I am a 38 yr old,male, with a 9 hand I cap, and have just recently got back into the game from some time off from it.
Going to sell the Wilson for $50, with all the weights and tool
If you get a putter that feels good to you and fits your stroke, nothing else really matters. As far as off the rack putters go, putter X is no better than putter Y. Getting a fitted putter may well be worth the money. But if you have trepidation about shelling out for a Scotty, I doubt you'll be after a fitted putter.
Just spend a lot of time at golf shops putting with as many putters as you can to see what you like. There are literally hundreds of putter/grip/weight options.
Lots of boutique makers out there but no one fits custom like Edel. As you said, the putter chooses you, and nowhere else is that more apt than edel
This... the process that they go through to get you the right putter is second to none. Well worth checking out and finding a fitter near you.
Here is a thread I started about my Edel fitting:
I've had an Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie for maybe 5-6 years now. Love it. I've tried out several high end putters over the years (typically just trying out a buddy's on the practice green type of thing out of curiosity), but the Odyssey Rossie style just seems to fit me perfectly. I did however also really like the Odyssey Black Series #9.
There are a lot of guys on here that has done the Edel fitting and swear by it, I am on my last putter if this one does not fit what I am looking for I will be going to Edel to see what they have to offer. Dont just by a putter for the name, I am sure there are many that bought a Scotty just because they could.
Go and try them all, have a fitter tell you the type of stroke you have and narrow it down, it is a totally personal piece of equipment.
It absolutely drives me NUTS the way people behave when talking about a mass produced, very common putter like this as if it is something special and rare.
He had "no idea what it was". It was a putter, that's what it was.
It seems that any newbie golfer who reads golf forums gets the idea that there is something innately amazing about these putters.
You may like them, you may not.
They are like any other quality golf club.