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moecat01

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2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« on: May 15, 2008, 08:24:25 PM »
'nuff said :laugh:

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008, 11:11:20 PM »
I'll get the camera going now.
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008, 12:36:01 AM »
Well I know one putter that won't be on display at Studio B. ;)  Will post pics after everyone else does :P

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008, 12:45:34 AM »
Now, I am curious :laugh:

Well I know one putter that won't be on display at Studio B. ;)  Will post pics after everyone else does :P

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 01:06:13 AM »
Now, I am curious :laugh:

Well I know one putter that won't be on display at Studio B. ;)  Will post pics after everyone else does :P
Me too!!!

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2008, 01:17:02 PM »
Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if other PT members have some rare Bettinardis that won't be seen at the social either.  They're encouraged to post here, too :)

Ty

Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2008, 12:56:25 AM »
Just got back, so much putter porn. I'm sure Doug has some great pics!

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2008, 12:57:50 AM »
Just got back, so much putter porn. I'm sure Doug has some great pics!
He couldn't have been the only one carrying a camera ::) ... didn't you snap some photos? ;)

Ty

Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2008, 01:03:06 AM »
I did not. I don't remember actually seeing too many flashes...

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2008, 01:58:53 AM »
It's tough to "take it all in" at the same time you are trying to remember to take pictures.  I'm loading mine in now...give me a few min.
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2008, 02:09:04 AM »
Here's a few of some random stuff we saw tonight...

Copper made a big debut tonight. I love the "tip of the hat" to Karsten. Total Class...

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2008, 02:11:32 AM »
More putters...

These headcovers sold out in about 2min.
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2008, 02:15:14 AM »
Here are afew pics from Bob's office. NOTHING was off-limits. No question was unanswered...no drawer or cabinet was locked. If it was in there, it was fair game to open, look at, roll a few...

The shelf with all the raw heads is just inside his door. Some good ideas, some "ok" ideas, some bad ideas...all available to look and learn from.
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2008, 02:17:40 AM »
Here's a gem or two from "the old days"...

Classic I Mini prototype. (What do you think that's worth?)

The first Classic I ever milled...the plastic prototype.

Extra-Extra long-neck prototype Scottydale.
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2008, 02:19:33 AM »
Bob answering questions...

PT Members and other friends playing with prototypes and other cool putters.
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2008, 02:23:55 AM »
Here's a "Fat Boy" BB2 (8802/Napa Style) I found in Bob's cabinet...
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2008, 02:26:16 AM »
A PT mod picked this Tour 3/4 up...by remote-control! (This is before it went to have the paint changed...)

Check out the crazy bend on the hosel of this BB1. The cool part was...it looked like a normal putter at address!
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2008, 02:28:14 AM »
Sea-Snake Leather stitch-back grips were pretty popular! There were 10 different colors.
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2008, 02:28:27 AM »
Those headcovers are sweet!  Any chance of another release on those smiley face ones?  :)
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2008, 02:31:16 AM »
Nope...all sold out!

Couple of random putter shots....

Here are a few new bags that were available...ever seen a carry bag with exotic leather?
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2008, 06:28:17 AM »
Doug,

Great pictures, thank you!!!


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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2008, 06:35:31 AM »
I am in love.  Did anyone pick up that BB2 with the slot?  Ben, a PM is coming your way.

drchipinski

Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2008, 06:49:16 AM »
Awesome pics. WOW.

Incredible stuff and I am sure a great time. Thanks for sharing.

xraes

Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2008, 07:40:29 AM »
Doug,
Thanks for taking the time to take, and post, the pics. That looks like an incredible time, wish I could have been there. You guys have a great weekend, and keep the pics coming .

 :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: 

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2008, 08:44:22 AM »
Thanks for the pics Doug,

Its looks like you guys had a good time, and I see lots of sweet putters!!

Matt

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2008, 09:31:36 AM »
Thanks for the pics Doug and the updates.  Just wish I could have been there in person.  Looks like everyone's having a great time.
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2008, 09:49:02 AM »
Wow , great pics Doug...

I would have loved to see all the expressions when the "Kool Aid'" headcovers were brought out....keep them coming and have fun on the course today...



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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2008, 10:03:34 AM »
Doug,

Thanks for the pictures and the commentary.

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2008, 10:42:50 AM »
Here's a gem or two from "the old days"...

Classic I Mini prototype. (What do you think that's worth?)

The first Classic I ever milled...the plastic prototype.

Extra-Extra long-neck prototype Scottydale.

Damn.  Great stuff.

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2008, 11:31:13 AM »
Doug,
Thanks for the pictures!!

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2008, 12:47:36 PM »
Doug, thanks a lot for the pictures.  I hope you guys had a great time, at least it looks like it from this side of the screen ;D

The Mini, oh that is the one that doesn't exist ;D

Again, thanks Doug!

Hector

drchipinski

Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2008, 02:22:07 PM »
Doug, thanks a lot for the pictures.  I hope you guys had a great time, at least it looks like it from this side of the screen ;D

The Mini, oh that is the one that doesn't exist ;D

Again, thanks Doug!

Hector

I would like to post that over at....well you know where

CameronKid66

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2008, 02:30:48 PM »
Doug, thanks a lot for the pictures.  I hope you guys had a great time, at least it looks like it from this side of the screen ;D

The Mini, oh that is the one that doesn't exist ;D

Again, thanks Doug!

Hector

I would like to post that over at....well you know where

Que?  No speak any english, senor! :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2008, 08:50:44 PM »
I got something for you Jeff...  ;)
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2008, 09:26:49 PM »
awesome pics doug!!! whats the story behind the copper, 1.5 style neck? how many, for sale, etc...
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2008, 10:04:47 PM »
I think there were 16 of each made. long-neck, regular, and bent.

The cavity said...

Bettinardi
60477 Tinley Park, IL
Patent # 2,309,758   (The patent for a mill.)

Pretty cool...
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2008, 10:09:32 PM »
Doug, I think only 3 of the 8802 style.
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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2008, 01:06:07 AM »
16 standard, 4 flow(1.5), 4 longneck, 5 mallets, 3 bb2, 4 lefty bb1, and a habdful of slants was how the solid copper putter lineup was brolen down IF I remember correctly


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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2008, 01:11:53 AM »
...and not a single one without a sightline...
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drchipinski

Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2008, 09:06:07 AM »
I got something for you Jeff...  ;)

NICE!

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2008, 09:53:45 AM »
Here is the DASS BB2 with a flamed finish I picked up at the social.  Just got home late last night and had an awesome time meeting everybody and seeing all the putters.  This putter came in at 339g with a sound slot and looks amazing when the light catches it right.  Check out the pics it looks sweet.






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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2008, 10:02:06 AM »
That's beautiful MizMan29.  I've got to get one of those grips!
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drchipinski

Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2008, 10:16:49 AM »
Martini headcover is sick. I am going next time....lucky bastards.

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2008, 10:22:55 AM »
Very beautiful putter!  Thanks for sharing those picks!

Hector

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2008, 10:27:55 AM »
Wow amazing looking putter you got there, and sweet head covers!!

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2008, 11:34:18 AM »
Some solid copper pictures from before the event started...


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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2008, 11:37:31 AM »
The Outdoor cigar setup worked great, and went to good use...it was perfect conditions, a soft breeze and in the 60's!


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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2008, 02:30:49 PM »
2008 Kool Aid Classic

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2008, 07:40:55 PM »
Here is the DASS BB2 with a flamed finish I picked up at the social.  Just got home late last night and had an awesome time meeting everybody and seeing all the putters.  This putter came in at 339g with a sound slot and looks amazing when the light catches it right.  Check out the pics it looks sweet.







Mike and Dustin....the Bb2's you guys picked up were just beautiful.

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Re: 2008 Bettinardi Spring Social
« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2008, 07:47:11 PM »

Mike and Dustin....the Bb2's you guys picked up were just beautiful.

Jimmy

Thanks Jimmy...They are easily the best looking BB2's I've seen, and thats saying a lot!