We’ve all seen Matt Kuchar recently notch big wins on the PGA Tour and noticed his world ranking steadily climb. The reason – his new found putter! Thanks to Bettinardi Golf, we can all putt just like Matt. The Bettinardi Matt Kuchar Signature Models 1 & 2, just released, are now available through select stores and the company’s website.
With respect to the putter head, very little differs between the two models, except the shape. The Model 1 was designed as a heel-toe weighted, face balanced standard putter with a wider profile, whereas the Model 2 is a pear-shaped mallet with a double tier. Both putters showcase the Bettinardi patented F.I.T (Feel Impact Technology) face, which promotes a softer feel, with a pewter PVD finish. The most interesting points about this putter revolve around the shaft lengths, offset and putter loft. For both the models, the standard length putter stands at 35 inches, 1 shaft offset and 3 degrees of loft,
while the ‘Kuchar Style’ putter stands at 42 inches, 2.5 shaft offset and 7 degrees of loft.
The Model 1, ‘Kuchar Style’ putter has gained most of the attention as this was the putter used to win the WGC Match Play Championship earlier this year. The ‘Kuchar Style’ putting method is an interesting one because it encourages golfers to lock their lead arm and wrist, which is known to promote consistency. The style promotes a generous forward press, which is the reason why the putter requires a whopping 7 degrees of loft. Golfers everywhere should consider this a worthy alternative to the belly putter, since Model 1 & 2 ‘Kuchar Style’ fully conform with USGA rules.
Images of the Kuchar Model 1
Images of the Kuchar Model 2
Again, for more info, visit Bettinardi.com.