Originally Posted by newtogolf
Interesting perspective but I'm not sure which putter manufacturers you consider to be innovative at this point in the putter market if not SC? I think he's innovated user changeable weights, the Futura X counter balanced seemed pretty innovative as well.
I disagree that he innovated changeable weights and counter-balancing putters. Heck, the Heavy Putter had weight in the butt end of the club.
Edel has had these things, too, for years.
Originally Posted by billchao
I may be wrong, but as far as I know, Edel's fitting system is only innovative in that they brought it to amateurs. The tour pros have been getting fitted putters for years.
Pros aren't even really "fit" properly. They get lie angle, loft, etc. adjustments made (length, etc.) but they aren't rigorously tested to see if they can even aim the darn things or control distance well.
PGA Tour pros, by and large, know less about equipment than most people know. They are "stupid monkeys" who are good at swinging sticks, not knowing about the sticks they swing. They grab a putter, make a few putts with it, and then ask that it be fitted perfectly for them, which again typically involves just the above stuff.
It's kind of sad. They're almost exactly like amateurs who don't know about putters and just buy "what looks good." Look at how many putters Arnold Palmer has - the average PGA Tour pro accumulates a lot of them too.
Originally Posted by sigfan2340
I to wouldn't mind trying an Edel fitting. The issue in Wisconsin is we don't have one and the closest to me is over an hour away in Illinois. I have emailed him and he's willing to meet a 1 of 2 country clubs for the fitting, both of which are over an hour as well. The fitting is free so may find one close to something the wife wants to do and make a day trip out of it but the guy so far has been only willing to schedule a weekday and I am not taking a vacation day to get fitted.
A one-hour drive? FWIW we've had people drive four hours to get to us. But… at the same time, if you're a 23, wait a little bit to get a putter. Work on some other things first.