For all you gearheads out there…you will love what we have for you today! Tom Slighter from Slighter Golf is giving the MGS readers a true “Insider’s Look” at how a putter gets made from scratch.
The Man Knows Custom
I can’t say enough good things about Tom and his organization…he is not only a putter designer and hard worker he is also a hellova guy. Slighter Putters are on par with with any putter manufacturer…but where he really stands out is in giving you almost anything you ask for in your new flatstick. If you have never been to his site you really have to go see all the custom putters he has made since he began back in 2002. The options are almost limitless!
You can choose from:
- 15 different head models
- Custom Hosels
- Choose Length
- Choose Weight
- Custom Stamping
- and more…
You might actually go a little crazy trying to narrow down what you actually want there are so many things to choose from. If you are looking for something unique…Slighter Golf is the man to go see…and you will be surprised…you can get 100% custom putter for the same price you are paying for an off-the-rack model.
The Making Of The Slighter Snubnose
Step 1 The Snubnose starts from a solid block of steel.
Step 2 Here is where I am shaping the toe and heel.
Step 3 Milling the Snubnose face to 4 degrees.
Step 4 Here is the finished face milled at 4 degrees.
Step 5 Now the bumpers have been shaped.
Step 6 Milling the cavity and shaping the bumpers of the Slighter Snubnose.
Step 7 Milling and cleaning the cavity and shaping the putter to weight.
Step 8 Here is the front view with custom hand stamping on the face.
Step 9 Rear view with nearly finished cavity and backside of the Snubnose.
Step 10 Top view of the nearly finished Snubnose.
Step 11 And…the bottom view of the sole…the Snubnose is nearly finished!
THE FINISHED PUTTER: The Slighter Snubnose
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14 years ago
I always love seeing the putter making process, but the lettering and big red dot is very Scotty Cameron. Aside from the milled face, this model looks like the SC Squareback putter that Titleist has been pushing in all the retail golf mags. Regardless, it’s still a gorgeous looking club.