Lot # 78: Ping Scottsdale 69FTL Putter

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 7 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2022",
which ran from 3/3/2022 12:00 PM to
3/19/2022 8:00 PM

In 1961, shortly after Karsten had moved to Arizona from California, Karsten came out with Ping 69 FTL (flat, thin, long) putter.  This fine example has its original 35 1/2" shaft and grip. The inside of the back cavity is marked with Ping's Scottsdale address. 

When Karsten moved to Paradise 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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