Unique putter shafts have gotten a giant factor and now we have seen many fashions over the previous couple of years. PXG is the most recent to stuff a complete lot of expertise and engineering right into a putter shaft with its M16 shaft.
The M16 putter shaft is made up of a metal tip and a carbon fiber deal with part which might be bonded collectively to make a shaft that’s 26-percent stiffer than a conventional metal putter shaft. The carbon deal with part is made up of layers of carbon fiber, rubber, and 22 metallic wires that run vertically by means of the shaft. This high-tech recipe creates a shaft that’s stiffer and extra steady than a conventional metal putter shaft. The shaft additionally is available in at slightly lower cost level than different choices available on the market at simply an $89 upcharge when ordering a PXG putter.
I’ve performed a handful of those new putter shafts, so I used to be excited to do this new providing from PXG. First off I really like the look of the M16 with 3/4 of the shaft a matte black, it blends nicely with the black putter heads and grips. I’ve been taking part in the PXG Bat Assault putter this 12 months with a conventional metal putter shaft and benefit from the stability of the putter and the way the “wings” body the ball. After I was match for the putter PXG raised the load of the top to assist with the texture since I play the putter brief, at 33 inches. PXG was form sufficient to ship me one other Bat Assault in the identical spec as my present putter, however with the brand new M16 shaft, so it was very simple to see how the brand new M16 carried out.
Earlier than heading out to the course, like all golfers, we do the waggle take a look at, and simply from that you may inform the M16 is stiffer than a conventional metal putter shaft. Out on the inexperienced the very first thing I observed, with the primary putt, was the softer really feel at affect. The PXG putters are pretty delicate feeling anyway with their pyramid face sample, however the M16 appears to melt that up just a bit bit.
Influence brings your fingers much less vibration and a extra stable really feel in addition to a extra muted sound. I observed the extra muted sound with the M16 in my basement, placing on my mat. Outdoor you may nonetheless hear the distinction between the 2 shafts and the sound is just a bit extra crisp, or high-pitched, with the metal shaft.
I stated this earlier than, however I’m a giant fan of a stiffer putter shaft and like the texture of the putter head not transferring all through the stroke. The M16 delivers on its promise of a stiffer profile and the putter head doesn’t transfer in the course of the stroke. For some gamers with faster tempo placing strokes, the stiffer profile will greater than doubtless give them slightly feeling of added management.
On brief putts the M16 feels steady and that the top is at all times aimed toward your goal line. There may be zero motion or undesirable rotation from the top and you’ve got the boldness to roll putts with a barely extra aggressive nature.
Lag placing I believe is the place the M16 actually shines. The tougher the stroke the extra you may really feel the M16 maintain the putter head together with your fingers. The putter head simply doesn’t launch as your bing the top to the underside of the stroke to affect. Even with putts throughout greens and uphill you are feeling like you’re in full management of the putter and the ball leaves in your supposed line.
General PXG’s M16 putter shaft is a good choice at worth so as to add some stability and really feel to your putter. In case you are trying to strive an unique putter shaft and don’t wish to break the financial institution, then I believe it’s a must to give the M16 look.
Extra on the M16 putter shaft and new Titleist TSR2 woods within the newest episode of Membership Junkie, under.