PINGAnser (1966), Karsten Solheim
Founded in 1967 by Karsten Solheim, Ping is an American manufacturer of golf equipment, especially known for making the most iconic putter model, the Ping Anser. The company name ‘Ping’ came from the sound that Solheim heard as the metal struck the ball.
Designed in 1966, the iconic Ping Anser was first brought into play at the PGA Tour’s Phoenix Open. Players such as George Archer, Kermit Zarley and Gene Littler showed interest and would soon put it in play. Even Tiger Woods won several major amateur championships over at least a six or seven year span with a steel Ping Anser 2.
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