Business Spotlight - Bradley Putters
310 SW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Owner: Brad Converse
Downtown Grants Pass is fortunate to have some of the best businesses in all of Oregon including Bradley Putters. In fact, this business is so unique, you won't find one like it anywhere else.
The craftsmen that work with these gorgeous pieces of burl transform them into works of art in the form of golf putters. The wood he uses are some of our country's finest species and are some of the most beautiful you will ever see.
Brad was born and raised right here in Grants Pass. He loves this community and wanted to raise his family here. He and his beautiful family are about as wholesome as you can imagine. Brad studied Engineering in college, worked a decade designing military equipment and then his life changed for the better with one idea. He simply wondered what it would be like to create golf putters out of burl wood. He quickly made two prototypes and less than one week later, golfers were using and loving his creation.
Now, less than two years later, Bradely Putters has three craftsmen that bring life to these one-of-a-kind art pieces. They are American made and sourced, family-run and small town loved.
The best thing about these putters is they aren't just pretty to look at; they actually perform well in play. The technical aspects about the wood strength, density and feel is beyond the scope of this article. However, the putters have been used successfully by pros, hobbyists and enthusiasts all over the world. They are highly accurate. There is nothing else like it.
The shop is unique as well. It doesn't take a huge amount of space to craft what they sell. The rest of the beautifully converted, former antique store will make you feel at home. When you first step inside, you will see the giant Trackman Golf Simulator that Brad had installed so customers can try before they buy or just to come in test your swing and have some fun. Some of the best courses in the world are showcased on this simulator. It is virtual golf at its best.
Brad and his family are helping to build this community and they are doing a fantastic job. For more information, be sure to visit the Bradley Putters website.