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Hi Guys,

I'm really interested in Edel putters and the science behind them looks amazing. However, I've only been playing since just before COVID. So I am worried that I'm probably going to develop my putting and therefore, the putter will become useless. Can anyone shed some light on this and tell me if it is worth it? I expect this to last me 5+ years, some people quoted as 10 plus. I really don't want to spend the money and it be useless in a year.

Anyway, enough of my ramble and I look forward to seeing your replies. 🙂

MD

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Getting fit is never a bad thing it is always the best thing. Your putting may evolve but most times it evolves it isn’t a lot. I’ve changed grips up but my stroke has remained fairly similar in 6 years. So getting fit early won’t be a bad thing 

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How long you choose to play a club is up to you.  Some people change putters weekly and others play the same putter for 30+ years.   As with any golf club,  you can build your swing or in this case your putting around a single club. 

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Put your money on a good putter.  You'll hit it more than any other club in your bag.  A good putter isn't going to become obsolete.

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I just went thru a putter fitting, the best money I've spent  on golf in a long time! Thought I was a complete face balanced putter, but found slight toe hang is perfect for my path.  All green when leaving the fitting.. Spend the money on a good putter and fitting, it's worth it.  Evnroll ER5

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Since you are new:  Before you buy or even get fitted, try putting cross handed.  It takes a while to get used to it.  I wrap my left hand loosely around the shaft below the right hand, with the index finger placed on the shaft pointing to the ground.  Practice with several different types of putters, my advice is a face balanced mallet type.  And here is a real kicker:  on long putts, look at the hole or your path, don't look at the ball.  Learn to stroke the ball cleanly without having to see it.  After you try this for a while, then you can decide to go for a fitting.  But a fitting is to find a tool, not your technique.  Find your technique first.  I adopted this in 2015 when Jordan Spieth first made a big splash.  I am very accurate on long putts.  After a lot of time on practice green, I am now ready for a fitting but I know pretty closely what change to my current putter I want, 2 small changes.  For what it is worth . . . .  

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First, get fit for a putter. No big box store, go to a pro shop or professional fitter (Club Champion). Have them check your loft, lie, toe hang, length, grip size. And insert! Do you like the feel with or without an insert. Then, before spending $400+ on a putter, have your current putter adjusted to your fit. Easy to do, except changing the hang, if any. Even buy a used putter. I recently found a perfect White Hot Rossie for $25! Do some research and fitting before you spend the money.

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I would love to go thru a full fitting with Edel but I don't know anywhere to get the full comprehensive fitting.

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3 minutes ago, Mackdaddy9 said:

I would love to go thru a full fitting with Edel but I don't know anywhere to get the full comprehensive fitting.

https://edelgolf.com/pages/find-a-fitter

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I would get a putting lesson first to learn proper set-up, ball position, swing path. Then practice what you learned & once you have a semi-repeatable stroke then go get fitted for a putter. Or just buy what's on sale now. I say this somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but I see this all the time on golf forums. Some guy who is a staunch advocate of being fitted for every club then pre-orders the next gen PXG he's never seen or tested because they were a "great deal!" 

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19 hours ago, cnosil said:

Thanks.

I had the putter fitting at club champion and they didn't do anywhere near what the Edel fitting videos include.

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You pose a very good question, yet difficult question to answer without knowing your putting tendencies; stance, grip, arc or no arc, position of eyes, shoulder turn, no shoulder turn and distance from the ball.

If your new and high handicapper.....my recommendation would be take lessons from a reputable instructor (full swing and putting lesson). Because.......if your putting sucks now due to one or many of the things listed above and you get fitted for "that" putting style.....you will quickly regret it and have the wrong putter as you progress and begin making a better putting stroke. Example - it's a known fact in the putting instruction world that the line share of golfers are using putters too short for them.

However, to answer your question.....Edel makes great putters and many people I know have gone through their fitting program and are enjoying their putters.

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On 7/20/2021 at 4:22 PM, dalejbrass said:

You pose a very good question, yet difficult question to answer without knowing your putting tendencies; stance, grip, arc or no arc, position of eyes, shoulder turn, no shoulder turn and distance from the ball.

If your new and high handicapper.....my recommendation would be take lessons from a reputable instructor (full swing and putting lesson). Because.......if your putting sucks now due to one or many of the things listed above and you get fitted for "that" putting style.....you will quickly regret it and have the wrong putter as you progress and begin making a better putting stroke. Example - it's a known fact in the putting instruction world that the line share of golfers are using putters too short for them.

However, to answer your question.....Edel makes great putters and many people I know have gone through their fitting program and are enjoying their putters.

Hi dalejbrass,

And that is pretty much what I did, I has a lesson with my pro and asked him to focus on my putting, been working with him for the best part of a year now. He madesure I had a good foundation (actually said I looked pretty natural at putting 🤣) and then got fitted for the Edel which has been shipped today.

The only thing I've seen since is the L.A.B putter... but I guess that is the golfer bug kicking in!!

MD

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I'm getting fitted for an Edel tomorrow afternoon and kind of excited to see what the outcome will be.

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On 7/5/2021 at 8:24 AM, Mark D said:

Hi Guys,

I'm really interested in Edel putters and the science behind them looks amazing. However, I've only been playing since just before COVID. So I am worried that I'm probably going to develop my putting and therefore, the putter will become useless. Can anyone shed some light on this and tell me if it is worth it? I expect this to last me 5+ years, some people quoted as 10 plus. I really don't want to spend the money and it be useless in a year.

Anyway, enough of my ramble and I look forward to seeing your replies. 🙂

Do it!!!! Get fit. If theres any club in the bag to spend $ on, its the putter. You use it more than anything else. You may move on from it in a year or 5, keep it. Cause you may go back to it. Or sell it. Dont over think it. 

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On 7/5/2021 at 8:24 AM, Mark D said:

Hi Guys,

I'm really interested in Edel putters and the science behind them looks amazing. However, I've only been playing since just before COVID. So I am worried that I'm probably going to develop my putting and therefore, the putter will become useless. Can anyone shed some light on this and tell me if it is worth it? I expect this to last me 5+ years, some people quoted as 10 plus. I really don't want to spend the money and it be useless in a year.

Anyway, enough of my ramble and I look forward to seeing your replies. 🙂

Here is my $.02

Do the Edel fitting. The first place you’re starting is the LAST place folks go, and I think it’s something like 80% of golfers haven’t been fitted for their putter (maybe more), which is the most common club used in the bag. Right off the bat you’re getting strokes on the majority of the golfing world.

To the ideas of “take a lesson first”, well, if you do that, you’ll be taking a putter to a lesson that isn’t even right for you. No one would suggest going to take full swing lessons with a club that isn’t right for you, so why now? Take a lesson AFTER you get a putter fit to you, otherwise you’ll be getting a lesson for something that may not truly be an issue with your stroke. 

To the ideas of “try this, try that, try this style of gripping a club,” nope. Putt your stroke, swing your swing. GO. GET. FITTED. I guarantee that once you do an Edel fitting you’ll have the ultimate confidence in your putting stroke, which is more than half the battle, because you’ll KNOW the putter you’re holding gives YOU the best chance to succeed on greens. 

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It does look like the secondary market isn’t too crazy for Edel putters. I saw a few over the last few weeks in some other sites at really good prices. 

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1 hour ago, RollingGreens said:

It does look like the secondary market isn’t too crazy for Edel putters. I saw a few over the last few weeks in some other sites at really good prices. 

Edel sells OTR putters as well and their resale value is typically low.     The bigger question would be finding the right configuration for you if you go the fitting route.  

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@Mark D the above comment brings up a good point. I went to get fit for a Evnroll, ended up with a Seemore. I putt much better with it. If you go get fit somewhere GOOD, keep an open mind.

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1 hour ago, RollingGreens said:

It does look like the secondary market isn’t too crazy for Edel putters. I saw a few over the last few weeks in some other sites at really good prices. 

The whole point behind an Edel is to do the fitting so that the putter is fitted to you. Going “blind” buying one is no different than grabbing an Odyssey or Scotty off-the-rack. Everything about an Edel fitting is specific to you, and not just height and how you grip the putter, but how your eyes perceive your line to the cup. Grip size, length of shaft, type of head, down to the lines (or no lines) on the putter head, shaft bend, weights in the shaft under the grip, etc, etc, etc are what the fitting determines.

Buy whatever you’d like, but just know that if you buy a random Edel, and it doesn’t work for you, you’ll have a bad taste in your mouth for the brand without going through their whole purpose: fitting.

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