Only released to the public at the 2016 PGA Show, Evnroll putters have generated a lot of interest in a short amount of time. The brainchild of long-time putter designer Guerin Rife, Evnroll putters utilize an innovative groove design which provides a more consistent roll on all putts, even those that aren’t struck in the middle of the face. This is accomplished by the varying size of the grooves in the face of the putters. The grooves are wider in the centre of the face and progressively get narrower towards the heel and the toe (see diagram below). As a result, there is more surface area toward the toe and the heel in order to transfer more force from the face to the ball which means that the ball will roll approximately the same distance on slight mishits as on centre strikes.
Another interesting feature of Evnroll putters is the weighting. The heads are 15 grams heavier than usual which allows for a 30 gram counterweight under the grip. While a longer grip is usually required when counterweighting, Evnroll’s unique weighting means the putters can be left at a players normal playing length. All of this works to create an extremely stable stroke.
Evnroll putters are CNC milled from 303 stainless steel and then hand ground at their Carlsbad, California facility. They are available in 7 different models (see gallery below) and are priced at $449 (ER1, ER2, ER3) and $489 (ER5, ER6R/B, ER7, ER8).