Fore! Play Through The Home Of Ping Golf In Arizona
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Ever heard the urban legend about how peeling the top layer of a golf ball will cause it to explode? Us too! We expect a tour of Karsten Manufacturing, maker of Ping golf balls, to clear this mystery up for us.
Karsten Manufacturing founder Karsten Solheim got into golf as a young engineer when his coworkers at General Electric strong-armed him into joining their foursome; the putter he subsequently designed first made a big splash when a winner at a Phoenix PGA tournament used it. At Karsten in Phoenix, you can watch club heads being molded in a machine and later, real-life orders personalized for golfers around the world.
Tours are offered by appointment Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; call 602-687-5385 now to reserve your spot during the high season (October through April). Oh yeah, and get back to us on that exploding bit, won't you? We'd love to start peeling our collection to find out, but that might not end well.
· Contact PING [Ping.com]
· Take the Tour of Karsten Manufacturing [GolfNow]