John A. Solheim, Ping, named 2022 PGA Distinguished Service Award Winner

Oct, 2022

John A. Solheim was awarded the PGA Distinguished Service Award in 2022.

According to a Wednesday release, the PGA of America recognized him for his “decades of dedication to the junior golf game” and for his work in the industry.

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Solheim, the son of Karsten Solheim, is the executive chairman at Ping. John Solheim was just a teenager when his father started him working in their garage in 1959. He has over 170 U.S. Patents and is a major influence on bag and golf club design.

On Nov. 2, he will be honored at the 2022 PGA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, which takes place at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort.

Solheim stated, “I am very grateful to have been awarded such a prestigious honor by the PGA of America.” “I have been fortunate to spend my entire career working in the golf industry. It has allowed us to build a family business. This is very rewarding for me to now lead our third generation into leadership positions. However, it still allows me to do what I love most: design and develop future products.

Ping has sponsored over 50 American Junior Golf Association tournaments. Solheim created the Ping Junior Solheim Cup in 2002 for junior girls golfers. It was modeled after the Solheim Cup which was established by his parents in 1990.

Past winners

1988 – Herb Graffis 1989 Bob Hope

1991 – Gerald R. Ford

1992 – Gene Sarazen

1993 – Byron Nelson

1994 – Arnold Palmer

1995 – Patty Berg

1996 – Frank Chirkinian

1997 – George H.W. Bush

1998 – Paul Runyan

1999 – Bill Dickey

2000 – Jack Nicklaus

2001 – Mark McCormack

2002 – Tim Finchem

2003 – Vince Gill

2004 – Pete Dye

2005 – Wally Uihlein

2006 – Fred Ridley

2007 – Jack Burke Jr.

2008 – Dennis Walters

2009 – William Powell

2010 – Billy Casper

2011 – Larry Nelson

2012 – Dave Stockton

2013 – Lee Trevino

2014 – Bill J. Clinton

2015 – Deane Beman

2017 – Debi and Mark Rolfing

2019 – Barbara Nicklaus

2022 – John A. Solheim

According to the PGA of America, the “PGA Distinguished Service Award” recognizes exceptional individuals who demonstrate leadership and humanitarian qualities.

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