Solheim, Karsten

Hometown:

NORWAY

Bergen

Year Inducted:

2001

Induction Category:

Lifetime Achievement

Birth Date:

Sep 15, 1911 -
Feb 16, 2000

Karsten Solheim

Achievements

  • Founded Karsten Manufacturing Corporation.
  • Created the PING putter, named for the sound it made when it contacted the ball.
  • Developed the concept of perimeter weighting in club design.
  • First to use investment casting to manufacture clubs.
  • Founded the Solheim Cup, a female version of the Ryder Cup.