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#1 00bolt

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:13 AM

I'll be honest, I had never even heard of Edel until last week.  The only putters I have ever owned have been Scotty Cameron's.  But last week, I ran into the PGA Superstore to just browse around and waste some time.  I just ran into the Edel fitting station and putters, randomly grabbed a black E3 off the rack and putted with it for a few minutes and I actually loved it.  The feel of it felt way different than any putter I have ever owned.  I think maybe its the counter balance and heavier grip?  But it just felt very even and not head heavy.  I hate to say this, because everyone putts great in the stores. but I was hitting the thing great and draining everything.

So I left there thinking i want one of these!!! emailed the company and they invited me down to Austin (im only about 3 hours away) to come tour the facility and watch how they are made, get fitted and customize the putter to my liking.

So I am really considering asking Santa for this... but curious to see what others think or have experienced.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:38 AM

I've had one for a year and it's the only one I'll use.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:46 PM

 00bolt, on 13 November 2017 - 11:13 AM, said:

I'll be honest, I had never even heard of Edel until last week.  The only putters I have ever owned have been Scotty Cameron's.  But last week, I ran into the PGA Superstore to just browse around and waste some time.  I just ran into the Edel fitting station and putters, randomly grabbed a black E3 off the rack and putted with it for a few minutes and I actually loved it.  The feel of it felt way different than any putter I have ever owned.  I think maybe its the counter balance and heavier grip?  But it just felt very even and not head heavy.  I hate to say this, because everyone putts great in the stores. but I was hitting the thing great and draining everything.

So I left there thinking i want one of these!!! emailed the company and they invited me down to Austin (im only about 3 hours away) to come tour the facility and watch how they are made, get fitted and customize the putter to my liking.

So I am really considering asking Santa for this... but curious to see what others think or have experienced.
I live in Austin.  I did the fitting at their HQ and didn't make any more putts with theirs than mine, but my dad and F-I-L also did the fitting and swear by theirs.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:41 PM

Great putters i tried to use something different because i love to change clubs  but just make so many putts with my edel torque balanced putter

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:19 PM

That is great customer service!  Good luck!

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:03 PM

I have putted with an Edel for the last eight years.  Their fitting process is second to none

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:16 AM

Love my E-3! They’re great pieces of kit, as are all the other clubs that leave the Edel workshop. The fitting will be an eye opener if you’ve never had a putter one done. David Edel and team’s system for finding the best fit for you is top notch.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:19 AM

I have only heard positive things about their fitting process. They take you through the process and then explain the science/reasoning behind the process. Really informative. Haven't done it personally but a good friend's son has.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:16 PM

I've got an Edel putter.  Went through the full fitting process which was absolutely incredible.

And I can't putt worth a damn with it!!  Have no idea why but on the course I just can't seem to do anything with it, the distance control that was the selling point for me isn't there and I'm much worse at holing out with it than other putters.

I'm going back to see why this is the case but just as a counterpoint to the positive feedback.....  Putting for me is all about feel and I think my problem is that the Edel is so heavy that I don't have any with it
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:26 PM

I got a fitted Edel putter about 4 years ago. I haven't looked at another putter since.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:52 AM

Did the Edel fitting last year. Absolutely love my E-2. Super glad I did the full fit. Excellent putter.
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 08:03 PM

I game an Edel, fitted in their classic line with the Rogue head. (A wide blade with a concave curved flange.) The fitting refuted just about everything I thought about what my specs were. There is no better fitting, whether you buy one or not. Well worth it.

I putt great with it. Fits me perfect for nailing the speed. I love the heavier head, offset by the heavier grip, and I really love that the grip is perfectly round.

I would even buy another one. I am always drawn to half-moon mid-mallets and the biggest Edel head, the Columbia, fits the bill.
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Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:12 PM

Just had a very similar experience, was knocking around PGASS trying this and that.  Went through all the high end stuff and nothing really stood out. Even putters I've come very close to buying in the past (Spider Tour Red and EVNROLL ER1) did nothing for me.  Was about to call it a day when I decided to go ahead and try one of the 25 or so (not kidding) Edel's they had sitting out. I started with the E-1 mallet in gold and the first putt I hit was easily my best roll of the day.  Putts 2 through 10 were more of the same.  Next I picked up the E-2 and had a similar experience.  I knew absolutely nothing about them so decided to stop there and start doing some homework.  Found this thread and now I'm really intrigued about the fitting process which sounds outstanding.

One of the PGA super stores here says it is a fitter but I am skeptical that I would get a good fitting there.   There is a Master Fitter about 3 hours away in TN.  Not looking to waste 6 hours of my life driving there and back for no reason but also happy to invest an extra 6 hours if I'm more likely to end up with a great result.

Just curious. Anyone here have any experience getting fit at a PGASS or Golf Galaxy and did you feel like you got the real thing?
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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:39 PM

I did at golf galaxy and it was very thorough.  I learned a lot in the process and ended up with a great putter.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:01 PM

 ef131313, on 20 November 2017 - 08:39 PM, said:

I did at golf galaxy and it was very thorough.  I learned a lot in the process and ended up with a great putter.
ok thanks!

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:20 PM

 Jarlaxle, on 20 November 2017 - 04:12 PM, said:

Just had a very similar experience, was knocking around PGASS trying this and that.  Went through all the high end stuff and nothing really stood out. Even putters I've come very close to buying in the past (Spider Tour Red and EVNROLL ER1) did nothing for me.  Was about to call it a day when I decided to go ahead and try one of the 25 or so (not kidding) Edel's they had sitting out. I started with the E-1 mallet in gold and the first putt I hit was easily my best roll of the day.  Putts 2 through 10 were more of the same.  Next I picked up the E-2 and had a similar experience.  I knew absolutely nothing about them so decided to stop there and start doing some homework.  Found this thread and now I'm really intrigued about the fitting process which sounds outstanding.

One of the PGA super stores here says it is a fitter but I am skeptical that I would get a good fitting there.   There is a Master Fitter about 3 hours away in TN.  Not looking to waste 6 hours of my life driving there and back for no reason but also happy to invest an extra 6 hours if I'm more likely to end up with a great result.

Just curious. Anyone here have any experience getting fit at a PGASS or Golf Galaxy and did you feel like you got the real thing?

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 12:21 PM

 cradd10, on 21 November 2017 - 03:20 PM, said:

 Jarlaxle, on 20 November 2017 - 04:12 PM, said:

Just had a very similar experience, was knocking around PGASS trying this and that.  Went through all the high end stuff and nothing really stood out. Even putters I've come very close to buying in the past (Spider Tour Red and EVNROLL ER1) did nothing for me.  Was about to call it a day when I decided to go ahead and try one of the 25 or so (not kidding) Edel's they had sitting out. I started with the E-1 mallet in gold and the first putt I hit was easily my best roll of the day.  Putts 2 through 10 were more of the same.  Next I picked up the E-2 and had a similar experience.  I knew absolutely nothing about them so decided to stop there and start doing some homework.  Found this thread and now I'm really intrigued about the fitting process which sounds outstanding.

One of the PGA super stores here says it is a fitter but I am skeptical that I would get a good fitting there.   There is a Master Fitter about 3 hours away in TN.  Not looking to waste 6 hours of my life driving there and back for no reason but also happy to invest an extra 6 hours if I'm more likely to end up with a great result.

Just curious. Anyone here have any experience getting fit at a PGASS or Golf Galaxy and did you feel like you got the real thing?

Pm'ed you about a fitter in Atlanta.  Bill Baraban at ForeGolf Academy.  Great guy.
Thanks, really appreciate that, will reach out when I get back in town.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 02:46 PM

 DLiver, on 16 November 2017 - 06:26 PM, said:

I got a fitted Edel putter about 4 years ago. I haven't looked at another putter since.

Same. The link below has pictures of mine. In addition to their excellent service and craftsmanship, they have a restoration service that costs all of $115. ("Restoration" doesn't do it justice; when I got mine back, I wondered if they just built me a brand new putter.)

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:11 AM

Nice to know they are in Austin. What is the average cost?
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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:50 AM

Got fitted for their wedges and really liked them. Then picked up an E-2 and really liked the pixl face as well as how easy it releases. It's a bit shorter than ideal for me (plays 33 and I need more like 35). Thought I'd continue trying them and picked up a brick for a song. Love the look but no pixl face really made a difference as well as the sound slot. It's got a UST freq filter shaft on it which is nice but again it's too short. While I love the look of the brick, I just can't putt with it. The e-2 is great and I love everything about it but I just need to lengthen it.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 11:29 AM

View Postdrnls1, on 28 November 2017 - 09:11 AM, said:

Nice to know they are in Austin. What is the average cost?
Thanks, Nelson
From my fitting last year, I believe the prices were ~$300-400 for E-1, E-2, and E-3 depending on choices like stamping, etc...

More like ~$400-600 for their older models which are not as easy (for Edel) to customize.
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:11 PM

Does anyone know if you can return a standard Edel putter purchased off their website?  Just took delivery of one and it's not the putter for me...

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:09 PM

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:17 AM

I did the fitting at HQ outside of Austin almost two years ago now. I love the way it rolls. The fitting process is fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone that takes their game seriously. I've tried to game another putter and it wasn't even close. Their shaft weighting is a huge difference from everyone else.

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 02:56 PM

After much research and quite a few practice sessions, I will be getting custom fit for an Edel putter early in the new year. Can’t wait, have a strong feeling which model I will end up in but will go into the fitting session with an open mind.  

For those that have been fit for a custom ER putter, are there any options for custom paint fill or is it simply about the alignment aids and offset?  

I am very impressed with these putters, have gamed the same putter for the last 10 years so I don’t make a change like this lightly.  Tried everything and the Edel consistently came out on top, went head to head with my gamer for about 30 minutes yesterday as the final test and frankly it wasn’t even close. And that’s just with a stock one off the rack.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:10 PM

So I had my putter fitting last night, will receive it in a week or two and will post pics but wanted to post about my experience while it was still fresh.

First, if you are in or near Atlanta, I can't recommend Bob Bertrand at the Roswell, GA PGATSS enough.  He spent nearly two hours with me as it took us a while to figure out what was going on with my putting and what would work best for me.

We started with my current gamer, a Byron 007 I've had for the last 10 years.  My consistency with it was as expected... poor.  I absolutely love the way this putter looks but clearly, it was not a good fit for me, something Bob noticed immediately.  I am a little over 6'3' but always thought I preferred a little bit shorter putter (I'm a big Phil fan and grew up watching Nicklaus hunch over his putts so that might be part of it) so the first thing he had me do was shift to a putter that actually fit at 35.5" (my gamer was closer to 34.25").  My lie angle was also off pretty badly so the toe of my putter was up in the air, something I couldn't see from address.  This was likely a big part of my inability to hit the sweet spot consistently.  Having a proper length and lie quickly solved those two fundamental problems.

The first thing Bob did was set a putter that was as close as possible to to my gamer, but with the proper length and lie angle. Surprisingly, it turns out I actually aim pretty well.  We did the mirror test several times and I was spot on every time which doesn't usually happen.  So I began rolling putts and still had trouble generating a consistent result where the ball stayed on line all the way to the hole and I was also inconsistent with distance.  We played with the weights, tried all three different heads and played around with alignment lines.  I got the point where distance was incredibly consistent but the ball kept fading to the right at the end.  I put five balls in a row together in a group all but touching one another from 20 feet... 3 inches right of the hole.  We were close but something was still off.

Bob then said, "let me try this" and switched out the part of the shaft that connects to the putter to an "back set" hosel.  When I set it behind the putter it looked weird as hell and I almost wasn't sure I could putt with it but he said "just trust it" so I tried not to look at the shaft but just focused on the head and pulled the trigger.  The ball immediately rolled true and I got chills.  It was the exact "A Ha" moment that I've heard others describe.  I proceeded to hole putt after putt.  We still tried the different heads, now using the back set hosel instead, but the E3 (blade) was clearly the best one for me.  I ended up with two going with a black head, two alignment lines on the top line, one alignment line on the flange (think of a simple gun sight), in bright yellow, black shaft and black round Edel grip. As Bob wrote the order up I kept dropping balls at random spots, used a simple one look and go routine and drained about 80% from as far out as 20 feet. 6 footers felt automatic, 3 footers like cheating.

The fitting was approximately $70.  Even if I hadn't bought a putter, it would have been worth that much to know that my current gamer didn't, and would never, fit my stroke and that I needed something else. I strongly encourage anyone who suspects, as I did, that there is a friggin' in the riggin' when it comes to their putting, to go see an Edel fitter and see what a difference a custom fitting can make.

Edited by Jarlaxle, 15 February 2018 - 03:15 PM.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:53 PM

Got fitted for an Edel last summer. Really good, solid putter. Really like the round grip.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:26 AM

View PostJarlaxle, on 12 January 2018 - 02:10 PM, said:

So I had my putter fitting last night, will receive it in a week or two and will post pics but wanted to post about my experience while it was still fresh.

First, if you are in or near Atlanta, I can't recommend Bob Bertrand at the Roswell, GA PGATSS enough.  He spent nearly two hours with me as it took us a while to figure out what was going on with my putting and what would work best for me.

We started with my current gamer, a Byron 007 I've had for the last 10 years.  My consistency with it was as expected... poor.  I absolutely love the way this putter looks but clearly, it was not a good fit for me, something Bob noticed immediately.  I am a little over 6'3' but always thought I preferred a little bit shorter putter (I'm a big Phil fan and grew up watching Nicklaus hunch over his putts so that might be part of it) so the first thing he had me do was shift to a putter that actually fit at 35.5" (my gamer was closer to 34.25").  My lie angle was also off pretty badly so the toe of my putter was up in the air, something I couldn't see from address.  This was likely a big part of my inability to hit the sweet spot consistently.  Having a proper length and lie quickly solved those two fundamental problems.

The first thing Bob did was set a putter that was as close as possible to to my gamer, but with the proper length and lie angle. Surprisingly, it turns out I actually aim pretty well.  We did the mirror test several times and I was spot on every time which doesn't usually happen.  So I began rolling putts and still had trouble generating a consistent result where the ball stayed on line all the way to the hole and I was also inconsistent with distance.  We played with the weights, tried all three different heads and played around with alignment lines.  I got the point where distance was incredibly consistent but the ball kept fading to the right at the end.  I put five balls in a row together in a group all but touching one another from 20 feet... 3 inches right of the hole.  We were close but something was still off.

Bob then said, "let me try this" and switched out the part of the shaft that connects to the putter to an "back set" hosel.  When I set it behind the putter it looked weird as hell and I almost wasn't sure I could putt with it but he said "just trust it" so I tried not to look at the shaft but just focused on the head and pulled the trigger.  The ball immediately rolled true and I got chills.  It was the exact "A Ha" moment that I've heard others describe.  I proceeded to hole putt after putt.  We still tried the different heads, now using the back set hosel instead, but the E3 (blade) was clearly the best one for me.  I ended up with two going with a black head, two alignment lines on the top line, one alignment line on the flange (think of a simple gun sight), in bright yellow, black shaft and black round Edel grip. As Bob wrote the order up I kept dropping balls at random spots, used a simple one look and go routine and drained about 80% from as far out as 20 feet. 6 footers felt automatic, 3 footers like cheating.

The fitting was approximately $70.  Even if I hadn't bought a putter, it would have been worth that much to know that my current gamer didn't, and would never, fit my stroke and that I needed something else. I strongly encourage anyone who suspects, as I did, that there is a friggin' in the riggin' when it comes to their putting, to go see an Edel fitter and see what a difference a custom fitting can make.

Putter arrived a couple of weeks ago, finally got around to taking pics.  Weather/schedule has prevented me from getting out for an actual round yet but have made it to the range a couple of times (and of course, have rolled many putts on the carpet at home) and the putter is everything I could have hoped for.  In particular, the distance control has been a revelation. It has made me realize just how defensive my putting had become with my Byron.  Can't wait to get it on the course, hopefully soon.

On to the pics:

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Edited by Jarlaxle, 15 February 2018 - 03:16 PM.

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