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Kronos loves the classics

The other day I had the opportunity to play a very causal round with a set of hickory clubs from the 1890s. A gentlemen by the name of Chris McIntyre who runs a hickory club rental company in San Diego came out to show my friends from Japan and me the way golf was played in the 1890s. 

We got to play gutta-percha golf balls. We made our own tees from water and sand. It was an amazing experience that I think everybody should try at least once in their life.  

Check out the photos below. I will try to load some videos soon.  

-PL

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Hand Finished Metronomes #handmade #madeinusa #putter #milled

The Metronome putters are very close to being finished. The putters are still being hand finishing but they are getting closer to being ready for play. The carbon steel ones will be coated to protect them from corrosion, but the stainless steel ones will continue to be hand worked and can be played as raw stainless steel.

The next step in the long process is actually building the clubs. This heal shafted putter requires a custom hand bent double bend shaft to make it face balanced. Stay tuned to see more details. 

 

For more info on how to get your hands on a Metronome putter please contact a dealer on our dealer page.

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Mandala putter model hatching #billetmilled #madeinusa #OG #golf #putter #howitsmade

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Mandala putter model hatching #billetmilled #madeinusa #OG #golf #putter #howitsmade

Step into the world of Kronos and find out how we make our Mandala putter. We are not afraid to show you how make our products because we are proud of how each one is made. Each putter head is made individually in the USA. We don't fear being copied because you cannot fake all that goes into these putters. Nearly all machinist will tell you "no secrets here, just blood, sweat and tears." 

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Feel the Sound

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Feel the Sound

Players describe feel in many different ways. Most use adjectives like soft, hard, solid, smooth, clean, and even good; but what does this all mean? What causes these perceptions?

Understanding what constitutes the feel of a putter requires an in-depth look at mechanosensory (vibrations and sound) and photosensory (visual) stimuli. Perhaps surprisingly, sound usually dominates our determination of "feel."  How the sound of impact relates to feel is similar to how the smell of food relates to taste.  It is absolutely critical.

Since sound is so important we wanted to document and analyze the sound of our putters impacting golf balls. Earlier this week we went to Aviara Golf Club to record both stainless steel and carbon steel Kronos putters at impact. We also were able to record shots hitting the sweet spot versus toed off-center shots.

We hope to provide you with a better understanding of feel through analyzing these sounds.

Below are some sneak peek pictures of our set up. 

Look for the post in the Technical Blog

--PL

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Hand Lathe D'Arcy Ferrule

Here is a quick look at the "first operation" of creating a ferrule for our D'Arcy blade. I cut the outer diameter of the aluminum rod. From here I will taper it down then bore out a hole on the inside for the shaft. This outer diameter has to match the outer dimeter of the neck of the D'Arcy. Please stay tuned to see the rest of the process.

--PL

It fits!

Hand turned ferrules will always be slightly different. That is what makes them beautiful right?!

Ready to be shafted

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2013 Orlando PGA Show Photos and Vids

Our debut show was a hit. To be honest it was a bit overwhelming, especially the Demo Day. With people arriving from every direction to our outdoor booth it was tough to keep track of all our pieces. 

The three days of indoor exhibition couldn't have gone better. Interest in our clubs poured in from all over the world. We also had a few on-site interviews.


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