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Being Fit for an Edel Putter

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Since I was fortunate enough to have all the advice given in this thread I figure I should give back to the thread w my experience. 

I found out out that PGATSS did fittings and the fitter used to be a builder for Bocceri golf. They only offered the torque line, BUT the fitting was free so I got one. He was knowledgeable and I learned a few things. He gave me a sheet w the specs. To be honest though, I didn't like the look of the torque putters and I wasn't fully convinced it was noticeably better than my Scotty golo. Since he had nothing to gain from any purchase I talked through some options w him. Based on that I removed the 15g toe weight, shortened the shaft an inch, and added a 50g handle counterweight. He said that it wouldn't be as good as edel, but it would help me. 

I also wanted to get fit for wedges (will put in appropriate thread), so I worked out a deal w a fitter 45min away that isukgolf used to do both putter and wedges. I did that fitting last night. 

I really wanted to see how my modified Scotty stacked up to what the fitter was gonna fit me into. I also followed the advice in the OP. Although it was not as thorough as the OP fitting I trusted him to tell me at the end how my aim was without ever peeking.  I was about 5-6 feet away, but I fit all. 4 within the middle of cup w the head he gave me. Once the weights got worked out I had about 6 straight distance putts clustered really well. I was shocked. The distance portion was much better fit last night than at PGATSS. I must mention that this fitter only used the older style fitting kit w no torque options. 

Bottom line for me was that the putter almost seemed to do the work for me and even on a couple of mis-hits I was hardly penalized. The balance and feel was absolutely the best I've ever felt from a putter. Rolling my Scotty afterward from the same distance made me feel like the Scotty was a piece of junk!  Needless to say I had to order the putter. 

The wedges I ended up ordering as well bc I think they will help me in the long run, but I was much more impressed w the putter fitting and feel. 

I honestly think that if there is any one club you should get fit for it should be the putter. My mind is still a little bit blown away. 

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yup.  it doesnt matter how well the putter is machined or made, or the type of steel used, or how much it costs.  how you line up the face is so personal that it needs to be custom fit.  no scotty is going to do that except by pure dumb luck.

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Dudes! Made a 2.5 hour drive to Roseville, CA for an Edel putter fitting this morning. What an awesome experience!  I saw Neal at Golf Galaxy.  He met me an hour before the store opened.  I am currently playing an Odyssey mallet. He picked the Mckenzie blade for me, and it turns out that three lines on the bottom works best. He also tried a different blade shape with a curved trailing edge, but I wasn't consistent with that shape (even with the three lines).  Going back to the Mckenzie had me aiming center cup each time.  he fit me to a 68 degree lie, and 1 degree of loft, with a 325g head weight.

The distance control portion was really awesome. Neal says I have a linear stroke (instead of radial). He noticed I had a slight hitting motion with my right hand. Putting 50 grams in the shaft at 5" down totally smoothed out my stroke. He tried adding additional weight at the butt end of the grip, but this was making my stroke choppy.  I was super happy with how the fitting went, and STOKED for my forever putter to arrive!

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Heres my new flat stick. Hopefully Ill get to test it out this weekend.  The weather here has been ridiculous to say the least. 

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Just now, iacas said:

Okay.

Really nice looking putter!

Why did you ask about the line and head color if you don't mind me asking?

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6 minutes ago, Jakester23 said:

Why did you ask about the line and head color if you don't mind me asking?

I'll send you a PM.

Putter looks great. The Pixls look really nice against black.

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48 minutes ago, Jakester23 said:

Heres my new flat stick. Hopefully Ill get to test it out this weekend.  The weather here has been ridiculous to say the least. 

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Nice looking putter

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5 minutes ago, isukgolf said:

A really nice looking putter!  I like the black.

 

1 minute ago, jsgolfer said:

Nice looking putter

Thanks I think Ill be able to give it a go Saturday.   I might sneak out Wednesday night after work to a local course and use their putting green.   I got it Saturday right after we got a few inches of snow. :mad:

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4 hours ago, Jakester23 said:

I got it Saturday right after we got a few inches of snow. :mad:

That's brutal! Hope you get a chance to give it a go soon.  Putter looks awesome in black.

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20 hours ago, bwoody said:

I just got fitted for my Edel putter and the suggestions in this thread were very helpful. Thank you.

Thank you. Post pictures when you get it?

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