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The club repair guy called me today. Seems my trusty putter of some 20-25 years is not repairable. Obviously I am devastated over this loss. :-( This club was my BBB. (best bag buddy). Other putters came, and went, but none could handle the job as well this club did. For  under $30, this putter was worth thousands............of memories

Apparently this putter was made up of two different metals. One heavier than the other. Where the two metals met, there was a crack. Actually two.  Not sure how the cracks developed since I did not mistreat it. However, it is possible a big temperature change may have facilitated the damage. Then years of wear, and tear took over from there. Vice versa maybe. 

So, now the bench warming "Heavy Putter" will now come into play. This putter is probably 10-15 years old itself, but has had very little use. It's in "new like" condition. 475 grams putter head, with a 75 gram counter weight in the handle. I can put a good roll on the ball with it. :-D 

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On 3/10/2018 at 11:02 PM, Patch said:

The club repair guy called me today. Seems my trusty putter of some 20-25 years is not repairable. Obviously I am devastated over this loss. :-( This club was my BBB. (best bag buddy). Other putters came, and went, but none could handle the job as well this club did. For  under $30, this putter was worth thousands............of memories

Apparently this putter was made up of two different metals. One heavier than the other. Where the two metals met, there was a crack. Actually two.  Not sure how the cracks developed since I did not mistreat it. However, it is possible a big temperature change may have facilitated the damage. Then years of wear, and tear took over from there. Vice versa maybe. 

So, now the bench warming "Heavy Putter" will now come into play. This putter is probably 10-15 years old itself, but has had very little use. It's in "new like" condition. 475 grams putter head, with a 75 gram counter weight in the handle. I can put a good roll on the ball with it. :-D 

Do you need a new friend?

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@Patch, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult of times. Im sure its gone to the great putting green in the sky.

On the plus side, maybe a chance to get a new toy, to help ease the pain of course ;-).

Silver lining s and all.

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I had a Heavy Putter a while back...

What kind of putter was the BBB?

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It's a B1- model. One of the original ones made. I made a mistake above. It's 475 gms with a 225 gms counter weight, which raises the balance point up the shaft, 75% above normal. With the grip, it's close to 900 gms. Just going with what the paper work says. I still have the weight kit that came with it. It's pretty heavy. 

2 hours ago, LBlack14 said:

Sorry to hear. Did your friend have a name?

No, not really, but it did answer to "gawd damnit" a few times. 

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