The Annual PGA Merchandise Show was back in full swing in Orlando a few weeks back. I was pleased to have the opportunity once again to catch up with fellow golf professionals, visit with past business associates and explore new golf products. I was most excited about a new putter that’s rolling out in April, the Makefield V-S. Based in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, Makefield Putters are makers of both center and heel shafted putters, featuring Path of Inertia and X3 Weight System Technology
I discovered their heel shafted model during the Demo Day portion of The PGA Merchandise Show at Orange County National. I liked it so much I scheduled an appointment to meet the Founders, learn more about the company and tryout the center shafted model.
This is what I discovered. Everett Farr, Matthew Fuchs and Michael Little are the Founders of Makefield Putters. Their first model is the Makefield Putter V-S, the V-S honors Everett’s longtime golf mentor and friend, professional golfer and teacher, Vince Sullivan. Interestingly, the “Makefield” name came about from a daily drive with his family traveling along the Delaware River in the Township of Lower Makefield in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Makefield made an impression on Everett…“Make” is for what a putter is designed to do (make every putt) and “Field” stands for, who you play against.
Everett is a passionate golfer and tinkerer. He spent much of the pandemic downtime watching construction and engineering videos, in addition to commercials and reviews on various putters (like many of us). Everett observed that most putters were promoted heavily with theories and concepts, yet the engineering component seemed deficient. This motivated him to partner with Matthew Fuchs in 2020 to create an engineering company that specializes in 3D computer modeling and fabrication. This was the beginning and the foundation to implement his engineering concepts to create a great putter.
My first impression of the Makefield Putter V-S relates to the balance of the putter, it is precise, and the response of the ball off the face at contact is immediate and very fluid, I can attest to how accurate the ball kept its line. I hit numerous putts; long, short, straight and with various breaks. What I liked most about the putter was that I felt more in control of the putter and its path to the ball. Very similar to the feeling you get when you grip the PalmBird Putter Grip, you immediately feel like you have more of a connection with the putter and that you have greater control because of the connection.
The putter’s face pattern is unique too, using “Radial Cusp Face Technology” to propel the ball immediately. To describe the milling on the face, Makefield calls it, “individual intersectional nexuses”, a design that eliminates the ball “sticking” to the face like traditional “V” or “Line” milling.
The putter is milled from one solid piece of Aircraft Grade Alloy. The beauty of a single piece of material is that you can rest assured that it will maintain it’s structural integrity.
Additionally, Makefield Putters created the X3 Weight System ( https://makefieldputters.com/technology/ ) for different types of strokes and skill levels to maximize adjustability for all golfers.
The weighting structure is similar to the Driver Weighting System developed a decade or so ago that enabled golfers to change the weight of the head depending upon individual swing characteristics. Now, thanks to Makefield Putters you can have the same specialized weighting technology in your putter and not just to make it heavier… the design allows for specific positioning of the weight ( Face, Back, Heel and Toe ).
The putters are rolling out next month, you can learn more about the Makefield Putters, and reserve a putter too at: https://makefieldputters.com