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#1 dukediv2011

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:46 PM

I am thinking about a Custom Putter. Anybody have recommendations of companies to deal with (Byron, Machine, Low Tide, etc)?

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:50 PM

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:54 PM

Byron Morgan. He has great knowledge about putting and building a putter.  He will work with his customers to build a perfect putter. Want to design a putter, Byron's game.  He'll tackle a project like that, too!
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:11 PM

Lajosi is great putter maker I've never had so much confidence looking down at what he made me.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:25 PM

You are welcome. :)


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:40 PM

Personally Byron, however much of it will depend personal design tastes, budget, custom work wants, etc etc etc.
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:53 PM

Awesome list below.  My personal preference is Lajosi.

Have 3, will have more.  Have had two strangers buy from lajosi after seeing mine.  His stuff is *really* good.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:09 PM

Kari Lajosi or Lamont are true custom builders, everyone else are more of boutique putter makers.
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:20 PM

Byron or Machine would be my pick..I've ordered my first Byron a dh89, strongly considered the m10.  Both are absolute beautiful putters and both companies are a pleasure to deal with.  Really can't go wrong with either.
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:27 PM

The guys at Machine will go above and beyond to make you happy and the customizing is endless! I have spoke with Dave (owner) for 30 minutes on my lunch break. At the end of the conversation he said to me " I look forward to building your putter and I am going to have Chris take your order and work with you. If you have any questions feel free to call me at any time."

I have owned two other Machines, a Byron, and a Slighter.

Slighter is another great guy to work with and truely makes some great putters.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:32 PM

Byron Morgan, Kari Lajosi, David Mills are all great putter makers and excellent to work with.
A buddy of mine recently ordered a putter from C&L and said it was a pleasure to work with them as well.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:03 AM

 Frozenghost007, on 18 August 2014 - 08:09 PM, said:

Kari Lajosi or Lamont are true custom builders, everyone else are more of boutique putter makers.

At a high level, I'd agree with this.

Lajosi can literary build a putter based on napkin drawings, build a design for you based on written input or take one of his common heads and customize it with engravings and stamping.  Plus, it's a small thing, but he has SEVERAL plate types and finishes to use.

There are a few on that list that I have considered using instead of Lajosi.  After looking at options, desire and price, it's NEVER been close.  The ROI on a Lajosi is very very good.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:19 AM

I haven't had the pleasure of working with any of those putter builders, except Tom Slighter. He was fantastic to work with. Great custom design with LOTS of communication. I had never ordered a custom butter, nor spent that much on a putter before. Tom was very easy to work with.
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:39 AM

I have had custom putters made from Lajosi, Mannkrafted and Xenon. I have loved each of their products and they all offer a little different flavor. It's about you and what design you are after. For communication purposes it is nice to be able to talk to the maker directly when designing something very custom, so a maker here in the states is beneficial in this regard. Both Lamont from mannkrafted and Lumpy from Xenon are great to work with. Great guys!

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:51 AM

With over 150 putters I have putters by every mfg I CS. Think of.

Recently Lamont has made me putters working out of the box.
Completely out of the box, the results are awesome.

He's also  IMHO the most reasonably priced.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:02 AM

I own putters from Machine, Slighter, Xenon and Low Tide. I have also ownED a Byron, Betti and a couple of Lajosi putters.  I have no qualms recommending you go with any of the 4 makers that I still own.

Each has their own strengths and drawbacks and which is best for YOU really depends on what you want.  No absolute best for ALL imo.  Good luck in your search.
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:24 AM

I literally sent kari lajosi a napkin drawing and cant wait to see the final product. His putters are amazing...this will be my second

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:00 AM

 Frozenghost007, on 18 August 2014 - 08:09 PM, said:

Kari Lajosi or Lamont are true custom builders, everyone else are more of boutique putter makers.

I would not agree with that.  Have you seen Xenon's stuff?
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:34 PM

I've always been a Bettinardi guy but, after looking at all the websites listed on this thread, I think my next putter will be a Low Tide. $450 for a solid copper putter? Wow! They've got some pretty cool designs for reasonable prices.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 02:12 PM

 LionGolfer, on 19 August 2014 - 10:00 AM, said:

 Frozenghost007, on 18 August 2014 - 08:09 PM, said:

Kari Lajosi or Lamont are true custom builders, everyone else are more of boutique putter makers.

I would not agree with that.  Have you seen Xenon's stuff?

I have seen some of Xenon's creations that have been made with some incredible materials.  I would add Lumpy to the above mentioned.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:00 PM

I think it depends on what you are looking for.  For good customization and impeccable *fitting*, I would go with Edel.  For just pure customization, I really like the Mannkfrafted work.





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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:07 PM

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:43 AM

I've had a few and will never sell my Lajosi (that's saying a lot for me).

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 10:12 AM

I have been kicking around the idea of a custom putter.  I am left handed and would be interesting in a head shape something like a Scotty squareback or just a blade with a bigger flange.  I would want it to be center shafted.  What would I be looking at price wise.  I have no idea how much a custom putter will cost me.
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Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:28 PM

I would say machine putters for myself, but it really does depend on what your particular putter needs are.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:38 PM

From my personal experience, Byron and Xenon. Byron and Lumpy are without a doubt the most accessible people I have dealt with. If you want an original handmade putter for an unbelievable cost then call Lump at Xenon. Plus, you can get exotic material for a fraction of the cost... think Damascus handmade for under $700 to start. If you can dream it, Lump can make it. If it wasn't for some of the others mentioned on here not getting back to me in more than a weeks  time,  then I would never have reached out to Lumpy... blessing in disguise.

That being said, I have heard nothing but great things about Lamont and Lajosi... and with the AUD being much weaker than the USD you can get a lot of putter from Kari for not a lot of dough

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:43 PM

Although Byron Morgan is my favorite, from what I've seen, Tom Slighter came make just about any *thought* you have happen.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 10:55 PM

I've become a Bettinardi guy over the years. Ive never done a custom one, but ive seen some very promising prospects!

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 05:45 AM

I'm an Edel guy. Fantastic putters that have made me a MUCH better putter and their customer service is the best I've ever seen.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 08:26 AM

I am currently working with LaMont at Mannkrafted and I could not be happier. He is a true artist.


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