A major piece of the golf industry is the refurbishing and customization of golf clubs. There is a massive niche market in putter restoration and customization and it can get pretty expensive. I decided to try and find a pretty beat putter and fix it up into something beautiful.
I went to Golf Galaxy near my house and found this used Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport in pretty beat up shape. The damage wasn’t so bad that it was beyond my means of fixing up, but bad enough that it would prove to be a tough endeavor.
The first thing I did was use a small file to work out all the deep dings and scratches. This picture shows a bulk of that phase. I proceeded to work out the bumps a little more after these pictures were taken.
After that initial phase, I went to a 220 grit sandpaper and wet sanded the putter down even more to smooth out the finish a step further. After that, I proceeded to use a 400 grit sandpaper and wet sanded the putter again to make it even smoother and cleaner.
Wet sanded with 800 grit. Starting to shine a little.
Last bit of wet sanding with 1000 grit paper.
After all the sanding, I used Brasso polisher, did some hand polishing, then some Dremel polishing, then more hand polishing and that about did it for the finish. The picture of the face is not completely polished in this picture. I didn’t really do anything to the face of this putter to avoid ruining the milling on the face.
Last but not least, the final product. Ok, not final, I’ve changed the paint on the flange line 3 or 4 times.
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