GERMAN ENGINEERED DESIGN FOR A CUSTOM FIT:
According to a current study, professional club fitters advise using counterweights for nearly 80% of their clients. With this knowledge, Werner Nickel has developed a counterweight fitting system that builds on the performance of his already superior German engineered putters, providing a new level of club customization. Only by using Nickel Putter length adjustable grips, which are easily detached and reattached, can golfers and professional club fitters experiment with counterweight positioning without re-gripping.
According to industry experts, counterweights provide a stabilizing effect on the golfers swing and a damping feedback on impact with the ball. By custom fitting the counterweights in the clubs shaft to match the golfer’s unique swing style, the pendulum motion will be enhanced while evenly distributing feedback to both hands.
When measured by the SAM Putt-Lab swing analysis system (curve), we see dramatic results between golfers using counterweights verses without. The swing analysis clearly shows the use of counterweights enhance swing stability and produce less variation, the key to a more consistent putting performance.
However, it’s extremely important for each golfer to be properly fitted by a trained professional. Please contact your local professional club fitter for more information.
Benefits of using counterweights in a putter:
• Slows and smoothes-out the putting stroke
• Raises the balance point of the club
• Increases the size of the “sweet spot”, decreasing deflection
• Increase Moment of Inertia (MOI)
• Provides a firmer feel with greater swing stability