By Dave Wolfe
Half A World Away
Almost sixteen hours. That’s what Google Maps tells me it will take to get from my house in Sacramento, CA to the Bputters shop in Italy. I’m not opposed to putting in some time and mileage to get the things that I want, but the amount of the Earth that was covered to get one of Bputter’s putters may be a personal record.
While it would have been amazing to go to the shop in person, we all know that in this day and age such a trip is not necessary. Thanks Mr. Internet. We hear the term global economy casually tossed around all of the time, but I’m still amazed at how small the world really is these days. I can live in California, and have a custom putter built to my specs in Italy.
I may be showing the length of my tooth, but the modern world still amazes me sometimes.
But let’s get back to that putter shop in Italy, Bputters.
Hold on a minute. I can’t quite drop the amazing nature of the global economy just yet. How would I even know about Bputters if not for the net? If we didn’t have Twitter, or sites like MyGolfSpy, our knowledge of what is going on in the golf world would be so much smaller. Sure, maybe we live in an age of information overload, but some of that information really does enhance our lives.
OK, now we will really away from me marveling at the world and back to Bputters.
I became aware of Bputters through their Twitter account (@Bputters), and what I saw there was intriguing. If you take a few minutes and tour the Bputters feed, you will see an amazingly diverse collection of putter photos.
To find out a bit more about the brand, we went right to the Bputters source, Antonio. Here is what he said about Bputters.
Five Questions with Antonio from Bputters
1. How did Bputters come into being?
Bputters is Antonio and vice versa. I think there’s always been the idea to turn my golf devotion into something really tangible, but it has become a real project only after several years of reasoning and experiencing on mechanical field. I’m not Engineer but I had the chance to follow closely many reman process. During the last three years I tried to “merge” my golf passion with the metalworking techniques both from a technical and process point of view.
2. What separates Bputters putters from off the rack putters? From other small-shop putters?
Each Bputters is milled using the finest materials available using modern techniques and finished by hand one by one. Bputters are customized according to the client specifications, both during the milling and the fitting process. The attention to details, the design and the pursuit of excellent performance, make them one of a kind. Plus they’re Italian :) lol
3. What is the process for ordering a Bputters putter?
The process of ordering a Bputters is very simple: you can easily access the product pages on the web site (www.bputters.com). A preset form with the ideal fitting specs is ready to be submitted, although each customer could modify any parameter according to its characteristics (loft, lie, weight, length, offset), up to the choice of finishes and accessories or engravings. You submit the request and a details quote will be sent immediately. After the order confirmation the customer is updated with pics over each phase until the final shipping is complete.
4. What can a golfer expect when he or she games a Bputters putter?
Each player trying a Bputters should expect to be surprised by the attention to details, accessories options, by the finishes choice, the balance and the weight of the head. The roll gives immediate positive feedback and a quick habit on distance control.
5. Can you give us a glimpse of things to come at Bputters?
Bputters is now prototyping a new model and further finishes both for 303SS and carbon steel. We’re planning to include neck options on the hammer and panther model (plumbers and slant hosel primarily), as well as new materials for all the models available.
Putter Profile: Bputters
- Models Available: 4 (Hammer, Coyote, Space, & Panther)
- Metals Available: Carbon Steel and 303 Stainless Steel
- Finishes Available: 9 (Polished, Black Pearl, Satin, Black Oxide, Black PVD, Grey PVD, Brushed Black Oxide, Blue PVD, and High Polish)
- Shafts Available: 3 different possible shaft bends
- Grips Available: Bputter logo PURE grips, SuperStroke grips, or pistol leather grips.
- Dexterity: All four models available in both RH and LH
Diversity Abounds at Bputters
Four different models and nine different finishes. Carbon and stainless options. Something for the spoiled right handers and the too often neglected lefties. None of us are likely very close to Bputters right now physically, but when you look at the diverse stable of putters that they can produce, there is probably something there that makes us feel right at home.
Remember, Italy is now only a keyboard away.
Come back soon. We’re going to take a closer look at the putter that Bputters put together for me. If you are looking for some beautiful metal, you won’t want to miss this because…
You Can Enter To Win a Custom Bputter of Your Choice
That’s right, you pick the head, you pick the finish, and have it customized to your specs. So come on back tomorrow!
Until then, check out more Italian metal goodness at the Bputters site HERE
6 years ago
I like the looks of the coyote the best but I’d be more than happy to put this model through it’s paces