Has Anyone Heard of this putter?

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Gold's Factory Private Stock NO.2
I was just looking at some putters on ebay and I came across this putter. I was curious if anyone has tried it or even heard of it. It is absolutely an amazing looking putter tho. This is the ebay link for it as well http://cgi.ebay.ca/BRAND-NEW-TOUR-GOLDS-FA...bayphotohosting





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  • DRGJR72DRGJR72  2337WRX Points: 56Handicap: PGAMembers Posts: 2,337 Platinum Tees
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    Legit......One of the best putters out there.....handmade pureness from Japan!!!!



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  • hksaikunghksaikung  492WRX Points: 60Members Posts: 492 Bunkers
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    from the site of tourspecgolf:



    http://www.tourspecgolf.com/catalog/product-info-1107.html



    Description :



    Gold's Factory clubs are are the pinnacle of quality and high end clubs in Japan. Gold's Factory founder, master grinder and clubmaker M. Sasaya, hand makes and grinds all of his wedges from the finest forged steel from Himeji. Sasaya-san is famous for lending a hand in tuning some of the finest JDM clubs around including Moz Ishihara and Gauge Design Japan.



    Gold's Factory Private Stock #2 will be made in a very limited run only as has been the past for most of Sasaya-sans putters. It features a computer milled face, a standard 340g (approx) head with options to increase head weight. It has a loft of 5.5* and a lie angle of 70.5*. It features a face angle of 4* open. Standard length available is 34".



    All Gold's Factory Putters are hand made from soft steel. No two putters are exactly the same. Gold's Factory Putters are popular among Japanese pro tour players for their feel, balance and unique looks. Build your custom putter now!



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  • steve.fsteve.f  36WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 36
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    Thanks for the info guys... now if only i could afford something like that
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  • 502 to Right502 to Right Badds  8110WRX Points: 2Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 8,110 Titanium Tees
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    They say Scotty Cameron is copy cat? That putter could not look more similar to the Newport 2.
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    502 to Right wrote on Jun 18 2007, 10:23 AM:
    They say Scotty Cameron is copy cat? That putter could not look more similar to the Newport 2.






    I don't see where anyone claims that Scotty Cameron is a copy cat...but I doubt that they modeled this putter after the Newport 2.



    I guess technically speaking, almost everyone is a copy cat because all of the putters that have this shape is copying Karsten Solheim's original designs.



    Oh, and to answer the original poster's question: from what I have read about these putters from anyone that's owned one...they are second to none. It was a tough choice between a Gold's Factory, a custom Slighter, a TP Mills or the Copper Byron when I had a choice of putter to purchase recently with $500 to spend.
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  • freelanceterryfreelanceterry  815WRX Points: 97Members Posts: 815 Golden Tee
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    Don't see where people call Scotty a copy cat...?????



    If I was better at using the search feature I'd list about 10 links for you.

    Those threads are always a good read. image/clapping.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':shok:' />
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  • 502 to Right502 to Right Badds  8110WRX Points: 2Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 8,110 Titanium Tees
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    For the record, I think Scotty Cameron makes amazing putters. Everyone has copied Karsten Solheim's designs so I'm not calling out Scotty -- I just wanted to point out the fact that the putter above could not possibly look more like a Newport 2.
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    502 to Right wrote on Jun 18 2007, 07:28 PM:
    For the record, I think Scotty Cameron makes amazing putters. Everyone has copied Karsten Solheim's designs so I'm not calling out Scotty -- I just wanted to point out the fact that the putter above could not possibly look more like a Newport 2.




    Just by looking at pictures from Scotty's site, the first thing I notice is that the shoulders (I believe that's what it's called?) look different on the Gold's compared to the Newport 2. The differences are subtle, but definitely there. But let's not turn this into a Scotty Cameron vs. the world thread, let's talk Gold's Factory instead image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':shok:' />



    The no. 2 is a very sweet looking putter, Sasaya-san knows how to make a flatstick, that's for sure!
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  • drewspindrewspin  2996WRX Points: 1Charter Members Posts: 2,996 Titanium Tees
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    IMHO - if you need a putter with a 4* open face angle, it's time to spend some time working on your stroke.
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    steve.f wrote on Jun 18 2007, 01:08 AM:
    Legit......One of the best putters out there.....handmade pureness from Japan!!!!



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    With all due respect... that doesn't look hand made to me...
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    localfitch wrote on Jun 18 2007, 03:08 PM:
    steve.f wrote on Jun 18 2007, 01:08 AM:
    Legit......One of the best putters out there.....handmade pureness from Japan!!!!



    DG




    With all due respect... that doesn't look hand made to me...






    read the earlier post from hksaikung. image/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':shok:' />
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    localfitch wrote on Jun 18 2007, 09:08 PM:
    steve.f wrote on Jun 18 2007, 01:08 AM:
    Legit......One of the best putters out there.....handmade pureness from Japan!!!!



    DG




    With all due respect... that doesn't look hand made to me...






    I agree. Looks CNC-milled. All of the stamps shown above appear to be engraved.



    Hard to know exactly what exactly they mean "handmade". Maybe hand finished off the CNC machine?
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  • MrBlackMrBlack from Greek σαρκασμός (sarkasmos)  322WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 322
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    #1...if you can scrap together a little do', go to tourspec and get one...i think you can get it cheaper than this guy is selling it...and you can customize it (alot more $$$)



    a guy named akira had two for sale 6 months ago for just over $200...i got one of them...



    this is THE best putter out there for the money...i say for the money cause i have never putted with a $2000 cami...



    it is a rifle...point and shoot...if you put a good stroke on the ball, its going where you aimed it...amazing speed control on everything but really really really long putts (and thats probably just cause i suck)



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    oh...and best headcovers EVAR!!!



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  • gocchingocchin Living on a golf course in Japan  177WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 177
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    Sasaya-san makes some beauties... and like the description above, no two are alike, he is a master in Japan and custom putter maker as well as master wedge grinder... he's been making a lot of putters for TSG customers, I think choeppner may have picked one up as well. Very highly regarded in Japan for craftmanship and quality putters.



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  • localfitchlocalfitch  254WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 254
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    Are those Iomic grips? Some of the designs look decent... would be interested to see how they putt.
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  • gocchingocchin Living on a golf course in Japan  177WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 177
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    localfitch wrote on Jun 18 2007, 10:38 PM:
    Are those Iomic grips? Some of the designs look decent... would be interested to see how they putt.




    Yes Iomics made for Gold's Factory. Awesome roll and feel and very balanced putters.



    idrive over at TSG and here at WRX was a cameron user like many, but has since switched to Gold's... he had some feedback in this thread:

    http://www.tourspecgolf.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=24160

    and here:

    http://www.tourspecgolf.com/forum/index.ph...c=24567&hl=



    I think MrBlack had made a post (besides the one above) somewhere about his Gold's too.
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  • MrBlackMrBlack from Greek σαρκασμός (sarkasmos)  322WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 322
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    yeah...its like a nice crisp click like a cami, but soft...NEVER mushy, like the Gauge tended to be...



    grip if PERFECT...#2 woudl be ping blackout....



    anything inside of 20 ft. is makeable with this thing...forget out 5 fters....no doubt at all



    and i was NEVER like this before i got this putter...but when you stop missing 5 fters, you start to get confident...when you dont three putt a whole round, when you normally 3 or 4 jack them 10 times a round, you get confident





    like i said...the only thing that i find hard is really really long putts..like 50 fters...because its soft, its really hard to gauge the swing...and you have to hit hte ball pretty hard to not leave it short...but again...thats most likely just me







    oh...a few rounds ago, i hit a putt from about 15 ft. to 2 inches...the guy that was with me (a guy i work with) said, "holy sh&t!!! i have never seen the ball jump off the club face like that"



    that is how every center shot is
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    drewspin wrote on Jun 18 2007, 02:45 PM:
    IMHO - if you need a putter with a 4* open face angle, it's time to spend some time working on your stroke.




    Yeah, no kidding. Why would anyone want a putter that doesn't sole square. And 5.5* of loft? Is it for greens that stimp at 4.5?
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    sergizmo wrote on Jun 18 2007, 07:20 PM:
    drewspin wrote on Jun 18 2007, 02:45 PM:
    IMHO - if you need a putter with a 4* open face angle, it's time to spend some time working on your stroke.




    Yeah, no kidding. Why would anyone want a putter that doesn't sole square. And 5.5* of loft? Is it for greens that stimp at 4.5?






    then its a good thing he makes putters for every persons needs, and the list of customizable things are second to none.
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  • SpoonSpoon  2330WRX Points: 109Members Posts: 2,330 Platinum Tees
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    this is the creme dela creme. a bit to rich for my blood though. i would want to own one though in the future.
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  • rufus manglerrufus mangler  1740WRX Points: 178Members Posts: 1,740 Platinum Tees
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    Sorry. I just don't "see" it. I do like the bevel on the back edge of the sole though. Thoughtful.
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    MrBlack wrote on Jun 18 2007, 11:40 PM:
    when you normally 3 or 4 jack them 10 times a round




    Yikes. I'm glad you found a new putter to help improve that.
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  • MrBlackMrBlack from Greek σαρκασμός (sarkasmos)  322WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 322
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    drewspin wrote on Jun 19 2007, 06:52 AM:
    MrBlack wrote on Jun 18 2007, 11:40 PM:
    when you normally 3 or 4 jack them 10 times a round




    Yikes. I'm glad you found a new putter to help improve that.




    true story



    not that i dont three putt, but it has significantly cut down on distance dispersion...an no joke on the 5 fters. either...total continuous



    just the other day...front 9, no 3 putts...back nine 3 3 putts, and one of those was from 50 ft....rolled it right off the green image/vava.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



    unfortunatly, when i am not 3 putting, i like to top one iron shot a hole, so no improvement in the scores...yet
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    rufus mangler wrote on Jun 19 2007, 05:13 AM:
    Sorry. I just don't "see" it. I do like the bevel on the back edge of the sole though. Thoughtful.




    this coming from a guy that putts with a del mar 3.5...even i can make a putter than isnt symmetrical image/russian_roulette.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



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    alpha_pro wrote on Jun 19 2007, 02:45 AM:
    sergizmo wrote on Jun 18 2007, 07:20 PM:
    drewspin wrote on Jun 18 2007, 02:45 PM:
    IMHO - if you need a putter with a 4* open face angle, it's time to spend some time working on your stroke.




    Yeah, no kidding. Why would anyone want a putter that doesn't sole square. And 5.5* of loft? Is it for greens that stimp at 4.5?






    then its a good thing he makes putters for every persons needs, and the list of customizable things are second to none.




    OK, my mistake. I thought 4* open and 5.5* of loft was "standard" on these putters.



    As for customization being second to none, I doubt it. With the likes of Byron, Mills, Gianni, and Machine putters offering pretty much anything the customer wants, you may want to rethink that statement.
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    MrBlack wrote on Jun 19 2007, 07:22 PM:
    rufus mangler wrote on Jun 19 2007, 05:13 AM:
    Sorry. I just don't "see" it. I do like the bevel on the back edge of the sole though. Thoughtful.




    this coming from a guy that putts with a del mar 3.5...even i can make a putter than isnt symmetrical image/russian_roulette.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



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    Okay, now you crossed the line. The Del Mar 3.5 is a great design, admittedly patterned after the Wilson TPA XVIII, but a classic design nevertheless.



    Just because a putter is asymetrical does not mean it is easy to design or to make in a shape that fits the eye. (I think it's actually much harder). Witness this stunning handmade from Byron:



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    If you can make a putter, any putter, then stop the smack talk and step up and show your stuff.
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    sergizmo wrote on Jun 19 2007, 05:42 PM:
    OK, my mistake. I thought 4* open and 5.5* of loft was "standard" on these putters.



    As for customization being second to none, I doubt it. With the likes of Byron, Mills, Gianni, and Machine putters offering pretty much anything the customer wants, you may want to rethink that statement.






    not to be rude (like the second part of your statement), but you have no idea what sasaya san can do. he can pretty much do everything and anything the customer wants as well, but you will pay alot more than most. so i will stick to my statement that he is second to none. sorry if this offends you in any way, but i am entitled to my own opinion. some may agree and others wont, but thats the nature of almost anything.
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    drewspin wrote on Jun 19 2007, 06:24 PM:
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    that is a nice putter! image/idhitit.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> even if i never did putt well with that style of putter.
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    Gold's factory putters can be customized to fit every single persons needs.

    Lie angle, loft, design, material used, finish etc.



    I think these are great putters - and a long with a Byron Copper putter on top of my current putter wish list image/ok.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



    I also do believe that Gold's factory is what still remains of the famous Japanese brand called G-Field (Gauge Design) which unfortunately went bankrupt a couple of months ago.
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    Claus wrote on Jun 19 2007, 08:47 PM:
    Gold's factory putters can be customized to fit every single persons needs.

    Lie angle, loft, design, material used, finish etc.



    I think these are great putters - and a long with a Byron Copper putter on top of my current putter wish list image/ok.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



    I also do believe that Gold's factory is what still remains of the famous Japanese brand called G-Field (Gauge Design) which unfortunately went bankrupt a couple of months ago.






    wasnt golds factory around before g-field was? i dont think sasaya had anything to do with g-field putters. i could be wrong though.
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