Kevin Burns is the best

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  • NixLix26NixLix26 Posts: 334 ✭✭
    The eyes look different though. Gotta give credit. I would love to see that on a behind the club camera angle to win the Masters this April.
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  • pakpak Posts: 128 ✭✭
    I don’t mind the eyes. I’m not a huge fan of both sight lines. To me it would be best to only have one on the top line. Just my opinion. KB makes some of the smoothest putters on the market.
  • burns9304burns9304 Members Posts: 332 ✭✭
    I've known Kevin through putters since the late 90s when I was a high schooler that worked all summer to get a 9304. He has always made some of the best putters, if not the best putters in the world, but he has also been a very unique/odd character. He always marches to the beat of his own drum but he also accepts nothing but the best possible out of his products. The eye theme he seems to be going with fit the man to a tee if you have had much interaction with him. I will always cherish and never sell any of my KB putters.
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  • Matt JMatt J Members Posts: 8,663 ✭✭
    At least you can't see the eyes at address. I could play one.
  • Rob McHughRob McHugh Rob ClubWRX Posts: 968 ClubWRX


    Are the eyes sticker's?




    Good thought actually - one would hope so!



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  • Rob McHughRob McHugh Rob ClubWRX Posts: 968 ClubWRX
    Love my KB's, here are a few of them. The 9304 is what Ole won the Masters with and this is the commemorative putter - beautiful sole work. Both this model and the 9303 have a copper insert - behind the face! You have to love and admire that kind of workmanship - I have tried to capture the 'hidden' insert in the photo of the 9303. The last is a pretty rare beast, the 9303 Long Neck model. It differs from the standard 9303 in that it is full stainless without the insert. I have not seen anything of his new designs, but these putters have beautiful lines and set up wonderfully at address.



    Rob
  • sm_wattssm_watts Members Posts: 633 ✭✭
    Rob McHugh wrote:


    Love my KB's, here are a few of them. The 9304 is what Ole won the Masters with and this is the commemorative putter - beautiful sole work. Both this model and the 9303 have a copper insert - behind the face! You have to love and admire that kind of workmanship - I have tried to capture the 'hidden' insert in the photo of the 9303. The last is a pretty rare beast, the 9303 Long Neck model. It differs from the standard 9303 in that it is full stainless without the insert. I have not seen anything of his new designs, but these putters have beautiful lines and set up wonderfully at address.



    Rob




    I'm almost afraid to ask, but...

    1) how many putters do you own????!!!!

    and 2) how on earth could you possibly choose a single putter to play from your collection on any given day???? image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • Rob McHughRob McHugh Rob ClubWRX Posts: 968 ClubWRX
    sm_watts wrote:

    Rob McHugh wrote:


    Love my KB's, here are a few of them. The 9304 is what Ole won the Masters with and this is the commemorative putter - beautiful sole work. Both this model and the 9303 have a copper insert - behind the face! You have to love and admire that kind of workmanship - I have tried to capture the 'hidden' insert in the photo of the 9303. The last is a pretty rare beast, the 9303 Long Neck model. It differs from the standard 9303 in that it is full stainless without the insert. I have not seen anything of his new designs, but these putters have beautiful lines and set up wonderfully at address.



    Rob




    I'm almost afraid to ask, but...

    1) how many putters do you own????!!!!

    and 2) how on earth could you possibly choose a single putter to play from your collection on any given day???? image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />


    I will answer both questions.



    Firstly, to be honest, sometimes when I am in bed of a night I try to account them all in my head and normally get lost or fall asleep :-) I sort of like that because it reminds me of a line from one of my favourite books - 'The Leopard' by Giuseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa an Italian nobleman who wrote just the one book - a masterpiece. In the book somebody asks him how many rooms his villa has and he replies with words to the effect: "if a man actually knows how many rooms his villa has, he is not really wealthy" ha ha ha. I hasten to add that I do not have a 'villa' nor am I 'really wealthy'!



    Secondly, as I have stated here before, when it comes to deciding which putter to use, I am like an under 10's football coach - every kid gets a run and if they do good they might get another go the next week! :-)



    Thank you for the kind words.



    Rob
  • KonkliferKonklifer Thinkin' of a master plan... location, location.Members Posts: 7,802 ✭✭
    I have spoken to Kevin a couple of times over the years. He will customize any of his designs to your liking. Stamping, no stamping, graphics, etc. He will even mill you a one piece putter (most of his putters today are two piece offerings). He does a lot on Instagram and responds in a timely manner to any inquiries.



    I've had a number of KB's over the years and am down to just two. My 9306 is the best Anser style putter ever made IMO: one piece, all carbon with light milling and perfect stampings.



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  • daleheaddalehead Members Posts: 1,441 ✭✭
    NixLix26 wrote:


    The eyes look different though. Gotta give credit. I would love to see that on a behind the club camera angle to win the Masters this April.




    If that happens there will be a year long waiting list for Kevin Burns putters. And some of the guys complaining here about the eyes will be on it.
  • nova6868nova6868 Members Posts: 4,686 ✭✭
    edited Dec 1, 2018 #42
    This putter is incredible. What does Kevin say is the difference between his one-piece and two-piece designs? Feel? Looks? Personal preference?







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  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,282 ✭✭
    nova6868 wrote:


    Someone stage an intervention. image/busted_cop.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':busted_cop:' />





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    The eyes turn an otherwise stunning putter into something that looks like a novelty putter, but I would buy that headcover in a minute.
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  • haakzillahaakzilla Haakzilla Members Posts: 363 ✭✭
    edited Dec 1, 2018 #44
    Not sure if you can embed Facebooks posts so I am going to attempt this below:



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    Kevin Burns Golf
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    10 years ago, Kevin Burns developed a revolutionary new way to fit an individual using a two part connecting system. One part is a biometric fitting arm that has an adjustable golf shaft that moves up, down, back and forward. Attached to the arm is a LED computer screen with an image of a putter head and ball. When the customer is set the fitter will capture the exact head weight, lie angle and length information. On the second part of this system, an ordinary laptop computer.

    The accuracy of this fitting machine is second to none. The weight is calculated using a bell formula, developed by Kevin himself. Lie angle is calculated within 1/6 of a degree and length is guaranteed to be within 0.003 inches. Unlike our competition we gather exact data to truly craft a putter that is specifically made for you. #kbgolf @ San Jose, California

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  • KonkliferKonklifer Thinkin' of a master plan... location, location.Members Posts: 7,802 ✭✭
    edited Dec 4, 2018 #45
    nova6868 wrote:


    This putter is incredible. What does Kevin say is the difference between his one-piece and two-piece designs? Feel? Looks? Personal preference?







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    He claims there is no difference and it allows him to make a custom putter on the spot.



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  • haakzillahaakzilla Haakzilla Members Posts: 363 ✭✭
    edited Dec 13, 2018 #46
    ...maybe this idea will stick! Seems better than the eyes?




    Just like a car, you can customize your license plate to give it more of a personal feel. Available soon and only on the Everyone’s Collection. #kbgolf@ San Jose, California



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  • KonkliferKonklifer Thinkin' of a master plan... location, location.Members Posts: 7,802 ✭✭
    That's the point I made earlier in the thread. He'll do any stamping you want. Nothing is mandatory except his name (signature, KB golf logo) somewhere on it.



    I do like the license plate idea.
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  • nova6868nova6868 Members Posts: 4,686 ✭✭
    edited Jan 22, 2019 9:18pm #48
    Seems like most of his recent putters (at least the ones on Instagram) have this vertical mill pattern on the face. Has the appearance of an insert but I'm assuming it's not.





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  • Mr. HoganMr. Hogan Posts: 1,289 ✭✭
    edited Jan 22, 2019 9:58pm #49
    Apparently still no website. Incredible.



    I've been following Kevin Burns since about 2008 and I'm amazed he's still making putters. I wonder if he made his money elsewhere and this is a hobby? He seems talented in designing putters but not so much in terms of business sense. It seems he pops up for an interview every few years talking about his next big project but nothing really pans out.
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  • KonkliferKonklifer Thinkin' of a master plan... location, location.Members Posts: 7,802 ✭✭
    Mr. Hogan wrote:


    Apparently still no website. Incredible.



    I've been following Kevin Burns since about 2008 and I'm amazed he's still making putters. I wonder if he made his money elsewhere and this is a hobby? He seems talented in designing putters but not so much in terms of business sense. It seems he pops up for an interview every few years talking about his next big project but nothing really pans out.




    I've been following him even longer and I agree.
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  • SnodorkSnodork Members Posts: 471 ✭✭
    Revisiting this thread - just picked up a KB 9303LN midslant.



    Non-insert version. Rolls pretty good, a real gamer - contemplating getting it refinished and reshafted with a ust frequency putter shaft.



    Love the face balance too
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  • pcedenspcedens Posts: 77 ✭✭
    Konklifer wrote:


    No one has ever made better putters. Great insight and pulls no punches, regardless whether it's putter makers, golf companies, or tour players. Good Sergio story at 18:45.



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  • nova6868nova6868 Members Posts: 4,686 ✭✭
    edited Feb 8, 2019 11:29pm #54
    With his new two-piece designs you can see the lie angle printed on the neck of the putter. I have noticed nearly all of them (on Instagram) are in the range of 72-74. Interesting. Does he just tend to fit people into more upright putters?
  • MattM97MattM97 Members Posts: 210 ✭✭
    I came across his IG page earlier this year and really like his work. I plan to get one eventually just not sure which style. The no website doesn't help and sometimes limited pics on his IG make it hard too.



    Maybe next year or the year after will be the time when I get a KB putter, just have to narrow it down and maybe have a back and forth with Kevin over what I want.
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  • KonkliferKonklifer Thinkin' of a master plan... location, location.Members Posts: 7,802 ✭✭
    I messaged him a few weeks ago. He says he's been designing and filling orders which has led to delays. He has one more model to perfect, then he can take pics for the new site. Said he hoped to wrap that up by the end of January.



    It will still be a while.
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  • nova6868nova6868 Members Posts: 4,686 ✭✭
    nova6868 wrote:


    Seems like most of his recent putters (at least the ones on Instagram) have this vertical mill pattern on the face. Has the appearance of an insert but I'm assuming it's not.





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    Just to update the thread, apparently this is a copper insert.



    I will probably order a new putter eventually, but agree that it would be nice to look at the website just to see all the heads, necks, and different options listed. It's hard to order something custom when you aren't completely sure about all the available options.
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    Great putters, not a great business model.
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  • Forged4everForged4ever Putting is 98%+ Mental..... ClubWRX Posts: 15,599 ClubWRX
    nova6868 wrote:


    I'm not sure what's going on. I follow him on IG and it seems like he still doesn't have a website. However, he is making putters with custom eyes available. Haha. OK. I mean, I think his designs are great. He makes some really clean looking stuff. Just have no idea what's going on with the eyes. I actually find it a little creepy. Haha.







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    I love the “For EVERYONE’S Use Only,” lmao



    That’s somethin that I’d put, lolol



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