Build yourself a putter!

'It's a revolutionary product with a number of patented features and comes with an instruction booklet'

Bob Warters's picture
Fri, 10 Nov 2006
Build yourself a putter!
Custom fit your own Elmer putter

After ten years of ground-breaking research and development, English-born John Elmer has introduced the Elmer M1 putter to South Africa - and is now looking for a UK distributor for a golf club you can custom-fit to your own specification.

Available with a range of shaft lengths from orthodox 33.5ins to broomstick (46.5), the club comes complete with sliding body system for distance control, two face options, weighted rails to adjust tracking and an adjustable lie angle for use by a right or left-hander.

Says Elmer, originally from Lincoln: "It's a revolutionary product with a number of patented features and comes with an instruction booklet."

In setting up the putter, you first choose between the milled aluminium or polymer insert faces with the harder milled face more suited to slower greens of the northern hemisphere. After adjusting the lie angle for personal preference, you choose a combination of 13 and 36 gramme aluminium rails to set up the overall weight and balance to help take the putter back on the correct line.

The sliding body can be adjusted closer or further from the face depending on the speed of the greens - closed for slow, open for fast. The position can make a difference of three feet over a 15 foot putt, says Elmer who points out to potential customers that R&A and USGA Rules (4-2a) prevent adjustment being made mid-round.

Cost of the putter, attachments and headcover is £107 (1,495 rand) including courier delivery (four working days).

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