About Us

Mission Statement

MACHINE Starter’s mission is to create new, innovative, high-performance, high-quality products and technologies to improve your enjoyment of the game of golf.  All this on the first and only crowd-funding website in golf.

Over the years, hundreds of thousands of putters, grips and other clubs have been invented, designed, manufactured, built and shipped to golfers all over the world, including all 50 states and 36 foreign countries.

Ten Hall of Fame golfers and over 140 other tour pros have used Dave Billings’ innovative HOG and MACHINE designs, and won 17 Tour titles along the way, as well as countless other successes, awards and accolades.

The new MACHINE Starter Project is the culmination of many years of R&D and a very significant amount of passionate work, helped along by the tremendous support from friends and customers.

We are very excited to offer the next chapter and phase of our work, building on all our past successes, and many lessons learned.

The MACHINE Starter platform is designed to break new ground in an old golf industry marketplace, taking advantage of the power of the internet and web 2.0, of like minded enthusiasts, including the following benefits:

• Using the power of social medial to help us hear what you all like the most and want us to produce next.

• Rewarding customers for likes, shares, and for being the next customer to support our latest and greatest work.

• A more efficient way for us to manage our customer service, sales, order taking, and production processes.

• We mill what you want most and in the quantities you order before moving to the next project.

• Club members will get exclusive first looks at new projects, including new products in putters, and some exciting new categories.

“MACHINE Starter”™ is here to provide you with the very best in quality and more custom choices, specification options, personalization and unique features and benefits not available from any other maker, big or small.  All products are manufactured in the United States of America


We Need Your Support

MACHINE Starter is a start-up company that is committed to bringing breakthroughs in putter design and utility technology to passionate golfers everywhere.

The putter is the MOST IMPORTANT and most used club in your bag. What would it be worth to be better equipped and more confident about your equipment on every putt?

Be one of the first to own a Machine Starter product by partnering with us on one or more current projects. Our first production runs are limited and MACHINE Starter pledges will receive allocation priority.


Buy now and pay later on Machine Starter Projects.  Your order is split into 4 installments paid over 6 weeks.  Your linked payment card will be charged in 4 installments over 6 weeks.  Just select ZIP at checkout.


MACHINE Starter Founders have skin in the game.

Dave Billings is co-founder, president & CEO, and the face of Dogleg Right and MACHINE Sports Technologies and co-founder of MACHINE Starter. Mr. Billings is an industry veteran with over 30 years in the golf industry. He is an avid inventor and was educated and trained as an artist and designer, earning a degree in Fine Arts from the Otis Art Institute of the Parsons School of Design in 1988. He began working in the Sporting Goods and Golf Industries right after graduation, and started his career working for and with some of the largest OEM’s in the sport, before branching off on his own with the start-up of Dogleg Right. Founded in 1994, Dogleg Right has launched several golf brands, including its own brands, and others for or with some of its past R&D, Manufacturing and Consulting Services clients. MACHINE Sports is the new sales and marketing arm, focusing on maximizing the great potential that is all things MACHINE via an innovative internal crowd funding e-commerce site. Billings has so far received 18 US and International Patents for his inventions, with numerous other patents pending, with more in the works!

Dave has teamed up with industry veteran Travis Fussell, whose background includes 30+ years of industry experience and the start up of multiple golf entities including Lone Star Golf, Fussell Putters, GOLFMAN, Golfer Blood and The BIG GREEN GOLF Tour. Mr. Fussell is a second generation putter designer/manufacturer.  His uncle, Melvis Fussell, designed and milled putters for Black Rock Golf in the 1990’s.  Fussell has invented and been issued 2 patents in golf, with 2 patents pending

Chris Hoeppner joined the MACHINE Putters team back in June 2008 and has served in many capacities during his 15 years with the Company.  He is currently in charge of Customer Service and Online Marketing.

Chris came to the Company while being Enlisted in the United States Army.  He was Medically Retired from the Army in 2015 after his Humvee was destroyed by a explosion in Iraq.  He has been awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart among his multiple awards.

Chris has been involved in the Golf World since 1999 and he brings and outside view of the market and conditions to the company and strives to reach customers with a personal touch in all matters.


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