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Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« on: July 01, 2018, 01:14:57 AM »
Firstly, thank you to Byron Morgan for being so accommodating. A visit to see the man himself is surely an interruption to his day. So whilst you couldn’t wipe the smile off my face, I was mindful not to make a nuisance of myself either. Seeing as I’ve travelled thousands of miles, I did cut myself a little slack though.

I just said this in another thread - many comments here make reference to the one man operation of Byron Design, but it’s hard to comprehend until you see it for yourself. The whole workshop feels very old school, of a master craftsman of infinite experience who just goes about his business with an eye on precision. There are not a plethora of computers, or sales/office staff, or even a shopfront really. All the notes I saw were hard copy with handwritten additions. It’s hard to describe but it really is like being in your grandpa’s garage. And I’m sure Mr Morgan wouldn’t mind me saying that as he mentioned at least one grandchild when we chatted.

I had a thought on a design and whilst it was possibly going to be tricky to execute, he was confident he would get me what I wanted and it would be perfect. Even experimented with a dud head right in front of me whilst I watched. Couldn’t ask for more than that and I’m glad I brought a little gift from home to thank him. He even met my wife (kids were on iPads in the rental) and stood for a photo.

So the bottom line from my visit was be patient through the ordering and waiting process. It may take a while but is worth it in the end.

Thanks again Mr Morgan.
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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 07:52:32 AM »
Looking good Byron!!! When I grow up I want to be him.
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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 08:00:09 AM »
It is Mecca. Gava a visit worth your trip, I am sure. Welcome to the US.
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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2018, 08:16:51 AM »
Very cool!

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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 09:20:21 AM »
It is Mecca. Gava a visit worth your trip, I am sure. Welcome to the US.

Thanks Bruce. Glad to have the experience and see it all happening at the coal face. Felt like I learned a lot just from being invited to walk through into his workshop where the magic happens.

To be honest I couldn’t read if he likes having visitors or not so I tried not to stay too long.
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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 10:22:20 AM »
So cool.  So California. 

Thanks for the post - that's a very patient family you've got to allow Daddy's little diversion while on vacation...

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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 07:50:27 PM »
LOVE seeing the pieces getting ready!! Awesome! 8)
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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2018, 12:56:48 AM »
So cool.  So California. 

Thanks for the post - that's a very patient family you've got to allow Daddy's little diversion while on vacation...

Yes it was very cool. And Frank after running with the kids for 2 days at Disney, I thought Dad earned a bit of time to do what he would like. Besides, with all he time spent travelling to get here, they’re pretty used to having heads in iPads. Doubt they even noticed I was gone.
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2018, 05:45:55 PM »
Cool story, thanks for sharing it and the pics.
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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2018, 06:31:44 PM »
I love that I see one lefty putter and it looks to be about 25 inches long. I bet it is Mini Morgan’s (Byron’s grandson) flatstick.
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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2018, 12:56:01 PM »
You gotta love Byron.  He's a legend. Congrats on the visit!
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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2018, 02:25:14 AM »
Great 'postcard' for us Gava - thanks mate.

I am green with envy and hope to have a photo of myself with Byron one day!

Look forward to seeing and hearing about the finished project.  :)

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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2018, 07:06:54 AM »
Great story with pictures to boot!  Can't wait to see the finished product!!

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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2018, 10:05:21 AM »
Way cool! I love these posts! Played an abbreviated 9 yesterday with my copper 008X in the bag...

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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2018, 11:51:45 PM »
Happy to hear you are back at it Jimbo!

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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2018, 04:45:38 PM »
Geez Gava. You've been everywhere on this trip. Well done.

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Re: Called in to the Byron Design workshop yesterday...
« Reply #16 on: Today at 06:19:11 AM »
Geez Gava. You've been everywhere on this trip. Well done.

Haha fair call Ryan, and thanks mate.  You should see my facebook posts - the comprehensive US family adventure!  Reads like a diary but I think we squeezed in all that we could aside from me actually getting to play golf.  A visit to two putter manufacturers and a 'call in' to Furnace Creek golf course in Death Valley (in 120 degree heat) was as much as I was allowed.

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