Bryson DeChambeau makes bold prediction for the future of golf equipment

Bryson DeChambeau believes it won't be long before we can all make our own golf clubs at home.

Bryson DeChambeau
Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau believes we're not far away from a future in which people can design and 3D-print their own golf clubs at home. 

DeChambeau, 30, made headlines at the most recent US PGA for several reasons, one of which was that he was playing with a set of Avoda 3D-printed irons that he helped design. 

The long-hitting American has been known to tinker with his equipment. Thanks to his Physics degree, he often takes matters into his own hands when it comes to optimising his setup. 

With 3D printing becoming more common in everyday life, DeChambeau doesn't think it will be long before people design, make, and use their own irons on the same day. 

While the 2020 US Open champion's prediction may seem bold, his theory is backed up by the launch of Cobra's new LIMIT3D irons last month. 


The irons are the first commercially available 3D-printed irons, and they are said to provide the feel and workability of a blade with the forgiveness of a game-improvement iron.

While the new Cobra irons are obviously the product of thousands of hours of work from a dedicated R&D team, they do provide proof that fully printed irons are a plausible idea.

Whether this could be an issue for golf club manufacturers in the future remains to be seen. However, it does open up a whole world of possibilities for those who know how to use 3D printers and understand the engineering and physics behind making a golf club.

Hear what DeChambeau had to say on the prospect below

Much like any new technology, 3D printing is currently an expensive process. However, when questioned about whether all irons will be 3D printed in the future, DeChambeau said it may take some time.

The LIV Golf star told reporters:

"I don't know about that. I think the process as of right now is a lot easier CNC milling a lot of heads compared to 3D printing. Once it gets to a price point that makes sense, then maybe, but it is somewhat expensive. I don't think it's for mass consumption yet. But it will get there, and I'm certainly looking forward to some improvements in the technology."

While a future where golfers all make their own clubs at home may seem farfetched for the time being, 3D printing is certainly here to stay, and we believe it will undoubtedly play a big part in golf club manufacturing in the future.

While Cobra has taken the lead in terms of innovation, we can't help but feel that TaylorMade, Callaway, and PING will all follow suit soon.

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