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Old 04-04-2012, 05:35 PM
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I don't play golf so I do not know how good "Ping" clubs are. This was sent to me by a friend.....................

This isn't a joke or cartoon; just something interesting to know ... You may want to forward this on to others. "On Monday, I played the Disney, Lake Buena Vista course. As usual the starters matched me with three other players. After a few holes we began to get to know each other a bit. One fellow was rather young and had his wife riding along in the golf cart with him. I noticed that his golf bag had his name on it and after closer inspection, it also said "wounded war veterans". When I had my first chance to chat with him I asked him about the bag. His response was simply that it was a gift. I then asked if he was wounded and he said yes. When I asked more about his injury, his response was "I'd rather not talk about it, sir". Over a few holes, I learned that he had spent the last 15 months in an army rehabilitation hospital in San Antonio , Texas .. His wife moved there to be with him and he was released from the hospital in September. He was a rather quiet fellow; however, he did say that he wanted to get good at golf. We had a nice round and as we became a bit more familiar I asked him about the brand new set of Ping woods and irons he was playing. Some looked like they had never been hit. His response was simple. He said that this round was the first full round he had played with these clubs.
Later in the round he told me the following. As part of the discharge process from the rehabilitation hospital, Ping comes in and provides three days of golf instruction, followed by club fitting. Upon discharge from the hospital, Ping gives each of the discharged veterans, generally about 40 soldiers, a brand new set of custom fitted clubs along with the impressive golf bags. The fellow I met was named Ben Woods and he looked me in the eye and said that being fitted for those clubs was one of the best things that ever happened to him and he was determined to learn to play golf well enough to deserve the gift Ping had given him. Ben is now out of the service, medically discharged just a month ago. He is as fine a young man as you would ever want to meet. Ping, whose products are made with pride here in America ( Arizona ), has the good judgment not to advertise this program. God Bless America and the game of golf.
Thank you "PING"!!! "May God Bless our Military!!!" Verification: http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/ping.asp
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:40 AM
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If I played golf I'd buy PING
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I use my 'ol Ping I-3's about twice a week!!

Great company...and one of the last ones to move production of their clubs to China..
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Now I don't feel as bad regarding how much my G-15s cost. I would have actually paid more for them if I knew Ping was doing this.
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
I use my 'ol Ping I-3's about twice a week!!

Great company...and one of the last ones to move production of their clubs to China..
I have the I3's as well. You don't see too many people still using those. Although I have started using my sons G2's since I bought him a new set of Callaways last year.

Ping is a good company.
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i have a set of I3 knock off's. I never get to play anymore but if i ever start back ill buy a set of pings. What's amazing is the guys think they arent worthy. i know and have met several wounded warriors and they all are humble as can be.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:59 AM
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thank you Ping and thank you to our veterans!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ping started the revolution of the sweet spot thus every manufacture got on the band wagon and all the clubs grew!
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Originally Posted by ladyjane View Post
Ping started the revolution of the sweet spot thus every manufacture got on the band wagon and all the clubs grew!
Very good point...most all of the older clubs were blades. Karsten Ping, the founder of the company, experimented with various designs and came up with two things that other club makers were not doing.

First of all, he indented the center of the club, leaving a perimeter weighted ring around the outside.

Secondly, he color coded his clubs to indicate the lie of the club using that color system. Prior to that, it took a club pro to adjust the lie of the club.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:47 PM
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Ping I 3`s also with Blonde woods love them. hit my 8 iron 145 yds cant hit the 3 iron more than 150 that`s me though not the club...


Thank you Mr Ben Woods and Thank You Ping...
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That's a great company, they have many such programs that "give back". They are also not the only company that does this.
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The 2 finalists at the Masters were playing ping.
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have played ping all my life (love my I 5's) but this post jogged my memory. I remember Ping getting jammed up years ago around military discounts. Google found this for me

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories...ol_98427.shtml


That said, I love what they are doing now.
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Originally Posted by gameon View Post
The 2 finalists at the Masters were playing ping.

Yep

My son has Ping clubs and I use TaylorMade, guess when ever Ping comes out with something newer I may get his "old" Pings.
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