CHICAGO, Ill. – Natalie Gulbis lined up her hammYâ?¢ putter on the first playoff hole of sudden death Sunday and nailed a one-foot putt worth $450,000 to earn her first LPGA win at the Evian Masters in Evian-les-Bains, France.
Before switching to the hammYâ?¢ putter in 2005, Gulbis was tied for 89th in putting … after she made the change she had improved immensely jumping to 19th by the end of the season. After Sunday’s win she is currently tied for third on the Tour in putts made per greens in regulation with a 1.77 average. On the first playoff hole Sunday, Gulbis two-putted for birdie and secured the Evian Masters title by one stroke.
"I actually thought I made the (first) putt when I hit it, because I hit the putt exactly how I wanted to hit it," said Gulbis. "Thankfully (I) did not have very far left."
The distinctive technological design of the hammYâ?¢ gives golfers an advantage over their competition. The triple bend shaft keeps the putter head closer and parallel to the ground and allows for a smoother stroke. The split grip forces the right shoulder to drop, keeping the left side open and out of the way and both eyes can see the target. With a more open stance, your hands separated on the shaft, the hammYâ?¢ shaves strokes and cures "the yips."
"Anytime a player can improve their putting as vastly as Natalie has, we knew a victory would come; it was just a matter of time," said Jim Alvarez, CEO and co-owner of hammYâ?¢. "We couldn’t be happier for her."
The hammYâ?¢ is revolutionizing the putting game and players everywhere are experiencing instant success with this uniquely designed putter.
"Using the hammYâ?¢ makes putting as easy as rolling the ball to the hole," said Alvarez. "If you were going to roll the ball, you wouldn’t do it turned sideways; you would face the target and roll the ball."
The hammYâ?¢ Revolution Series II Putter with the milled face retails for $159.97 and includes a head cover and instructional DVD. The hammYâ?¢ Pro Series II Putter with polymer insert face retails for $179.97 and includes a head cover and instructional DVD. The hammYâ?¢ can be ordered in split grip or single grip.
After CEO and co-owner Jim Alvarez pulled a hamstring playing softball, the hammYâ?¢ putter was born. While in rehab, he discovered he could bend at the waist and open his putting stance, which generated a better line of sight. A triple bend shaft and split grip were added to accommodate this unique hockey-style shooting stance. The hammYâ?¢ was launched in January 2004 and since then golfers worldwide have realized the benefits. To order call 866-426-3167 or for more information visit www.hammyputter.com.