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Ping Karsten 1959 Craz-E Steel Putter

  • Estimated Trade-In Value
  • Estimated Resale Value
Low: $22.99
Mid: $27.04
High: $31.10

Next update: 5/29/16

Est. trade-in value based on data and analysis from The PGA Trade-In Network
Low: $51.08
Mid: $60.09
High: $69.10

Next update: 5/29/16

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Stainless Steel

• Stainless steel face assures a solid feel and a pleasing sound at impact
• Non-glare satin finish
• Soft elastomer cavity insert provides solid response and sound
• Thin top rail gives these putters a confidence inspiring clean look
• Face balanced malled head design and 380 gram head weight
Engineer and inventor Karsten Solheim got his start as an engineer working for GE in Ithaca, New York. His passion for the game set him on a journey to create a better putter. At the time he thought he was simply building it for his own personal use, but in 1959, Karsten’s ongoing garage experiments yielded an innovative putter he called 1A design. This putter had very distinctive design qualities, among them, a unique tone at impact, a sound that would echo throughout the game for generations to come…“Ping.” The Anser putter began a long and proud history of truly innovative equipment design throughout Ping’s entire product line (ultimately resulting in over 400 patents) that has set Ping at the top of the list of golf design and manufacturing companies. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Karsten Solheim has passed away and his son John has taken the helm.

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This satin-finish mallet is cast from 17-4 stainless steel and features an elastomer tuning port in the cavity behind the face to soften the feel. The shape pushes mass to the perimeter to increase stability. The multiple-level alignment feature-the width of a golf ball-has black, crimson and white sightlines leading to a black half-circle. Custom-fitting for length, lie, loft and grip size available.
"Great alignment, though I can't specifically say why. Well-weighted and rolls the ball really nicely."
"If you make a smooth stroke, the impact is butter, even though there's no insert. The roll is predictable."
"It's big, but it's got those small, soft edges that I like"
The Craz-E shape seems almost traditional now: smart, predictable and easy to align. It's rare to find such a proven record for such a fair price.
If someone points out that it looks like a man wearing a helmet riding a motorcycle. It can be hard to erase that image from your mind.

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