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Gear Dive: Kevin Burns explains why he didn’t sell out, and he opens up about the putter industry

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Putter maker Kevin Burns discusses why he fell out of the main stream, and explains the struggles of marketing against the bigger companies. It’s a fascinating and highly opinionated interview that will shed some light on just how hard it is to succeed in the putter business regardless of the quality of your product.

Listen to the full podcast on SoundCloud below, or click here to listen on iTunes.

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  1. Frank

    Apr 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    This guy is a total and complete joke. Copies Ping and calls it “His” and lives in the shadows of Scotty Cameron and others who are a success and made it in the industry. Has a huge chip on his shoulder and envies Scotty, Tyson, Bettinardi etc…

    Has never formed an original thought and consistently rips others ideas and claims them as his own.

    Embarrassment to the industry.

  2. Zack

    Jun 13, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Kevin comes across as a little bitter with the success of other putter makers (as he calls them) who jazz up existing putter models. I’m sure Kevin makes a great putter but aesthetically, his putters have conflicting lines and geometry.

  3. Dave r

    May 19, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Yes pls print it

  4. Jamie

    May 17, 2018 at 10:43 am

    A milled Ping Anser with the pro platinum finish and a custom stamp? What a visionary!

  5. Jack

    May 16, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Kbputters.com doesn’t work for me. Anyone else try?

  6. Joe

    May 16, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    CNC milling is old technology. Kevin Burns may know a lot about milling putters, but that’s like knowing a whole lot about how to develop 35mm camera film when everyone’s cell phone has a digital camera in it.

    3D printing is the future.

  7. Mart

    May 15, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Please please please stop the stupid podcast…. it’s a website, I want to read.

  8. Geoff

    May 15, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    That pic is mine of my 9306.

    • steve

      May 15, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      I have the newer improved 9316 model…. so mine is better than yours… 😛

  9. Garth

    May 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    I live on the east coast.

    How do I get a putter if I did decide I wanted one?

    • steve

      May 15, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      Go to the west coast… aka the left coast… 😀

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