1990

The Solheim Cup is founded. The biennial match features the top women pros from the United States and Europe in a Ryder Cup-style event. The United States wins the inaugural match at Lake Nona 11.5-4.5.

1990 Solheim Cup Founded

1990

The Solheim Cup is founded. The biennial match features the top women pros from the United States and Europe in a Ryder Cup-style event. The United States wins the inaugural match at Lake Nona 11.5-4.5.

1991 John Daly Wins PGA Championship

1991

Little-known PING professional John Daly powers his way around Crooked Stick Golf Club to capture the PGA Championship. Daly was the ninth alternate for the event and won despite the fact that he had not even played a practice round on the course.

Karsten

1992

December 18: In recognition of their contributions to society both Karsten and Louise Solheim receive honorary doctorate degrees from Arizona State University.

1992 SolheimCup

1992

Europe defeats the United States 11.5 to 6.5 at the Solheim Cup held at Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1993 US Open Won with Zing2

1993

The U.S. Open Championship is won with a PING ZING2 putter. This win begins a streak of five straight major victories for PING.

1993 Laurie Merten Womens US Open

1993

PING LPGA professional, Lauri Merten, wins a major at the United States Women's Open at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana.

1994 Golf Family of the year

1994

The National Golf Foundation names the Solheims as "Golf Family of the Year." The family is deeply honored by the award and proud of the fact that they have been able to help so many golfers play their best through the years.

1995 Fitting Cart Program

1995

The PING Fitting Cart Program is established. As part of the program, key customers visit the PING headquarters in Phoenix for a four-day seminar to learn about club fitting and how PING clubs are designed and manufactured.

1995 Hoofer Bag Debut

1995

The Hoofer Carry Bag makes it debut. The hoof-shaped design of the bag bottom not only inspires the name, but it also makes club removal and replacement much easier.

John and Karsten 1995

1995

John Solheim, Karsten's youngest son, is appointed president of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation. John first began working for his father in their garage in Redwood City, California at the age of 13.

1996 isi iron nickel

1996

The PING ISI irons are introduced in nickel. This is the first time nickel is used in the manufacturing of a PING club. The alloy offers a durable material that produces an extremely soft feel.

1996 Karsten Wins Sabyrac Award

1996

The PGA of America honors Karsten Solheim with the Ernie Sabayrac Award for lifetime contributions to golf.

1997 Isopur Putter

1997

The Isopur inset is developed for PING putters. These putters are distinguished by the clear, brand-indentifying inset which provides "true feel" and feedback. This line of putters is the first insert putter offered by PING.

1998 1800 putter wins

1998

The total number of PING putter wins tops 1800. Touring pros use PING putters to win both the Masters and the British Open to push the tally of PING putter major victories to 47.

1998 Nabisco Championship

1998

PING LPGA professional, Pat Hurst, captures a major championship victory at the Nabisco Dinah Shore.

1998 NCAA Bag Sory

1998

A remarkable feat is achieved by PING as every single player in both the men's and women's NCAA Division I Championship carries a PING bag.

1998 Solheim Cup

1998

At Muirfield Village Golf Club, Sherrie Steinhauer holes a putt to secure victory for the United States in the Solheim Cup.

1998 Tisi Debut

1998

The PING TiSI driver debuts as the largest custom-fit driver in golf. Among the many innovations in TiSI is patented variable face thickness. Its first year on the market is highlighted by wins at men's and women's U.S. Amateur Championships as well as wins around the world.

1999 i3 iron

1999

The PING i3 iron is introduced in O-Size and Blade models. The irons go on to be rated the #1 iron by the Darrell Survey Consumer Report.