John Derr and the Funny-sounding Putter

John Derr is a legendary golf journalist and CBS radio and TV announcer who began covering the Masters in 1935. John occasionally writes to me, and today I have another one of his interesting stories to share.

In the 1950s John met a fellow named Karsten Solheim on the practice putting green when he was covering the Sahara Golf Tournament in Las Vegas. The unknown Solheim was showing around his invention, a putter that made an unusual sound.

You can read John’s full account at Down the Middle.

More John Derr:
Masters Major Achievement Award Interview
Sam Snead’s Triple Slam Golf Bag (Part 1)
Sam Snead’s Triple Slam Golf Bag (Part 2)
Sam Snead’s Triple Slam Golf Bag (Conclusion)

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