Oct 15, 2019

Product Review - BGT Stability Putter Shaft Review

Most of my reviews lately come from contacting companies regarding a product I'd like to review because there's buzz out there on the social media highway, and it sparks my creative golf juices.

At the beginning of the golf season, I contacted SeeMore putters in Tennessee. They had a new line of Platinum Series putters and Breakthrough Golf Technology, and their putter shaft promised a more solid feel when putting. 

So, the union was made, and the SeeMore/BGT Stability Shafted Putter was created in the BGT Labs in Texas. Make sure you check out the video of the installation of the stability shaft here.

Although putting is the most consistent part of my golf game, I was intrigued by having a more solid/stable putter that would shave off a few strokes every round. Kind of what most amateur golfers would enjoy.

How the Stability Shaft Came About

A new golf shaft company with 100 years of experience lies in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. The state-of-the-art facility utilizes the latest technology to develop and bring to market the finest, most precise shafts available. Founder Barney Adams, who has always had the unique ability to see what is truly missing in Golf equipment, decided to focus on the putter shafts since there had been no significant innovation for decades. A team of award-winning engineers was assembled, and no shaft company on the planet delivers innovation in golf shafts like Breakthrough Golf Technology.

The carbon fibre putter shaft looks impressive from BGT. 

Stability Shaft Technology

Eight layers of high-modulus carbon fibre are precisely layered, wrapped, and widened, with a no-taper design to significantly reduce torque.

A lightweight, 22-gram aluminum insert was developed and precisely located through finite element analysis to reinforce flexural rigidity.

A 7075 aluminum connector helps to reinforce. This versatility allows attachment to any tip diameter of any putter, regardless of the bend profile.

The stainless steel tips have remarkably consistent wall thicknesses and are chrome-plated to add further protection from corrosion and rust.

I used the Stability shaft for my whole golf season here in Ottawa, as I wanted a lot of time to test it out, especially on a putter head I'd never used before. Here are my conclusions.

On putts of 10 feet, I found the shaft to work great but didn't see a decrease or increase in putts made.

On putts of 10-25 feet, I saw a considerable increase made for me both at my home course (Rideau View Golf Club) and many of the courses I visited during the season.

The more I used the stability shaft, the more confident I became, and I started making putts that were longer than 25 feet. Distance control improved on longer putts, and being closer to the hole translated to fewer three-putts, which is what every golfer, regardless of their handicap, desires.

With all its technical components, the shaft is just plain "solid.

Aptly named the "Stability Shaft"

A Stability Shaft will cost you USD 199, and initially, I thought, wow, that's rather expensive, but from using their shaft and chatting with Barney Adams. I definitely have to agree with him:

I’ve been in the golf business for a long time, and during my 40+ years, one product that has stood unchanged and unengineered was the putter shaft. Golfers think nothing of spending $500 for a driver that maybe picks up 5-7 yds. They hit it 12-14 times a round and put it 30 times! Putting directly influences scores, so Stability is a good investment. 

The stability putter shaft can be installed at one of the many authorized installers, or if you're like me and in Canada, you can send it to their office in Texas.

Testing out the stability shaft made me think about getting one for my gamer (SeeMore Mini GIANT Deep Flange), which I used before using the Stability shaft SeeMore for this golf season.

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