When the USGA banned the anchored putting stroke from the game of golf several years ago, the early assumption was that the “broomstick” and “belly” putters—each with their own longer shaft—would disappear into history like wooden driver heads.
The reality has been quite different. While the USGA rule says you cannot use your body to steady the club during the putting stroke, it still doesn’t outlaw the use of longer putting shafts in today’s game—if you don’t use your body as a stabilizing force.
Golfers that relied on the longer putters have adapted and to a degree are still using the long shafts—but they have just altered the way they use it and keep the hands and club away from their body.
It is into this void that players have adapted the Armlock technique to stabilize the shaft instead of using the body. Breakthrough Golf Technology has just introduced a new putter shaft designed especially to be used with this putting technique–the Stability Armlock Putter Shaft.
Designed with the same advanced technology and performance benefits as the original Stability shaft, the Armlock Stability features a steel core wrapped with a highly twist-resistant outer graphite wrap that reinforces flexural rigidity; over the typical flex point of the shaft, which is closer to the putter head.
The Stability shaft uses a scientifically advanced multi-material design with new geometries never used in putter shaft design before. A shaft that has the same look, solid feel and weight as traditional steel putter shafts. The Stability Shaft delivers the face squarer at impact for improved accuracy and solid feel–and has a lower launch for a predictable roll, resulting in better distance control.
The long Stability putter shaft will rest against the inside of the left arm without anchoring to the golfer’s body, which makes it perfectly legal. It can be fitted to almost any existing armlock-style putter.
Blair Philip, the Vice-president of R&D at Breakthrough Golf Technology noted, “It’s great to be able to provide the same performance benefits of a standard-length Stability in a longer shaft. A Stability Armlock shaft is a great option for golfers that want to play with a longer or belly putter.”
The Stability Arm Lock Shaft is available in lengths from 37 1/2”- 46”. It is USGA and R&A approved and can be installed on just about any putter head.
To learn more visit www.breakthroughgolftech.com