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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Next generation ultra precision CNC milled putters to hit US shores. 

Benock ultra precision CNC micro-milled putters available now to North American golf enthusiasts

Kirkland, Washington – December 2017

Benock putters, an established high-end custom putter manufacturer from Kyoto, Japan today announced it would be introducing their latest lineup of customizable, ultra-precision CNC micro-milled putters to the US market. 

 The company, known widely in the Japanese market for their unique “balance angle method” approach to custom putter fitting as well as highly advanced, state of the art CNC micro milling manufacturing process, will distribute their putter products thru TourSpecGolf, specialists in delivering premium Japanese golf equipment to enthusiasts globally. 

Benock has been manufacturing custom CNC milled putters for the most demanding putter connoisseurs in Japan. Benock’s design and manufacturing process are all done under one roof starting from the design of the heads by founder Jun Okuda himself followed by in-house CNC programming to carefully but strategically place CGs in specific locations to create optimal stroke performance. Their advanced CNC micro milling utilizes technique to minimize accumulation of stress to the ingot SUS303 or SUS316L material while achieving the tight tolerance levels that do not change with time.   

Benock founder and President Jun Okuda says  “When the putter is designed to match a player’s natural stroke, the ball will roll straight to where it is aimed and over time will help make a player’s stroke more consistent. “ Benock hopes their customers will be filled with a sense of pride owning a personalized putter of the highest quality and precise spec.  

 

About Benock Putters

Found in 1999 by Jun Okuda, the company was initially started with manufacturing of metal molds used to make cell phone parts.  After 10 years in the metal mold business, the company starts developing putters applying the advanced milling techniques developed thru the metal mold business.  In 2011, the company starts to focus on sales of their ultra precision CNC milled putters.  By 2013, Benock has transitioned to exclusively manufacture and sales of putter products.   Benock putters are manufactured using advanced CNC micro milling techniques to produce putters that are best in the world in quality as well as performance.   Combined with their unique putter fitting methodology have quickly reached the pinnacle of high-end boutique putter brand in Japan. 


Please visit www.benockgolf.com

 

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Ok so how it works is there are base model putters that run $1200 usd and they are now listed in the TSG Proshop.  Most people will buy it this way but there is also the ability to create your own.  Benock offers endless custom options to choose from even changes to the design itself including the neck.  In fact you can custom create your own custom options even face milling or complicated art work.  For custom requests you must email me [email protected]  

Everything is micro-milled.  This isn't like Bettinardi or Scotty or Lamb or anyone else how they heat and bend necks or polish the edges by hand.  This is a level above all and it's a tangible difference that you can observe in hand.   

Mr Okuda knows more than anyone I have ever met about materials and milling TSG will uncover much of this in coming months as well as more information about his partner NS Tool a company responsible for creating some of the absolute best products in many other industries as well.  ( Cannon, Nikon, and Sony Lenses! ) just to name a few.  The level of precision is astounding and unheard of in putters.

Because Benock putter heads have been micro-milled with added considerations, they are able to achieve highly precise positioning of the CG relative to the center axis of the shaft.   You know the game has changed when a customer can choose:

* Balance Angle 
CG Distance
CG Depth
CG Height 
Pull Angle 
Milled Lie/Loft (not bent)

We know the game has changed when in-house custom cad can be done at the individuals request with and manufactured in 1 month.

Please correct me if I am arong but from what I understand Cameron just got their first 5-Axis milling machine to create rounded edges without hand polishing and only their best Circle T" M"asterful putters have this.  Benock has five 5-Axis machines and these are extremely different to the ones other putter manufacturers use.  He is also using the very finest end mills german controllers and Italian software.  
 

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White Dragon looks really good!! 

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Great post. Very interesting.  What is the difference between SUS303 or SUS316L? Are these the only metals he uses?

 

Thanks.

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44 minutes ago, Mjr. D said:

Great post. Very interesting.  What is the difference between SUS303 or SUS316L? Are these the only metals he uses?

 

Thanks.

I think the SUS316L is the more premium of materials...but am not certain of the difference in characteristics 

 

*and on a side not, i will definitely be ordering one of these over the holidays.....

 

Chris is say a cameron 009 head shape possible? basically a tri-sole (newport 2 style sole) but with a flat top and rounded edges....

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post her up when u get   it!

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Indeed!

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And for the record, Gold's Factory never milled their own putters, right? They just modified blanks and other company's putters, correct?

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I actually like Benock’s design because they are different from the mainstream shapes.   So I don’t understand why you’d want a Cameron signature shape made by Benock. 

316L is supposed to be more anti corrosion and slightly softer...  when I tried 303 and 316 side by side at the fitting I really could not tell the difference.    But that’s just me.   

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Like the look of the Sandila.

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9 hours ago, nobmontana said:

I actually like Benock’s design because they are different from the mainstream shapes.   So I don’t understand why you’d want a Cameron signature shape made by Benock. 

316L is supposed to be more anti corrosion and slightly softer...  when I tried 303 and 316 side by side at the fitting I really could not tell the difference.    But that’s just me.   

the cameron 009 really is not his (scotty cameron) own shape either, it goes back to the ping days, and the dale style putters...

for me i want a classic putter head shape with the premium materials, the funky designs/shapes do not fit my eye

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Material used by Benock is probably not all that different from other brands.   But reading thru some of their process,  the approach to milling seems to be non traditional ( from a putter milling perspective ) where they use milling techniques normally used in manufacturing of metal micro molds.   The way they mill creates far less stress on the metal and achieves more exact specs is my understanding.   Tolerance and precision is likely at a very different level compared to other 303 putters from other brands.    

 I am sure Benock can do designs from scratch as full custom option if you know your specs and can specify exact dimensions of the head shape.   Heck maybe there’s a 3D scanner where they take an actual 009 head and read in all the dimensions into a CAD software!!    I love technology!!! 

 On the flip side,  Perhaps a 009 is a 009 because it’s made by Cameron.   What makes a 009 special maybe because they still incorporate hand grinding at the end by a Master Craftsman .  

Personally I’d take a Lexus with their own design rather than a Ferrari made at a Toyota factory.   My thought is that “how it’s made “ and “by whom” are important aspects of product identity. 

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Okuda-san has told me there is a difference in the materials he uses. The suppliers from Japan he deals with do not sell impure materials.   He says even in Japan many materials are tainted or recycled product.  He says outside of Japan it's even worse.

Why is 316L better? 

There are diverse classifications of Stainless Steel Alloy.  For producing putter heads from ingot material, SUS303 is among the most popular material used.   SUS303 a Stainless Steel Alloy based on the popular SUS304 but with increased Sulfur and Phosphorous additives.  Increased amounts of Sulfur and Phosphorous additives make it easier to mill.  (It is softer but less gummy/sticky) 

SUS316L compared to SUS304 have increased the Nickel content from 8% to 12% and added Molybdenum and also decreased the Carbon content from 0.8% to 0.3%. 

Because of this composition, SUS316L has better resistance to corrosion, heat and is softer.   However, higher heat resistance makes milling significantly challenging, thus requiring specific milling techniques.

 

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Ive got tons of pics and info just no time to share it.

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Micro Milling is a big deal,  when you perform larger milling using a larger diameter milling bit, it creates higher levels of residual stress in the metal material.   The material will become susceptible to effects of aging. 

When milling is performed in small amount at a time at higher speeds, there is less accumulation of residual stress on the material.   In particular, for the face milling, using the more traditional face mill or flat-end mil processes it is actually harder to achieve precise flatness. We make thin mills using smaller ball end mill at higher speeds to increase the flatness.   

Just look at his work:

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Its a no-brainer what Jun-Okudas favorite Iron set is...

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Milled Sevens?    or maybe Modarts...

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He says its the SEVEN CB because it is full CNC.  

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Makes sense!!

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I love that one.

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7 hours ago, Mjr. D said:

I love that one.

me too!!

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That is the base model Chirico - http://benockgolf.com/products/chirico/

In its base form as shown on the website it is 1200 Shipped.

But you can delete,  add,  change,  adjust the design,  change the neck,  raise the toe,  do whatever you want.  

I have played my last 2 rounds with this exact putter :

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One of my favorite shapes and the optional alignment shown big time helps me.

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