524 entries: PING

Ping has a new CEO

PING continues to be a family company

By: 2016. 12. 13.

John Karsten Solheim, the grandson of PING Founder Karsten Solheim will be the new president of PING from January 1, 2017. He succeeds Doug Hawken as president, who is retiring after a distinguished 45-year career with the company. But…

Can the X-Act Tank Chipper refine our chipping?

By: 2016. 06. 28.

The Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper is a new short-game option that utilizes Odyssey Golf's Tank weighting philosophy to help ensure a smoother swing, promoting more consistent contact. It’s designed to function like an Approach Putter, providing an easy-to-hit option…

How has Louis Oosthuizen gained the full support of PING?

By: 2016. 02. 24.

A few days ago I wrote about the brave design of the latest Nike Golf polos. Unfortunately, I cannot say that PING is following Nike Golf's experimental attitude. However, recently, PING Apparel has added two new brand ambassadors for 2016,…

Did you see the PING Anser putters’ reincarnation?

By: 2016. 01. 25.

Just like Wilson Staff (Wilson Staff 88002 putter) in 2014, now PING revives its successful Anser putter from 1966. The new TR 1966 Anser and Anser 2 arrive as PING is celebrating the iconic Anser model’s 50th birthday. In developing the…

How long will Lee Westwood be able to help PING?

By: 2016. 01. 24.

PING was happy to announce early this week, the extended multi-year  sponsorship agreements with Lee Westwood (official world golf ranking: 51st), Andy Sullivan (became pro in 2011; Official world golf ranking: 37th) and Brandon Stone (became pro in 2013; Official world golf…

How can PING’s latest innovation improve our game?

By: 2016. 01. 12.

The new PING G series are coming with 5 major changes. One of this changes reminds me Titleist 816H hybrids (irons vs hybrids). 5 innovations in the new PING G series 3 driver options -- standard, SF Tec (Straight Flight…

Can PING embrace the change with its Apple Watch app?

By: 2015. 11. 16.

Early this year I was happy to hear about Hole19's Apple Watch app. Probably they were the first in the golf industry who developed an app also fro Apple Watch. Today, PING has launched bravely, as an early adopter…

Who is the new host of The PING Southwest PGA Section Championship?

By: 2015. 10. 28.

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club (a Troon managed golf club) was selected to be the host of the PING Southwest PGA Section Championship between 2016-2020. Previously, Reflection Bay Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev. hosted this championship. PING Southwest PGA Section…

Troon Golf is helping frozen Russian golfers

By: 2013. 12. 16.

I am just kidding. Troon Golf keeps expanding globally. As part of their expansion they will launch first-ever indoor city golf center in Moscow called City Golf. The new indoor golfing facility, will be in the center of Moscow.…

How to upgrade your Ping putters?

By: 2013. 05. 21.

We tend to speak about putting as golf's game within the game. The putting stroke is the least complex of all the ways there are to swing a golf club. It requires no special strength, speed, size or…

Ping’s sponsorship challenges with Michael Phelps

By: 2013. 02. 04.

Last week I came across with the news the Ping signed a sponsorship deal with the olympian swimmer superstar Michael Phelps. John Solheim, Ping's chairman and chief executive officer expressed his hopes that "his global presence as a…

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What kind of a renovation was needed on the Cypress Course at Bonita Bay Club?

By: 2022. 12. 07.

ASGCA published the 2022 ASGCA-SLRG Golf Facility Market Trend study early this year. It found that the 3rd most frequent project type in the last 2 years was green complex renovation or redesign. The very same study found…

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The Lido-inspired Ballyshear Golf Links is ready to impress you!

By: 2022. 12. 01.

I see that C.B. MacDonald designed The Lido (the long-lost Long Island course) not only impressed Mike Keiser's two sons, Michael and Chris, but also the developers of Ballyshear Golf Links (Ban Rakat Club, Thailand). The 18-hole Ballyshear…

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Where does Platinum TE Paspalum expand production & distribution?

By: 2022. 11. 29.

Do you remember when I wrote about Atlas Turf and Golf Saudi will develop the region’s first internationally licensed golf and sports turf farm in Saudi Arabia? I also wrote that Atlas Turf Arabia will develop and distribute…

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What do the PGA of America and the golf industry need to succeed?

By: 2022. 11. 24.

After hearing that Don Rea Jr. became the new vice president of the PGA of America, I thought it is a great moment to ask him about his plans, the challenges of the PGA of America, and the…

Joe Simpson Ipswich Golf Club Overall Winner BIGGA Annual Photographic Competition 2022

Which greenkeeper deserves to win the BIGGA Annual Photographic Competition 2022?

By: 2022. 11. 23.

Sometimes I am a little bit envious of the work of greenkeepers. They are able to see so many unique moments on the golf course that we golfers cannot. I see that much better application materials have been…

The Manor House Golf Club 8th hole with bridge

What would you improve on The Manor House golf course?

By: 2022. 11. 21.

We do not hear often criticisms or complaints about The Manor House golf course. I only heard of such remarks as the distance between some of the greens and tees or the size of the bunkers or the…

PGA Exclusive Community RepSpark November 2022

RepSpark has successfully renewed its partnership with the PGA Show

By: 2022. 11. 16.

We all know how hard is to acquire and retain a client. When you are able to retain such a client as the PGA Show you say it is a massive success. This is why I am happy…

Al Zorah Golf Club GEO Certified

How did Al Zorah Golf Club achieve GEO Certification?

By: 2022. 11. 15.

Sustainable golf course operations are not a marketing gimmick anymore. It is a strategic imperative. At the same time, a matter of survival, and a customer obsession enabler as well as an integral part of business risk. Some…

The #MizNextGen Series driving range

How will the #MizNextGen Series be renewed to attract more talent in 2023?

By: 2022. 10. 31.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen so many major golf events and golf tournaments either canceled or in best cases postponed. Just to give you an exact number from 2020: 11 golf tournaments were canceled on the…