Ping Golf is introducing an adjustable-length belly putter shaft for its new Nome 405 putter. The shaft, available May 1 at a suggested retail price of $320, allows the player to self-adjust the length within a nine-inch range. In other words, a player can adjust the length of the shaft of the Nome 405 putter to his or her height. Ping is seeded the shaft on the PGA Tour at this week’s Shell Houston Open.
“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 Ping Chairman John A. Solheim. “Adjustability is key because the standard 42-inch belly putter fits a narrow range of people. When the shaft is too long or too short, it alters your distance from the ball, your eye position, and the path of your stroke. Adjustability 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.”
Shaft length can be adjusted from 37.5 to 46.5 inches. The player changes the length using a Ping adjustment tool that threads into a locking ring on the shaft. Turning the tool loosens the ring, allowing the shaft to slide telescopically. The player then adjusts the shaft to the desired length. Turning the adjustment tool in the opposite direction and removing it locks the ring and secures the shaft so it’s ready for play.
As one more fitting step, the shaft is available in three different bends to match Straight, Slight Arc, and Strong Arc stroke types.