On the first green, Chad DeHart reached into his golf bag and grabbed his new secret weapon. At first, his buddies were just curious. Despite its traditional lines and popular blade style, they had never seen a putter quite like it.
After tapping in for birdie at Bear Creek Golf Club in the Southern California foothills, his three playing partners peppered him with questions: “What is that?” “Where did you get it?” Inside the back of the 3D-printed club head, a novel structure helped DeHart roll his putts precisely where he wanted.
On the third green, DeHart stood over a 12-footer for birdie and gently knocked it home. Now, his friends asked to try the putter for themselves and demanded to know: “When is this coming out?”
“They’re not real happy with me since I switched to it—I don’t think anybody likes to lose,” DeHart, a two-handicap golfer, says with a smile. “With this putter, your confidence goes through the roof. You feel like you can make almost anything.”