“First Impressions REVIEW” – Evnroll Putters ER10 Outback

Just the other day (Wednesday in fact) I attended the Golf Industry Expo in Kitchener, Ontario as put on by the PGA of Ontario. While there, I discovered a number of products that at the time were under embargo. One of those products was a putter from Evnroll Putters that’s was introduced to me by the rep there as being the called ER10 Outback. Even though I was bummed that I couldn’t snap a pic or two I still took the opportunity to roll a few putts with the flatstick.

 

The Set-Up

For those that are a little unfamiliar with the Evnroll brand of putters, it’s a company that was founded by Guerin Rife (of Rife Two-Bar fame) and Steven Riley at the 2015 PGA Show. Since then, the brand has continued an upward climb into notoriety amongst golfers and have continued to creat putters with high MOI numbers. Think about an old-school blade putter and how it twists in your hands on a putt struck off of the toe. Some of you might recollect that the ER5B Murdered Out putter from 2019 finished was a finalist for a Teezy Award in the “Top Putter” Category. 

*** An important side note to point out

The new ER10 Outback putter is a mallet-style putter that continues the tradition of Evnroll producing putters with high MOI characteristics. Looking at the putter head itself there are elements that will remind you of putters from other brands. While they have similarities it’s important to note that the ER10 Outback is much different.

The term “winged” has been used partially in describing the looks of the Outback. While the picture below does give you an idea of what it looks like, you really do notice this shape in the address position. The colour scheme is black and silver. While in the address position the alignment aid really catches your attention with a “crescent moon-like” shape that seamlessly melds itself into the rest of the putter. The lines themselves are quite sharp and dynamic.

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Photo Credit: Evnroll (Twitter)

The head itself is crafted from 6061 Aluminum which is very lightweight and the “wing” is CNC milled. What’s interesting about the design is the fact that the head is lighter as the putter gets longer. For example, a 34″ putter weighs in at 370 grams (pictured above). A putter at 33″ weighs in at 385 grams. The ER10 Outback features Evnroll’s patented “Sweet Face Technology” which allows golfers to create a true roll from impact to hole.

 

The Transition

The question that you might be asking is quite simply… How’d it feel? Well let’s get into it, shall we?

The ER10 felt absolutely great while rolling putts. Much of that can be related to the “Sweet Face technology”. However, the rep also pointed out to me that the ER10 Outback is the first Evnroll putter made with an insert. Ironically enough, they had an ER5B there (remember my reference) and the ER10 Outback blew the ER5B out of the water. The ER10 Outback felt softer and more solid. The latter being a by-product of the MOI characteristics. But something needs to be said of the addition of the insert. Speaking of the MOI numbers. When asked, the rep couldn’t provide me with exact MOI numbers but said that they were “somewhere in the 10,000 range”.

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I made a point of striking putts intentionally off of the heel and the toe and I can tell you that no putts went offline in either case. When I went really extreme on a stroke where I picked it up, got handsy, and nearly whiffed off of the toe then and only then did I feel some sort of twisting in my hands. That test was another comparison that I conducted in a heads-up comparison to the ER5B from 2019.

 

The Finish

The sample size was small in the fact that all of the putts were struck from roughly 9 feet using a PuttOut putting mat. That said, it’s easy to draw a conclusion. The Evnroll Putters ER10 Outback putter is a putter that’s going to create some buzz amongst golf consumers. It offers big MOI numbers in an eye-friendly chassis. Honestly, in those pristine conditions, I couldn’t miss. Maybe being in the “real world” changes that perspective a touch. It’s early but I can see the ER10 Outback being in the running for the “Top Putter” Teezy Award in 2020.

The ER10 Outback has just come to market today. November 1, 2019.

Until The Next Tee!!

#seeuonthenexttee #fightandgrind

 

Mizuno Golf North America – Returns to the PGA Merchandise Show

One of the things that I’m most excited about attending the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show is the fact that it sees a return. Even though Mizuno Golf North America was in attendance for my first couple of shows their presence was limited to a meeting room in the Orange County Convention Center’s concourse (hallway area).

Mizuno Golf had a very nice 2018 with Tour Staff like Stacy Lewis from the LPGA Tour, Eddie Pepperell, Jhonnotan Vegas and Brooks Koepka leading the way playing their irons. For the first time since 2005 Mizuno Golf North America will be on the show floor.

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

I’m looking very forward to visiting their booth at Demo Day and on the show floor. It’s been a long time since I made swings with Mizuno Golf products. If it wasn’t the JPX EZ (2015) then it was definitely the JPX EZ range from 2014.

Please see the press release below for more information.

 

NORCROSS, Ga. – (November 14, 2018) – Mizuno, a global leader in golf equipment who is renowned for its expertise in irons, announced the company’s plans to participate in the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 22-25, in Orlando. Mizuno will offer hands-on product testing at the PGA Show Demo Day and showcase a comprehensive lineup of its newest golf equipment, bags and accessories on the PGA Show Floor to more than 40,000 attending PGA professionals, golf retailers and industry leaders from around the world.

 

“The golf industry is changing at high speed. A critical piece to Mizuno’s success has been our relationship with golf professionals – the club fitters and PGA Professionals who are engaged in the industry every day. The PGA Merchandise Show is a valuable opportunity to connect and foster important relationships that impact our business,” said Jeremy Galbreth, Director of Golf, Mizuno USA. “Mizuno has had great momentum and this was the right time for us to present ourselves again to the largest gathering of PGA Professionals in the world.”

 

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Photo Credit: Mizuno Golf Europe

 

The return to the PGA Show will layout a new vision for Mizuno in golf with focused attention around the JPX irons which have had a stand-out season on tour with two major wins. In addition, Mizuno has plans to headline highly anticipated new product releases leading up to and at the show.

 

“We are excited to welcome back Mizuno to the PGA Merchandise Show,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Event Vice President, Marc Simon. “Attending PGA Professionals and retailers value the opportunity to experience their newest products in person while interacting with their company leadership. Their presence on the PGA Show Floor and at the PGA Show Demo Day helps to build a dynamic marketplace and a valuable forum for our industry to collaborate and drive forward the business of the game.”

 

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Photo Credit: Mizuno Golf USA

 

The PGA Merchandise Show is the global golf industry’s annual summit for the business of golf hosting some 1,000 top golf companies and brands and more than 40,000 golf industry professionals. PGA Show Week begins with PGA Show Demo Day, the world’s largest professional golf testing event, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Orange County National Golf Center. During PGA Show days, Jan. 23-25, the latest equipment, technology and trends are uncovered within nearly 1 million square feet of exhibit, demonstration and meeting space of the Orange County Convention Center.

 

About Mizuno USA

 

Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufacturers and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running and volleyball equipment, apparel and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in greater Atlanta, GA.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee