I got Mann-handled!
brad Members Posted: WRX Points: 55Posts: 81 Fairways
A big thanks to Lamont!I picked up a putter sometime last year off of putter-swap, it just seemed to catch my eye. I worked out a pretty good deal on it and pulled the trigger from a really good guy who was sad to see the putter go but happy it went to a good home.
this was the putter:
That's heavy putter.
I swapped a couple of emails with Lamont in AZ (golfluvzme, mannkrafted.com) a few months ago as I was going to be taking a trip down to Gold Canyon and was hoping to drop by his shop and see where the magic happened. He happily invited me over to his 4000 square foot, state of the art, putter refinishing studio....okay maybe I added a zero...or two to that number /biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
Some background on the putter is that I wanted to do something for my daughter, who has some health issues. The theory would be that when she's old enough, I would give it to her. Lamont was more than happy to help out and was incredible to work with.
I dropped off the putter at his shop last Wednesday, hung around for awhile and talked shop, looked at the putter-**** on his workbench, and sketched my vision for the putter. By Saturday he was finished the project /partytime2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':partytime2:' /> .
I wanted to change the bumper stamps, initials, paint fill, and take the putter head from a hefty 369 to down to approximately 350grams. The milling work and finish after Lamont had finished was absolutely first class. Incredible customer service and contact with Lamont. He and his wonderful wife (she does all of the paint fill work) took some creative license with the putter as well and I think the final result is fantastic. I even managed to play a round with it and it felt fantastic with the new head weight.
Here she is:
The Sole milling to take out extra weight, super clean job. Created a perfect spot for some stamping I wanted done. Final head weight came down to 353g. Perfect.
If you've got a flatstick in need of a buff up or a radical change, Lamont is the guy to talk to. I plan on an annual project with him...and maybe sneak another look at the "Roger 9" /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
Thanks again Lamont!
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