If you play golf, you already know that your putter is one of the most important, if not THE most important, tool in your collection. While your putter type depends on what you’re trying to accomplish in your game, the putter head can be custom made to be a unique representation of you as a golfer.
Enter David Fernandez, innovative clay artist and our featured artist for this weekend’s Art Fest by the Sea in Jupiter/Juno Beach, with his breathtaking clay collection. If you’re not a golfer, believe us when we tell you that you’ll want to be by the time you’ve seen his work. This weekend, you’ll have a chance to win a beautiful handcrafted, custom-made putter head, so we thought we’d show you what the process of making one looks like.
Yesterday’s blog introduced you to David. We told you a bit about his journey as an artist and avid golfer, and how it influenced him to combine his two passions into an interesting kind of art piece that also serves as what he calls a “Precision Art Putter”. We also showed you the first of four steps in how the putters are made. Today, we show you step two!
Step #2: Molded and Cut to Precision
As David turns the wheel and molds the clay, he waits for it to be half dry. Once that happens, he can move on to the next step: cutting the putter head to USGA (United States Golf Association) regulations, which usually dictates it should be about 10 degrees.
The third step gets interesting so be sure not to miss it! To find out more about the Art Fest by the Sea, happening Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., check out Howard Alan Events on Facebook and Twitter. You can also join our Instagram Street Team by following us on Instagram and tagging your photos from this weekend’s festival with #ArtFestbytheSea .