Ping is an American manufacturer of golf equipment, based in Arizona, USA. It’s a family-owned company founded in 1959 by Karsten Solheim. Karsten's frustration with his own putting inspired him to design a putter, which made a "pinging" sound when striking a golf ball. Ping was the first manufacturer to offer high quality cast clubs and factory fitting. Professional players like Louis Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood, Hunter Mahan and Angel Cabrera are currently using Ping.