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Byron Morgan Bombora B-17


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#1 RobotDoctor

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:33 PM

Byron's new Bombora, the B-17, is now available!  Looks like another putter will be added to my stable!

http://byronputters.com/updates/

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 02:03 PM

What changed about it? Are they all "rockpile" heads with the cavity?

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 04:20 PM

After a long wait on this, I'm kind of disappointed. Same head but with the "Rockpile" cavity milled out, and a $200 price increase.

Edited by Scotty1140, 15 August 2017 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:07 PM

It's not the same,  It's wider, has a rounded top line and a pocket that is milled into the face.  The Rock-Pile pocket was only ever milled through the flange.  It also comes with a banging headcover!  :)

I think it might be the cheapest option ever to get a GSS from Byron at sub 1000.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:28 PM

I think it represents great value in the GSS option - agree 100% :-)

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:12 PM

Is it accurate to say there are 2 shapes to the b17? The putter on the top left looks more square than the putter below it.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 10:54 PM

I got this email today and was pretty excited.  Solid looking putter!

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:59 AM

 mws82, on 15 August 2017 - 09:12 PM, said:

Is it accurate to say there are 2 shapes to the b17? The putter on the top left looks more square than the putter below it.

Pretty sure they all come as a blank that Byron can shape to either hand and multiple head shapes. I'm pretty pumped this one is "wider"

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:06 AM

 Etiger83, on 16 August 2017 - 06:59 AM, said:

 mws82, on 15 August 2017 - 09:12 PM, said:

Is it accurate to say there are 2 shapes to the b17? The putter on the top left looks more square than the putter below it.

Pretty sure they all come as a blank that Byron can shape to either hand and multiple head shapes. I'm pretty pumped this one is "wider"

Definitely intrigued by the wider body. Curious to know exactly how wide they can be ordered
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:07 AM

 Etiger83, on 16 August 2017 - 06:59 AM, said:

 mws82, on 15 August 2017 - 09:12 PM, said:

Is it accurate to say there are 2 shapes to the b17? The putter on the top left looks more square than the putter below it.

Pretty sure they all come as a blank that Byron can shape to either hand and multiple head shapes. I'm pretty pumped this one is "wider"
Yeah I like the sounds of that. Probably not as wide as the DaKine but still.

I was hoping for copper!


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:30 PM

 Leftymoose, on 16 August 2017 - 07:06 AM, said:

 Etiger83, on 16 August 2017 - 06:59 AM, said:

 mws82, on 15 August 2017 - 09:12 PM, said:

Is it accurate to say there are 2 shapes to the b17? The putter on the top left looks more square than the putter below it.

Pretty sure they all come as a blank that Byron can shape to either hand and multiple head shapes. I'm pretty pumped this one is "wider"

Definitely intrigued by the wider body. Curious to know exactly how wide they can be ordered

The B-17 is 1.228 wide

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:00 AM

Can these be made without the pocket?
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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:31 AM

I took the plunge..looking forward to seeing these when all finished
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Posted 19 August 2017 - 10:50 AM

I jumped in on this too.  I love the different head shape options.  I think we're going to see some awesome putters created from these heads!
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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:59 PM

Man, I was thinking about a 615, now this ...

How forgiving are these comparing with say ... 615?


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 05:26 PM

I ordered one too!

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:02 PM

Here's mine. Snapped pics right out of the box....in my car

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Edited by Leftymoose, 18 October 2017 - 11:30 PM.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:49 PM

Beautiful putter, congrats. Byron has another hit and deserves credit for his amazing putters.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 02:36 PM

 eddiea54, on 16 August 2017 - 03:30 PM, said:

 Leftymoose, on 16 August 2017 - 07:06 AM, said:

 Etiger83, on 16 August 2017 - 06:59 AM, said:

 mws82, on 15 August 2017 - 09:12 PM, said:

Is it accurate to say there are 2 shapes to the b17? The putter on the top left looks more square than the putter below it.

Pretty sure they all come as a blank that Byron can shape to either hand and multiple head shapes. I'm pretty pumped this one is "wider"

Definitely intrigued by the wider body. Curious to know exactly how wide they can be ordered

The B-17 is 1.228 wide

Eddie, do you happen to know how wide the DH89 is for comparison?

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:25 PM

 Leftymoose, on 18 October 2017 - 11:02 PM, said:

Here's mine. Snapped pics right out of the box....in my car

27 putts with this today for its first time out. I was very impressed

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:20 PM

Really don't like this design. The cavity kills the flow. Why would they drop the bombora line completely. The b17 Gould Ave been option instead of a replacement. Now I'm on the lookout for a bombora. If anyone knows where to grab one, let me know.
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Posted 29 October 2017 - 11:35 PM

Where are all the other B-17ís? Just ordered mine last week and canít wait. Would like to see how othersí turned out.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 12:37 AM

mine is due in a few days- I will post when I get it
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:00 AM

 RobClarke, on 30 October 2017 - 12:37 AM, said:

mine is due in a few days- I will post when I get it

Looking forward to seeing it.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:17 AM

I was at the shop on Friday and saw a few of the B-17s in the works (and a couple finished).

Really nice stuff... and I like the head shape a lot.  My order is placed.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:44 PM

 longbal30, on 24 October 2017 - 08:20 PM, said:

Really don't like this design. The cavity kills the flow. Why would they drop the bombora line completely. The b17 Gould Ave been option instead of a replacement. Now I'm on the lookout for a bombora. If anyone knows where to grab one, let me know.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:14 PM

OK guys here she is 72/3/35 with 3/4 offset and about 4 toe hang.
Seems a little wide, but in a GOOD way!

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:22 PM

 RobClarke, on 13 November 2017 - 04:14 PM, said:

OK guys here she is 72/3/35 with 3/4 offset and about 4 toe hang.
Seems a little wide, but in a GOOD way!

B17address.jpg B17face.jpg B17flange.jpg B17sole.jpg

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:31 PM

Very nice
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:00 PM

 RobClarke, on 13 November 2017 - 04:14 PM, said:

OK guys here she is 72/3/35 with 3/4 offset and about 4 toe hang.
Seems a little wide, but in a GOOD way!

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Beautiful putter Rob - congrats!!! :-)

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