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X-CHANGER INTERCHANGEABLE SHAFT SYSTEM

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The NEW Morpher Shaft adapter, featuring the upper Delta Mods, providing entirely new levels of adjustability, performance, customization and first ever putter shaft exchange-ability without hosel change.

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MACHINE Standard Plumbers Neck Stainless Steel Hosel with X-CHANGER ADAPTER. This pledge receives one of MS's first 20 2.0 Hosels with X-Changer Adapter that are sold to the public. You will receive a complete rig that includes: an adapter/shaft/grip pre-load combo for those with legacy MACHINE putters. *select 33, 34, 35” length. Contact us to confirm compatibility.
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MACHINE Standard Plumbers Neck Stainless Steel Hosel with X-CHANGER ADAPTER. This pledge receives one of MS's first 20 2.0 Hosels with X-Changer Adapter that are sold to the public. You will receive a complete rig that includes: a MACHINE Hosel with X-changer Adapter with an AEROTECH STEELFIBER Graphite shaft/rubber grip. *select 33, 34, 35” length.
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MACHINE Standard Plumbers Neck Stainless Steel Hosel with X-CHANGER ADAPTER. This pledge receives one of MS's first 20 2.0 Hosels with X-Changer Adapter that are sold to the public. You will receive a complete rig that includes: a MACHINE Hosel with X-changer Adapter with an MACHINE'D HOG Graphite shaft/rubber grip. *select 33, 34, 35” length.
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2 MACHINE Standard Plumbers Neck Stainless Steel Hosel with X-CHANGER ADAPTER. This pledge receives one of MS's first 20 2.0 Hosels with X-Changer Adapter that are sold to the public. You will receive a complete rig that includes: 2 MACHINE Hosels with X-changer Adapters with an MACHINE'D HOG Graphite shaft/rubber grip. *select 33, 34, 35” length.
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Campaign Story

MACHINE X-CHANGER INTERCHANGEABLE SHAFT SYSTEM

MACHINE X-CHANGER INTERCHANGEABLE and ADJUSTABLE SHAFT SYSTEM – Introducing a major breakthrough in golf putter innovation with significant benefits to individual customization, fitting, performance and feel.

The MACHINE X-CHANGER system is the first and only one available in the golf industry that allows the quick and easy interchange of shaft options in a Putter.  The US Patent Pending system also allows for the adjustability of the shaft lean, lie angle and shaft length.   Upper Delta mods can be used to lean the shaft forward or back, or adjust the lie up or down, in ½ degree, 1 and 2 degree increments, or 3 degrees in any one direction when combined (or say, 1 degree forward press and 2 degrees flat, as an example).

Coupled with the already tour-winning and tour proven original Lower Delta Mod at the junction of the hosel and the head, the two Upper and Lower Systems combine to provide even more adjustability, including the new option of increasing or decreasing shaft offset or even onset in some of our modular hosel options.  For instance, the lower Delta Mods can be positioned to lean the hosel forward up to 3 degrees.   The Upper Delta Mods can be positioned to bring the shaft back to straight (still at its original lie angle for instance), thereby adding more offset.  The opposite can be done to decrease offset.  Or they can both be used to press forward 3, 4, 5 or 6 degrees for an Arm-lock setup.  Just a few of the added utility and usefulness to the Fitting, Adjustability and Interchangeability features presented in this breakthrough system.

X-Chanager Hosels and Adapters can be purchased with new Custom MACHINE Putters, or as a retrofit to older MACHINE Putters as long we we can get your specs and other details.  They are available in all of the machine modular hosel options.  See here.

Covered by one or more US Utility Patents (issued and pending) invented by founder and president David P. Billings.

MACHINE M12.5 FLIPPER PUTTER WITH SHAFT OPTIONS
MACHINE M12.5 FLIPPER IN 303 STAINLESS MINI-MEGALODON WITH FLIPPER IN THE RAISED POSITION AND SOME AVAILABLE SHAFT OPTIONS

SOME FEATURES

  • Can convert from standard position to Armlock
  • Can customize the offset without changing the shaft angle
  • Can adjust loft and lie together or separate  from lower Delta Mod
  • Open system, with or without Delta Mods
  • Mixed materials for weight and balance variables.

Introducing the latest and greatest innovations from MACHINE.  This is achieved using the new X-CHANGER adapter system, which can be used to fit virtually any shaft on the market, including shafts of various widths.

 

ALL PRODUCTS MADE IN THE USA

MACHINE M12 ANDM12.5 WITH HOSEL AND ADAPTER OPTIONS
MACHINE M12.5 FLIPPER AND M12 WITH MACHINE’D HOG SHAFT AND X-CHANGER ADAPTER SYSTEM

PUTTER RELEASE MATRIX

MACHINE SHOP Putters: Made at Dogleg Right’s Custom Putter Shop, with a host of customization options including head and hosel material, plating and finish combinations; lie; length; as well as special shafts and grips.

MACHINE PROTO Putters: Machine Prototype putters are extremely rare, often one-of-a-kind creations and innovations from Dave Billings, used to explore and test new concepts in design, construction and / or finish. These are usually made in less than five pieces total, ever, and are tested with some very special friends whom Dave works with, trusts and highly respects. Minor modifications are designs and made into subsequent models if and when they get added to the lines. Therefore, the original PROTOs are discernible, rare and unique.

MACHINE ART Putters: Machine Art putters are Dave Billings’ most creative, artistic and expressive pieces, as well as the putters he puts the most time, (and a little blood sweat and tears into as well). From special materials, one of a kind stamps, unique grinds, extravagant hand hammered peening, large amounts of melting, wild hand torched flaming and numerous other artistic touches, these rare and unique ART Putters are sure to find a prize spot in a few lucky putter aficionado’s collections.

MACHINE GARAGE Putters: Finished by Hand by Dave Billings in his Garage, where he does his most creative work, and puts in countless hours making sure each of these putters is “just right!” From special grinds, melted edges, select hand hammered peening, special finishes, including hand rubbed satin, hand blued, and hand flamed Rainbow, to special “signature” stamps, to hand bent hosels. These are just some of the options available with MACHINE Garage Putters.

MACHINE TOUR Putters: Just as the name implies, TOUR putters are built specifically for TOUR players to try and use. Sometimes these are tested by players, and then passed on to collectors and loyal customers after coming back from their gypsy life out on TOUR. Hopefully a few will make their way into TOUR players’ bags, and on to help those players do great things!

Machine Starter offers limited custom options for this project.  Contact us.

ALL PRODUCTS MADE IN THE USA

TIMELINE

NOVEMBER 2022: Launch campaign
NOVEMBER 2022: Use prototypes/samples for performance feedback from professionals and a small player test panel
DECEMBER 2022: Close campaign and submit final specifications/quantities for manufacturing of initial production run
DECEMBER 2022 : Limited quantity production run
DECEMBER 2022: Delivery of parts to first backers

 

THE LINE UP OF SHAFT AND HOSEL OPTIONSA SMORGASBORD OF MACHINE PUTTER, HOSEL AND SHAFT COMBINATIONS

GROUP PHOTO EXPLANATION

Background, Putters, Left to right:

  1. Custom M12.5 Flipper – 303 stainless head with Morning Dew satin finish (“MDsf”) with Standard Length, Full Offset Plumber Neck Hosel in 303 stainless, Custom Mokume Gane Mini-Megalodon flange (standard down position) with Custom Parallel-Cut Cavity with milled Ball-Cut relief. Fitted here with Grey Ano X-Changer hosel adapter and and oversized stepless steel “Semi-Fat HOG” shaft.
  2. Custom M12.5 Flipper – 303 stainless head (lightly polished) with Full Slant Half Offset Hosel in 303 ss MDsf, Custom Mini-Megalodon flange in MDsf (Flipped, raised-up position) with Custom Parallel Cut Cavity with 3D milled Sightlines. Fitted here with Candy Red Ano X-Changer hosel adapter and BTG Stability Shaft with Frosted steel tip.
  3. Custom “shaft-over” Full Offset Long Plumber Neck hosel in 303 ss, MDF and glued Stepless Steel shaft
  4. Full Offset Long Plumber Neck (shaft-in) in 303 ss with MDsf and glued in stepless steel shaft
  5. “Standard” M12.5 Flipper in 303 stainless (MDsf), Delta Mod adjuster and Medium Short Square Cut Plumber neck with Upper Delta Mod, Grey Ano X-changer adapter and MACHINE’d HOG shaft by UST in standard black.
  6. Stubby Square Cut Full Offset Plumber neck, Clear Ano X-Changer hosel adapter and “Tour Fat HOG” shaft in Chromed Steel.
  7. “Standard” M12 Converter in 303 stainless (MDsf), Standard Length Square Cut Plumber neck (light polish) with Clear Ano X-changer adapter and MACHINE’d HOG shaft by UST in Woven black. Standard Black Medallion.
  8. Modular Center Shaft (shaft-over) hosel with glued BTG Stability Tour Black Shaft

Mid-Ground:

 Center front:  Loose Upper Delta Mod (available in 303 ss in 0.5˚, 1.0˚ and 2.0˚ degrees of change)

Center back:  Loose Lower Delta Mod (available in 303 ss in 0.5˚, 1.0˚ and 2.0˚ degrees of change)

 Foreground:

Front to Back:

  1. MACHINE’d HOG TOS Super-Stable XX-stiff, Ultra Low Torque shaft in Black Woven Graphite and fitted with a HOG-sized Black Leather Sewn OS Non-Tapered Grip.
  2. Aerotech Steel Fiber Proprietary MACHINE Putter shaft
  3. Aerotech Steel Fiber Proprietary MACHINE Putter shaft with “Tip-stiffener” shaft-in X-changer adapter in 303 ss
  4. Black BreakThrough Golf Stability Tour shaft with Clear Ano Exchanger adapter (fits X-changer adapted hosels).
  5. Medium Short Full Offset Square Cut Plumber Neck in 303 ss (MDsf) with standard steel stepless chromed steek putter shaft (glued in).

 

MACHINE Starter is in the process of changing the way golfers can purchase equipment.
Risks and challenges
This is our second crowd funding project, having successfully manufactured and delivered all the products in the first launch.  We have extensive experience bringing golf products to market. Over the last 27+ years, we have dealt with a wide range of issues in the golf industry and have successfully navigated many different types of challenges. We are committed to making the very best products available anywhere and fulfilling your orders in a timely manner, so you can enjoy them for years to come.

Machine Options
MACHINE M12.5 MINI-MEGALODON FLIPPER PUTTER IN 303 STAINLESS STEEL WITH X-CHANGER ADAPTER SYSTEM SHOWING UPPER AND LOWER DELTA MODS.

Some potential issues include:

Supply chain delivery issues (primarily components)-
Ramping up capacity has many moving parts. We have selected a group of suppliers that have proven track records in the golf industry. However, it is to be expected that improvements in process and efficiency will need to be made as we transition from prototype quantities to higher volumes.

Acts of God or events that are outside our control-
Delays from transportation strikes or problems due to extreme weather conditions are examples that are certainly in the realm of possibility. We have added some buffer time into our schedule. However, it’s possible that we encounter something that could impact delivery dates.
If there is an issue that will impact you (our backers), we promise to keep you informed on status and do whatever it takes to solve the problem in the best way possible.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ section at the top of this page.

 

Rewards

$
Machine Starter Koozie and die cut sticker. You will be added to our email list, and receive exclusive MACHINE Starter updates.
Estimated Delivery

November, 2022

0 backers
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$
MACHINE Starter Hat or T-shirt. Ships worldwide.
Estimated Delivery

November, 2022

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20 rewards left
$
MACHINE MILLED MARKER. 1 “MACHINE MILLED MARKER” ball marker.
Estimated Delivery

November, 2022

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$
MACHINE milled ball marker, Hat, and T-shirt and sticker. MachineStarter VIP membership.
Estimated Delivery

November, 2022

0 backers
20 rewards left
$
MACHINE Standard Plumbers Neck Stainless Steel Hosel with X-CHANGER ADAPTER. This pledge receives one of MS's first 20 2.0 Hosels with X-Changer Adapter that are sold to the public. You will receive a complete rig that includes: an adapter/shaft/grip pre-load combo for those with legacy MACHINE putters. *select 33, 34, 35” length. Contact us to confirm compatibility.
Estimated Delivery

December, 2022

0 backers
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$
MACHINE Standard Plumbers Neck Stainless Steel Hosel with X-CHANGER ADAPTER. This pledge receives one of MS's first 20 2.0 Hosels with X-Changer Adapter that are sold to the public. You will receive a complete rig that includes: a MACHINE Hosel with X-changer Adapter with an AEROTECH STEELFIBER Graphite shaft/rubber grip. *select 33, 34, 35” length.
Estimated Delivery

December, 2022

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$
MACHINE Standard Plumbers Neck Stainless Steel Hosel with X-CHANGER ADAPTER. This pledge receives one of MS's first 20 2.0 Hosels with X-Changer Adapter that are sold to the public. You will receive a complete rig that includes: a MACHINE Hosel with X-changer Adapter with an MACHINE'D HOG Graphite shaft/rubber grip. *select 33, 34, 35” length.
Estimated Delivery

December, 2022

0 backers
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2 MACHINE Standard Plumbers Neck Stainless Steel Hosel with X-CHANGER ADAPTER. This pledge receives one of MS's first 20 2.0 Hosels with X-Changer Adapter that are sold to the public. You will receive a complete rig that includes: 2 MACHINE Hosels with X-changer Adapters with an MACHINE'D HOG Graphite shaft/rubber grip. *select 33, 34, 35” length.
Estimated Delivery

December, 2022

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FAQ

1. DOES the MACHINE X-CHANGER fit other manufacturer’s putters ?
No.  This system is designed for MACHINE putters and the MACHINE family of putters.
2. What are shaft and grip options?
Standard diameter steel and graphite putter shafts are available as well as our new wide body MACHINE’D HOG shafts will be available in limited custom length options as well as limited grip options.
3. Does this system work with early models of MACHINE putters?
Yes. In most cases the system works with our modular hosel system.  Contact us for specific details.
4. Any other custom options available for this new technology?
Yes. There are limited custom options for this technology including custom anodized colors for upper connectors.  Please email us with additional custom requests for a quote.
5. Does Machine Starter take trade-ins?
Yes. We use the PGA Value Guide to assess value. Please plug in your putter and contact us on how to arrange trade-in.

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