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17 Quick Questions with Byron Morgan

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I recently caught up with Byron Morgan, one of the most talented putter craftsmen on the planet.

If you have already rolled a Byron, you’ll now where I am coming from. If you have never rolled an 006 or an 007, you owe it to yourself to try one out. You’ll be buying one shortly thereafter. I own a few Byron 007 putters and consider them to be top-notch flat sticks.

Byron Morgan himself, to us internet golf forum surfers anyway, may be a sort of enigma.  He appears to be more visible in his shop rather than on the net, which is pretty cool, considering three quarters of his current putter sales is via the internet. Many of us will never have the unique opportunity of stopping by his shop in Coastal California to see what he has going.

Oh yes,  Mr. Morgan remains quite accessible, despite the fact that he turns out fewer flat sticks in a month than you would think. It makes my own Byron putter feel ever so much more special. Let’s take a quick look and see what is up with Byron.

1. How are things going for Byron putters right now?

Things are very good.

2. Is the state of the current economy hurting putter sales?

No.

3. Are sales stronger in the United States or Japan?

Japan.

4. Tell me about the Channel Islands putter and how it came about?

I made a handmade for Drew (drewspin) ; he showed me his ideas and I made him the putter.

Frontal view of the new Channel Islands (inspired by Drew) Byron putter.

5. Has it been well received by your loyal putter fans?

Yes.

Wow, this is one cool putter. The Byron Channel Islands at your service.

6. Are things much more hectic without Drew helping out anymore?

No.

7. Will Turfsurfer.com ever come to fruition?

Byronputters.com is coming.

8. If it does, will there be putters in stock at all times?

Yes, the 006 and the 007 models will be in stock.

This black rainbow finish looks hot on this 007 model putter.

9. Not including customs, approximately how many putters does Byron turn out in a month’s time?

100 putters per month is about all I can make.

10.  How many “custom” putters do you turn out in a month?

15-25 custom putters per month.

11.  Hey Byron, what do you have  in your golf bag?

Driver – Callaway FT-5,  VS 88 shaft
3 wood – Taylor Made V Steel
5 wood – Taylor Made V Steel
Irons – Ping Eye 2
Wedges – Ping Eye 2
Putter –  Byron SBE Prototype

12. How accessible is Byron at his workshop and can passers by and John Q. Public stop in unannounced?

Yes they can stop in the shop.

The new Byron Longneck Baja 006 putter finished in oil can.

13. What are your top five favorite golf courses that you have ever played?

a. Pebble Beach
b. Olympic Club
c. Pasatiempo
d. Torrey Pines
e. Los Serranos South

14. What would you say if I told you (and I did!) that I sold off all my Cameron putters and even traded  in a customized Newport (I did!) in that was hand stamped with my name because I like his product so much better now?

Thank you very much!

15. Is there anything else that is new coming out from Byron?

The Captain Morgan headcover.

The new Captain Morgan putter head cover.

You’ll need this Cpatain Morgan prototype putter for your new headcover.

16.  Aside from his own stuff, what types of putters does Byron own or appreciate?

The Ping Anser Scottsdale, George Low Bristol, Tommy Armour IMG5 and others…

17. Are most of the current putter sales sold via the world-wide web or word of mouth?

75% of the sales are via the web and 25% are word of mouth.

My personal and current Byron gamer, the 007 in American Stainless Steel.

Byron putters are available in a variety of styles, if you like putters a lot, do your self a very big favor and see what Byron Morgan has to offer. Can’t afford that coveted 009? Well, Byron might just have something custom and well within your price range. If you don’t see anything that catches your eye immediately,  go large and have Byron make you a handmade flat stick. In the meantime, stay tuned for Byronputters.com.

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Top photos from the Farmers Insurance Open

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GolfWRX was live on the range, on-course,  and in the tour trucks at Torrey Pines this week, and we have a forum full of photos for our efforts!

While you can feast on all our galleries in the forums, we’re serving up an appetizer of some of the most interesting shots from the famed California course.

Some superb stamping from Vokey’s Aaron Dill on Ben Taylor’s SM8 wedges.

The Cobra tour department’s wedge efforts are, in the words of Judge Smails, “no slouch!” Justin Suh’s 52 and 58-degree Cobra King wedges.

A look at the spread of new Odyssey Triple Track putters

Rickie Fowler’s prototype Cobra blades and carry bag combo

A new camo grip from SuperStroke among the usual suspects in the Traxion lineup

The chalk! A few of TaylorMade’s Spider X photos in a chalk finish

A darling of the GolfWRX forums: Ping’s Blueprint irons

Check out all our galleries from the Farmers Insurance Open below

General galleries

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And check out the discussion thread here to see what WRXers are saying

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PGA Show 2020: Demo Day recap

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The GolfWRX crew are on the ground at this week’s PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando primed to deliver bundles of content to our members from the annual gearhead junkie extravaganza all week long.

On Tuesday, it was the show’s Demo Day from Orange County National Golf Center, and we got an up-close and in-hand look at the latest and greatest in the world of golf equipment. Here’s a recap of what our team got their hands on from Demo Day.

5 eye-catching shots from Demo Day:

Great look at Cobra’s T-Rail iron/hybrid from address.

Callaway’s Mavrik.

A close look at Lamkin’s new Calibrate grips for 2020.

Titleist’s T400 iron.

AmzingCre Golf doing their very unique thing.

Our forums are jam-packed with photographs of all the best that yesterday’s Demo Day had to offer. Here’s what our crew snapped on Tuesday.

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2020 PGA Show Demo Day: AlphaRD Carts, Orange Whip, Bushnell, Tough Lie, Cheetah Carts, Nikon

2020 PGA Show Demo Day: PRGR, Docus Design

2020 PGA Show Demo Day: Fourteen, Nippon, Daiwa

2020 PGA Show Demo Day: Graphite Design, Square Shoes, AmazingCre Golf, Fling Golf

Here’s a look at what has grabbed our member’s attention from Demo Day:

Seve0992: “The Honma blade looks as nice as any I have seen so far.”

No_Catchy_Nickname: “Docus make some really funky designs. I’d say both those irons are relatively understated for them.”

mBiden2: “(Srixon) Z forged definitely looking like they’ll be in the bag this upcoming year.”

jwadds19: “I think this one is the one I am most excited to learn about. Skytrak comparisons should be fun.”

Pmookie: “Those Srixon wedges!!!!”

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Additionally, you can snack on some photo and video morsels—including the “3-Shot Challenge”—on our Instagram and in our Instagram stories.

Brian Knudson checking out a new Ping G710 iron.

GolfWRX had all the bases covered on Demo Day at the PGA Merchandise Show, and the team will be live for the rest of the week’s action, so stay tuned for more great content from the Major of the Golf Business.

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GolfWRX’s 2020 PGA Merchandise Show coverage: What’s ahead

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GolfWRX staffers are presently scouring the range at the Orange County National Golf Center for PGA Show Demo Day. You can snack on some photo and video morsels—including the “3-Shot Challenge”—on our Instagram and in our Instagram stories.

Johnny Wunder testing the new Titleist T100-S irons (video in our Instagram story)

The crew have also gotten quick demos of the Cobra SZ Extreme driver, Titleist T400 irons, and an impressive new driver from Tour Edge so far as well as the new Callaway Mavrik and Mizuno ST200G drivers.

This evening, we’ll begin loading up the forums with photos from Demo Day.

We’ll post our daily recap pieces, along with takeaways from the crew on the ground, and when we see an absolute showstopper, we’ll do a deeper dive in article form.

Brian Knudson checking out a new Ping G710 iron.

Stay tuned!

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