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My very own putter project

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Hello lads

Thought I'd share a project I have started with one of my study pals. I love golf and he loves business, lol.

I have noticed I have a spare hour every now and then when Im just sitting in the sofa scrollning through facebook or something so I thought I rather learn something and challenge myself and here it is:

Since we are engineering students we thought this would be something of use to write in our resume's.

My part in this project is the design and technical aspect and my friend is on the hunt for companies that can help us as well as making sure the prototypes are cost effective.

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The idea is not to be rich or famous, but we both like to challenge ourself and I want to brag about having my own putter to my golfing buddies. This project will be stopped once we realise we have to spend loads of money but our goal is to have an actual prototype in mild carbon steel or stainless steel depending on price and availability.

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My goal is also to let you guys see our progress and keep you updated on what happends and whats not.

So, this putter is probably the hundreth newport styled putter but I think I have added some uniquenes. The neck is obviously not done yet, but it will be a slant neck with zero offset. Sole is a tri-sole which I have grown to love. It is slightly shorter heel-to-toe than a regular blade putter but I will make up the weight loss with a smaller cavity and a slightly thicker topline. It has the perfect mix of sharp lines and smooth curves and looking down at the putter, all you see are three different levels which I fancy. Facemilling will be added when Im happy with the overall design and weight.

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Next up is making sure the neck has all the right proportions and then we are off making a prototype in plastic in a 3D-scanner. The idea is to get a sense of the model and make sure the center of gravity is where it should be or if we need to play around with the weight distribution. We also need to confirm the preferred headweight.

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Hopefully we will have a prototype in plastic next week or the week after that depending on when the neck is done. Please guys, give me some constructive criticism and feedback if you have any. And please ask questions if you have any. I hope you enjoyed this text and the pictures.

Take care

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Kul :-)

Jag får komma och titta på den när den är klar :tsg_smiley_putter2:

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Very cool! Do you have access to a CNC milling machine? My son is an early high school engineering student. As a way to give him some experience on the tools, I've talked to him about using the 3D scanner to copy one of my putters, manipulate in CAD as he sees fit, and then use the CNC to mill it. I'd have to provide materials (not crazy expensive, but I thought it would be a good experience for him.

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Thanks.

We do not have access to a CNC machine yet, but my friend is scanning the market. We found a guy with a 3 axis machine but he refused to take the job since he thought it could not handle it.

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I'll find out the capabilities of the one my son has access to and if he can learn it quickly enough for your timing, maybe he'll do it for you. We can talk on PM.

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Update:

The shape of the neck is now completed. Whats missing is a threaded rod that will be placed in the shaft to keep it stable. Dimensions is a bit out of proportion so my next step is to make it in the "right" proportion.

My friend is in contact with a few companies about making the first prototype in a 3D printer.

Take care

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This is a whole lot of fun. Keep us updated on the progress.

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Cheers Jack, got an update for you all.

Design is ready to be 3D-scanned. We encountered a weight issue so I had to make a few adjustments. The biggest adjustment was removing the "open cavity" and make a little pocket to make the topline thicker but the sweetspot the same size as it was. I made it 10 mm longer heel-to-toe (x-axis) and just slightly wider (z-axis). We also made the neck 10 mm longer. Otherwise it is about the same. Head weights in at a healthy 384 grams which give us some room for adding a face milling aswell as a logo.

Next picture will hopefully be a real life photo of the first prototype.

Enjoy.

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Det tar sig ...

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I recieved some valuable feedback and noticed the heel was very sharp and odd looking. So I have made the curve abit longer and I think it looks much much better.

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Complete model that will be 3D printed next week.

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Wow this project is evolving! looks great at address!

something odd around the neck but youll know for sure when its in the metal.

Hand polishing is key by a guy with an eye so dont go sharp edges.

also find a factory with low min qty, under 100pcs hopefully.

then send me a couple i will do some mods to them taking it to the next level. keep in touch! your going places!

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Wow thanks Chris, gives me a big confident boost coming from you. Im aware of the neck where it connects to the rest of the putter. I tried to make it "one" with the topline but the program thought different. I will work on that or tell the one doing a prototype what its meant to be.

We hope to find a place with 50 minimum or less order because we truly believe in this design.

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And of course you will have a few putters to take them to the next level!

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And then I want one of that level 👍 Such a great project to follow - would be awesome to have a Swedish designed putter with some sweet mods. All done by people here. Cool!

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Thought I'd share whats going on behind the curtains. My university has agreed to make the prototypes needed in 3D printer so we feel 100% confident paying for a CNC made one later on. They will make it for free, so hats of for them. Only downside is that we have to wait until a class is done with their school projects which could take a few weeks.

On the plus side I can fine-tune the design and I have changed the neck so it connects better with the top line. Let me know what you think. Right now the lie angle is 70 degree and will take a 0.370 putter shaft.

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For those of you that still read this post: Im sorry I have'nt updated this thread recently and Im sorry Im still givng you computer pics, but here it goes.

I allways had a dream to perfect the blade putter but it is as you say, kill your darlings. While I like the concept of the putter above I decided to lay it on ice and freestyle something unique. And Im glad I did. Let me present too you: the Mini B!

The small putter who measures 79mm heel to toe but with a head weight on 380g! A semi deep milling that does not stand out, but its also not pointless. Zero offset of course, and a pretty thick topline.

This thing of beauty will go to the prototype stage and Im hunting down companies that will help us first in Sweden, otherwise I will turn to Japan (sorry China, you wont get this one).

While I know many people wont like the design Im glad I went a step beyond and created something unique and modern. Enjoy the pics.

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this is such a cool thing to do.

wish I had access to those comp. tools id spend all day on them.

ive got an iron model in mind that id love to pen!

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Cheers mate, the program Im using is actually free. Then its just a matter of knowledge/time.

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Cheers mate, the program Im using is actually free. Then its just a matter of knowledge/time.

Very cool what you are doing here, and some great designs.

Are you able to tell us what software you are using? I used to be able to muddle my way through Solidworks and Inventor, but have no way to access these any more.

Thanks,

Ben

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Thanks man. Im actually using Inventor. No particular reason except that was the program I was introduced for some time ago.

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Thanks man. Im actually using Inventor. No particular reason except that was the program I was introduced for some time ago.

Ahhh cool. The section of work I am in, we don't have any of the cool cad software.

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