2001- Karsten Solheim is posthumously inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame for his contributions to the game of golf. It marks the first time an engineer and manufacturer would receive such an honor.
1975- The PING Gold Putter Vault is created to recognize PING putter wins by tour pros. For every tour win with a PING putter, two gold-plated replicas of the winning model are made. One is given to the tournament champion, the other is placed in the vault.