Guerin Rife's Evnroll putters are designed with grooves which vary in thickness from the centre to the edge of the putter face, which means that your putt should travel the same distance no matter where you strike it.
Golf equipment brands constantly talk about having forgiving faces on drivers and irons which maintain consistency even when hit off-centre, so why can't putters do the same thing?
In this review I will be testing out the new ER11vx, a large mallet which is a modified version of the ER11v and is packed full of performance-enhancing technology.
Evnroll call the ER11v putters the 'hottest' of their V-Series range, and the ER11vx is called as such because it has taken the MOI levels from high to extreme.
The putter is made from a black anodised 6061 aluminium, which is lighter than the silver steel sections to create the high MOI and features a single sightline for alignment.
There are adjustable stainless steel weights in the rear corner of the heads, which place the mass further outward to provide more stability and forgiveness.
The SweetFace technology is a unique mill pattern which sees grooves on the face used to increase the consistency of the roll across the entire area.
The model I tested is the short slant hosel which creates 15° of toe hang, and combined with the high-MOI design, is engineered to virtually eliminate the pull from your game, which Evnroll say is the most common miss in putting.
Evnroll ER11vx Putter Review
Looks and Feel
The ER11 putters are similar in looks to the Scotty Cameron Phantom X range, with a black and silver body along with red accents.
The thick alignment line travels the full length of the head and this really helps to grab your attention, which should help you with your start line.
This is a large mallet which looks big down on the ground and sits very flat, especially because of the small slant hosel. But it's on the sole of the putter where most of the action is happening.
There is a hollowed out section which helps to raise MOI by moving weight to the sides, and it also doubles up as a useful tool for helping to scoop up the ball without having to bend down.
The face is all black which helps to disguise the grooves on the putter face, which are printed on rather than added using an insert.
The putter sounds a bit louder at impact than the Evnroll Zero that I tested recently, and it is a bit lighter in weight too.
I did still manage to feel the head turning over a bit to the left even with the anti-pull technology, but all in all I felt very confident with the putter and it sat really nicely at address. The thick white line made alignment easy and I was delighted with the pure roll and consistency.
This is the first time that I have tested a putter for Golfalot which is from a company that only makes putters, so I was interested to see if just focusing on one club can really make a difference to performance.
The answer is - it is very good. I feel like Evnroll have gone to great lengths to ensure that everything is very high quality, all the way to the grip and the headcover.
It is an excellent, futuristic design which sits nice and square at address. The roll was my favourite part of the whole testing, I was so impressed. The SweetFace design really did work, and my distance control was great even on a couple of greens which were undergoing maintenance.
I conducted a head to head competition between the Evnroll Zero (a putter that I also really liked) and the ER11vx, and it was a comfortable victory for the ER11vx. I holed three putts in a row from 3, 6 and 9 feet, and felt so confident standing over the ball.
Evnroll ER11vx Putter Verdict
I could easily put this club in the bag and use it for the rest of the season, I loved testing it.
It is incredibly expensive at £409 but these putters are not mass produced, and so you feel like every single one has had the full attention of those who created it.
You really need to be invested in your golf to justify this price tag, but as I always say you can have your putter in the bag for decades, so if you find something you like and that works, there's no harm in spending some money on the club that you use more than any other.
All in all, it's a fantastic feeling and performing putter with a great design that is constructed with precision and care. Watch out, Scotty Cameron...
Who is it aimed at?
Anyone looking for a mallet putter could benefit from this. It's easy to line up, feels great, and provides forgiveness and a consistent roll.
Would I use it?
Yes, definitely. It might even find its way into my bag this year!
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