Long putters - the broomstick-style flatsticks like Bernhard Langer has used for years - have been part of the golf equipment landscape for the last couple decades. Some players swear by them, and some would never touch one. The last few years saw a spike in the use of mid-length putters, also known as "belly" putters for the tendency of golfers to anchor the end of the shaft around their navel. Mid-length putters have the benefits of a long putter, mainly taking the wrists out of the putting stroke, while providing for a more traditional stance and stroke.
An interesting new twist on the belly putter idea comes from New Zealand's Puku Golf Company. Puku - which is Maori for belly - makes mid-length putters with an innovative design that allows golfers to adjust the length of the putter. We had the chance to try one out, and here's our gut feeling about it.