Karsten Solheim revolutionized golf club design and manufacturing, thereby making the game easier and more enjoyable for hundreds of thousands of amateur golfers.
Elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the lifetime achievement category, Solheim is heralded as a golf innovator who changed the game by examining the mechanics and technology of the sport.
Born in Bergen, Norway, Solheim didn’t take up the game until he was 42 when his co-workers at General Electric invited him to fill out a foursome. He immediately became an enthusiast but found, much to his despair, that he shared a problem with millions of other golfers: he couldn’t putt. Like many of us, he blamed his equipment. However, he did something about it. Figuring out how to hit a ball straighter, farther and higher consumed most of his waking hours.