I recently had my trusty vintage Scotty Cameron Newport putter reshafted with a high tech Stability Shaft from Breakthrough Golf Technology. The putter fitting and reshafting was done for me by Ken Johns at my local golf mecca, Miles of Golf.
The BGT Putter Stability Shaft was developed by the legendary Barney Adams as an upgrade to the basic steel pipe that has been the staple since the last days of hickory.
Barney Adams: “At 37 inches long, 125 grams and bearing an ultra-stiff flex, it’s designed to improve any golfer’s game. It delivers the face more square at impact, for improved accuracy and solid feel. Plus it has a lower launch for a predictable roll and better distance control. I’ve never seen a product that can improve someone’s putting so quickly. My team found the weakest point of a steel putter shaft. They used computer analysis to place a flex-resistant insert at this weak point on the Stability design. It not only greatly increases stiffness but also adds the benefit of improved feel. Golfers will feel and see the difference from their first stroke with it.”
The BGT putter shaft is a funny looking thing, with a thick black top that ends in a more traditional looking steel shaft. According to the manufacturer, BGT shafts have four components that will improve putting performance:
- A 7075 aluminum connector that helps to reinforce. This versatility allows attachment to any tip diameter of any putter, regardless of the bend profile.
- Stainless steel tips with extremely consistent wall thicknesses are coated with a smoke PVD finish to add further protection from corrosion and rusting.
- Eight layers of high modulus carbon fiber that are specifically layered, wrapped and widened, with a no‐taper design to greatly reduce torque.
- A lightweight, 22‐gram aluminum insert that was developed and precisely located to reinforce flexural rigidity.
Thanks to some 40 degree weather in early January here in Michigan, I managed to get out to give the reshafted putter a one-round test. It’s a little heavier than the original shaft, which I see as a plus. The feel is quite pleasant.
As for improved scoring, the jury is still out. This time of the year, the greens are unmowed and running very slow. But initial results were promising. I putted well, all things considered.
I’ll have more after a few rounds this spring.