Year made- 2003, Revision No. 11, Number produced- 10 and numbered 1 through 10
These special satin finished carbon steel E203.11 putters were designed for Jack Nicklaus' personal use. Built around the E203.11 Slant Top head, these putters were made in a range of weights from 325 to 340 grams for Jack's personal experimentation. This particular model exhibits Jack's double sight lines on the putter top line.
Serving as Jack's club designer, I always make a small number of each of my new putter designs to his specs, for his personal inspection and use. The remainder of each group, not in his possession, are what you see here.
Together with the Special Edition head cover these rare putters make a limited edition's, limited edition. A very small number of putters made for the greatest player of all time.
Model E203.11 is blade style head with an elongated cavity for heel toe weighting. The blade is different from the other models in that it is tapered from heel to toe in two directions. This design makes the toe taller and wider than the heel, as the the top line "slants" upward and the trailing edge "slants" backward. The Slant Top looks a bit more upright at address and the tapered trailing edge helps the player close the bade at impact. This blade was designed for the right handed player whose tendencies are to push putts to the right and is a time proven classic design.
The top line is a bit thinner on this model giving it a sleek look behind the ball. A shallow cavity insures a solid thick face and the tapered heel and toe masses balance the head perfectly for unparallel feel at impact.
As with all the models, edges in the cavity are machined parallel unlike cast putters that must incorporate small draft angles.
The overfit neck incorporates an extended internal post that provides a greater surface contact area between the shaft and neck. This improved connection between shaft and head,gives less vibration at impact, and super solid feel. The slender overfit style also gives a clean confidence building look at address.
The patented sighting system incorporates a positive raised center line, with recessed dual outside lines for sure alignment under any lighting conditions. No matter the position of the sun, the raised center line casts a small helpful shadow for alignment aid.
Offset is 1/2 shaft and the neck is positioned slightly more towards the center of this model giving it a hanging angle of 32 degrees. Loft is set at 3 degrees. Each head is machined from a single solid block of carbon steel which starts with a weight of approximately 11 pounds. This technique ensures continuous metallurgical grain flow throughout the head and neck and consistent harmonics from putter to putter. Models are nickel plated with a glare and corrosion resistant finish.
Design and studio photography by Plus 2 International, Inc.
Selected product photography by Jeff Lucero and Camada Sports
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