After reading all the great talk about Edel on the forums here, I decided to take a closer look and went for a fitting this past Friday. The decision to custom fit a wedge was a no brainer - I miss lots of greens and thus, rely heavily on my short game. I won't bore you with all the details, but suffice it to say I have more bounce on my 58* than before.
After completing my wedge fitting, we headed indoors where I fitted into a new putter. Again, this was a no brainer. The aim test was very interesting. I'm sure many of you out there feel they are good putters and point the putter at what they see. Well, I wasn't too far off, but was aiming 4 inches left of target. When I stroked the putt and hit the laser, the fitter said I was holding the toe open to make the ball go straight. Ah ha moment right there! After configuring my putter setup, I stroked several putts dead on line with a proper toe release. Amazing stuff.
My negative spin on this experience is this - the fitting wedges are heavy. No issues on the green side shots, but I had a hard time getting a good feel on the full wedge swings due to the weight. The fitter did have some finished products for demo, but they too were on the heavy side. The clubs I ordered will match the swing weight of my MP64's, so hopefully there won't be any issues. Then, the fitting putters are clanky. I was surprised they didn't have more finished putters for testing and to simply show off. When you are paying $400 for a club, you want to know how it feels when striking the ball. Luckily, I was able to stroke a few with the fitters personal Edel putter. The precision milled putter was very solid. It felt so good that I would have bought the putter without the fitting. Be sure you get a chance to hit puts with a finished Edel.
When the day was done, I ordered a 54* and 58* wedge set and a new putter. This was definitely an investment in golf clubs. I went into this a bit skeptical and wasn't planning on buying anything. The knowledge I gained about my game through the process compelled me to purchase the clubs. I would recommend to everyone out there, look for an Edel fitting sight and pay for the fitting and treat it as a lesson. You are not obligated to purchase the clubs. But when you learn that custom fit wedges and putter will increase the chances of you executing the shots you currently play, prepare to break out the wallet! : )
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