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2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« on: April 03, 2010, 01:46:11 PM »
We are 1/4 of the way into 2010, and it is time to crank up the test programs for this year.  I feel like last year we took a big step forward to enhance the program and improve the experience.  Still, I am not satisfied.  I want it to be better still.  I am working on improvements to the "putter tube" and alternatives.  What I would like to hear from those who participated in the 2009 test panels is what changes/improvements would you like to see.
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 10:53:06 PM »
Biggest thing for me would be cutting down the weight of the tube.  I think the testing fee is fine, personally, but when you have to ship the tube also it gets expensive.
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 06:54:17 PM »
While cutting the panel size would help them to finish quicker, the cap could leave a lot of people out of luck for testing.

Also, no test putter should have "Matthew Saternus" stamped on the bumpers. :)
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 07:23:02 PM »
I dont care what it is...I just want to test something!
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010, 08:34:52 PM »
Biggest thing for me would be cutting down the weight of the tube.  I think the testing fee is fine, personally, but when you have to ship the tube also it gets expensive.

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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010, 11:02:18 PM »
While cutting the panel size would help them to finish quicker, the cap could leave a lot of people out of luck for testing.

Also, no test putter should have "Matthew Saternus" stamped on the bumpers. :)

I would have more test panels of fewer testers to accomodate all that are interested...
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2010, 12:53:37 AM »
That I do like.  I was thinking smaller panels of the same number...
Maybe concentrated geographically to cut down on postage costs and transit time.
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2010, 03:59:03 AM »
I definetly do not mind some cost associated with the testing program. I would like to see more testers get opportunity to participate in the program.

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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010, 06:23:24 PM »
BTW, if you have ideas to improve the test panel that are not in the poll, don't be bashful.  Post them here.
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2010, 11:59:27 AM »
OK, what kind of swag?  Price point?  8)
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2010, 06:59:25 PM »
Bag Tags!
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funkyfedora

Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2010, 08:47:26 PM »
Like this?

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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2010, 09:06:46 PM »
Nope got that one. I want a milled one.
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2010, 09:12:02 PM »
A milled Bag tag? Hm... Interesting.

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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2010, 09:42:45 PM »
milled sounds great!
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2010, 10:47:08 PM »
Desired swag: Milled bag tag
Desired price point: Free!

In all seriousness, I have no idea what milling a bag tag would cost, so I might be way out of line, but if it could be personalized with engraving or stamping, I would be first in line at $50.
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2010, 12:34:25 AM »
What do you think of one based on this (the surfboard, not the hat  ;) )?
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2010, 01:33:53 AM »
I still like the Club Byron logo and think it is under used... Maybe the CB logo? I will try to do a quick Photoshop mock up...

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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2010, 02:00:45 AM »
Here it is.

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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2010, 02:01:25 AM »
Honestly I love every logo that is involved with the company.  For something that's going to last I'd be willing to put out enough money to buy it. 

Other putter companies have put them out at a decent price point.  Not saying I want to skimp on it but I think it can be done and appease most of the potential customers. 

Hopefully my post doesn't sound too negative or rude, it's late and I need some sleep :) I'll be dreaming of a milled bag tag with paint fill to match my UTenn Sun Mountain carry bag!!!!
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2010, 12:43:38 PM »
Here it is.
I still like the Club Byron logo and think it is under used... Maybe the CB logo? I will try to do a quick Photoshop mock up...

The thing is that is not the Club Byron logo anymore.  Byron never cared for that logo much.  Presently this is the logo...
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2010, 12:47:47 PM »
Honestly I love every logo that is involved with the company.  For something that's going to last I'd be willing to put out enough money to buy it. 

Other putter companies have put them out at a decent price point.  Not saying I want to skimp on it but I think it can be done and appease most of the potential customers. 

Hopefully my post doesn't sound too negative or rude, it's late and I need some sleep :) I'll be dreaming of a milled bag tag with paint fill to match my UTenn Sun Mountain carry bag!!!!


The logo that I am using as my avatar is my favorite.  I am assuming Ryan did this one.  I have to go with Funky though I like the CB logo a lot.
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2010, 12:49:14 PM »
Aww... Drat.

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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2010, 04:15:15 PM »
What do you think of one based on this (the surfboard, not the hat  ;) )?

I like the surfboard, though if I had my druthers the bag tag would be the shape and size of the hole.  I am aware that this is what another putter maker does, but the putting greens around me are always crowded and I would get a lot of use of out a hole-sized bag tag.
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2010, 04:31:11 PM »
I really like the Surfboard Idea and would be down with a handstamped milled "bag-tag"...... lol....typing that kinda hurt.  Not a big fan of the C B logo, much prefer the putterhead one.
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Re: 2010 Byron Test Putter Program - Poll #1
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2010, 05:41:18 PM »
As for shape of the bag tag, we want to do something that is unique.  There are lots of round, square, rectangular, triangle bag tags out there.  I've been working on various ideas with free-form shapes, but I think a surfboard shaped version is the way to go...
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