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I'm also trying to think of the options that would make it appealing to buy. So far I've got:

  • Material (304 or CS)
  • Loft
  • Shaft colour/length (using KBS CT Tour that come in a few different colours)
  • Grip
  • Alignment (lines/dots etc)

I've also found a UK based headcover maker so could do colour options on that too. 

What things would you be looking for in a custom putter? 

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4 hours ago, DStar said:

As #1 was quite successful and came out better than expected I thought I'd have a go at doing another one.

After a chat with the pro he recommended that a more traditional blade would be a good one to try and sell so that's what I'm doing.

I'm going to do a set of 4 this time, 2 x RH & 2 x LH in both 304SS and carbon steel, so that we can put a couple into the shop for demo. 

It's all programmed on the mill, I just need a window in the work-load to get them machined. I did have time to do a sample of the face machining to see how it looks as I'm trying to keep the engraving/logo's to a minimum to try and give them a clean look.

I'll, hopefully, get them done in time for when we can start playing at the end of March 🤞

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I'll update as I get more done but, as usual, all thoughts & input gratefully received. 

Steve

Like that face pattern with just the D in the corner very clean. Looking forward to the full line up.

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How hard would it be to do slightly curved face like the Sik and Bobby Grace radial putters to get consistent launch and loft off strikes from top to bottom ?

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6 hours ago, DStar said:

I'm also trying to think of the options that would make it appealing to buy. So far I've got:

  • Material (304 or CS)
  • Loft
  • Shaft colour/length (using KBS CT Tour that come in a few different colours)
  • Grip
  • Alignment (lines/dots etc)

I've also found a UK based headcover maker so could do colour options on that too. 

What things would you be looking for in a custom putter? 

If I’m purchasing a custom putter I want to be able to choose:

neck style

site lines/dots and location

paintfill

loft/length/lie

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1 hour ago, Rchang said:

How hard would it be to do slightly curved face like the Sik and Bobby Grace radial putters to get consistent launch and loft off strikes from top to bottom ?

It's something I'm looking into...

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7 hours ago, DStar said:

I'm also trying to think of the options that would make it appealing to buy. So far I've got:

  • Material (304 or CS)
  • Loft
  • Shaft colour/length (using KBS CT Tour that come in a few different colours)
  • Grip
  • Alignment (lines/dots etc)

I've also found a UK based headcover maker so could do colour options on that too. 

What things would you be looking for in a custom putter? 

If I'm buying a custom putter I look for:

  • Neck (plumbers, slant/flow, double/single bend)
  • Alignment (lines, dots)
  • Weight (interchangeable weights if production cost allows for it)
  • Shaft (Chrome or matte black)
  • Grip (SuperStroke, Best Grips, Lamkin, etc)
  • Putter color (chrome or dark finish)

Of course, this all depends on what you, the putter maker, can handle. I would offer different alignment, shaft and grip options to start with and then expand into other options once business grows.  

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In buying a custom putter I would want to choose:

neck styles (flow neck for me)

Heel shafted

loft/lie

weight

grip 

paint fill colors

putter head finish (raw/oil can/matte etc)

engravings

sight dot/lines etc

I'm excited for you and this new venture you are diving into.  

 

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On 2/25/2021 at 1:55 AM, DStar said:

I'm also trying to think of the options that would make it appealing to buy. So far I've got:

  • Material (304 or CS)
  • Loft
  • Shaft colour/length (using KBS CT Tour that come in a few different colours)
  • Grip
  • Alignment (lines/dots etc)

I've also found a UK based headcover maker so could do colour options on that too. 

What things would you be looking for in a custom putter? 

Many have been said already, but for the sake of your research:

These are what I would look for in order of importance:

-Loft/lie/length
- head weight
- face milling depth or none
-material/finish
- alignment

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looking good man 

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2 hours ago, DStar said:

Finally got one of each hand finished! Just need to order shafts & grips and off to the pro shop they shall go 🙂 

344g, brushed 304 stainless steel..

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Those look great!

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3 hours ago, DStar said:

Finally got one of each hand finished! Just need to order shafts & grips and off to the pro shop they shall go 🙂 

344g, brushed 304 stainless steel..

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Incredible nice work

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Very nice looking Dstar. What is the Head weight going to be? Have you considered weight ports for future models?


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8 minutes ago, fozcycle said:

Very nice looking Dstar. What is the Head weight going to be? Have you considered weight ports for future models?


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Thanks 🙂 

Head weight is 344g. I'm looking at another version of this with weights in the rear bumpers to allow adjustment of the balance. 

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1 hour ago, DStar said:

Getting a bit carried away now 😆. Decided to have a go at 'torching' one of the 304 heads and I think a fair bit of beginners luck was on hand..

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Another great look here with that torching. I get the beginners luck, its like the first time I make something is the best after that I seem to never quite get it the same again. Keep it up these are looking great.

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