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You never know whom you're going to meet at the Lumber Yard. I was standing at the counter this afternoon waiting to pay for a box of finish nails when I overheard a gentleman mention that he owned a putter company.

My curiosity was piqued and I hurried my transaction so I could catch up with him in the parking lot.

 

As he was about to open his car door I said – “excuse me, did I hear correctly inside that you own a putter company?”

 

He turned to me and said, “ Yes…Heavy Putter”

You could have knocked me over with a feather.

 

He introduced himself - Steve Boccieri :(

 

You can imagine that I had a million questions to ask him but what in the hell can you cover in a parking lot –

 

A few hi-lights as I recall them –

 

They did a fitting with Furyk…

Convincing the Tour Pros that a putter can actually help them takes them out of their comfort zones even when the results speak for themselves.

He mentioned Troy Matteson as one of their pros, Daly was even mentioned !

Players on the European Tour, none that I was familiar with…

His putting studio has 5 SAM Labs.

They are going to be introducing a new line of backweighted drivers and irons.

He's very excited about their new wedge line – it will have the box grooves as he is taking advantage of the fact that this is the last year for that.

I asked him if the wedges were similar to the Pelz in that the Pelz heads are supposed to be heavier.

He is headed to Taiwan this week.

He knows Ari ( I mentioned my Scratch wedge) and knows Tom Wishon.

 

I closed it out so I didn't take any more of his time, gave him a business card and he gave me an invite to stop by the Studio to check out equipment, SAM, etc.

 

Suffice to say I was driving on cloud nine as I drove back to my job – one helluva nice guy is Mr. Boccieri.

 

Rob yahoo.gif

 

Ps - A few years ago my wife and I were in Savannah, Georgia when who should be walking towards us…Norm from This Old House.

As a carpenter who has followed the program and respectful of his skills I was in awe that he stopped and spent some time on the street to speak to me. I was able to get a picture with him and he signed one of my business cards – I would have loved to have a pic. with Steve.

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Great story. And after reviewing their Heavy Wedge I would suggest everyone to at least give them a try...I think you will be come away from it quite shocked.

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The heavy Wedge was an eye opener for me....

Driver - :taylormade-small:   Stealth 9° Graphite Design Tour AD XC Stiff
Fairway - Cannot find one worth a dang

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 16° & 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7  Aerotech SteelFiber 110icw  4-Pw 1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Raw 50° 54° 58°  TTGDTI S400 1° flat

Putters -  Ping PLD Anser (inbound)  Evnroll ER1V/Cameron Phantom 5x/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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Very cool story. I've yet to meet anyone cool at my lumber yard. :lol:

 

That's because we live in the farmlands of Illinois Matt...

Callaway FT-9 Driver 10.5* Grafalloy Prolaunch Axis Blue

Callaway FT-9 Driver 9.0* Grafalloy Prolaunch Platinum

Cobra Baffler Rail F Fairway 15.5* Fujikura Motore

Wilson FYbrid 19* UST Proforce AXIV Core

Cobra Baffler Rail H Hybrid 22* Fujikura Motore

Ping I15 Irons 5-UW AWT

Ping Tour-W 56*,60* DG Spinner

Ping Redwood ZB Putter, WRX Starshot, 35"

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Care to elaborate?

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I never missed the line I was aiming at, but came up about 8-12 yards short of my expected distance. I could get used to being so straight, but I might need some different lofts.

Driver - :taylormade-small:   Stealth 9° Graphite Design Tour AD XC Stiff
Fairway - Cannot find one worth a dang

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 16° & 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7  Aerotech SteelFiber 110icw  4-Pw 1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Raw 50° 54° 58°  TTGDTI S400 1° flat

Putters -  Ping PLD Anser (inbound)  Evnroll ER1V/Cameron Phantom 5x/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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