Marty Jertson, Ping’s Director of Product Development, qualified for the PGA Championship

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Marty Jertson, Ping’s Director of Product Development, qualified for the PGA Championship

The top 20 professionals from the PGA Professional Championship–contested last weekend at Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Courses in Seaside, California–are heading to the PGA Championship later this year.

Perhaps you saw Ryan Vermeer, at 5 under, was the medalist. What you may not have seen however, is something particularly cool for golf equipment geeks: Ping’s Director of Product Development, Marty Jertson, qualified–and he did so in spectacular fashion: the 37-year-old birdied the last three holes to finish T9.

Not bad for an engineer!

Not bad, huh?

— Marty Jertson (@jertybird)

Also noteworthy: Ping confirmed Jertson played the company’s yet-to-be announced i500 irons in his 3, 4, and 5-irons, which will reportedly be available mid-summer. Yes, they confirmed that the ; Ping’s new iron will be called i500.

Related: at the PGA Show, we also .

 

Marty Jertson, Ping’s Director of Product Development, qualified for the PGA Championship

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