Jan 17, 2018
PING PRESS RELEASE: PING signs K.J. Choi to equipment contract

PHOENIX (Jan. 10, 2018) – Eight-time PGA Tour winner K.J. Choi, the first Korean to earn a PGA Tour card and to win on tour, has signed an agreement to play PING equipment, PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim announced today. Choi will make his debut as a PING Pro at the Sony Open in Hawaii, which begins Thursday.

Asia’s winningest golfer, Choi, 47, has amassed 22 victories worldwide since turning pro in 1994 and he’s spent 40 weeks in the top 10 in the world rankings. His first professional victory was the 1996 Korean Open. Since joining the PGA Tour in 2000, he has earned more than $32 million, his first tour win coming in 2002. His most notable title is the 2011 Players Championship.

“K.J. has played a lot of PING equipment in his career and been a friend to us going back to 2011, and he’s been a consistently strong performer on tour for many years. We’re proud to make him an official member of the PING team,” Solheim said. “He’s a friendly, highly likeable person and widely respected by his peers. He’s been on four Presidents Cup teams, playing in three and serving as vice captain of the International Team in 2015, so he’s competed at the highest level internationally. He’ll bring the PING brand tremendous exposure and credibility around the world, especially in South Korea, where he’s extremely popular among golfers.”

A powerlifter in his native South Korea before picking up golf, Choi said he’s had an ongoing connection with PING in Korea and the U.S. for years and is happy to formalize the relationship. “I have long admired PING equipment for its quality and I feel it’s a true collaboration when I work with the tour-player staff. I can be very particular about what I want from a golf club, and their attention to detail is as keen as mine, so they always find the right solution for me and my game. I’m truly excited to be on board with PING and very much look forward to the season ahead.”

As part of a multi-year agreement, Choi will play a minimum of 13 PING clubs. This week he’ll rely on a G400 driver and fairway woods, G400 hybrid, G400 irons, Glide 2.0 wedges, and a Sigma G Piper putter. Choi’s headwear and golf bag will feature PING branding.

Financial terms and the length of the agreement were not disclosed.

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For additional information, contact Mr. Jomar Pader +63 2 850 2455.

PING, G400, Glide 2.0, Sigma G and Piper are trademarks of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation.

 
 
Jan 7, 2014
PING Press Release: PING introduces i25 series, Karsten irons, Karsten TR putters

PHOENIX (Jan. 2, 2014) – PING today introduced a comprehensive new product line that delivers big distance gains while offering forgiveness and consistency for golfers of all abilities. Products include the i25™ driver, irons, fairway woods and hybrids; the long, high-flying Karsten® hybrid/iron set, and the Karsten® TR putters with fully machined variable-depth grooves. Also unveiled was the innovative PWR metal-wood shaft family that uses variable weight and balance points to ensure a proper fit.

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Dec 1, 2013
Coach's Corner by Mic Que: YOUR GAME IS IN YOUR HANDS

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Nov 26, 2013
PING Chairman John Solheim joins parents in Arizona Golf Hall of Fame

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Coach's Corner by Mic Que: Two Birds with One Screw (Part II)

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Jul 7, 2013
Coach's Corner by Mic Que: Two Birds with One Screw (Part I)

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May 23, 2013
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May 16, 2013
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May 16, 2013
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May 15, 2013
US Kids Golf World Championships Qualifiers: 2nd Day (May 16) Pairings

Tee-off time for all participants for Day 2 --- May 16 --- will be 8am (shotgun). Flight pairings are as follows:

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May 13, 2013
US Kids Golf World Championships Qualifiers: Important Announcements and 1st Day Pairings

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the large number of participants this year, the initial sequential tee-off format will be changed to double shotgun start. 6:30am and 12:15pm. Registration will start at 5:00am and 10:15am respectively. Please note that these changes have been thoughtfully considered for the benefit of all participants. Flight pairings as follows:

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