One question I often receive from customers is “How do I find out what length belly (or long) putter do I (or my customer) need?” To be honest, fitting for putter length over the phone is virtually impossible as a properly fitted putter doesn’t always correspond to a particular golfer’s height. There are other considerations such as the player’s posture, arm length, anchor point and hand position caused by the personal preference on whether they like their elbows out or arms straight.
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In a perfect world, you would like to have a putter that is easily adjustable so they can roll some putts and quickly find out what length is best suited to the player. Well, that day has finally come. We are entering an era of no longer guessing, but having the proper tools or equipment to find out exactly what you should have.
One such piece of equipment is the Apollo Adjustable Belly & Long Putter shaft. This retractable shaft adjusts in lengths between 38 and 52” perfect for belly and long putters. The shaft comes with a coupling devise that can be loosened and tightened with the wrench provided. Once epoxied to a putter head, simply loosen the coupling by twisting, slide the shaft up or down until the length is comfortable to the player, tighten the shaft and then you are ready to putt.
For professional club fitters, the Apollo Adjustable Belly & Long Putter shaft can make for an excellent fitting tool. Just make sure you follow the easy-to-understand instructions that come with the shaft on calibrating the length. Install one shaft into a belly putter head and a one-piece long belly putter grip of your choice. Place another shaft into a putter that is dedicated as a long putter, such as the Acer i-Sight Santa Cruz, with a split grip of your choice. Instantly you will be able to fit to the precise length your customer needs for either type of putter choice. Just make sure that either type of head is designed for a straight (not a curved) shaft. After which you can build them a custom made putter to that length or sell the putter as is.
While the adjustable shaft has not been deemed to conform to the Rules of Golf, it is sturdy enough that is can be used as an everyday putter shaft. For example, a golfer that plays a long putter and likes to travel, the shaft can be collapsed and stored safely in the bag or in the trunk of the car. If the player wants to find out themselves if a longer or shorter length might be better if they change their posture or stance – no problem. In less than a minute the shaft can be loosened, readjusted and tightened. Just make sure not to do that during a round of golf, but beforehand on the practice putting green.
There is no reason to doubt what length belly or long putter to use anymore. The Apollo Adjustable Belly & Long Putter shaft solves that problem and hopefully toward lowering you or your customer’s score.
APOLLO ADJUSTABLE BELLY & LONG PUTTER SHAFT ARRIVING MID-OCTOBER
|Apollo Adjustable Putter Shaft – Arriving Mid-October