of golf club. What is it about?

PING ChipR is a fully-engineered short-game solution that combines elements of a putter and wedge to help golfers to improve performance around the greens.

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 green.

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With the length of a putter (35”) and a loft closer to a 9-iron (38.5°), the PING 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.

The PING 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.

Here comes an interesting thing from 2016! Do you remember the Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper? It’s designed to function like an Approach Putter, providing an easy-to-hit option that plays perfectly between a putter and a wedge for those tricky shots around the greens.

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PING ChipR – specifications

  • STD. LOFT/BOUNCE: 38.50°/8°
  • STD. LENGTH: 35” (available in custom lengths)
  • STD. LIE: 70° (available 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: 199 EURO (Steel), 210 EURO (Graphite)