In the last few years, since I’ve been associated with AimPoint Technologies, I’ve also considered becoming and Edel Putter fitter. Edel Golf and AimPoint have built a partnership around some common goals. AimPoint will teach you where to aim and Edel putters will help you actually aim there. Edel’s goal is to create a putter that you can aim exactly where you think you are. Each putter is hand made and made to order. There is no mass producing, no stock model and no short cuts. Each one is hand stamped at your request and is also premium priced. This year, I have decided to go forward with Edel and become a fitter.
Here’s a little information about David Edel from their website:
“The Edel Story
In working with players ranging from top pros to high-handicappers, Edel realized that the best way to make a premium, finely tuned putter is not to mass produce a couple of models and then find someone who likes one of them — but rather to build the putter from scratch specifically for the person who is going to use it. With that as a guide and basic philosophy, he created a custom fitting process that takes into account all the variables of any player’s putting style. The empirical fit-testing data collected at Edel Golf enables the company to have a complete understanding of how to apply the Edel fitting process to “set up” the right putter for any golfer. With this many customized steps means there is no way Edel putters can be mass-produced—and that’s exactly what Edel prefers. Every single putter is one of a kind. To Edel, that’s the difference between a putter manufacturer and an artist. When you see the ‘maker’s mark’ on your Edel putter, you know two things for certain: it was created by David Edel — and built just for you.
The Best In Class
“3 Step Fitting Process
The first step is to assess a golfer’s aim. The golfer aims at a small laser projector that looks similar to an actual golf hole. When the ball is removed, the laser beam reflects off a mirrored putter face, then the reflected beam projects onto a black screen positioned vertically behind the projector, showing the difference between the golfer’s aim and the actual target.
After the golfer’s aim is determined, the second step is to find the right fit, which the fitter has at their side a unique system of up to 273 million component combinations made up of various putter heads, hosels, offsets, lie angles to find the combination that corrects for the golfer’s natural aim.
Creating the putter
I’m proud to associate myself with Edel Golf and look forward to helping you with 2 big pieces of the putting puzzle. They will also be offering wedges designed by JP Harrington which I want to look into as well. Once my training is complete, I will begin offering fittings and may start to include a fitting into some of my AimPoint Green Reading Clinics as well.