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Toulon Golf unveils latest Small Batch putter – the Carbonetti Meadow Club

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Toulon Golf has today officially announced its latest Small Batch putter — the Carbonetti Meadow Club.

The Backstory

A little more than 100 years ago, famed golf course architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie stepped on the Bon Tempe Meadow just north of San Francisco to create his first golf course in America — a tucked away gem known as Meadow Club. Dr. MacKenzie would famously go on to design other masterpieces including Augusta National and Cypress Point.

Over 100 years ago a special type of tree — a madrone — had sprouted on the southwest slopes of a hill just adjacent to what would become Meadow Club’s fourth tee. The madrone is a unique tree. It grows only along the coastal areas of Northern California and Oregon. Its wood is extremely hard, with a beautiful reddish grain. It is almost impossible to transplant.

This special tree was deemed an environmental hazard in late 2022. Through a special friendship between Tony and his close friend, master luthier and musician Jimmy Carbonetti, work began with the Club to acquire the fallen madrone. If successful, the plan would be to ship the wood to New York and Jimmy would begin to work his craft — fashioning the madrone not only into handmade works of art that would become the putter’s sole plate, but also into a guitar from the same tree.

With that as the goal, Jimmy and Tony set off to Meadow Club to meet with the club. A few days later, with the help of the club and the membership, the tree was on its way to the mill.

The Putter

The putter head was designed by Sean and Tony Toulon — inspired by some of the mallet shaped putters that Dr. MacKenzie used; he famously believed that if a hole was designed properly it could be played with only a putter.

This ear shaped mallet design features a sweeping front to back shoulder design that creates a generous cavity — in design to make the Meadow Club putter exceedingly playable. The gentle and elegant flowing neck literally melts into the slightly rounded top line.

The topline features a unique alignment aid — the famous stylized logo from the club itself.

The head is slow milled and then individually hand polished using 904L Stainless Steel. Once complete, Toulon Golf applied a deep Black PVD to create the Piano Black finish.

The face pattern is a Super Fine Double Fly with Big Tuna mill pattern — designed to create a satisfying click at impact – and yielding a feel that is incredibly pure.  To complete the face milling process Toulon added an artistic touch with a very fine overmill to create the special face pattern.

In addition, the sole plate on the putter is hand made by Jimmy Carbonetti.

Specs:

  • Material – 904L Stainless Steel/Madrone Sole Plate/Tungsten Weights/Face
  • Mill – Super Fine Double Fly with Big Tuna
  • Finish – Piano Black PVD
  • Grip – Toulon Collection Deep Green Pistol
  • Shaft – Black Chrome
  • Headcover – Small Batch Leather
  • Head Weight – 348 g
  • Loft – 3°
  • Lie – 70°

Pricing and Availability

The Small Batch Carbonetti Meadow Club is available for purchase on a first come, first served basis on April 11th via the company’s website – ToulonGolf.com. A limited number of these exceedingly rare examples are being offered worldwide at $2,000.

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  1. Gunter Eisenberg

    Apr 14, 2024 at 9:47 am

    These small batch putters makes stock retail Scotty Camerons affordable.

  2. Gene Stevens

    Apr 11, 2024 at 12:51 pm

    Who would even want this??

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Cobra launches 3D-printed LIMIT3D irons

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Cobra released its first commercially available 3D-printed steel putter in 2020. Now, the company is bringing its first 3D-printed irons to retail with new LIMIT3D irons, which Cobra’s vice president of product architecture, Jose Miraflor, calls “the most significant technological advancement to happen to the category in the past 20 years” and “a look into the future of golf club design and performance.”

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Speaking on the partnership, Mike Yagley, Vice President of Innovation & AI, Cobra Golf said, “nTop’s computational design tools integrated with 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, allowed us to create an incredible new design that looks and feels like a forged blade but performs like a larger, game-improvement iron. No one has done this before, and we’re excited to introduce these unique irons to the world.”

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Additionally, using nTop’s design software and additive manufacturing allowed for a substantially faster prototyping process, which enabled engineers to test more designs and mass placements for a superior finished product.

Cobra LIMIT3D irons: Pricing, specs, availability

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  • Available for custom order June 7
  • Price: $3,000
  • Set: 4-PW, RH only
  • Full range of aftermarket shafts, grips

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From the seller: (@ayc25): “Brand new in box / plastic. 4-PW. Custom shaft bands, grips, ferrules. Dynamic Gold S200 Tour Issue. NO TRADES. Ships next day UPS Ground from Northern Virginia. $1695 shipped or best offer.”

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