Bettinardi Golf, the specialist milled putter manufacturer, is expanding its range of putters promoted by Matt Kuchar with a new centre-shafted version of the Arm Lock putter. Designed by the seven-time PGA Tour winner alongside company founder Bob Bettinardi, the new Kuchar Model 2HM half-moon putter is the first centre-shafted Arm Lock putter on the market and features a 7° loft with no offset. Putting from within three feet, Kuchar is currently number-one on the PGA Tour, with a 100 percent success ratio in a total of 225 putts.
The Kuchar Model 2HM putter has a meridian blue finish that the company says reflects a visually-pleasing rainbow effect at address. Like every model in the Bettinardi range, the putter is made from one piece of high-quality carbon steel by skilled engineers and technicians at the brand’s state-of-the-art factory.
Launched in 2013, the Kuchar Model 1 blade with 2.5 shaft offset is also available in Arm Lock and standard versions. The Arm Lock model is best used when, for right-handers like Matt Kuchar, the butt-end of the grip is placed two inches below the left forearm, and the right wrist is hinged into the grip of the club. This results in a stable stroke, avoiding the wrists and hands getting too involved on shorter putts.
Both Kuchar Model 1 and Model 2 Arm Lock putters weigh 400 grams and come in 7° loft and 42 inches in length, while the 350g standard versions come with 3° loft and a 35 inches length. Standard length putters are available with a grey Pure Grip, while a Grey 17 inch WINN grip is used on both Arm Lock models.
Bob Bettinardi stated, “Both the standard and Arm Lock Kuchar Model 2HM putters will appeal to golfers who demand the very best in design, feel and precision. With the anchoring ban less than a year away, the Arm Lock putter offers golfers the first legitimate centre-shafted option for a more stable stroke on the greens.”
Bettinardi Kuchar Model putters are available at a RRP of £279. More at www.bettinardi.co.uk