Like I previously mentioned, my fitting took all of 38 minutes compared to my fellow spies. I had watched all of David Edel’s YouTube videos on his putter fittings just to get an idea of what to expect. I was expecting my fitting to be more geared towards David’s fitting methodology, but I believe each fitter and location has their own method in using Edel’s fitting cart, but overall my fitter was great to work with, he briefly touched on each of Edel’s fitting points.
My fitter asked what putter I had brought in with me and I showed him my Scotty Cameron M2 mid-mallet putter and what my tendencies were and I told him I usually leave it short and left of the hole. He attached a mirror on the center of the face and we proceeded with the laser test to see if I was left or right bias, I was left bias. He mentioned that my putting stroke was good and on point just needed a slight adjustment.
Initially my fitter set me up with a 2.0 putter which had a similar head shape head as my Scotty M2 mid-mallet at 33 inches and proceeded with the laser test again and this time the ball was on a better line, we rolled a few balls at 5 feet and saw that I was still going left and short. He changed the shaft to a more offset shaft and flattened out the lie to 68 degrees because he noticed that the putter toe was slightly up and also suggested that my left hand be more under the grip to allow for a more fluent straight back and forward stroke. I hit more putts at 5 feet with this new setup and made all the putts.
He asked if I preferred lines which I did so he drew a single line on top and bottom and had me putt a few more putts which I made them all at 5 feet. We had few more putting session now at about 10 feet which I left most of them short but more online. He suggested that I put a counter weight in the grip up. The putter felt great, it was definitely on the heavy side but when making strokes with it, it felt smooth. We made a few more putts and the distance was on par with the hole but was still little offline. He changed the lines to double lines on the top and bottom which allowed me to have better aiming guidelines.
I asked to try out the 4.0 putter with the same shaft and counter weight configurations and we rolled a few putts and I loved the feel and the putts I was making from 10 feet distance, he said that I could go either way putter wise because my lines were all perfect and online towards the hole.
Now on to the field test…