The AccuLock Ace putter ($279) from BioMech has been getting some play on the PGA Tour lately and was one of the more unique products introduced at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando last month.
Designed to work in an anatomically correct way with the body to promote a core-driven stroke rather than one controlled with the hands and arms, the Acculock Ace also encourages better aim by providing a more natural set up position. The elongated 17" grip is made to rest against the inside of the left forearm (for a right-hander) to further stabilize the hands and arms during the stroke.
Other features of the AccuLock Ace include a shaft angle that allows the putter to function as a training aid by promoting a consistent address position, an upright lie angle that minimizes arc in the stroke for a more straight-back, straight-through motion, and an optimal face angle at impact for a smoother roll.
According to Dr. Frank Fornari, a scientist with multiple PhDs who is largely responsible for creating the AccuLock Ace, the putter is designed on significant research that indicates how to efficiently make a repeatable, biomechanically correct stroke.
"Most putters are based on engineering, which is great, but you have to look at biology and physiology in order to make a club that works with the human body. We looked at the optimal way to make a putting motion and came up with a simple, scientific solution."
Fornari also says the AccuLock Ace can help prevent injuries, as its longer length puts less stress on the body during long practice sessions.
"Lower back issues are a big problem - people who are bent over in an unnatural position for long periods of time often develop lumbar problems. Golfers need to take care of their bodies in order to continue to play and enjoy the game and our product will help them do that."
The AccuLock Ace will be available at retail on April 1, 2015. For more information visit biomechsports.com.