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Whatever Happened to Liquid Metal Golf


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#1 choeppner

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 02:24 AM

Hey Guys,

Anybody know what happened to the Company Liquid Metal Golf.  Never real hear about them anymore, and I remember they used to make some pretty nice woods.  Did they go under, as I no longer see companies stocking them, or anyone playing them.  If I remember right, back when I was at SDGA in 2000 a Liquid metal driver would run you around 300-400 dollars so not cheap by any means.  Just wondering what ever happened to them now?  Are they still making golf clubs, get bought out?  

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#2 gentles

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 03:02 AM

Not sure about the golf company, but I kniw about the mother company.

It is the same company that produce Head Tennis equipment...I think the Babolat name is also under Liquidmetal. As far as I know, it was a short stint into the golfing world that never really took off.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 03:48 AM

Man I loved those infomercials.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 07:06 AM

I have an anser style putter that retailed for over $300 (for sale) that feels phenomenal.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 07:40 AM

I ran a search on the company and got nothing maybe they melted.


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Posted 01 November 2007 - 07:43 AM

The last I had heard they were bought out by Cleveland Golf a while back ago.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 07:51 AM

Golfsmith had some of their components a year or two ago.  I guess once you have hit that level you are done as a company.  Same thing with the MAC by Burrows Golf.  They had some of their stuff too.
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Posted 01 November 2007 - 09:49 AM

I don't know what happened as far as who bought what right's etc, BUT...

The clubs had good feel, but were very expensive for the time (pre Tour issue and import days lol) and the iron lie's couldn't be bent; actually, you could bend them, but they slipped back to the stock lie very quickly. Price, limited adjustability, and competing with established companies like Callaway, Taylor, and Titleist probably made the owners/backers decide to call it a day.

Cool material though.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 10:09 AM

Liquidmetal was a product produced at Howmet Foundries in Whitehall Michigan. The parent company was an overseas group of investors,but all of the work from design to production was performed by Howmet. The investors eventually gave up on the product and Howmet took over. They eventually folded the line up after a few more years and sold remaining inventory and the rights Golfsmith.

PS At one time Howmet produced Titanium heads for Mizuno,Cobra,Macgregor, and Callaway

Edited by nobogey, 01 November 2007 - 10:11 AM.


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Posted 01 November 2007 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for the info

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 11:36 AM

Liquidmetal was never able to rebound after their initial production run was deemed Non-Conforming by the powers that be. (when I think about it, this might be one of the first drivers to fail due to a rebound effect)  They did another run that was deemed conforming, but it was a moot point and the company never took off commercially.

The "liquidmetal" alloy is still used in a number of other non-golf related applications and think Maruman licensed the technology in the late 90s for some stuff they were working on overseas.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 07:19 PM

Thanks for the additional info everyone. Parmaster, I remember Maruman bringing a few 'amorphous face' clubs to market in Japan using liquid metal, I had almost forgotten about that.




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