PING Golf continues to advance the putter fitting cause with its new USGA-approved adjustable belly putter shaft, available on the new PING Nome 405 putter.
The putter can be adjusted from lengths ranging from 37.5 inches to 46.5 inches, allowing the golfer to self-adjust the putter for a better fit. This adjustable option should prove to be a boon to golfers who want to try a belly putter, but who are unsure of what length will work best for them.
One thing that’s been sorely overlooked amid the current belly putter craze is the fact that there’s a considerable learning curve when switching from a traditional putter to a belly putter. The opportunity to tweak the fit after purchasing and initially practicing with a belly putter is therefore quite helpful.
The PING Nome belly putter length is easily changed with an included tool, which loosens a locking ring beneath the grip for telescopic adjustment.
You may recall that Hunter Mahan used a PING Nome traditional length putter to win the recent Accenture Match Play tournament. Both the Nome traditional and belly putter models are also available with three different shaft bends that change the balance of the putter to fit a straight, slight arc or strong arc putting stroke. Golfers can determine their optimal putter balance configuration by using the iPING app for the iPhone.
At PutterZone.com, we are big proponents of putter fitting (check out our putter fitting guide, Putter Perfection), so we can only give kudos to PING for once again giving average golfers a practical option for improving their fit for better results on the green.
The cost of the PING Nome adjustable belly putter is $320. Look for it to be available on May 1.