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My Custom Fit and Built Edel Putter

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Mostly pictures... I thought it would be interesting to show you where the putter started and how it ended up.

It obviously started from the "fitting cart" we all have to work with, and then the later shots show you how the putter looks when it comes from Texas.

I aimed everything really well, but if I tended to aim to one side of the cup it was typically left a little. A little more offset (S2 hosel) and lines on the top rather than in the back of the head fixed things for me really well.

Before:

After:

I got the Vari-Weight putter so my putter weights are interchangeable. On slower greens I can put in lighter weights and vice versa. They're a snap to pop in and out.

The putter weighs exactly what I need (with the middle weights - 370/60) and feels great. The Pixl insert reduces the variance in ball speed from mis-hit putts so the ball will still roll out the same distance. The sound and feel are great .

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Nice Erik.

Do they only come in that small mallet shape? I checked their website but can;t see any other shapes

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Originally Posted by Kieran123

Nice Erik.

Do they only come in that small mallet shape? I checked their website but can;t see any other shapes

There are six basic head shapes. Google image search and you'll see some others.

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Man... you make me want to get one of those!

...maybe I'll treat myself to a Edel putter (& fitting) if/when I break 80...

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Originally Posted by Roblar

Man... you make me want to get one of those!

...maybe I'll treat myself to a Edel putter (& fitting) if/when I break 80...


You'll enjoy treating yourself. I played my first round with the putter today and it was great. Putter felt awesome and looked great. Really thrilled!

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The Pixl insert reduces the variance in ball speed from mis-hit putts so the ball will still roll out the same distance.

Thanks for all the great info on Edel.  Very cool to see something other than the website.

Do you have any understand of how/why this works?  You don't strike me as someone to take something at face-value because it was said... what's the engineering here?

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Originally Posted by delav View Post

Do you have any understand of how/why this works?  You don't strike me as someone to take something at face-value because it was said... what's the engineering here?


http://www.edelgolf.com/index.php?option=com_content&task;=article&id;=26&Itemid;=21&j;=nsw

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The concept of the Pixl inserts is to minimize the energy loss on off center impact. In independent robot testing on energy transfer, Pixl inserts lost only 2 percent on the heel compared to 9 percent of the leading competitor. On toe hits, the Pixl insert lost 3 percent to 10.5 percent of the nearest leading competitor. The concept and patent deal with loss of energy through vibration. The Pixl insert isolates this energy transfer through only those Pixls in contact with the ball and provides greater energy transfer back to the ball instead of it being absorbed throughout the head.

I understand this, but frankly, even if it didn't work at all I think it looks cool. :-)

I will also point out that the insert feels good.

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Very cool technology.

I look forward to hearing more as you get a few rounds under your belt.  Perhaps an Edel will be a reward at a later date :)

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Iacas, based on your experience, if one is intent on improving one's putting skills, what is the optimal path to take to make the biggest improvements for both the short and long terms:

- AimPoint class with current putter

- AimPoint class with Edel custom putter purchase

- Something else (specify)

If you only could do one of the two this season (Edel putter or AimPoint class), which would you recommend doing first for the biggest improvement oppty?

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Originally Posted by NI4NI

- AimPoint class with current putter

- AimPoint class with Edel custom putter purchase

- Something else (specify)

If you only could do one of the two this season (Edel putter or AimPoint class), which would you recommend doing first for the biggest improvement oppty?


If I could only do one of the two, I'd take the AimPoint class, far and away. I'd do the work that's possible to not only learn that system but also to learn the skills necessary to apply it best: controlling your speed and your starting direction as best as you can with your current putter.

There aren't any true shortcuts to great putting. However, you can remove some roadblocks and smooth the road so you stop off less for repairs from the potholes. :-) I think AimPoint smooths the road for "green reading" extensively, and I think that having a putter fitted for your eyes/brain and speed/touch will help smooth the road for any work you put in to your stroke.

Yes, I want to make some money in golf instruction, but I don't endorse things that I don't believe in, and the odds of me making money off of you guys with these things in particular are slim - I'm in Erie, PA after all, and you're not close! :-) So I'm recommending these things because I believe in them, and I've seen enough with my own eyes to justify that belief, and I truly think they can help you to become better golfers.

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I appreciate your insight and straight talk.  Thanks for the feedback.

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Just got my Edel putter, and love it! I want your tan cover... Mine is black! Did you have that option when you ordered yours?
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Originally Posted by golfernc

Just got my Edel putter, and love it! I want your tan cover... Mine is black! Did you have that option when you ordered yours?


They're decided randomly. Dave got black, too.

I think the colors are black/white or vice versa. Red/white or vice versa. And this color - a burnt orange color and white.

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A good video showing how your putter is made:

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Originally Posted by iacas

They're decided randomly. Dave got black, too.

I think the colors are black/white or vice versa. Red/white or vice versa. And this color - a burnt orange color and white.


Hook'em Horns!!!!

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Bump for some putting results. Has your putting improved?  If so, by how much?

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Originally Posted by shades9323

Bump for some putting results. Has your putting improved?  If so, by how much?

Me?

I was a really good putter before. With AimPoint and my Edel I'm now an awesome putter. I play, too (not as often as I'd like) and haven't done a lot of pushing of AimPoint or Edel here on the site (that may change), and so I came to these not because it's something I can sell, but because the systems (for fitting and for green reading) made sense to me and are best-in-the-world quality, bar none.

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