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Bruce Sizemore’s newest venture, More Golf, is inspired by Detroit

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MORE GOLF Milled putter

When it comes to putter design there are a lot of designers and creators known by a single name—Karsten, Scotty, Bettinardi, and now Toulon. But there are many more out there creating beautifully unique and perfectly machined designs like Bruce Sizemore of More Golf.

With More Golf, Bruce is launching an ultra-premium golf equipment startup that will bring design and manufacturing of the world’s finest golf equipment to Michigan (notice I didn’t just say putters, but we’ll touch on that later).


More Golf’s initial offering is The Detroit Collection, a limited-edition release of just 99 ultra-premium putters that were created from start to finish in the city of Detroit.

More Golf founder Bruce Sizemore:

“With The Detroit Collection, our first commercial project, we wanted to make a statement about the city of Detroit. Detroit is an incubator of transformative artistry and design. Maybe more than anything, it’s a place with a bold vision for the future. We created The Detroit Collection to offer the ultimate combination of precision manufacturing, artistry, design, and of course, boldness.”

Behind the Design

Each one-of-a-kind putter features a Mokume Gane insert. What is that? Let me explain. Mokume Gane is an ancient Japanese art form that dates back to the 16th century. Originally, this meticulous metal-making method was used to construct ornate hilts (handles) on samurai swords by layering metal and fusing it close to its melting point. It translates roughly to “wood grain metal” and by looking at the insert, it’s easy to understand why.

Mokume Gane inserts for The Detroit collection putters are crafted from 14 layers of the purest copper and silver to create a look and feel that is completely unique. Through heating and pressure, the copper and silver are bonded to form a solid billet of material which will then become the insert.

To create the unique ornamentation of each putter insert, the Mokume Gane billet is hand-carved to establish a three-dimensional surface pattern before being forged and then milled flat. The resulting “starburst effect” present in each insert is the result of the different layers of materials expressing their distinct character on the surface. These putters are almost more about creating a functioning piece of art than a day to day workhorse.

“The unique fingerprint of each putter can never be duplicated because of the hand-crafted intricacies of Mokume Gane. It can never be reproduced.” Bruce Sizemore

Ordering & spec details

The Detroit Collection putter heads and necks are 100 percent CNC Milled from a solid billet of 303 stainless material to the tightest tolerances. The head and/or necks of the putters can be customized in one of two finishes: Satin Pearl or Patina. Each Mokume insert is available in one of two finishes: Raw Mokume or Belgian Black Patina. Length, loft, and lie angle will be customized to order. Custom laser etching will also available of each one of these 99 putters.

Each putter will also be equipped with a proprietary putter shaft from Oban that was developed specifically for More Golf. Each putter shaft is created from a seamless Japanese braided steel tube that’s extruded to its final shape to offer the highest level of quality and feel.

Details don’t stop at the putter head either, More Golf also collaborated with U.S.-based Best Grips to create signature putter grips and headcovers for The Detroit Putter Collection. All Best Grips headcovers and grips are handmade from the finest cowhide, to offer golfers a distinctive look and a premium feel.

How to get yours

The Detroit Collection putters start at $2,500 (USD) and can be reserved through the More Golf website: MOREGOLFUSA.COM. Golfers who want to make their putter truly one of a kind can schedule a 1-on-1 design consultation with Bruce Sizemore.

A little More info on More Golf

The Metro Detroit-based golf startup is currently developing the world’s only full line of golf clubs that are manufactured in the United States. With 10 industry-first technologies, More Golf is poised to change the way golfers think about their games.

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  1. M Songe

    Oct 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I like the style and shape but it’s a $20 chunk of steel for $2500? Might be from Detroit but priced like a used car.

  2. TomAce

    Oct 9, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Really trying to compete with King Cameron in this space?

  3. JD

    Oct 9, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    I think I’d rather buy a foreclosed house in Detroit with my $2,500

  4. HKO

    Oct 9, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    jesus putting christ

  5. Charlie Waffles

    Oct 9, 2019 at 11:52 am

    As P.T. Barnum would always say..

    How true it is!!

  6. Gary McCormick

    Oct 9, 2019 at 10:54 am

    That fancy metalwork is pretty and all, it if it doesn’t help you make more putts, what’s the point?

  7. JP

    Oct 9, 2019 at 10:32 am

    With putters starting at $2,500, this startup will be closing its doors very soon.

    They better not be a one trick pony.

  8. dat

    Oct 9, 2019 at 9:23 am

    That’s funny.

  9. DB

    Oct 9, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Excellent craftsmanship, but looks like a piece of jewelry. People will actually game these? I doubt it. The starting price is $2500? Oh, OK. Haha. No.

  10. Joe

    Oct 9, 2019 at 9:03 am

    You gotta have a gimmick….

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Open to other options as well.

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