Kevin Burns Golf was founded in a small garage in Mountain View, California, as a club repair company in 1989. In 1991, having found much success Kevin shifted his attention to designing and crafting putters. Frustrated that he was not getting the quality and craftsmanship he desired as a result of contracting out the manufacturing of his putters, Kevin decided to use the money he and his wife had saved for a home and bought his first milling machine in 1993. Kevin is a self taught machinist who acquired his expertise from being purely determined, trial and error and constantly reading manufacturing books to improve his knowledge. A few months into perfecting his first putter, the model 9301 was born. Kevin was now able to create and capture his artistry and perfection and mold it from a single billet of steel into a piece of art.
Kevin continued to change the golf industry by making advances no other putter maker had ever at the time. A noticeable accomplishment was in the year 1996 when Kevin was the first person to create a putter with a copper insert.
That same year in the month of February, Kevin had his first breakthrough. The PGA Tour was stopped in Los Angeles, California for the Nissan Open. Kevin and reps were present working with numerous PGA Tour Professionals that included Craig Stadler. After Craig began talking with friends from college, he misplaced his putter that he planned on using for the tournament. He had remembered that Kevin gave him a putter to try out and he immediately sent his caddy to retrieve it. You see, When the television cameras zoomed in on Craig Stadler's putter, as he crouched over his final stroke, millions of viewers saw the words Kevin Burns jump onto their television screens. A break through that Kevin had been patiently waiting for. Craig Stadler proudly walked off the 72nd hole at Riviera Country Club with the championship in hand. Stadler won the event using a Kevin Burns Signature Series 9304 putter.
The year 1999 proved to be the biggest year for Kevin Burns Golf. To start the year off Kevin reinvented the weight. He was the first person to use tungsten medal as a weight in a putter. In April of that same year, José María Olazábal walked away a champion from one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world, The Masters. Olazabal won the event using a Kevin Burns Signature Series 9304 putter.
Having found much success Kevin decided to partner with Bridgestone Golf Japan in the year 2001. From there, Kevin developed the famous Tour Stage line of putters. After years of a great partnership with Bridgestone Golf, Kevin decided to move onto a new project in 2004.
From 2005-2015, Kevin was researching and developing his new business model the "Kustomized Series". In those years Kevin developed his revolutionary fitting machine. The fitting machine features a state-of the-art biometric fitting arm that captures your exact length, lie, loft and weight. This gives every customer a tour level fitting experience and putter built specifically for them.
From 2015-2017, Kevin updated his milled putters into a two piece configuration and began offering the "Customized Series". The benefit of having a two piece interchangeable putter is the player are never stuck with their original set up. If the player wants more weight, less weight, a new neck style or is in need of a different lie angle then it can be simply swapped out. Every putter is precisely milled for a snug fit that most people do not even know it is a two piece putter. A fully custom experience unlike no other putter company on the market.
2017-Present, In 2017, Kevin's son, Brendan, joined the company, adding a new dynamic to brand, making Kevin Burns Golf one of the very few successful family run business in golf. Under this time period, KB Golf has expanded our lineup to reintroducing our 9305 Long Neck, 9320, and holding over 50 tour wins worldwide.
Thank you for supporting our family owned brand.
-Kevin and Brendan Burns