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PING Set to Celebrate 50 Years

PING Golf may be an equipment powerhouse today, but it was born of humble roots—a lone visionary moonlighting in his garage, determined to build a better putter. Now the company is set to celebrate its milestone 50th anniversary in 2009.  

When founder Karsten Solheim (pictured here) crafted his first putter in 1959, he ignited a revolution in putter design. Solheim’s heel-toe weighted Anser model is today the most-copied design in the putter market, a testament to its enduring genius. 

Says PING Chairman and CEO John Solheim: “When my father, Karsten, designed the original PING putter and showed it to PGA professionals, they were hesitant at first. Once they tried it, they liked it and offered a lot of encouragement for him to market the putter. They soon became his best customers and promoters. This helped turn his garage-based operation into one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of custom-fit, custom-built golf equipment.”

PING will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration at the 2009 PGA Merchandise Show on January 29-31 in Orlando, Florida.

P.S. Click here for PutterZone.com’s review of the PING Karsten Anser putter.

About Sean Weir

Sean Weir is the founder and editor of PutterZone.com, and the author of Putter Perfection, the definitive guide to putter fitting. Profile: Google+

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