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MACHINE’d HOG Putter shafts come in either matte black or clear over the woven graphite construction, with milled tip adapters available in black, silver, red, orange or grey.
Introducing one of the latest and greatest innovations from MACHINE. The MACHINE’D HOG Oversize putter shafts are here to surely and BOLDLY improve your putting game.
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.
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
GROUP PHOTO EXPLANATION
Background, Putters, Left to right:
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)
Front to Back:
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.
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 tab at the top of this page.
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1. How is the shaft installed?
The shaft comes with a milled adapter with two options for installation. The first option is designed to glue into existing putter head hosel. The second option is a proprietary design exclusively for MACHINE X-Changer modular hosels allowing for a mechanical connection that screws and locks into the majority of MACHINE putter heads.
2. Does the adapter fit any putter?
The adapter tip come in .370 for parallel tip and .355 for tapered tip hosels.
3. Does this shaft have an option for double bend shafts?
No, we do not have an option for double bend shafts at this time.
4. Any other custom options available for shaft?
Yes. There are limited custom options for this shaft including two shaft finishes, standard black or silver or custom adapter color options including orange, red, blue or gray. There are also grip options available. 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.