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Arm lock putters (acculock)


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#1 provx

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 05:32 PM

I have a kuchar arm lock, a # 7 and a # 1w arm lock from callaway. Looking at getting an acculock putter to compare against. any reviews on the acculock?

Are there any other manufacturers making an arm lock style?

This kuchar method is my beat way of putting but so far i haven't found many options on style of putter. An anser style like dechambeau would be nice.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 06:22 PM

I bought an Acculock late last year so that I could try the arm lock method. I had seen their page on Instagram and had some great instructional videos on their YouTube channel.

When you first try arm locking, there is always an adjustment in finding the right setup to go with it. For me, the Acculock was easier to use because the shaft placement fit my eye better than the Bettinardi models. I played around five rounds with it before ultimately deciding to go back to standard. I found that it was amazing on putts inside 6 feet with an emphasis on 3 footers. However, I couldn't get the hang of distance putts with it.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:31 PM

 SetTheBarrHigh, on 20 August 2017 - 06:22 PM, said:

I bought an Acculock late last year so that I could try the arm lock method. I had seen their page on Instagram and had some great instructional videos on their YouTube channel.

When you first try arm locking, there is always an adjustment in finding the right setup to go with it. For me, the Acculock was easier to use because the shaft placement fit my eye better than the Bettinardi models. I played around five rounds with it before ultimately deciding to go back to standard. I found that it was amazing on putts inside 6 feet with an emphasis on 3 footers. However, I couldn't get the hang of distance putts with it.

I have been armlocking for 2 years now, oddly enough the main reason I have stuck with it is because of the distance control on longer putts. I normally use the #7 style odyssey because the bettardini has too flat of a lie angle. according to the acculock site there putter is very upright which appeals to me.

I will probably pull the trigger on the acculock, just wondering if there are some other models out there I am not aware of.
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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:39 PM

Plumbers necks can be bent to add loft, allowing them to be used as arm lock putters. Just need to add length as desired, plus posibly weight to head (as arm locks are typically about 400g head weight) and some counter balance as desired.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 02:00 PM

I had an Acculock for awhile and hated it.  I just could not get comfortable with the 79 degree lie and this from a guy who broomsticked it (as the name suggests) for 20 something years.  I had much greater success with the Kucher #1.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:02 AM

old thread but I just pulled the trigger on an Acculock putter to give it shot.  Looking forward to getting a few rounds in with it.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:07 AM

Definitely give an update when you get a few rounds with it. As I was thinking about getting one as well. But instead I bought the arm lock grip off of amazon and put it on an older 43 inch putter it’s getting the job done for now.I wanted to get a Betti but they are too expensive for me to buy one at the moment.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:56 PM

 PGATourDriven, on 13 June 2018 - 11:07 AM, said:

Definitely give an update when you get a few rounds with it. As I was thinking about getting one as well. But instead I bought the arm lock grip off of amazon and put it on an older 43 inch putter it’s getting the job done for now.I wanted to get a Betti but they are too expensive for me to buy one at the moment.

Ok.  I have only played 9 holes with it so far so I will play a few rounds and then give you some feedback.  I have putted traditional, face on / side saddle, Seemore / Obrien method, etc, so I have been around the world in the last 5 years, lol.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:25 PM

Lol I’m literally the same way. I feel like I’ve experimented with every putting style you could think of.
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