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JTI

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Pretty special 12g for a Charity event, Faxon style!
« on: May 03, 2012, 04:37:38 AM »
So our 12g forging is pretty versatile in terms of what heel/toe weighted design head shapes you can get from it. Having grown up when Brad Faxon was in his prime and was always seen as one of the best putters to grace the greens I have always liked Faxon. So a while a go we made a 12g in the style of the old MyDay Faxon used to use but with slightly smoother and softer bumpers and a heavier headweight.

So this one was sitting on my desk waiting for me to decide what to do with it, I had my eye on it to add it to my collection, so when a friend/customer called me to say he was playing in a Charity day and wondered whether we could put forward something to be auctioned off, with 10 days before the day, this one seemed perfect for it.

I sent the putter down to one of the hand engravers that does work for us and he put a lot of small scroll on it, three 24ct inlaid sightlines and a 24ct inlaid circle around the sweetpot. The charity day is being run by Kenny Dalglish (Liverpool Football Club manager) in aid of breast cancer which his wife managed to bravely battle through, so we also added a tip of the hat to their famous anthem 'You'll Never Walk Alone' on the sole of the putter, of course changing Walk to Putt.

The putter has now been blacked so I will get some other pictures up once I get back to my home computer.


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Re: Pretty special 12g for a Charity event, Faxon style!
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 09:52:47 AM »
Very cool!

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Re: Pretty special 12g for a Charity event, Faxon style!
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 11:22:58 AM »
While I appreciate the complexity, I've never been a fan of the engraving on putters.  I love the different shapes your getting out of your 12g forgings though.  Pretty incredible that this one came from a similar block as the other 12g models you've posted.  Truly some classy putters, James.

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Re: Pretty special 12g for a Charity event, Faxon style!
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 11:38:53 AM »
Appreciate the responses!

I agree, the engraving is a bit love or hate, some people love it, some people think it is too much. I personally love it because it is something that is done by hand and think it is an art, but at the same time, the putter I game doesnt have any intricate engraving on it.

But then that is why putters are great and in my opinion better than any other club in the bag, everyone has a very different idea as to what looks good, great or even terrible, which provides for some great opinions over what constitutes a 'great' putter.

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Re: Pretty special 12g for a Charity event, Faxon style!
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 12:38:52 PM »
Damn, James Ingles makes some beautiful putters!!! Id love to see one in person, I cant tell if the engraving would be a distraction or really cool to actually use. Great piece of art though.

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Re: Pretty special 12g for a Charity event, Faxon style!
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 12:50:28 PM »
I love it - the engraving, the shape, everything....

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Re: Pretty special 12g for a Charity event, Faxon style!
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 01:02:42 PM »
I will get an address pic for you guys a bit later today, from address you cannot see the engraving at all really.

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Re: Pretty special 12g for a Charity event, Faxon style!
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 01:43:08 PM »
Looks fantastic!

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Re: Pretty special 12g for a Charity event, Faxon style!
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012, 02:01:28 PM »
Here are some more pictures of the finished putter, from address you you really cannot see/notice the engraving.

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Re: Pretty special 12g for a Charity event, Faxon style!
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2012, 04:23:04 PM »
Fabulous!!! Personally, I love the small scroll work.

When I lived at Hillside Golf Club in Southport, Kenny and his wife were members, so I got to see them quite a bit. Very nice folks, although he is a bit difficult to understand sometimes!!! He was still playing for Liverpool at the time, so it`s quite a while ago.

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Re: Pretty special 12g for a Charity event, Faxon style!
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 04:05:36 AM »
I have heard great things about Hillside. I heard from a friend that Birkdale wont allow any footballers to join and as such quite a high proportion of them play at Hillside, I definitely need to play both Birkdale and Hillside, for some reason they have been missed so far.

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Re: Pretty special 12g for a Charity event, Faxon style!
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2012, 11:08:32 AM »
Yes, it`s true that Birkdale doesn`t want footballers as members, so they tend to go to Hillside and Southport and Ainsdale.

Hillside is a great course, really underrated in my opinion. My parents ran the restaurant there, so we lived in a flat on the 2nd floor of the clubhouse. I had a pretty good time playing golf at Hillside :D

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Re: Pretty special 12g for a Charity event, Faxon style!
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012, 11:24:40 PM »
Another great piece of work.  I love the head shape and I love how many different looks you can get from that 12g head.  Very impressive.
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