How to build a putter from start to finish | The Build Shop

If you’ve never done it before, building a golf club can feel like a complicated task. But once you learn the basics, it opens up a whole new world of customizing and personalizing your gear. Although there are a lot of components that can go into building certain types of clubs, starting with a club that requires the fewest steps — like a putter — can help you quickly learn the basics.

In the first video from our newest Build Shop series, we show you the entire in-depth process from start to finish. Better yet, we offer a ton of tips along the way, so you can learn the process yourself.

Why building a putter is a great place to start

Unlike a driver, fairway wood or irons, building a putter doesn’t require a ferrule, meaning you don’t have to worry about not having the correct tools. And since most putters use a steel shaft, you don’t need a chop saw to complete the final assembly. Instead you can use a basic pipe cutter to cut the putter to the final length, if required.

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Ryan Barath Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.