Barber Pole Golf, a new company based in Ireland, has a line of brass headed putters made in California. The solid c360 brass heads each have a face design they call Radius Face Technology that produces a true roll according to testing.
“Radius Face Technology is designed to stroke the golf ball above the equator,” said A.J. Crinion, Putting Technologist Barber Pole Golf. “The connection produces immediate topspin and a true, forward roll for improved control and accuracy. By combining the natural properties of c360 Solid Brass with RFT, Barber Pole Golf has a truly unique and reliable putting instrument, which will reduce your number of putts, lower your score and increase your enjoyment of the greatest game ever played.”
In testing done by Quintic, a respected independent testing lab in England, Barber Pole putters achieve “true role” in the first 12 inches of the putt.
Barber Pole’s Irish Links series has been introduced and each is machined from a block of solid brass to eliminate any possible “dead spots” or “air pockets,” a problem that occurs sometimes in putter heads made by casting. The CNC milling produces putters of extremely high quality with structural integrity.
“Feel can be defined as a combination of the actual impact and recoil being transmitted from the face of the putter, up the shaft, through the grip and ultimately to the hands,” Crinion said.
The Irish Links series has four models: Ballybunion ($369) a double-bend center- shafted and face balanced mallet; Portrush ($349) a classic plumbers neck offset design; Waterville ($369), another mallet with the face-cavity divide slightly thicker for a more solid feel; Lahinch ($349) flow neck.
Barber Pole believes not everyone wants a mass-produced putter and although their production is more expensive than casting and other forms of manufacturing, some things are just worth the investment.