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Bartolomeo I bought an old canvas golf bag at a church yard

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Customer: ***** ***** bartolomeo I bought an old canvas golf bag at a church yard sale.In it i found a unmarked bronze putter,the only markings on it are extended flange pat pend CIFI on the bottom. The putter is sand cast and when you putt with it, it makes a distinctive PING sound.Could this possibly be a experimental or prototype early putter developed by Karsten Solheim
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I have been trying to reseach this ,I've sent pictures to Ping ,also said in some ways it resembled some Ping features and not in others.In my research I came across a blog called,I found an old posting dated june 2009 talking about a putter with same letters except it had MFI on the end instead of CIFI. From the beginning I always thought I was either a model 3a or 4a prototype.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


At your convenience, please send images of the putter.