Material Properties

Material Properties
Aluminum (6061-T6)                         1.560 oz / cubic inch,  40,000 PSI yield strength,    95 Brinell hardness
Aluminum (7075-T6)                         1.621 oz / cubic inch,  73,000 PSI yield strength,  150 Brinell hardness
Brass (360)                                          4.913 oz / cubic inch,  45,000 PSI yield strength,  143 Brinell hardness
Bronze (954)                                       4.833 oz / cubic inch,  37,000 PSI yield strength,  179 Brinell hardness

Copper (C110)                                    5.168 oz / cubic inch,  10,000 PSI yield strenght,    80 Brinell hardness
Steel (A-36)                                         4.533 oz / cubic inch (for weight comparison only)
Brass and Bronze are slightly over 3 times heavier than aluminum so inversely and for a given weight, putters made from Aluminum will have 3 times more mass than putters made from Brass or Bronze.
The Aluminum and Brass putter design images illustrated at right both have the same top design profile and both have the same weight  - - the variation is in the thickness.
Putters with thin sections, such as the ‘Reinhard Putter’ illustrated herein with up-turned letters, may ping or resonate slightly like a tuning fork, especially when made of brass - - thus being the reason that bells are frequently made of brass.
Copper is a softer metal and should only be used for cosmetic accents or for putters that have a solid thick body without small details.
Protection of Putters
Aluminum, brass, and bronze are non-ferrous metals and, although being resistant to corrosion, will tarnish (aluminum will tarnish very slowly; brass will tarnish quite quickly).  The front brass cylinder at left illustrates a newly polished surface; the rear cylinder illustrates advanced tarnish. The initial shine can be periodically maintained with the supplied “Miracle Cloth” or other customer-obtained tarnish removal product.
Do not use chemical, non-water-based, offensive odor nor non-natural products for putter protection.  Harsh chemicals or acids may scratch, pitt, or corrode finishes.
Gold Plating
As a cosmetic option, Gold Plating applied over brass will set a thin 24K layer of gold that will not tarnish.  However, since gold is very soft and is prone to wear off at areas that receive frequent touching or handling, it is only recommended for brass accessories or accents and not for the body of the putter itself.
Non-ferrous metals are softer and will scratch and dent more than steel.  The following care should be followed to maintain the cosmetics of the golf putter.
  • Keep golf putter head cover on at all times except when actually putting.  Always clean golf ball prior to putting.  Avoid using on hard and gritty surfaces.  Do not use as a ”Texas Wedge”.  Do not excessively lean on putter.  Do not hit ground, golf bag, or other clubs.  Do not slam club into golf bag.   Do not throw club.  Do not throw golf bag with putter and other clubs to ground or into car trunk.  Do not allow putter to contact or rattle with other clubs.  Do not store putter in places subject to extreme heat and freezing temperatures (car, car trunk, exterior shed, etc.).  On recently aerated greens covered with sand, hover club slightily above putting surface.
  • Do not allow others to use your custom putter.
Best Care Procedure:
  • Take putter with golf putter head cover on from golf bag or golf cart to putting green.  When it is your turn to putt, remove head cover and place next to removed flag pin.  As soon as putting is complete and ball is removed from hole, place cover back on putter - - prior to placing back in golf bag.  
  • By doing this on every hole, it will become a habit and you will not forget to place the head cover on the putter and you will not lose the cover.  But more importantly, you will protect your putter from the violent jostling that occurs against other clubs in golf bag, especially when using a golf cart.
  Remember, each putter is unique and one-of-a-kind, so take care of your putter as if it were - -

A Work of Art

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Your Putter Design

                   Protection Cartoons       by Melissa

Images that came to mind to Melissa, a non-golfer, while proof-reading text.

Keep head cover on at all times except when actually putting.

Avoid using on hard and gritty surfaces.

Do not use as a
"Texas Wedge" ...

... whatever that is.

Do not
lean on putter.

Do not hit ground,
golf bag,
or other clubs.

Do not store putter in places subject to extreme heat and freezing temperatures.

Do not allow others to use your
custom putter.

Do not
throw club.

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