August 7th, 2007
I wanted to let you guys in on some of the recent happenings at the Putter Studio. Last week, I had a request from one of my favorite Tour players for a new putter. He loves his limited BBC, but was looking for something new. BBC stands for Billet Block Copper. I only made 50 of these for the world, and it’s a putter with a truly unique look, feel, and metal composition.
Since I no longer make the BBC, I designed a sister putter called the 009 BBCX, for Xperimental. It’s a 009 head, but without a neck. The original BBC had a plumbing neck. The 009 BBCX has a double-bend shaft-in setup, and I utilize the bend in the shaft to give it the same amount of offset a plumbing neck would have from address. I milled out pockets in the sole and filled them with tungsten weights. This allowed me to keep the head size and weight normal while compensating for the lack of a neck.
The 009 BBCX has a unique sound and feel because of the copper design and the beached sound slot. I’d say the sound is crisp. By the way, I sent this to the pro last week and in the first round of competition he shot 66. I thought you’d find this interesting, and I’m glad I could share it with you. Thanks for stopping by the Blog. I hope you enjoy the slideshow.
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