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Final Reviews: EDEL EAS Putter

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Equipment Type: Putter
Vendor: Edel

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TESTERS WANTED (4) EDEL EAS PUTTERS!

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Edel might not be the first brand you think of when it comes to top-end putters. But the reason isn't due to lack of performance.

In 2020, the revamped EAS 2.0 was one of the highest-ranked putters in Most Wanted testing. Moreover, the EAS line differentiated itself primarily on putts of 10 feet or fewer.

Founder David Edel uses a proprietary fitting system that accounts for the influence of shapes and lines on perceived alignment. For example, did you know that lines in the cavity of a putter tend to shift aim to the left?

Because every golfer is different, Edel believes that the ideal combination and head shape, lines, length, weight, and grip size is unique to every golfer.

With that said, we'd like to get some feedback from MyGolfSpy readers.

**Note: MGS/EDEL will set people up with a personalized fitting with a regional fitter or local Edel account if available - If not, we can do a TeleFit as a last resort.

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Hello fellow spies! First off I would like to thank MyGolfSpy and Edel for allowing me an opportunity to be fit for the first time for any club in my bag and have a chance at improving my putting game.  I have been playing this crazy game we all love and hate sometimes for over 20+ years and play to about a 15 handicap.  I would consider my putting game to be the strong part of my game even though I average about 36 putts a round, so I can't wait to see how getting properly fit will improve my putting statistics.  First impressions of the Edel EAS 4.0 putter I was fit for; I love the overall shape as it is not a overly large head but on the other hand it does not look like a premium putter in my opinion and unsure if some golfers will pay the premium price for it.  I might have to consider a custom paint job once my review is completed 👍.  Now on to the fun part....testing, stay tuned. 

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EDEL E.A.S. #4

The Official MyGolfSpy Forum Review by

Sluggo42

 

Looks (9 out of 10 points)

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 I have always loved the “Fang” shape/style on a putter. The only other “fang” I ever owned was the good old Tommy Armor TA3, which coincidently also won “most wanted” mallet style putter a few times. That’s a great little putter, which i got for $79 from Dicks sporting goods a few years ago. 

The Edel E.A.S #4 is not a putter that jumps off the page when looking at it, but rather draws you in with the simplicity of its general unassuming presence.

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The round grip is so simple and basic, yet it’s one of the secrets to its accuracy.

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The hexagon dimpled face, and the alignment plate are really the only differentiating aspects from a really basic fang style putter.

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I remember reading different articles when I was researching these putters, and I recall a few people having major problems with the alignment plates looks. And then claiming they would never use a putter with such an ugly plate.

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It makes me laugh at how people can be so judgmental about something so trivial, when actually they might be the person who could really benefit from the system. Look at the pictures we are all posting and if you find the looks to be so bad that you wouldn’t use it, and then please tell me why in the comments section.

It’s clean and simple really, as seems to be the case with most of the classic clubs, like some good old Mizuno blades, right? The putter cover is a thing of beauty though, and the soft black rabbit fur on the inside is luxurious. (no real animals were harmed, and its not real rabbit fur….c’mon man!)

 

 

Sound & Feel (10 out of 10 points)

From the very first putt to the last putt I’ve taken since taking possession of “Adele”, this has been the best feeling, as well as an exceptionally good sounding as any putter that’s ever been in my bag. Its similar, yet slightly softer than may Evnroll, but has a very similar sound. It’s a solid knock that isn’t hollow or mushy in any way. Kind of how a forged blade feels on a flush strike, vs. a hollow filled club. It just tells you it was a clean strike.

 

Basic Characteristics (20 out of 20 points)

I spent an hour and a half on the practice green while getting fitted, so I had numerous putts as I was getting used to its feel and distance attributes. By the time my fitting was done I had already bonded to the club in an almost intimate way. 

My aim is true -  (Elvis Costello, 1977)

For once in my life with a putter, this is true. The ball actually goes where I aim. Point and shoot actually works now. 

Distance control now actually means something as I am rarely more then a few feet away for my second putt, the counter balancing in the grip creates this ability.

 

I will use this putter from the fringe almost always, unless I have sprinkler heads in my way. Its much more consistent than chipping for me.

 

On-Course Performance (30 out of 30 points)

This is where this putter shines. I wasn’t ever the greatest putter, and part of the fitting process showed at least one reason why. With the use of the reflective mirror on the putter face, and the laser pointer, it showed that I wasn’t seeing the proper aim to the cup. From about six feet, my aim was a foot off, again and again. Then, the same thing happened when I first started aiming with the Edel putter. Kevin, using a simple magic marker, kept changing the alignment marks until suddenly I was aiming straight at the hole, again and again. I guess everyones brain sees things slightly differently, so just one mark doesn’t necessarily work for everyone. 

So every round I was always missing many putts that I thought I should have been making, or at least be closer. 

I was always in that 34-36 putts per round. I used to laugh to myself when I would read fellow spies talking about sub 30 putt rounds and I always secretly thought they were full of it. 

And I would also like to stress that “putts per round” can be a very misleading stat, as there are so many variables involved with that stat..   Buuuttttt….

Then I suddenly started having sub-30 putt rounds, and I’m talking 26-27 putt rounds, and was scoring well too. But even if I had a round in the 80’s I was still way under 36 putts. I started making some of the 6-8 footers that were a guaranteed miss before. 

 As always, the most difficult putt is the pressure putt. In fact, they came up with a name for it, they call it the yips. Most everyone has experienced the feeling. A 4 footer to win the day, and you pull it left. Dad gummit! It happens in even the best of families. The best cure is being absolutely sure your put will go by simply trusting your aim to be true and letting it happen. 

This putter will give you that trust, and the more putts you make, the more you trust in it. It’s a win-win. I’ve made more pressure putts with Adele, than I ever made with my previous putters. And that is because, I was never really sure of my aim before. Now I am much more sure of my aim, and that’s the first half of the equation. Now I need to just make a pure stroke, and it’s in. If I mess that up its on me, and not the putter.

The final analysis is that I am indeed making more putts. 

 

I never really knew much about the Edel company, and always thought of them as more of a boutique company that made a higher quality club. The E.A.S. putter has done nothing but reinforce this thought. Edel make good stuff, period

It seems these days that there is always some way to improve something with next years model right? But sometimes they get it right and there isn’t really any reason to change. It is my opinion that the E.A.S #4 is correct right now. Don’t change a thing, and just keep making putts.

What I love about this putter is in 3 areas. 

 

1. the round grip - It forces me to really look at the face and alignment plate to get the correct aim

2. the alignment plate - thru trial and error, its the one that allows MY brain to aim correctly

3. the counter balanced grip – It has been perfectly balanced to allow MY brain to choose how far I’m going to hit the ball. 

I think the really cool deal with this putter is that its structured to allow your brain to do the putt programming subconsciously, and it turns the putt into a simple underhanded toss where you don’t have to really think about it, you just “feel” it.

 

Miscellaneous (9 out of 10 points)

Everything about this putter is simple and sweet. From the gorgeous classic head shape to the counter balanced round grip. Heck, even the head cover is a beautiful stitched leather, with a strong magnet to keep it closed.

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It’s also got a soft furry insides that snuggles the head with its warm hug. The actual fitting process with my fitter “Kevin” was the chord that made this putter into a song. That is what makes this putter, “the” putter.

Play it or Trade it? (20 out of 20 points)

There is absolutely no doubt, this putter will be in my bag till the day they pry it from my cold dead hands, ha-ha. One of the tightest choking points in golf is on the putting green, right? Having the clarity of mind that you know you can put down the roll you want, helps remove the sinister slice of self-doubt. In fact, what happens is that you actually start thinking you can make any putt, and you actually get bothered when you don’t 

I think this flat-stick benefits everyone who plays it, but in my mind, the deathly serious player is the guy this putter is tailor made for. It is made for the guy who has money on every stroke. It is made for the guy who understands the absolute need for perfect accuracy under pressure. This is the guy who doesn’t blink at a larger price tag, because he understands this is the one stick that gets hit more than every other stick in his bag. This is the putter that actually will shave a stroke or two off an already low index.

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Conclusion

In conclusion, I couldn’t be any happier with a putter. I almost loved my Tommy Armor TA3, and I really liked my Evnroll ER3, but “Adele” completes me. It’s as close to an extension of my brain to my hand, like a simple underhanded toss can get. I see it, and the putter rolls it. Unfortunately my brain doesn’t always see correctly, but that’s not the putters fault. If I read it right, the putt has a very realistic chance of falling into the cup. The more I play, it seems the better my putting gets.

Sure the price tag is a bit shocking at first glance, but if you really think about it and what you get for your money, its not that bad.

Almost all the Scotty Camerons, and Evnrolls are over $300 right? Usually more I might add. Then, if you add in a custom fitting, that’s going to add an additional $150, so right there you’re at $450.

Now, can you honestly tell me that the driver in your bag didn’t cost a similar number? And do you hit your driver 30 times a round? Because you hit your putter that many time, give or take a few. And yes, we all know a 3” putt is equal to a 280 yard drive. Not as thrilling for sure, but the scorecard doesn’t know the difference.

If you are really serious about the game and would like a real chance at shaving a few strokes off the index, I think the Edel EAS system is a real way to achieve results, that doesn’t require a total relearning of how to swing a club. You will just aim better, and have a closer second putt. And fewer 3-putts will certainly result in lower scores right? 

 

FINAL SCORE  98 out of 100

This putter is as close to perfect as it gets. The reason a putter was invented was to hit the little ball into the hole. In order to do that you need to be able to aim it correctly, and then have the correct speed to make it all come together.

Your brain is the computer that programs the event and the Edel EAS putter is the tool that completes the process. If you are serious about the game, you owe yourself to give them a look.

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The weight kit arrived!

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It cost me $75, so I’m really hoping for some results. Today’s round was hot and dry, not my normal dewy morning with wet greens. They were tight and fast and I was going long. Tomorrow I’m expecting a similar day, so I’ll install a heavier weight that’s supposed to slow my stroke down. They are sized at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 grams.

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The stock one is 15 grams. It’s pretty interesting how much weight difference there really is between the 5 and the 25g weights.

they did come in a nice little zippered case that will stow easily in your bag, so you’re always ready for adjustments depending on what the practice green tells you before you’re round.

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Its got a nifty little wrench included in the kit, so a quick weight change should be a snap. 

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I’ll post some  thoughts after tomorrow’s round…

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UPDATE….

so last week I played at a track with way faster greens, so I figured what a good time to try a heavier weight. So I pulled the 15g, and screwed in the 25g nugget. I didn’t really expect to notice much as c’mon, whats 10g right?

well lemme tell you! It felt significantly heavier. I honestly couldn’t believe it. So I figured what the heck, let’s go up to the practice green and see what it does. The first few rolls were tentative so I was a bit short, expecting the giant hammer of Thor to crush the ball. So then I just let it flow and it suddenly felt superb. I didn’t shoot lights out or anything, but my distance was excellent. 
 

so then I forgot all about it until this mornings round, which was chilly with a heavy dew on the greens. I putted ok, but was mad that I didn’t remember to change out the weight for a light one, as this is how they’re supposed to work. But, I’ll remember this tomorrow morning and try going light. It will be interesting to see how it works…

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Stage Two/Final Review

Edel EAS 1.0 Puttter – Official MGS Forum Review by Stuart Marler (AZstu324)


As we’re all concluding our Stage 2 reviews and final words, I’ll say that this is probably the most difficult test that I’ve been involved with for MGS. To quantify the performance-related qualities and improvements from one putter to the next, was quite the task. In order to formulate a baseline of what I’m looking to accomplish, I asked 10 people this simple question:

What makes a good putter?

The most common answers were the following: Feels good off the face, Soft feeling, looks and feels good, gives me confidence, Enough weight in the head, gets the ball rolling quickly, made for my putting stroke i.e. Straight back and forward, Slight/moderate/strong arc, etc.

The common theme here was that all of the answers were really just regurgitated marketing specs we see bottled up and sold with the stock floor putters that we mostly find at the box stores. Sure, good feeling and looks are important, and performance is equated to feel and the ability to get the ball rolling, but is that all that people look for when trying to find the perfect putter that will help shave strokes off their game?

Not all putters are created equal. That’s a fact. What I found out through this specific test is that most putters aren’t even created for the person using them. Sure, they might look and feel nice and make the user excited about using them, but that is about as far as it goes for the most part. Before the testing began, I was certain that my "previous" (spoiler alert) gamer was as good as a putter could get. It felt soft and looked really nice. With plenty of practice, I was feeling pretty confident with most putts inside the 5’ range. Anything 8’ and longer, to me was just a “close your eyes and hit the ball” range. I didn’t understand until now that even 30 foot putts can be approached with confidence given the putter is fitted and built correctly.
 

Looks (9 out of 10 points) 

General Shape: The EAS 1.0 is a traditional “Anser” style putter head. It’s probably the most timeless and recognized design that you will find in production. The Anser was originally designed by Karsten Solheim (Ping) in 1966 and has become the brand name that everyone specifically correlates to an object.. like Q-tip, BandAid, or Chap-Stick, “Anser” is the common rectangle cavity-back style putter with the weight pushed out to both the toe and heel.  

Graphics & aesthetics: Edel did a great job at keeping top portion sleek and clean while adding some nice and unique touches to the bottom. The EAS 1.0 is just slightly oversized but nothing dramatic and is absolutely a work of art within itself.

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How does the overall look come together?: From the finish of the steel, to the various milling patterns on the face and bottom, to the color choice of almost blood red and black highlights, the look of the putter is stunning. It kind of reminds me of a modified and restored classic car (Resto-mod). It’s got timeless lines and a very classic elegance. Under the hood and at the 4 corners however, the thing is juiced up with the most modern tech to help it perform way outside of its classic presence. It’s a true sleeper and I love that about it!

Appearance compared to other similar clubs: The appearance is what I would say is the least attractive selling-point about the putter. I don’t mean that in any way as a knock. The putter looks fantastic in every way that a putter should look but it’s not in any way calling out for attention. I’ve played with numerous people over the past couple of months and not one has asked what putter I’m using. Sure I get a lot of “great putt!” “Nice roll” “awesome lag” “great read!”, but not once have I caught anybody eyeballing my putter to see what instrument I’m wielding to execute such shots. Again, another testament to how little people actually correlate good putting to custom fit and built putters. It’s almost like it’s still the unknown in the golf equipment and fitting realm.

Other unique details (i.e. alignment aids, coloring, blur, etc.): As we’ve all mentioned in our initial write-ups, the Edel EAS putter isn’t just a putter. It’s an experience. Each of us worked with a fitter in person and were assigned alignment inserts based on our individual tendencies. My alignment insert was the “plug socket”. It consists of 2 lines toward the face and 1 line toward the back. This is supposed to help neutralize my setup as I had a tendency to aim slightly left and push a hair right to compensate.

 

Sound & Feel (10 out of 10 points)

 

The Edel EAS, at least the 1.0 has 2 different sounds and feelings. Similar to a good set of forged blades, this putter provides adequate audible and sensory feedback that corelates to how the ball was struck. Too much toward the toe or heel and you get a clicky tick off the face. Being that that entire putter from the butt of the handle to the floor is more “connected” with counter-weights and just overall more substantial build materials, you get some really good sensory feedback when you’re not hitting the center. Off-center hits offer a less than optimal feeling but I can actually appreciate that as it really lets you know you need to get your act together. I’ve also found that even strikes with the face too lofted or de-lofted provide the same type of clicky feedback.

A strike on the center plate of the face however, and delivered at the correct angle, provide a sound and feeling that is ultra-satisfying. It’s not so soft that the feeling and sound is muted, but more a semi-soft knock with the ball springing off the face with a very reactive and pure roll. Overall I actually appreciate the sensory feedback as this allows me to make appropriate adjustments throughout the round to find and maintain my best putting stroke when things start out a little sideways on the green.

 

Basic Characteristics (18 out of 20 points)

Accuracy: Of course, accuracy when talking about a putter can be extremely subjective. After all, a putter (or any club for that matter) is only as accurate as the stroke used to swing it. When the stroke is true and natural, the putter is a laser beam. When the stroke or setup is off, the putter provides every bit of feedback needed to bring everything back into a harmonious rhythm.

Distance Control: This is something that I have been gushing about from the get go. Lag putting has always been somewhat of a mystery to me. “How am I supposed to roll a ball 15’, 20’, 30’ across the green and have any control over where it stops?”. The reason I always had issues with this is because I was using a putter(s) that would get lost through a substantial swing and I just didn’t have any way to know how far to move back and then forward. With a perfectly fit and constructed putter like the Edel EAS, I feel the whole putter through the entire stoke. 

Stability of Stroke: This is where the concept of "counter" and "torque" balancing really shows up to present itself. The concept of torque balancing suggests that we shouldn't be putting so much emphasis on the various different stroke characteristics each player applies i.e SB/SF or various arc, but argues that there really should be only 1 effective stroke that everyone should be using. That's is a straight forward and straight back swing. Traditional methods however, state that not everybody's biomechanics are suited for a SF/SB swing, therefore the need for various balancing characteristics in traditional putters. Torque balancing along with proper putter construction for the individual, should allow each person the ability to apply a SB/SF putting stroke without having to manipulate their swing movements. 

Forgiveness: As I mentioned in the “Feel/Sound” section, the putter offers some great sensory feedback when a less than quality stroke and/or strike is put on the ball. What I’ll add in this section though is that direction and distance suffer very little. It’s like a parent telling a child, what they did was wrong but without actually punishing them for behaving badly. In the end, the kid gets away Scott free.. and so does the person using this putter in many instances. 

 

On-Course Performance (28 out of 30 points)

This is the area that I think was the most difficult to quantify. I use a Garmin Vivoactive 3 watch with a really great golf app. This keeps track of all of my stats from tee to green. Before starting this testing process, my average putts per round were regularly in the mid 30’s. My average score per round was roughly 10-15 over par. Almost from the moment that I put the Edel EAS into play, my average PPR have dropped drastically from 2.4 putts to 1.6 avg. That’s pretty drastic when you figure that the difference between 34 putts and 29 putts is 5 strokes gained per round without improving any other areas of my game.

 

Final Performance Comments:

Pressure: When I’ve got the Edel in my hands and I’m lining up and scoping out a putt, It’s almost like I’m saying “c’mon, WE can do this” as if we’re working as a team. I don’t think I’ve quite kindled that kind of relationship with any other club in my bag. Maybe it’s weird.. but that’s the kind of connection I’ve come to form with this putter.  

Overall I’m pleased with everything that this putter brings to the table. Look, sound, feel, performance.. it’s all there and I wouldn’t change a thing. The subtle uniqueness and Edel-specific design queues are right up my alley.

Anything Missing?: If I were held at gunpoint to come up with a single item that I don’t quite find to be in line with the rest of the putter, I would say the alignment plate. The different alignment options are truly essential to the custom Edel process. The plate and it’s attachment method might use a hair more refinement. There are tiny gaps that sometimes get grains of sand trapped inside and I’ve had to go in with a needle to clean them out. I don’t know enough about the manufacturing process but if it were possible to custom mill the alignment aids upon order, but that might help clean things up a hair. That said, I understand that over time, it may be necessary to change the alignment aid so that would defeat that purpose of interchangeable plates. Again, this is a splitting hairs kind of thing and wouldn’t deter me in the slightest.

Did it help improve your scores?: Did my scores improve? Yes. Was it because of the putter? No. For what it’s worth, I would say that the putter itself didn’t improve my scores, but IMO, it’s not as simple as putting a putter in my hands that magically makes putts from any distance. As a reminder, the Edel EAS is not just a putter but it’s an experience, a system, a process. While the putter itself won’t make all of the putts magically drop, what it does do is influence the player to practice regularly, instill confidence, calm the nerves and become better acquainted with the most important club in the bag

How, if at all, did this product change your overall impression of Edel?: I’ve known of Edel for a few years now. A while back when I ventured down the “single length” rabbit hole, Edel was at the forefront of the charge to push the concept. When a young kid named Bryson DeChambeau came onto the scene, he was geared up with Edel single length clubs. Like other individual designers in the industry such as Ralph Maltby and Tom Wishon, David Edel is what you get when you cross a genius, mad scientist, and golf enthusiast, and a guy who just doesn't give a spit about what the rest of the mainstream world says golf needs to be..  and the products that he creates are truly unique AND packed with performance to back up the claims.
 

Miscellaneous (10 out of 10 points)

Of course, this is where I’m supposed to talk about subtle differences that set this putter aside from the rest. What I really what to emphasize (again) is that owning an Edel putter isn’t just owning a putter. Sure you can own a Scotty, a Ping, an EVNROLL, Even a Bettinardi, and many other names out there. And yes, there are a lot of good putters that you can buy off the shelf, and customize, modify, etc. When you own an Edel however, and go through the fitting process, have the club built specifically for you by Edel, and then shipped directly from Liberty Hill, TX to your doorstep, you’re making a personal statement and commitment to improving as a golfer. Showing a commitment and willingness to putting in the work needed to reach that next level of personal playing performance.  
 

Play it or Trade it? (19 out of 20 points)

Play it, Play it, Play it! As an official Edel Club inductee, I now feel an obligation and responsibility to wield this club with pride, respect, and honor, both for the brand and for the goodness of the game. Yeah those are a lot of goofy, overly dramatic words, but this is exactly the spirit that Edel as a company upholds with every club that it offers. It’s more than just a brand. Brands are sold at retail stores. Edel defines those who are in pursuit of the purity of the sport in a world where flash, and overly complicated tech and design can start to muddle what we’re all really after. Don’t get me wrong, performance tech and evolution are still an important part of the game we’re all here to celebrate, but Edel has far from forgotten that tradition and history is still very much a part of what makes this game so great and they continue to bind history and tradition with Evolution and modern tech.   

Conclusion

To wrap this all up, I just wanted to throw in one final thought. During the testing process, I had considered taking my current gamer and making similar adjustments. It was even requested by a few followers. My thought was that I could add weight down the shaft, extend the shaft 2”, throw some lead tape on the head, and get a heavier grip to counter balance the butt section. Ultimately, as I thought more about doing that, I also thought more about how much of a Frankenputter I would end up with and wasn’t completely sure if I would be doing it accurately. I also remembered that the purpose of this entire test was to compare a shock “shelf” putter to that which Edel offers. That in itself is a testament to what the overall experience encompasses when working with Edel and a custom fitter. You buy a “shelf” putter from Edel and you're getting the entire experience. They’re building the club according to my individual fitting specs and they’re all truly professionals at what they do from the fitter to the builder. The end product is clean and all of the tech is tucked and disguised nicely under the hood. What you end up with is a 100% custom-spec’d and crafted putter. I use the word crafted because that’s really what Edel is doing for the individual. They are making 1-off models for each person who places an order and that’s absolutely worth every penny spent!

 

Final Score: 94/100

 

The rating system doesn't allow for 1/2 stars so lets say I'm giving this a solid 4.5 stars instead of 4. 

To start this off, I'd like to give an immense thank you to both MGS and Edel for creating this opportunity. The chance for a select few of us to be part of something that not too many people will get to do in their golfing life and that is being fully fit for a custom-built putter. Before coming into this, my experience with putter fitting was limited to the following: you putt with too much toe hang so pick another putter that's more upright. OK now you have an arc in your stroke.. you get a blade. Ok which grip do you like.. ok there's your "putter fitting". 

MY GAME

I've been playing golf for nearly 30 years. for 25 of those I pretty much had no Idea what I was doing. It really wasn't until I stumbled upon the MGS community that I started to really take the game more seriously and actually start to study it. Over the years, I've come to rely on the MGS community for so many golf and non-golf related topics so much that I wear it on my sleeve.. well my bag anyway. I'm 100% self-taught but claim to have a decent enough eye and understanding of mechanics to be able to emulate and repeat what I see on TV and YouTube. According to my Garmin Golf stat tracker, I'm a 3.4 index.. but for starters, that's not an established handicap as I technically don't have one. And that's me playing my 80% of my rounds at my executive course where I'm a member and I know every nook and cranny. Most full-length courses that I play, I shoot high 70's to low 80's so I'm giving myself a more realistic handicap of around 8. That said, I'm hoping that one day I'll be able to be involved with a program similar to what GOFTEC offers and have some proper swing analysis and training. 

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MY PUTTING

Up until the last year, putting has really been a wall of frustration for me. I remember looking back at rounds in the high 80's thinking that if I had made all of those 3 footers.. or even 1-2 footers, I'd be 6 strokes lower. With the Pandemic and having more time at home, I decided to go all-in on putting practice and learn more about my stroke and build more confidence with the putter. I put in some decent time with the putting mat trying to create a solid repeatable putting stroke as well as feeling more comfortable with a putter in my hand. The putting practice paid off and I was no longer fearing those "should make" 1-2-3 footers. I have still had my struggles however with distance control and alignment. For starters, I've found that with my current putter (Cleveland HB Premier #4) anything outside of 12', the feel of the head seems to get lost and I'm unable to put a proper roll on the ball without seeing less than optimal skips and bounces. Another issue is getting my putt property lined up with my intended direction. Hitting a straight putt isn't the problem.. so much as being properly squared up with my intended line. So I'm hopeful that with all of the tech that goes into this putter, I'll start to see these areas improve. 


THE PUTTER

The putter showed up well-packaged in a quite secure and stout Edel branded box. After watching @GolfSpy MPR's unboxing, I was thinking maybe I'd be seeing a weight kit with the putter. I didn't get a weight kit... But that's actually VERY OK by me. The last thing that I need is a means by which to mess up my whole fitting by giving me extra weights to mess with.. because if you give me matches.. I will burn myself. 

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I did however find that in addition to the putter, Edel did include a nice little gift. I'm very much a hat guy and the hat they sent me was right up my alley! Right color, right style, very unbranded but specific to Edel. It's one of those "in the club" type of hats and I love it!

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THE PUTTER

The putter itself is noticeably heavier. Based on the specs of how the putter was fit and built, I'd speculate that it's a good 100g+ heavier than my Cleveland HB Premier #4. The grip section alone has an 80g grip with a 40g counter-weight.  The shaft is counter-balanced with 30g. 

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As you can see, per the spec sheet above and pics, I was fit with the EAS 1.0.  As I mentioned previously though, per the Blast Motion software, my typical contact is .2 to.4* open at impact. When I'm pushing, it goes to about .5 to .6* open. My fitter Aram at Golf-Tec mentioned that this is relatively neutral compared to most. Within 10', even .5* open is going to go in given my aim point and read is accurate. So while I was never fit into a blade (Answer) style putter, I was able to determine for myself over the past year that it really is the best fit for my setup. I have a tendency to aim slightly to the left as the blade-style putter looks a little more open to my eye and my miss is typically a slight push so in theory, while I'm aimed left, I'm pushing straight down the target line. 

As for my specific specs, and how my weaknesses were addressed without causing me to lose my strengths: The putter was built at 36" with a lie of 74*. For comparison, my Cleveland was 34" and sat at about 70*. Aram wanted to get me slightly more upright in my stance but more importantly move me closer to the ball as to allow my arms to hang without becoming disconnected from my body. In doing the ball drop test I was typically in the right spot with my eyes just slightly behind the ball, but I was just way too bent over and standing much too far away from the ball. Another point relating to my biomechanics was that I was also putting with the butt end much too close to my hips which also forced a lot of my shoulder and body rotation as everything was kind of stuck inside and rotating everything was really the only way that I could get the putter to work. In other words, my arc was pretty severe and just needed to be tamed down. 

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As for the hosel, I was fit with the "back-set" option. This is something that I'm definitely going to have to spend some time with getting used to. In David Edel's words, its pretty much a left-handed forward set on a right handed head. Most of us are used to seeing some variation of forward-set hosel, especially with mallet style putters. The look of the Back-set is that of the putter head sitting slightly in front of the hands at address. This is another fitting trick to help neutralize the open face a little as well as tame a little bit of the arc in the putting stroke. As you can see from the pics, this creates the perfect toe-up or "torque-balancing" that the Edel putters are really making a strong charge for in the putter space. 

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The overall weighting and counter weighting is also something that's very different to me, and not what I'm used to a putter feeling like in my hands. Aside from the hefty 80g rubber grip, there is a 40g counter weight and a 30g shaft weight. As you can see in the photo above, this brings the total weight to a stout 619g vs the pretty standard 497g Cleveland #4. As @GolfSpy MPR mentioned in his post, the club seems strangely but very appropriately heavily weighted. One of my weak spots was my tempo through the putt being much too quick. I would have a good pace going back but then speed up through impact and this was a major culprit to my distance control.. or lack thereof. If the head alone feels too heavy, the tendency is to rush it through impact. After spending quite a lot of time indoors with the putting mat and working with a metronome at about 100 BPM, I'm really finding the benefit of all of the counter balancing. The ability to move all of that evenly distributed mass at a more even tempo really seems to work well for that distance control. 

Alignment: I was fit with 2 lines up front and 1 in the back. I really liked how the 2 up front frame the ball while the 1 in back helps to concentrate on getting my eyes in the right spot over the ball. 

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I did have a chance to take the putter for a spin on Saturday at a 2 person scramble. That was literally after unboxing it Friday and hitting about 20 putts with it before going to bed. I'm not really going to count that as its 1st real round as I hadn't even had time to even acquaint myself with it. I just went in with my normal setup, same stance, grip pressure and tried to formulate a stroke throughout the round. So basically my game plan was.. no game plan. While I didn't putt my best round (putts within 10' were hit and miss, and I missed more 3 footers than I'd care to admit) what I did notice was that my lag putting and distance control was off the charts fantastic! Lag putting was something that I had struggled with, with the Cleveland. Anything outside of 15' was just typically "close my eyes, swing, and pray to the golf gods that I'd be within 5-10'. The problem that I was having was that I just couldn't generate enough controllable force without skipping the ball a good 4 or 5 times before it took to rolling. I had quite a few lengthy putts that not only were within 5' but some were well within 3'. I attribute this to having more mass with more momentum, but also having more control of all of the mass and not the feeling of the club disappearing in my hands when having to apply a lengthy stroke. 

Here are just a few more pics of the putter as well as the Cleveland HB #4. As you can all see, this is a beautifully crafter putter. 

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INTRO CONCLUSION

My intensions throughout this test are to do do a few different things. One of the interesting bits about the putter testing experience is that there's not much of a roadmap to follow. Sure there are plenty of driver and iron testing examples to draw from but the putter is something that relatively limited.. and especially with the custom-fitting piece added. 

What I hope to accomplish:

Reduce my average PPR from around 34 to below 30. 

Quantify the difference (improvements or decline) with real numbers

Help others justify if paying the difference in price and going through the process is really worth it

 

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Introduction

This introduction post will be in two parts: what I thought of my putting going into my fitting, and then my expectations and first impressions when I received the Edel EAS 4.0 putter.

Here are my thoughts on my putting going into my fitting:

  • I'm a decent putter, and it's a strength of my game, relative to handicap. I've got years of on-course stats to back this up, including Arccos the past two years. Over my past 15 rounds, Arccos has my putting SG equal to a 7-handicap. I average just over 30 putts per round.
  • There's a consistent pattern in that data, though: I'm a better putter (by SG) from 10–25' than I am from 0–10'. This is true in the data for virtually every round I play. I miss short putts far too often. Going into this test, this is my highest priority.
  • As for my actual setup and stroke: I've posted about this before, that I don't see the correct line correctly. I can set a 4' ruler on the correct line for a straight 8' putt, aligned with a laser. If I turn off the laser and address a ball at the end of the ruler, the ruler will look to me as though it is pointing almost outside the cup on the left. I have tried moving my head and body around to all sorts of angles without success. If I address a putt from the left side, the line looks correct.
  • Using a home putting analyzer (SwingByte), I therefore tend to aim about 2° right of the cup.
  • My stroke is quirky. Early on, I read Dave Pelz and decided to work on a SBST stroke. Like many who attempt that, I actually ended up with a stroke that tends to move outside the line on my backstroke. Coming into impact, I close the face relative to address, which starts the ball on the correct line, though a line to the left of where I was aimed.
  • On a normal straight putt, my predominant miss is a pull.

I'm intrigued, obviously, to see if any of the myriad alignment options on the Edel change my perception of the line. I'm also probably more interested to see if their torque-balanced putter, combined with custom weighting and their grip options, can mitigate some of my tendency to come outside the line on my backstroke.

Of the four headshapes, the rounded back mallet appeals to me subjectively the least: it's just not a shape I've ever really loved. My baseline expectation is that I'd end up with the fanged mallet: I am currently playing with the Toe Up version of the Odyssey Seven. But if I end up with either of the blades, that is no problem either.

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And here is the video I shot to jumpstart my review on the day I received my Edel:

 

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So an interesting day at the track yesterday. Adele dropped the first putt of the day from about 15 feet, a gentle left to right, for a bird. Good start. From then on, it’s more of a lag putt day, and I ended up with 33 putts, but scored low.

putt totals don’t always reflect the final score, but keeping 3-putts off the table does…

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Shot pretty well, and had 30 putts, 17 and 13. All my one putts came via  just missing the green on approach, and then getting close on the next shot/chip/putt from off the green.

what stood out today was all the lag putts which were stupid close all day. 
When we fitted, my fitter spent a long time adjusting the weights in the handle, with the explanation that this would fit the putter to MY feel for lags. And days like today really prove that there is merit to this plan. I literally just looked at the putt and just didn’t think about it. I just let it go and most of the day the distance was obscenely good…

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It's been a minute since I checked in to post here so my sincere apologies. The past few rounds haven't been my most productive putting rounds. In fact, I've had back to back rounds with multiple 3-putts and I haven't seen that in quite some time so I'm feeling a little deflated the past couple rounds. That said, and being completely honest, I was feeling so confident in my putting with the Edel that I've gotten quite lazy with my practicing. For the first month, I was practicing daily working on setup, stroke, pace, and all of the things that we should all be doing all the time.. well wouldn't you know it, as soon as I took my foot off the gas, my putting starts to become an issue. This just goes to show, even the perfect putter doesn't mean diddley when you don't put in the time wield it correctly. I'm in no way looking at this as a fail, in fact, I'm seeing this as a testament to the fact that even the best equipment in the world won't fix your issues.. but what it will do though is let you know that you've got to get your act together and practice. 

Saturday was my breaking point, I played one of my favorite courses in the area (The Raven). The greens there are some of the best around IMO. They roll at about a 11-12 and are just groomed to perfection. They're not overly tricky but if you don't have a steady pace or confidence in your putt, its really easy to blow past the hole or leave them short if you give them too much respect. While I didn't shoot a horrible score (79) I had 2 doubles both with 3-putts and 4 bogey's (I did have 1 birdie hence the 79). Looking back at the round I had multiple chances for 1 putts that I just couldn't capitalize and the 3-putts should have never happened.. talking 1-3 footers that I just choked on. 

I actually spent some decent time on Sunday getting back to the putting basics and realized that I was skipping a few crucial steps in my setup as well as rushing the putting stroke. Basically falling into old habits. Yesterday I went out for a late practice round mainly to apply and continue practicing my putting. I was only able to get through about 14 holes before the sun was gone but I was able to completely shake the 3-putts and had a good number of lengthy 1-putts drop. I probably sunk a good 5 putts well outside of 10' and that's a huge win! 

I'm playing a scramble this Saturday and I'd really like to be the anchor man when it comes to putting.. driving too.. but mostly putting 😛 

 

 

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I also haven't been checking in as often I'd like here. Some of this is busy-ness: the boys' soccer season is almost over, and Kirke has his final competition of the year this week. We should be wrapping up our observations and writing final reviews really soon.

Here's my short summary: I can't see myself shopping for a new putter anytime soon.

The longer version: my last few rounds have been bland, statistically. I'm not putting poorly, for sure, but I'm not gaining on some of the numbers I first saw with the Edel. One qualification: I'm in an awkward place with my Arccos stats right now. I've played 18 rounds (9 or 18 holes) with my Edel; Arccos will only let me look at numbers for the past 15 or the past 20 rounds. So these numbers are for the past 15; that means that I'm comparing against 12 rounds with my old Odyssey and my first 3 rounds with the Edel. Here's where things stand today:

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That -2.1 is compared to scratch; Arccos suggests my putting is at the level of a 9-handicap. That seems reasonable. In terms of raw numbers, I'm doing fine:

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Happily, I posted some screen shots of numbers from just under a month ago, so we have a nice comparison:

  • From 0-10', my SG is exactly the same.
  • From 10-25', my SG is slightly worse (-.1 to -.5).
  • From 25-20, my SG is slightly better (-.6 to -.3).
  • My Putts/GIR is a bit better (2.0 to 1.9).
  • Overall, using my 1/2/3 putt numbers, I was averaging 30.2 putts per round. I'm now at 30 even.

This is following a recent round that was immensely frustrating. As you can see from my stats, I'm normally a bit shaky inside 10 feet but very solid in mid-range putting. On this 18, I had only 5 one-putts and 13 two-putts. A huge chunk of those 2-putts were from mid-range, where I kept hitting solid putts but just missing over and over and over. I don't think I even sniffed a three-putt all round. But I just couldn't get one of the mid-rangers to drop.

All that to say, although I'm not revolutionizing my putting numbers, even going through a "dry spell" with my Edel has just returned me to normal. I fell tremendously comfortable with this putter. My distance control has been incredibly solid (though you can see that, given the green size at our course, I almost never have a really long putt).

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On 9/8/2021 at 9:07 AM, azstu324 said:

 

I actually spent some decent time on Sunday getting back to the putting basics and realized that I was skipping a few crucial steps in my setup as well as rushing the putting stroke

It’s funny you say that, as I’ve been putting lights out since I got “Adele”. But I’ve really been steady with the basics, setup,etc. I think it’s because I know I’ve got no excuses anymore, so I try to remove the possibilities of failure by taking all the basic steps, and going through the “routine”. As we know a 3’ putt equals a 280 yd drive… a short miss equals a shank…

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Follow the little dark ball trail…

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so my buddy and I were talking about the Edel EAS putters after he watched me put it close to the pin all day, and he kind of winced at the $450 price tag at first. So I asked him how much he paid for his driver… he calmly replied ~$500ish… I asked him how many drivers he had purchased over the last ten years… He couldn’t really remember- 4 or 5 maybe?… so I asked him how many times he hit it during an average round… ummm, 12 or 13 maybe?

so I asked him how many putts do you take per round… ? He thought for a moment and suddenly said, I guess that putter really isn’t that expensive if you look at the big picture. Its the most used club in your bag folks!
I told him I think I’m picking up a few strokes per round to which he said, that’s huge! I’m not a numbers and stats guy like many here, and actually rarely even keep a scorecard, so I don’t have a specific number that I can chart and spout about. But I can always recall every shot I hit after a round, so I can add putts up quickly. 
33-36 was a number I recall often.

Ever since “Adele” got into my bag, I’ve had countless rounds below 33, and getting into the upper 20’s is not uncommon .

now we all know that total putts per round is a deceptive number, as one can shoot par with 26, or 36 putts. But, now a 3- putt is nearly never, and I seriously think that every putt has a chance- 

confidence is your best friend when putting, and having a flatstick you trust, creates that for you- I believe the detailed custom fitting that Edel goes through creates the stick that you get that confidence with. When you’re standing over a 3-footer and knowing that you’re going to put the ball on the line you’ve picked, it’s a lot easier to roll that ball with a clear mind. In fact, I think I’m actually getting a little better at reading the line now, because I have put quite a few putts on the wrong line- ha!

If i was a guy that tracked every shot and stat to the inch, and was a serious competitive player where every putt meant something important - and had I known that getting a putter that would be this good was possible, I wouldn’t even blink about getting one…

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Sluggo42 said:

25 putts today, yowsa!

man that's lights out! awesome job! 

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I myself have an Edel putter.  I have a love hate relationship with it.  I don't know if the individual that took me through the fitting was 100% excited to do it.  I got my fitted from a golf galaxy.  I'm struggling now a lot with distance control on my puts longer than 20 ft.  I would love to go through another fitting.  I wish Edel had a trade up offers.  You trade in your old Edel putter for one of their newer models for a portion of the cost.  That's for a different thread probably.  Great reviews being done.  I'm excited to see the results individuals are getting back.  

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Question for you guys, now that you've had a chance to play on sort of early, mid, and late season conditions... how are the putters working for you guys?  I think for many it was a big change in weight.  Any issues with slower or faster greens you had to adjust to?  Or has it been more "point and shoot" with the Edel puttlers.  

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25 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

Question for you guys, now that you've had a chance to play on sort of early, mid, and late season conditions... how are the putters working for you guys?  I think for many it was a big change in weight.  Any issues with slower or faster greens you had to adjust to?  Or has it been more "point and shoot" with the Edel puttlers.  

So I think the biggest thing for me is the ability to really feel and control the putter as a whole. Before this endeavor, I didn't really understand the importance of counter balancing vs just having a heavy putter head. I always thought that a decently weighted head would allow you to feel the putter moving through the ball. IMO and what I've learned is that just having a heavy head at one end is OK if you don't have too many varying conditions and don't need to make any changes to your pace or swing throughout the year. Here in Arizona, and I'm sure in may other areas, we have a lot of temperature and condition changes throughout the year.. hell even throughout the day in a single round.

Counter balancing and the overall weight of the putter allows for a better connection of the hands to the putter head and allows the ability to make controlled changes to the stroke.. rather than just the feeling of trying to slow down or speed up the head with your hands without much connection in between. Without the counter balancing and weight, the feeling of the club as a whole can get a little lost and I'm realizing that now whenever I go back to my old gamer. Muscle memory is telling me that my Cleveland HB #4 is much too light and lacks the overall feeling of control that I have with the Edel and it didn't take any time at all to become comfortable with the weight of the Edel. That said, I'm still toying with the idea of adding some extra weight down the shaft of the Cleveland.. but then again, another thing that I've really gotten used to is the length of the Edel. Most floor putters max out at 35" and my Edel is 36" and quite a bit more upright so I'm not sure if making all of these changes to my Cleveland would be worth the hassle. 

The whole purpose of this test anyway isn't to see how much I can get a stock floor putter to emulate a custom fitted putter but rather how a fitter putter is that much better than a stock floor putter. Sure I could try to make all of these changes, additions, etc to my Cleveland but then it would be me just messing with the putter rather than going through the process of having a professional fitter and Edel build the club specifically for me. 

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Yesterday I was fit into the 2.0 with a backset hosel. It took nearly 1.5 hours after finishing up with putts outdoors to further dial in head weight. Their philosophy on counter balancing while keeping the head light is interesting. I just did the math in my head and realized there is probably 210g of weight in the grip section of the putter between the 100g round grip, 50g optivibe weight, and 60g counter weight. I came into the fitting thinking my EVNROLL ER2 was heavy with the gravity grip weighing in around 110g… I guess thar was predominately due to the 370g head. With Edel I was fit indoors to a 345g head with the strong test, but that didn’t work well outside on actual greens. So we bumped the head weight up to 20g for 355 total. The putter really felt point and shoot, excited for it to come in and start working with in on Exputt. 

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I was finally able to have an Edel fitting too.  Was able to coordinate a vacation over to Chicago with a visit to Bull Valley and saw Matt Jones.  Great guy.  Took about an hour and I was very impressed.  Lots of work on the weighting/counterweighting but we got it dialed in.   I had been working with heads up putting technique too as it basically works on the premise that your brain knows how hard to hit the ball if you just let it.  Once this putter was dialed in for me (standard head down technique) I am no longer fighting a putter that my brain has to make calculations for as how hard to it.  It is just instinctual.  Look at the distance, pull the trigger and the putt went that far.  I used to have to tell myself, okay this is X ft, hit it this hard etc.  Point and shoot now!   Looking forward to it's arrival.  

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On 10/5/2021 at 7:09 AM, B.Boston said:

Question for you guys, now that you've had a chance to play on sort of early, mid, and late season conditions... how are the putters working for you guys?  I think for many it was a big change in weight.  Any issues with slower or faster greens you had to adjust to?  Or has it been more "point and shoot" with the Edel puttlers.  

I think every time you play at a different track the green speeds are usually different, so a few minutes on the warm up green is usually good to go. Once your brain digests the speed, it returns to point and shoot. For me, the faster they are, the more difficult it is. Fast downhill putts are tricky always.

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28 putts for a nice round today. A year ago I would go ballistic to have a 30 putt round

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@Sluggo42 @azstu324 @GolfSpy MPR @808nation

Did any of you have height vs wingspan or upper arm and lower arm measurements taken? My fitter mentioned that Edel is now embracing some of Mike Adams principals from his BioSwing Dynamics materials and included that to help decide on lie angle. 

I am considering getting some of the Tourlock weights and outfitting one of my other putters with the same grip, counterbalance and optivibe weight that was recommended in my Edel fitting. 

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3 hours ago, BMart519 said:

@Sluggo42 @azstu324 @GolfSpy MPR @808nation

Did any of you have height vs wingspan or upper arm and lower arm measurements taken? My fitter mentioned that Edel is now embracing some of Mike Adams principals from his BioSwing Dynamics materials and included that to help decide on lie angle. 

I am considering getting some of the Tourlock weights and outfitting one of my other putters with the same grip, counterbalance and optivibe weight that was recommended in my Edel fitting. 

Not wingspan, but yes to upper and lower arm. He had me take a putting stance to see what angle the putter shaft would extend thru the body to establish a lie angle.

i really do like the round grip, and however he positioned the counterweights.  But, I do not know what prompted him to fiddle with the weight placement, and he kind of hid how he was moving them, until all of a sudden when I really started getting great distance on longer putts. That was it for that, so I’m afraid I don’t know the science behind that process. 

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4 hours ago, BMart519 said:

@Sluggo42 @azstu324 @GolfSpy MPR @808nation

Did any of you have height vs wingspan or upper arm and lower arm measurements taken? My fitter mentioned that Edel is now embracing some of Mike Adams principals from his BioSwing Dynamics materials and included that to help decide on lie angle. 

I am considering getting some of the Tourlock weights and outfitting one of my other putters with the same grip, counterbalance and optivibe weight that was recommended in my Edel fitting. 

My fitter measured both upper arm to lower arm and wingspan. The principles behind that have prompted to me to change how I think about my stroke. I'm not sure how visible the change would be, but my thought is more Nicklaus-esque piston with my right arm.

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1 hour ago, Sluggo42 said:

Not wingspan, but yes to upper and lower arm. He had me take a putting stance to see what angle the putter shaft would extend thru the body to establish a lie angle.

i really do like the round grip, and however he positioned the counterweights.  But, I do not know what prompted him to fiddle with the weight placement, and he kind of hid how he was moving them, until all of a sudden when I really started getting great distance on longer putts. That was it for that, so I’m afraid I don’t know the science behind that process. 

For me, he measured where the tip of my left thumb sat on the grip and inserted the weight at or below that distance. I assumed it was to align the weight with the right (lower) hand to slow that down coming through impact. 

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I had a day today, with an all time low number of putts at 23.

video coming soon…

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27 putts today after a rotten start. A few birdies  always are very helpful to your final score.

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Mine just arrived after my fitting and order process.  Rolled some putts on the practice green here at the house and can’t wait for actual play.  

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Day 1 and the EAS 2.0 had a strong showing on Exputt. No putt outside 4.5’ on 5-50 footers and what feels like the tightest grouping I’ve ever had or close to it. Not bad for the first time ever using the putter outside of the fitting. 9 holes later today. Fingers crossed for 15 putts or less. 

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55 minutes ago, BMart519 said:

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Day 1 and the EAS 2.0 had a strong showing on Exputt. No putt outside 4.5’ on 5-50 footers and what feels like the tightest grouping I’ve ever had or close to it. Not bad for the first time ever using the putter outside of the fitting. 9 holes later today. Fingers crossed for 15 putts or less. 

Would be interesting to see the 30 putt analysis and how your face angle and path look.  

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I was a really good putter until I developed some bad habits but am on the upswing, I use a custom built for me Flanigan Bilt that’s fitted after extensive time on a SAM putting machine and would love to try Edel as I am a bit of putter procurer of putters over the last 50 years 

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These look like great putters, with many features.  I would love to test them out vs. my SeeMore.  Thank you.

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Absolutely would love to be a part of this testing.  Putting is my favorite part of my game.  Average 27-30 putts a round, anything that could make it better would be awesome!

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I have heard great things about the Edel putters and have been wanting to try them, they look great!

Thanks for the possible opportunity.

 

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MGS forum testing knocking it out the park again ! 2021 seems like a good year for testing !

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I have been using an Edel Torque Balanced putter for four years.  I was fit for it by their top regional rep.  Previously I have owned a Scotty Cameron and Odyssey putters.

I practice putting a lot, do some coaching on putting, wrote a book, "Make More Putts", ...  so I would be honored to be selected to get fit for, try out and review the putter... along with the entire process from fit to final putt on 18 that allows me to shoot my age!! 🙂

 

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Just now, Lonnie Kompelien said:

I am always tweaking my equipment to see if leads to some improvement in consistency.  As such I would love being part of the testing group and would provide detailed feedback on the use of one of these putters.

Thank you for the opportunity

 

1 minute ago, Lonnie Kompelien said:

I am always tweaking my equipment to see if leads to some improvement in consistency.  As such I would love being part of the testing group and would provide detailed feedback on the use of one of these putters.

Thank you for the opportunity

 

1 minute ago, Lonnie Kompelien said:

I am always tweaking my equipment to see if leads to some improvement in consistency.  As such I would love being part of the testing group and would provide detailed feedback on the use of one of these putters.

Thank you for the opportunity

this is perfect timing for my game.  5 index - was just fitted and purchased 1st set of graphite irons - ping I210s

i am 72 , retired from pinehurst , nc , play 3x per week, and would love to fine tune my putting, truly appreciate the opportunity to be an involved tester 

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Having never been actually fitted for a putter, this would be a great introduction.  I love the idea that Edel has with the putter fitting with so many options.  I'm sure my thought of what putter truly fits me has been wrong all these years.  This would only help me in the end & I'm interested to see what truly IS my putting style.  

Thanks for the opportunity MGS & Edel! 

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Wow....what a great opportunity to knock a few strokes off the game...tried 3 different putters this last month and none had the right feel on the surface...this may be the one

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I would love to try this putter, as putts inside 10 feet is a weakness for me.

 

Jim

San Diego

10 handicap

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I'd love to be chosen as a tester. I think I believe in the EDEL philosophy.

Mike 

Lakewood Ranch FL

8.3 Index

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I would love to test one of these Edel putters...the fitting they use to customize these putter is outstanding

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Seems right in my wheelhouse,  I have about 10 putters, after selling several to second swing golf, I have all the tools to counter balance driver shafts and routinely adjust weights, balance point etc.  This test may keep me busy for the entire summer.

John Smith

65years old, 5 handicap-  play 3-4 rounds weekly

Located near Albany/  Saratoga NY 

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I would love the opportunity to test this product and provide MyGolfSpy feedback. I am also in much need of a new putter since it can’t be my fault why I don’t putt well. 

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Okay, I'll apply to be a tester, but it's going to take a lot to kick the Bullseye out of my bag. 

Charles

Taunton,MA

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12 minutes ago, DechamBRO said:

i call dibs on the 4.0. That's how it works right, as in the law of dibs, in the Geneva Conventions????

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Every week MGS must ask them selves what can our members test that's better than last week and every single week they deliver. Keep up the great work and good luck to all that apply!

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I’d like to see how their fitting experience is, seems a lot better than the SAM system club champion has. Edel is about an hour north of where I live, been meaning to try it, but I love my bettinardi putters. 

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I'd love to be part of this testing. I've owned and been using a torque Balanced putter for over 5 years now and love it. These new models are really intriguing and I am curious if they can be any better then the E-1. 

Matt 

Charlotte, NC

 

 

 

 

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Putting is the most frustrating part of the game for me.  I have an 11 handicap but should be lower if I could only be consistent on the greens.  As they speed up, my score goes up!  I have never been fitted for putting, but practice countless hours.  I would feel honored to be selected.

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I am always tinkering with putters looking for what's best for my game so I would love to be a tester.

Matt

 

Highland Mills, NY

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I would love to test any of their putters. 10 feet seems to be a dead zone for me and any opportunity to improve would be great.

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