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Very sad news indeed.  Thank you for passing along.  I only owned one of his putters for a while, a beautiful copper Channel Islands.  He will certainly be missed and his contributions won't be forgotten.

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Sad to hear this.  Glad I had the opportunity to build a putter with him.  Rest In Peace… 

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Mizuno JPX 919 Tours 3-PW Project X 6.0's

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Definitely very sad, I had 1 of his putters briefly and while it didn't last long in my collection it started my love and addiction for putters. I always admired his work as it inspired a lot of the custom putters I had built. I was planning on buying a custom from him in the future as a reminder of what started my collection. 

 

 

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3W: 13.5° Ping G410 LST - Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75X

3H: 19° Ping G410 - Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

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Byron was not only great with putters he was a great guy and very humble person who was very approachable. He will be missed by many. 

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David Mills Custom torched Heritage SS flow neck
David Mills Custom Carbon flow neck Hertitage V2 with Nitride finish
David Mills GS Ming V3 flow neck
Byron Rincon DH89

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Rest in peace my friend.  I will miss our conversations and having lunch together at your favorite Taqueria.  😢

 

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Driver:  TaylorMade 300 Mini 11.5° (10.2°), Fujikura Ventus Blue 5S Velocore

3W:  TaylorMade M4 15°, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S

Hybrid:  TaylorMade Sim2 2 Iron Hybrid 17°, Mitsubishi Tensai AV Raw Blue 80 stiff

Irons:  Ben Hogan Icon blades 4-PW, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

GW / LW:  Scratch Golf 1018 forged 50°/ 58° DS, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

SW:  Callaway MD5 Jaws 54°, TT DG Tour Issue S200 115g wedge shaft

Putter: Byron Morgan DH89 GSS custom, Salty MidPlus cork grip

Grips: BestGrips Augusta Microperf leather slip on

 

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I'm sadden by the news. Even though I knew Byron was not doing well, I always thought he'd pull through and would return to make putters. I own 3 Byron Morgan sticks. 

 

My journey with Byron began in 2013. I was getting into custom putters. Byron's DH89 was the only legitimate alternative to Scotty 009. And I read Tai's comparison thread through and through (https://www.golfwrx.com/46467/scotty-cameron-009-vs-byron-morgan-dh89/)

 

I finally pulled the trigger in Thanksgiving 2013. I remember trying to finalize the order on Black Friday while out shopping with the family. I still remember the chaos. And I thought I was nuts to spend that much money on a golf club. LOL. 

 

A few years later, I custom ordered a 615 with "tai treatment" in later 2017. I want it exactly like Tiger's, i.e. vertical stamps, cherry bomb, etc. I played it in 2018. And guess what, 2018 is also the year Tiger got back into shape and won a few tournaments. 

 

I guess my only regret is not getting a 620. Always thought I'd have time. 

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Sad news and a Legend in the putter word now lost.  Rest in Peace.   

 

 

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19 minutes ago, golfluvzme said:

I received this news, about 4 hours ago and the words have not yet come to describe the loss.  He was a friend for the better part of the last 25 years and incredibly, we never met face to face.  Byron Morgan did more to influence and impact my world than anyone who is not a blood relative. 

His work and sheer presence in the putter world will be missed beyond words.

Rest in peace, my friend.

LaMont in AZ

Great tribute LaMont. 
 

 

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Wow, HUGE loss.  So very sorry to hear this.  RIP.

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6 minutes ago, btyh said:

Was Byron the sole builder of his putters? Or did he have a business partner/ team? Hopefully his love for the business and his company continues. 

Anything ‘Byron Morgan’ or ‘Byron Design’, yes it was a one man show. He did outsource a few finishes and had a machine shop mill the roughed heads but from that point it was all Byron. Older putters under the John Byron name were under the partnership of John Ortega and Byron Morgan. 

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Wow I’m speechless…RIP master

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Titleist TSi3 (20) | Project X HZRDUS RDX Black S
New Level NLU01 (21) | SteelFiber i110 Black Label S 1HS
Ballistic CB (4-PW) | SteelFiber i110 Black Label S 1HS
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He fitted me to a 006 at his HB studio many moons ago. He was a gentleman of the highest order and his knowledge and craftsmanship were legendary. I still have 3 of his John Byron era putters. My only regret is never having him make me a DH89. I've been sad all day. RIP.

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I never had a chance to work with him, but I did appreciate his work and style.  RIP

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This news saddens me. I had the good fortune of living near his shop when he was in Huntington Beach.  I walked into his shop without an appointment and we spent a good 15-20 minutes together.  We talked about putters and I putted on his indoor green.  I’m sure he was busy, but he had no qualms about spending time with me that day. I ordered a DH89 in mystic pearl finish in 2014 and it’s still my gamer today.  It’s such a good putter from a true gentleman and expert craftsman. RIP Byron. You will not be forgotten…

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 Very sad news indeed. I had the pleasure of working with him on a few custom putter builds, directly via email. Very concise and professional, every time. Top notch artisan and truly an expert at his craft. He will be sorely missed. I just wish I had gotten the chance to meet the man in the flesh, as many who knew him personally continue to sing his praises as a friend. Rest easy, Byron.

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