PING has become the first brand to introduce a USGA-approved adjustable-length belly putter shaft.
The company claims its adjustable putter shaft, offered exclusively with the Nome-405 model, allows self-adjust in the length within a nine-inch range.
PING says putter length can be adjusted from 37.5 to 46.5 inches with a special tool that threads into a locking ring on the shaft. Turning the tool loosens the ring, allowing the shaft to slide telescopically before re-locking.
“At PING, custom fitting is our priority, and with the popularity of belly putters we saw a unique fitting opportunity because shaft length is so critical to performance,” said the brand's chairman and CEO John A Solheim.
“Adjustability is key because the standard 42-inch belly putter only fits a narrow range of players. It lets you experiment until your posture is comfortable and your eyes are over the ball, which helps you make a consistent stroke and solid impact.
“We’re pleased to have USGA approval of this easy-to-use, innovative technology. Golfers are going to find it will help improve their putting.”
For howlong, however is debatable with former ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher suggesting that there are plans afoot to outlaw the belly putter.
Available at a recommended preice of £249 on May 1 in three different bends to match straight, slight arc and strong arc strokes.
Click here to learn more about the Nome, as used by Hunter Mahan.