Bobby Jones began putting with his original Calamity Jane™ after a friendly round at the Nassau CC on Long Island before competing in the 1923 U.S. Open.
The brother of Stewart Maiden (Jones’ teacher) heard Jones complain about his putting, and handed him a putter he had named for the famous female sharpshooter from the Old West. Jones holed a 30-foot putt on his first try and kept the putter in his bag to win the U.S. Open days later.
Being an explosive personality, Jones’ Calamity Jane putter almost split several times. He applied three whipping applications around the Hickory shaft to firm it up. Our Calamity Jane™ replica is exact, including the three whipping points.
-12 in stock
This putter replicates the Willie Dunn Pyralin putter that was patented in 1903. The sides of the head “are parallel and substantially at right angles to the face for a short distance, so as to aid in fixing the direction of the shot.” It is one of the first center-shafted putters ever produced and is face-balanced.
Hand wrapped leather grip
Solid hickory shaft
Choose 33, 34, 35, 36 inch length
Call for custom lengths.
Alex Smith Putter
-3 in stock
Alex Smith was the oldest of five brothers who traveled from Scotland to find their fortune in America. Smith won the U.S. Open in 1906 and 1910 and was an accomplished clubmaker. Our Alex Smith putter is a duplicate of an original putter made by Smith and is a traditional long nose style. This is one of our most popular Hickory-shafted putters.
-3 in stock
The Ambi-Dex putter was first offered in the Wilson catalog in 1925. It was described as “an ingenious center-shafted wood head club, made with dual faces of brass. Its peculiar construction gives it exceptional balance.” It can be played either right or left-handed.
-39 in stock
The HB putter has a wide-flanged sole and dot-punched face framed by vertical lines along with nicking on the hosel. It has a duo-flange head design, with a thick top-line gently curving inward.
This putter is a replica of the classic Spalding HB putter. The original Spalding HB (standing for Hollow Back) was offered in 1919 by A.G. Spalding & Bros. and ushered in an era of blade-style putter designs that are used to this very day.
Solid Hickory shaft
Fenuine leather grip
Playable with modern golf balls
Choose 33, 34,35,36 inches
LG Yardsmore Putter
-8 in stock
This famous MacGregor putter is so named after the material that was used in the face inlay of the putter. MacGregor received a patent for the Yardsmore material in 1919 and originally used it in their renowned Persimmon woods.
MacGregor said in their advertising that this material would hit it “yards more” than other inserts. We have limited quantities of this special putter, patterned off the MacGregor model, turned into a Louisville Golf classic.
Solid Hickory Shaft
Genuine Leather Grip
Playable with Modern Golf Balls
Choose 33,34, 35, 36 Inches
-16 in stock
Harry Vardon, winner of 7 major titles, including six Open Championships, remains one of golf’s luminaries, in no small part due to the success of Mark Frost’s book (and subsequent movie from Disney), The Greatest Game Ever Played.
The book and movie tell the powerful story of underdog Francis Ouimet’s unlikely win over Vardon in the 1913 U.S. Open. Vardon’s search for the perfect putter led him to Arthur Brown; Vardon used this BV putter made by Brown to win two of his six Open Championships.
-9 in stock
The Fancy Face Putter is a MacGregor Yardsmore model with cosmetics to match the Fancy Face woods.
-1 in stock
This unique putter was originally named the Chantilly after the hometown of the inventor in France. It soon became known as the "Gassiat" after Jean Gassiat, a four time French National Champion and Winner of the 1912 French Open.
The toe of the putter is at a right angle to the face which the inventor claimed help you better align the putter.
-20 in stock
“You’re my boy Blue!”
This Special Limited Fancy Face Putter is handmade by the craftsmen at Louisville Golf. It is a Persimmon head finished in a beautiful bluegrass blue and turned out of the classic MacGregor Yardsmore model. Ol’ Blue is trusty on the greens.
Head Material: Persimmon
Model: MacGregor Yardsmore
Hosel: Pitched-linen whipping
Shaft: Solid hickory
Shaft Length: 34,35,36 inches
Grip: Handwrapped leather
Playable with modern golf ball
-4 in stock
In 1903 Willie Dunn Jr. received a patent for one of the first center shafted putters. This putter was not only unique because it was center shafted, but the material it was made from was one of the first thermoplastics – Pyralin. According to the patent the “pyralin cushions the shock will adding power to the shot.
The original Kempshall putters are rare and collectible. A black one sold at Sotheby’s auction for $1625. The white one, which Sotheby’s says only around 5 are known to exist, sold for $2000.
Louisville Golf has chosen the Kempshall putter to be the first product in its Collectors Series. Only 100 of each color Kempshall will be made. Each putter will be stamped with its number (001 of 100, 002 of 100, etc.) and will be accompanied with a certificate of Authenticity.
The replica Kempshall putter is made from a more modern thermoplastic since pyraline is no longer available. You will see in the Louisville Golf Kempshall that we paid every attention to detail to replicate the original Kempshall as close as possible: the cross hatch scoring on the brass face, the contrasting alignment mark, the weight plugs in the back of the head, the solid hickory shaft and the hand wrapped leather grip.
Like all Louisville Golf putters the Kempshall is completely playable. This center shafted, face balanced putter can complete with any modern putter.
Samuel Ryder Putter
-1 in stock
Robert Forgan first began making his own clubs in 1856. In 1863 Forgan was appointed “Golf Club Maker to the Prince of Wales.”
This putter is a replica of the Forgan design which dates before 1863; this model specifically was made for Samuel Ryder, the namesake of The Ryder Cup matches held in Louisville in 2008.