Ping Golf featured on CNBC Monday night

Ping Golf founder Karsten Solheim
Karsten Solheim's original homemade putter became the foundation of a golf equipment empire that is still innovating.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, September 24, 2012 | 1:22 a.m.

Yeah, yeah, I know Monday Night Football is on, but you really oughta tune in to CNBC tonight for "How I Made My Millions" – or at least fire up the DVR. This episode is all about Karsten Solheim and his creation of Ping Golf.

"How I Made My Millions," says CNBC, goes behind the curtain to reveal how everyday people have taken ordinary ideas and turned them into extraordinary businesses. The program, CNBC explains, puts the American Dream on display and shows you that it's alive and well if you have the heart, the desire and the know-how to make it big.

The Ping Golf episode, entitled "Stroke of Genius," focuses on Solheim, who back in the 1950s was an engineer who thought he could play better golf if he improved his putter, so he built one himself. His original Ping putter, named for the sound it made when it hit the ball, became the foundation of a golf equipment empire that is now run by his son John and is still innovating all these years later.

"How I Made My Millions" premieres at 9:00 p.m. ET, and reruns at midnight ET. You can see a 70-second teaser on YouTube.