Aug 20th, 2015
Inside Ping's Golden Putter Vault
Forget Wonka's Golden Ticket, we want a Ping Golden Putter
Words: Daniel Owen
So we visited the world famous Ping Putter vault. It's the home to the closest thing golf has to Willy Wonka's golden tickets. In what has become a modern golfing legend, every tournament winner on the major tours around the world who wins using a Ping Putter gets two gold plated putters made in their honour. One goes to the player, one stays in the vault. If they manage to win a major, they become two 24ct solid gold putters. Pricey. This small gesture has turned into a big deal over the years, so we went into the vault to find out more about this Ping tradition.