SEVEN X GOLD’s FACTORY- Only a few days ago we showed you one of the SEVEN X GOLD’s FACTORY putters now another limited one-off design made in collaboration with the Master himself Masayuki Sasaya. This one is very special it’s our very first custom center shaft putter with a black center Teramoto shaft.
This putter was originally a heel shafted putter, so the master started by cutting the neck off and filling the hole with metal and hand grinding it flat then he welded the hosel to the proper position and adjusted all specs for optimal performance. The sole was then enhanced with two 20g heavy tungsten weights along with a fatter slit line that doesn’t extend through the putter; this slit line design is something new for Gold’s Factory, and we found it does a great job at enhancing feel yet not changing it drastically as many other slit lines can.
Finished in NiCr Satin with Copper Underlay it’s final head weight comes out to 376g! Follow the Jump for more stunning captures of this one of a kind putter…
SEVEN X GOLD’S FACTORY – Introducing a new collaboration series by SEVEN GOLF together with Master Masayuki Sasaya of the Prestigious Gold’s Factory in Japan. Together with Master Sasaya we feel we can bring you the very best hand crafted putters that money can buy, in the coming months we will be showcasing various special edition SEVEN putters that have been meticulously altered and modified by Master Sasaya himself.
The main selling point of SEVEN putters is the use of the Japanese SM490A material known to be the perfect compromise between SUS303 which many say feels too firm and FE Carbon, which many agree feels too soft, SM490A has been proven to produce a mild and dense sensation like a cold stick of butter. Follow the Jump for many more photos and explanation of the X GOLD’s FACTORY upgrades…
A classic putter modified by Gold’s Factory the Hiro Matsumoto 100 Forged is a carbon head originally with a very light head weight. This putter was bought used by TSG from one of our forum members with our intention to bring it back to life by polishing the edges and removing scratches while applying a fresh new finish and most noticeable is the quad overlapping tungsten weights and slit line on the sole to increase it’s head weight significantly and change its feel.
This putter is finished in soft black with a polished sole and face and will be available in the TSG proshop in coming weeks, if interested in this one of a kind modification please email us directly at [email protected]
Some Japanese Golf Clubs are still made the old fashion way like SEVEN’s Hizukuri Putter – It starts with our heavy head made of S20C the furnace is heated to about 1200 degree’s putting the S20C on the verge of melting which makes it easier to manipulate and bend by hand.
The crafter then pulls the head from the fire while it’s glowing red and pounds and pounds with a hammer over and over again layering the steel and compressing it while pulling and bending the neck section to shape. If you like what you see more after the Jump…
I’m tired of writing Kyuzo.01 so I’m calling them K1’s from now on. Here’s a standard K1 with Black Mirror Finish, I used to call this finish something else but then member Spoon used the term Black Mirror in a forum thread and I think this describes them better.
Technical Term – Soft Black 100% Polished
Known as – Black Mirror
aka – Twilight
Only 1pcs available – Click Here | Follow the Jump for detailed photos…
Nobody in the golf industry even comes close to the success that Yuji Numazawa has had in his career in regards to golf equipment design. No one…
Payne Stewart, Seve Ballesteros, Greg Norman, Bernhard Langer, Gene Sarazan, Lee Travino, Jose Maria Olazabal and that is just a fraction of the players who used his handmade equipment back in the day. This is Numazawa-san’s story…
A sight to behold, take a look at this one! Creativity was flowing a couple months back and I decided to put a concept together for a truly special Gold’s Factory putter. It’s called the 2016 German Silver Multi Insert Putter, so much going on it’s hard to decide where to start. Let’s just stop for a second and look at that beautiful sole shot… ok ready? now follow the Jump…
Introducing VM-Tech by Gold’s Factory a putter and shaft insert made of stainless steel and while small it does a few very big things for putter performance & feel. The first is it increases the putter heads verticle MOI from neck to face, horizontal MOI measured from low on the front of the face to the furthest point back, face balance is measured heel to toe while Vertical MOI produces a top to bottom balance adding a little more distance for the same length stroke + more forward roll, but how could such a small piece of metal have such an effect on the Vertical MOI? well because this tiny part is 20 grams heavy which brings us to it’s second advantage, your putter head is now heavier so this is not only a good thing for balance and feel but also a cost effective way to increase head weight. Finally when using a steel putter shaft it the VM-tech insert dampens and softens the feel as the shaft vibrates up into the hands this is an extra barrier reducing the harsher vibrations where the putter hosel meets the shaft. So in the end you get a greater Vertical MOI, + 20g weight, and softer feel with better roll.
Taking this a step further gold’s factory has created gold plated versions of the VM insert which are supposed to better for dampening vibration while adding a cool subtle gold band between the putter shaft and the hosel (pic not shown). The new VM-Tech insert by Gold’s Factory sells for about a #100 in standard stainless and $150 gold plated. Please get in touch to modify your putter with this option by emailing [email protected]
By Yuji Numazawa, One product the Armsgain Model-01 Putter a design now touted in Japan for being one of the most well balanced in the golf industry, In 1985 Yuji Numazawa met Gene Sarazen and Carsten Solheim who both after speaking with him recommended he create the perfect putter, back then he was working for Honma Golf and that year he retired from the company to pursue his own dreams.
Numazawa-san travelled to the United States to connect with the aura that American golf had surrounding it and after returning to Japan a year later joined Bridgestone sports in 1987. A total of 30 years experience for top manufactures working with tour pro’s and amateur players, then a long period of silence as he lost motivation in 2008.
Shortly after Numazawa was casually asked to design a putter for one of Japan’s rising players from that moment on his passion and enthusiasm was re re ignited to its strongest level ever, shortly after coincidentally Mercedes-Benz reached out to Numazawa-san to produce a limited edition putter with an “inseparable relationship of beauty and function” It was released in limited numbers ( 200pcs ) and sold close to $3,000 usd, all pieces sold in under 1 month.
Numazawa-san considered the fact that 40% of the score comes from a players skills on the green and that the putter was truly the most important club to master in the bag and along with skill the player needed a tool an extension of their vision of the ball rolling into the cup.
For more about the putter itself please follow the Jump…
The brand SEVEN has been around for less than a year although the Kyuzo.01 putter was started years prior with a small batch of 10pcs done with the help of Golds Factory in modifying the blank SEVEN heads, they were beautiful yet very expensive so we decided the new goal would be to make something that had the quality and performed and felt as close to the original and rare 10pcs as possible. The requirements were simple, it had to be made in Japan by the best people using the best designs and materials as well as provide a wide array of custom options prior to release earlier this year we were informed very few putters could be allocated to us by our factory, doing our best we produced that amount and nearly all sold out in the first month pre booked to customers and shops all over the world and that is why some may have seen them in Thailand or Korea already prior to official launch. At the time of this post there are less than 20 putter heads available to offer.
It has an incredible fit and finish, it rolls end over end with minimized skipping, and feel oh boy yes not to soft and not so firm just right we sourced metal materials from the best supplier we could find in Kyoto Japan testing SUS303, 304, SM490A, Fe Carbon, etc.. In the end we decided on something firmer than carbon but softer than stainless so we selected SM490 giving a dense and buttery vibration going from the head, through the shaft, and up to the hands. Every putter can be modified we bring in the raw heads in and can bend and finish, assemble, and paint fill per order above you see NiCr Satin with translucent red paint fill, Follow the Jump to read and read about and see more putters…