What Are Titleist Bullseye Putters Made Of?

By Don Patton

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Acushnet Golf, makers of Titleist golf products, produced the Bulls Eye putter from 1970 to 2003. The head had a distinctive bright gold color when new and gradually turned dull brown with age.


Unlike putters made today the Bulls Eye was a simple thin blade design with a center shaft. Both right- and left-handed players could use the putter.


The putter was once popular with PGA Tour players and amateurs alike. With a thin sole and heavy head it was ideal for that era's slower greens and putting strokes that incorporated more wrist action. A few veteran players like Corey Pavin are still using their Bulls Eyes.


The head of the putter was made of soft yellow brass. Yellow brass is a common alloy with a very specific composition: 65 percent copper, 33 percent zinc and 2 percent lead.


The putter had a fluted shaft made by True Temper that was designed to eliminate any twisting of the head at impact.


Later models had Tacki-Mac rubber grips with an option for leather, but earlier ones came with only the classic leather wrap grip.

About the Author

Don Patton has been writing since retiring as an engineer in 2006. He has written study guides, short stories, articles, and essays, and in 2009 was published in "Chicken Soup for the Golfers Soul; The Golf Book." He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of California Berkeley.