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Anyone that got hosed by Olsen thought about suing him? I know the cost of the lawsuit may not be worth it compared to the cost of the putter but it would force him to show up to court and at least address the situation? Even a letter from a lawyer might provoke action. As others have mentioned, taking money and not delivering is fraud. 

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14 hours ago, 03trdblack said:

Anyone that got hosed by Olsen thought about suing him? I know the cost of the lawsuit may not be worth it compared to the cost of the putter but it would force him to show up to court and at least address the situation? Even a letter from a lawyer might provoke action. As others have mentioned, taking money and not delivering is fraud. 

I'm sure there's quite a few lawyers on here,maybe one could draft up a quick letter 

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11 hours ago, BobbyLite said:

Sooo much irony in this post of his. Truly a shame he isn't receiving the customer service he hoped for 😭
 

Side note - I am not one who typically calls out grammatical errors but holy hell. 

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This dude kills me with the posts slagging off the software everyday, he could have his pick of really good CAM software for the price of a handful of his putters, this software is basically free and he's giving them a hard time!!

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Just when I thought I couldnt like him less, what a lampshade.

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3 hours ago, Wonderboy said:

No way I would pay full price for a custom putter and then wait half the year to get it and have little to no communication in between.  I would go with someone else who is more responsive.  

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I'm curious if Olsen, lamb or the new gen putter guys who rely highly on programmed CNC milling can mill a putter from a raw billet with an old school mill like this.  The hands in the pic belong to Lumpy of Xenon.

 

 

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7 hours ago, LionGolfer said:

I'm curious if Olsen, lamb or the new gen putter guys who rely highly on programmed CNC milling can mill a putter from a raw billet with an old school mill like this.  The hands in the pic belong to Lumpy of Xenon.

 

 

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Doubt it honestly.

 

Side story to keep it Olson related, some dude for some stupid reason in a Swag group said Olson does handmade putters. Apparently welding a neck is hand made, he got laughed at.

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On 8/29/2021 at 7:08 AM, LionGolfer said:

I'm curious if Olsen, lamb or the new gen putter guys who rely highly on programmed CNC milling can mill a putter from a raw billet with an old school mill like this.  The hands in the pic belong to Lumpy of Xenon.

 

 

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Probably not, but does it matter? It seems anyone with the funds and knowledge can make a decent milled putter with the machinery available. Honestly, an anser is an anser, and the sub70 putters look great! I think it really comes down two things 1.) the finishing, attention to detail and custom add-ons that make it feel special/unique and of high quality.  2.) The responsiveness/customer service.

 

Obviously, there is an extreme lack of one of these here, and just being up front with customers and not asking for full payment (just a deposit for materials) would go a long way.

 

Its very similar in other professions with high demand custom work. Consider tattoo artists in high demand...you go in for a consult, put down a significant deposit and the artist says I will be in touch in 6 months to schedule your appointment 6 months in advance. At that point you acknowledge its going to be awhile and put down the deposit or you say I'm not willing to wait that long and you go somewhere else. But if you really want something from that artist, you are willing to wait and pay for it. The difference is the transparency and managing expectations.

 

That aside, some of the customs Olson has been posting on Insta have been insanely gorgeous. There is a real artistry and beauty there, and while other makers make high quality customs....those really appear to be a step above. 

 

I like/love golf equipment just as much as anyone on this website, but as the kids say "these hit different". If I'm ever in the position to spend a metric "f"-ton on golf clubs....I'd commission a pimped out Olson. But as long as I just buying clubs to actually play...I'll go somewhere else.

 

Do kids really say that or am I the old dude shouting at the moon?

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On 8/29/2021 at 7:08 AM, LionGolfer said:

I'm curious if Olsen, lamb or the new gen putter guys who rely highly on programmed CNC milling can mill a putter from a raw billet with an old school mill like this.  The hands in the pic belong to Lumpy of Xenon.

 

 

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The number of guys who can truly make a 100% hand milled putter is probably getting a lot smaller. It's a bit of a lost art. Hand milled "features" such as a hand milled face, welded neck, weld bead, etc. are as "hand milled" as things get nowadays. 

 

Unfortunately I don't think that matters. The demand for it a small. Precision sells. 

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14 hours ago, Scotty1140 said:

 

The number of guys who can truly make a 100% hand milled putter is probably getting a lot smaller. It's a bit of a lost art. Hand milled "features" such as a hand milled face, welded neck, weld bead, etc. are as "hand milled" as things get nowadays. 

 

Unfortunately I don't think that matters. The demand for it a small. Precision sells. 

 Precision indeed sells but what sells is not necessarily better.

 

I think you captured it best when you said "It's a bit of a lost art."  Will Patek and Lange face this challenge soon enough with the smart watch? They've managed to resist the G-shocks of the world and consistently increase their premiums every year, even in these times.

 

I still cherish hand art work and its imperfections and do pay a premium for it.  

 

Michaelangelo's sistine chapel.. if it was possible and you had the capacity and want to own it, would you get that or have an AI recreate it and take out all imperfections, or an NFT of it? I'd definitely take the first option and maybe the 3rd but not the AI perfect recreation.  To each his own of course.

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On 8/30/2021 at 3:18 PM, Scotty1140 said:

 

The number of guys who can truly make a 100% hand milled putter is probably getting a lot smaller. It's a bit of a lost art. Hand milled "features" such as a hand milled face, welded neck, weld bead, etc. are as "hand milled" as things get nowadays. 

 

Unfortunately I don't think that matters. The demand for it a small. Precision sells. 

I think only Cushman and Legend are the newer guys still turning handles, I'm sure there are others but they spring to mind (and do some really nice work!!)

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