Solheim to be Honored by GCAA


The late Karsten Solheim has been named the first-ever recipient of the Golf Coaches Association of America Lifetime Achievement Award.
Solheim, the founder of PING, will be remembered on Jan. 23 as members of his family will accept the award at the GCAA National Awards Dinner at the Sheraton World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
The award has been created to recognize an individual who made outstanding contributions to collegiate golf and student athletes.
Solheim certainly did so in that respect.
During his long and distinguished career, he created the Karsten Laboratory for Turfgrass Research at the University of Arizona. He also was honored at Arizona State University with the Karsten Golf Course, and Oklahoma State University built the Karsten Creek Golf Course in his name.
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