06/13/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/13/2021 08:16
Ian Poulter, a friend through their shared interest in design, and with whom Lamb will be working on a few golf-related products like ball marks and divot-repair tools, visited the shop during the recent Charles Schwab Challenge while the trophy was in the early stages.
'I respect what he does,' Poulter said after shooting a third-round 69 at Congaree to reach 4 under for the tournament. 'He's made an amazing trophy. It's awesome. My dad used to work in CNC machining back in the day, machine-milled aerospace industry stuff, fine precision stuff, so when anyone is making that type of stuff, it's fun to see it in action.
'I saw pretty much the front fascia of the schoolhouse,' Poulter continued. 'So, the front panel was done. He was testing the color finish. It wasn't pieced together. I saw the cardboard cutout of exactly how it would look, and it's come out amazing.'
A golf enthusiast whose five employees include his sister and mother - his 75-year-old grandmother has also worked for him when she's in town - Lamb is entirely self-taught and began working out of a garage. Today he works out of a vastly upgraded 10,000-square-foot shop. His putters, especially, sell out quickly among his loyal following of enthusiasts.
As for the trophy, he said, it comes with just one caveat.
'I don't know if the winner will be able to pick it up,' he said with a laugh. 'It's not light.'