Lot # 100: Ping Scottsdale Cushin w/Grip Bend

Starting Bid: $150.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall 2022",
which ran from 11/3/2022 7:00 PM to
11/20/2022 12:20 AM



The Cushin putter was designed to work exactly as it sounds. The "floating face" of the putter head suspended between the toe and sole (and separated by a thin slot) provided a cushioning effect between putter and ball.

This Cushin putter bears a patent number in the cavity on the back of the head, along with the manufacturing address of Ping Golf Clubs in Scottsdale, AZ—the address for Karsten's garage operation and headquarters! The sight line on the top of the head is original to the club, as is Karsten's unique two-way bend at the base of the grip, which, when compared to the central length of the shaft below the grip, bends both away from the target and away from the ball.  The neck has a distinctly different two-way "gooseneck" bend made by Karsten in his garage.

The 33 1/2" shaft still includes its "Tuned Ballnamic" shaft band as well as its original Golf Pride Informer grip and grip collar.

jack Nicklaus used a Scottsdale Cushin with a double bend grip, which this club is, when he won 4 championships including the Crosby just prior to the USGA's 1967 rule against using shafts with bends.

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