I recently had to move to a long putter for medical reasons. The anchoring ban has made finding options difficult at best. I have an older model Maltby mallet putter head with a 90 degree bore angle. What shaft should I use (single bend, double bend, other) to get to a 79 or 80 degree lie for a 46 inch length putter? I understand that to get this length may require a standard shaft with a shaft extension.
OK on the Pure Track 401. That goes back to 2008. I would not expect Golf Galaxy to be able to bend the straight long shaft to the proper angles. That requires some special equipment. I would only be confident that we could do that here at The Golfworks, and there is a possibility that the one long shaft we have remaining can’t be bent. Sometimes the alloy the shaft is made out of is just not bendable. We could try, but no guarantees. Easier to take the existing double bend and install it and modify the lie by bending the shaft, then extending it. Golf Galaxy should be able to that, depending on the experience of the repair person in the store.
As far as long putter shafts being produced again, I don’t see anything on the horizon from the steel shaft manufacturers. I believe there is still some demand, but because no major OEM is offering a “long” putter, I don’t see the manufacturers producing one for the limited sales they might get in the aftermarket. I may be wrong. I will ask when I talk to them.
I think you will have to use a 38″ an extend it. Unfortunately, we do not have any long double bend shafts. You can take a shaft like the TT1002P which is 3/8″ double bend for a 90 degree bore and after installation you can bend it to be more upright to accommodate the lie you indicated. We do have a few 50 inch straight putter shafts remaining that could possibly be bent, but I would need to check to see if it can be bent to the specs you want. If you can tell me the exact Maltby mallet head you have, I may have one around here that would allow me to use to see if the 50 inch shaft could be bent.