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2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« on: June 23, 2009, 10:42:29 PM »
Just a few days away  :w00t:

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 07:32:51 AM »
I land at 11am Friday morning.  If anyone wants to play golf say around 12:30 let me know.

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 09:01:52 AM »
UGGHHHH....wish I didn't have to go to a dumb wedding.  Had a great time last spring, somebody make sure to take lots of pics so I can really hate myself.

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 09:57:32 AM »
I'm not able to play golf, but am able to head to the Studio around 4:00 or so.  Is there any place where guys will be meeting for a few 'pops' before heading over to the Social?  After a few Vodka/Lemonades my credit cards will flow a bit better, assuming Bob has some putters for us :)
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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 10:34:52 AM »
Was this event by personal invitation only?

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 11:19:26 AM »
I can't wait! My Bettinardi that I sent off to be refinished still hasn't showed up, so I may be putterless. Should be fun either way! Can't wait to see what all there will be to purchase, I know I'm leaving with a shiny new putter.

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2009, 12:20:47 PM »
At least one. My bet William is you leave with three putters, two buckles, three covers and two shirts. 
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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2009, 01:28:07 PM »
At least one. My bet William is you leave with three putters, two buckles, three covers and two shirts. 

LOL. Oh, forgot to PM you. I can't play Friday at that time unfortunately. The guy I am staying with had something else set up.

And I will be putterless for the trip. My putter that was supposed to be back on Monday is not here. Needless to say, I am furious.

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2009, 03:06:22 PM »
Man, I am going to miss being there. 


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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2009, 06:25:59 PM »
Can't wait till next year so I can go again.

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2009, 06:40:14 PM »
Man, I am going to miss being there. 

Wow!  We'll miss you.  Last year, you were da' MAN.

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2009, 07:05:29 PM »
To everyone going,

Have a Great Time!!!


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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2009, 09:18:31 PM »
I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone there.  I have a feeling my credit card will be smoking afterwards.
Patrick Gibbons makes one darn good scorecard holder.  Some serious goods there.  Top notch.

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2009, 09:22:28 PM »
Wish I would have known this was happening....Heck, it is my long weekend and I have nothing to do!!!!

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2009, 11:28:19 PM »
I'm sad to miss another one, but definitely hoping to be able to make it next year, if there is one...
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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2009, 05:53:40 AM »
Sitting in the airport now. Tee time in 8 hours and 45 minutes LOL.

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2009, 07:38:14 AM »
Was this event by personal invitation only?

Yes.

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2009, 07:41:42 AM »
Sitting in the airport now. Tee time in 8 hours and 45 minutes LOL.

William....have a safe flight. Call my cell when you get in :)

Jimmy

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2009, 07:43:59 AM »
Where are the pics?

mr.upndown

Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2009, 08:46:06 AM »
I was at the studio last week and saw the putters that are going to be for sale....lots of cool stuff. I'll bet one model will only last minutes if they havn't been presold already

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2009, 09:31:15 AM »
I was at the studio last week and saw the putters that are going to be for sale....lots of cool stuff. I'll bet one model will only last minutes if they havn't been presold already

Chris

There's approximately 200 putters that will be available for our guests to purchase. It will be first come first served when the studio doors open around 7pm on Friday so bring your taser :P

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2009, 10:07:49 AM »
Any JAM's?

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2009, 10:43:12 AM »
I can't believe I couldn't make it for the second year in a row!  This makes me nauseous. :barf:
A wise man once said, "You don't have enough putters...until you have ALL the putters."

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2009, 03:20:17 PM »
DASS Rory's?

Please post pics guys and have agreat time!

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2009, 11:19:55 PM »
For those going--please take and post a lot of pics.  I want to see all 200.   :)

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2009, 12:08:09 AM »
Here's venno learning how to drive a cart.

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2009, 08:17:45 AM »
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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2009, 09:23:00 PM »
PICS........

mr.upndown

Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2009, 10:44:11 PM »
who got the copper 3/4's?  those were sweet

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2009, 12:34:34 AM »
where's the pics?  i'm waiting... lol

but seriously, hope everyone is having a blast out there this weekend :)
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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2009, 02:08:27 AM »
Here's my haul...

First: The new BB8 3/4 # 7 of 7

Second: Copper BB1 3/4 # 7 of 7

Third: 3/4 Carbon Proto in Black Prism

Now I have all 3 "7 of 7" 3/4s and the prototype.
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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2009, 02:11:23 AM »
This was fun too...

5:20pm - Via Text Message

Doug: I was just the first person outside your company to drop a cigar ash on your name.

Bob: Jack ass.

Doug: At least you know it was a good cigar!

Bob: This is true!
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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2009, 03:18:35 AM »
Some sweet gear you picked up Mr. Doug  :)!

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2009, 07:08:20 AM »
good looking putters and headcovers.

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2009, 07:59:19 AM »
Sweet looking putters Mr. Doug.  :thumb:   8)
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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2009, 09:31:37 AM »
Doug,

Nice pick-ups!

Nice Cigar as well.


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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2009, 10:11:48 AM »
Wow!  Is the copper solid or plated?  Either way, SWEET stick!  Congrats Doug.
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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2009, 11:13:29 AM »
solid copper...

i know where two other ones went...

anyone got photos of Tony's 1 of 1?

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2009, 03:53:36 PM »
Do I see leather boot covers?  :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

 :)
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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2009, 08:09:24 PM »
Come on guys...lets get some more pics up!!!

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2009, 09:10:10 PM »
Sitting on the back porch at Crystal Tree with all the guys. What a great week. I'll post pictures of my goodies as soon as they show up from the Studio.

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2009, 10:53:08 PM »
Do I see leather boot covers?  :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

 :)

Bambi...when those covers arrived I said to myself "how the heck did she know" :P

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2009, 11:59:37 PM »
Hats off to Bob Bettinardi, Jimmy Nick Ben and the rest of the Bettinardi gang. A world class event went off without a hitch and they made everyone feel welcome.
Awesome job!!
Alan
Hopefully new stuff will arrive this week at the office. "Honey the 19 boxes from the Bettinardi Studio are just really mostly ball markers and divot tools- they just needed to get rid of a bunch of really big boxes"!!
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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2009, 03:59:18 AM »
Doug: those are sick!  Glad you were able to get ahold of the 7's.  Enjoyed hanging out and swapping cigars with you during the weekend.  Enjoy the Gold Medal and other goodies!

This years event was absolutely amazing.  Couldn't ask for a better event run by better people and attended by such a great group.  Thanks again to Jimmy in particular for inviting me, and once again to the rest of the Bettinardi gang for hosting such a great event!

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2009, 08:36:07 AM »
Pics...Jimmy? Nick? Rondo? Anyone?

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2009, 10:07:27 AM »
Little time for photos. About 30 guys let in a 25 x 25 foot room. You had to look quick, pick a putter, give it to one of the Bettinardi boys, they took it to the pay station / packing, then you looked for another, etc.  I got a couple I wanted and have not see them since I handed them off.

I have some photos of the shop but I am on my way to the airport typing this on my iPhone so photos will come later.
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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2009, 03:26:27 PM »
Do I see leather boot covers?  :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

 :)

Bambi...when those covers arrived I said to myself "how the heck did she know" :P

Now I just have to figure out how to get one!

 :-\

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2009, 06:03:53 PM »
Absolutely a world class event.  Everything was awesome!!!  The Bettinardi gang are truly wonderful people and really went out of their way in every means possible.  The tour of the studio was incredible and to see how the science and art are combined was exciting to say the least.  It was great to meet and hang out with everyone.  I enjoyed everyone's company.
Patrick Gibbons makes one darn good scorecard holder.  Some serious goods there.  Top notch.

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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #48 on: June 28, 2009, 08:15:52 PM »
Here are a few photos from inside the working area of Studio B. Notice there are actual CNC milling machines where all the putters with the Bettinardi name on them made. No Bettinardi putters are outsourced.

You will see some raw material including aluminum, copper, aluminum bronze, stainless steel and DASS in its bar stock form. From this bar stock billets will be cut to size to mill specific putters.


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Re: 2009 Bettinardi Summer Social
« Reply #49 on: June 28, 2009, 08:21:25 PM »
Here is a create full of forgings that will make their way to a CNC machine for milling into putters. Most but not all putters are milled from billets. Some are CNC milled from high quality forgings. The billets are hammer pressed into what kind of look like crude putters. This process alines the grain of the steel, removes all or most all of the air pockets, etc.