The PING family lost a dear friend and colleague as a result of a motorcycle accident on Saturday. Rick Heppler (1949 – 2013), was one of the company’s original employees. In 1966, before PING was even incorporated, Rick began working for John Solheim (current PING Chairman & CEO) building golf clubs in the Solheim family’s garage. Over his tenure, he managed numerous departments within PING. He also served our country in the U.S. Army Reserve. Rick will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.