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James reaches the ‘Gold Standard‘

8.15am 28th September 2004 - People

PING has presented Mark James with an $11,000 solid gold putter in recognition of his win at this year’s Ford Senior Players Championship. The former Ryder Cup captain received the solid gold Craz-E replica from PING’s Chairman and CEO, John Solheim. James becomes one of an elite band of Major winners to be honoured in this way.
PING company policy dictates that all golfers who use a PING putter to win a Tour title receive a gold-plated replica putter in honour of their achievement. However, when the victory comes in a Major, as it did in James‘ case, the recipient collects a solid gold memento instead.
“Back in the 1960s, the late Karsten Solheim, the founder of the company, introduced the idea of giving gold-plated replica putters to Tour winners and some 30 years later his son John, the current Chairman and CEO, decided Major winners should receive solid golf replicas instead,” said John Clark, managing director of PING Europe. “To date, we have awarded well over 2,000 gold-plated putters but the group who have received solid gold replicas is much more select.”
PING Europe www.pingeurope.co.uk

       

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