About Bettinardi Golf History..
Bettinardi Golf began in 1991, when Robert Bettinardi walked into a golf shop in the South West suburbs of Chicago. He noticed a putter in the shop that said it was milled on a Bridgeport milling machine. The Bridgeport mill had been a standard in all general machine shops at the time, but was now becoming extinct with the invention of computerized milling (C.N.C.). Having the knowledge that his (C.N.C.) equipment would be a much better way to mill putters, he decided to call the company’s name on the back of the putter. One call and wouldn’t you know it, the O.E.M. golf company was looking for a new source. From 1991 to 1998, Bettinardi Golf was considered the go to for all that wanted the best in milled putters. In 1999, Robert took a few of his designs and went to his 1st Tour event in Greensboro NC. It was at that tournament where history would be forever changed. Tour professional, Jesper Parnevik, chose a putter to try. It was love at first sight and the tournament record of 23 under par sealed the deal for Bettinardi Golf’s Future. With its 1st tour victory, Bettinardi Golf would go onto win more than 70 other tour events including a similar situation at the 2003 US open. Jim Furyk picked up a very different design called the Baby Ben. He then went on to victory for his and Bettinardi Golf’s 1st Major. Throughout the next few years the company was becoming known for its highly engineered products, including its patented milled belt buckle. Beauty and craftsmanship are what distinguished the Bettinardi brand from all others. A state of art manufacturing facility and the finest engineers are what separate Bettinardi from the rest. It’s now your turn to feel what precision truly is.
Designed, Milled & Built In The USA
In an era in which many manufacturers are under tremendous pressure to move their operations overseas, Bettinardi Golf is proud to be one of the few putter makers to have remained in the United States. Despite numerous offers to set up facilities in China and elsewhere, Robert J. Bettinardi remains committed to his staff, his community, and ultimately his dream to produce the finest putters requiring extreme attention to detail. As he notes, "My office is 15 feet from the shop floor; I can see every piece being created, make quick changes if needed. I can oversee all operations and insure the quality that the Bettinardi name produces. I couldn't do that if my shop were 6,000 miles away…"
Dedication to quality means dedication to quality craftsmen. The highest quality craftsmen are found in the United States of America. They are the force behind Bettinardi Golf's success. For that, we cannot thank them enough. When you try a Bettinardi Putter, you'll want to thank them, too.