Kentucky Tourism

Berger, W. David — Olde Master Originals

Crestwood, KY


turned golf clubs

David Berger was born and raised in Louisville where he now lives. David has always worked with wood as a hobby and enjoys doing wood turning on a lathe. His professional career was in the corporate world as CFO of Emerson Electric in St. Louis, MO. When David began to look for a change in his career, he met a man who owned the successful business Olde Master Originals and was terminally ill. David took over the company in 1999 and has expanded it over the last decade.


Olde Master Originals creates two different styles of golf putters and three different kinds of putters from wood using hardwoods. The company has recently expanded to create baseball bats and humidors. Olde Master Originals also does custom turning for specific new buildings creating balustrades and railings.


The operations manager of Olde Masters Originals is Bruce Lange who is a retired school teacher and stone sculptor. Bruce does most of the designing for the company and creates most of the heads on the clubs. Wood is usually purchased through wood brokers, the majority from “Choice Woods,” located in Louisville.


Works by Olde Master Originals can be found at Taste of Kentucky, Louisville, KY; Kentucky Colonel’s Emporium, Louisville, KY; at many Kentucky State Park gift shops, and at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.