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Final Reviews: EDEL EAS Putter

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Equipment Type: Putter
Vendor: Edel

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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



Looks (9 out of 10 points)



 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.


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


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


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.



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.




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.



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.


Some new stuff!


The weight kit arrived!


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.



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.



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




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




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…

more to follow…











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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.



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.   


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". 


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. 




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 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. 



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!




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. 



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. 


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. 



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. 



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. 








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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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.


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


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24 minutes ago, cnosil said:

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

I didn't do the Analysis as I was a bit short on time but will get more results up in the coming weeks. I struggle with lighting in my house where my tvs/monitors are located and get a lot of missed face/path reads. Not really interested in setting up a spot light to help with this. The ball launch data did have some variation both right and left. My typical stroke is a push out across the target line with a closed face and this putter did have a left miss tendency similar to others. I've mostly given up on trying to zero out my path or have a symmetric arc stroke. Especially if the is geared towards a "Linear" stroke in Edel terms. 

1 putt stood out: I made a 30' putt that started 0.3L of center. It only dropped in due to perfect speed. I missed 2 other 30 footers with 0.3 degree pulls during the same session and I believe this is the only time I've ever made a putt at this distance and amount offline. 

The distance control stood out significantly compared to the start line/aiming performance which is the emphasis of Edel's fitting philosophy. Pretty excited to get that dialed in as it performed well in this area during the fitting. I usually struggle with aim on the Exputt as I try to set the ball somewhere in the hitting area that allows me to use one of the dashes as a target at the far end of the mat. On the course I find a blade of grass or some mark in front of the ball to align the face. 

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14 minutes ago, BMart519 said:

My typical stroke is a push out across the target line with a closed face and this putter did have a left miss tendency similar to others. I've mostly given up on trying to zero out my path or have a symmetric arc stroke. Especially if the is geared towards a "Linear" stroke in Edel terms. 

I wouldn’t look for a zero’d out face and path either; just wondering how consistent you were across all the putts at different distances. 

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

I wouldn’t look for a zero’d out face and path either; just wondering how consistent you were across all the putts at different distances. 

20 foot putts averaged about 0.1R for ball launch direction. All other distances averaged from 0.1-0.8 L for the session

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3 putted my first hole after no warm up with practice green closed for winter which was mostly due to not factoring in the uphill. Finished with 16 putts (on 6/9 GIR AND 2/3 up/down) and didn’t miss another putt inside 8’ after the first hole. Which included a lot of shaky comebackers from around 5’ after hitting lags past the hole. I guess maybe I will stick with the lighter weight in the putter which was ordered incorrectly.  

Shot an even par 36 after nearly rolling in an albatross on a par 5. This could be that one special putter I finally settle down with and start a family of little putters. 

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20 hours ago, BMart519 said:

3 putted my first hole after no warm up with practice green closed for winter which was mostly due to not factoring in the uphill. Finished with 16 putts (on 6/9 GIR AND 2/3 up/down) and didn’t miss another putt inside 8’ after the first hole. Which included a lot of shaky comebackers from around 5’ after hitting lags past the hole. I guess maybe I will stick with the lighter weight in the putter which was ordered incorrectly.  

Shot an even par 36 after nearly rolling in an albatross on a par 5. This could be that one special putter I finally settle down with and start a family of little putters. 

I emailed Edel and requested a weight kit that I could buy. My fitter didn’t really go too deeply on the head weights, but we did have a quick chat on how he would put in a lighter weight for fast greens and visa versa.. 

but the distance control is exceptionally good for me. This picture you’ve posted looks like lots of my first putts..

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Hey, my final review is up in the reviews tab, and make sure to watch my video, "23 Putts with Van Halen". 

"Adele" (my Edel) is the absolute ambrosia on the short stuff.

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For all you DECADErs, you will be familiar with the putting combine in the app. The EAS 2.0 tied my all-time low on its first attempt with 30 putts and was the only time completing the combine without a 3-putt. All of the pins were put away from the practice green, so I was putting to tees I setup around the green which also made for a smaller target. 

Very impressed with the putter performance so far. The quality of the headcover is the best I have seen on any stock putter. The row of magnets along the back seam for blade covers works great and is strong enough I can stick it to my irons while on the green. Hoping I can sneak in one final round this week at one of the last 5 or 6 courses open in the area. 

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I'll hopefully be posting my final review this evening. I'm hoping to block out a good 2 hours to finalize, proofread, and edit with extra photos. 

On a final note though, I played a really tough course on Saturday. Red Mountain Ranch GC. This was the kind of final test that I was hoping for to close out the EAS testing. The last month or so, most of the courses in AZ have been closed for re-seeding and about a month prior to that, they've all been drying out their greens and punching for aeration so conditions have been less then optimal for getting some good putting stats that aren’t tainted by bumpy, chopped up greens.

Saturday though was the course’s 2nd week post-seeding and it was in immaculate condition! The greens were running at a smooth 10 or so and were perfectly manicured. The greens at RMR GC are small and tricky and most of them are elevated with either false fronts or severe drop offs on all sides. It’s a Pete Dye design if that says anything about it’s level of difficulty.

Overall, I had the round of my life with all cylinders firing. My drives were splitting the fairway, my irons were behaving, wedges definitely showed up, and the putter was lights out (for me anyway). I shot a 75 with a total of 27 putts, which I might add were not gimme’s by any stretch. Anything the resulted in a 2-putt was definitely in “lag” territory and rested within 2’ of the hole. After all the success that I had during that round, the only thing that I really cared to look back and reminisce on was how great the putting was!



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3 minutes ago, azstu324 said:

I'll hopefully be posting my final review this evening. I'm hoping to block out a good 2 hours to finalize, proofread, and edit with extra photos. 

On a final note though, I played a really tough course on Saturday. Red Mountain Ranch GC. This was the kind of final test that I was hoping for to close out the EAS testing. The last month or so, most of the courses in AZ have been closed for re-seeding and about a month prior to that, they've all been drying out their greens and punching for aeration so conditions have been less then optimal for getting some good putting stats that aren’t tainted by bumpy, chopped up greens.

Saturday though was the course’s 2nd week post-seeding and it was in immaculate condition! The greens were running at a smooth 10 or so and were perfectly manicured. The greens at RMR GC are small and tricky and most of them are elevated with either false fronts or severe drop offs on all sides. It’s a Pete Dye design if that says anything about it’s level of difficulty.

Overall, I had the round of my life with all cylinders firing. My drives were splitting the fairway, my irons were behaving, wedges definitely showed up, and the putter was lights out (for me anyway). I shot a 75 with a total of 27 putts, which I might add were not gimme’s by any stretch. Anything the resulted in a 2-putt was definitely in “lag” territory and rested within 2’ of the hole. After all the success that I had during that round, the only thing that I really cared to look back and reminisce on was how great the putting was!

Nice! I used to not believe 27 putts could happen. Now I know better.


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Just ordered this kit to make my putting scalpel even sharper. The fact that they even provide a piece of string pretty well sealed the deal for me…


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That was quick!


we’re in a hot dry patch, I’ll try a heavier weight tomorrow in anticipation of the faster greens…

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The first part (written) of my final review is up. I plan to add more pics here shortly but at least you all know that I've been working on it 😄 



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Edel has been such a hidden leader in Putter design.  I would be so honored to test out and report on the EAS line.

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Wow what an opportunity!  I won’t be applying for this one as my ER2B is performing wonders for me.  But that’s not to say I won’t be following along.  I want to learn more about the fitting process with Edel as that seems really cool.  

There’s certainly almost no way to get a more personalized putter than going through an Edel or L.A.B. Putter fitting from what I can tell so this is a super opportunity for the MGS members.  Good luck to those who apply!  Let’s see those putts per hole stats drop! 

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I still Game my Edel E-1.  I'd love to see and feel what the newest innovation bring to the putter game.  The alignment kits are intriguing as this is what i struggle with the most.  Can't wait to see the results of the testing

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I've been riding my trusty Ping Craz-E for over 10 years, but we're beginning to get on each others nerves. Missed 2 putts of under 3' in my match yesterday, yet still managed to win 5&4. Time to see what else suits my game and I'd love the opportunity to build a relationship with an Edel. 

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Putting is my worst nightmare 12 green and 1 birdie 3 pars and bogeys, i try scotty, ping, oddysey, everthing you name it.  
i need new putter and a fitting.  

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Currently using an Odyssey White Hot Pro V-Line putter, would love the opportunity to test the Edel EAS 4.0 model! 

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I follow Dave Edel's podcasts and appreciate what they have been trying to do.  I think my aim has been off recently as I'm not hitting where I think I'm lining up regularly anymore on puts about 15' and in.  I don't know if his theories will work for me, but open to getting that short stroke confidence back  

Charlotte, NC  (I know there are fitters near me- GolfTec & Club Champion for sure)

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And the winning testers are:

hmmm, how about y’all sending me all 4 models, I get fitted & report which was best suited....& of course keep them or donate the other 3 to junior golfers? No? I wasn’t going to be one of the lucky 4 anyway, was I? I primarily use an old Mid Slant Pro Platinum Scotty Cameron & may send some antiques for others to test. Any takers for AP blade circa 1980s, Orig Ram Zebra 33”, etc?

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I would love to test one. Recently went through a fitting at Club Champion and the Edel came in 2nd but I am having massive buyers remorse and want to give the Edel a 2nd chance. 

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2021 by default has become the Year of the Putter for me. Lots of time at home + a decent putting mat + Puttout Pressure putt + finding my true putting swing path = just put me on the short green stuff within 10' and I'll make some magic!

Well not exactly like that.. but I'm getting there 🙂

Edel has definitely been an under THE radar but on MY radar company. I love the idea of companies making equipment more for individuals and not so much for the masses and Edel comes to mind as one of those brands. What another killer testing opp by MGS! Thanks and MGS and Edel for coming together on this one!!! This putter line seems to have all the bells and whistles when it comes to customization in a putter. Can't wait to follow along! 


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The concept by the putters makes sense.  Interesting but I have found that the alignment aid on my putter always seems to contradict what I see standing behind the ball --  having a chance to "customize" the topline might be a real asset to my putting.

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I've been looking at putters for a few months and while I haven't test driven the Edel putters they are very appealing.  I'd love to test one out for Edel!

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The world of custom putters is so interesting as putters are so individual. Would be thrilled to put one n my hands 

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I’ve seen Edel putter ads and have been interested since reading information on the fitting process of Edel putters. It’s the only club you have in your hands more than any other club in your bag so it’s actually the money club!

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I play over 100 rounds per year and practice putting at least 30 minutes a day here at PGA St Lucie.  Still not the best putter!  When trying to use the ball-line method of alignment, I always feel like I’m aligned left.  Therefore, I would love to test the Edel 4.0 and the alignment system employed by Dave.

Nick, aka The World’s Greatest Putter

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I would like to be part of the test. I’m interested. I currently use a center shafted putter. Looking for a solid, slightly heavy feel. I tried counter balanced. I’m out there practicing or Playing 3-4 x per week. 

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I'd love to be part of this and could give the putter a thorough workout as I am playing 3-4 rounds of golf per week.

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I would love to test this putter.  I have used an Edel putter since 2008.  Got fitted for it by Tim Tucker.

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8 hours ago, DechamBRO said:

Glad someone got it!

oh homie you have no idea.. I think I may have some sort of move quote Tourette Syndrome. Just say a couple words from a line in a movie that I've seen and I'm yelling out phrases or scenes from that movie with 0 control or sense of surrounding awareness.. Even if it just happens to be a coincidence and the person has no idea that they just put two words together from a movie. Sometimes my wife has to squeeze my hand as a "STOP" signal to pull me back to earth. 

It's an ability and a disability all together. 

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