This Ping Redwood City Model 1A is in
outstanding original condition. It appears virtually unused and has a rich dark patina, typical of early PING manganese bronze putters. There are no dings or nicks on the head and the original shaft is without flaw. The original red Golf Pride Informer grip is all
there, including the original trim at the base of the grip.
Karsten Solheim, with the able help of his teen-age son
John, made this putter by hand in his Redwood City, California,
garage. Redwood City Ping 1A putters are now iconic. They unleashed the
creative genius of Karsten Solheim, the man who changed how the
entire clubmaking world designed and produced golf clubs.
For more information on this and the other Redwood City putters, the entire second chapter in And the Putter Went Ping
, pages 26 through 53, tells the amazing story. This chapter highlights in great detail the creative genius behind the 1A, how it came to be, and the gigantic roll it played in bringing heel/toe weighting into the world of golf.