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Kevin Burns is the best


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#1 Konklifer

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:06 PM

No one has ever made better putters. Great insight and pulls no punches, regardless whether it's putter makers, golf companies, or tour players. Good Sergio story at 18:45.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:13 PM

I remember when he was local to me (Santa Clara, CA)

I use to love his putters... they could be had for decent now on ebay
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:14 PM

Are there transcripts available for these podcasts?   Would rather read the exchange than listen to the banter.   Call me old fashioned.
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#4 Konklifer

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

There really isn't a lot banter. He is pretty direct.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:29 PM

Bought an NOS Kevin Burns mallet for $75 a few years ago. Great putter, used it 3 years but now have a BB2. If that one fails me, the KB is back in.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:15 AM

Listened today and was great!  Loving the golfwrx podcasts!

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:54 AM

I love my KB putters. I have some early blades 9303 - 9304 with the ‘hidden’ inserts - super cool and they really roll the rock. :-)

Great thread!

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:00 AM

This was a good listen and interesting point of view from the manufacturing side.  I owe two of Kevin Burns putters and believe he is very under rated considering the quality of the product.  Burns has more integrity and less flash than other putter makers.  He refused to pay pro player to roll his putter and always used the best materials.  The Rodney Dangerfield of the putter maker ("I don't get no respect!").
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:27 AM

He doesn't even have a website anymore?


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

KB does give any F**ks! I love the part where they are speaking about companies paying players to play their equipment. KB mentioned that players feel that they are doing you a favor by playing your equipment, thus the company gaining the exposure and he calls BS on that saying that its actually him doing the players a favor.. He's doing so by providing a top end product that allows them to win all the money.  He's a BEAST

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:55 PM

...that was a nice, unfiltered podcast! Love the honest Kevin shared, glad to hear KBGolf.com (should launch by June) is making a big comeback and adapting to what the customers want vs denying it. Hopefully they will continue their rise back into the mainstream and tours :clapping:

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:30 PM

View Posthaakzilla, on 17 May 2018 - 03:55 PM, said:

glad to here KBGolf.com is making a big comeback

The website isn't even working. But still, I liked a lot of his answers regarding player sponsorship. I can appreciate somebody who just makes the absolute best product they can and isn't willing to pay people to use it.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:32 PM

Listened on my way to work tonight. Seems like a straight shooter. Didn't he say something to the effect of "all the milled putters you can buy today are cast and then skim milled" ?

Got me wondering who actually mills putters from billet and who just pretends they do.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:29 PM

View Postnova6868, on 16 May 2018 - 11:27 AM, said:

He doesn't even have a website anymore?

You must not have listened to the podcast.  He says he is in the process of building the new site and that his old site was essentially worthless.  He said the new site should be up within a month.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:24 AM

View Postapexgrinds, on 17 May 2018 - 09:32 PM, said:

Listened on my way to work tonight. Seems like a straight shooter. Didn't he say something to the effect of "all the milled putters you can buy today are cast and then skim milled" ?

Got me wondering who actually mills putters from billet and who just pretends they do.
Would guess he's talking about the retail Camerons, TM's Clevelands etc.  Byron, Mills, MannKrafted and Piretti are billet and others.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:06 AM

Was a pretty cool podcast... love my 9307

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:59 PM

Whatever you do don’t play a drinking game to this using “you know”. You would be hammered 5 min in

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