Last January, I finally met the BioMech team and was instantly impressed with the product and the science behind it. I have never been one to simply align myself with product or technologies unless I fully understand and believe in the how and why.
Their new putter design will make a tremendously positive impact in how players will perform on the greens (which make up for around 43% of the score). The technique is extremely simple albeit a very different method from the traditional putting set up we have all been taught. It’s simple because you adopt a similar position as you would when chipping: your stance is slightly open 12 degrees, the upper and lower body move together in sync – encouraging the players to use their core muscles and helping eliminate wrist action which can destroy the stroke. The transition from the short game to putting becomes seamless.
The putter’s unique design also allows the player to rest the grip on the inside of the lead forearm which has given those who have been using the belly or broom design hope again after this year’s USGA ban. Even Tour players who devote hours to their practice in the search of dominating the stroke will all attest to the fact that by eliminating unnecessary putter face rotation you gain the ability to consistently begin the ball on the intended line. The beauty of the BioMech design is that it encourages you to have a natural straight back and through path. This renders the ability to maintain a square putter face much easier to achieve.
Having tested it for the past few months, it is now in my bag too and I’ve gone from being a good putter to a great one!