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Equipment Extra -- face balancing and heel-shafted vs center-shafted putters -- extended shaft axis thru head matters, not hosel location, GolfDigest.com, 21 Jan 2005

Lee Martin, Finding a good putter involves time, testing, Ventura County Star Golf, 19 Nov 2003

Golf industry gathers for trade show - Maltby: Whatever is weird in putting is hot - pros looking for edge, CBS Sportsline, 29 Jan 2004

Find A Putter that Fits You, Korea Times, South Ko rea, 3 Feb 2004

A Day At The PGA Merchandise Show, Milwaukee Channel.com, WI, 3 Feb 2004

Spring Putter Review On Buff-Golf.Com

The Playability Factor and Putters by Ralph Maltby
 
Golf Digest: Putters: art or science?
 
Frank Talk - fitting a long putter, GolfDigest.com, 4 Apr 2003
Tim Calcagno - Choosing The Right Putter
 
Putter Buying Guide

Picking a Putter, Golf for Women Magazine, 1 July 2003

Picking a Putter, Golf For Women Magazine, 19 Mar 2003

Laser etches faces of golf clubs - Photon Golf's putters, Optics.org, UK, Sep 19, 2003

Big-headed putters making impact, Golfweb, 18 Jun 2003

A little Al Barkow history of golf patents

Players taking shots in the gut with new belly putters

Golf Club Reviews - Putting Tests
Golf Tips Magazine - an invisible touch Our panel of industry experts discuss the subjective notion of feel and how it can enhance your performance on the green By Mike Chwasky June 1998
Golf Tips | The Magnificent (Unknown) Seven Seven putters you don't know but should June 2000
 
Golf Tips Magazine -Industry Q&A John Solheim President, Karsten Mfg. Co. By Mike Chwasky - April 1999
 
Golf Tips Magazine - Putts By Design Golf Tips© puts todays top-selling putters and ball designs to the test to discover what holds up best when your stroke is at its worst Staff Report March 1999

My not-so-secret weapon. - 11/01/1998 Commerce & Services - I'M NOT SAYING that everyone should use a long putter, but it is worthy of open-minded consideration. Golf Magazine

A Change of Face. - 01/01/1999 Commerce & Services - Inserts are changing the of putters and the of the game. Are they right you? More than half the putters bought in 1998 sported inserts. Golf Magazine

Putting drives golfers to wild techniques By JOE LOGAN Philadelphia Inquirer

GOLFWEEK: 1998 PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW PREVIEW (From January 31, 1998 issue) Putting robot avoids trouble with the yips By JAMES ACHENBACH Senior Editor, GOLFWEEK

STEWART'S WINNING PUTT HELPED COMPANY PROFITS SEEMORE PUTTER CO. HAS SEEN A GROW... - 07/28/1999 Articles & General info - Payne Stewart's 15-footer at Pinehurst No. 2 has been called thelongest putt to win a U.S. Open on the last hole of regulation in the105-year history of the championship. Jim Weeks has one word for it - validation. Greensboro News & Record (newspaper)

CLUBS: For Goodness Snakes - 02/01/1996 Articles & General info - Snake Eyes Golf launches first wood and putter; is known as maker of high-end wedges Golf Pro (magazine)

PUTTERING AROUND - 05/29/1996 Articles & General info - It started with an innocent request. One thing led to anotherand... . Ed Sinclair of Vancouver started making wooden putters as apart-time job. Columbian (newspaper)

Fatso set to weigh in at golf expo - 01/24/2002 Articles & General info - Fatso set to weigh in at golf expo Putting grip made by Elm Grove inventor Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (newspaper)

Something's On Your Face - 09/01/1996 Articles & General info - Ram introduces new Zebra putters with red polyurethane insert to give them a softer feel Golf Pro (magazine)

Golf Tips - Face-Off - Do different types of face inserts produce different putting results? By Mike Chwasky - Jan./Feb. 2001

2001 PGA Merchandise Show - Putters - Gary Mayes' Golf Equipment Journal

Putting drives golfers to wild techniques By JOE LOGAN Philadelphia Inquirer

golf-forum: Feedback-Putter (in German)

golf-forum - Feedback Putter (translated from German)
Henry-Griffitts
PGA.com - Broomhandle putter to remain legal October 7, 1999

Specific Putter Stories

Callaway / Odyssey putters tops at Caltex Masters with 77 in play, Companynewsgroup, Italy, 1 Feb 2005

Bird Dog Putters introduces Oversize Mallet series, WorldGolf.com, San Marcos, 31 Jan 2005

New putters: Aserta, Heavy, Q-Roll, Hammy, Ottawa Sun Online, Canada, 30 Jan 2005

New putters an ace in the hole -- Aserta, Q-Roll, Heavy putters get the buzz, SLAM! Sports, Canada, 30 Jan 2005

 

Hybrids among highlights at PGA Merchandise Show -- Callaway, Seemore, Never Compromise putters, CBS Sportsline, 29 Jan 2005

 

Nickent launches new putter design at PGA Show, WorldGolf.com, 27 Jan 2005

Heavy Putters enter golf market, WorldGolf.com, 27 Jan 2005

Nickent Golf introduces revolutionary Pipe putter at PGA Merchandise Show, The Wire, 27 Jan 2005

 
Greg Fudge returns as Sales Director for STX, Baltimore MD, Wire, 24 Jan 2005

Aserta Sports unveils "The Monster" Putter by Rich Parente, San Jose CA, Wire, 24 Jan 2005

Mars Golf introduces "Line of Fire" putter line, Columbus OH, Wire, 24 Jan 2005

STX Putters to participate in Golf Demo Day and PGA Merchadise Show, Baltimore MD, Wire, 24 Jan 2005

Knight EZROLL ZR3 Putters Golf Equipment Review, Golf-gear-review.com, 9 Jan 2005

Never Comprimise Putters Launched, BunkerShot.com, TX, 5 Jan 2004

Achusnet's Cobra Golf introduces Inner maller putter line, SCOREGolf, Canada, 5 Jan 2005

Mitchell Machine Art Blade Putters to Debut

Callaway Golf has Record Year in Global Counterfeit Crackdowns, The Scotsman, UK, 26 Jan 2004

MacGregor Has Four New Products On Golf Digest's Hot List, Golf-Gear-Review.com, PA, 16 Jan 2005

 

Cobra Golf offers new Inner Mallet putter line for 2005, CBS Sportsline, 12 Jan 2005

 

Knight EZROLL ZR3 Putters Golf Equipment Review, Golf-gear-review.com, 9 Jan 2005

Callaway to Buy Perfect Putter Patents, Forbes, 6 Jan 2005

CRAZ - E looking - new Callaway putter, PGA.com, 3 Feb 2004
Rossa's Unique Putter Line

Flagstick Online - Better Make Some Room  For Your Next Putter

Big-Headed Putters a Big Hit with Golfers
 
Mickelson calls his putter "downright ugly," Los Angeles Times (subscription), CA - Jan 5, 2004
k' putters, PGA.com, 11 Dec 2003
Gauge's M3 AL putter, PGA.com, 6 Nov 2003
Amazing Grace, PGA.com, 24 Oct 2003

Bobby Grace sells his putter company - will continue designing sticks, St. Petersburg Times, FL, Sep 25, 2003

Liquidmetal LS-1 Putter, PGA.com, 26 Jun 2003
Nike Golf Blue Chip putters, PGA.com 17 Apr 2003
Ben Hogan by Bettinardi putters, PGA.com, 3 Apr 2003
Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura putter , PGA.com, 29 Mar 2003
Callaway Golf Halts Sale of Illegal 2-Ball Putter Knockoffs In Japan, 3-17-03

Nick Price's custom Scotty Cameron putter has 5 degrees of loft and sits dead square, The Mercury, Africa, 30 June 2003

Product Report - Never Compromise putters, GolfDigest.com, 30 June 2003

Rich Beem is yo-yoing with his putting game and Scotty Cameron's help not doing the trick, CNN-SI, 30 June 2003

Business Insider Putter deal could make Cleveland Golf a major ..., PGA.com, June 23, 2003

Engineering Plastics and Ping putters, Chemistry.org, Washington DC, June 23, 2003

Harold Swash's new putter could change golf worldwide -- the "Emma" features C-Groove face and "Tail" for better rolls, Liverpool Echo, UK, 13 June 2003

The Insider - USGA ruling against Hog's Superline putter made Furyk switch to Ben Hogan by Bettinardi at the last for US Open, GolfDigest.com, 30 June 2003

The Insider - STX putters, GolfDigest.com, 21 Apr 2003

Laura Davies and Edi Dietisheim's new Ping putter 1996, Arizona Republic, AZ, 19 Mar 2003
 
Hal Hannon's Golfology - Better putting through physics, Sports Business - April '97
 
York foundry making golf putters the old way Rock Hill Herald, SC, 17 Mar 2003

Ben Hogan museum opens - includes the cap and several putters he developed, Golfmagic.com, US, 25 Mar 2003

DogLeg Right refocuses on putters in face of USGA opposition to driver innovations, GolfDigest.com, 22 Mar 2003

The Insider - Dale Fisher's Smart-Link allows adjustable lies for putters, GolfDigest.com, Mar 31, 2003

Canada's Lorrie Kane grabs lead in LPGA in career-best round of 61 sparked by a 40-foot eagle, using a new Scotty Cameron putter; Atlanta's Tonya Gill rebuilt her putting stroke this winter and so far, so good, Business Day, South Africa, 14 Mar 2003

Kane on top after silky 61 - credits Scotty Cameron Futura putter with letting her steup square and keep ball on line, Toronto Star, Canada, 14 Mar 2003

Product report - Titleist Futura putter available April 1 - R&A reverses ruling, GolfDigest.com, 13 Mar 2003

The Insider - Bankrupt Carbite plans new putter, GolfDigest.com, 13 Mar 2003

Lightening the load - Toms trades in his Scotty Cameron for a darker color Scotty Cameron prior to WGC Match, GolfDigest.com, 10 Mar 2003

What's in My Bag - Rich Beem trades in winning STX Tour Sync (International and PGA victories) for Scotty Cameron Studio Design 1, "just to shake things up", GolfDigest.com, 10 Mar 2003

Peter O'Malley's newly legalized "branding iron" putter sizzles for 8 birdies in Christchurch, New Zealand Herald,New Zealand, 7 Mar 2003

For Hoch, proof is in the putter - goes around with 29 putts using the Futura putter, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 7 Mar 2003

Hoch plays way into contention - impressed with Futura putter, Orlando Sentinel, FL, 7 Mar 2003

Srixon expands North American catalog in 2003 - adds line of putters, March 5, 2003, By Chuck Stogel

Scott, Lickliter and Ogilvie add to Titleist success - Scotty Cameron putters ruling the Tour so far, iseekgolf, Australia, 5 Mar 2003

Dave Barr's MacGregor CB-5 in his bag since 1971, Pasadena Star-News, 13 Feb 2003

Lehman drops mid-length and takes up C-Groove putter after miss at Pebble Beach, GolfDigest.com, 12 Feb 2003

Lab report - Bettinardi mills four putters for Ben Hogan Golf, GolfDigest.com, 4 Feb 2003

PGA.com - Nike Golf rolls out its new Blue Chip Putter line, 1 Feb 2003

PGA.com - In putters, two-ball technology continues to gain, 1 Feb 2003

Wednesday from the PGA Merchandise Show - Nike Putters, GolfDigest.com, 23 Jan 2003

Word choice depends on who 's teed off, Canton Repository, OH, 2 Feb 2003, The "Putt 'N Reel" is one of those proposed inventions. It's a combination of a golf putter and a fishing rod and reel.
 
Putters, utility clubs, balls hot items in 2003, Fayetteville Online, Fayetteville NC, 2 Feb 2003

Ames forging a winning path - sticks a Titleist putter in his bag, Winnipeg Sun, Canada, 28 Jan 2003

Equipment Extra - Frank Thomas discusses the earlier Pelz putter and USGA rulings, GolfDigest.com, 24 Jan 2003

Center of attention - The Social History of center-shafted putters from Walter Travis and the Schenectady Putter to 2002, GolfDigest.com, 27 Jan 2003

Rossa Putters Wow Show-Goers

Press Release Source: Pixl Golf Court Upholds Pixl Golf's Position in TaylorMade Lawsuit Wednesday January 15, 1:02 am ET PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 2003

New equipment and balls are already making their mark on tour - Phil has new look down line, new ball position, and new stroke with new putter, Larry Bohannon, Desert Sun, 15 Jan 2003

Ernie Els: Got comfortable on the back nine - Mercedes Interview, putting well with new Scotty Cameron putter, 13 Jan 2003

David Lee Gravity Golf - Putting on the Arc (Video)

UCSD College Student Sinks 275 in a row from 6 feet with a Farrar Putter, San Diego Union Tribune, April 2, 2002
 
Rossa's Unique Putter Line
 
Travel Golf: TaylorMade and Adidas Golf Roar onto the Putter Scene with Rossa By Shane Sharp,
 
Never Compromise: New sales angle Feb. 5, 2000 By Chuck Stogel GolfWeb Columnist
Pixl Golf is exciting newcomer in club market Nov. 14, 2001 By Chuck Stogel GolfWeb Columnist
Putterville USA takes a classic approach March 20, 2002 By Chuck Stogel GolfWeb Columnist
 
Never a dull moment for putter manufacturer April 11, 2001 By Chuck Stogel GolfWeb Columnist
 
Railgun's offering is no ordinary putter PGA TOUR Jan. 17, 2001 By Chuck Stogel GolfWeb Columnist
 
In the Groove - The unknown putter that won the U.S. Open By ROB SAUERHAFT Senior Editor, GOLF Magazine
 
And the Anser is... Ping has an Anser for your putting woes. By ROB SAUERHAFT Senior Editor, GOLF MAGAZINE
 
Available For Acquisition 34 -- Fabricated Metal Products GOLF PUTTERS - (264). - 04/01/2002 Articles & General info - With a limited history of sales a product line of patent pending precision milled GOLF PUTTERS is available for acquisition with a party that can provide the needed marketing.
Top equipment companies unveil 'belly putters' May 1, 2002 By Chuck Stogel GolfWeb Columnist
 
eGolf Weekly Golf Club Reviews--2001 Putter of the Year Posted: 3/29/2002 (Pixl Putter)
 
Interesting story on Callaway White Hot "2 Ball" Putter Design
 
Putters to the rescue Fatso, Yes!, Pivot bring help to golfers on the green By GARY D'AMATO of the Journal Sentinel staff Last Updated: March 16, 2002
 
 
Putt your Trust in Progen's Technology

Rossa's Unique Putter Line


PGA.com - Rossa putters a cornerstone of new era at TaylorMade January 25, 2002
PGA.com - Odyssey unveils two putters November 15, 2001

PGA.com - TaylorMade's new putters feature inserts front and back October 22, 2001 y2001, m10 By Steve Pike, PGA.com

PGA.com - Four new Carbite putters October 9, 2001
PGA.com - Carbite expands putter and wedge line January 28, 2001

PGA.com - Ping putters go back to their roots January 27, 2001

PGA.com - PuttGolf focuses on the green January 26, 2001

PGA.com - STX expands putter line with Greeny Series January 26, 2001
PGA.com - In no surprise, TearDrop files for Chapter 11 protection December 4, 2000

PGA.com - C-Groove putters on a roll with new models September 12, 2000

PGA.com - SeeMore's Weeks turns adversity into putter success September 8, 2000

Going 'fore' it - 01/29/2001 Articles & General info - For every speck of sawdust in Russ Fisher's workshop, there is enthusiasm and creativity. He treats each of his handcrafted wooden putters with such care that one might say they're fit for a king - or a president in his case. Business Record (newspaper)

Watch out for the birdies - 01/31/2002 Articles & General info - The new and innovative high performance putter from Snowdon Golf features a special glass head, bonded to a graphite or steel shaft. Bonding - already proved under tournament conditions as well as in the laboratory - was achieved using Loctite 350, a liquid adhesive which cures in 30 seconds under UV light. Metalworking Production (magazine)

A force of one - 03/07/2001 Articles & General info - A force of one Solo salesman pushes uniquely designed putter Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (newspaper)

Hits with no misses - 04/24/1998 Articles & General info - Satov reviews the Paradox putter from Lo-Skor Golf Corp. Canadian Business (magazine)

Golf is their course for success - 07/11/1999 Articles & General info - Guilderland Center Pointe, a local company, sees Lodestarputter changing the game When avid golfer Jay W. Vandervort went hunting on the Internetfor a new putter for his own personal use, little did he know that it would lead to the establishment of a new company, with him at the helm. Times Union - Albany, NY (newspaper)

Getting a grip on putting Inventor will showcase his creation at golf show - 03/26/1999 Articles & General info - Harold Roelke, this is Oscar night, the Super Bowl and a Broadway premiere all rolled into one. Roelke, of Elm Grove, is about to unveil his invention at the Golf Plus Show, today through Sunday at the Midwest Express Center. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (newspaper)

Under par performance - 01/01/1997 Articles & General info - Bobby Grace Golf Design has earned a reputation its ability to design, machine, and deliver putters to professional golfers in record time. Manufacturing Engineering (magazine)

PGA.com - Titleist unveils new woods, wedges and putters August 30, 2000
PGA.com - PixlGolf aims to improve mis-hits June 22, 2000

PGA.com - The Par Four: A putter to honor Payne June 12, 2000

PGA.com - A good man, Karsten Solheim, is gone February 17, 2000

PGA.com - Solheim was a genius always eager to share February 17, 2000

PGA.com - Ping founder Solheim dies of Parkinson's at age 88 February 17, 2000

PGA.com - Ping head Solheim spanning the globe February 5, 2000

PGA.com - Industry notes: McLean to endorse Hog putters October 6, 1999

PGA.com - Industry notes: Zoeller signs with Carbite Golf September 13, 1999

PGA.com - Industry notes: Orlimar developing putters, golf balls June 17, 1999
signs Rick Smith as consultant

PGA.com - Industry notes: Nubbins demand exceeds supply June 4, 1999
Alyn Corp. Gets Initial Golf Putter Order for MMCs. - 09/01/1998 Articles & General info - Alyn Corp., (Nasdaq:ALYN) of Irvine, California is a producer of advanced metal matrix composites (MMCs). They have just received an initial production order from San Diego-based Carbite Golf for a new line of Polar Balanced putters featuring Boralyn(R), a patented MMC material which is stronger than steel and lighter than titanium. Advanced Materials & Composites News (magazine)

SMITH & WESSON ADDS GOLF PUTTERS, HOT SAUCE, TEDDY BEARS - 04/17/2001 Articles & General info - Shoppers study coat labels, ignoring the muffled popping of gunfire. Here at Springfield's Smith & Wesson Outlet Store, a darkened window separates the company's past from its future. Buffalo News (newspaper)

THE WORLD'S MOST DEADLY ACCURATE PUTTERS, FREE CONTESTS, UNUSUAL GOLF TIPS AND M... - 11/20/1999 Articles & General info - WESTFIELD, NJ, Nov 19, 1999 (INTERNET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Not sold in stores or pro shops, but only through its Putting Clinics staged at golf shows, outings and corporate events, Hustler Golf putters can now be purchased through our web site, http://hustlergo... or http://hustlergo... announced Bruce Baker, president of Hustler Golf Company, Westfield, NJ. Internet Wire (newswire)

A PASSION FOR A PUTTER: ENTREPRENEUR'S UNIQUE CLUB DESIGN HAS INVENTOR HIGH ON I... - 04/19/1999 Articles & General info - Delta-B Co, formed by Tony Ambrose, has sold its first 50 golf putters designed by Ambrose. Delta-B is now preparing to produce at least 200 of the Delta-Bs, which are priced at $179, plus $9 engraving the club head. Crain's Cleveland Business (newspaper)

Never Compromise Puts Its Name and Philosophy to The Test. - 06/25/2001 Articles & General info - Vikash Sanyal was at the top of his game, in terms of being a golf industry executive. San Diego Business Journal (newspaper)

'Green Grass' Outlets Firm Tries to Put Clubs in the Right Hands - 02/14/2000 Articles & General info - Prairie Golf, a five-year-old Omaha company that started as a maker of putters and is the sponsor of a popular mini-tour on the professional golf circuit, now wants to move to the back tees with the big hitters. Omaha World Herald - Omaha, NE (newspaper)

Material Witness. - 12/01/1998 Articles & General info - A discussion of golf clubs is presented, including the TriMetmal irons from Orlimar Golf , putters from STX and Odyssey, and the Staff Titanium Straight Distance from Wilson Golf. Golf Magazine

New gadgets for golfers. - 08/12/1996 Commerce & Services - Quadrax is developing a golf putter made of a thermoplastic composite that delivers stronger, straighter putts. Insight on the News (newspaper)

Putter maker walks fine line in marketing of signature club; His milled model co... - 04/24/2000 Articles & General info - X-Cel Technologies manufactures golf clubs designed by Robert Bettinardi, who spent 8 yrs producing putters for others; discusses the putters, sales and distribution Crain's Chicago Business (newspaper)

NEW PUTTER SHOWS PROMISE - 09/30/1996 Articles & General info - A new putter invented in North Carolina may help golfers shavestrokes off their game. ----------- Greensboro News & Record (newspaper)

HICKORY STICKS COOPERSBURG'S JIM MCKEE HAS BROUGHT BACK HICKORY- SHAFTED PUTTERS... - 09/01/1999 Articles & General info - Ken Venturi ordered one, a replica of the putter he used to win the U.S. Open. So have golfers from Seattle and Cancun, Mexico. Last week, Jim McKee took an order from South Africa. Allentown Morning Call (newspaper)

Putter makes it hip to be square - 05/20/1996 Articles & General info - Just about everyone has at one time or another come up with anidea that would improve their golf game. Unfortunately, most of those ideas remain just ideas. Patriot Ledger - Quincy, MA (newspaper)

Putters: Census '94 - 01/01/1995 Articles & General info - Table ranks manufacturers of putters 1992-1994, according to penetration in pro shops, sales and sales growth rate. Ping had a market penetration of 80% in 1994 and 53% of sales. Golf Pro (magazine)

Unusual putter gets job done - 06/18/1996 Articles & General info - Karl Higham attempts to sink a putt with the Comfort Zone putter, a long-shafted club that harkens back to the days of Sam Snead. Karl Higham's creation is the Comfort Zone putter - a 10-degree, long-shafted club with a 4-inch clubface. Las Vegas Review-Journal (newspaper)

Ring putter was the 'anser' for Karsten. - 05/02/1998 Articles & General info - PHOENIX, Ariz. - Karsten Solheim was a problem solver, an innovator, a man who blended reason with original ideas and made them flourish into unbridled success. Financial Post (newspaper)

Long-drive king markets new signature putter - 04/19/1999 Articles & General info - Mike Dunaway may be the only person who can say Frank Broyles, is his student. Northwest Arkansas Business Journal (newspaper)

Sink 54 Percent More Of Your Putts With New Putter - 02/07/1997 Articles & General info - Imagine a new putter that sinks 54 percent more of your putts. One new putter has robot-tested to do just that. Through a new dual density design, Carbite Golf has increased putter moment of inertia (resistance to twisting and loss of distance on mis-hits) by as much as 65 percent compared to conventional putters. PR Newswire

MORGAN CREDITS PUTTER CHANGE FOR KROGER CLASSIC WIN - 09/27/1999 Articles & General info - 7-under-par final round earns second win in three weeks MASON - A month ago Gil Morgan changed putters. He put aside the Ping Anserhe has used since the mid-1980s and put a new Dandy putter in his bag. Dayton Daily News (newspaper)

Unusual putters fit some players to a T - 06/10/2001 Articles & General info - DALLAS -- Ten years have passed since Rocco Mediate began using a long putter. And times have definitely changed. What once was considered taboo on tour has become quite the norm. Tulsa World - Tulsa, OK (newspaper)

The long trend No shortage of long putters in field this week - 03/20/2001 Articles & General info - PONTE VEDRA BEACH -- Longer -- but not necessarily longest -- is becoming a trend for putters used by area players on the PGA Tour. And entering this week's Players Championship, where putting on the hard, fast and undulating greens of the TPC Stadium Course is of the utmost importance, fans will see more and more examples of longer- shafted putters in use. Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL (newspaper)

FACE OFF - 03/01/1996 Articles & General info - Odyssey has transformed its soft Stronomic putter-face inserts with embedded sandy, aluminum particles into its new BlackSpin wedges. Nicklaus Golf also launched its IQ wedges and putter which have inserts. Golf Pro (magazine)

Michigan's Golf Guide - Detroit News Putter reviews May - June 1996

GolfWeb - 1996: Summer of putters By Patricia Baldwin, GolfWeb Columnist
The Economist (US), Nov 25, 1995 v337 n7942 p38(1) Japan's amazing inventor. (entrepreneur and eccentric Yoshiro Nakamats has invented a number of serious and silly items such as the musical golf putter)(Brief Article)
 
Golf Digest, June 2000 p272 An eye-catching putter design : Wings and a prayer. (Leading Edge Short E)(Brief Article) Peter Farricker.
 
Sports Illustrated, May 16, 1983 v58 p20(1) The hot-selling Basakwerd putter has given golf a strange new twist. (Shopwalk) Armen Keteyian

 

Corporate Press Releases

PING Establishes PING GOLF JAPAN KK, PR Newswire, 19 Jan 2005

Element 21 Golf announces massive preparations for sales campaign of new golf equipment line -- kickoff at PGA Merchadise Show -- soon to include new putters -- Chicago's Media Group to handle PR campaign, I-Newswire.com (press release), 21 Jan 2005

Callaway Golf Signs PGA European Tour Star Thomas Bjorn -- to play Odyssey White Hot putter and other Callaway clubs, Business Wire (press release), CA, 24 Jan 2005

TaylorMade(R) Golf Takes to Sea With Crystal Cruises -- featuring drivers and Mezza Monza putter, PR Newswire (press release), 18 Jan 2005

Mitchell Golf to Introduce Putter Fitting System at PGA Show, The Wire, 17 Jan 2005

Mars Golf Pushes Putter Design to the "Outer Limits" -- introducing new line at PGA Merchandise Show, The Wire, 12 Jan 2005

Callaway Golf and Perfect Putter Company Resolve Putter Dispute with Acquisition of Patents, Business Wire, Carlsbad, CA, 7 Jan 2005

Q-Roll's Firebird receives an "All Time System Best" with Swing Dynamics, The Wire, 17 Jan 2005

Cup Series Putter From Mitchell Golf, 22 Jan 2004
 

Dunlop Redneck Putter - Wilbur model, Golf-Gear-Review.com (press release), PA, 6 Jan 2005

 
DSP GOLF CONCEPTS INC. ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION AND INTRODUCTION OF SUDDEN D∂EATH PUTTER AT THE 2005 PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW , PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., The Wire, 6 Jan 2005

NEVER COMPROMISE INTRODUCES PUTTER LINES FOR 2005, HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif, 6 Jan 2005

Q-ROLL GOLF INTRODUCES THEIR NEW CELEBRATION SERIES OF PUTTERS AT THE 2005 PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW, PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., 6 Jan 2005

Otey Crisman Trademark Available, 22 Jan 2004
Mitchell Machine Art Blade Putters to Debut
Callaway Golf has Record Year in Global Counterfeit Crackdowns, The Scotsman, UK, 26 Jan 2004
Zen Oracle settles with Scotty Cameron and Titleist over the Cube, PGA.com, 12 Jan 2004
 
Dunlop Signs Daly to Contract - will play Dunlop redneck putter, Golf Channel, 13 Jan 2004
 
Long John Gripping And Ripping The Loco In 2004 - to play the Dunlop Redneck putter, 1 Jan 2004

Callaway Golf Introduces New 'Tour Blue' Line of Putters Featuring Milled Titanium Bodies with Tungsten Weight Inserts CARLSBAD, Calif. (January 22, 2004)

Aserta Sports Putter Sales Soaring

AsertaSports.com -- Turning Putting Upside Down

In the News - Monza putter, PGA.com, 19 Sep 2003

CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANYCompanyNews (Communiqués de presse), France  - Jan 6, 2004
Callaway has set record year in counterfeit crackdowns, iseekgolf, Australia, 27 Jan 2004

STX Putters Weighs In With New Sync Tour Pro
New Brass Cup Machine Art Putter from Mitchell Golf

PING Expands Putter Line With New CRAZ-E Model

Q-Roll Golf Introduces It's "New Generation

C a l l a w a y G o l f . c o m Press Release

Mitchell Machine Art Blade Putters to Debut
Callaway Golf has Record Year in Global Counterfeit Crackdowns, The Scotsman, UK, 26 Jan 2004

CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY ( Ticker ELY ), PR Line, France, 9 July 2003

Callaway Golf Adds Two New Models to Best-Selling Line of Odyssey Putters, Yahoo News, 23 Jan 2003

Callaway Golf Ball Staff Professional Lian-Wei Zhang Uses White Hot 2-ball putter in Singapore Win, Yahoo News, 30 Jan 2003

Champions Tour Mastercard Winner Quigley uses Oddyssey Putter, Yahoo News, 3 Feb 2003

Callaway PR - Odyssey Golf dominated the putter count with 83 putters in play, while the nearest competitor had just 32 putters in play. - 13 Jan 2003

The Wire: Mizuno Introduces A New Putter Line (8-02)
The Wire: New Golf Company, Q-Roll Golf, Inc., Unveils Q-Roll(TM) Putters Q-Roll(TM) Putters Enhance Golfer's Game with Improved Control and Accuracy Contact Ken Rudin CEO/President, Q-Roll Golf, Inc. 561-994-0760 kfr@qroll.com www.qroll.com (8-02)

The Wire: Scott Hoch Teams Up With Former Rocket Scientists Launching 'Golf Technology for the Future' PGA Superstar Joins Balance-Certified Golf, Inc. as Chief Technology Advisor Contact Audrey D'Onofrio SFX Sports Group for Balance-Certified Golf (8-02)

The Wire: Bettinardi Records Back-to-Back Victories On The Japan Golf Tour Contact Michael Crockett Bettinardi Golf 708-802-7400 mcrockett@bettinardi.com TINLEY PARK, Ill. (August 5, 2002)

The Wire: Castlehawk Golf Teams With DuPont Cool Max World Amateur Handicap Championships Contact Doug Johnson President/CEO Castlehawk Golf 866-299-2848 doug@castlehawk.com www.castlehawk.com FRESNO, Calif. (July 29, 2002)

The Wire: Young Korean Wins The Sybase Big Apple Classic Presented By Golf Magazine Using A Never Compromise Sub 30 B1 Putter Playoff appearance is the first for young champion, but not a new experience for her putter of choice - the Never Compromise

The Wire: Bettinardi Continues To Dominate Japan Golf Tour With Another Impressive Victory at NST Niigata Open Contact Mike Crockett Bettinardi Golf 708-802-7400 mcrockett@bettinardi.com TINLEY PARK, Ill. (July 29, 2002)

The Wire: Celebrity Samuel L. Jackson Makes $20,000 Winning Putt Using A Never Compromise TDP Putter At The Espy Celebrity Golf Classic Contact Yolanda Barraza Never Compromise 760-734-4242 ybarraza@nevercompromise.com VISTA, Calif. (July 23, 2002)
 
The Wire: Never Compromise Introduces A New TDP Mid-Length Putter Contact Yolanda Barraza Never Compromise 760-734-4242 ybarraza@nevercompromise.com VISTA, Calif. (July 11, 2002)

The Wire: Roberts Signs With TaylorMade To Play Rossa; Deal Teams 'Boss Of The Moss' With Els, PGA Tour's Top Overall Putter Contact Zack Smith zack_smith@taylormade-golf.com
The Wire: Gauge Design Golf Has Signed Shingo Katayama To A Multi-Year Contract To Play The Alu-Inser Putter Contact Gauge Design cpusa@connectnet.com www.gaugedesigngolf.com (May 1, 2002)
The Wire: SeeMore Putter Wins On Hooters Tour Contact Bruce Hutch National Sales Manager, SeeMore 352-694-2283/408-730-5388 nbhutch@atlantic.net (May 1, 2002)
The Wire: SeeMore Ships Two New Putters Contact Bruce Hutch nbhutch@atlantic.net (May 9, 2002)
 
The Wire: Never Compromise Launches A National Demo Day Program The company expects to conduct over 1000 demo days during the program Contact Yolanda Barraza Never Compromise 760-734-4242 ybarraza@nevercompromise.com VISTA, Calif. (May 6, 2002)
Kirk Currie Introduces New Long Putter and Stroke Trainer Contact Rick Wright 800-578-4732 RWright821@aol.com
The Wire: Ray Cook Golf Acquires Acclaimed Putting Teaching Aid Tela-MagicMirrors to become part of Ray Cook Product Offerings Contact Jack Lynch 512-751-4388 jlynch@raycookgolf.com DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (May 20, 2002)
The Wire: Never Compromise Is The Official Putter For The Chicago Short Game Challenge Approximately 5,000 golfers are expected to participate Contact Yolanda Barraza Never Compromise 760-734-4242 ybarraza@nevercompromise.com VISTA, Calif. (June 20, 2002)
The Winner of The LPGA Office Depot Championship Used a Never Compromise Z|I Sigma Putter to Capture Her 1st 2002 Title Contact Yolanda Barraza Never Compromise 760-734-4242 ybarraza@nevercompromise.com
The Wire: Round Putter On A Roll--The ROLO PUTTER(R) Contact Bernie Mohan rott09@aol.com www.rologolf.com PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 4, 2002)
 
eGolfWeekly Names Pixl 'Putter of the Year - GPA Wire

Callaway Golf Archived News Releases

Odyssey Putters Roll to Three Worldwide Tournament Wins; Callaway Golf's CTU 30 Ball Claims Another Tour Victory CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar 25, 2002 (BW SportsWire)
 
Callaway Golf Adds New Long and Mid Putter Models to World Renowned Family of Odyssey White Hot Putters CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BW SportsWire)--Jan. 24, 2002

Callaway Golf Partners With City of Indian Wells to Open Callaway Golf Performance Center CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BW SportsWire)--Jan. 13, 2002
 
Odyssey Golf Putters Finish First At Events On the PGA and Senior PGA Tours - 02/18/2002 Press releases - CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 18, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Odyssey(R) Dual Force(R) Putters were used by the winners of the only two major U.S. tour events that concluded yesterday.

Callaway Golf Company: Odyssey Golf Putters Finish First At Events On The PGA An... - 02/18/2002 Press releases - CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, FEBRUARY 18, 2002 (CCN Newswire via COMTEX) -- Odyssey(R) Dual Force(R) Putters were used by the winners of the only two major U.S. tour events that concluded yesterday.

Callaway GOLF CO - Odyssey Golf Putters Finish First At Events On The PGA - And ... - 02/25/2002 Articles & General info - New York, New York, Feb 25, 2002 (Market News Publishing via COMTEX) -- Odyssey(R) Dual Force(R) Putters were used by the winners of the only two major U.S.

Callaway Golf Extends the Odyssey White Hot Putter Line With Two New Models: White Hot '2-Ball' and White Hot Rossie Putters CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov 15, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/
Padraig Harrington Wins Volvo Masters With Callaway Golf Ball; Fourth Consecutive Win for New Odyssey White Hot '2-Ball' Putter CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/

New Odyssey White Hot '2-Ball' Putter Scores Dramatic Win at St. Andrews CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/

Odyssey White Hot Putter Used In Record-Tying Senior PGA Tour Win; New Callaway Golf HX Ball Off To Strong Start In First Week On Tour CONTACT(S): Larry Dorman, Mike Galeski, Millie Speirs  (760) 931-1771 CARLSBAD, CA., Oct. 1, 2001

Callaway Golf Staff Professional Colin Montgomerie Uses Rule 35 Ball And Odyssey White Hot Putter To Earn Second Win Within A Month CONTACT(S): Larry Dorman, Mike Galeski, Millie Speirs (760) 931-1771 CARLSBAD, CA., August 6, 2001

Emilee Klein Earns Wire-to-Wire LPGA Tour Victory; Callaway Golf Wins Ball Usage... - 07/16/2001 Press releases - CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 16, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Emilee Klein's resounding five-stroke victory at the LPGA Michelob Light Classic highlighted an exciting weekend for the Company's clubs and balls. PR Newswire

Emilee Klein Earns Wire-to-Wire LPGA Tour Victory; Callaway Golf Wins Ball Usage... - 07/16/2001 Articles & General info - CARLSBAD, Calif., Jul 16, 2001 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) Staff Professional Emilee Klein's resounding five-stroke victory at the LPGA Michelob Light Classic highlighted an exciting weekend for the Company's clubs and balls. Canada Newswire

Odyssey Golf LPGA Streak At Seven As Annika Sorenstam Wins Again; Bruce Fleisher Earns Senior Victory With An Odyssey Trihot Putter CONTACT(S): Larry Dorman, Mike Galeski, Millie Speirs (760) 931-1771 CARLSBAD, CA., May 7, 2001

Callaway GOLF CO - Rosie Jones Extends Odyssey Golf's LPGA Tour Winning Streak t... - 05/01/2001 Articles & General info - New York, New York, May 01, 2001 (Market News Publishing via COMTEX) -- Odyssey Golf's winning streak on the LPGA Tour hit six events yesterday as Rosie Jones used an Odyssey(R) Putter to win the Kathy Ireland Championship. Market News Publishing (newswire)

Rosie Jones Extends Odyssey Golf's LPGA Tour Winning Streak to Six - 04/30/2001 Press releases - CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 30, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Odyssey Golf's winning streak on the LPGA Tour hit six events yesterday as Rosie Jones used an Odyssey(R) Putter to win the Kathy Ireland Championship. PR Newswire

Rosie Jones Extends Odyssey Golf's LPGA Tour Winning Streak to Six - 04/30/2001 Articles & General info - CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 30, 2001 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Odyssey Golf's winning streak on the LPGA Tour hit six events yesterday as Rosie Jones used an Odyssey(R) Putter to win the Kathy Ireland Championship. Canada Newswire

ROSIE JONES EXTENDS ODYSSEY GOLF'S LPGA TOUR WINNING STREAK TO SIX - 04/30/2001 Articles & General info - Apr 30, 2001 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- Carlsbad, California - Odyssey Golf's winning streak on the LPGA Tour hit six events yesterday as Rosie Jones used an Odyssey(R) Putter to win the Kathy Ireland Championship. PR Newswire Europe

Three-win Weekend Solidifies Odyssey Golf As The #1 Putter Brand On Combined Five Tours In 2001 CONTACT(S): Larry Dorman, Mike Galeski, Millie Speirs (760) 931-1771 CARLSBAD, CA., April 18, 2001

Beta Group Launches Pixl Golf; Startup Heralds 'New Face of Golf' by Bringing Si... - 06/07/2000 Press releases - PALO ALTO, Calif., Jun 7, 2000 (BW SportsWire) --; Spin-Off Unveils New Line of Clubs Which Alter 'Face Dynamics' Business Wire (newswire)

Pixl Golf Introduces New Sales Reps; Pixl Increases Distribution Through Key Rep... - 03/14/2001 Press releases - PALO ALTO, Calif., Mar 14, 2001 (BW SportsWire) -- Pixl Golf President Art Chou today announced the initial hiring of several independent outside sales representatives that are part of a planned national distribution organization. Business Wire (newswire)
 
Callaway GOLF POSTS EXCEPTIONAL EQUIPMENT USAGE NUMBERS ON THE WORLD'S - 01/26/2001 Articles & General info - Jan 26, 2001 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- Carlsbad, California - Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) continued its tradition of strong usage equipment usage numbers on the professional tours in 2000. PR Newswire Europe
 
Callaway Staff Pro Annika Sorenstam Shoots 59! Record-shattering Round Leads To LPGA Tour Victory CONTACT(S): Larry Dorman, Mike Galeski, Millie Speirs (760) 931-1771 CALLAWAY STAFF PRO ANNIKA SORENSTAM SHOOTS 59! RECORD-SHATTERING ROUND LEADS TO LPGA
 
Callaway Golf Tops Equipment Counts On Senior PGA Tour; New Odyssey Trihot Putters Earn Their First Victory CONTACT(S): Larry Dorman, Mike Galeski, Millie Speirs (760) 931-1771 CARLSBAD, CA., January 22, 2001

Odyssey Golf Staff Professional Lorie Kane Earns Breakthrough LPGA Tour Victory CONTACT(S): Larry Dorman, Mike Galeski , Millie Speirs (760) 931-1771 CARLSBAD, CA., August 7, 2000

Odyssey Golf Scores Three More Wins CONTACT(S): Larry Dorman, Mike Galeski , Millie Speirs (760) 931-1771 CARLSBAD, CA., August 1, 2000

Red-Hot With White Hot: Annika Sorenstam Wins Her Fifth LPGA Event Of The Season CONTACT(S): Larry Dorman, Mike Galeski , Millie Speirs (760) 931-1771 CARLSBAD, CA., July 17, 2000

Sorenstam Uses Odyssey White Hot Putter To Win Largest LPGA Check In History CONTACT(S): Larry Dorman, Mike Galeski , Millie Speirs (760) 931-1771 CARLSBAD, CA., June 20, 2000

Odyssey White Hot Putters Score Another Two Tour Victories CONTACT(S): Larry Dorman, Mike Galeski , Millie Speirs (760) 931-1771 CARLSBAD, CA., June 5, 2000

Odyssey Putters Win Four Tour Events White Hot Earns Victories On PGA, European, Buy.com Tours CONTACT(S): Larry Dorman, Mike Galeski, Millie Speirs (760) 931-1771 CARLSBAD, CA, May 8, 2000

Odyssey Introduces White HotTM Putters Featuring Proprietary Golf Ball Insert CONTACT(S): Larry Dorman, Dana Shertz (760) 931-1771 Carlsbad, CA, Feb. 2, 2000

Teardrop Golf Wins Best Putter Award - 08/26/1997 Articles & General info - TearDrop Golf Co. (NASDAQ: TDRP), announced today that it has won the best putter award 1997-1998 from the Golf Industry Association (GIA). Business Wire (newswire)

Teardrop Golf Co. Scores Another Coup: Is Named The Official Putter Of The Golde... - 05/06/1997 Articles & General info - HILTON HEAD, S.C. (June 6) BUSINESS WIRE -June 6, 1997-- Will be featured on The New Competitors television series TearDrop Golf Co. (NASDAQ:TDRP) announced today that it has been selected as the official putter the Golden Bear Tour and the NGA/Hooters Tour. Business Wire (newswire)

Callaway GOLF CO - Ball Insert - 02/02/2000 Articles & General info - New York, New York, Feb. 02, 2000 (Market News Publishing via COMTEX) -- Golfers can now experience improved putting through chemistry with the new Odyssey(R) White Hot(TM) Putters. Market News Publishing (newswire)

Titleist Putters: A New No. 1 Among Players At The Masters - 04/10/1998 Press releases - The No. 1 putter among players on the PGA Tour is now the No. 1 putter among players at the Masters. the first time in 76 consecutive major events spanning 19 years - more players placed their trust in Titleist putters at a major tournament than the leading competitor. Business Wire (newswire)

Callaway GOLF CO - Odyssey Golf Staff Professional Lorie Kane Earns Breakthrough... - 08/08/2000 Articles & General info - New York, New York, Aug. 08, 2000 (Market News Publishing via COMTEX) -- With an outstanding putting performance, Odyssey Golf Staff Professional Lorie Kane captured her first LPGA victory. Market News Publishing (newswire)

Callaway GOLF CO - Odyssey Golf Scores Three More Wins - 08/03/2000 Articles & General info - Bruce Fleisher's record-setting victory at the Lightpath Long Island Classic was one of three tour victories for Odyssey Golf this past weekend. First-time winners on the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour also used putters made by Odyssey Golf, a division of Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY). Market News Publishing (newswire)

Callaway GOLF CO - Red-Hot With White Hot: Annika Sorenstam Wins Her Fifth LPGA ... - 07/18/2000 Articles & General info - New York, New York, Jul. 18, 2000 (Market News Publishing via COMTEX) -- Annika Sorenstam's win at the Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic was her fifth of the season using an Odyssey(R) White Hot(TM) 2 Putter. Market News Publishing (newswire)

Callaway GOLF CO - Carries Out Four State Sweep Against Illegal Knockoff Busines... - 03/08/2000 Articles & General info - New York, New York, Mar. 08, 2000 (Market News Publishing via COMTEX) -- Callaway Golf Company announced that its investigators have just completed the final phase of a three-month long, four-state enforcement effort against importers, wholesalers, and retailers of illegal "knockoff" golf clubs. Market News Publishing (newswire)

Callaway GOLF LAUNCHES ANTI-FAKE CAMPAIGN - 03/07/2000 Articles & General info - Mar 07, 2000 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX) -- (Full text of a statement. Contact details below.) Asia Pulse (newswire) 187. FOUR WINS IN FIVE WEEKS FOR TRIFORCE(TM); - 05/26/1999 Press releases - The new Odyssey TriForce Putters continued their winning ways on tour last weekend, as the winner of the NIKE Tour Knoxville Open used an Odyssey TriForce 2 Putter in his victory. PR Newswire

TRIFORCE(TM) SCORES SECOND STRAIGHT LPGA WIN; - 05/04/1999 Press releases - the second straight week, Rachel Hetherington used her new Odyssey TriForce 2 Putter to win on the LPGA Tour. Hetherington used solid putting down the stretch to hold off three challengers the City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic title. PR Newswire

Callaway GOLF CO - PGA Seniors' Championship - 04/20/1999 Articles & General info - New York, New York, Apr. 20, 1999 (Market News Publishing via COMTEX) -- The winner of the PGA Tour MCI Classic used a putter made by Odyssey Golf, a division of Callaway Golf Company, to sink a dramatic 35-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff at Harbour Town Golf Links. Market News Publishing (newswire)

PING Introduces Color Coding to Help Golfers Putt Better - 04/18/2002 Press releases - PHOENIX, Ariz., Apr 18, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- PING, the world leader in custom- fit and custom-built golf clubs, has taken putter fitting to the next level by introducing a Color Code system that optimizes performance and feel for its extensive range of putters. PR Newswire

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