Jerry W. Franklin, founder of South West Cues, was inducted posthumously into the American Cuemakers Association Hall of Fame in March 2005.
Born in Great Bend, Kansas in 1a953, Jerry came from a classic Midwestern family. Hard work and hard play brought them to a tiny desert boomtown in 1982: Las Vegas, Nevada.
On May 11, 1996, just when Jerry was starting to get enough free time to do some of the activities he really enjoyed, he died suddenly of a heart attack, at the age of 42. His wife Laurie and the other workers in the shop have continued making South West cues with the same pursuit of excellence that Jerry started 14 years earlier.
If you order a South West cue today, it will take approximately eight years to arrive. There are two reasons for this. The first has to do with the time required for the scientific approach used in making a South West cue.