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You're right, Ive just never had anything but a blade so the look throws me off a bit.

Well would ya rather have a good looking putter or one that allows you to dig the ball out of the hole more often?

 

 

 

I'm enjoying my Odyssey Works #7 quite a bit these days.

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What was the purpose of your test? Being able to make the putt? In my opinion making the putt is irrelevant for testing. Does the club start the ball on intended line if you make any length stroke?

 

My theory was if I can put the ball in the hole or close enough for a tap in, the ball was going where I wanted it?

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My theory was if I can put the ball in the hole or close enough for a tap in, the ball was going where I wanted it?

I would have also looked at consistent miss and distance control. Making a putt in a store really isn't a test.....some store have a tendency to have everything break to the hole [emoji3]

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I would have also looked at consistent miss and distance control. Making a putt in a store really isn't a test.....some store have a tendency to have everything break to the hole [emoji3]

 

Never really thought of that... I know most of my putts were missing just to the left, maybe 6 inches or less behind the hole. I may have to go try the putter at another store or two and see if its the same.

 

Again I know Im not the greatest putter in the world but if I could leave them that close or in everytime Id be very happy 

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Never really thought of that... I know most of my putts were missing just to the left, maybe 6 inches or less behind the hole. I may have to go try the putter at another store or two and see if its the same.

 

Again I know Im not the greatest putter in the world but if I could leave them that close or in everytime Id be very happy

Keep trying putters you will get to the point that one stands our.

 

Trust me in that you are not alone in wanting you putts to end up close to the hole. It can be accomplished with some practice. I work on starting the putt online in my living room doing the dime drill or rolling a ball down a yardstick. Distance control is the ladder drill or putting to the fringe on a putting green. Speed control is establishing a baseline putt on a known green and seeing how far that baseline putt rolls when you get to the course to play

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Never really thought of that... I know most of my putts were missing just to the left, maybe 6 inches or less behind the hole. I may have to go try the putter at another store or two and see if its the same.

 

Again I know Im not the greatest putter in the world but if I could leave them that close or in everytime Id be very happy

If you are half an hour from an edel putting center I'm confused as to why you wouldn't go get fitted.

 

I bought my last putter for $60, went for a putter fitting with it that cost me $100 including the work and it stayed in my bag for ten years. That's a pretty good value.

 

My current putter is an EVNroll that Guerin Rife fit me for over the phone base on the results of that original fitting. The difference is that I get better distance control off of my miss hits with the new putter.

 

IMO a putter fitting is the quickest way to save strokes. Lessons and practice through the bag would be the best way.

 

Good luck

 

 

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If you are half an hour from an edel putting center I'm confused as to why you wouldn't go get fitted.

 

I bought my last putter for $60, went for a putter fitting with it that cost me $100 including the work and it stayed in my bag for ten years. That's a pretty good value.

 

My current putter is an EVNroll that Guerin Rife fit me for over the phone base on the results of that original fitting. The difference is that I get better distance control off of my miss hits with the new putter.

 

IMO a putter fitting is the quickest way to save strokes. Lessons and practice through the bag would be the best way.

 

Good luck

 

 

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I would love to try an Edel fitting.  I actually have a colleague who knows David Edel, but I'm 1,000 miles away and don't get down to Texas much.  The one fitter in Iowa doesn't do it any more.  Think they could rig up an Edel 2-ball?

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You can never go wrong with a bettinardi putter. The best milling tech out there. They do it for NASA and other high tech industries so it's def an a amazing piece of metal sculpted into art. The best way I can describe is it goes straight from the blade into your heart

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You can never go wrong with a bettinardi putter. The best milling tech out there. They do it for NASA and other high tech industries so it's def an a amazing piece of metal sculpted into art. The best way I can describe is it goes straight from the blade into your heart

I have the C03. Love it!

 

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To those that think Edel (or perhaps any custom putter) is the answer to all things putting I'd suggest you think twice. I have a custom fit Edel putter and it's a decent putter alright. But, it's pretty basic really. I was already a good putter with an Odyssey wht. #9 I'd purchased at Academy for $39. I just bought into the hype of Edel and a custom putter and decided that's what I wanted to do. So I did. Nobody forced me to buy it. It's nothing special in my opinion. Just custom built is all. Big whoop. Do I putt better than I did before I went custom? No. I still putt good. But no better.

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To those that think Edel (or perhaps any custom putter) is the answer to all things putting I'd suggest you think twice. I have a custom fit Edel putter and it's a decent putter alright. But, it's pretty basic really. I was already a good putter with an Odyssey wht. #9 I'd purchased at Academy for $39. I just bought into the hype of Edel and a custom putter and decided that's what I wanted to do. So I did. Nobody forced me to buy it. It's nothing special in my opinion. Just custom built is all. Big whoop. Do I putt better than I did before I went custom? No. I still putt good. But no better.

 

I understand there is no miracle club, but right now I have zero confidence in my current putter. 

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Fairway Wood:   :ping-small: G30 Stiff Shaft

Hybrid:   :titelist-small: TS2 19* Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff shaft

Irons:     :titelist-small: 718 AP1 (4-PW) AMT Red Stiff Shafts 

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To those that think Edel (or perhaps any custom putter) is the answer to all things putting I'd suggest you think twice. I have a custom fit Edel putter and it's a decent putter alright. But, it's pretty basic really. I was already a good putter with an Odyssey wht. #9 I'd purchased at Academy for $39. I just bought into the hype of Edel and a custom putter and decided that's what I wanted to do. So I did. Nobody forced me to buy it. It's nothing special in my opinion. Just custom built is all. Big whoop. Do I putt better than I did before I went custom? No. I still putt good. But no better.

Your experience with a putter fitting was radically different from mine and most people's then. My putter fitting took what I currently had and reworked it for me. During that fitting we determined the type of putter that I should use, the length, grip and lift that would work best and then the fitter took my putter and adapted it.

 

My handicap was cut in half from being consistently around 2.5 to 1.2. I averaged nearly two putts less per round after that fitting.

 

 

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Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Your experience with a putter fitting was radically different from mine and most people's then. My putter fitting took what I currently had and reworked it for me. During that fitting we determined the type of putter that I should use, the length, grip and lift that would work best and then the fitter took my putter and adapted it.

 

My handicap was cut in half from being consistently around 2.5 to 1.2. I averaged nearly two putts less per round after that fitting.

 

 

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Who was this magician?

 

 

- Alan

Really isn't magic. Edel fits the putter to your stroke to help you get a consistent setup and return the putter to the correct impact position. You can go to the edel website and find fitters.

 

I used an instructor that taught me about putting and we exchanged video and emails to help fit a putter that would work with my stroke choices.

 

You have two ways to fit putters. Fit a putter to your stroke or fit your stroke to a putter. I believe in the first approach since it is easier to change a putter than it is to rebuild how you putt.

 

Both approaches can be successful but take practice. Can't give up on an approach just because you have a bad couple of rounds otherwise you stand the chance of not improving.

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It really was simple putting fitting is huge. Plaid would be one of the few perhaps the only person whom I know that went for a bonafide fitting without a tangible result.

 

 

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EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Thanks! Guess the rubber needs to meet the road and I get on the highway to Minneapolis this summer.

 

Where did you find the instructor to share videos with? That's about my only option where I'm at.

 

 

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I being absolutely truthful about my putter fitting. And keeping with the truthfulness..... I never did any actual before or after collection of stat data. I just know is all. If I had noticed any improvement I would have crowed about it big time. It just wasn't there for me. Not at all.

 

I've been fitted for irons and saw big improvements most notably in my shot dispersion with a little added distance. Driver.... well, one driver fitting maybe two were a bust or not enough improvement to switch. My current driver is basically OTR but I did work with a pro/instructor and got it dialed in. And I saw a good improvement in distance, dispersion, and shot shape. 

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I being absolutely truthful about my putter fitting. And keeping with the truthfulness..... I never did any actual before or after collection of stat data. I just know is all. If I had noticed any improvement I would have crowed about it big time. It just wasn't there for me. Not at all.

 

I've been fitted for irons and saw big improvements most notably in my shot dispersion with a little added distance. Driver.... well, one driver fitting maybe two were a bust or not enough improvement to switch. My current driver is basically OTR but I did work with a pro/instructor and got it dialed in. And I saw a good improvement in distance, dispersion, and shot shape.

Sounds good to me :) sometimes we see improvements and sometimes we don't since what we already have works best for us.

 

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