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 as they had a new line of Platinum Series putters and Breakthrough Golf Technology as they had a putter shaft that 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 what of course intrigued me was 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

In a suburb of Dallas Texas lies a new golf shaft company with 100 years of experience. 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 fiber putter shaft is impressive looking from BGT. 

Stability Shaft Technology

Eight layers of high modulus carbon fiber specifically layered, wrapped and widened, with a no-taper design to greatly reduce torque.

Through finite element analysis a lightweight, 22 gram aluminum insert was developed and precisely located 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 extremely consistent wall thicknesses and are chrome plated to add further protection from corrosion and rust.

I used the Stability shaft for pretty much my whole golf season here in Ottawa as I wanted a large amount of time to really test out the shaft especially on a putter head I'd never used before. Here's my conclusions.

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

On putts of 10-25 feet this is where I really saw a huge increase of putts 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 confidence I got and started to make even longer then 25 feet putts. Distance control was improved on longer putts and being closer to the hole translated to fewer 3 putts. Which is what every golfer regardless of their handicap desires.

The shaft with all its technical components is just plain "solid.

Aptly named the "Stability Shaft"

The price of a Stability Shaft will cost you $199 USD and initially I though wow that's rather expensive but from using there 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 time of 40+ years and one product that stands unchanged and unengineered was the putter shaft. Golfers think nothing of spending $500 for a driver that maybe, maybe picks up 5-7 yds. They hit it 12-14 x a round and putt 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 can send it to their office in Texas.

After testing out the stability shaft it really made me think about getting one for my gamer (SeeMore Mini GIANT Deep Flange) which I used previous to using the Stability shafted SeeMore for this golf season.

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