PXG Senior Research and Development Engineer Caleb Kroloff walks you through the four hosel types available for you to select with any one of our PXG Battle Ready Putters.
“With a growing lineup of PXG Battle Ready Putters and four available hosel types, we can create numerous configurations to fit your unique stroke. So whatever head type you prefer (Mallet or Blade), we will select your optimal hosel, weighting, shaft length, lie angle, and loft – all fit for your stroke and ready to work for your game.” – Caleb Kroloff
WHAT IS A HOSEL?
A hosel is a sleeve or socket that connects the club head with the golf club shaft.
On a putter, different hosel types impact the overall clubhead weight and how much the putter face rotates during impact. Selecting a hosel that suits your stroke type will improve your overall putting performance.
With a half shaft of offset, the Double Bend hosel creates a more level angle of attack.
The face balanced hang angle reduces the inertial force required to rotate the putter face.
“So here we have our Double Bend hosel. When we insert it into the clubhead, you see that the stem here is set at a specific angle that is designed to accept a double bend shaft. So that shaft would sit up here creating a higher shaft axis that goes through the center of the head, aligning with the center of gravity for a face balanced putter for minimal resistance to twisting for players who tend to push the ball or struggle to rotate through.” – Caleb Kroloff
WHAT TYPE OF GOLFER BENEFITS FROM A DOUBLE BEND HOSEL?
The Double Bend hosel may be optimal for players who tend to push the ball (for example, a right-handed player missing right of the cup).
Our Heel Shafted hosel has a half shaft of offset and a significant toe hang angle maximizing resistance to twisting.
“The “H neck” is significantly shorter compared to the double bend shaft aligning that hosel axis or shaft axis directly into the heel of the putter creating maximum resistance to twisting for players who tend to pull the ball.” – Caleb Kroloff
WHAT TYPE OF GOLFER BENEFITS FROM A HEEL SHAFTED PUTTER?
A Heel Shafted hosel is best suited for players with an open-to-close, arc-style stroke.
Specifically, this hosel is good for players who tend to pull the ball because it requires more energy to rotate the clubhead through the stroke.
Our Plumbers Neck hosel has a full shaft of offset which creates a more upward angle of attack.
With a mid-toe hang angle, the Plumbers Neck achieves moderate inertial force around the center of the shaft axis.
“Plumbers Neck is somewhere in between. You can see here that the shaft axis would sit directly in the middle of the other two, kind of a more neutral setting for players who tend to have a slight arc to their stroke, but don’t find that they miss one way or the other.” – Caleb Kroloff
WHAT TYPE OF GOLFER BENEFITS FROM A PLUMBERS NECK HOSEL?
The Plumbers Neck is a versatile hosel shape, equally effective for golfers with a straight- or arc-style stroke.
The Armlock hosel offers a face balanced hang angle which reduces the inertial force required to rotate the putter face.
“Finally, we have the armlock hosel. This hosel is designed to add mass to the head and to increase the loft and create a more upright lie angle. What that does is it creates a more ergonomic putting stance for those players who want to use the armlock style of putting, and it allows us to create an arm lock putter out of any of our head styles.” – Caleb Kroloff
WHAT TYPE OF GOLFER BENEFITS FROM AN ARMLOCK HOSEL?
For golfers who desire greater control and stability with their putting stroke – or who suffer from the yips – the armlock hosel is an excellent choice for your PXG Battle Ready Putter.
MAKE MORE PUTTS – GET FITTED FOR THE PERFECT PUTTER HOSEL FOR YOUR GAME AT PXG
Try our PXG Battle Ready Putter Fitting tool. To help you find the ideal PXG Battle Ready Putter for your game, we’ve created short fitting videos to guide you to the best configuration. These fitting videos are designed to help you select and configure your ideal head shape, hosel style, loft, lie, shaft length, grip, and weighting. No matter your putting style, our high-performance Battle Ready Putters will help you take control on the green.