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It didn’t take long for an equipment company to responding the impending/proposed rule change for anchoring putters. Odyssey announced the upcoming release of the new Metal-X Arm Lock Putters. You have to wonder whether the name was modified due to the ruling bodies decision??? According to Odyssey, the Metal-X Arm Lock Putters conforms to the anticipated ruling and offers an alternative method of stabilizing the putter through a natural-feeling extension of the golfer’s arm. Perhaps there will be a new trend in golf with this style of putting??? 

“We have been working toward solutions for the proposed ban on the anchoring technique for some time now, and working with our Tour players, have identified an alternative and Tour-proven putting method,” said Chris Koske, Global Director, Odyssey Golf. “We’re now moving quickly to deliver the Arm Lock products that promote a stable and consistent putting stroke for both Professionals and amateur golfers.”

The Odyssey Metal-X Arm Lock Putter will be available initially in two models, the Metal-X #7 and the Metal-X DART. The specs of these two putters have been optimized through research and testing, according to the company and allow golfers to extend the shaft and grip up their lead forearm for consistent performance and control through the stroke.

“At Odyssey we were adamant about offering alternative solutions to golfers who might change their current technique based on the recent anchoring proposal,” said Austie Rollinson, Principal Designer, Odyssey Golf. “We have more Tour players around the world playing and winning with Odyssey putters than any other company; we worked closely with many of them to dial in the new Arm Lock Putters to ensure they perform at the highest level.”

The Arm Lock Putter will be available at retail in January 2013 for a new product introduction retail price of $189.99 (US).