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Anyone else see this? Anyone tried one? If so, thoughts?

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Intuitively, I feel like the face would wear and become roughened up over time. Regardless, I thought it looked cool

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9 hours ago, iacas said:

No for me.

What's interesting to you about it?

Perhaps I’m just really sheltered in regards to golf clubs, I’ve just not seen wooden putter heads before. 

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On 10/29/2020 at 9:52 PM, woodzie264 said:

Intuitively, I feel like the face would wear and become roughened up over time. Regardless, I thought it looked cool

Not really a concern, no. Not a ton of force in putting, and proper hard wood won't show damage that quickly. Think about your furniture - it takes a lot to dent that, and that's not super hardwood or coated with the most resilient lacquers or whatever.

I'm all for putting with whatever you like and enjoying the game at that level, but for performance, if you're looking (generally speaking, about all these little putter boutiques with their twisty necks and wooden heads and so on)… get fit for your putter so you can aim it and control the distance.

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1 hour ago, woodzie264 said:

Perhaps I’m just really sheltered in regards to golf clubs, I’ve just not seen wooden putter heads before. 

There are actually quite a few wooden putter heads out there. My guess is most of them have been built by folks who were both woodworkers AND golfers themselves. I know I've made a couple and most everyone in the woodworking group I used to belong to has built at least one. You can obviously use them on the golf course, but here's the problem. You may spend between 20 and 100 man-hours building a gorgeous putter. Very few of us want to take that out on the course where it's likely to get nicked, dinged, or at best dirty. Even with a headcover on it, the majority of us woodworkers made the decision to give them away as gifts or put them on display in our offices that sort of thing.

I haven't built one in a long time. I'll see if I can dig up some photos of any of the ones I've built. In the meantime here's some stuff to watch. This guy went as far as even making the shaft. We always just bought a putter shaft from Golfworks or something like that. 

Here's kind of entry level type of build your own putter.

Okay, last one. This is a commercial one. There really are a ton of these out there if you start looking for them. I still suggest building your own, because it's fun and why not?

 

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I made a wooden putter in high school in our shop class.

I didn't account for the weight/density of wood, so my last-ditch effort was to bore holes in the sides to put lead pellets into the head (glued in, so they didn't move). It kinda worked.

It had a plastic insert. It was "okay." Not bad for a first-timer, but not good.

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My cousin had an Otey Crisman putter.  It was cool to play around with, but I couldn't get the speed right on the course.

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