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01/10/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/10/2019 14:34

6 fascinating stories from Ping's Gold Putter Vault

In the 1970s, Ping began making two gold-plated replica putters for golfers who won major TOUR events using a Ping putter. One of the gold putters went to the player, the other was kept at the company's headquarters in Phoenix.

Eventually, the stockpile of gold putters, which mimic the exact specifications of the game-used putters, grew into a collection of nearly 3,000 that are now housed in Ping's 'Gold Putter Vault.' And the collection continues to grow.

In turn, the Gold vault also houses a stockpile of fascinating stories.

During a recent trip to Ping's headquarters, I entered the vault with tour guide and longtime Director of Marketing at Ping, Pete Samuels, to uncover some of those stories from inside the vault. Below were my discoveries, with narration from Samuels.

The First of Many