Ping Golf began life in 1959 when founder Karsten Solheim starting making putters in his garage. The rest as they say is history.......
In 1961 Karsten Solheim he invented his first set of irons which he named "69", which he considered to be a good round of golf. Solheim continued to experiment with the effects of good heel-toe weighting in his irons and also milled a cavity into the steel back of the irons for added forgiveness.
By 1962 Ping had their first PGA Tour victory at the Cajun Classic Open Invitational by John Barnum. Sales of the PING putters rose as the popularity steadily increased. The Golf World Cup of 1965 brought even greater sales of the garage-made PING putters as many of the top players used the PING putters during the televised event in Japan.