Blacksmith Class, Forge Your Own Golf Putter, Ottawa

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Forge Your Own Golf Putter

Blacksmithing is an ancient craft and this experience offers a chance to visit a real forge and be guided in the art of making your very own vintage style 1920's golf putter. From this blacksmith class, you will get a sense of the trade and its history while enjoying the artistry of the craft.
Where:Hammond, Ontario
Availability:Currently not available
Learn the time-honoured tradition of blacksmithing! 

This Breakaway Experiences' blacksmithing class is a unique opportunity to get your adrenaline flowing and create a completely functioning golf putter from scratch. Your experienced instructor is there all the way to provide plenty of guidance and help, so pick up that hammer and step up to the anvil - you'll be amazed at what you are capable of producing.

A little golf club history…

There is little knowledge about the design of golf clubs during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Clubs from these era's are extremely hard to find. Most will already be in private collections or museums. During the latter part of the 1700's rough iron headed clubs started to be produced by Blacksmiths.

Wooden headed putters were still being produced up to the end of the 19th century but with irons having substituted various woods. It was only a matter of time before putters would also start to be made with metal heads. These types of putters began to enter the scene after 1900 and in a few years there were many designs to choose from, not unlike today.

What’s included:

  • Learn the ancient and noble skill of blacksmithing.
  • Work to create a vintage style 1920 golf putter in the workshop.
  • 4-hour session in a relaxed and fun environment.

When: Available year-round with select class dates each month (subject to availability).


Need to know:

  • Maximum number of participants per class is 4.
  • The minimum age to participate is 14 years.
  • Participants under 16 years must be accompanied by an parent or guardian. 
  • Participants under 18 require a waiver signed by their legal guardian.
  • Steel toe shoes or boots are mandatory.
  • Full length cotton or wool pants and a long sleeve cotton or wool shirt are mandatory.
  • Rings, bracelets or necklaces cannot be worn during the class. Exception is for a medic alert item.
  • Students are to provide their own water and snacks. At least 1 litre of water is recommended.
  • Gloves, aprons and safety glasses will be provided.


Whether you are looking to begin a new hobby, simply looking to try it or for a unique gift, this unique blacksmithing lesson is the ticket!


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