Lot # 49: Ping Scottsdale 69FT Putter

Starting Bid: $125.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall 2021",
which ran from 11/4/2021 11:00 AM to
11/21/2021 1:35 AM

n 1961, shortly after Karsten had moved to Arizona from California, Karsten came out with Ping 69 FT (Flat Top) putter.  This example has its original 33 1/2" shaft.  The Golf Pride pro only grip is old and in like new condition but not original. The inside of the back cavity, which has darkened with age, is marked with Ping's Scottsdale address. 

When Karsten moved to Pardise Valley, a suburb of Phoenix in 1960, he set up a Post Office box in Scottsdale in order to differentiate his business address from another putter maker operating in Phoenix—John Reuter, Jr., the maker of the Bulls-Eye line.  Karsten marked all of his clubs with the Scottsdale address so anybody who saw another golfer using a PING putter would know where to write to place an order. In late 1966, Karsten moved from his garage to a small commercial building in Phoenix.

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