OnCue: Pieces of the Bigger Picture

McDermott fans may remember the limited-edition Hall of Fame cue the company made when Tom Rossman, or Dr. Cue as he’s better known, was inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame in 2017. That cue, the DCHOF, was not the only McDermott cue made with the blessing of Dr. Cue....

OnCue: Bringing Art to The Pool Cue

The 1980’s brought new technological innovations to McDermott’s manufacturing processes. CNC turning centers made cues more consistent. Inlays became more complex and tighter-fitting thanks to 4-axis rotational milling. And lithographic transfer printing allowed cues...

OnCue: The Butterfly Cue

Back in January, this column featured a cue with decidedly different artwork than most: teddy bears. The E-J5, it was explained, was one in a series of cues thought up by Phyllis McDermott, our founder’s daughter. She wanted to bring more women into the sport, and...