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BGT Stability CARBON - any reviews?

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By 5hort5tuff September 7, 2022 in Putters

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Hard for me to find much information here. Basically have discovered it feels better/softer? And appears to be cheaper. 

Anyone use and can compare to the originals?

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I believe the Carbon is just the OG shaft rebranded.

The polar was supposed to be different and it wasn’t.  The carbon is the same shaft with a different shaft coupler color is all.  There’s a noticeable difference between the standard stability and the

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Can't help with any comparisons, but I have the carbon and absolutely love it. 

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I’ve heard it’s a bit softer and it’s also heavier. 

I've heard it is different. It is tricky to find an actual comparison though.

The polar was supposed to be different and it wasn’t.  The carbon is the same shaft with a different shaft coupler color is all.  There’s a noticeable difference between the standard stability and the stability tour.  Not a discernible difference between any of the other models to me and I’ve owned them all. 

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I have a Tour Black Stability shaft in my LAB DF 2.1 and I love the feel.  Bit lighter, as you'd probably expect, but I think it's a little softer on impact.  I'd say it's mild and mostly personal preference.

9 hours ago, Phabs said: The polar was supposed to be different and it wasn’t.  The carbon is the same shaft with a different shaft coupler color is all.  There’s a noticeable difference between the standard stability and the stability tour.  Not a discernible difference between any of the other models to me and I’ve owned them all. 

That’s interesting that you haven’t noticed a difference between the carbon and the tours. Their specs have a different flex profile and 23 grams of weight difference. I know the original shaft vs the tour had a different balance point. 

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24 minutes ago, WiscoLefty said: That’s interesting that you haven’t noticed a difference between the carbon and the tours. Their specs have a different flex profile and 23 grams of weight difference. I know the original shaft vs the tour had a different balance point.   

I have had my eyes on these for awhile.  Was hoping to find a putter on Ebay that someone is sacrificing with one of these shafts.  I want to know what the tip diameter of .355, .370, or .390 has to do with the shaft and how it might perform.  Thanks.

2 minutes ago, CobbTiger said:   I have had my eyes on these for awhile.  Was hoping to find a putter on Ebay that someone is sacrificing with one of these shafts.  I want to know what the tip diameter of .355, .370, or .390 has to do with the shaft and how it might perform.  Thanks.

The tip diameter is to make sure the shaft is installed correctly the .355 will not fit if you have a .390 shaft and a .390 shaft will be loose/not secure on the .355. It's nothing to do with performance it's just buying the right size. You wouldn't buy size 9 shoes if you're size 12

42 minutes ago, WiscoLefty said: That’s interesting that you haven’t noticed a difference between the carbon and the tours. Their specs have a different flex profile and 23 grams of weight difference. I know the original shaft vs the tour had a different balance point.   

I meant a feel difference is all, not talking about a weight difference specifically.  The old orig stability was heavy, the tour and polar feel like a steel shaft weight wise.  The carbon is closer to the orig stability weight wise.  Feel of the putter head is the same with the carbon, polar and orig stability to me.   The tour shaft made the face and acoustic feel/sound more firm. 

I didn't realize the tour was so light actually.  Probably a great option for a heavier putter overall.

Can't help with any comparisons, but I have the carbon and absolutely love it. 

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I game a spider x with the tour black and love it, but tried an old ping zing someone had shafted with a carbon and thought it was really good as well.  Both did seem to help reduce gear effect to my novice eye.

To me, the tour feels much more traditional, while the stiffness and head weight of the carbon makes me swing in more of a pendulum.  The feel of the carbon reminded me of a Sacks Parente I tried a while back.

I have an old Seemore Nashville series I’m considering restarting with the carbon.  I really like their system, but have always felt like their stock shaft feels flimsy and the putter gears/comes up short if I stray too much from the sweet spot.  Curious if anyone else has tried a Stability with their center shafted putter, and if it made much of a difference?

The carbon is the original with a different look. I was told that directly from the guys at BGT when I took my putter to them to have the shaft installed. 

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BGT Tour Shaft: How Does it Compare to Other Putter Shafts?

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Over the past decade, the golf industry has continued to move the needle when it comes to equipment. The manufacturing of golf clubs has reached a point where any breakthrough or advances by their research and development team could result in being first to market with their competitive advantage for the consumer. 

Most of the focus on improvement from the consumer is revolved around the production and advances on head design, hosel setting and shafts for irons and drivers. 

But what about the putter? No not just the head design, how about the shaft? Does it matter what type of shaft is in my putter? Have you ever asked yourself this question, and if not, why? 

We are told by experts that stability in our shafts for irons and drivers is essential. The more stability, the more consistent we can deliver the clubface. The same is true for your flatstick!

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Some pessimists argue the putting stroke is not moving in a fast enough cadence for torque or the flex point of the shaft to impact your putting stroke. Research has provided the modern day golfer with data that suggests it does matter what shaft is in your putter.

WHAT IS THE STABILITY SHAFT?

Breakthrough Golf Technology (BGT) has come out with a putter shaft that is designed to stabilize the flex and torsional rotation through the stroke unlike typical steel putter shafts. 

BGT stands by its research that the Stability Tour limits unwanted movement by 25% (without limiting feel) and reduces torque by almost 50%. Claiming that the more stable face will result in better start line control and improving distance control. 

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

Stability Tour is stiffer and looks similar to a normal shaft diameter. Comprised of eight different layers of high modulus carbon fiber with a stainless steel tip, this shaft is designed for limited movement.  

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As you gaze down to the putter head like you have millions of times before,  it may take a minute to get adjusted to the new look of the Stability Tour. The ‘blackout’ appearance provides a clean look and really reduces line of site distraction.

Just like anything, if you are used to a certain look, it’s going to be “different” to your eye but not in a negative perspective. As I continued to roll putts, I felt comfortable with the look and really focused in on the balance and feel of the shaft. 

HOW IS THE BALANCE?

BGT explained the balance of the StabilityTour on their website as the following: “It will balance like a steel shaft which makes it easy to recreate a specific swing weight when re-shafting. Better golfers can replace their steel shaft without changing the balance of the putter, which allows the most discerning players to achieve precise specifications on their equipment.”

I personally believe that modern putter heads are too heavy for most golfers. Golfers have tricked themselves into believing a heavier putter head creates more stability. Unfortunately most golfers choose not to go through a thorough fitting process. Often we overlook basics fundamentals such as how the putter makes you aim.

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Instead we just look at the style and how it looks to our eye. We also overlook the weight of the putter and how it affects distance control . The Stability Tour provided a better balance (counterweight) for my Spider putter. I felt more weight up in the middle of the putter and delivered a more consistent cadence through my stroke resulting in a tighter dispersion pattern on lag putts. 

HOW DOES IT FEEL?

Feel is vital for any golfer and so while testing out the Stability Tour, I was very mindful of how the ball rolled off the face on long putts. The Stability Tour has a 22 gram aluminium insert, providing a more rigid feel.

This putter initially tends to feel heavier and stiffer but quickly feels natural with better balance. If anything the consistency of my strikes, the balance of the stroke and my performance provided all the answers I needed.

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Feel is unique to each golfer, it often is directly tied to the balance of the club and how consistent you are with your cadence of the stroke. I felt this specific shaft gave me more confidence just based off the stability while not losing the feel of the face. 

THE VERDICT

The avid golfer is constantly trying to find a competitive advantage but tends to overlook the low hanging fruit, the flat stick. I strongly recommend golfers start paying more attention to all aspects of putting (aiming, start line, distance control). Instead of buying a putter off the shelf at a big box store, go get fitted by an expert. BGT’s technology is proving that the shaft cannot be overlooked. 

At the end of the day it’s about making more putts. The Stability BGT Tour Shaft is the next competitive advantage in your short game. I came away pleasantly surprised with the balance and feel while the look is amazing. Most of all, I saw my performance improve and that is what matters the most.

  • SAM VOSLER, Professional Instructor

BGT Tour Shaft: Is Your Putter Shaft Holding You Back?

Often in the game of golf, new equipment is purchased with the hope of improving our games. Promises of hitting the ball farther, and finding more fairways are at the tops of the list from the major golf brand names. There seems to be very little focus on the most important parts of the game, like putting and chipping .

In fact, if you are making one of these common chipping mistakes , you should check out this Chipping Guide from Fairway Approach .

If you want to improve the fastest, odds are you need to make more putts ! As a PGA certified instructor, I see the putting overlooked by many individuals as the most important part of the game. 

With all the technological advances with the long game in the last 30 years, I wanted to see what there currently is for the short game. We hear all the time about how a new shaft in our driver can have us hitting it straighter, and picking up some distance. I asked myself, “Can a different putter shaft have us rolling it straighter?”  

I think I may have found my answer with the new Stability Putter Shaft by Breakthrough Golf Technologies.

Carbon Fiber vs Steel

For as long as I can remember, putter shafts have been steel. However, this being the norm, it may not be the answer! The new Stability BGT Tour Shaft uses carbon fiber to provide a great looking, well balanced, soft feeling shaft.

The matte black finish cuts down distractions when standing over the ball, and allows the player to focus on the line of the putt. With the balance point nearly matching a steel shaft, the putter still feels great.

The use of carbon fiber also gives a very nice sound a soft feel off the putter face. The feel was noticeably better than my old steel shaft.

Does It Make a Difference?

My favorite part of the new Stability Tour Shaft has got to be how much more consistent my putter face seems to be through impact. My off center strikes seem to have much less dispersion. I noticed there is very little twisting of the face through impact as well. These are all critical items for players of any skill level to make more putts.

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I use a putter that has a moderately heavy head, and I love the fact I can now make a confident stroke without worrying about what the putter face is doing. The stability I feel through not only the stroke, but the putter itself is unmatched. 

In closing, I feel that putting the correct equipment in a players hands is one of the most important things in the game of golf. We teach that a proper fitting set of irons, or a high dollar driver will make us a better player. Why can we not also have a proper fitting putter, which includes the shaft.

I absolutely love the way my putter feels with the new Stability BGT Tour Shaft, and truly feel it has made a difference in my game. I feel strongly that getting this shaft in the hands of all my players will make them better almost instantly!

  • Matt Stricker, PGA Certified Instructor

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BGT Stability Tour Black Putter Shaft Review

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T_Fity tested the Stability Tour Black putter shaft in a Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Laguna 2.5 that has been his gamer for over 15 years.  It was tested on-course for multiple rounds as well as indoors on various practice greens.

This is the definitive BGT Stability Tour Black Putter Shaft Review for 2021.

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ℹ️  About: BGT offers their Stability Putter shaft in a sleek tour black model with 30% more carbon and 13% less size.

✅  Pros: State of the Art Technology, Streamlined and Slim Look, Tour Preferred Control and Feel, Works on Any Putter, Make More Putts.

⛔  Cons: The cost of some complete putters.

⛳  Verdict: BGT makes one cool looking putter shaft that will improve your putting.

I’m the guy at Independent Golf Reviews that talks about shafts on woods, irons and wedges.  Most golfers I fit will go out of their way to tell me that the shaft is the most important part of the club. They want to make sure they have the right shaft in every club. Yet, when I fit a putter, not one person asks me if the putter shaft is correct for them. A putter swing has the same elements as any other club such as Club Path, Face Angle, Attack Angle and Hit Location, which results in Ball Speed, Launch Angle, Spin Rate and Direction. It was only a matter of time before a putter shaft caught up with technology like the shafts in other clubs.  Breakthrough Golf Technology and the Stability Tour Black putter shaft is that shaft. I tested the Stability Tour Black putter shaft in a Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Laguna 2.5 which has been my gamer for over 15 years. It hit all the marks on what I normally judge equipment by and changed my thoughts on buying another putter without a BGT shaft.

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The goal of the BGT Stability Putter Shaft is to improve putter specific motion and performance. The work of Barney Adams, a true pioneer in the game of golf, means technology in shafts has finally made its way to the putter. Simply put “ The putter shaft has not changed for over 50 years; it’s a simple steel pipe. Over the years head designs for putters have evolved and gotten dramatically heavier. This has resulted in shafts that are not stable or strong enough to keep these heavier, advanced putter heads from oscillating, twisting and turning. In fact, the strongest part of the putter shaft is under the hands, where it does the least good; the weakest part is near the club head.”

I heard an engineer from one of the top club manufacturers once say, “Technology is about materials and application.” From that point on, I’ve tried to break down equipment with that thought in mind. As Breakthrough Golf Technology says, “ Stability limits unwanted movement by stiffening the shaft by 25% without abolishing feel and reducing torque by almost 50%, to deliver the club face squarer at impact .”

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The technology in a Stability Tour Black shaft helps to improve aspects of the putting stroke we normally wouldn’t think of. The new Stability Tour Putter shaft has added 30% more high modulus carbon fiber to help increase stiffness from their original shaft and balances like steel to allow for exact swing weight matching. It has a 13% reduction in the shaft diameter, making the Stability Tour shaft have a more streamlined transition from the graphite section to the steel tip. I really like the black-out appearance which blends well with nearly any putter head and has a smooth gloss, but not shiny coating. The contrast of black and silver with my putter set up has people asking me about what I am putting with. 

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BGT Stability Putter Shafts Review: Over-Hyped?

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What are Stability Putter Shafts?

Are stability putter shafts good, how do you install a stability putter shaft, are stability shafts aimed at beginners, what models are in the stability shaft range, are stability shafts too heavy, can you extend a stability shaft, stability shaft vs. la golf shafts.

In recent times, golfers have become increasingly aware of the important role that the shaft plays in the club’s composition. As a result, players at every level of the game are putting more thought into the shafts that they install on their putters.

With this in mind, this article takes a closer look at the Stability putter shaft from BGT and explains everything you need to know about its installation and performance.

We also explain what makes this shaft unique and help you decide whether it’s an ideal shaft for your putting preferences.

Stability putter shafts are the only shafts in golf that fit all putters, regardless of the make, model, and size. The Stability putter shaft is a product of Breakthrough Golf Technology (BGT) and is popular with recreational and professional golfers alike. No products found. One of the most impressive features of Stability putter shafts is the fact that it essentially prevents your putter from twisting during the execution of your putting stroke, which gives you a much better opportunity of sinking your putts.

Through patented, high-quality technology and materials, Stability putter shafts are widely regarded as among the very best in the game of golf.

Read on to learn more about this innovative putter shaft and discover the ways in which you can improve your short game by adding a Stability putter shaft to your bag this season.

There’s no doubt that Stability putter shafts provide an excellent option for golfers of all abilities. The shafts are famed for consisting of no more than one degree of torque, meaning that there’s very little twist possible in your putting stroke.

The Stability putter is the pioneering result of Barney Adams’ design, who is famed for his work with Tight Lies and other prominent brands in the golf industry. The shaft features a unique four-piece design with a carbon fiber upper, aluminium insert and sleeve shaft, and a lower steel shaft.

As mentioned, you can attach a Stability shaft to any putter, regardless of the make and model that you carry in your bag. This is significant, as many putters require specific shafts due to their core design features.

The short answer is that the Stability putter shaft is one of the best in the business. It’s also available for a reasonable price given its build quality, making it an attractive option for golfers of all abilities.

While it’s possible to install a Stability putter shaft yourself, BGT recommends that only qualified club fitters install the shaft.* This is due to the fact that installing a new putter shaft requires the right tools and know-how, or you can end up misaligning your putter with disastrous consequences.

The good news is that if you buy a Stability shaft, you can send your putter to BGT, and they will install it for free. Alternatively, you can take your Stability shaft to a club fitter in your area and ask them to fit it on your behalf.

As such, while many golfers feel comfortable with replacing grips on their golf clubs, we wouldn’t recommend changing your shaft without the help of a professional, as it’s a much more technical process.

So, if you’re buying a Stability putter shaft this season, consider sending your putter to BGT and they will take care of the installation for you.

Yes, Stability putter shafts are suitable for players at all levels of the game, beginners included. While many bespoke and unique putter shafts are available for specific putters, you can affix a Stability shaft on practically any putter ever produced.

The reason that they’re so popular with beginners and other recreational players is that Stability putters are extremely stiff and help you when it comes to executing straight, consistent putts that are on line. After all, who doesn’t want to improve the line of their putts?

While the Stability putter is well suited to beginners, the Stability Tour is better for professionals and lower handicap players.** The Tour putter is one of the newest within the Stability range and provides an alternative to the core model, which has been widely considered an excellent game improvement option.

The bottom line is that Stability shafts are perfect for anyone who wishes to improve the accuracy and roll of their putts, given the outstanding build quality of these shafts and the fact that they are engineered with very little torque.

There are several variations of the Stability putter shaft from BGT, including:

  • Stability Tour Black
  • Stability Tour Polar
  • Stability Tour Fire
  • Stability Tour Carbon

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The resulting models within the Stability shaft range are uniquely designed with patented materials and offer you an unrivaled putting experience out on the greens.

One criticism laid at the door of Stability shafts is that they are too heavy, but is it warranted?

Well, that depends on what you’re looking for in a putter. If you’re used to lightweight graphite shafts that are common in game improvement clubs, you might think that the Stability shaft feels a bit heavy.

However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and the excess weight is actually a result of the stiffness of the shaft. While BGT has tried not to make the Stability models too stiff, they are still considerably stiffer than what many golfers are ordinarily used to.

Therefore, when you use a Stability shaft for the first time, it might feel as if it’s too heavy but know that it has been designed that way, and it is actually why the shafts are so popular.

When you spend some time out on the range practicing your putting, you will get used to the heavier and stiffer feel of the Stability shaft, and your putting stroke will improve in no time at all.

You can order the correct size of the Stability shaft for your height, and BGT even offers a long putter shaft, which can be ordered between 37.5 and 40 inches, depending on your preferences.

As mentioned earlier in the article, the best way to affix your new Stability shaft is to send your putter to BGT, as they will install it for you free of charge with any new order.

Equally, if you’re planning to adjust the length of your putter and other clubs, there’s no reason why you can’t take your clubs to a local club fitter who will be able to adjust the lengths of the clubs on your behalf.

While you can easily change the grips on your clubs, adjusting the length of your shafts is a technical job that takes expertise and know-how, so it’s really important to leave it in the hands of an experienced club fitter.

There are undoubtedly some similarities between the Stability Shaft from BGT and the TPZ putter shaft from LA Golf. They are both stiff, low torque shafts that enable golfers of all abilities to improve the accuracy and roll of their putts.

The TPZ shaft recorded an impressive seven wins in its first year on Tour and has set the record for the most strokes gained in a putting tournament. In other words, it comes with some pretty impressive credentials.

LA Golf manufactures its shafts from premium-grade graphite, and it certainly competes with the Stability shaft as far as technology is concerned, meaning that there’s very little to choose between the two.

As such, the Stability shaft from BGT and the TPZ shaft from LA Golf are excellent options if you’re looking for a stiff, low torque shaft to add to your putter this season.

While many golfers don’t put a great deal of thought or attention into the shafts that they use on their putters, the reality is that the Stability shaft from BGT offers remarkable control and roll on the greens.

This is because it has been engineered with a low degree of torque and comes with a stiff shaft, which eliminates some of the motion when you execute your putts.

 So, if you’re looking for an excellent shaft to affix to your putter this season, the Stability putter shaft is undoubtedly worth considering.

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BGT launches all-new Stability Tour putter shaft

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Breakthrough Golf Technology (BGT) hit a home run with the introduction of the original Stability Putter shaft. Now, to build on that success it is introducing the Stability Tour which offers the same massive boost in putter performance, with improved feel and looks.

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Stability Shaft Technology Recap

The principle behind the BGT Stability Shaft is that by increasing the stiffness and reducing the torque of the putter shaft you reduce club head twisting and greatly increase putts made percentage, especially on mishits. Of course, using a higher MOI putter design helps with that, but there is still an inherent flaw— what happens when you’re using 2019 putter technology with 1950s steel shaft technology?  Less than ideal results.

We featured the original BGT Stability on GolfWRX earlier this year when I had the chance to do a fitting with VP of R&D Blair Philip ( BGT’s Stability putter shaft: Real numbers, real improvement) . As someone with experience using the Quintic Putting fitting system and the information it produces, I was extremely impressed with the performance benefits the Stability Shaft offered me.

So where does the new Stability Tour improve vs the original Stability? By taking player feedback from the original and tweaking the design to offer the same technological advantage and putting it into a more player-preferred package.

The Tour Difference

As much as the original is loved by those who put it into play, the biggest deterrent that kept golfers from making the switch was the looks—and BGT took on the challenge to improve it!

BGT Tour Shaft

The original Stability had a consistent diameter of .600″ all the way from the shaft transition adapter to the butt end. .600″ is the standard butt diameter for must shafts on the market including irons and driver shafts, but having the .600″ run the entire length makes the shaft appear oversized compared to standard putter shafts and creates a very noticeable transition from the graphite portion to the steel at the bottom.

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The new Stability Tour has a slow consistent outside diameter taper from .600″ at the butt to just over .520″ at the tip, .080″ might not seem like a big difference, until you understand just how sensitive the human eye is to detecting measurements and recognizing parallel lines. This small change makes a huge difference to how the shaft appears at address.

With this change in the specs of the outside diameter, a lot of other things had to change on the inside too. The construction of the Original shaft and its four parts can be seen below:

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The new Stability Tour uses 30 percent more graphite to reinforce the shaft and no longer uses the aluminum insert to create the extra rigidity. When talking with Blair Philip about the construction of the Stability Tour, the new shaft is actually stiffer and stronger than the previous versions but offers better feel, and here’s how

Graphite wall thickness: By increasing the wall thickness of the Tour, it reduces the acoustic vibration potential and makes it sound and feel softer. Think if a crash symbol vs a solid block of steel—it’s an extreme example but the symbol is going to be a lot louder when hit with the same force because it’s thinner and has the potential of vibrate more. You add in the inherent vibration dampening properties of the material (graphite) itself, and you have a shaft that sounds softer, feels better, and keeps the ball online more often.

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Balance point : The other element for feel is the balance point of the shaft. The new Stability offers a balance point much more inline with a traditional steel shaft vs. the original Stability. This means that for players used to a specific weight feel (swing weight) of their putter before re-shafting, this can eliminate one variable for the converting player.

Per BGT: “It will balance like a steel shaft which makes it easy to recreate a specific swing weight when re-shafting. Better golfers can replace their steel shaft without changing the balance of the putter, which allows the most discerning players to achieve precise specifications on their equipment.”

When all of these changes are combined together into the new Stability Tour putter shaft, you get the same benefits of the original in a smaller, sleeker, player-preferred package.

For more information check out BGT’s Website:   BreakThroughGolfTech.com ,   and you can see what our members are saying in the GolfWRX Member testing thread here:  BGT Stability Tour, GolfWRX Member Testing Thread

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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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Martin Barrier

Nov 25, 2019 at 4:07 pm

Success, I am not sold on that and am in the golf business

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Nov 23, 2019 at 8:33 pm

Matt K sucks

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Nov 23, 2019 at 6:50 pm

A home run? I’ve only noticed ONE on tv. And the only one I’ve seen in person is on the used putter rack in a Ping B60 style head at Golf Galaxy right now. I rolled it and the whole putter just wasn’t for me and didn’t suit my eye, wrong length, wrong grip, etc… Maybe it is good, I’ll never know. But I don’t see how it was a “home run”…

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The Breakthrough Golf Technology Stability Tour Cobalt is the newest addition to the BGT family.  BGT’s innovation successfully minimized torque by introducing a substantial increase in weight and a stiffer profile. In response to input from professional Tour players, BGT introduced a new, more streamlined iteration known as the Stability Tour. The Stability Tour facilitated a smoother shift from conventional steel shafts to a comparably well-balanced yet notably more stable alternative. As time progressed, BGT expanded the Stability Tour line to include various color options. The most recent addition to this array is the freshly launched Stability Tour Cobalt featuring a metallic blue paint scheme with gold and black lettering.

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First thing’s first, this new Cobalt colorway of the BGT Stability Tour looks amazing. With an almost pearlescent paint, the shaft has the slightest sparkle in direct sunlight. Nothing distracting or overpowering, but certainly aesthetically pleasing. In flat, darker conditions, this shaft fades to a deep blue. In my personal opinion, this finish represents the most attractive offering thus far from Breakthrough Golf Technology.

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In contrast to the original Stability shaft, which had a somewhat subdued feel due to stability-focused enhancements, the Breakthrough Golf Technology Stability Tour models offer a slightly softer touch with improved feedback. BGT crafted the Stability Tour with “30% more high modulus graphite,” resulting in a gentler and more responsive touch. Considering its name, you should expect a certain degree of firmness. While the response is outstanding, be prepared for the putter to have a slightly sturdier feel than you’re likely used to with steel. This rigidity aids in maintaining control and precision by preventing the putter head from twisting, which proves particularly advantageous with larger mallet heads. Mallet and blade fans alike will appreciate the added feel the BGT Tour Cobalt adds to your flat stick.

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On-Course Performance

Regardless of which BGT shaft option you go with, you should expect to go through an adjustment period. A stiffer profile and added weight will change the feel of your putter slightly. But this is a good thing. After talking to others here at DRH who tested the standard model, transitioning to the Stability Tour was more straightforward and quicker compared to the standard model. A productive session on the practice green is typically all it takes to adapt seamlessly.

The rigidity makes it easier to control the putter head and I get a clean roll on the ball. This gives me more confidence in the putter itself and more consistency on the green. I specifically felt my confidence jump in the 5 to 15 foot putt range. This shaft let me focus more on speed by trusting the shaft to help deliver the putter squarely every time. Both my lags and made putts definitely improved from that consistency in delivery.

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Final Thoughts – Breakthrough Golf Technology Stability Tour Cobalt Shaft

Testing any of the Breakthrough Golf Technology shafts is worthwhile if you’re a player seeking enhanced putting stroke stability. However, it’s crucial to remember that putting preferences are highly subjective. Regardless of your setup, aim, or stroke path, the putter must provide a comfortable feel in your hands and visual appeal to your eye.

If you are considering pulling the trigger but not sure where to start, you are in luck. BGT shafts are super versatile and can be installed in any putter you use. Their adapters accommodate single bends, double bends, or whatever else your current putter has! Due to these factors, I strongly recommend prioritizing a fitting session for any BGT Stability shaft before making a decision. These shafts are undoubtedly distinctive and represent an intriguing choice in the evolving market of multi-material, low-torque putter shafts.

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BGT Stability Tour 2 Polar Putter Shaft

BGT Stability Tour 2 Polar Putter Shaft

  • BY Dave Wolfe
  • Aug 11th 2021
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BGT Stability Tour 2 Polar Putter Shaft

  • The new Stability Tour 2 Polar shaft features the same construction as the successful Stability Tour putter shaft.
  • The new white finish features enhanced durability.

Let’s check out the new Stability Tour 2 Polar putter shaft from Breakthrough Golf Technologies (BGT).

For those of you not in the know, BGT was founded by Barney Adams. Yes, that Barney Adams—the man who founded Adams Golf and who designed that Tight Lies fairway wood that many of you still have in your bag. How many times has your Tight Lies fairway delivered your round-saving shot?

This time around, Adams has a different shot in mind. Rather than giving you gear to get to the green, Breakthrough Golf Technologies develops gear to help you putt better once you are there. Specifically, their game is putter shafts.

While boutique putter shafts are moving into the mainstream these days, such was not the case when BGT launched the first incarnation of the Stability Shaft. Putter shafts were essentially an overlooked element. Sure, some companies had previously dipped their toes into the putter shaft pool but no one was truly swimming laps. Steel shafts were cheap and consumers (and maybe companies) thought they were as good as anything.

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With the Stability Shaft, Adams told golfers that changing the putter shaft could make them a better putter. Some balked at this concept but if you look at the current putter shaft market, you’ll see other companies promoting their shaft innovations as well. We have Odyssey’s Stroke Lab shaft, LA Golf’s TPZ putter shaft, Fujikura’s MC putter shaft and other putter shafts launching on a seemingly daily basis. It’s getting to be a competitive marketplace and not a cheap one. Some of these shafts will likely run more than the cost of your putter. Yes, even more than your Cameron.

As was the case with his other designs, it seems Adams’s shaft design was a harbinger of things to come.

What Does a Stability Shaft Do?

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Very simply, the Stability Shaft is a shaft that feels like steel but performs better. It feels like steel because it has the same weighting and balance point as a steel shaft. The original Stability Shaft was 125  grams, almost identical to the weight of a steel putter shaft. The Stability Tour, including the Polar version that we will look at in a moment, is a little lighter at 102 grams.

While the original Stability Shaft balanced a bit toward the middle of the club, the reconfigured Stability Tour moved that balance point to coincide with that of a steel shaft. That means the shaft should feel like a steel shaft when you swing it. But if it just feels like steel, why should you change?

Golf is a frustrating game. That video above showing random head oscillation makes it seem downright unfair. If the head position at impact includes a component of random variation then, even if you deliver identical strokes, the ball can go different places. Again, that is just unfair. You did everything right and the vibrational entropy of the steel shaft let you down.

That’s the intention of the Stability Shaft. It gets rid of some of the vicious vibrational variance and still maintains the feel of steel.

The Stability Tour 2 Polar

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So what does the new Stability Tour 2 Polar shaft bring to the table? Let’s begin with the obvious. It is white. The Polar name is definitely referencing the new white finish that, according to BGT, is a “tactile, soft touch coating that won’t scratch, corrode or discolor.”

You may be thinking that a white version of an existing shaft is not newsworthy. Of course it is. This is golf that we are talking about. How are companies like Bettinardi Golf and others able to sell out of their new $125 putter covers time and time again? Do those covers enhance performance? No. They just look cool and that matters for many golfers. Unlike a sporty headcover, this shaft has technology that will help your putting.

I’m willing to bet some people reading this article were on the fence about getting a black Stability Tour shaft and are no longer reading along with us, having immediately clicked over to order a white one. They thought, “Man, that white shaft would look badass on my Bettinardi Inovai 7.0 Slant ” and thus sent their putters off for a new Stability Tour Polar shaft. Obviously, these crazy, impulsive kids are my kind of people.

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In the spirit of full disclosure, it was that little blue dot in the Polar logo that made me thing of the blue Inovai 7. While I love how the Inovai rolls the ball, it was its blueness that made it the candidate for the Stability Polar shaft. I like a putter with some pop and the aesthetics of the Polar combined with the Bettinardi blue pops large.

Installing a Stability Tour Polar Shaft

If you are curious about how to install the Stability Tour Shaft, take a peek at that video above. If it seems above your pay grade or you just don’t want to mess up a $299 shaft, you also have the option of sending your putter to BGT and they will take care of the build. For both of my Stability Shafted putters, I sent them in to BGT and I couldn’t be happier with their build skills.

Playing the Polar

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Rolling the Stability Tour Polar/Bettinardi Inovai 7 took some getting used to. As you may know, I’ve been gaming an Edel with 90 grams of counter-weights set in the grip. After a bit of adjustment to the new build, I could recognize the signature feel of the Stability Shaft. As I mentioned, this Inovai is actually the second Bettinardi that I have reshafted with a Stability Tour shaft. The first was a Bettinardi Queen B 5 that had more than a little time in my bag in 2020.

My overall takeaway from the first build with the Queen B 5 was that the Stability Tour shaft increased consistency. The Inovai/Stability Polar combo produced the same results. As I putted multiple balls, I didn’t all of a sudden make everything. But what I did do was consistently hit the back of the previously putted balls. Yes, this does equate to missing the same putt over and over. But to miss it at the exact same speed on the same line is something I take as a very positive indication that the Stability Tour Polar shaft is doing its job. My putting was very consistent. Now I just need to fix that aim and pace…

Stability Polar: Cool, Calm and Collected

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Come on, Maverick, you knew I had to slide in some corny reference to the Polar name. So many tag lines out there. Putt with Polar ice in your veins. Stability Polar will cool your nerves on the green. Ice your golf buddies with Stability Polar, no Smirnoff required. Endless opportunities for deep-toned voiceover content. I’m sure you have others to contribute.

Kidding aside, I think BST has a hit with the Stability Tour Polar shaft. I was a fan of the performance of the original Stability Tour. The Polar version continues that performance and gives you an aesthetic choice that may match your preferred putter panache.

When I wrote about the Stability Tour, many of you commented about how you had made the switch to a Stability Shaft and loved it. Has the honeymoon continued? What has kept you with the shaft or what caused you to move on?

Find out about the new Stability Tour Polar shaft and other Stability Shafts at BreakthroughGolfTech.com

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Solving a problem that doesn’t exist!

I’m sure spending $900 for a putter with the aforementioned shaft will really help on bumpy greens.

Maybe concentrate on the short game so you won’t have to putt!

If golf truly wants to grow the sport, it needs to start with price of products and how they market to the masses. The average Joe is being told their old equipment stinks and need $250 shaft for their putter. You can’t drive past 220 yards, we have a faster swinging driver with twist face that will straighten every drive and now you can drive 300 yards. . Now average Joe now can’t afford to play and continues to stink. The cost to enter the sport is so prohibitive that when it comes time to actually drop $60 bucks to play a round, they are broke!. I use MyGolf Spy. to inform me on what is truly groundbreaking and then I wait a few years and buy it on the cheap, otherwise, I can’t afford to play.

Placebo has sure gone up in price recently!

This may be the dumbest marketing ive ever seen. Not once in my life has vibration led to club head twist….lol……gotta love golf marketing

I wonder what percentage of the negative commenters on your articles have actually ever tried the equipment they are bashing… If you don’t like, or can’t afford, the price of a product, that doesn’t automatically make it rubbish.

This is snake oil. At $30 or $300 or $0 I don’t need to try it to know it’s snake oil

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Agreed!! These ,,again I’m assuming,, overweight guys sitting in their recliners that are falling apart at the seems because they’re to much of an tight *** stuffing popcorn down yelling at their wife to bring them another Schlitz have nothing else better to do than be negative. Negativity is getting to the point on social media that it’s an everyday thing. How about saying nice article if you liked it or just not comment.??

Buckeye Doug

A friend of mine bought the new stability shaft putter. He feels that he is putting better, but I really don’t see the difference in his game.

I bought the tour version of this shaft last year and I really like the feel it has. I took the shaft out of my old putter after a round and installed this and made a couple of longer birdie putts. Would I have made them without this shaft? Possibly…Did I have a couple of similar distance birdie putts the weekend before and missed? Yes…This is a good product and you guys should definitely give it a shot. Some of you spend $450 on a Scotty and still 3 putt. Why don’t you try and spend money on the area where it could legit lower your score?

Custom putter shafts, really? This just shows how stupid golfers are. A fool and his money are easily separated.

Can one of you geniuses calculate the forces on the average putter and the additional stability these shafts supposedly bring? My current putters standard steel shaft has never shown any instability at all. That’s not surprising really because the worst thing I have ever done to it is hit a 45g golf ball at approx. 3ms to make a 17-20m put across a double green.

I thought this site was about keeping it real and honest? Then I read the words “vibrational entropy” WTF!!! Well vibrations do decay over time and everything is moving to a higher state of entropy, but the real question is WTF are you doing to your putter to make it vibrate in the first place? No, this stinks of Marketing BS. Using words found is a physics dictionary to bolster your fragile claims.

Come on people use your brains, this is just another ploy to play on the neurosis of the average golfer. If only I can buy something to make me putt better.

I want a robot putter lined up with a laser on the hole and I’ll beat it never misses even with a Titleist Bullseye putter.

Custom putter shafts, give me a break, who buys into this rubbish? Sadly a lot of people who will never play any better even with their 1000$ Driver and 4000$ putter.

Now that you’re done rambling, how about you rest one? Or you can go back to shooting 96. Makes me no difference l.

Test what? You know what I have never said to one of my customers? That, pipe, the 12 inch one carrying natural gas. Yeah, well I don’t think it’s got enough holes in it yet. Let’s add another useless sensor and increase its leakage potential!

Normal steel shafted putter = 1 fixing point at the head Bullshit Tour low entropy putter = 2 fixing points, one at the head the other at the physics breaking tour low entropy shaft???

The old adage applies, “if it isn’t broken don’t fix it”. The other one is “Bullshit baffles brains” well at least for some.

Well this is a few months late of saving me $200 at club champion.

That said it does feel very solid in the hands on contact.

My issues have all revolved around installation. The head came loose after 3 weeks. I sent it back and waited 3 weeks to get it back. Then in two weeks the thing came loose again this time up at the point where the shaft connects with the metal shaft. they re glued it on sight at Club Champion. Now It looks to be about 3 degrees open on set up. Maybe its just my eyes playing a trick on me right. So I got a Mark-Tech laser putter 2 and a putting line. So I layed the putting chalk line and then lined up a putt at the hole with the laser on my putter and when I thought it should be lined up I had my buddy turn on the laser. The laser was 11 inches off at 10 feet away. I put it on every putter I owned only one was dead on the center of the hole and that was my oldest putter. To say the least that one is back in my bag and the balls are hitting my line if not the hole almost every time. I have dropped two strokes off my handicap.

Dan Zimmerman

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Have you guys done test of the putter shafts available to see what is the best? With data and feedback on each of them like you do with all other equipment? I would love to read up on them as I am looking at a few different ones specifically the stability and LA golf shafts.

Great article. I’m intrigued by the newer putter shafts but I can’t justify buying one without getting to try it first.

So no different than the stability tour just white?

Is it possible to get these shafts a custom length or do they just come in a standard length? I didn’t see anything in the article and couldn’t find anything of the BGT website.

So…. I will bet you that I could take a custom made $640.00 TM Sim2 Driver, A custom TM 3 & 5 Wood at $400.00 each, TM 3 & 4 hybrid $280.00 each, with my P790 TI Irons $2643.00, A 60* MG3 TW Wedge $200.00 and a Cameron putter $640.00.(total of $5483.00) add to that a $300.00 putter shaft and my scores would be the same or worse than they are (I’m a 6.2 Hdcp) with my M2 Woods, 2007 Adams A3OS Boxer hybrids, and Cobra F7 One Length irons, and an old Vokey wedge and a custom made no name putter I built myself 7 years ago. So what are my choices…. spend $5783.00 with no guarantee of better scores or keep what I’ve got, shoot the same scores and bank the over $6k (with tax). What would you do???

I agree with you in principal, but I think replacing wedge regularly would actually help your score. More consistent spin, and lower trajectories from wedges with fresh grooves really does make a difference.

Custom driver for $640, no way. Try $540 for the driver and another $400 for an upgraded club champion shaft. Same thing for the 3 & 5W (add another couple hundred bucks for upgraded custom shafts). Same for the hybrids, (custom shafts). Now you’re up in the 7K range. What??? You mean maybe gaining a stroke or two a round is not worth 7 grand?

But I’m not hating on MGS for reporting about it. But as I’ve said before, how about doing reviews on clubs that 99% of average golfers will actually buy..

Gary McCormick

What a load of nonsense.

In the video clip that is included (above) we hear Barney Adams asserting that steel putter shafts vibrate, producing sufficient angular displacement of the club face that putts are thrown off line; then moments later he says that the BGT Stability shaft delivers the face square at impact. As I explain in my article on the Stability Shaft from 2018 ( http://willotheglenongolf.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-stability-shaft-how-good-for-your.html ), vibration within the putter’s structure does not equate to angular deviation of the face, not to mention that the effect that is being measured occurs after the ball has left the club face, so even if the club face DID deviate it wouldn’t affect the ball’s path.

Barney’s second assertion, that the Stability Shaft delivers the face square at impact, is discussed in more detail on the BGT website, where they “explain” that steel putter shafts are so flexible that the club head of a putter wobbles during the downstroke, making it difficult to ensure that he face is square to the path at impact. This statement is ridiculous on the face of it, and a little bit of research will produce data that shows that steel putter shafts are stiffer in torsion than all but the heaviest, stiffest graphite composite or multi-material shafts.

If a fancy, over-complicated $299 putter shaft floats your boat, go for it. It is well within the realms of possibility that the particular weight and balance of that shaft works well with your biomechanics and a putter with that shaft will help you make more putts—but don’t try and tell me that it prevents the head from wobbling in the downstroke, or that it keeps the fa e square at impact, because neither of those things is true.

Dave Tutelman

I generally agree with Gary McCormick’s review. Like Gary, I have the older Stability (not Tour) shaft, so my conclusions are based on that model. Unlike most golfers, I use an arm-lock putter, so this is a different shaft (a longer one). I sent BGT a clubhead without shaft, and they installed the shaft. If I had seen this excellent video before that had happened, I would have asked to install the shaft myself.

Like Gary, I concluded that most of the difference I experienced was due more to weight and balance than to vibration characteristics. I did find that it gave a more precise line to my putt, but I had less control over distance with the considerably heavier club.

I agree with Gary that the graphs are nonsense. On the graphs, all of impact lasts for just one frame. (At 2500 frames/sec, a frame is 0.4msec, just about exactly the duration of clubhead-ball contact.) So all that vibration difference occurs long after the ball is gone — and cannot possibly affect your putting results.. It might, however, give you a substantially different feel, which you may enjoy.; removal of the higher frequency vibrations may give the illusion of a “softer” impact.

Exactly, BS claims that cannot be proven. Sadly the average golfer is thicker than two short planks and seemingly has money to burn. I honestly thought this site was better than this…

Golf Marketing = Everyone wants to buy a better game. Reallity = You need to practice to improve your game.

Howard Barker

Well another way to rip off the golfing public $300 bucks & then fitting. How many suckers are dashing out & getting there ass kicked & possibly not improving there putting game. I have had the same Yess Bela putter for 10 years & I am still a good putter. The latest gadgets always find there way into the club sellers websites who also profit from rash purchases.

These shaft leave less to chance. You can play great golf without them… but anything that gives me an even better chance to make a good shot goes in my bag, regardless of price. Nothing wrong with leaving something on the table as long as you’re having fun!

I agree to an extent. I like a lot of new equipment and the benefits it provides but I try hard to not choose equipment that reinforces swing flaws or even rewards them. I always thought golfers wanted to improve their swing/game. I should have known better. That takes time and effort. Lol

I have the original stability shaft, and it was an instant improvement over my traditional shaft in my spider X.

And you have the data to prove that statement, right?

So if he doesn’t post a link to his handicap you won’t believe him? Clearly you aren’t interested in the shaft so move along.

Neil is the type of guy that drives an old Saab because “it still gets me where I need to go”

Let people have joy in life Neil.

Whew! Glad I was wrong. Thought it was something that I was doing.

Chris Christoforou

What a brilliant scam! Totally unnecessary, but could make loads of money. Only practice makes perfect not the shaft, not the head, not the grip. Find one you like the look and feel of, whatever the price, and practice, practice, practice.

I can see a custom shaft for your driver, fairway woods and irons, but on a putter?? If you think that will actually help impove your game…. you better stick to playing pocket pool!!!

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The Stability Shaft from Breakthrough Golf Technology claims to deliver a more consistent face angle, meaning better accuracy and distance control on the greens.

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Introduction

Until now, even the most ardent golf gear junkies have only thought about their putter shafts with regard to aesthetics.  Breakthrough Golf Technology is aiming to change that with their Stability Shaft.

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The Stability Shaft doesn’t look like your average putter shaft.  Near the putter head, it appears to be a standard steel shaft, but 5.5 inches up you find the aluminum connector which attaches to the black graphite section.

At address, the graphite section is plain black, but the underside has plenty of bold branding.

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To learn how the Stability shaft affected feel, I had two identical putters made – same grip, same head, same length – one with Stability, one with a steel shaft.  Both had nearly identical static weights, but the Stability Shaft created a swing weight that was 1.5 points heavier .  This is a fairly small difference, likely unnoticeable to most.

Moving beyond the measureables, the Stability shaft claims that it creates a more solid feel .  The term I would use is “cleaner.”  With the Stability shaft, I felt the strike of the ball and nothing else.  When I went back to the steel shaft, I noticed a lot more “noise” – extra vibration – on both mishits and good strikes.

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Performance

Breakthrough Golf Technology makes three interconnected claims about the performance of the Stability Shaft.  Most important, they say that it delivers a more consistent face angle .  Additionally, they claim that their shaft will produce a more consistent and lower launch angle and better distance control .

I started my testing of the Stability Shaft on SAM Puttlab.  I hit a series of putts with the steel shaft and the Stability shaft.  My report showed an improvement of 2% in overall consistency with the Stability Shaft .

From there, I moved to the practice green to test distance control.  Lag putting has been a weakness of late, so I was hoping to get a boost from the Stability shaft.  Anecdotally, I felt that I had better distance control with the Stability Shaft.   I say that with an important caveat: I don’t have access to a measurement system that could confirm the claim of a more consistent launch angle.  It could be a placebo effect or a honeymoon period.  All that said, I was very happy with the results..

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Can the Breakthrough Golf Stability Shaft turn a three-putting hacker into prime Tiger Woods?  Of course not.  However, the SAM Puttlab data suggests there could be something to the claims of superior consistency.  You can test the Stability Shaft for yourself at your local Club Champion .

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Nice introduction to the shaft. Would be interested in seeing a head to head comparison with different stiffness putter shafts that may match up to a players tempo or stroke needs. Maybe a comparison of ACCRA putter shafts, this shaft, and any others in the market

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2.0% improvement is well within the range of error for such testing.

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Have already contacted Nick Warren of Club Champion Detroit branch to order the stability golf shaft fir my Odyessey xo Rossi putter

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Was not able to full test a stability shaft as I am a left hander and club champion only had the shaft in RH putters. However, just taking a few swings with a putter with this shaft, certainly gives the impression that it could help. The stroke felt so much more simple and that it would be difficult for you to come too far outside and inside. If someone has an issue getting the ball started on the line they choose, this could certainly help for my initial feel of it.

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Oddeseys stroke lab putters are they similar to stability shafts ??

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I haven’t tested the Stroke Lab putters yet, so I can’t knowledgeably comment.

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Matt, I’m an old school Scotty Cameron putter, meaning all my putters are 330g. Do you know if this shaft would be a good match for lighter heads. I have a custom 009 Scotty made for me about 10 years ago and I was thinking about giving this shaft a try. Thank you!

That will come down to personal preference. Some people will like the added shaft weight with the lighter head, others won’t. If you’re playing a custom 009, this would be, at worst, a reasonably cheap experiment. :)

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Which KBS putter shaft best suits your game?

Published: 11 August 2023

The three different finishes of the KBS CT-Tour putter shaft

The super stable graphite KBS GPS putter shaft boosts the MOI of putters by upping stability over steel alternatives. But which of the brands four putter shaft options best suits you?

We’ve done a lot of testing over the last 18 months on driver and iron shafts and the theme trending through most is upping MOI through increased shaft stability. Shaft engineers have have now learned creating super stable tip sections makes it possible to better control how clubfaces deflect at impact. A feature which effectively narrows dispersion on off centre strikes, and the theory works just as well for putters as it does irons and drivers.

Multi-material stability putter shafts have been used in some of the best putters on the market for a while now, 2023 is the year KBS joins the party. Here’s a look at the new graphite KBS GPS putter shaft and the brands three steel putter shaft models, to highlight which best suits your game.  

Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson using KBS putter shafts

The GPS (Graphite Putter Shaft)

RRP: £140 / $150

Finishes: Eight colors

Weight: 120g (for straight hosel putters only)

KBS are most well-known for creating brilliant steel iron shafts. Over recent years though the brand has ventured deeper and deeper into the graphite shaft market. The brand already creates some brilliant graphite wood and iron shafts. So the next logical step had to be a graphite putter shaft that offered golfers tangible gains in feel and stability.

By discovering that when carbon fiber shafts are wrapped correctly, with the correct premium materials in the right areas of the shaft, engineers have realized graphite shafts can better resist twist than steel. With this style of construction, the new GPS (Graphite Putter Shaft) improves the consistency of off-center hits. It’s an idea capable of shaving shots from your scorecard and dramatically cutting your three-putt percentage.

The GPS is already cutting through on tour too. It was in the bag of DP World Tour winner Tom McKibbin in June 2023, pretty much immediately after it launched. If your perception of graphite shafts is loose, flexible, and unstable there couldn’t be a better time to consign that sort of thinking to the past.

The eight different colours of KBS GPS Putter shafts

Expect the GPS to be stiff without adding weight. To get the same level of anti-twist performance from a steel shaft it would have to be considerably heavier. We really like how KBS liken the difference between their steel putter shafts and the GPS to their TGI and PGI graphite irons shafts. Where the TGI ( Tour Graphite Iron shaft ) is firm with a stout fast feel off the face, and the PGI ( Players Graphite Iron shaft ) has much more of a melting feel through impact, just like the GPS putter shaft. The feel is so good a bunch of pros have already commented on the model being the best-felling putter shaft they’ve ever tried.    

In our book, if you’re looking for the ultimate putter fitting, a stability shaft has to be just as much part of your thinking as the right head, grip, and weight set-up. And if we’re talking stability shafts they don’t come much better than the KBS GPS.

The One-Step

RRP: $79.95 – $89.95 (depending on finish)

Finishes: Chrome, Black Matte, Black Gloss

Weight: 130g (for straight hosel putters only)

The KBS One-Step launched when the whole conversation around stability putter shafts first came to the table. The model has straight side walls and one big step (hence the name) towards the tip section. This steel model is designed to improve stability and is especially good at keeping you on the straight and narrow when head weights increase.

The three different finishes of the KBS One-Step putter shaft

The model outperforms the brand’s other steel putter shafts in terms of stability, but you will need to accept it’s unconventional and pronounced single-step look. A feature that some players will find distracting. Former world #1 Lydia Ko used this shaft for some time, so it comes with good pedigree and form.

We like how the model’s long parallel tip section allows club makers to dial in a firmer or softer feel. And how the model is designed to reduce vibration whilst transmitting a pure amplified feel to the hands.

The CT-Tour

RRP: $34.95 – $54.95 (depending on finish)

Weight: 124g

The KBS C-Taper iron shaft is well known for feeling incredibly stout and hardwork. The CT-Tour putter shaft aims to replicate that firm, anti-loose feel within the putting arena. The CT-Tour is stepless, with a constant taper design and it has appeared as a stock shaft within the TaylorMade Spider putter family.

The three different finishes of the KBS CT-Tour putter shaft

Like the One-Step, the model is great at coping with heavier head weights but, unlike the One-Step, there’s no unconventional One-Step design halfway down the shaft. Both Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson have posted some of their best putting numbers ever using this popular shaft. The model also features in Cobra’s 3D Printed and Vintage putter models.

An excellent choice to nudge up the MOI of your putter. Particularly if you don’t want to pay more to buy into the latest trend of stability graphite putter shafts, or struggle to accept the KBS One-Step. If a very smooth feel is your number one goal from a steel putter shaft the KBS Tour putter might well be a better option.

RRP: $29.95 – $54.95

Weight: 124g (straight hosel putters only)

The Tour iron shaft is the mothership of every shaft created by KBS. All other models produced by the company no matter whether they’re for a driver, hybrid or wedge are worked off the original Tour. With each being tuned to offer differences in ball flight or feel. It should come as no surprise then this was the brands first ever putter shaft.

The three different finishes of the KBS Tour putter shaft

Like the CT-Tour the Tour has been a stock shaft for TaylorMade putters, KBS also regularly make it for Evnroll , Bettinardi and Axis 1 putters too. Golfers should expect a stiff stable structure, with good energy transfer but ultimately a more smooth and responsive feel.

A great option if the goal of your next putter fitting is ultimate feel rather than upping stability performance to help with consistency.  

Tom Kalinowski – KBS R&D Tour Rep on putter shafts

How can stepped and stepless putter shafts feel different?

We control feel by increasing and reducing the outside diameters of each shaft, plus how much they weigh. The C-Taper iron shaft is firm, lower launching and lower spinning, which we control from the outside diameters and wall thickness.

Very few people used to take putter head weight into consideration when choosing a putter shaft, but we’re now creating the perfect complement to any head weight with our family of various shafts. You’d be amazed at how different a 130g CT-Tour putter shaft feels compared to a 105g version of the same shaft.

The different colour options of the KBS GPS Putter shaft

How much has changed in putter shaft design over the last decade?

All KBS shafts are designed from the butt end to the tip to transfer energy efficiently and give a great feel. It’s why KBS are well known for producing great feeling shafts. We started out with the Tour putter shaft 10+ years ago, it was a simple version of the original iron shaft, but over time putter head weights have increased.

And if there’s more weight on the end, the shaft needs to be more stable to generate a similar feel and stability performance. We’ve learned over time and adapted our putter shafts to suit the 350g+ head weight putters that golfers are now much more regularly using. We’re jumping into the weight space which has previously been ignored.

Shaft band graphics for the KBS GPS, CT-Tour, One-step and Tour putter shafts

When steel KBS putter shafts have been so popular with some of the very best players in the world how do you go about introducing them to a new concept like the graphite GPS?   

We’ve seen massive success on tour with the CT-Tour putter shaft over the last five years, so we designed the new GPS in the context of weight around it. The secret was to create feel and stability in a 120g graphite shaft that felt amazing.

I liken it to our TGI (Tour Graphite Iron shaft) and PGI (Players’ Graphite Iron shaft) graphite iron shafts. Where the TGI feels quick and shots fly off the face fast (that’s our successful CT-Tour putter shaft), the PGI has more of a melting feel through impact, so golfers can feel shots compress off the face, like the GPS putter shaft.

It’s early days but more and more tour players are trying the GPS as they look to experiment and find form. Tommy Fleetwood already has one that he’s testing right now.     

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The Stability Tour 2 Long is one of the fastest growing putter shaft styles. Long putters work because they eliminate wrist movement, which in turn, helps improve accuracy.

The Stability Tour 2 Long was built on the tour design platform; it has a diameter and balance point closer to conventional steel and comes with completely blackout looks to eliminate all line of sight distractions.

Stability Tour 2 Long comes with a matte black polymer-ceramic coating on the steel tip, which is extremely resistant to abrasion/wear, corrosion, impact strength and hardness.

Stability Tour 2 Long shafts are shipped at 46" for local installation and can be cut to desired length. Will accommodate build lengths of 37 1/2–49 inches.

If you are choosing Breakthrough Golf to install your Stability shaft on your putter, this means you must ship your putter to us first. If you need a box, we recommend using UPS or FedEx. Typical turnaround on installations is 24 hours from receipt of putter.

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Important If you select installation, then you must ship your club to BGT first. All products ordered before 3pm CST Monday - Friday typically ship the same day. All install orders typically ship within 24-hours of receipt of your club. If you place an order over the weekend, we'll ship out your shaft Monday. Overnight or 2nd-day orders received after 3:00pm CST on Friday or Saturday/Sunday, will ship Monday. BREAKTHROUGH GOLF TECHNOLOGY ATTN:  ORDERS 1850 N GREENVILLE AVE STE 184 RICHARDSON, TX 75081

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    According to Breakthrough Golf Technologies, the Stability Tour shaft is still significantly stiffer than steel. The company puts the number at 97% stiffer, which leads to better control and less twisting. Bear in mind, a good bit of this comes down to the relationship between head weight and shaft flex. As head weight increases (as has been ...

  2. BGT Stability CARBON

    The old orig stability was heavy, the tour and polar feel like a steel shaft weight wise. The carbon is closer to the orig stability weight wise. Feel of the putter head is the same with the carbon, polar and orig stability to me. The tour shaft made the face and acoustic feel/sound more firm. Quote.

  3. Breakthrough Golf Stability Tour Putter Shaft Review

    To soften the feel of impact, Breakthrough Golf put 30% more carbon into the Stability Tour shaft . As I said about the original Stability shaft, I don't find that it softens the feel as much as it cleans it up. Pure strikes feel almost identical with steel vs. the Stability Tour, but mishits don't have as much "noise" with the ...

  4. Breakthrough Golf Stability Carbon Putter Shaft Review

    Like the Stability Tour, the Stability Carbon is designed to create a swing weight very similar to a steel putter shaft . This makes it easier to change - no break-in period required. The one thing that was different is the butt diameter. The putter grip felt noticeably larger in my hand.

  5. TESTED: Breakthrough Golf Technology Stability Shaft

    A 22-gram aluminum insert gives weight to the structure and provides additional flexural rigidity. Breakthrough Golf Technology (BGT) states that its shaft is not only stiffer but also dramatically reduces torsional rotation. Simply put, this putter shaft ain't supposed to move. BGT says it limits unwanted movement by 25% (without limiting ...

  6. Breakthrough Golf Stability One Tour Putter Shaft Review

    The Breakthrough Golf Stability One Tour shaft weighs 115 grams, which is 5 to 10 grams lighter than your typical steel shaft. Also, the butt diameter is larger - 0.600 vs. 0.580 - which will make your grip feel a bit bigger. Per BGT, this shaft should not reduce the swing weight of your putter more than 2 points.

  7. BGT Tour Shaft: How Does it Compare to Other Putter Shafts?

    The new Stability BGT Tour Shaft uses carbon fiber to provide a great looking, well balanced, soft feeling shaft. The matte black finish cuts down distractions when standing over the ball, and allows the player to focus on the line of the putt. With the balance point nearly matching a steel shaft, the putter still feels great.

  8. BGT Stability Tour Black Putter Shaft Review

    ℹ️ About: BGT offers their Stability Putter shaft in a sleek tour black model with 30% more carbon and 13% less size. Pros: State of the Art Technology, Streamlined and Slim Look, Tour Preferred Control and Feel, Works on Any Putter, Make More Putts. ⛔ Cons: The cost of some complete putters. ⛳ Verdict: BGT makes one cool looking putter ...

  9. Breakthrough Golf Technology Stability Tour Putter Shaft Review

    Breakthrough Golf Technology utilized 30% more carbon fiber to give the Stability Tour a "crisp and responsive feel.". For reference, the original Stability shaft was a bit more muted in its feel. The Stability Tour, however, is designed to have a stronger feedback similar to steel. That said, you still get a very smooth and soft feel in ...

  10. BGT Stability Putter Shafts Review: Over-Hyped?

    Stability Tour Fire; Stability Tour Carbon; You can also buy Stability shafts for your wedges and woods, even though BGT has developed its reputation primarily as a brand for putter shafts. ... Stability Shaft vs. LA Golf Shafts. There are undoubtedly some similarities between the Stability Shaft from BGT and the TPZ putter shaft from LA Golf ...

  11. BGT launches all-new Stability Tour putter shaft

    The new Stability offers a balance point much more inline with a traditional steel shaft vs. the original Stability. This means that for players used to a specific weight feel (swing weight) of their putter before re-shafting, this can eliminate one variable for the converting player. Per BGT: "It will balance like a steel shaft which makes ...

  12. Putter Shafts

    Introducing Stability One, the latest in BGT's award‑winning lineup. A full‑length composite putter shaft with our softest feel. Built ultra-stiff, with 1 degree of torque so your putter face will remain square at impact for smooth consistent putts. A traditional tour taper design with clean blackout looks. • Softest feel.

  13. Stability® Carbon Putter Shaft

    Golfs first ever customizable putter shaft. With the new Stability Carbon you can customize to fit your game—length, connector color, even tip finish. ... Stability ® Tour Long Putter Shaft $ 329.99. Select options. Parts. Straight Tip for Stability Shafts $ 29.99 - $ 34.99. Select options. Driver,Shafts. Brava Driver Shaft $ 439.99.

  14. BGT Stability Carbon Shaft Takes Randomness Out of Your Putting Game

    BGT Stability Carbon Shaft's Best Feature: Custom Appeal. The Stability Shaft Custom can adapt to anyone's putter. You place your order for the $179 shaft. BGT sends you a box with a prepaid return label. You put your putter in the box and send it off to BGT HQ. They remove the standard shaft of your current putter, regardless of its make ...

  15. BGT

    And when it comes to putter shafts, the less torque the better, which is why all Stability Putter shafts have 1 degree of torque and are ultra-stiff. Now you've got a choice to choose which Stability Shaft you want to putt with- Stability Carbon, Stability Tour, and the Stability One. All Stability putters are ultra-stiff but with a soft ...

  16. What is the difference between Stability and Stability Tour?

    Blair Philip with BGT explains the differences between the Stability and Stability Tour shafts.

  17. Breakthrough Golf Technology Stability Tour Cobalt Shaft Review

    The Stability Tour facilitated a smoother shift from conventional steel shafts to a comparably well-balanced yet notably more stable alternative. As time progressed, BGT expanded the Stability Tour line to include various color options. The most recent addition to this array is the freshly launched Stability Tour Cobalt featuring a metallic ...

  18. BGT Stability Tour 2 Polar Putter Shaft

    The new Stability Tour 2 Polar shaft features the same construction as the successful Stability Tour putter shaft. The new white finish features enhanced durability. MSRP $299. Let's check out the new Stability Tour 2 Polar putter shaft from Breakthrough Golf Technologies (BGT). For those of you not in the know, BGT was founded by Barney Adams.

  19. Breakthrough Golf Stability Putter Shaft Review

    The Stability Shaft doesn't look like your average putter shaft. Near the putter head, it appears to be a standard steel shaft, but 5.5 inches up you find the aluminum connector which attaches to the black graphite section. At address, the graphite section is plain black, but the underside has plenty of bold branding.

  20. Which KBS putter shaft best suits your game?

    RRP: $29.95 - $54.95. Finishes: Chrome, Black Matte, Black Gloss. Weight: 124g (straight hosel putters only) The Tour iron shaft is the mothership of every shaft created by KBS. All other models produced by the company no matter whether they're for a driver, hybrid or wedge are worked off the original Tour.

  21. Stability® Tour Long Putter Shaft

    Stability Tour 2 Long shafts are shipped at 46" for local installation and can be cut to desired length. Will accommodate build lengths of 37 1/2-49 inches. ... Stability ® Carbon Putter Shaft $ 197.99. Select options. Shafts,Wedge. ZNE Wedge Shaft $ 149.99. Add to cart.