Perhaps the greatest putter I ever had was my trusty old PING Zing. I was deadly with that thing. Unfortunately it was stolen right out of my bag a few years ago. I think some of my regular golf opponents put out a contract on it. So I’ve always had a soft place in my bag for PING putters…
PING Scottsdale Senita Putter
The Scottsdale Senita putter is what I’d call a descendent of the PING Craz-e putter. It is a mallet with some very funky designs behind the blade.
Those funky designs don’t just give the putter a high tech look. They serve crucial purposes like providing proper weighting, moment of inertia and giving the player visual alignment help.
The Scottsdale line, not just the Senita, employs a few standard technologies.
The face of the Senita Scottsdale contains a “thermoplastic elastomer” insert (pictured right). This plastic/rubber insert provides a great soft feel and helps with distance control.
The club head of this putter is perimeter weighted, providing a balance which helps keep the club face on target through the stroke and especially at impact. This is referred to as MOI or moment of inertia.
The Senita is face balanced and best suited for players with a straight arc Stroke Type. For more on the Stroke Type concept and info on how you can find out what your Stroke Type is, refer to my PING iPing putter app review.
The design lines and high contrasts of the mallet’s top provide the player with subconscious visual help for alignment and stroke line.
Looks And Feel
I could hardly contain the gear euphoria induced golf drool when I cracked open the box and looked at this beautiful putter. The black chrome finish on the bottom of the head is gorgeous. The precision craftsmanship and decoration all around are fantastic.
The feel of the putter is soft because of the insert, but yet still solid. I can sense perfectly when I’m not quite hitting the center of the club face and I can feel the weighting at work on off center shots.
PING seems to always be ahead of the curve on their grips, especially putter grips. I love the stock Winn AVS grip on my Senita, which is so soft yet tacky.
My hands seem to mold to the club and the shaft seems to become one piece with my hands and arms. If the AVS isn’t your cup o’ tea, there are several other grip options available from PING.
The PING Scottsdale Senita Putter is a beautiful mallet putter with a fantastic feel. Putts roll true and the club’s feedback is superb.
DON’T go out and buy one just because of this review though, until you’ve gone through the PING “Fit For Stroke” fitting. Make sure the Senita is the proper putter for your putting arc.