Gainsborough Heritage Centre’s latest temporary exhibition opened last weekend focusing in on the history of golfing company Ping and its local connection to Gainsborough. A celebration of Ping has just opened and will be available to view throughout July and August to celebrate the 60 anniversary of Ping and 125 anniversary of the Thonock Golf Club.
There are lots to see with fascinating exhibits including the first putter as made by Karsten Solheim in his garage in 1959. The story of Ping began with Karsten Solheim from America who was interested in the sport of golf and realised that his main problem was putting so he designed himself what became known as a revolutionary putter. Another putter designed by Solheim in 1966 called The Ping Anser Putter is the first of its kind and provided golfers with a clean view of the face of the club head.
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