Buzzz Report Ping celebrates 50th Birthday with Limited Series Clubs

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Ping Golf marks its 50th anniversary this year with a limited release of its first putter, the 1-A. Ping was founded by World Golf Hall of Fame member and celebrated engineer Karsten Solheim, who shipped that first set of putters from his garage in Redwood City, CA. Fifty years later, the steady ship is still in good hands.
 
We were looking for some unique products specifically geared to Pings 50th anniversary and we found them. In addition to the 1-A putter, there will be a limited release of its G10 irons with the original finish of the early irons and Pings badge on the back of the club.The grooves are also precision-milled by machine, unlike the standard G10 irons, providing more spin. All of the products you see here will be available in early spring.
 
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1-A Gold Plated Putters- A limited number of Ping gold-plated 1-A putters, set in a wooden display box, will be available.These are similar to what you would find in the Ping factorys vault, a storied place where gold-plated replica putters and clubs are stored. Every time a player wins on the PGA Tour, a special replica club is made, one which goes to the player and the other into the vault. Included in this vault is a replica of Tiger Woods only victorious Ping putter, from the 1994 U.S. Amateur.
 

 
50th anniversary G10 irons - The 50th anniversary G10 irons will feature the old tumbled finish (similar to EYE2 irons) with machined grooves.
 

 
50th anniversary Rapture V2 metal woods - The 50th anniversary Rapture V2 metal woods will be available in driver, fairway and hybrid models. The difference from the retail line is the paint scheme (black and gold in the head and shaft).
 

 
The 50th anniversary Karsten putter models - The 50th anniversary Karsten putter models are made of manganese bronze (instead of stainless steel, found in the regular Karsten Series) and are available in the Anser, Zing and B60. They feature a gold satin finish.