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Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« on: July 28, 2009, 10:20:15 PM »
The attached "book" was made by Lumpy. Here is what he had to say about it:

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I am finally ready to post my book on Ping putters that I started putting together a few years ago after years & years of collecting & searching for info.

I spent many years working on putting the pieces together for this book.  I have never desired to nor will ever desire to make this book available for sale.  It contains original ads & a few photos that were provided to me by other collectors/sources for the book.  Most of the photos in the book were taken by me of items that passed through me to other collectors or pieces I owned at one time or another.  I have no desire profiting from someone else's work & really feel as if I have no right to.  

I think putting my reference guide on this website for everyone to have free access to would -  for me - complete a long journey that I have spent helping others find out facts about the early Ping putters.

Lump

The file is a lower resolution version. We have one that is a little over 30mb but are having trouble getting it uploaded. So in the future you may see a second file that is a larger version for better resolution.

« Last Edit: July 28, 2009, 10:22:21 PM by jr »

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 12:08:36 AM »
Thanks jr for your efforts,

Lumpy, I am speechless!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing with us your Ping knowledge. This document is an outstanding achievement and is of great historical significance, congratulations on a superb analogical thesis on these trail blazing Ping putters. If you consider your journey complete, so do I, thanks again, cheers Steve.
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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 12:19:21 AM »
WOW!!!!   

Lumpy,
     
      Will there be more additions for stainless and the other mgbr putter? I know it would be quite an undertaking. This book will be printed and bound for a friend or two.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2009, 12:27:53 AM by funkyfedora »

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 08:58:00 AM »
Quality work Lump  :trophy:

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 09:17:25 AM »
We all owe Lumpy a debt of gratitude for giving us access to his years of hard work, asking for nothing in return.  Thank you, Kenneth.  You are a class act!

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 12:08:57 PM »
thank you lumpy. One amazing piece of work
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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 02:02:04 PM »
There are very few people left that are willing to put so much work into something and then share it for free.  Thanks for all your hard work, this is a great gift to many of us who love Ping Putters, thanks again.  When and how much for a hard copy???
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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009, 02:15:28 PM »
I made my own.   ;D

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2009, 02:37:57 PM »
AMAZING! I can't wait to study it!

THANKS Lumpy
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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2009, 03:50:40 PM »
Unbelievable, Ken you are an absolute Gentleman, i'm in absolute awe.

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2009, 09:21:59 PM »
When I started putting this "book" together years ago, this site did not yet exist.

Words cannot describe how I feel now knowing my "book" is finally where I feel it belongs. 

I cannot express my gratitude to everyone here who have leaned on me for questions that they have had about Ping putters.   I can only hope to continue to be that person that you lean on.

I also give my gratitude to the Mods - Smitty, Jr & Mr.Doug & everyone else who were instrumental in "getting this done" for me.

The format is a little dated & there may be some "spelin' errs" but - - - - -

- - - - -  This book now belongs to Puttertalk & everyone here : :  where it belongs.  :)


Lump  :)

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2009, 10:47:54 PM »
Tremendous work Lumpy....really great. 

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2009, 05:39:27 AM »
You are far too modest Kenneth, the world would be a far, far better place, if there were more people as yourself, in total appreciation, Steve!!

And a heart felt congratulations and thanks to your fellow moderators!!
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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2009, 02:47:42 PM »
Awesome!  I'll be reading this instead of doing work...

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2009, 10:23:01 PM »
As usual, very well done.  :thumb:

Thank You !

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2009, 10:26:11 PM »
Lump, would you possibly have any additional adds from the 70's ?

I'm still searching for info regarding the early "My Day".

Cheers,
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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2009, 11:14:07 AM »
The attached "book" was made by Lumpy. Here is what he had to say about it:

Quote from: lumpy
I am finally ready to post my book on Ping putters that I started putting together a few years ago after years & years of collecting & searching for info.

I spent many years working on putting the pieces together for this book.  I have never desired to nor will ever desire to make this book available for sale.  It contains original ads & a few photos that were provided to me by other collectors/sources for the book.  Most of the photos in the book were taken by me of items that passed through me to other collectors or pieces I owned at one time or another.  I have no desire profiting from someone else's work & really feel as if I have no right to. 

I think putting my reference guide on this website for everyone to have free access to would -  for me - complete a long journey that I have spent helping others find out facts about the early Ping putters.

Lump

The file is a lower resolution version. We have one that is a little over 30mb but are having trouble getting it uploaded. So in the future you may see a second file that is a larger version for better resolution.



Great book on the Anser and other early model putters.  I'm new to the forum and I am trying to find some similar information related to the Ping PAL series.  I was looking to purchase either a Ping Pal 2 or Ping Pal 4 BECU model.  Both models have shown up regularly on eBay recently, but I am having difficulty dintinguishing between the two models.  From the pictures, they both appear to share similar characteristics. 

Can anyone share some knowledge of these two putters, their differences and their preference of one over another?

How do they compare to the Anser series?

Pattaya Dave

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2009, 09:39:34 AM »
This is truly a great resource. I find it strange that Ping does not have any sort of history or detailed club archive on their website.

We all owe you one Lumpy. cheers.

Dru ( new member )

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2009, 10:42:11 AM »
Just had to add a comment thanking Lumpy, you've put together a great resource.  Having never owned a Ping this pushed me over the edge, my first Ping has been waiting for me at home for two days, da~n business trips.  Its not really of the collectible ilk, but I figured a stainless anser 2 was a good place to start.  Now I just need to get an original 1A and the trainer and I'll be off and running. 

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2009, 04:30:21 PM »
The attached "book" was made by Lumpy. Here is what he had to say about it:

Quote from: lumpy
I am finally ready to post my book on Ping putters that I started putting together a few years ago after years & years of collecting & searching for info.

I spent many years working on putting the pieces together for this book.  I have never desired to nor will ever desire to make this book available for sale.  It contains original ads & a few photos that were provided to me by other collectors/sources for the book.  Most of the photos in the book were taken by me of items that passed through me to other collectors or pieces I owned at one time or another.  I have no desire profiting from someone else's work & really feel as if I have no right to. 

I think putting my reference guide on this website for everyone to have free access to would -  for me - complete a long journey that I have spent helping others find out facts about the early Ping putters.

Lump

The file is a lower resolution version. We have one that is a little over 30mb but are having trouble getting it uploaded. So in the future you may see a second file that is a larger version for better resolution.



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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2009, 04:48:03 PM »
I love your work efforts in the collection. Would you know info about the ping "80568"zip code? I have a 1967 Phoenix with the 85029 and it's somewhat different that this one. It has 9 1/4 first , a pro only grip and the D patent number in the cavity. This one I just picked up has a 5 3/4 first step with Box 9990 a 80568 in the cavity and a pingman grip. It also has a mold number 7 just above the "B" in Box. I have read they are more collected because of the luck value in the number. Anyone know when this was first manufactured?

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2010, 10:16:23 AM »
Awesome, great job & well done!!!!

Rick
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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2010, 06:56:40 PM »
Nice work mate.

I would like to know where the eye & eye 2 putters fit in with the story.

Cheers

Chris

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2011, 04:44:30 PM »
Lumpy, Great work, I can tell it was a labor of love. I acquired my first Redwood City 1-A in 1979 and still occasionally use it.

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2011, 12:24:32 PM »
Do feel free to post pics would love to see them, can I ask how many redwoods you have. Great putters

Lumpy, Great work, I can tell it was a labor of love. I acquired my first Redwood City 1-A in 1979 and still occasionally use it.

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Ping 1A Phoenix 85029
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2012, 12:52:40 AM »
I just bought a Ping 1A with Phoenix 85029. I'm trying to learn whatever i can about it. I've read quite a bit in the last few days, but still think there is a lot to find out. I read Lumpy's ebook, but it is about earlier putters. Any one know much about these. Or where can i go look?

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2012, 03:48:46 PM »
I too am looking for information about new versions not included in Lumpy's book.  If you ever come across a source of info please let me know,
Thanks
Daryl

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2013, 08:51:22 PM »
I have my wife's grandfather's putter; I've been told it is expensive but can't ever seem to find one with the exact same markings. Not listed in your pdf, except possibly one of the patent drawings. It's my every day putter and I love it.  Should I even be using it?

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2013, 08:13:07 AM »
I have that exact same putter but have no idea if it is a rare putter or not. Still use it for fooling around on the practice green

Reg

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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2013, 04:26:43 PM »
I actually found that book on line a while back and I was so impressed that I printed out every page and put it in a binder. Now I have it for future reference and used it to look up my last 2 putters I bought. Great job.
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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2013, 09:44:56 PM »
I just wanted to join everyone in thanking Lumpy for his gift to us... if you come to Brooklyn, Lumpy, I've got a cold pint with your name on it!
All the best, one and all!

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« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2013, 07:25:01 PM »
I just wanted to join everyone in thanking Lumpy for his gift to us... if you come to Brooklyn, Lumpy, I've got a cold pint with your name on it!
All the best, one and all!

A cold pint!!  Sounds like a road trip.



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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2015, 01:46:44 AM »
Thanks, Lumpy!
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Re: Everything You Wanted To Know About Ping's
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2017, 01:08:27 AM »
Love this book. Have had a copy saved on my computer for years. Question, any updates coming maybe a book about the Anser putter ?