6-Time PGA Tour Winner and #4 Player in the world Matt Kuchar joins Team Bettinardi!
After becoming very successful with his unique arm-lock style of putting, Matt decided more golfers should be mindful of this method. This lead to Matt pursuing the finest putters in the world, made here at Bettinardi Golf. Bob Bettinardi & Matt worked closely together on developing a line of putters in both arm-lock style and conventional length that they knew all golfers would be driven to use. They developed the Matt Kuchar Signature Models by Bettinardi.
“The Bettinardi team is very proud to have Matt Kuchar on our staff and we are looking forward to a fantastic 2013 season and beyond!”
Robert J. Bettinardi
Born: June 21, 1978- Winter Park, FL
Residence: St. Simons Island, GA
College: Georgia Tech
PGA Tour Victories: 6
Putter: Matt Kuchar Signature Model 1
Length: 44 ¾ inches
PGA Tour Victories
2013 Memorial Tournament
2013 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
2012 The Players Championship
2010 The Barclays
2009 Turning Stone Resort Championship
2002 Honda Classic
We sat down and asked Matt to explain a few questions about his style of putting in order to gain a better insight on how to use his putter.
Where do you place the butt end of your putter on your forearm?
“The beauty about gripping the putter up on the forearm, is that the length of the putter does not need to be precise. I like the end of the grip to be about 2 inches from my elbow.”
How do you position your left forearm on the grip to ensure the best possible stroke?
“You want the grip to be as comfortable and natural as possible.The best way to get the feel is to grip the putter just in your left hand and make strokes just using your left hand. Leave the right hand off for practice.”
Does all that forward press give you a locked in feeling with your hands, wrist and forearm?
“Loft is so critical in doing this thing, Loft lie all the things kind of balance in and offset has become a big help because of the forward press. The offset offsets all that forward lean and by choosing this method I felt like I could become a better putter.”
Why did you choose this arm lock style vs. a belly or a long putter?
“I love the feeling that the putter is just an extension of my left arm. I feel I have much better speed and control with the putter locked to my arm.”
What made you decide to collaborate with Bettinardi Golf in designing your own
line of putters?
“I have spent 2 years putting this way and have done a lot of experimenting with different styles of putters. Bettinardi was able to produce exactly what I was looking for in a putter. The feel is exceptional, but the function is even better.”
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