In 2013, Steve and Jeff assembled the very first RX1 prototype with parts commissioned from a local machine shop. They sat in Steve’s rec room anxiously waiting for the epoxy to set and secure the shaft so they could see how their design performed. After what seemed like an eternity, the glue had set. They took the putter, adjusted the weight and lie angle and started rolling putts. They were astonished at the results - incredible stability and control, great feel, very consistent and great sound too - they immediately knew that they had created something special.
Excitement grew as they began showing the putter to friends as well as professional golfers, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Soon, they traveled up to TPC where they presented the RX1 putter to Deane Beman, former PGA TOUR Commissioner. At first glance, Deane’s eyes lit up and said, “I know what you’ve got there - that’s a lie adjustable, High MOI putter!” Deane eagerly rolled a few putts, watching one drop after another and said, “This is the most technologically advanced putter ever made. I want to be involved.”
Needless to say, Steve and Jeff were beyond ecstatic to receive such a compliment from Deane Beman, a man who was not only had a tremendous career as a professional golfer, but had also played such a significant role in the success and growth of the sport during his 20 years serving as PGA TOUR Commissioner. Not only did Mr. Beman love the putter and the science behind it, but he wanted to be involved!