1982

The PING EYE2 iron is introduced. The iron is the result of numerous improvements to the PING EYE iron. The PING EYE2 iron would go on to take the golfing world by storm and become the best-selling iron in golf.

1982 Eye2 Introduced

1982

The PING EYE2 iron is introduced. The iron is the result of numerous improvements to the PING EYE iron. The PING EYE2 iron would go on to take the golfing world by storm and become the best-selling iron in golf.

1984 L Wedge

1984

PING introduces the 61-degree L-Wedge. This club, pioneered by Karsten Solheim, is designed to give golfers additional options in their short game and lower their scores.

1984 Square Grooves Eye2

1984

Square grooves are incorporated into PING EYE2 irons. Using square grooves on the irons simplifies the manufacturing process and increases the amount of backspin on shots.

1986 BobTway PGA Champ

1986

Bob Tway wins the PGA Championship by holing a bunker shot on the final hole with a PING EYE2 sand wedge. Tway ends up in the winners circle four times during the year and is awarded PGA Player of the Year.

1987 Anser2

1987

The PING Anser2 is used to win the PGA Championship. This historic win marks the twenty-fifth major championship victory in which a PING putter has been used.

1988 E Award

1988

President Ronald Reagan honors Karsten Solheim at the White House with the "E" Award. The "E" award was first created on December 5, 1961 to recognize those who significantly helped contribute to the increase of United States exports.

1988 Grand Slam Ad

1988

PING putters are used to win The Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA Championship. This is the first time in history that a single putter brand has won all four modern men's majors in one year.

1989 Bag Stand

1989

John A. Solheim designs PING's first retractable bag stand as an option on lightweight carry bags. The stand option soon becomes the standard on all PING carry bags. The lightweight stand allows golfers easy access to their clubs.

1989 Mark Calcavecchi Wins British Open

1989

PING pro Mark Calcavecchia wins the British Open at Royal Troon in a play-off. A PING EYE2 beryllium copper five-iron shot on the final hole in regulation earns him "Shot of the Year" honors from Golf Magazine.