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Karsten Solheim
Birth: Sep. 15, 1911
Bergen
Hordaland fylke, Norway
Death: Feb. 16, 2000
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Inventor. An engineer by trade, he was considered by many to have changed the game of golf forever with his uniquely designed Ping golf clubs. His first putter, known as the Ping 1A, received a patent on March 23, 1959 while Karsten was employed by General Electric. In 1966 he founded Karsten Manufacturing Company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and designed the Ping Anser putter. Karsten's designed and manufactured clubs have been used to win more than 1,800 professional events around the world. In May 1988 he was presented the President's "E" Award for Export Expansion by President Ronald Reagan. He died of complications from Parkinson's disease. (bio by: Bonnie (Gallagher) Gilson) 
 
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 Parents:
  Herman Andreas Solheim (1888 - 1980)
  Helga E Erickson Solheim (1887 - 1967)
 
 Spouse:
  Nellie Louise Solheim (1918 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Sandra L. Solheim Aiken (1938 - 2013)*
 
 Sibling:
  Karsten Solheim (1911 - 2000)
  Marilyn Solheim (1922 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hansens Desert Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
Scottsdale
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bonnie (Gallagher) Gilso...
Record added: Oct 31, 2003
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Karsten Solheim
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Karsten Solheim
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Karsten Solheim
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- Mike Caldwell
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