Jeff Lewis

Jeff, a quadruple amputee, came to PING one day with his story, asking if we could design him a set of clubs and return him to the game he’d given up. To learn how his dedication to golf turned desperation into inspiration, click the links below.

Jeff Lewis

Jeff Lewis

Jeff, a quadruple amputee, came to PING one day with his story, asking if we could design him a set of clubs and return him to the game he’d given up. To learn how his dedication to golf turned desperation into inspiration, click the links below.

Ryan Kules

Ryan Kules

Ryan is a Wounded Warrior who lost his right arm and left leg in Iraq. He uses the Staygripped Velcro grip and Velcro glove to give himself much more confidence in gripping the club. With this special grip he doesn’t have to worry about holding onto the club as tightly as he can. Arm amputees often have a special device to help grip the club with a prosthetic and will typically benefit from special attention paid to the grip and to the overall club weight.

Sgt. John Jones

Sgt. John Jones

Sgt. Jones lost both legs in the war in Iraq. He is an experienced golfer and has had to adapt to the balance challenges of playing on prosthetic legs. Many leg amputees benefit from longer clubs to aid balance and/or extremely upright or flat lie angles to adjust to the most comfortable swing position.

Steve Winter

Steve Winter

Steve is a wheelchair golfer who uses a special adaptive cart. He can’t make a full swing holding the club two-handed so he uses just his right arm to swing. He uses BigLite2 jumbo grips to hold the club more like a tennis racquet. Many wheelchair golfers require either special grips or much longer, flatter clubs than standard.

Custom Fit. Custom Built: PING’s Adapting Fitting Program

From the day our company was founded more than 50 years ago, PING has been a pioneer in custom club-fitting and a leading innovator in club design. So it’s only natural that PING would enthusiastically embrace an Adaptive Fitting Program that custom-fits physically challenged golfers with specialized PING technology built exclusively for them. We are currently the only major golf club manufacturer with an organized adapting fitting effort.

PING’s Adaptive Fitting Program can assist a variety of special-needs golfers, including:

  • Those who play from a wheelchair
  • Golfers playing from an assistive cart
  • Amputees
  • Stroke survivors
  • People who are convalescing
  • Seniors
  • Blind golfers
  • Little people

In addition to building one-of-a-kind equipment as needed, PING engineers have experience making special accommodations in these areas:

Length – +3" to -3" can be built as standard product. Most lengths are possible through our PING Wrx department. Extreme lengths we’ve built recently: a 57” driver, and irons at 22".

Lie – +6 degrees to -5.25 degrees can be built as standard product, +10 degrees to -10 degrees can be done through PING Wrx.

Weight – Weight can be added to the head using lead tape, tungsten or heavy CTP weights. Weight can sometimes be removed by using very light CTP weights or by grinding.

BigLite2 Grip – Nearly 2 inches in diameter. Built through PING Wrx.

BigLite Mid-size Jumbo Grip – A grip bigger than our Orange color code but smaller than the BigLite2. Available through PING Wrx.

Quantum™ Velcro® grip and Velcro gloves – Giving golfers a firm hold of the club for more confidence while swinging. Available through PING Wrx. Visit www.quantumgrips.com for more info.

A special device has been created to help a player who cannot grip the club at all, e.g. a player with two prosthetic arms. Call Ping Wrx for details.

Shaft Flex – In general, a very light, flexible shaft will benefit most golfers who have a slow swing speed.

PING is pleased to be a sponsor of Warfighter Sports.

Warfighter Sports is a partnership between Disabled Sports USA and its chapters. Disabled Sports USA was created in 1967 by wounded Vietnam veterans and now has more than 100 community-based chapters in 38 states. PING, in turn, works directly with Disabled Sports USA. For more information, or to sign up through Disabled Sports, visit http://warfightersports.org